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08.22.2014
4:40pm
Crestbrook Insurance Expands into Oregon, Washington
p Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Crestbrook Insurance Co., an affluent market personal lines carrier, is expanding into Oregon and Washington. Independent insurance agents and brokers appointed with Crestbrook in both states are now able to offer the property/casualty carrier s products and services to … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/08/22/338428.htm" Crestbrook Insurance Expands into Oregon, Washington /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
08.22.2014
4:32pm
California-Based Palomar Specialty Insurance Expands Into More States
p La Jolla, Calif.-based Palomar Specialty Insurance Co., established in February 2014 as a specialty catastrophe insurer, announced it is now licensed to write residential and commercial insurance in 14 states. Palomar Specialty initially focused on writing residential earthquake insurance, commercial … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/08/22/338418.htm" California-Based Palomar Specialty Insurance Expands Into More States /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
08.22.2014
2:22am
New Firefighting Strategy Unveiled by Colorado
p Colorado will begin a new strategy for fighting wildfires in the coming weeks by deploying aircraft designed to pinpoint the location of blazes quicker after the first smoke sighting. The goal is to identify the location of wildfires within an … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/08/21/338358.htm" New Firefighting Strategy Unveiled by Colorado /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
08.22.2014
2:14am
Utah City Argues it s Not At Fault For Landslide
p A Utah city says it’s not to blame for a landslide that crushed a home earlier this month and forced evacuations in a mountainside community. No one was injured when the hillside tumbled on Aug. 5 in a subdivision about … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/08/21/338356.htm" Utah City Argues it’s Not At Fault For Landslide /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
08.22.2014
2:11am
Los Angeles to Settle Police-Death Suit for 5 Million
p The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to pay 5 million to the family of an unarmed, disabled man who was killed by police in a shooting captured on live television. The council voted 12-2 in closed session to approve … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/08/21/338354.htm" Los Angeles to Settle Police-Death Suit for 5 Million /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
08.21.2014
3:36pm
Eight Homes, 10 Buildings Destroyed by California Wildfire
p A wildfire northeast of Bakersfield, Calif. has destroyed eight homes and 10 other structures, authorities said, but residents of some 200 homes under evacuation orders were allowed to return home Wednesday evening. The fire was 15 percent contained after consuming … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/08/21/338298.htm" Eight Homes, 10 Buildings Destroyed by California Wildfire /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
08.21.2014
3:30pm
Hot Weather Takes Toll On Washington Wheat Crop
p Too much heat and too little rain this summer are taking a toll on the winter wheat crop in Eastern Washington. Joel Zwainz on Monday estimated that his family’s 3,400-acre farm near Reardan will produce 30 to 50 percent less … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/08/21/338290.htm" Hot Weather Takes Toll On Washington Wheat Crop /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
08.20.2014
11:21pm
Garner Consulting Joins Bolton & Co. in California
p Pasadena, Calif.-based Bolton & Co. has joined forces with Garner Consulting, an independent insurance agency that provides employee benefits and compliance services. As part of the transaction, Garner Consulting Principal John Garner join Bolton as chief compliance officer, and he … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/08/20/338254.htm" Garner Consulting Joins Bolton & Co. in California /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
08.20.2014
4:13pm
High Earthquake Probability for Yellowstone Region
p A new U.S. Geological Survey report indicates a slightly greater earthquake hazard in the Greater Yellowstone region of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho than previously thought, a geophysicist says. The new maps show how Yellowstone has had a relative increase in … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/08/20/338212.htm" High Earthquake Probability for Yellowstone Region /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
08.20.2014
4:10pm
Settlements Against Uninsured New Mexico Rail Service Reach Nearly 8M
p New Mexico’s commuter rail service has received a free ride while taxpayers have shelled out nearly 8 million to settle damage claims against the Rail Runner Express, according to state records. The Rail Runner, until last month, didn’t pay premiums … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/08/20/338210.htm" Settlements Against Uninsured New Mexico Rail Service Reach Nearly 8M /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
08.20.2014
4:05pm
Some Yosemite Blaze Evacuees Allowed to Go Home
p Firefighters gained ground Tuesday on a blaze in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, allowing some of the 1,000 people who fled the flames to return to their homes. Nearly 1 square mile in Madera County had been scorched, revising … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/08/20/338205.htm" Some Yosemite Blaze Evacuees Allowed to Go Home /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
08.19.2014
3:36pm
New Mexico Traffic Deaths Up 20 This Year
p A government report shows that traffic deaths in New Mexico have increased about 20 percent this year. According to preliminary figures from the Department of Transportation, 204 people have died in traffic accidents from January through July. That’s up from … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/08/19/338067.htm" New Mexico Traffic Deaths Up 20 This Year /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
08.19.2014
3:33pm
Southern California Gets Minor M3.6 Quake
p A small earthquake has struck the San Bernardino Mountains but no damages or injuries are reported. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-3.7 quake struck at 9:55 p.m. It was centered 4 miles north of Big Bear City at a … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/08/19/338064.htm" Southern California Gets Minor M3.6 Quake /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
08.19.2014
3:31pm
Wildfire Near Yosemite In California Threatens 500 Structures
p Firefighters from throughout California have been dispatched today to protect homes threatened by a wildfire near Yosemite National Park. The nearly 2-square-mile blaze in Madera County had destroyed eight structures and was threatening 500 others around Oakhurst, which is about 16 miles … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/08/19/338062.htm" Wildfire Near Yosemite In California Threatens 500 Structures /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
08.19.2014
2:55pm
IFG Companies Named Potts Regional Director in Arizona
p IFG Cos. named Vickie L. Potts a regional director in its Scottsdale, Ariz. offices. Potts will be responsible for leading initiatives for the expansion of IFG’s bind operations in the Western and Midwestern states. Potts worked for nearly 17 years … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/08/19/338058.htm" IFG Companies Named Potts Regional Director in Arizona /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
08.18.2014
6:42pm
Southwest Insurance Agents Names Call, Gordon Regional VPs in Arizona
p Southwest Insurance Agents Alliance has expanded its team with the addition of Nate Call and William R. Gordon as regional vice presidents for Arizona. Both Call and Gordon will be responsible for membership service, development, and insurance company relations for … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/08/18/337908.htm" Southwest Insurance Agents Names Call, Gordon Regional VPs in Arizona /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
08.18.2014
5:23pm
Bolton & Company in California Names Doherty Managing Director
p Bolton & Co. named Greg Doherty an executive vice president and managing director of the dietary supplement practice group. Doherty has experience in the dietary supplement and nutraceutical industry, as well as experience working for brokerage and consulting firms. Prior … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/08/18/337888.htm" Bolton & Company in California Names Doherty Managing Director /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
08.18.2014
4:35pm
Hollywood Development Site Not Over Active Fault
p A state official says there is no active earthquake fault under the site of a proposed development in Hollywood. The Los Angeles Times reported geologist Stephen Testa said Thursday that there’s “a lot of strong evidence” that a fault is … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/08/18/337860.htm" Hollywood Development Site Not Over Active Fault /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
08.18.2014
4:32pm
Probe of Washington Refinery Blast That Killed 7 Closed by Feds
p The U.S. Justice Department said it will file no criminal charges following a four-year investigation into the April 2010 explosion that killed seven workers at the Tesoro Corp. refinery in Anacortes, Wash. The decision was shared with victims’ relatives on … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/08/18/337851.htm" Probe of Washington Refinery Blast That Killed 7 Closed by Feds /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
08.15.2014
9:45pm
California Insurance Agent Faces 96 Felony Counts
p Jacob Richard Bonzer, 27, formerly of Lake Forest, Calif. was arrested Wednesday in Chicago by a U.S. Marshals Task Force on 96 felony counts including grand theft, forgery and denial of benefits. According to a joint investigation between the California … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/08/15/337697.htm" California Insurance Agent Faces 96 Felony Counts /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
08.15.2014
3:50pm
Wrongful Death Suit Filed Over SFO Runway Death After Asiana Crash
p The parents of a teenage girl who was run over and killed by emergency vehicles after an Asiana Airlines crash landing at the San Francisco airport filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city, saying rescuers were reckless and poorly trained. … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/08/15/337652.htm" Wrongful Death Suit Filed Over SFO Runway Death After Asiana Crash /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
08.15.2014
3:47pm
Crop Damage Assessment Underway in Hawaii
p Farmers on the Big Island of Hawaii are assessing damage to crops after Tropical Storm Iselle made landfall last weekend. It was pretty clear to us that the papaya farmers took the highest amount of damage,” Richard Ha, president of … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/08/15/337650.htm" Crop Damage Assessment Underway in Hawaii /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
08.15.2014
3:19pm
Beauty Contestant Busted Through Social Media For Workers Comp Fraud
p Shawna Lynn Palmer, 22, of Riverside has been arrested for workers’ compensation fraud after video evidence showed her participating in the 2014 Miss Toyota Long Beach Grand Prix beauty contest. Palmer, a clerk at Stater Brothers, on March 10 reported … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/08/15/337634.htm" Beauty Contestant Busted Through Social Media For Workers’ Comp Fraud /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
08.14.2014
4:30pm
As Lake Mead Water Levels Drop West Braces
p Once-teeming Lake Mead marinas are idle as a 14-year drought steadily drops water levels to historic lows. Officials from nearby Las Vegas are pushing conservation but also are drilling a new pipeline to keep drawing water from the lake. Hundreds … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/08/14/337560.htm" As Lake Mead Water Levels Drop West Braces /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
08.14.2014
4:15pm
Jury Awards 730,000 Verdict to UC Davis Whistleblower
p A jury has awarded a 730,000 verdict to a whistleblower who reported on an unethical pain management study on prison inmates by researchers at the University of California, Davis. Janet Keyzer, a former UC Davis administrative nurse, claimed in a … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/08/14/337550.htm" Jury Awards 730,000 Verdict to UC Davis ‘Whistleblower’ /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
08.14.2014
4:13pm
Select Guard in California Joins The Iroquois Group
p Los Angeles, Calif.-based Select Guard Insurance Services LLC has joined The Iroquois Group. Select Guard, division of Westwood Group LLC, offers a range of insurance products with a focus on power sports vehicle insurance. Iroquois is property/casualty insurance agency with … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/08/14/337548.htm" Select Guard in California Joins The Iroquois Group /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
08.13.2014
8:20pm
R-T Specialty Names Dryden Assistant Vice President in California
p R-T Specialty Group has named Dina Dryden assistant vice president of RT Binding Authority in the firm s La Jolla, Calif. Office. Dryden will be responsible for underwriting complex program and non-program risks through pen insurance contracts. Dryden has worked on … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/08/13/337496.htm" R-T Specialty Names Dryden Assistant Vice President in California /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
08.13.2014
5:32pm
Ladenburg Thalmann to Acquire KMS Financial Services in Washington
p Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire KMS Financial Services Inc., a Seattle, Wash.-based independent broker-dealer and investment advisor with a strong presence in the Pacific Northwest. Under the terms of the deal, Ladenburg will … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/08/13/337479.htm" Ladenburg Thalmann to Acquire KMS Financial Services in Washington /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
08.13.2014
4:02pm
Idaho Farmers Feeling Effect of Russian Ban on Ag Imports
p Idaho farmers may feel a small sting from the new Russian ban on food and agricultural imports from the West. Russia was the 14th largest export market for Idaho agriculture as of last year, according to the Idaho Department of … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/08/13/337451.htm" Idaho Farmers Feeling Effect of Russian Ban on Ag Imports /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p
 
08.13.2014
3:58pm
280K Sought by Woman Who Slipped At Oregon Safeway Deli
p A woman who says she hurt her back after slipping on a greasy spot at a Safeway store in Sandy, Ore. has filed a lawsuit against the grocery chain. The Oregonian newspaper reported that Tammy Hadley seeks at least 30,000 … /p p The article a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/08/13/337448.htm" 280K Sought by Woman Who Slipped At Oregon Safeway Deli /a appeared first on a rel "nofollow" href "http://www.insurancejournal.com" Insurance Journal /a . /p