High-Tech Defense For Homeowners In Wildfire-Prone Areas Uses Drones, 3DPeople who live in areas prone to wildfire are coming to understand the importance of hardening their homes. Now, a startup company is using an eye in the sky to identify fire risk and make the task of creating a defensible space a lot easier.
Gun Control: San Jose City Council Set To Approve Mandatory Insurance, Annual Fees A Month After VTA ShootingThe San Jose City Council is expected to pass several gun control measures, including requirements to buy liability insurance and pay an annual fee to offset the costs of gun violence.
San Jose Mandates Video Recording Of All Gun Purchases In Wake Of VTA ShootingIn the wake of a workplace mass shooting that claimed the lives of nine transit workers, San Jose officials have passed a new gun law that requires retailers to video record all firearm purchases.
San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo Renews Calls For Mandatory Insurance, Annual Fees For Gun Owners Following VTA ShootingIn the wake of the VTA mass shooting, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo has reintroduced his proposal for mandatory gun owners' insurance and an annual gun fee, in addition to other provisions.
Homebuyers In Northern California 'High Fire Zones' See Insurance Rates Go Through The RoofThe start of fire season should be a wakeup call for home buyers in this red hot real estate market. That’s because finding insurance for your dream house, if it’s next to wildland may give you sticker shock.
COVID: MLB Sues Insurance Providers In Alameda County Court Over Virus Losses In 2020 SeasonMajor League Baseball and all 30 of its teams are suing their insurance providers, citing billions of dollars in losses during the 2020 season played almost entirely without fans due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Owners of San Francisco’s Cliff House Restaurant Sue InsurersOwners of the Cliff House restaurant in San Francisco announced Wednesday they are suing the insurance firm Allianz and its affiliates, claiming the companies didn't honor the national park concessionaire's business interruption policy.
California Insurance Commissioner Orders Premium Returns During Coronavirus PandemicInsurance companies will need to return premiums to customers and business affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic by order of California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara.
California EDD Struggles To Keep Up With Staggering Surge In Unemployment ClaimsCalifornia's Employment Development Department says it’s doing the best it can with a historic surge in unemployment claims, but some people are running out of patience.
State Expands Insurance Protections In Contra Costa, Solano Wildfire AreasMore than a million California homes are now protected under a new law that temporarily bans insurance companies from dropping customers in areas affected by recent wildfires, officials announced Wednesday.
PG&E Agrees To Extend Deadline For Wildfire Damage ClaimsPacific Gas & Electric has agreed to extend by two months the deadline to file claims against the company for damages suffered from a series of wildfires in California.
In Heart of Earthquake Country, Most Homeowners Go Without Quake InsuranceAside from the physical danger, earthquakes can also take a huge financial toll. Why are so few people willing to protect themselves from that?
Homeowners In Wildfire-Affected Areas Being Dropped By Insurers, Data ConfirmsStories of homeowners receiving notices of non-renewal have circulated since the wine country wildfires in 2017.
California Insurers Drop Thousands Of Policies In High-Fire Risk AreasNew California data shows insurance companies declined to renew nearly 350,000 home insurance policies in areas at high risk for wildfire since the state began collecting data in 2015.
San Jose Police Dispatcher Accused Of $84K Disability Insurance FraudA San Jose police dispatcher has been charged with felony fraud for cashing in disability insurance for more than a year after returning to work.