Letters to the Editor - Sierra Booster
Letters to the Editor

Ladies and Gentlemen,
Forgive me for sending a rerun newsletter, but the deadline for mechanized fuel reduction is approaching. Please consider this important land improvement as insurance against devastating fire losses on the properties that you own or manage. Contact the local fire safe council in your area for assistance.

Fire and Rain
Nevada County http://www.areyoufiresafe.com/
Yuba County http://yubafiresafe.org/
Placer County http://www.placerfirealliance.org/
Sierra County http://www.sierracountyfiresafe.org/
Butte County https://www.facebook.com/buttefiresafe/
El Dorado County http://www.edcfiresafe.org/
All Counties http://www.cafiresafecouncil.org/fire-safe-councils/find-a-local-fire-safe-council/
Andy Cassano
Nevada City Engineering, Inc.

April is National Car Care Month
Invest Tax Refund in Auto Care and Earn Valuable Dividends
Dear Editor,
It is tax time and although you may be thinking of ways to splurge with your tax refund, why not consider something more practical? By simply allocating a portion to vehicle maintenance and service, you will realize big dividends in the form of safety and dependability.
The financial benefits of auto care don't stop there. Your vehicle will perform more efficiently, saving money at the pump, and its useful life will be extended, postponing the major expense of purchasing a new car.
With proper care, the typical vehicle should deliver at least 200,000 miles of safe, dependable performance.

National Car Care Month in April is the ideal time to perform common routine maintenance and repairs, including checking the oil, filters and fluids, belts and hoses, brakes, tires and the HVAC system. The non-profit Car Care Council also recommends an annual tune-up and wheel alignment.
To help you get the most out of your vehicle investment and protect its long-term value, visit the Car Care Council's website at www.carcare.org to order your free copy of the 80-page Car Care Guide and sign up for the free custom service schedule.
Rich White
Executive Director
Car Care Council, Bethesda, MD 20814-3415

My name is Michael Pigoni. My grandparents, Bison & Lois Robinson lived Loyalton for many years. In fact I use to spend many summers there when I was very young. My grandparents moved out of town around 1985. I got your email from the Sierra Booster which my mother still subscribes to.
What I am in writing about is back in the 70's when my grandparents use to live there, there was a wild plant that grew out in the pastures that was use to make "Squaw Tea" by brewing the stems in hot water. It was thought to be useful for the relief of arthritis and joint pain. Many of the older residents believed in this elixir.
I am curious if anyone still searches and harvests this plant as I am interested in acquiring some. I would be willing to hire someone to pick some and send it to me. Not looking for a lot but enough to make a few pots for my mother who also use to drink it and feels it could help her pains. I would truly appreciate if you could provide any information or insight on this.
I always enjoyed my time there with my grandparents, especially in the winter when there was snow to ride my grandfather's snowmobile in the school lot behind the house. Still enjoy reading the Booster.
Michael Pigoni
Battalion Chief / Operations
El Cerrito Fire Department
(510) 812-4503

Submitted: 04/07/17
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