5 Home Trends You May Regret (infographic)

In the 70s it was avocado appliances. The 80s had poofy, floral everything (think "Golden Girls"). Every decade has it's own special "design dilemmas." You've got style, though, so you won't be guilty of it. Or will you? Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the odds [...]

Market Update | Week Ending 06/22/19

Stock markets close week at or near record highs The DOW and S&P hit new highs this week. Stocks finished higher for the third straight week. Investors were optimistic on hopes of lower interest rates as the Federal Reserve signaled that a rate cut this year was being considered. [...]

Free Things to Do in LA this Summer 2019

If you read my Upcoming Events posts, you know there are a lot of fun and FREE things to do in LA and the SFV. In case you want to make plans way ahead, here are some links you'll want to bookmark. The big cheat sheet of free & [...]

Bigotry Ban Passes in LA

Los Angeles City Hall In April, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved the civil and human rights ordinance. This means that discrimination and other forms of bigotry will be prohibited. The vote for the ordinance was 12-0. There will also be a commission to investigate violations of residents' [...]

Market Update | Week Ending 06/15/19

Stocks up for the week High-profile mergers and a strong May retail sales report lifted stocks this week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed the week at 26,089.61, up 0.4% from 25,983.94 last week. It’s up 11.8% year-to-date.  The S&P 500 closed the week at 2,886.98, up 0.5% from 2,873.34 last week. It's up 15.2% year-to-date.  [...]

Golf courses in San Fernando Valley

For golf lovers, the SFV is the perfect place for excellent golf courses. I've put together a quick guide on some of the many ones located in the area. Plus, as you may know, I'm always looking for deals to pass on to you. Golf is no exception! To [...]

Upcoming Events in SFV – June 2019, Part 2

Here’s your guide to what’s happening in the San Fernando Valley during the next two weekends, June 14, 15, 16 and 21, 22, 23.  Don't forget: Juneteenth is June 15th, June 16th is Father's Day, and June is PRIDE month! Fri June 14th WOODLAND HILLS: FRI-YAY! Silent Disco - GLOW PARTY [...]

Market Update | Week Ending 06/08/19

Fewer new jobs created in May, though unemployment remains at 50 year low The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 75,000 new jobs were created in May. That was well below analysts’ expectations of 175,000 new jobs. The unemployment rate held steady at 3.6%, a 50-year low. Average hourly wages were up 3.1% from one year ago.  [...]

9 Ways to Choose LA: Which Neighborhood Is for You?

In an area as large as Los Angeles, there are many places you can call home. But which one should you choose? An article from Curbed LA offers "12 things to consider." We're going to look at nine. Get to know LA's regions (Westside, Central LA, Northeast LA, San [...]

Market Update | Week Ending 05/31/19

Stock markets drop for the fourth straight week over trade war fears Stocks dropped sharply this week as increased trade tensions with China led to a fourth straight week of losses. To make investors more depressed, President Trump announced that he would take emergency powers and place a 5% [...]

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