Throw the book
Re: “Firefighters save Del Cerro from Adobe Fire” [Volume 24, Issue 6 or bit.ly/2K7vO5U]
It was shocking to see (in person — not the inadequate photo with the article) the actual devastation of all the palm trees.
In order to lessen the probability of the two 12-year-olds becoming adult arsonists, they should be subject to extensive community service (e.g. burn victims’ assistance, etc.) and substantial recovery costs from their parents.
Looking forward to a follow-up article on the penalties proposed.
— Art Ballantyne, San Carlos