July 30, 2014, San Jose Mercury News - "It's the driest year since the drought years of the mid-1970s. To keep us fire-safe and defend and protect your homes, our Saratoga Fire District and the city of Saratoga, along with their Fire Safe partners, are offering a "Free Chipping Program." You clear weeds and excess brush around your home, and they will chip away. It's a wonderful way to help keep you and your neighbors Fire Safe. For information, visit saratogafire.org."