Letters to the editor: Mulch is combustible, good deed noted, another rate increase

Keep mulch, bark 3 to 5 feet from home

Mulch or bark can be valuable because they conserve moisture and reduce weed growth.

However, as I’ve witnessed firsthand, especially last week while assisting with the Poinsettia fire in Carlsbad, mulch and bark are highly combustible and very receptive to flying embers. Homes, which were several streets over from the main fire, had fires in their yards because of flammable ground cover, and some of these spread to fencing that was attached to the homes.

The fire service reminds homeowners not to use combustible ground covering like bark and mulch within 3 to 5 feet of their home.

For more information, please visit readysandiego.org.

Cal Fire Battalion Chief Burke Kremensky

Ramona Spirits lifted by act of integrity, goodness On May 7, I picked up several items at the 99¢ store in Ramona on my way to a Ramona High School volleyball match. After the RHS victory, I checked for my credit card and was horrified not to find it. I rushed back to my busy cashier, Jillene, asking if she or anyone had seen my card. She kindly and efficiently asked what type of card and bank. I answered and she paged the manager. My card was retrieved from their safe, and I asked who had turned it in. The manager pointed to Jillene and said she had found it in the parking lot on her break. I appreciated not only my card but the lift of my spirits for the integrity, honesty and goodness of people — even for a complete stranger — like Jillene did for me.

Susan Carr

Ramona Another day, another district rate increase Another day, another rate increase from Ramona Municipal Water District. In the interest of the public good, I am thinking of giving all my future paychecks directly to RMWD. These money wasters will not be happy until they get all of our money. When does this ever end? The next rubber stamp for rate increases (oh sorry, public hearing) is June 24, with the proposed increase coming July 1. Stop with the circus already and just increase the rate, which you will do anyway. I am tired of RMWD’s excuses. Mismanagement is not the word here. I believe it is called malfeasance.

Chris Dennis

Ramona

   
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