hehe! In this case, I'm pretty sure that "VC" means "Ventura County" :-) See
I agree about the U.S. Forest service being completely mismanaged....many people will die and lose their homes needlessly this year as a result of their political game-playing and incompetence.
The fire in Alpine CA came within a half mile of my sister's home last year. That's the fire that wiped out much of Julian.