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Saturday, June 19, 2021

Friday, June 18, 2021

A key for California businesses to get an advantage in the highly competive and inceasingly global post-COVID economic era is to establish, strengthen and expand their brands.
If the stock is held in a taxable account, it means that a decision to sell shares at some point in the future may result in a taxable gain.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

While I believe that Starbucks filed the application with the intent to enter into a naming-rights deal, I also believe that they won't do so unless the right opportunity presents itself.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

California has finally achieved the zero population growth that some environmentalists had urged decades ago, but it has its own set of challenges.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Developers who were hoping for an expansion of opportunity zones recently got some disappointing news.
California’s perpetual conflict over charter schools flared up again this year, resulting in a temporary truce.

Monday, June 14, 2021

This year's hurricane season began early, with a named storm forming before the official start June 1, and it is expected to be active. If you lack flood insurance, especially if you live near the coast, this is the time to consider it.

Friday, June 11, 2021

In many parts of the country, home prices have been soaring. According to the National Association of Realtors, the median existing-home price rose more than 17 percent in the one-year period ending in March 2021. This reflects just how competitive the market has become for homebuyers.
Maya, a pregnant mother living in her car with her 6- and 8-year-old children, reached out for help in Sacramento last April. Within 24 hours, she received a hotel voucher and rental assistance for permanent housing.
Amid growing scientific research into therapeutic uses for psychedelic drugs and a progressive push to soften punishment for drug crimes, California lawmakers are considering a bill to legalize magic mushrooms, Ecstasy and several other hallucinogenic substances.
California's grand reopening day is almost here, but it comes with a few asterisks.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

New York's post mortem right-of-publicity statute recently came into effect.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

California's evolution into a cultural melange in the latter half of the 20th century posed a question that still looms: Can such a complex society achieve the broad social consensus that's a prerequisite for effective governance?

Monday, June 7, 2021

This is shaping up to be a banner summer for teenagers looking for a job. But, employment experts say, they shouldn't wait to apply, because competition for jobs may increase as the economy reopens.

Friday, June 4, 2021

For most investors, it's no surprise that markets are subject to up-and-down fluctuations over time.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

A single paragraph on Page 180 of Gov. Gavin Newsom's revised 2021-22 budget refers to one of the state government's most vexing dilemmas — an immense debt it owes to the federal government for support payments to millions of Californians who lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In February, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Chair of the Senate Antitrust Subcommittee, introduced the Competition and Antitrust Law Enforcement Reform Act of 2021 to "overhaul" U.S. antitrust law.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Students attending college in the fall will pay higher interest rates than last year on money borrowed to finance their education.

Friday, May 28, 2021

Gas prices fell sharply at the beginning of the pandemic but have been rising steadily in recent months.
Last November, I was supposed to go home. I had served 17 years in prison for a crime I committed at age 20. I was granted clemency by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Nov. 10, 2020, because of the person I worked to become.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

On May 7, the Justice Department released a proposed rule that adds teeth to President Joe Biden's promise to crack down on "ghost guns" — homemade firearms that lack serial numbers.
Hard seltzer first hit the marketplace about five years ago and rapidly grew in popularity with sales exceeding $4.5 billion in 2020.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

There is a seamless connection between what Gavin Newsom is saying and doing as governor and his campaign to survive a recall, encapsulated in the slogan "California Comeback."
The Declaration of Independence proclaims "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal," but despite our aspirations, all Americans do not enjoy equal opportunity.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Special college-savings programs known as 529 plans, which have been around for more than two decades, have become cheaper and more flexible over the years. But families should still do some comparison shopping before choosing a plan, advisers say.

Friday, May 21, 2021

The number of Californians 65 years and older is projected to double over the next 25 years, while becoming increasingly diverse. More than half of the aging population will require some form of long-term care.
California taxes are high, and if you are a very high income earner, they could go up. California legislators have proposed tax hikes, reprising two tax bills introduced in 2020 that failed to pass. With the economy improving and the state hungry for money, perhaps this year will be different. One tax bill would raise the state's already stratospheric top income tax rate by up to 3.5% for very high incomes. The other is a controversial wealth tax.
For today's senior citizens, relying on a neighbor's help could be less safe than you'd think, especially in large metropolitan areas like Los Angeles, New York and Miami.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

What happens when a junior trademark holder's business becomes so popular and well known that it threatens to swamp the reputation of a senior mark holder?


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