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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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Sierra Nat’l Forest Seeks Public Input On Off-Highway Vehicle Grants

CLOVIS – The public is invited to give their input on the Sierra National Forest’s 2013 State Off-Highway Motor Vehicle (OHV) grant application during an open house on Mar. 14 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at 1600 Tollhouse Rd. This year the State has funds available for education, operation and maintenance, law enforcement and restoration projects, and the Sierra National ...

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Rural Fire Fee – Next Round Of Bills On The Way

CALIFORNIA – Homeowners in designated State Responsibility Areas (SRA) throughout the state will soon be receiving another bill for what has become known as the Rural Fire Fee. Beginning in 2012, anyone living in an SRA is required to pay $150 per habitable structure on their property. An SRA is an area where the state bears the primary responsibility for ...

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Caltrans Widens Highway 99

New Highway Widening Project Will Deliver More Traffic Congestion Relief to State Route 99 FRESNO – Caltrans has begun work on a $68 million highway widening project that will reduce congestion and improve the movement of agricultural goods on Highway 99 in Fresno and Madera counties. “This is good for Fresno and Madera residents and will serve farmers for decades,” ...

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Postal Service To Stop Saturday Mail Delivery

WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service announced plans today to transition to a new delivery schedule during the week of Aug. 5, 2013 that includes package delivery Monday through Saturday, and mail delivery Monday through Friday. The Postal Service expects to generate cost savings of approximately $2 billion annually, once the plan is fully implemented.

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