By Emily Rasmussen | [email protected] | Long Beach Press-Telegram PUBLISHED: July 20, 2019 at 1:14 pm | UPDATED: July 20, 2019 at 1:15 pm More pets in Long Beach, if they are ever lost, will have a better chance of finding their way home after a free microchipping event in the city on Saturday, July 20. Bruce, an -8-year-old American Bulldog mix enjoyed some peanut butter banana ice cream while attending the Long Beach Animal Emergency (LBAE), a part of Pathway Vet Alliance, Adoption and Pet Loss Prevention Fair in Long Beach on Saturday, July 20, 2019. Long Beach Animal Control donated free pet identification microchips to the first 100 pets in attendance, and doctors from LBAE provided free, on-site implanting. The registration of each microchip was free of charge through Found Animals, a non-profit organization focused on saving lost pets. Volunteers from Long Beach Animal Control???s Mobile Adoption Unit, Fix Long Beach Pets, I Stand With My Pack and Live Love Animal Rescue … [Read more...] about Long Beach hosts first pet adoption, free microchip event
By Leslie Sargent Eskildsen | PUBLISHED: July 20, 2019 at 7:03 am | UPDATED: July 20, 2019 at 7:04 am With contingencies more of the norm in today’s market, the timing and logistics of moving becomes a puzzle. Depending on how many houses are selling and how many people are moving from one to the next, it can be something of a challenge to make sure no one is left with their belongings in the front yard of their new home because the current occupants were unable to move into their new home. Let’s say you have four closings tied together, with proceeds from the first sale needed to close the second sale, then the proceeds from the second sale needed to close the third sale, and finally the proceeds from the third sale needed to close the fourth sale. So while the first buyers start the domino effect of moving the money from one purchase to the next, the last sellers in the chain are the first to move. Most people don’t want to go through the hassle and expense of … [Read more...] about Who pays when buyers must wait to move into their new home?
By Allen Buchanan | | PUBLISHED: July 20, 2019 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: July 20, 2019 at 6:01 am Two weeks ago in this space, I discussed the reasons a commercial real estate deal was taking so long to close. As promised, today I will discuss ways to close your commercial real estate deal faster. Our discussion two weeks ago focused on several areas that I will use as a framework for today’s conversation. Search: Before you search, give some real thought to all of the solutions to your space needs, whether it’s- staying put and re-working your layout, outsourcing a portion of your operation or taking an additional building from your current owner. Also, engage someone who can assist in zeroing in on precisely how much square footage you need. Negotiations: In a word, realistic! If you attempt to scalp an owner these days you’ll be disappointed. Figure out why you are moving. Will your top line revenue increase by a large percentage? Will you be able to give a key … [Read more...] about 6 ways to close your commercial real estate deal faster
By Marcia Campbell | Contributing columnistPUBLISHED: July 20, 2019 at 5:00 am | UPDATED: July 20, 2019 at 5:00 am This is part two of a series of 5 articles discussing the following case hypothetical from the various professional perspectives: A and B are about to be married. A has two kids from a previous marriage. B has one child from a previous marriage. They plan to have children together. A receives child support from an ex-spouse. A’s mother also lives with them and helps to care for the children. B’s only child works in B’s business and both A and B hope their joint child(ren) will one day join the business as well. A and B have a lot to discuss! This family situation may not be too unusual but it does create complicated tax issues. It would be wise for the couple to consult with advisers before the wedding to help prepare for issues that are likely to arise. In this case, a CPA would want to meet with the family’s decision-makers for an initial … [Read more...] about How to handle your taxes in a blended family
By Kevin Smith | [email protected] | San Gabriel Valley Tribune PUBLISHED: July 19, 2019 at 5:14 pm | UPDATED: July 19, 2019 at 5:15 pm The State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. is closing its Michelson Drive facility in Irvine in August and laying off 156 employees. In a June 26 Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification sent to the state Employment Development Department, Employee Relations Manager Beth Stuckey said the layoffs will take place Aug. 31 and are expected to be permanent. “The entire facility will be closed as a result of this action,” Stuckey said. “No bumping rights exist for employees.” “Bumping” is the right of a senior employee to replace a less senior employee in a job for which both are qualified. None of the impacted workers in Irvine are represented by a union, Stuckey said. Two local offices will be affected The closure will affect two offices — one at 3351 Michelson Drive, Suite 200, and another at 3337 … [Read more...] about State Farm to close Irvine offices, laying off 156 workers