Ernest Batchelder: Man of Many Tiles

Close-up of the tiles on the chimney of Batchelder House. Pasadena artist and educator Ernest Batchelder was the tilemaker of the early 20th century. He founded the Batchelder Tile Company in Pasadena in 1909 and designed beautiful, unique terra cotta tiles. He was "a leading designer of the American [...]

Market Update | Week Ending 01/26/19

Stock markets almost unchanged this week After four weeks of solid gains, stocks held steady in a holiday-shortened week. Stocks were down until Friday when they rallied as news of a deal to end the government shutdown was imminent. The strength of the stock market lies in investors’ confidence [...]

Local SFV Charter School Application Deadlines

Deadlines are approaching for San Fernando Valley charter school applications for non-residents. See below for enrollment lottery deadlines. (Please note this is only a partial list, NOT a complete one.) Visit the following link to see the full charter schools directory for Los Angeles Unified School District: • [...]

Upcoming Events – January 2019, Part 2 (Jan/Feb)

Here's your guide to what's happening in SFV during the next two weekends, Jan. 25-27 and Feb. 1-3. Fri January 25th CALABASAS: Calabasas Mommy Meet and Greet and Story Time - The Commons at Calabasas - Meet up with fellow mommies and kids on the last Friday of each [...]

Market Update | Week Ending 01/19/19

Stocks higher for the fourth consecutive week Stock markets gained about 3% this week. It marked the longest string of weekly gains since August 2018. Companies that reported fourth-quarter earnings came in better than expected. China also made comments signaling that they would work to take steps to lower [...]

Celebrate MLK Day with these activities

Martin Luther King Jr. Day means much more than a day off from school. We celebrate MLK Day on the third Monday of January in honor of Dr. King's impact during the American civil rights movement and beyond. He earned the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, and his powerful [...]

What You Need to Know About the LA Teachers Strike

The Los Angeles teachers strike is on its third day. Here's a breakdown of what's going on and what it means. Approximately 30,000 California teachers are on strike. This is the first strike in 30 years the UTLA."Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) serves 640,000 students and is the [...]

Market Update | Week Ending 01/11/19

2019 stock markets rise for third straight week After the worst December since the depression, stocks have had three weeks of solid gains. Investors have more optimistic views on interest rates following comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. The Fed Chairman said that rate hikes will moderate in [...]

Why Los Angeles Is a Great Place For Seniors

Guest blogger:Barbara Thompson,Senior Care Whether you're new to the City of Angels or looking to downsize from an existing home in Los Angeles, the metro area has a lot to offer seniors in retirement. No town knows how to party quite like L.A., and the celebration doesn't end [...]

Upcoming Events – January 2019, Part 1

Happy New Year! Here's your guide to what's happening in SFV during the next two weekends, Jan. 11-13 and 18-20. The best part? They're all FREE! Fri January 11th NORTHRIDGE: Huge Kids Sale - Valley Kids Consignment - While it's FREE to attend, you'll want to bring your wallet [...]

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