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2nd Annual Cocktails for a Cause

| September 5, 2022 | 0 Comments
2nd Annual Cocktails for a Cause

A Tribute to the Roaring 20’s The Positive Movement Foundation, a local non-profit committed to supporting and empowering underserved and at-risk children and youth backed by Dan Fulkerson, Channel 933’s Geena the Latina, Alex Soria Rojas, Hailey Waitt, Omid Sabet and Erick Diaz, is thrilled to announce their 2nd Annual Cocktails for a Cause: A Tribute […]

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No on Measure ‘C’

| September 5, 2022 | 0 Comments

By Lisa Mortensen  Measure ‘C’ will be on the ballot in November.  It will allow the lifting of the decades’ long height restriction in the Midway District.  If this restriction is lifted, then City Hall has basically allowed for a wholesale lifting of all building regulations; allowing for-profit developers to build high rises extending downtown […]

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What to Look for in your Annual Life Insurance Review

| September 5, 2022 | 0 Comments

Seriously, when is the last time you reviewed your life insurance? I don’t mean the letter you get (and probably throw away) from your insurance agent every year asking if you need more. I mean really sitting down and thinking about the life insurance you have, why you have it and what you are paying […]

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Multi-Arts Programs Receive Funding for Summer Camps

| September 5, 2022 | 0 Comments
Multi-Arts Programs Receive Funding for Summer Camps

This past summer the San Diego Foundation awarded the VAPA Foundation $900,000 to deliver an enriching expanded learning program for San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) students as part of Level Up San Diego Summer 2022. As part of the award, the VAPA Foundation hired local arts organizations to offer summer camps at 12 schools […]

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“I Did It” – The Story of Gina Champion-Cain

| September 5, 2022 | 0 Comments
“I Did It” – The Story of Gina Champion-Cain

For those of us who knew Gina Champion-Cain, a Mission Hills resident, and the owner of numerous San Diego restaurants, two local markets and vacation properties, it’s still difficult to understand what motivated her to earn the title as the “mastermind behind the largest woman-led Ponzi scheme in US history—$400 million, plus or minus.” To […]

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Three Ways to Help Aging Relatives Manage Their Finances

| July 4, 2022 | 0 Comments

As the average age in America increases and more Baby Boomers retire, the so-called Sandwich Generation (those with school-age or young adult children and aging parents) are finding themselves having to assist both parents and kids simultaneously. Whether it’s helping to invest, pay bills or going to medical appointments as a second set of eyes, […]

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Complexity as Job Security

| June 5, 2022 | 0 Comments

We’ve all heard stories about the guy at work who makes his job seem far more complicated than it really is so that he becomes harder to fire or lay off. Complexity as job security is nothing new. And Wall Street product manufacturers are wizards at this. In the 1990s, as mutual funds were becoming […]

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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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