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California Has 2nd Lowest Homeownership Rate In U.S.

California Has 2nd Lowest Homeownership Rate In U.S.

Mike LaFirenza Income inequality has been a major social, political, and economic issue since the Great Recession, and the uneven effects of the COVID-19 economy has only made the gaps between America’s haves and have-nots even starker. These divergent economic fortunes will continue to have a major effect on housing in the U.S. During the […]

Umberg Measure Cracking Down On Catalytic Converter Theft And Illegal Vehicle Dismantling Becomes Law

Umberg Measure Cracking Down On Catalytic Converter Theft And Illegal Vehicle Dismantling Becomes Law

(Sacramento, CA) – Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D-Santa Ana) announced that his Senate Bill (SB) 366, which addresses a massive spike in catalytic converter thefts and extends California’s Vehicle Dismantling Strike Team, was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday. “Unlicensed auto dismantling is an environmental justice, economic, and public health issue,” said […]

California Is 10th Most Impacted By Pandemic-Driven Travel Restrictions

California Is 10th Most Impacted By Pandemic-Driven Travel Restrictions

Mike LaFirenza The spread of COVID-19’s Delta variant has been a significant step backward in the U.S.’s efforts to fight off the coronavirus pandemic. Cases and hospitalizations reached their highest levels since last winter and could rise again this winter, with large portions of the population still unvaccinated and fall’s cooler temperatures and indoor gatherings […]

Help Wanted: The Labor Shoe Is On The Other Foot

Help Wanted: The Labor Shoe Is On The Other Foot

    by Thomas L. Knapp “I’m a small business owner,” someone identified as “Andy” writes to syndicated advice columnists J.T. and Dale, “and I can’t believe how many people just don’t want to work anymore. … my business is suffering, because I can’t get employees.” My social media feeds are full of photographs — […]

California Has 6th Most Homes For Sale Among Youngest States

California Has 6th Most Homes For Sale Among Youngest States

Mike LaFirenza Strong demand in the real estate market has been one of the major economic stories of the last year. The COVID-19 pandemic put a premium on living space, while strong savings rates and investment returns, aggressive government stimulus, and persistently low interest rates have put the conditions in place for more homebuyers to […]

Ventura City Economic Development Manager Announces Departure

Ventura City Economic Development Manager Announces Departure

Ventura, Calif. – The City of Ventura’s Economic Development Manager, Estelle Bussa, has announced her departure from her position effective October 1, 2021. “It is with a heavy heart that I share I’m leaving the City to join a technology company based in Austin, Texas. This new career venture provides an opportunity for me to […]

The Best In Tech Play At The Port Of Hueneme

The Best In Tech Play At The Port Of Hueneme

PORT OF HUENEME, CA, SEPTEMBER 23, 2021 – Day two of the open house of the Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) and Coastal Trident programs was a success with over 300 people representing partner organizations attending today’s event at the FATHOMWERX Lab located inside the Port of Hueneme. Kristin Decas makes opening remarks on day two […]

Chinese State Media Slams Soros As “The Most Evil Person In The World” And “The Son Of Satan”

Chinese State Media Slams Soros As “The Most Evil Person In The World” And “The Son Of Satan”

BY Tyler Durden | ZeroHedge It didn’t take China long to respond to George Soros after he went nuclear on Beijing and US investment titans abandoning their “ESG ideals” to capitalize on China’s massive market. Over the weekend, China’s state-run tabloid Global Times labeled George Soros a “global economic terrorist” in a tit for tat […]

Sacramento, CA | Comment On Latest Small Business Economic Trends Report

Sacramento, CA | Comment On Latest Small Business Economic Trends Report

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 14, 2021—The nation’s leading economic barometer of its Main Street economy, released today, shows no breakthrough that would point to a quick or sustainable economic recovery at the moment, only a nagging uncertainty about everything. “Reading the economic tea leaves when they just floated was tricky enough in the best of times, […]

California Is The 18th Best-Paying State For Roofers

California Is The 18th Best-Paying State For Roofers

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused long-lasting economic disruption in many industries, but one field that is poised for continued growth coming out of the pandemic is construction trades, including roofers. The occupational outlook for roofers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that nearly 15,000 roofing jobs will come open annually through 2029. But […]

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