County, city invite vendors to outreach event

County, city invite vendors to outreach event

Tracy DeFore County of San Diego Communications Office Heads up, business owners – the County and City of San Diego are looking to buy if you are looking to sell. And they’re hosting an event to meet you. As part of the county’s and city’s continued efforts to broaden their number of quality vendors, the […]

Auction of tax-defaulted properties is going online

SAN DIEGO – The county of San Diego’s annual auction of tax-defaulted properties is going online for the first time this year, Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister announced March 8. “With this new system, people sitting at home can browse and bid on more than 1,600 properties currently available, including timeshares starting at $900,” McAllister said. […]

Hass Avocado Board seeks additional talent to drive strategic plan

MISSION VIEJO –  As it begins its ambitious five-year strategic plan aiming to make fresh avocados the number one consumed fruit in the United States, the Hass Avocado Board (HAB) is offering board membership to industry leaders to help continue its historic success. “This is a call to serve, to share expertise in key areas that […]

Local New York Life agent Sigmon joins select group helping AARP members

FALLBROOK – Marc Sigmon, CA Insurance License #0K45485, from the San Diego General Office of New York Life, recently joined a select group of agents who are authorized to offer AARP members a range of financial solutions through AARP Life Insurance, Annuity and Long-Term Care Options from New York Life. To become part of this […]

More families claiming California’s cash-back tax credit

SACRAMENTO – On March 3, the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) announced a significant jump in the amount of California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) dollars issued to low-income families compared to the same time last year. As of Feb. 25, the state has issued $132.9 million worth of CalEITC, a 50 percent increase over this time […]

How to save on online brokerage fees

Nathaniel Sillin Special to the Village News If you’ve made it to a point in life where you’re ready to start investing, or at least start thinking about investing, you may consider opening a brokerage account. But you’re not alone if the thought of choosing a brokerage firm is foreign to you. While brokers have […]

It pays to drive an electric vehicle

SAN DIEGO – Not only do electric vehicles (EVs) help to create cleaner air and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our community, now the region’s 23,000 EV drivers can enjoy a credit each year on their SDG&E bill. Those who drive an all-electric vehicle or a plug-in hybrid EV can now enroll to receive a […]

Californians searching for lower auto insurance rates have more options

SACRAMENTO – Finding the lowest auto insurance rates requires some research and the Department of Insurance offers an online comparison tool that gives drivers more options to find the most affordable rates. “When shopping for insurance it is important for consumers to do their homework and shop around,” said California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. “The […]

New legislation aimed to provide more career opportunities

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymembers Marie Waldron (R-Escondido) and Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) recently announced legislation to provide more career opportunities to students and underprivileged Californians as part of the bipartisan “Better Jobs for a Better California” package. Assembly Bill 316 will fund innovative technical career training and employment programs, support organizations to help disadvantaged Californians break through […]

FTB warns of tax season scams

SACRAMENTO – The Franchise Tax Board (FTB) has issued a warning to businesses and individuals that identity theft and refund fraud schemes are off to a rampant start this filing season. Employers in particular are a target for scammers disguising themselves as human relations officers in order to steal employee data. When criminals are able to successfully […]

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