March 24, 2023


Guest Commentary

| Monday, March 20th, 2023

SVB’s collapse and the feds response will continue to have ripple effects

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Legendary investor Warren Buffett is famous for saying “Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.” Today, the “tide going out” is the rapid rise in interest rates that the Federal Reserve has implemented to combat inflation. When combined with leverage, the result is… nudity. The collapse of Silicon Valley Read More →

| Friday, March 3rd, 2023

Exempting military retiree pay could boost California’s high-tech workforce

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California – one of the richest states in the nation – is the only state in America that fully taxes military retirement income, giving its 146,000 military retirees no tax breaks whatsoever on their service retirement.  Why is California fully taxing its military retirees, defenders of our nation and hard-working citizens who often earned low Read More →

| Friday, February 24th, 2023

The changed landscape for buyers and sellers of tenant-occupied residential real estate

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By Jessica Mullinix Spring of 2022 saw owners of residential real properties scrambling to sell in order to capitalize on high prices with buyers engaged in frenzied bidding to lock in lower interest rates before they increased. Tenant-occupied residential properties were no exception. Yet sellers and buyers of tenant-occupied residential properties considering evicting the tenants Read More →

| Friday, February 17th, 2023

This Black History Month, let’s reflect on how far we have come

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By Jerry Abraham Since the COVID-19 vaccines were made available to Californians, we have worked hard to communicate the importance of everyone eligible getting vaccinated and boosted. A large part of this effort was eliminating the barriers that prevented our black and brown communities from equitable access to vaccines. The COVID-19 pandemic pushed health and Read More →

| Friday, February 10th, 2023

The new year is the perfect time to stay healthy against COVID-19

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As we settle into the new year, COVID-19 continues to evolve and change. Public health experts continue to track the emergence of additional strains of COVID-19, underscoring the importance of choosing to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 and the flu. Two years after the rollout of the vaccine, California has administered over 87 million Read More →

| Friday, February 10th, 2023

Jaywalking is now legal, but Californians still need to be cautious

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Californians woke up the morning of Jan. 1 with the right to legally jaywalk – an activity many already engaged in regularly. The “Freedom to Walk Act,” (AB 2147) signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom in September, reverses one of the strictest jaywalking laws in the country. For decades, pedestrians crossing against the light or outside Read More →

| Friday, February 3rd, 2023

Reflection and gratitude from Sansum medical director

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January 20th marked three years since the first laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19 was detected in the United States, followed a few short months later with the World Health Organization and CDC’s declaration of a global pandemic.  At the time, none of us could have imagined how much our lives would be upended, or for how Read More →