High winds, shaky ground, dinner by candlelight


This week’s high winds and low humidity came as a stark reminder that fire season is upon us and conditions for another emergency are ripe. Fire rages in nearby Santa Barbara. And lest we not forget, we also live in earthquake country. A magnitude-3.6 temblor nudged eastern Ventura County last month. Who knows when the next “big one” might occur.
September was National Preparedness Month, a wake-up call for families and communities to take steps now and prepare for the many emergencies that have...

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