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Seal of the Governor and photo of Gavin Newsom courtesy of the Office of the Governor of the State of California.

Building on previous actions to protect California’s front-line workforce, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced a host of new safeguards for California workers who face the greatest risk of COVID-19. In addition to support for workers, including agricultural and farmworkers, to isolate and quarantine, Governor Newsom unveiled a robust education campaign …continue reading

featured graphic for news from the City of Seal Beach during COVID-19. City seal courtesy of Seal Beach

In an effort to assist our local Seal Beach businesses with the challenges and concerns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent State of California’s mandatory closure of indoor dining and other business sectors, the City Council approved an opportunity for restaurants and other business sectors impacted by the …continue reading

featured graphic for the City of Huntington Beach during COVID-19, City seal courtesy of Huntington Beach

COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grants 824 small business were selected to receive grants ranging from $5000 to $10,000 through the Huntington Beach COVID-19 Small Business Relief Program. The grant program is funded with the $4.75 million in federal CARES Act funding received from the County. All grant funds can be …continue reading

State Treasurer Fiona reminds those local governments receiving PG&E settlement funds that they can invest these monies through a special program run by the State Treasurer’s Office special program – the Local Agency Investment Fund (LAIF). LAIF invests local government revenues for them. This fund is professionally managed and requires …continue reading

The personal-finance website WalletHub today released its 2020 Back-to-School Report, which includes the results of a new nationwide survey as well as picks for this year’s Best Credit Cards for Back-to-School Shopping. WalletHub’s back-to-school resources also include a Sales-Tax Holiday Calendar, highlighting the best times to buy in each state. …continue reading

Leading the charge in finding solutions for the Workforce/Middle Income housing crisis, California State Treasurer Fiona Ma announced that she is looking for creative ideas from the public to aid families in need of housing. “In many cities across the country, it is increasingly difficult for middle-income workers to buy …continue reading

As lawmakers consider additional legislation to address the ongoing health crisis and economic fallout from COVID-19, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) sent a letter to Congress calling for additional help in several areas, including extending the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for severely impacted businesses and their employees, creating …continue reading

featured graphic for the California Department of Public Health during COVID-19

California Governor Gavin Newsom has issued a waiver to state law that will allow hair salons and beauty parlors to operate outdoors despite his order closing down indoor operations one week ago today. Skin care, mani/pedi, and massage will also be allowed to operate outdoors. Services requiring “a hygienic environment …continue reading

With in-person learning threatened by COVID-19 and higher levels of education correlating with higher earnings, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Most & Least Educated Cities in America, as well as accompanying videos. To determine where the most educated Americans are choosing to settle down, WalletHub …continue reading