California State Sen. Scott Wilk, R- Santa Clarita, delivered a letter on Friday, March 3 to California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara calling on him to act immediately on the issue of rising property insurance costs and coverage drops.
“As if life in California wasn’t expensive enough, homeowners are understandably shocked to see their insurance premiums skyrocket or see their policies dropped altogether,” said Wilk. “Because of this, residents find themselves at risk of losing their homes or being unable to sell them. It is a dire situation to say the least.”
On March 1, the Senate Committee on Insurance held a hearing on the matter, listening to experts from the insurance industry, homeowners associations and stakeholders.
While California’s troubled insurance market has been a growing problem for years, the issue is now affecting groups such as homeowners associations. In some cases, HOAs have seen their premiums increase as much as 1,000%.
Homeowners who have had their coverage dropped can use the California Fair Plan as a last resort, however the Fair Plan can be costly and currently does not offer policies large enough to cover HOAs.
“With wildfire season on the horizon, I strongly urge the Commissioner to find solutions now to protect millions of California homeowners and prevent a complete failure of the insurance market,” said Wilk.
Wilk represents the 21st Senate District, which includes the Antelope, Santa Clarita and Victor valleys.
Los Angeles County Parks is hiring. This Spring, we are looking to employ our local L.A. County Youth with an excellent entry level job that pays more than minimum wage ($16.04) and allows them to work at their local L.A. County Park, including Val Verde Park.
Santa Clarita Valley residents once again came together during the 2022 holiday season to raise money and donate items to charity, as approximately 2,500 riders joined Santa Clarita Transit’s Holiday Light Tour.
Deborah Anderson, Los Angeles County Library’s assistant director of Education and Engagement, has been selected to receive the prestigious 2023 Sullivan Award for Public Library Administrators Supporting Services to Children.
In alignment with both the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the California Department of Public Health, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will change to weekly reporting of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths data beginning April 6.
With the lifting of county, state and federal COVID-19 emergency orders, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health continues to ensure easy access to free vaccines, boosters, tests and therapeutics.
Due to the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer, Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, is cautioning residents that bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city streets and mountain areas are likely to contaminate ocean waters around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers after the rainfall. Individuals who enter the water in these areas could become ill.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger hosted an intimate reception honoring several local artists affiliated with Tierra del Sol, a non-profit organization based in Sunland that helps individuals with developmental disabilities hone their skills in the arts and discover career opportunities.
In alignment with both the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the California Department of Public Health, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will change to weekly reporting of COVID-19 case, hospitalization and death data. The last day of daily reporting will be today, Tuesday, March 28. Starting the week of April 3, COVID-19 data will be reported weekly.
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