The series of talks - Living with Fire, being organized for Jan 30 by Joe Rowitzer, has been postponed. Fire is clearly something we will have to live with. Dealing with fire is a process that can be informed by the many Agency and University of California research and extension projects. We are exploring the potential of co-hosting a series of public lectures on fire in the Santa Lucias. We envision having input from the fire protection agencies and UC. Maybe a series of speakers on topics like managing fuel around structures, prescribed fire, fire and Sudden Oak Death, effects of fire on hydrology, fire and wildlife, etc. Venues for the talks would include Hastings for the upper Carmel Valley community, maybe some larger hall in the lower Carmel Valley and another in Big Sur. But, it will take some time to get this organized. So, keep checking...more later.