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  1. 2014 Napa Quake Could be Linked to Groundwater Changes, Study ShowsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2018 | Insurance Journal West

    Research suggests the magnitude 6.0 earthquake that rocked California wine country in 2014 may have been caused by an expansion of Earth's crust because of seasonally receding groundwater under the Napa and Sonoma valleys. The vineyard-filled valleys flank the West Napa Fault, which produced the quake that killed one person, injured several hundred and caused more than $500 million in losses.

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  2. California Commissioner Doing Battle with Insurers over Wildfire BillsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2018 | Insurance Journal West

    California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones appears to be poised for a fight with the insurance industry over a legislative package supports say will protect survivors of last year's wildfires that struck in the fall. Jones is rallying with state Senators Mike McGuire, D-Healdsburg, and Bill Dodd, D-Napa, to oppose what he says are efforts by insurance lobbyists working in advance of a Senate Insurance Committee hearing today to "kill or water down" the legislative package.

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  3. California-based Law Firm Representing Insurers Takes 'Solution-Oriented' ApproachRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2018 | Insurance Journal West

    It's no coincidence that the word "solutions" is included in the name of a new law firm representing insurers that recently launched in California. Woods Group Solutions, headquartered in Sonoma, Calif., began operations on Jan. 1 with a focus on creating solutions to problems faced by the insurance industry, according to owner Jim Woods, who described the new firm as "solution-oriented, creative and smart."

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  4. Carriers Had Crews Working in Heart of California Wildfires to Prevent LossRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2017 | Insurance Journal West

    That apt description of the reaction to the deadly outbreak of wildfires that ravaged California in October was from Stephen Poux, global head of risk management and loss prevention for AIG's private client group. The carrier had several high net worth clients in the area who were affected by the siege that destroyed nearly 9,000 properties and killed 43, and as part of their service to those clients they had several personnel on the front lines of fires working to save what were likely very expensive properties.

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  5. Wineries Looking to Make Up Losses Following California WildfiresRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2017 | Insurance Journal West

    A month after deadly wildfires swept through California's famed wine country, hot-air balloons are floating again over Napa Valley vineyards splashed with fall colors. On the heels of the disaster, a new winery is opening, keeping the name it chose some time ago: Ashes and Diamonds.

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  6. California Wildfires May Lead to $8B in Insured Losses: Aon BenfieldRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2017 | Insurance Journal West

    California's historic wildfires may lead to as much as $8 billion in insured losses. That's a record for insurers, according the October 2017 Global Catastrophe Recap from Aon Benfield's Impact Forecasting.

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  7. Insured Losses from California Wildfires Now at $3.3 BillionRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2017 | Insurance Journal West

    The largest California insurers have so far reported more than $3.3 billion in insured losses from the October wildfire siege, now considered the most destructive fires in state history. Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones on Tuesday updated insured loss claims data provided by 15 major insurers for residential and commercial claims resulting from the October wildfires that swept across the state killing 42 people and destroying more than 8,900 properties.

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