This makes me incredibly upset.
Why, exactly, do these Bay Area Air Quality Management District people have the authority to tell me I can't have a fire in my own fireplace?
Gentlemen and ladies, I call upon you - on the Spare the Air days, when this ban is in effect, light up a cigarette (preferably 10 cigarettes), your bbq, anything licitly proscribed, to protest this ridiculous ban.
There's nothing wrong with Spare the Air days. There *is* something wrong with invading the home when no illegal or intrinsically harmful activities are being performed therein.