Key working groups from both houses of the California State Legislature are prioritizing economic recovery in the final weeks of session and have developed a joint $100 billion stimulus plan, building upon the successful collaboration that led to a balanced state budget addressing the $54 billion deficit. Senator Anthony Portantino, Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, sits on the economic working group led by Senators Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) and Steven Bradford (D-Gardena), and
Under the direction of Professor Paul Naccachian, the University of La Verne College of Law is collaborating with the City of La Verne and the La Verne Chamber of Commerce to help address issues presented by the COVID 19 pandemic. The plan includes presenting a panel that will identify issues in specific legal areas including Workers’ Compensation, Landlord/Tenant, Labor & Employment and Bankruptcy Law. The outbreak and rapid spread of COVID 19 has flustered markets and disrupted supply chains,
Interim Fire Chief Devin Leonard has provided notification he will be leaving his position effective August 12, 2020. After conducting a search of qualified replacements, David Segura has been selected to serve as Interim Fire Chief while the City continues to conduct a recruitment for a permanent replacement. On Monday August 3, City Council voted 5-0 to approve a resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement with David Segura to provide temporary, part-time employmentDavid Segura is an
If your business is having cash-flow problems right now, then factoring may be for you! La Verne Chamber of Commerce member UC Factors offers this option – but what, exactly, is it?Factoring is the purchase of accounts receivable (invoices) from a business extending credit for services rendered and/or product sold and delivered on terms to another business (B2B credit extension) by a third party, normally a financial institution. It is not a loan or a traditional line of credit. Additional services are
Senator Portantino, Local Officials Visit Gold Line Site as Construction Begins on Extension Project
Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) had the chance to do a site visit in Glendora on July 17 to see the early stages of construction on the extension of the Foothill Gold Line. The extension of the Gold Line begins in Glendora and extends out to Pomona, resulting in an expansion of services of 9.1 miles, 6 stops, and 21 grade crossings. Senator Portantino was joined on the site visit by Pomona Mayor Tim Sandoval, La Verne Councilmember Robin Carder, Foothill Gold Line Authority CEO Habib
The Board of Supervisors has approved a $1.22 billion spending package to fund a broad range of essential services and relief measures to assist people and businesses affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The plan covers spending in four main areas:$656 million for public health measures including testing and contact tracing$200 million for financial support for residents in the form of assistance for rent relief, food and child care$160 million in grants to support small businesses$150 million to support the
If you think that the benefits and synergy of in-person conferences with keynote speakers and breakout sessions are a thing of the past – think again. La Verne-based Pro Audio Video, Inc. has more than 30 years of experience in special events and can create in-person, virtual, or hybrid events for professional and personal needs. Attendees can participate virtually in real-time chats, polling, and question-and-answer sessions, and real-time data is available to the host. Pro Audio Video, inc.
Today SoCalGas announced that it is now powering two of our largest Los Angeles-area facilities with fuel cells from Bloom Energy. The switch to fuel cells will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, air pollutants and the cost of power, as well as provide reliable electricity independent of the power grid. Distributed generation,such as that provided by these fuel cells, will likely become increasingly important in California because it provides more efficient power, lowers GHG emissions, and is more
Effective today, Los Angeles County will stop certain sector operations as ordered by the State. Closures include: all personal care services - including nail salons; massage & tattoo parlors; hair salons & barbershops; places of worship; gyms and fitness centers; offices of non-critical sectors; indoor malls and all indoor protests until further notice.
SoCalGas has announced further advancement of cutting-edge technology that converts the carbon dioxide in raw bio-gas to renewable natural gas (RNG). The electrochemical technology, developed by Opus 12, has been funded by SoCalGas along with PG&E. The work shows that RNG technology continues to advance in efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Just like traditional natural gas, RNG can be used in trucks and buses, fuel heating systems in home and businesses, and for cooking. It is carbon-neutral
Doug Sanicola has been named acting chair of the International Casual Furnishings Association following the resignation of Joe Pucci of Great Gatherings. He will fill the unexpired term through year-end.Sanicola, president of Outdoor Elegance in La Verne, Calif., served as the trade group’s first retail chair in 2017. He was elected to the Board of Directors in 2012 for a three-year term and later served as vice chair in 2015 and 2016. Sanicola and his wife, Sharon, purchased Outdoor Elegance in May 2001.
After months of preparations, coordination and design work, major construction is set to begin on the Glendora to Pomona Gold Line Project on Friday, July 10. The first major construction activity will take place in San Dimas, as crews work to rebuild the railroad crossing at Gladstone Street. This activity will require a full closure of the street at the railroad crossing for vehicles and pedestrians for three months, while crews relocate underground utilities, relocate the freight track, install the
The La Verne Chamber of Commerce’s 2020-21 Board of Directors was installed on June 25 in the chamber’s first part virtual (via Zoom), part in-person event (at Taberna). The Board, which was sworn in by Mayor Tim Hepburn and began its term on July 1, consists of: Chair: Michael Mergil, Modern Mayhem Sweets Past Chair: Scott Snider, Hillcrest Incoming Chair: Morgan Sternquist, Pomona Valley Habitat for Humanity Secretary: Terri Muse, Waste Management Treasurer: Tina Hinton, Clifton Larson
The Department (ABC) has issued a variety of regulatory relief measures that require service of a meal. (See, Notices of Relief, items 5 and 16; June 10, 2020, Industry Advisory; and various Frequently Asked Questions.) This Advisory provides guidance as to what servings of food licensees must prepare and offer to comply with this requirement. Business and Professions Code section 23038 provides that, “’Meals’ means the usual assortment of foods commonly ordered at various hours of the day; the service
In response to a new County Health Order, the City of La Verne has closed D Street from Bonita Avenue to Third Street in Old Town to expand outdoor dining for the restaurants as of Thursday, July 2. All other businesses on the block are permitted to open. The closure may be up for as long as three weeks or until the county-mandated order is rescinded. So far, Roberta’s Village Inn, Lordsburg Taphouse and Grill, and Argo are taking advantage of the space available on the street for food service. Warehouse
LA County, the City of Los Angeles, and numerous philanthropic partners have established the LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund for small businesses, non-profits and micro-entrepreneurs facing unprecedented economic challenges due to COVID-19.The LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund aims to distribute:1) $5,000 grants to micro-entrepreneurs; and2) $15,000 grants to non-profits and small businesses. Grants will be distributed through an equitable lottery system, to ensure equitable access to capital across
The La Verne Historical Society (LVHS) is engaged in two exciting fundraising activities designed to create community and highlight the city’s history. A 1938 truck gifted to the LVHS is being restored and will be used for parades, educational activities, and promotional events. In addition, the LVHS recently completed a book with Arcadia Publishing for its Images of America series. The history of Lordsburg/La Verne is told through 214 images over 128 pages, both historical and contemporary. LVHS is
In advance of the 2019-20 school year, Bonita Council PTA in partnership with the La Verne and San Dimas Chambers of Commerce encourages ALL chamber members to participate in the value-added Shop Local Membership Perks Program for current PTA and PTSA members. Members from the La Verne and San Dimas Chambers of Commerce can sign up to participate in this NO COST promotional opportunity by completing a simple application and commit to offer a promotion to the current Bonita Council PTA members (The