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CPF Retirement Statement of Principles

cpf_logo_tinyThis year, Governor Schwarzenegger's Post Employment Benefits Commission will be meeting around the state, discussing ways to reform the benefits we rely on to protect our families' health and security. CPF has been asked to submit a statement of principles on retirement security -- "Toward a Secure Retirement." At the center of these principles is a simple concept: the real challenge for the future is not finding ways to cut back retirement security for some, but finding ways to bring true retirement security to all.

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Fallen Federal Firefighter Bill Signed

Giving all federal firefighters and their families the respect they deserve is at the heart of legislation that has been signed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The California Fallen Firefighter Survivor Assistance Act of 2007 -- Assembly Bill 384 -- guarantees that survivors of California's fallen federal firefighters have access to the same survivor health benefits program available to survivors of state and local firefighters. The measure, sponsored by California Professional Firefighters, was approved unanimously by both houses of the Legislature, with more than 40 members signing on as co-authors.


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Palo Alto Officials Apologize for Insult

After an outpouring of anger from firefighters and the citizens they serve, Palo Alto city officials have apologized for the insult leveled at the memories of two fallen Contra Costa County firefighters. In a letter to California Professional Firefighters President Lou Paulson, Palo Alto Fire Chief Nicolas Marinaro offered personal apologies for "the controversy and consternation" surrounding City Manager Frank Benest's refusal to honor the sacrifices of firefighters Matt Burton and Scott Desmond. Benest refused to permit Palo Alto fire station flags to be lowered for the two because, in his words, "you can't lower the flags willy-nilly." Benest -- while saying he "doesn't recall" making the widely-quoted statement, has also offered an apology.


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CA Supreme Court Rules Firefighter Names and Salaries Subject to Public Disclosure


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Ventura Co. Firefighter Wins American Inventor

In the classic holiday movie “It’s A Wonderful Life,” Jimmy Stewart’s guardian angel showed him that he was the “richest man in town.” Ventura County Firefighter Greg Chavez’ “Guardian Angel” has made him a rich man, too. Chavez, a member of Ventura County Firefighters Local 1364, has won the nationally broadcast American Inventor contest – and a $1 million prize – for his holiday fire safety device disguised as a Christmas tree ornament. His “Guardian Angel” design beat out five other finalists and literally thousands of entries to with the contest, which aired on ABC television on Wednesday nights.


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