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Best counties to retire to in California

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Buyers and sellers of real estate alike—when asked what are the three most essential considerations about a property—will nearly always reply “location, location, location.” While this answer is sometimes tongue-in-cheek, it is often quite accurate, and this reply perhaps applies to retirees more than any other demographic. Settling down after a lifetime of working and perhaps raising a family calls for the perfect location: a spot where you can enjoy life with as few concerns as possible.

When seniors aged 65 years or older decide on where they want to live out their golden years, they consider very specific factors, such as the cost of living, government services, health care facilities, weather and overall climate, crime rate, outdoor recreational activities, eating establishments, cultural and entertainment opportunities, and more.

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End of shift

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With one day to go before his retirement starts, Turlock Police Chief Nino Amirfar is surprised it got here so quickly.

"When I announced it, it seemed so far away," Amirfar said. "I can't believe it's here already. I'm not sure I'm ready."

Amirfar announced his retirement in early March of this year and at the end of his shift on Thursday, he will hand the reins off to Capt. Miguel Pacheco and Capt. Steve Williams. The two men will both serve as interim police chief, in turns, with Pacheco taking the first four months and Williams taking the next four months.

While there are a few items Amirfar might not be able to check off his to-do list, he can look back on a career that has well-served the Turlock community.

"It's about wanting to take care of the community and wanting to make a difference."

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