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3 California Entitles Get FEMA Preparedness Awards

Three California entities were named by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as winners for its annual preparedness awards. The winners of the 2016 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards were announced today. The awards are to recognize outstanding efforts of …

Weather Service: Flash Floods Pushed Cars off California Desert Highway

The National Weather Service says vehicles were washed off a Southern California desert highway as a band of thunderstorms led to powerful flash flooding. The weather service says the flooding was reported Monday evening on State Route 95 near Interstate …

California School District Police Chief Sues over Alleged Retaliation

The police chief of a California school district has sued his employers, claiming he faced a hostile work environment after blowing the whistle on alleged misuse of a criminal database by district employees. KBAK-TV reported that Kern High School District …

SIS Wholesale Insurance Services Launches New SIS Online 2.0 Platform

Carlsbad, CA, August 19, 2016 – Safebuilt Insurance Services, Inc. dba SIS Wholesale Insurance Services, a national commercial lines insurance program administrator, announces the launch of its new online rating and policy management platform, SIS Online 2.0. The 2.0 system …

BTIS Announces Launch of New Online Commercial Auto Program

Rocklin, CA, August 18, 2016-  Builders & Tradesmen’s Insurance Services, Inc. (BTIS) is pleased to announce the launch of a new instant online quote Commercial Auto program, available in 30 states. “We’ve been committed to the small artisan contractor for …

Atlas General Insurance Services Named as One of the Best Places to Work in San Diego

San Diego, CA, August 17, 2016 – Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC (“Atlas”), has been named one of the Best Places to Work in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal for the 6th consecutive year. Also included in …

Wildfire Destroys More than 100 Homes in Northern California

A wildfire stuck a Northern California town still recovering from a massive fire nearly a year ago, destroying more than 100 homes and forcing thousands to flee, authorities said Monday. Gusts kicked up flames on Sunday and the fire tore …

Arrowhead General Insurance Agency Redefines Tribal Program With New Name and Expanded Coverage

San Diego, CA, August 11, 2016 – Arrowhead General Insurance Agency, Inc. (Arrowhead), one of the nation’s largest program administrators, has expanded and renamed its tribal insurance program. Formerly housed under subsidiary OnPoint Underwriting as the Program for Sovereign Indian …

Atlas General Insurance Services Named One of San Diego’s Fastest Growing Private Companies of 2016

San Diego, CA, August 4, 2016 – Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC  (“Atlas”), a full service program administrator, has been recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in San Diego in 2016 by the San Diego Business Journal. Each …

Investigation Faults Tesoro in Worker Injuries at California Refinery

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board said on Tuesday workers were injured in incidents between 2010 and 2014 at Tesoro Corp.’s San Francisco Bay-area refinery in Martinez, California because of a weak safety culture the company permitted to exist. “The safety …