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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."

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

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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. 

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

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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. 

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

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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. 

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

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Inspirational Quotes

Happy is the man who can endure the highest and lowest fortune.  He who has endured such vicissitudes with equanimity has deprived misfortune of its power.

Seneca

Testimonials

Last Thursday morning I woke with the feeling that 'I just want someone's hand to hold who knows about all this.' 2 hours later I bumped into another fire victim at the post office and he told me about the CARe meeting that night. How cool is that? Thanks so much for being "the hand". What an amazing gift you have created with your resource guide. I am still trying to absorb all you have included and what it must have taken to create it.

Tea Fire Survivor, 2008