It's that time of year. The cold fronts and rain storms are pushing new air into the Valley. After a good storm, you can step out on your front porch and smell the fresh smoke.
It is time for The Bee to repeat the story of wood-burning in the Valley and how it is damaging people's health. I live in a middle-class neighborhood where plenty of people have new cars in their driveways. Yet every fall you see loads of wood being delivered. Apparently the cost of wood has not gone up enough.
If the county and city need some new taxes, wood for fireplaces is a good target.