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5 Financial Resolutions to Make in The New Year
Business

5 Financial Resolutions to Make in The New Year

For many of us, the new year means a fresh start and the chance to set new goals. As you consider your resolutions, you may want to add “strengthen my financial foundation” to the list. Here are five ways you can put yourself on firmer financial footing in 2021: 1. Identify what’s working and what…

A New Look to Year-End Tax Planning in 2020
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A New Look to Year-End Tax Planning in 2020

At this time of year, you often hear advice to take steps before year-end to limit your tax liability. Yet 2020 is a unique year in a variety of ways — while many of the normal rules regarding managing income and timing deductions still apply, new provisions for 2020 have been implemented by the Coronavirus…

The Battle Over Outdoor Dining Continues
Business, News

The Battle Over Outdoor Dining Continues

By Terry Miller Remember outdoor dining? It was the closest thing to pre-epidemic normal for the 10 million residents of Los Angeles County — until recently. Then, a huge surge in hospitalizations and cases of the coronavirus forced the county’s health department to ban outdoor dining again in late November. Beacon Media has been closely…

Varda Becomes First Licensed Cannabis Dispensary to Open in Pasadena
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Varda Becomes First Licensed Cannabis Dispensary to Open in Pasadena

By Alex Cordero  Longtime San Gabriel Valley residents Tony Fong and Leonard Wang recently made local business history by opening Varda, the first licensed and only locally-owned cannabis dispensary in Pasadena. Wang and Fong are the founders of this 3,000-square-foot store designed to give a multigenerational line of customers an amiable experience when shopping for…

Career Corner: 2021 Workplace Trends
Business, Columns

Career Corner: 2021 Workplace Trends

By Angela Copeland Have you had enough of 2020? Let’s look to what you can expect in your 2021 workplace. The 2020 pandemic has been a historic year. We’ve experienced unexpected change and, interestingly, some of that change may be here to stay. Recently, Glassdoor’s chief economist, Dr. Andrew Chamberlain, shared his five predictions on…

L.A. County Residents and Business Owners Affected by Bobcat and Lake Wildfires Have Until Tuesday to Apply for Disaster Loans
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L.A. County Residents and Business Owners Affected by Bobcat and Lake Wildfires Have Until Tuesday to Apply for Disaster Loans

Disaster recovery loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (S.B.A.) are still available to Los Angeles County residents and businesses who suffered damage as a result of the Lake Fire and Bobcat Fire. The deadline to apply for disaster recovery loans from the S.B.A. is Dec. 15.  Businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations may…

Career Corner: Next Level Career
Business, Columns

Career Corner: Next Level Career

By Angela Copeland I recently received a question from a reader. The reader asked at what point in your career you will have reached your ideal potential. In other words, when should you stop moving up and seeking more money and a better title? When do you run the risk of messing things up? When…

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