All right! All right! Who's the grinch in the Newport Beach Fire Department who blocked the windows in the front doors of the Santa Barbara station so that little children (and especially their grandfather) can't see the apparatus anymore?
Still, we agree that somebody has a touch of class. There are bells on the engine and the hook and ladder.
And wouldn't it be great if the firemen wore real helmets like they do in New York and Chicago?
LEONARD F. BURKE