- May 22, 2013
- Anti-Pension Ballot Wave Crests as Court Problems Arise
No new anti-pension measures are being eyed at either the state or local level in California, and those that have passed are facing increasing difficulty in the courts. With pension funds at record levels and voter indifference rising, the anti-retirement tide may have finally ebbed.
- May 9, 2013
- CPF Firevision -- L.A. Arsonist Parole Fight
The convicted murderer who set a North Hollywood arson fire that killed 34-year-old L.A. City firefighter Thomas Taylor in 1981 is eligible to be released from prison. Watch and share and find out why Mario Catanio deserves to stay behind bars.
- May 6, 2013
- Massive Springs Fire Approaches Containment With No Homes Lost
Rain and cooler temperatures provided a much-needed break for firefighters battling the 28,000 acre Springs Fire in Ventura County. But the real miracle may have been the work of the firefighters themselves.
- May 2, 2013
- Windswept Fires Force Evacuations in Two Counties
Windswept wildland fires in Riverside and Ventura counties have forced the evacuation of hundreds of local residents, the leading edge of what could be a record-setting fire season.
- Apr 29, 2013
- CalPERS Erases Investment Losses From Recession
CalPERS' investment portfolio hit a record $261.7 billion last Friday, earning back all of the investment losses suffered as a result of the 2008 market meltdown.
- Apr 26, 2013
- Fire Activity Up in Wildlands - Bad Fire Season Looms
Drought conditions in California have caused a 45% increase in wildland fire activity, signaling the early beginning of a potentially bad fire season.
- Mar 18, 2013
- Local Govt. Lobbyist Spending Close to $100 Million
Cities and counties are far and away the biggest spenders on lobbying at the California State Capitol. According to the LA Times, local agencies spent nearly $100 million last year on lobbying, a total that "dwarfs" spending by unions, oil companies and energy firms.
- Mar 6, 2013
- Misleading Sac Bee Editorial Attacks Firefighter Survivor Benefits
The Sacramento Bee has renewed an attack on legislation aimed at easing a 100-year-old restriction on firefighter survivor benefits in a harsh, and in CPF's view, misleading editorial
- Mar 4, 2013
- CPF Firevision - CFFJAC Career Expos
Building the Next Generation: This May, would-be firefighters will have the chance to meet department reps and learn if they have what it takes at the annual Career Expos in Orange and Livermore, co-sponsored by CPF through the CFFJAC and its Women's Commission.
- Feb 28, 2013
- Furloughs, FIRE Act, SAFER Cuts Loom in Budget Fight
More than 700 California firefighters are scheduled to get layoff notices tomorrow, and local public safety grants face steep cuts ... all courtesy of the latest round of federal budget brinksmanship.