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- Apr 30, 2016: Last day of backyard burn season in Santa Cruz County. Per this document, all open burns in Santa Cruz County now require a permit from Cal Fire in addition to whatever is needed from the MBAQMD.
- Mar 17, 2016: A fire destroyed a home in the area of Twin Lanes Road. Santa Cruz Sentinel article.
- Mar 13, 2016: LPVFR volunteer Kirstin Snook died in a car accident today. Her energy and enthusiasm will be sorely missed.
- Feb 12, 2016: A nice article was published in the Santa Cruz Sentinel about LPVFR's new engine.
- Feb 6, 2016: December 2015 and January 2016 saw huge numbers of vehicle accidents in our response area. (42 and 24, respectively.) See the Incident Statistics pages for more details. Clearly the rains caused most of them, and we're not out of winter yet. Please drive carefully!
- Jan 9, 2016: Incident Statistics for Dec 2015 - and thus the entire year - are up on the site.
- Jan 2, 2016: Spare the air alert in Santa Clara county and other areas under the control of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. For more information, see www.sparetheair.org.
- Dec 31, 2015: An evening fire destroyed a home in Redwood Estates. If you'd like to assist the family that was displaced, one option is here: https://www.gofundme.com/jsh3qgqk.
- Dec 31, 2015 - Jan 3, 2016: Spare the air alert for the San Lorenzo Valley. For more information see www.montereybaycleanair.org.
- Dec 1, 2015: The backyard burn season has opened in Santa Cruz County. For more information, see the Santa Cruz County Backyard Burn Rules page. Note that there is no backyard burn season in Santa Clara County.
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