Market Update | Week Ending 07/20/19

Stock markets ended the week lower Investors took profits as stocks dropped from last week’s record-high levels. Analysts have mixed expectations as they await the start of second-quarter earnings results. That should drive the markets in the coming weeks.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed the week at 27,154.20, down 0.7% from 27,332.03 last week. It’s up [...]

Red Cross needs blood donors

The American Red Cross recently issued an emergency call for eligible people to donate blood. Individuals of any blood type are requested to come one of their locations to help out. According to the San Fernando Sun, "about 450 fewer blood drives were organized by businesses and other community [...]

Beat this heat at a splash pad

It's splash pad time. The temps are high but the kids still want to go outside. Unless you have a pool at home, it's time to pack up the swimsuits and sunscreen and head to the nearest splash pad. Here's a list of places you can go to cool [...]

Market Update | Week Ending 07/13/19

The Dow exceeds 27,000 for the first time ever This week, Federal Reserve Chairman Powell testified before Congress. He signaled that an argument could be made for an interest rate cut. This led investors to speculate that a cut was likely in the coming months. The Fed controls overnight rates. [...]

Are you prepared for a major earthquake?

With the recent earthquakes, it's a good time to go over emergency disaster preparedness. There's no doubt that Southern California is a great place to live. But along with gorgeous, sunny days, great homes, and countless things to do, earthquakes are a fact of life. But there are things [...]

Upcoming Events in SFV – July 2019, Part 1

Here’s your guide to what’s happening in the San Fernando Valley during the next two weekends, July 12, 13, 14 and 19, 20, 21.  Fri July 12th LOS ANGELES: Late Night Fridays at the Tar Pits – La Brea Tar Pits and Museum - From 5 to 8 pm. Friday [...]

Market Update | Week Ending 07/06/19

U.S. economy adds 224,000 new jobs in June The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 224,000 new jobs were created in June. That eclipsed analysts’ expectations of 162,000 new jobs. It marked a dramatic rebound from the disappointing 75,000 new jobs added in May.  The unemployment rate inched up to 3.7% from 3.6% in May, which was [...]

Still have fireworks? Don’t get burned this weekend!

Did you know fireworks are illegal where you are? According to 5th District Supervisor Kathryn Barger, "fireworks of any kind are illegal in Los Angeles County unincorporated communities and in many of its 88 cities." And even though the official day may be over, we still have the unofficial July [...]

Where to watch fireworks in the San Fernando Valley on July 4

What would the 4th of July be without fireworks? Good thing we don't have to find out! While there are locations with admission fees, the ones below are FREE to attend. Please note that you may need to pay for parking, though. If you want to watch a bunch [...]

Market Update | Week Ending 06/29/19

Stocks finish higher in a robust June Stocks dropped slightly this week, which was their only weekly loss in the month of June. This week, a drop in consumer confidence caused stocks to drop slightly but drove interest rates down. Investors are also watching the start of the G20 [...]

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