Blog

The invitation was cryptic. A small piece of wood with a laser-burned message that read, "June 30, 2015. Please join us for tea and wishes overlooking the city. Sunrise, Griffith Park." The only other instructions directed recipients to meet at the Griffith Observatory parking lot at dawn and "follow the lights."

Read More:
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/miranda/la-et-cam-griffith-park-teahouse-20150630-column.html#page=1

See more pictures here:
http://archinect.myarch.cn/news/gallery/130874587/1/a-guerilla-teahouse-pops-up-in-la-s-griffith-park#
---

GOLETA, Calif. - With temperatures over 100 degrees, and violent winds, flames in the hills above Goleta became a blow torch, as the Painted Cave fire destroyed nearly 500 homes and businesses on June 27, 1990. 

Read More:
http://www.keyt.com/news/painted-cave-fire-25-years-later-one-life-and-nearly-500-homes-and-businesses-lost/33804010

---

SAN BERNARDINO >> As if four years of drought, thousands of acres of decades-old brush and more than 25,000 acres up in smoke weren’t enough for entrenched fire crews, Southern California’s first major wildfire of the year brought a man-made hazard to the skies that could have cost lives: Drones. 

Read More:
http://www.sbsun.com/general-news/20150625/drone-over-massive-lake-fire-couldve-killed-everybody-in-the-air-official-says

---

Colorado follows the Broad Evidence Rule for the purposes of calculation of actual cash value.

The relevant case on this topic is Nebraska Drillers v. Westchester Fire Insurance Company.(1) In this case, the insured commenced an action to recover for an alleged fire loss to quantities of supplies and equipment under a policy that provided that the measure of payment under the policy was the actual cash value of the property at the time of the loss and that the loss should be ascertained according to such actual cash value with proper deduction for depreciation. 

Read More:
http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/2015/05/articles/insurance/calculating-actual-cash-value-part-9-colorado/index.html

---

County officials used the anniversary of the May Fires of 2014 to update the public on how prepared public agencies are for a similar scenario this year. The message to residents was that the county is more prepared for wildfires than we've ever been.

Read More:
http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Fire-Officials-Brief-Public-on-May-Firestorm-Anniversary-303634001.html

---

Inspirational Quotes

Insurance, n. An ingenious modern game of chance in which the player is permitted to enjoy the comfortable conviction that he is beating the man who keeps the table.

From The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

Testimonials

You guys are a godsend. I wanted to thank you for your assistance and support in the rebuild of my home from the Freeway Complex Fire in Nov 2008. We have moved back and my family could not be happier, many of my neighbors are still struggling to rebuild their homes. I don’t know what I would have done without your help during those first few months. 

2008 Freeway Fire Complex Survivor, Yorba Linda CA