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Is Your Family Reality-TV Funny? MTV Wants You

CALIFORNIA – Is your family the Mexican version of My Big Fat Greek Wedding? Are you of Mexican descent and come from a big family? Do you laugh a lot and think your family is crazy when everyone gets together? Do some of your older family members embarrass you with the things they say?

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Fire Tax Scheduled For Court Hearing

CALIFORNIA – The class action lawsuit filed by Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) challenging the “fire prevention fee” as an illegal tax under Proposition 13, is scheduled for a hearing in Sacramento Superior Court on Friday, July 19. “This lawsuit is at a critical crossroad,” says HJTA in a message from their website http://firetaxprotest.org/.

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One Killed, Four Injured When Tree Falls At Camp

TUOLUMNE COUNTY – A counselor at Camp Tawonga, located just outside Yosemite National Park near Hetch Hetchy, was killed on Wednesday, July 3, when a tree fell at the campfire circle outside the dining hall. The Executive Director of Camp Tawonga, Ken Kramarz, confirms that Annais Rittenberg, was killed and four other adult staff were injured and taken to local ...

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Share Your Photos With America

Invitation from Tim Fullerton AMERICA – The U.S. Department of the Interior manages some of America’s most breathtaking national parks, national wildlife refuges and other public lands. That is why I am excited to invite you to join our new photo project, Summer in America’s Great Outdoors. Our goal is to create a large photo collection of all the fun ...

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FBI Warns Of Scams & Spam Re: Boston Marathon Explosion

Posted by Robert O’Conner on calfire.blogspot.com On Apr. 15, two explosions occurred near the finish line of the Boston Marathon causing death and injury to spectators, as well as participants of the marathon. While Americans feel the need to assist or contribute to those affected by this tragedy; criminals see it as way to exploit contributor’s kindness. History has shown ...

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Legislation To Repeal Rural Fire Fee Fails

CALIFORNIA – A bill authored by Senator Ted Gaines, (R-Rocklin), to repeal the $150 rural fire fee being assessed against some Californians, failed to make it out of committee on Tuesday, defeated by a 4-3 vote in the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee. The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) encouraged people to come out and show their support of ...

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Warning About Free iPhone App For TSP

Anyone with a Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), which is a retirement savings and investment plan for federal employees and members of the armed forces, is being warned about the dangers of a free iPhone app available at the Apple App Store. Program officials on the TSP website caution that this app could pose a security risk, and is not sanctioned ...

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Red Cross Celebrates Real Heroes

CALIFORNIA – Each year the American Red Cross honors “Real Heroes” at Red Cross chapters across the country. The benevolent acts of these heroes embody the true spirit of the mission of the Red Cross: prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies. In your darkest hour, a stranger comes to your rescue; the quick steps of a ...

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Update On HJTA Lawsuit Against Rural Fire Fee

CALIFORNIA – In October 2012, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) filed a lawsuit against several California agencies, arguing that what has become known as the “Rural Fire Fee,” was an illegal violation of Prop. 13. Assembly Bill 29×1 required over 800,000 property owners in State Responsibility Areas to pay $150 per habitable structure for what was called a “fire ...

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