AIG Private Client Group – Wildfire Protection Unit

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Wildfires are inevitable in Santa Barbara County.  Wildfire damage is not! AIG Private Client Group’s Wildfire Protection Unit® is the first-ever personal wildfire protection program. Unlike the actions of a fire department, we aim to pre-empt damage before wildfires have even developed.  The Wildfire Protection Unit is a complimentary service for AIG Private Client Group policyholde How It Works   The Wildfire Protection Unit is not a private fire department; it’s a loss mitigation service designed to pre-empt damage well … Read More

Christmas Letter 2016

Dear friends, Many times in life a chance meeting or taking a left instead of a right leads to people and places that will change our lives forever. I met Bruce 37 years ago. We were young insurance agents sharing a small office on Milpas Street. He was brash, opinionated and outspoken. We were polar opposites and I didn’t like him! However, after months of cold calling together for new clients, we became friends. We went fishing together in Baja … Read More

Ocean Diamonds

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We’ve all heard about diamonds from the earth and diamonds made in a lab. These precious stones also come from a place you’d least expect: the ocean!  The floor of the ocean to be exact.  About 400 feet below sea level off the coast of Africa, are some of the highest quality diamonds being mined today. These diamonds were carried by the Orange River from the middle of the African continent to the Atlantic.  Battered by wind, waves and rocks, … Read More

Hwy 101 Widening Project Crawling Along

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Santa Barbara Hwy 101 Widening Project is Back! The proposal to add 10.9 miles of carpool lanes to Hwy 101 in Santa Barbara is back.  The addition of these lanes has been the subject of heated debates since the late 1990’s.  The lanes are for  carpooling part-time, and would be available during off-peak hours and weekends.  Draft two of the Environmental Impact Report for the widening between Salinas and Bailard  is available on the Caltrans Website . The public has until January 31, 2017 to comment on the 151 report with … Read More

Purchasing Jewelry Gifts? This is a Must Read!

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Santa Claus might be a magical guy, but he hasn’t provided jewelry insurance for that diamond bracelet he is bringing for your wife for Christmas. Your wife handles all of the insurance stuff, you say? What if “Santa” misplaces or breaks that diamond bracelet between now and Christmas and it isn’t covered? Call or Email with your Jewelry, Art or Collectibles Purchase! 805-563-0400 or           Wishing you and your family a glorious Holiday Season!

Fire Inspection Scammer Arrested

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With Fire Season in full swing, please thoroughly check out ANY vendors you hire for fire prevention services, inspections and product sales. ” Authorities arrested a man who scammed Santa Barbara County businesses with false invoices for fire inspection services that were not actually performed. The Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office announced on September 1 that it arrested Robert Musich in Pomona for allegedly duping 834 California victims.  Musich was arrested on suspicion of 11 felony counts, including 10 counts … Read More

Christmas Letter 2015

Dear friends, Traditions are an important part of our holiday season. Some traditions are shared by many of us and some are meaningful only to our individual families. Each year I purchase several 1-lb. boxes of See’s bridge mix for my family. This tradition started some years ago after my Dad passed away. Dad would take us kids to the local Sears store on Friday nights. Back then you could buy anything from Sears. Sears had a candy counter back … Read More

Christmas Letter 2014

Dear Friends, Many of you know that my office was located in Carpinteria for many years. The people of Carpinteria were supportive of my agency and my business was successful. In the mid 1990’s I decided to give back to the community. A friend of mine, Ed Macias, who worked at a local gas station, had asked me to join the Kiwanis Club. I knew nothing about Kiwanis other than it was a service club. I joined Ed for one … Read More

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