Town Square

Post a New Topic

Wood-burning banned for 11th straight day

Original post made on Dec 17, 2013

Bay Area residents will be banned from burning wood for the 11th straight day on Wednesday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 1:24 PM

Comments (9)

Posted by Alex, a resident of The Crossings
on Dec 17, 2013 at 3:21 pm

Just wondering if PG&E co-sponsors those Spare the Air alerts?!

Posted by The Sims, a resident of St. Francis Acres
on Dec 17, 2013 at 3:29 pm

No, but Sims Metal Recycling does.

Posted by Rossta, a resident of Waverly Park
on Dec 17, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Rossta is a registered user.

I hope Sims gets a Spare the Air violation fine for what they did to our air today. My lungs hurt. My kids were kept indoors at school with no PE or recess because of them.

Posted by Spotter, a resident of Castro City
on Dec 17, 2013 at 4:45 pm

Alex, only the local tin foil hatters think that.

Posted by Hmm , a resident of Monta Loma
on Dec 17, 2013 at 4:52 pm

Lets see, we have a fire on the coast down south and we have a chemical fire to the north.

It must be all the wood burning that people do to create all this bad air. That's the logic the Govt. trying to feed people.

Do we really need a 300+ member agency to tell us the air is not good?

Posted by MmHmm, a resident of Rengstorff Park
on Dec 17, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Hmm, that might be the logic you're hearing, but I'm pretty sure the rest of us hear it as "The air really messed up now, so don't add to the mess by burning wood"
And yes, it would be nice if it didn't need to be said, but many, many people are complete and utter selfish <self edited>'s so thus we have the need to protect the masses from the morons...again.

Posted by parent, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Dec 17, 2013 at 6:16 pm

Bay Area air quality is currently worse than Beijing: Web Link

Posted by Duke, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Dec 17, 2013 at 7:09 pm

300 Spare the Air people running around like Chicken Little yelling "The Sky is Falling, The Sky is falling" is a perfect example of the Peter Principal. I can find no reliable independent study that confirms what they say about wood smoke. But, Southeast Asia and the Philippines have outlawed 2-stroke (leaf blower type) engines, as has the US National Park Service on many American lakes and in parks. Every leaf blower that buzz's 10 hours every day unabated just pumps unburned fuel, dirt and animal excretment pollution into the air. Diesel engines have been proven to be a major source of pollution and they idle at stops all day long, every day.
Nothing is done.
There is something seriously wrong with this entire picture.
ABAG needs to rethink where Spare the Air should really direct their efforts.

Posted by Rerun, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Dec 18, 2013 at 6:50 am

Same rants, same crowd, the clear thinkers have moved on. You should too.

If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

The dress code
By Jessica T | 21 comments | 1,850 views

. . . People will never forget how you made them feel.
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,208 views

September food and drink goings on
By Elena Kadvany | 0 comments | 1,208 views

Tour Ends! LMU, Pepperdine, Mount St. Mary’s, Otis, Santa Monica, CSU Fullerton
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 2 comments | 1,054 views

Camp Glamp
By Laura Stec | 6 comments | 1,007 views