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Or develop public workshops with Cal Fire on how to make structures more fire safe, design water harvesting systems, use fire-resistant plants in landscaping and develop neighborhood emergency exit plans.

And whatever happened to those emergency sirens we used to hear the first Friday of every month during the Cold War? Those would have alerted just about everyone in their radius.

It’s just plain sickening to watch the vultures circling with full page ads and promises of retribution before the last embers have even died. And guess who ultimately pays for these lawsuits? All of us with higher insurance and power rates.

LESLEY BRABYN

Bodega

Disparaging label

EDITOR: This is in regard to Sunday’s story headlined: “Recreational pot use coming, ready or not.” I searched your online edition and nowhere found you referring to wine, beer or liquor as “booze.” Yet you seem to be comfortable referring to cannabis as “pot.” Aren’t pot and booze in the same categories of slang? Or are you just a sore loser having opposed the legalization of recreational cannabis and now want to cast an oblique shadow? Just wondering.

JIM SPAHR

Lakeport

Metal roofs

EDITOR: I, like so many others, am still in shock over the tremendous losses due to the fires. I have lived in Hawaii off and on over the past 20 years and have an observation. Most all of the roofs there are made of metal. Metal doesn’t burn. It seems obvious to me that planning departments, individual homeowners and businesses should seriously consider the value of metal roofs. They are available in many colors, and you can walk on them, and they don’t leak. They last a long time. From my experience it is a perfect roof material. You rarely see a Hawaiian watering down his roof in the event of a fire. It would be wise to plan on minimizing flammable roofing material in future construction.

JULIAN M. LIFSCHIZ

Santa Rosa

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