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I was pondering the three year deadline and remembering that after our fire in '03 there were some tax deadlines that came up at the three year mark. I went looking for them and found this in our Disaster Tax Issues handout which can be found in the "Tax Handout" section of our website. The first thing I found had to do with Property Taxes (page 12, slide 66): Property tax basis can be transferred to another property if you purchase your new property within the same county. If the...Read More
Most San Bruno residents whose homes were evacuated on Thursday night will be allowed to go home and switch on the lights for the first time this afternoon, officials announced at a press conference this morning.
It was a rare piece of good news for more than 200 families who have been waiting to see the state of their homes since a fireball ripped through their neighborhood at dinner time three days ago. Volunteers started setting up tables early today at Skyline College, where they will issue special wristbands to residents whose homes have been "green-tagged." The residents will then be escorted to their homes in small groups, street by street, officials said.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 BOULDER, Colo. — Crews are searching for eight people who didn't leave their homes as a wildfire tore through a canyon in the foothills near Boulder, Sheriff's Cmdr. Rich Brough said Wednesday.
Brought said 20 people were initially reported as missing and 12 have been accounted for.
It's unclear whether the remaining eight were in some of the 92 structures, 54 of them homes, that have been destroyed.
A number of lawsuits against Southern California Edison have been joined together, charging the utility with causing the 2007 Grass Valley Fire and destroying or damaging the homes of the plaintiffs.
The original suit, filed in San Bernardino County Superior Court on Aug. 21, 2008, by the law firm of Girardi and Keese on behalf of Craig Carlson and 22 other plaintiffs, alleges the "Lake Arrowhead fire," as it is called in the complaint, "was caused by power lines contact with vegetation."
Ever wonder how you would react if disaster struck? Would you freeze up or flee, arms flailing? While there's no reason to be overly paranoid, you do need a plan of action, says Cade Courtley, a former Navy SEAL and host of “Surviving Disaster,” which premieres on Spike TV on Tuesday. Here are some tips on how to survive some potential San Diego disasters, natural or otherwise: