Hey Everyone! Currently PG&E has the road closed that runs adjacent to the shop (Stone Ct.) and we do not have a time where it will re-open. HOWEVER, if you drive up to the cones, and let PG&E know that you are headed to West Coast Cigars, they will let you through to come to the shop! We hope to see you soon!
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As you read this, Sacramento politicians are trying to raise taxes on gas, soda, property, tobacco, mattresses and more. These would be in addition to the $7 billion/year in tax increases approved in 2012. The politicians are also trying to slip through some additional provisions they know taxpayers won’t like. One particularly sneaky piece of legislation is SB 768. This bill would increase taxes on cigars by 110% (from the current 30.68% to 64.71%) but the tax increase is not the only thing that should concern voters.
• SB 768 locks future tax increases into law without subjecting them to a vote at all, much less the 2/3’s vote required for all tax increases.
• SB 768 would circumvent California’s constitutional protections for school funding that were approved by voters, shortchanging our schools billions.
• SB768 puts additional burdens on struggling businesses with new bureaucratic reporting requirements at time when they can least afford it.
• SB 768 takes billions more from taxpayers, but does nothing to help balance our state budget, fund schools, keep criminals in jail or fix our state’s roads. Read the legislation for yourself by clicking the below link:
California is nearly $4 billion ahead of anticipated revenue collections this year on top of the $7 billion/year in new taxes. Now is not the time for even higher taxes – they will just destroy jobs and hamper our state’s economic recovery, and give the Sacramento politicians more money to waste with no accountability. Click the below link to send your message to your State Senator and Assemblymember, and urge them to vote NO on SB 768.
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Happy Friday Cigar Lovers! I am pleased to announce that Torano Family Cigars are back at West Coast Cigars! We just got a shipment of the following:
Exodus 1959 - Box pressed 5x55 and Torpedo
Black Vault - Torpedo and Robusto
Master - Colossal (7x70)
Reserva Selecta - Petite Corona, Robusto, Torpedo, and Churchill
We are excited to get these in for you to try! The Exodus line features a Nicaraguan wrapper, Honduran binder, and a mix of Dominican, Honduran, Nicaraguan, Mexican, and Costa Rican tobaccos for the filler. The Black Vault is a Nicaraguan puro featuring a nice Habano wrapper. The Master, which is an impressive 7x70 features all Nicaraguan tobacco with the exception of the Habano wrapper from Honduras. The Reserva Selecta features a mix of Domincan, Honduran, and Nicaraguan tobacco with a very nice Connecticut wrapper!
If you are unfamiliar with the Torano Family, here is an excerpt from their website:
For three generations before me, the Toraño men were leaf growers. My great-grandfather started growing tobacco in Cuba in 1916. My grandfather and his brothers expanded the tobacco growing business and by 1959 the Toraño family owned and operated 17 tobacco farms. After the Cuban revolution, my grandfather started growing tobacco in the Dominican Republic. When my father became involved in tobacco growing, he and his partners grew tobacco in Nicaragua, Mexico and Ecuador.
In early to mid 1980′s, my father started a transition from leaf growing to cigar manufacturing. For many years the Toraños made private labels for other cigar distributors. However, by the mid 1990′s, we started our own brand of cigars under the Toraño family name. Our cigar blending philosophy is highly influenced by our tobacco growing experience. We love to make complex cigar blends with tobacco from a variety of different countries.
Today, I’m blessed to work with some of the finest people in the cigar business. Men like Carlos Llaca-Toraño, Felipe “The Master” Sosa, Bruce “the Aussie” Lewis, and Jack “the Giant” Toraño. We strive everyday to create unique cigar blends that will appeal to every palate. In these pages you will find a variety of different Toraño brands that will deliver an abundance of flavor and remind you of the reasons why you fell in love with smoking premium cigars.
Come down, and try one today! We hope to see you soon!
Your Friends at West Coast Cigars
California: State Legislative Action Alert International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR)
Legislative Action Alert Initiated for Tobacco Tax Increase
Senate Bill 768 Proposes Draconian Cigarette and OTP Excise Tax Increase
May 9, 2013 - California IPCPR Members: Senate Bill 768 proposes increasing the state cigarette tax by $2 per pack.
DO NOT BE FOOLED that is is cigarette-only tax increase!
The cigarette and other tobacco products (OTP) excise taxes are linked so when the cigarette tax increases, the tax on premium cigars, pipe tobacco, and other tobacco products automatically increase to an equivalent rate! Increasing the cigarette tax by $2 per pack would increase the OTP excise tax rate to an estimated 85%-95% effective rate!
Click on the following link to take action! Please share this Legislative Action Alert with your staff, customers and, friends!
Take action now and urge your Assemblymember and Senator to oppose any new taxes!
International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR)