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Dave™
Sun Aug 30 2020, 12:10PM Email Thread Print View

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Wow! This is scary. While I realized the number was up, I didn't realize it was up 270% over last year. From today's LA Times:

2020-08-30_illegal_campfires.pdf

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KK
Mon Aug 31 2020, 08:43AM

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On Saturday, there were a group of young adults on a vacant lot across the street from us. I was outside doing some yard work. All of a sudden I see a BIG puff of blue smoke and one of the girls screaming “Put it out, put it out!” I ran back into the house and called the fire department. Within 5 minutes city, county and forestry were here. I waited to hear from them what happened. Well, it was a gender reveal party! The blue smoke to reveal the baby’s gender. I was embarrassed but the firemen said, don’t be! They were trespassing on private property! The property is for sale and is posted NO trespassing! We would rather roll on something like this, than to actually have something get out of control.
This is a 10 acre lot. There are many people that we see trespassing on the acreage around us. With their kids, dogs, keeps and cars. It has become out of control. Same thing in the forest with all the fires. Campgrounds are full on weekends so many people think they can just camp anywhere and have campfires. I feel it is all due to COVID. The number of people here all week long is crazy. People doing what ever they feel entitled to do. I am surprised our town has not been burnt to the ground. Thank you Firemen for keeping us safe from the entitled people!
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Mon Aug 31 2020, 09:50AM

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270% is insane....Fire Risk is Extremely High right now too. SMH.


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KK wrote ...

On Saturday, there were a group of young adults on a vacant lot across the street from us. I was outside doing some yard work. All of a sudden I see a BIG puff of blue smoke and one of the girls screaming “Put it out, put it out!” I ran back into the house and called the fire department. Within 5 minutes city, county and forestry were here. I waited to hear from them what happened. Well, it was a gender reveal party! The blue smoke to reveal the baby’s gender. I was embarrassed but the firemen said, don’t be! They were trespassing on private property! The property is for sale and is posted NO trespassing! We would rather roll on something like this, than to actually have something get out of control.
This is a 10 acre lot. There are many people that we see trespassing on the acreage around us. With their kids, dogs, keeps and cars. It has become out of control. Same thing in the forest with all the fires. Campgrounds are full on weekends so many people think they can just camp anywhere and have campfires. I feel it is all due to COVID. The number of people here all week long is crazy. People doing what ever they feel entitled to do. I am surprised our town has not been burnt to the ground. Thank you Firemen for keeping us safe from the entitled people!


Thanks KK for doing what you did! I have a bunch of those for emergency use, on a paved road or street, not in dry brush. They are basically an incendiary device that smokes, not a smoke machine with no fire. For anybody to use one and not know what it is, is asinine. Especially during extremely hot and dry conditions, or in any condition for that matter. They are illegal, just as fireworks are in/near the forest.

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Sportyj
Oct 21 : 07:46pm
I got a text that my ballot was counted! Wahoo! So anyone else who is waiting (after using the drop boxes) it took exactly one week.

Sportyj
Oct 21 : 04:42pm
MtnTeach - the ballot boxes aren’t third party. They are official county elections office drop boxes.

MtnTeach
Oct 21 : 04:12pm
Dropped off mines directly at the post office, don't need a 3rd party. Ballottrax worked fine for me!

wisteria1
Oct 21 : 04:09pm
7:30 a.m. Tues - given to mail lady at Crestline Post Office
8:02 a.m. Wed - notified by ballottrax that my ballot had been received by USPS
1:16 p.m. Wed - notified my ballot had been received by SB Registrar of Voters

USPS worked fine!

Humble Daisy
Oct 21 : 03:46pm
I dropped my ballot in the dropbox at the Crestline library a couple of weeks ago, it took about a week for ballot tracker to notify me that my ballot had been received and counted.

Airport Razz
Oct 21 : 03:41pm
Yes, I was so politely informed by the Big Bear Postmaster that putting anything in the box outside is no guarantee it will get processed. They even tried to extend that non-responsibility to the box inside the PO. So basically he was telling me my mail no matter where I put it, will maybe get delivered, depending on how the post office feels that day. Amazing.

SCM ALERT🚨
Oct 21 : 03:40pm
USFS: Volunteers this past Saturday covered 488 graffiti tags, took out 5 illegal campfire rings and removed 187 pounds of trash along Deep Creek and Hesperia Falls.

The forest partnered with the @MojaveDesertLT and the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Great work volunteers! 🤝 [Click Here]

Casadelgado
Oct 21 : 03:40pm
Sport, I believe the only couple I asked said 4 days but I'll text them and ask again. All were impressed with the tracking service.

Kel
Oct 21 : 03:27pm
I dod, however, use the indoor drop at the Post Office rather than an outside box.

Kel
Oct 21 : 03:24pm
Official Absentee ballot instructs us to go to SBCountyElections.com. I dropped mine on 10/17, it was received at the SB County registrar on 10/20.

Sportyj
Oct 21 : 03:19pm
Casadelgado - Did they say how long it took for them to show up as received?

Sportyj
Oct 21 : 03:19pm
Dave - ha ha I don't know why I assumed you dropped them off last Monday! Keep me posted if yours is updated any time soon.

Casadelgado
Oct 21 : 02:14pm
We have 3 friends who used the drop box at the Library and they all have been received by the tracking. Dropping ours off tomorrow.

Rheya
Oct 21 : 01:32pm
We mailed our ballots and got confirmation that they are where they need to be

Dave™
Oct 21 : 01:21pm
@Sportyj: No, it was just two days ago.


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