- Aug 6, 2014
- Victory in Ventura: Koch-Backed Forces Drop Pension Grab Fight
It's official: An effort to wipe out secure public pensions in Ventura County is dead. Anti-retirement ideologues have dropped a legal effort to force the measure back on the ballot.
- Aug 4, 2014
- Ventura Co. Firefighters Hail Decision on Anti-Pension Measure
While the fight is still far from over, Ventura County firefighters and public workers are praising a judge's has ruled that a county initiative eliminating defined-benefit pensions violates state law and should be removed from the November ballot.
- Jul 25, 2014
- CPF Firevision - Ventura County Pension Attack
A well-funded Ventura County ballot initiative, backed by outside interests including the Koch Brothers, has put the very concept of a secure retirement on trial. The measure, ticketed for the November ballot, would eliminate all defined benefit pensions, including those providing for the survivors of fallen firefighters and law enforcement officers.
- Jul 23, 2014
- Pension Cutters Reveal Bigger Agenda in Ventura Co. Ballot Fight
Anti-retirement hard liners are acknowledging that their well-funded ballot campaign in Ventura County is part of a bigger agenda to eliminate secure pensions everywhere. "This is meant to be a template for other counties," says Jon Coupal of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association.
- Jul 21, 2014
- Daniel A. Terry Scholarship Application Deadline July 30
Children of fallen firefighters can apply for up to $2,000 in scholarship grants through the Daniel A. Terry Scholarship Program. The 2014 deadline for applying is July 30.
- Jul 16, 2014
- Gov. Signs Bill Extending Memorial Tax Check-Off
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation honoring the sacrifice of California’s fallen public safety heroes. Assembly Bill 1561 by Assemblymember Fred Rodriguez (D-Los Angeles) extends the current voluntary tax check-offs for the California Firefighters Memorial and the California Peace Officers Memorial to 2021.
- Jul 1, 2014
- CPF Firevision - 2014 Safety Stand Down
The California fire service has come together to call for a Safety Stand Down this Thursday, July 3, 2014 The Stand Down encourages departments to review critical wildfire safety procedures ahead of what promises to be a blistering fire season.
- Jun 30, 2014
- Statewide Wildfire Safety Stand Down Set for July 3
- May 27, 2014
- Air Force Wife Anonymously Pays for Vacaville FFs Groceries
In a humbling act of generosity on Memorial Day weekend, an anonymous Air Force spouse thanked Vacaville firefighters Sunday by paying for their groceries when an emergency call forced them to leave station shopping unfinished.
- May 16, 2014
- S.D. Fires Top 10,000 Acres - First Confirmed Fatality
A burst of heat-assisted wildfires continued to roar through portions of San Diego County, with total acreage burned topping 10,000. The largest blaze is at Camp Pendleton. A body was discovered in a transient camp, the first confirmed fatality.