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Oct 5, 2015
Failed Ex-Pols Launch New Broadside Against Retirement Security

Despite an embarrassing failure in their first attempt, two ex-politicians are doubling down in their assault on public service with two new ballot proposals attacking retirement security for firefighters, teachers, nurses and other public workers. 

Aug 14, 2015
LODD: LAFD Pilot/Firefighter Steven Robinson

United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, Local 112 is saddened to announce the death of LAFD Pilot/Firefighter Steven Robinson. Brother Robinson died August 9, 2015 at the age of 49. 

Aug 10, 2015
LODD: U.S. Forest Service Firefighter Michael Hallenbeck

The United States Forest Service has announced the line of duty death of one of their own. USFS Firefighter Michael Hallenbeck, 21, from Shingle Springs, died late Saturday, August 8, 2015 after being struck by a tree during initial attack on the Sierra Fire near Lake Tahoe.

Jul 26, 2015
LODD: Fremont Deputy Chief Jim Martin

Fremont Firefighters Local 1689 is saddened to announce the passing of Deputy Chief Jim Martin on July 24th. Martin, who served several terms as Local 1689 president during his 30 year career, lost a valiant four-year battle with job-related cancer. 

Apr 10, 2015
Sacramento Rally Targets Special Interest Pension Grab

 More than 100 firefighters, teachers, police officers, school employees and other public servants rallied in Sacramento against a ballot measure that threatens the retirement of millions of hard-working Californians.

Jan 8, 2015
Creditors challenge San Bernardino bankruptcy plan, threaten retiree pensions

Only months after the struggle in Stockton reached its conclusion, Wall Street is, once again, looking to place its interests over those of California's working men and women.

Dec 28, 2014
LODD: Roseville Fire Captain Tracy Chimenti

 Roseville Firefighters Local 1592 is saddened to announce the passing of Roseville Fire Captain Tom Chimenti (ret.), who died Saturday at the age of 54 after a courageous battle with job-related cancer. 

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.

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