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So Your Teenager Wants A Driver's License?

Learning to drive is a challenge, one that begins before teens ever put foot to pedal. The process of getting a license to operate a motor vehicle may be confusing, and requires navigating a series of steps in the proper order. Ray Delgatto is an expert on the subject of teen driving. He and wife Tami own All American Mountain ...

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Make A Family Plan – Have 2 Ways Out!

Written by Karen Guillemin National Fire Prevention Week is the perfect time to plan your escape It’s 3 a.m. You and your family are sound asleep and awake to the beeping smoke alarm. You are tired and confused from the effects of the smoke. You know you need to get to safety, but when you head for the front door, ...

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Breaking News – HJTA Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Fire Tax

October 4, 2012 Class Action could qualify 825,000 property owners for a Fire Tax refund SACRAMENTO – Today the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association filed a class action lawsuit to provide relief to nearly one million California property owners who received bills from the State for a new “fire prevention fee” which the lawsuit claims is illegal.

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Big Rig Crashes Through Crossing Gate – Dozens Injured

HANFORD – Nearly 50 people were injured on Monday, Oct. 1, near Hanford when a tractor-trailer rig failed to stop at a railroad crossing and struck a south-bound Amtrak train, derailing two passenger cars and a locomotive. Amtrak’s San Joaquin, consisting of four passenger cars and a locomotive, had just left the Hanford Amtrak station, headed for Bakersfield on the ...

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New Law Reforms CEQA for Road Safety Projects

Reform bill was nearly two years in the making SACRAMENTO – Public safety must come first. That’s the thinking behind a new law that makes it easier for cities and counties to make minor roadway safety improvements without having to go through a long process of environmental studies and jump through other costly and time-delaying hoops.

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New Law Prohibits Cash-Grabbing ADA Lawsuits

Governor agrees to halt abuse of disability access law SACRAMENTO – California’s business owners have been plagued for decades by lawsuits aimed at getting cash for lawyers and their handicapped clients. It’s been especially hard on small businesses in towns where most buildings were constructed long before the Americans with Disabilities Act became federal law in 1990. In fact, nearly ...

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If You Text It, They Will Ticket

Central Valley CHP announces “zero-tolerance” cell phone use campaign CALIFORNIA – The California Highway Patrol is not fooling around with people texting and driving. From Sept. 17 – 21, the CHP intends to send a strong message: If you’re caught using a cell phone or texting while driving, you will be cited. Due to the increase in the number of ...

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Got Mangoes? Read This Before Eating

CDPH Warns Not to Eat Daniella-Brand Mangoes SACRAMENTO – Certain mangoes imported from Mexico may be contaminated with the potentially deadly Salmonella bacteria, and should not be eaten, according to California Department of Public Health Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Ron Chapman. Chapman last week warned people not to eat recalled Daniella-brand mangoes because of the danger of ...

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‘American Pickers’ is Searching For You!

If you’ve got a barn full of old bicycles, or you’re a collector with lots of odd things in your shed, the producers of “American Pickers” are looking for you. The History Channel’s big hit, with Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, is coming to California in search of oddball items, fascinating characters, and interesting historical collections to rummage through in ...

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Valley Woman Dies Of West Nile Virus

An elderly woman died today in a Fresno County hospital from complications of West Nile Virus, according to the Fresno Mosquito and Vector Control District. This is the second death so far, from the 26 cases of the virus reported in California this year, including seven cases in Fresno County, according to Dr. Edward L. Moreno director of the Fresno ...

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