Market Update | Week Ending 05/04/19

U.S. Employers add 263,000 new jobs in April The unemployment rate is at the lowest level since 1969. The Labor Department reported that 263,000 new jobs were added in April. That crushed experts' expectations of 190,000 new jobs. The unemployment rate dropped from 3.8% in March to 3.6% in April, the lowest unemployment rate since 1969. Average [...]

Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo 2019 in SFV

Are you celebrating Cinco de Mayo this weekend? There's plenty to do, from the family-friendly to adults only. But before we dig into that, let's take a look at why Cinco de Mayo is an important date in history. Cinco de Mayo (fifth of May) is a celebration of [...]

Upcoming Events – May 2019, Part 1

Here’s your guide to what’s happening in the San Fernando Valley during the next two weekends, May 3, 4, 5 and 10, 11, 12. Fri May 3rd LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles Pancakes & Booze Art Show - Lot 613 - From Friday 8 pm to Sunday 2 am. If you [...]

Market Update | Week Ending 04/27/19

NASDAQ and S&P 500 closed the week at all-time record highs Strong corporate earnings, lower interest rates, and an easing of trade tensions encouraged investors who pushed stocks to record highs. A strong first-quarter GDP report released Friday showed that the economy grew 3.2% in the first quarter of [...]

Summer camps in SFV

Summer camp time is just around the corner. Have you signed your kids up yet? If not, check out these options for kids of all ages. Aloha Beach Camp, West Hills - Specializes in beach and aquatic programs and activities. Flexible day-by-day format. Offers three age-appropriate camps (Keiki Camp [...]

What is the first step to buying a home? (video)

Watch the video now. In recent posts, we've discussed home buyers and sellers in California. Let's take it a step further. In this video, we explore the best place to start when you want to buy a home. Because, let's face it, buying a home (especially your first) is [...]

Market Update | Week Ending 04/20/19

Stock markets hover near all time highs In a holiday-shortened week, stocks closed almost unchanged. About 1/3 of companies have reported first-quarter earnings so far. Most of those companies had a strong first quarter. China’s economic numbers have come in stronger than expected. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed the week at 26,559.54, [...]

Find that Bunny! Where You Can Still Get Photos with the Easter Bunny

Oh, my gosh! Easter is this Sunday! Has it snuck up on you this year, too? Maybe you've been planning to take your kids to get their picture taken with the Easter Bunny, but time has just flown by. No worries. There's still time! Through Friday, April 20 Buena [...]

Upcoming Events – April 2019, Part 2

Here’s your guide to what’s happening in the San Fernando Valley during the next two weekends, April 19, 20, 21 and 26, 27, 28. Fri April 19th PASADENA: Menchie's East Egg Hunt - 2 to 4pm.Drop in Friday for a fun Easter egg hunt in the store and on the patio. [...]

Market Update | Week Ending 04/13/19

Stock markets slightly higher this week Stocks recorded solid gains on Friday to erase losses earlier in the week. Markets ended the week just slightly higher. Investors are waiting for companies to report first-quarter corporate profits. Financial stocks led the market following a solid quarterly earnings report from JPMorgan [...]

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