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|2020-03-24Mar 24, 2020
We were slowly moving towards historic low interest rates literally all year. Rates started moving down slowly and methodically as these things usually do and arrived at the low point at the beginning of March. We had these historic low rates for an entire week (3/2 – 3/6). The following week (3/9 – 3/13), we lost ALL of the gains from the prior two months in dramatic fashion. I need to tell you a secret, something not a lot of people know. People always talk about investing in Stocks & Bonds like they are the same, but they are not. They operate in much the same way and they are traded in the same places, but they are almost always opposites. Y
|2020-03-16Mar 16, 2020
All communities want and deserve the most effective and responsive Sheriff’s Office that can be achieved in Sonoma County. Best practices in modern law enforcement emphasize community-oriented policing and corrections practices, including collaborating with independent, effective civilian oversight. Effective civilian oversight facilitates increased transparency, which is necessary for increased trust between law enforcement and all communities.
|2020-02-28Feb 28, 2020
It would take Andy’s killing by a Sonoma County deputy thirteen years later to create The Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO) in 2016. Four years after the creation of IOLERO, its mission remains unfulfilled for lack of money, inadequate staffing and the Sheriff’s Office withholding access to information. Last year, concerned community members and IOLERO’s first director came together to work to improve the effectiveness of IOLERO, based upon the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE) recommendations. the commitee is working to place the Evelyn Cheatham Effective IOLERO Ordinance (FPPC#1422712) on the November 2020 ballot.
|2020-02-28Feb 28, 2020
Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) amended a bill yesterday that would delete the requirement that freelance journalists and photographers can annually submit 35 contributions to a single publication in order to remain independent contractors. The bill, AB 1850, would exempt a still photographer, photojournalist, freelance writer, editor, or newspaper cartoonist from the ABC test established by the state Supreme Court in the Dynamex decision and was expanded by AB 5 last year. Also, Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) has introduced AB 2372 sponsored by the Ventura County Coroner's Office to make all autopsy results confidential.
|2020-01-07Jan 7, 2020
The biggest problem that America has with marijuana is that it is still considered a schedule one drug under the federal government which has significantly decreased the financial opportunities and medical advancements that could have been produced earlier. Puting marijuana in the same categorycould save lives and the environment in countless ways, on a more entrepreneurial note it could also raze thousands of people out of poverty by providing new jobs and it could make many obscenely rich.
|2019-12-07Dec 7, 2019
In Final Major Settlement, PG&E Reaches Agreement to Resolve Individual Claims Relating to the 2017 and 2018 Wildfires and the 2015 Butte Fire PG&E Has Now Reached Settlements with All Major Groups of Wildfire Claimants PG&E Achieves Fully-Funded Equity Backstop Commitments Company on Path to Making Major Changes Necessary to Exit Bankruptcy Ahead of June 30, 2020, Deadline
|2019-12-05Dec 5, 2019
Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to California businesses and residents affected by the Kincade Fire that occurred Oct. 23 - Nov. 7, 2019, announced acting Administrator Christopher M. Pilkerton of the U.S. Small Business Administration. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster in response to a request SBA received from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s designated representative, Mark S. Ghilarducci, director of the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services on Nov. 14, 2019.
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