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San Fernando Valley business group urges UTLA leaders to end the teacher strike

The Valley Industry and Commerce Association leaders called on United Teachers Los Angeles to end their teachers walkout. The Valley business advocacy organization said it’s “increasingly concerned about the harm being done to our students as they miss critical instruction,” according to a letter VICA President Stuart Waldman sent Jan. 16 to union’s President Alex Caputo-Pearl. “This time of year is of utmost importance to students whose start in life and their careers depends on succeeding at s...
Tags: Business, News, Education, Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, The Valley, San Fernando Valley, Waldman, United Teachers Los Angeles, Alex Caputo Pearl, Vica, UTLA


Rocket carrying US spy satellite blasts off from Vandenberg

A United Launch Alliance rocket carrying a secret spy satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base shortly after 11 a.m. Saturday Jan. 19. The launch, which went according to plan, could be seen for miles from the Lompoc-area launch site due to crystal clear skies. “Just watched the #vandenberg rocket launch with the hubs…and actually got him to sing #rocketman with me when it lifted off. Seriously, this is going to be good day,” wrote Twitter user ...
Tags: Twitter, Business, California, US, Sport, Soccer, Delta, Pasadena, Ula, Aerospace, Delta Iv Heavy, United Launch Alliance, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Vandenberg, National Reconnaissance Office, Lompoc


New Year? A new budget could help you save for that trip to Hawaii

Many of us made New Year’s resolutions this month. Often these resolutions include losing weight, incorporating a healthier lifestyle, or eliminating a daily trip to Starbucks. Have you considered implementing a monthly budget as a resolution? Budgeting is a concept you may not want to think about, much less use. To some people, the word itself brings thoughts of personal conflict, restriction, and thriftiness. Often these emotions are not well received. Once the concept is embraced, “budgeting”...
Tags: Business, Advice, Sport, Soccer, Hawaii, Starbucks, TERI, Teri Parker, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT


HOA Homefront: What makes a director outstanding? Attitude

A community association is no better than the board of directors which leads it, and excellent associations require excellent volunteer leaders. Truly exceptional volunteer governance is not a happy accident, and it often has little to do with a volunteer’s background, training, and experience. Instead, it is the result of hard work and the pursuit of proper values, foundational understandings, and perspectives. This week launches a four-part series regarding what makes (or should make) a volunt...
Tags: Business, California, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories WDN, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories PSN


Allen Buchanan: A primer on operating expenses in commercial real estate

Generally, January is the time of year when your landlord will present you with an invoice for expenses – in addition to your base rent. This assumes, of course, that you lease your business’ home. However, if you own your business home, take heed, as you may be able to take a few more dollars from your left pocket and move them into your right pocket by asking your occupant to pay for some stuff. This column is designed as a primer for these expenses. Let’s define a couple of key terms – shall ...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, Sport, Soccer, Commercial Real Estate, Lee Associates Commercial Real Estate Services, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories WDN, Top Stories SGVT


Time to get ready for the 2019 housing market

By now, you’ve probably taken down and stored all of your holiday decorations and things around the home are back to normal. Here are a few tips for a fresh start to the new year for home buyers and sellers. Sellers: It’s time to delete any photos of your house with holiday decorations from your listing information and replace them with updated professional photos of the living room, kitchen, and front yard without decorations. Anything that makes your listing look old or dated is a big detracto...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories WDN, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories PSN


LAUSD’s student decathletes wait and worry while teachers’ strike chips away at their chance to compete

“Today’s lesson is social activism and participatory democracy,” Heather Wilson, AP English and 9th Grade Honors English teacher at Bell High School, told her Academic Decathlon team this week as the LAUSD teachers strike trudged on. The labor dispute left students without their regular curriculum — and also shut down most of the clubs and extracurricular activities they look forward to. The Academic Decathlon, among the most anticipated annual events for student scholars, is just around the cor...
Tags: Business, News, California, La, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Bell, City Hall, Wilson, Los Angeles Unified School District, Schmerelson, Huntington Park, Cardenas


Chili Peppers drummer brings his spice, advice to Paramount middle schoolers

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith stopped by Zamboni Middle School on a rainy Thursday morning, Jan. 17, to ignite the Paramount student’s creative side and show them that a future in the arts is a viable and obtainable career path. Chad Smith in action during a recent concert. Photo: AP file As part of the Turnaround Arts program, founded in 2011 by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and former First Lady Michelle Obama, Turnaround Arts: California provides supp...
Tags: Business, News, Education, California, Uncategorized, Sport, Ap, Things To Do, Soccer, Michelle Obama, Kennedy Center, Local News, Smith, Detroit, Paramount, Turnaround Arts


No more Emmy ‘screener’ DVDs after 2019

NORTH HOLLYWOOD — Primetime Emmy voters will no longer view TV shows on DVDs as they cast their ballots starting in 2020, the Television Academy announced Friday. DVD “screeners” that are used to promote programming for studios and production houses are currently being delivered to all 25,000 Academy members as they nominate and vote for television programming for the annual Primetime Emmy awards on Sept. 22, 2019. But after this year’s show, the screeners will be eliminated in an effort to save...
Tags: Business, Awards, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Academy, Television Academy, Emmy Awards, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun, Movies + TV, Top Stories Breeze


PayPal offering cash advances to federal workers affected by shutdown

As the U.S. government shutdown drags on, a California tech giant is pitching in: PayPal is offering interest-free cash advances of up to $500 to each affected federal employee. The San Jose-based payments company will make up to $25 million in cash advances available to any existing or new PayPal Credit customers, it said in an announcement Friday. “No matter where you stand on the issues, the fact is that 800,000 of our fellow Americans suddenly find themselves without a paycheck,” PayPal CEO ...
Tags: Business, Politics, Technology, News, California, California News, San Francisco, Sport, Paypal, Soccer, San Jose, Wells Fargo, Dan Schulman, Schulman, PayPal Credit, Top Stories LADN


Best in Law: #MeToo fuels drive to protect CA employees

As #MeToo spread across social media channels in late 2017, bringing to light workplace cultures of abuse and pervasive issues of sexual harassment and assault, the agenda was set for California lawmakers. Facing rising demands for greater workplace protections against sexual harassment and assault, California expanded safeguards for victims, more employee training and greater employer liability. Unless otherwise noted, these new laws took effect Jan. 1. Laws against harassment (in any form) ex...
Tags: Business, California, Advice, Senate, Sport, Soccer, Riverside, Krieger, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT


Landlord rents $1,500 studio to two cats, Louise and Tina

Louise, one of two cats, sits in a scratching post in David Callisch’s studio behind his home in San Jose, Calif., on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. The cats owner is renting the 400-square-foot studio from friend Callisch. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group) Louise, one of two cats, stands on a scratching post in David Callisch’s studio behind his home in San Jose, Calif., on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. The cats owner is renting the 400-square-foot studio from friend Callisch. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)...
Tags: Business, Housing, Los Angeles, Sport, Palo Alto, Soccer, Silicon Valley, San Jose, Good, Bob, Jack, Bombay, Bay Area, Southern California, Willow Glen, SAN JOSE Calif


Tesla to cut 3,100 jobs as Musk sees ‘difficult’ road ahead

Elon Musk is cutting Tesla Inc.’s workforce by 7 percent — or more than 3,000 jobs — warning that the “road ahead is very difficult” in making electric cars more affordable for the mass market. Tesla shares fell as much as 7.7 percent shortly after the start of regular trading. Musk wrote in a blog post that the Palo Alto-based company managed to eke out a profit in the final three months of 2018, though narrower than the hard-won third-quarter earnings it reported in October. Tesla is under pre...
Tags: Europe, Business, Elon Musk, Mississippi, China, Tesla, Sport, Palo Alto, Frankfurt, Soccer, Ford, SEC, Jaguar Land Rover, Audi, Nissan, Morgan Stanley


25 years later, local leaders gather to share lessons learned after Northridge quake

When the Jan. 17 1994 Northridge earthquake shook his home, Cary Van Ausdall didn’t have much time to assess damage to his Santa Clarita house. Instead, as a Red Cross volunteer, he raced out assist residents impacted by the disaster. The 25th anniversary of the devastating earthquake, he said, is a reminder that the city should be prepared for the next big one. “Being prepared will get you an opportunity to sleep at night,” he said. Ausdall joined local leaders at California State University, N...
Tags: Business, News, California, Senate, Sport, Soccer, Red Cross, Local News, Donald Trump, Lucy Jones, Southern California, Trump, Northridge, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles City


California sees its first home sales drop in four years

California’s housing market ended 2018 on a down note, with sales for 2018 as a whole down for the first time in four years and home price gains showing signs of leveling off, Realtor economists reported Thursday, Jan. 17. A volatile stock market and political and economic uncertainty contributed to the market slowdown, according to the California Association of Realtors. But the main culprit was fewer buyers able to afford a home. “California’s housing market in 2018 was hindered by endlessly r...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, California, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Orange County, Riverside County, Southern California, Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, California Association Of Realtors, Housing Data, Leslie Appleton Young, Jared Martin, Top Stories LADN


To elude the parking challenges, here’s how to get to the Women’s March LA, Jan. 19, using public transportation

  Women’s March LA 2019 map. (Courtesy of Women’s March LA) You’ve decided to take part in Women’s March LA 2019 and you know that the organizers are expecting around 250,000 participants. Streets will be closed as early as 7 a.m. around Pershing Square and Los Angeles City Hall, according to the latest from Los Angeles Department of Traffic. Plus, traffic and where to park will be a challenge around Pershing Square where the rally and march kicks off. The organizers of Women’s March LA hav...
Tags: Google, Business, Politics, News, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Local News, Apple App Store, Metro, Ventura, Pershing Square, San Fernando Valley, Metrolink, Los Angeles City Hall, Metro Rail


With little learning happening inside strike-humbled LAUSD schools, high achievers feel the pressure not to fall behind

Jaimie Lee and Dalia Elrih, juniors at Los Angeles Unified School District’s John Marshall High School, have the same ambitious class schedule: AP Chemistry, AP English, AP Environmental Science, AP Calculus and honors U.S. History. The two picketed with striking LAUSD teachers outside the school on Monday and joined a UTLA rally downtown. But in the days since, they’ve veered in different directions absent teachers — one hitting the books at school and the other at home — in an attempt to stay ...
Tags: Business, News, Education, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, City Hall, San Pedro, Harbor, Petersen, Lee, Carson


Walmart is looking for a CEO for a ‘stealth company’ that doesn’t exist yet

By Matthew Boyle, Bloomberg Walmart Inc. is searching for its next big technology star. The world’s largest retailer has posted an opening for a “CEO, Stealth Company” who would lead the latest startup housed inside its technology incubator, Store No. 8. The executive will be responsible for “building a business from scratch,” the job listing says, working closely with senior Walmart leaders and serving as the “public champion” for the as-yet-undefined business. One key skill is the ability to h...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Business, New York, Walmart, Sport, Soccer, Arkansas, Silicon Valley, Kepler, Marc Lore, National Retail Federation, Amazon com Inc, Sam Walton, Nordstrom Inc, Jeremy King


‘Bird Box,’ ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,’ fueled boost in L.A.-area filming in 2018

Production activity in the greater Los Angeles region went up a healthy 1.3 percent in 2018 over 2017, according to a report by FilmLA, the city and county’s not-for-profit film office. There were 38,795 on-location shoot days in 2018 compared to 2017’s 38,284. That’s the second highest total according to FilmLA, which processes the location permits that are the best measure of production activity in the region (work on studio lots and soundstages does not require permits and is less accurately ...
Tags: Business, Hollywood, Movies, News, California, Los Angeles, Georgia, Sport, Netflix, Soccer, Sandra Bullock, Quentin Tarantino, Audley, Filmla, Paul Audley, Top Stories LADN


Southern California builders are cutting prices to move glut of unsold homes

Faced with the largest inventory of unsold finished homes in six years, Southern California’s homebuilders have resorted to price cutting. According to real estate watcher Zillow, 25.9 percent of new homes on the market in Los Angeles and Orange counties in the fourth quarter had price cuts — No. 17 of 34 major markets studied nationally. In 2018’s first quarter, 19.5 percent of homes were discounted. In Riverside and San Bernardino counties, 28 percent of new homes had price cuts — No. 11 natio...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, California, Housing, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Economy, Soccer, Orange, Zillow, Southern California, San Bernardino, Los Angeles County, Riverside, National Association of Home Builders


Trump denies Pelosi aircraft for planned trip abroad amid shutdown showdown

By MATTHEW LEE, CATHERINE LUCEY, ZEKE MILLER and LISA MASCARO WASHINGTON — It took President Donald Trump one day to flex his executive power back at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, denying her an aircraft for a planned trip abroad in apparent response to her attempt to delay his State of Union address amid their government shutdown clash. The nation’s two most powerful leaders appeared to be engaged in a game of Constitutional one-upmanship, as negotiations to end the 4-week stalemate failed to pro...
Tags: Business, News, Washington, Mexico, Sport, Afghanistan, Soccer, House, Pentagon, Associated Press, State Department, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, State, Ken Sweet


Gymboree to shutter all 945 stores after turnaround plan fails

Gymboree Group will shut down after going bankrupt a second time, the victim of falling mall traffic and cheaper online sources of kids clothing. About 10,000 people could lose their jobs. The retailer filed for protection from creditors owed about $212 million in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, according to a statement late Wednesday. The San Francisco-based company, which operates 945 stores under three brands in the U.S. and Canada, plans to close its Gymboree and ...
Tags: Business, San Francisco, Sport, Customers, Canada, Soccer, Goldman Sachs, Jack, Bain Capital, Gymboree, Goldman Sachs Group Inc, U S Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia, ABL, Janie, Children 's Place


EPA nominee: Climate change huge issue, not greatest crisis

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday called climate change “a huge issue” but not the “greatest crisis,” drawing fire from Democrats at his confirmation hearing over the regulatory rollbacks he’s made in six months as the agency’s acting administrator. Republicans on the GOP-majority Senate Environment and Public Works Committee mostly had praise for Andrew Wheeler, who has served as the agency’s acting head si...
Tags: Energy, Business, News, Obama, Climate Change, Washington, Environment, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Iowa, Wheeler, Epa, Senate Environment And Public Works Committee, Republican


British PM May wins no-confidence vote, but is still beset by Brexit

By JILL LAWLESS and DANICA KIRKA LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no-confidence vote in Parliament on Wednesday to remain in office — but saw more of her power ebb away as she battled to keep Brexit on track after lawmakers demolished her European Union divorce deal. May won a narrow victory, 325 votes to 306 votes, on an opposition motion seeking to topple her government and trigger a general election. Now it’s back to Brexit, where May is caught between the rock of her ow...
Tags: Europe, Business, London, News, France, Angela Merkel, Berlin, Uncategorized, Eu, Sport, European Union, World news, Britain, Soccer, Theresa May, Labour


California’s ranking falls to 19th best state to raise a family

California lost its Top 10 ranking as a place to raise a family in WalletHub‘s annual scorecard on child-rearing qualities. A year ago, California ranked 10th best. But this year the Golden State scored a No. 19 ranking — between Illinois and Virginia — in the 2019 edition of this family yardstick that the online financial website bases on “five key dimensions” derived from “49 relevant metrics.” The 2019 champ was Minnesota followed by Massachusetts — they were Nos. 1-2 a year ago, just in reve...
Tags: Business, New York, News, Minnesota, Mississippi, California, Washington, Virginia, Massachusetts, California News, West Virginia, Sport, Economy, Soccer, North Dakota, New Hampshire


Does housing ‘affordability’ matter? Is homebuying you-get-what-you-pay-for?

Why do the states with housing’s highest “affordability” measurements — much-discussed but perhaps dubious economic yardsticks — have more borrowers who can’t make their mortgage payments? Take California, which usually scores low on the traditional “affordability” ladder. Its homeowners are currently making their house payments with greater frequency. The state’s home listings are priced at 55 percent of normal “affordability,” according to one housing-cost index from the National Association o...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, Texas, Maryland, California, Housing, Sport, US news, Soccer, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Missouri, Ohio, Oxfam, Cnbc, Cato Institute, WalletHub


Does affordability matter: Why delinquent mortgages more common in ‘most affordable’ states

Why do the states with housing’s highest “affordability” measurements — much-discussed but perhaps dubious economic yardsticks — have more borrowers who can’t make their mortgage payments? Take California, which usually scores low on the traditional “affordability” ladder. Its homeowners are currently making their house payments with greater frequency. The state’s home listings are priced at 55 percent of normal “affordability,” according to one housing-cost index from the National Association o...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, Texas, Maryland, California, Housing, Sport, US news, Soccer, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Missouri, Ohio, Oxfam, Cnbc, Cato Institute, WalletHub


Trump feels shutdown pressure from economists, Nancy Pelosi

By LISA MASCARO, CATHERINE LUCEY and JILL COLVIN WASHINGTON — Shutdown pressure on President Donald Trump mounted Wednesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on him to delay his State of the Union address and his own economists acknowledged the prolonged standoff was having a greater economic drag than previously thought. In a letter to Trump, Pelosi cited security concerns, noting that both Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security are affected by the partial government shutdown...
Tags: Travel, Business, News, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, China, Immigration, Uncategorized, Sport, Economy, Ap, Soccer, South Dakota


Section 8 rent checks in jeopardy if shutdown lasts until March

Tenants getting federal rent subsidies have yet to be affected by the partial government shutdown, now in its fourth week. But big problems could arise for those renters and their landlords should the shutdown last until March. Local housing authorities serving about 125,000 Section 8 tenants in the region say rent payments will run out after February if the shutdown continues. And the mere uncertainty of future payments may impact those now reaching the top of years-long waiting lists, making i...
Tags: Post, Business, Real Estate, Washington Post, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Hud, San Bernardino, Brown, Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, U S Department of Housing and Urban Development, Vasquez, National Low Income Housing Coalition, Los Angeles Orange Riverside


Tale of two schools: Though separated by just 9 miles, effects of the strike on these campuses are very far apart

Brenda Sandoval has already taken two days off work from her job as a receptionist at a nearby mental health clinic to support the striking teachers of Telfair Elementary School in Pacoima. Depending on how long the Los Angeles Unified School District teachers’ strike lasts, she may have to take more time off. But she’s willing to do it. “I feel that I have no choice,” said Sandoval as she juggled a UTLA protest sign in Spanish, a floral-printed umbrella and the hand of her poncho-clad first gra...
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