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Inflation – Here to Stay

| May 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

Like most investors, I’ve been surprised by both the magnitude and persistence of the inflation spike we’ve seen over the past several months. The forecasts continue to suggest that inflation should moderate somewhat by year-end and into 2023, but that doesn’t take the sticker shock out of the prices we’re paying today at the store […]

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20 Years Later, “Enron by the Sea” Still Awash in Duplicity

| May 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

By Kate Callen When a 2002 whistleblower’s report unleashed the city’s massive pension fund scandal, and San Diego was branded “Enron by the Sea,” humiliated city leaders vowed to clean up their accounting practices and operate in full view. Two decades later, a new generation of city leaders is devising new ways of fudging data […]

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Insurance for International Travel in a COVID World

| April 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

After more than two years of being stuck at home, there are a lot of people who are ready to pick up and go. ANYWHERE! International travel is more “adventurous” in the COVID era – the pandemic is still raging in much of the world, so the possibility that travel plans could be upset by […]

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Ukraine and the Volatility in the Stock Market

| March 5, 2022 | 0 Comments

As I write this article, Russia has finally made its move into Ukraine. After building up troops along the Ukrainian border, Vladimir Putin ordered a full-scale assault on Ukraine with the stated objective of replacing its government. I don’t want to minimize the impact this would have on Ukraine, which will be devastating, but the […]

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Local Nonprofit Earns 2022 Kaleidoscope Award for Good Governance

| February 6, 2022 | 0 Comments
Local Nonprofit Earns 2022 Kaleidoscope Award for Good Governance

During the 18th Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium at the University of San Diego, it was announced that Just in Time for Foster Youth (JIT) was selected as the 2022 winner of the prestigious Kaleidoscope Award for Good Governance presented by The Nonprofit Institute at the University of San Diego. JIT won in the mid-size category for organizations that have an operating budget […]

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Downtown Organization 100 Years of Service to San Diego

| February 6, 2022 | 0 Comments
Downtown Organization 100 Years of Service to San Diego

The Downtown San Diego Lions Club is celebrating 100 years of service to the San Diego region. What started at a lunch meeting in 1921 at the US Grant Hotel with 12 influential local businessmen, who were convinced San Diego needed an organization to serve the community, has now grown to over 120 members and […]

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Sharing Heartfelt Messages from Mission Hills

| February 6, 2022 | 0 Comments
Sharing Heartfelt Messages from Mission Hills

By Dixie Hall, Mission Hills BID President and DixiePops Owner It’s that time of the year when thoughts turn to love and the days start getting longer. So, while it is easy to be pessimistic and lament that we are still dealing with COVID two years later, I prefer to be optimistic and focus on […]

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Affordable Housing at What Cost

| January 2, 2022 | 0 Comments
Affordable Housing at What Cost

by Paul Krueger A new definition of “affordable housing”: $2,000 monthly rent for a 480 square-foot, one- bedroom, one-bathroom ADU. Building industry consultant admits it’s “absurd, from the stand-point of affordability” The permit application for a multi-unit rental complex on a single-family lot confirms that two of the apartments will be reserved for an affordable […]

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Planning is the Key to Goal Achievement

| January 2, 2022 | 0 Comments

I recently had the pleasure of joining my clients for the christening of their new boat. It was one of those rare experiences when you can share the moment as a lifelong dream comes true. This dream was a long time coming and was the result of a lot of hard work and planning. One […]

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The Power of Community Can Support Local Seniors This Holiday Season

| December 4, 2021 | 0 Comments
The Power of Community Can Support Local Seniors This Holiday Season

By Brent Wakefield, President and CEO, Meals on Wheels San Diego County    The holidays are upon us and the past two years have delivered far less than holiday cheer as seniors have struggled with social isolation, loneliness, and hunger more than ever.   Luckily, local senior nonprofit organizations stepped in. They have done the hard work year-round to keep seniors safe, healthy, and independent. I like to say, they are the boots on the […]

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