How To Stay Safe From Financial Scams from the LA Times

Personal Finance-How to stay safe from financial scams By Kimberly Palmer for the LA Times

One of the biggest mistakes you can make when it comes to protecting yourself from financial scams is thinking you’re too smart to be duped by one.

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First Economic Update for August, 2023-US Credit Rating…

From the New York Times: U.S. Extends Job Growth Streak Even as Economy Cools-Employers added 187,000 workers in July, a slower pace than the recent norm, but “more sustainable,” one economist said.

The U.S. economy continued to generate sturdy employment growth in July, but it showed definite signs of cooling alongside the Federal Reserve’s battle to suppress inflation.

It is HOT! Will Our Electricity Supply be Sufficient this…

State power grid preps for heat-Officials hope more battery storage and backup resources will prevent blackouts. By Grace Toohey for the LA Times.

It’s a summertime sequence that’s become all too familiar in California: Extreme heat forces air conditioners into overdrive, which pushes the state’s power grid to the brink.

What's Coming Up at the Ice House? Fun! Fun! Fun!

Here are this weeks shows at the Ice House:

July, 2023, Economic Update-Property Values, Recession…

From the LA Times: L.A. County property values rise 5.9%. Total assessments hit a record $2 trillion. Governments will get $20 billion in taxes. By Andrew J. Campa

200 Attend Annual Pasadena Chamber Inaugural Gala, Witness…

200 people joined Pasadena Chamber Board members for the annual Inaugural Gala at the Langham Huntington, Pasadena for the installation of Chair Don Schweitzer of Schweitzer Law Partners. 

Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception with music by Art Deco Entertainment prior to the dinner and installation program. 

What is Happening with Homeowner's Insurance? from the…

As different as California and Florida are, they share one big problem: Insurance companies are curtailing business in the two states. Some aren’t writing new policies. Others are going further and not renewing policies as they expire. I’m picturing vans pulling out of Sacramento or Tallahassee filled with sad-looking insurance mascots. Geico’s gecko. Jake from State Farm. The bandaged-up Mayhem from Allstate.

Economic Update for July, 2023-Inflation, Unemployment and…

Inflation: from the LA Times: Inflation declines sharply to 3% in June By Christopher Rugaber

Squeezed by painfully high prices for two years, Americans have gained some much-needed relief with inflation reaching its lowest point since early 2021 — 3% in June compared with a year earlier — thanks in part to easing prices for gasoline, airline fares, used cars and groceries.

Spring/Summer Issue of Pasadena Perspective is LIVE Online…

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Fire danger and injuries from fireworks still exists even in the midst of a pandemic crisis. The City of Pasadena municipal code holds property owners and tenants responsible for permitting the possession, sale, usage or discharge of fireworks on their property. The ordinance allows for the prosecution of fireworks-related offenses and for the demand of payment for all costs associated with the safe disposal of confiscated fireworks.