In case you missed Kevin's link, here's Mark Gold's post on his Heal the Bay blog about the ongoing battle over sewage in Paradise Cove. Residents have struggled with city and state agencies, and with the Cove management for decades. Here's a shot of a sewage flow back in 2007, before the new septic system was installed. Are things any better? Read Mark's piece and you'll see what he thinks.
Meanwhile, here's something else we worry about when the winter winds get to blowing -- miles and miles of power lines amid the tinder-dry brush.