- Nov 18, 2014
- Ventura Co. Firefighters Hospitalized Battling Santa Paula Hazmat Fire
At least five people, including three Ventura Co. firefighters, were hospitalized after an early-morning vacuum truck explosion and fire Thursday in Santa Paula. Residents within a mile of the explosion site were evacuated, as the fire continued to burn in the afternoon.
- Oct 1, 2014
- US Bankruptcy Judge Sides With Wall St. in Stockton Decision
In a decision that could pad Wall St. bottom lines and devastate local public safety, a federal bankruptcy judge has ruled that Stockton could, if it chooses, sever its ties with CalPERS. Stockton lawyers say such a move could provoke the loss of 60% of its police and firefighters.
- Sep 16, 2014
- Fierce Nor Cal Blaze Torches 100 Homes, Thousands Evacuated
A sudden and explosive wildfire near the Oregon border has destroyed 100 homes just south of Weed, at the base of Mt. Shasta. Nearly 2,000 have been forced to evacuate and some 800 firefighters are on scene battling the blaze.
- Aug 27, 2014
- Foundation SAVE Cards Aid Napa Earthquake Victims
Napa City firefighters, working round the clock since early Sunday morning, are offering an extra helping hand for families hit hardest by this weekend’s 6.0 earthquake.
- 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.