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Preparing for the SoCal Rainy Season

Traditionally, February is the rainiest month in the San Fernando Valley. That means you need to be prepared. Rain: What's the big deal? To people from other parts of the country, rain is just rain. It can be a nuisance or a blessing, but, in general, it's usually not [...]

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas on a Budget

Haven't made plans for Valentine's Day yet? Even though it's tomorrow, there's still time to enjoy the day at the last minute and on a budget. Plus, these ideas include alternatives to the usual romance-themed activities and can include your family and friends rather than just one Valentine. • [...]

Market Update | Week Ending 02/9/19

Stock markets ended the week almost unchanged after 5 weeks of solid gains Stocks were mostly flat this week as renewed trade worries overshadowed a solid earnings reporting season. So far, nearly two-thirds of companies have reported earnings. Nearly three-quarters of them beat expectations. The US and China agreed [...]

Valley Moms Meetup – Valentine’s Day Party!

Hey everyone!We are so proud to be one of the sponsors this weekend for the first Valentine's Day Party hosted by Valley Moms Meetup! Date: Saturday, Feb. 9Time: 11 a.m.Where: TBA (you need to be a member of the group for this information - register here!) Our co-hosts for [...]

Upcoming Events – February 2019, Part 1

Here’s your guide to what’s happening in SFV during the next two weekends, Feb. 8-10 and 15-17. Fri February 8th HOLLYWOOD:  SoulfulofNoise Ladies Night -- Lucky Strike Hollywood - SoulfulofNoise is a diverse Live Music Experience featuring the best independent artists in Southern California. Includes sock drive for the My Friends [...]

Market Update | Week Ending 02/2/19

304,000 new jobs created in January The Bureau of Labor Statics reported that employers added 304,000 new jobs in January. That figure took experts by surprise and shattered their estimates of 170,000 new jobs. It marked 100 straight months of job gains. Furloughed government workers were not counted as unemployed, so the [...]

Best Places to Watch the Super Bowl

Looking for a great place to cheer on the Rams during the Super Bowl? Here are some suggestions on the best places in the San Fernando Valley to watch the big game (and the commercials LOL). Kick-off at 3:30 pm. Sunday, Feb. 3 - Super Bowl LIII - Los [...]

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: https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/1827 • [...]

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