The past few years have seen some world-changing events, but nearly five years ago, our area went through a community-changing one. The impact that the Thomas Fire and subsequent 1/9 Debris Flow had on the area can still be felt today. Yes, in the hardship it brought, but also the strength, tenacity, and heart that came forward during those challenging times. As we approach the five-year anniversary of the 1/9 Debris Flow, we are asking for community members to share their stories with us and the readers so that our individual and shared experiences can help each other commemorate this momentous moment. These stories will be published in our January 5th issue along with more details on the 5th anniversary event. Please send any stories, thoughts, or input to firstname.lastname@example.org.