Jan. 4, 2023, is not a day Marcela Cordova will soon forget.

On that stormy day, wind speeds as high as 44 mph were recorded on the coast, and her Moss Beach home, where the college student lives with her parents and two sisters, lost power. Fortunately, the electricity was still on at her father’s auto repair shop. The family made its way there and waited. Around 11 p.m., Cordova went back to the house to check on her three cats.

April Seager is a staff writer covering events and endeavors in the Coastside community. She received a master of arts in German literature from Brigham Young University and completed graduate work in German studies at Washington University in St. Louis.  

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Cid Young

My question is why was the tree removal permit not granted when there has been a fee waiver in place since the 2020 CZU Fires, in the Unincorporated areas ( extended to July 1st 2023, by the County to encourage people to reduce the fuel laid on private property.


This situation is not unique. I know of three homes in El Granada that were rendered uninhabitable. And that's just on my street.

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