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Understand how taxes may apply to yourinsurance and SDG&E recoveries re: 2007 Wildfires In a federally declared disaster, such as the 2007 San Diego Wildfires, special federal and state tax law provisions provide some tax relief for fire victims: · personal property recovery exempt from tax· additional $250,000 per PERSON exclusion on primary residence· 4 years from fire to file losses· reasonable TAX FILINGS EXTENSIONS allowed...Read More
City Manager Jim Thorsen said the Malibu City Council will consider at its May 23 meeting what steps can be taken in forming a special community assessment district that could help upgrade an aging waterworks system and improve Malibu's fire fighting capabilities.
In response to a special town hall-styled meeting last week hosted by the Malibu Chamber of Commerce, it will bring to light the problem many property owners are now facing: they aren't allowed to build on their own lots until they agree to pay for the costly water tanks and piping to meet required water flow to fight fires by the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Waterworks District 29, which services Malibu, says it cannot provide the infrastructure.
Over the past seven years, volunteers and professional planters have put 300,000 trees in the ground through the Mountain Communities Wildfire ReLeaf program. The efforts have taken place in the areas affected by the 2003 Old Fire and the 2007 Grass Valley and Slide Fires.
For Zoe Schiffer, growing up in Mission Canyon was a child’s equivalent of la dolce vita — the sweet life. Born in 1992 to Kim and Howard Schiffer, Zoe is dark and pretty, a vegan with a quick wit who is majoring in creative writing at Seattle University, where she is a freshman. With her older brother and younger sister, she spent her childhood in a modest home situated at the end of Tunnel Road, near the entrance to the Seven Falls trail. Chickens and turkeys roamed her backyard, maneuvering between a compost pile and a set of avocado trees that together conspired to keep her yellow lab Artemis incorrigibly fat.
Bob Hensel, 73, spent Tuesday morning shopping for a guest book, a keepsake that his grandchildren could read one day and understand the meaning of May 10, 2011 - the day he and his wife were honored as the family that started rebuilding first after the San Bruno pipeline explosion.
"You want to pass these memories on," said Hensel, a retired battalion fire chief who fled his home at 1110 Fairmont Drive on Sept. 9 after prying open his garage door and speeding away in a car with melted tail lights
A Boulder County business owner who lost her home in last fall's devastating Fourmile Fire is suing the insurance company that covers her organic mint and candy company for denying to insure her lost property on grounds that it wasn't listed at her business addresses.
Debra St. Claire -- who owns St. Claire's Organics Inc., which makes organic and vegan breath mints, herbal sweets, candies and lozenges -- said she obtained commercial business property insurance from Sentry Insurance in 2009, according to a lawsuit filed in Boulder District Court on Monday.
Insurance companies are fighting the legacy of American International Group as they seek to avoid being branded systemically risky and the extra supervision that comes with that designation.
Lobbyists representing Prudential Financial, Allstate and Berkshire Hathaway’s Geico say the business model for insurers has little in common with the high-risk derivatives and securities-lending operations that might have destroyed AIG if it weren’t for a $182 billion taxpayer-funded bailout.