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    Wednesday, June 5, 2019
    “Contrary to the Yes campaign’s claims, the No on Measure EE campaign wasn’t against public education or children; rather, it was against a poorly written tax measure with weak oversight and no real accountability,” said Stuart Waldman, VICA president. Read more
    Tuesday, June 4, 2019
    VICA President Stuart Waldman and Chair Lisa Gritzner respond to the results of the 2019 Homeless Count Read more
    Stuart Waldman
    Thursday, May 30, 2019
    On Tuesday, I'm voting NO on Measure EE, a new property tax which will cost homeowners hundreds of dollars per year. Proponents of Measure EE say the money will go to schools, but there's NO guarantee this money will actually go to classrooms and NO meaningful accountability or oversight. Measure EE is a bailout of LAUSD, a school district which is failing students, and will allow them to keep paying for the status quo. Read more
    Stuart Waldman
    Monday, April 29, 2019
    I see it every day and I was happy to read some numbers to back it up: the San Fernando Valley is thriving in many ways. A recent report done for the Business Journal’s Economic Forecast Breakfast by California Lutheran University’s Center for Economic Research and Forecasting shows that the Valley’s economy grew an average of more than 4 percent annually between 2014 and 2018. That’s better than Ventura, Los Angeles and Orange counties. Read more
    Cowe Consulting
    Thursday, April 11, 2019
    Whether or not you are a fan of the show we have to admit that HBO and Game of Thrones have dominated the water cooler TV show talk for quite some time now. In this article, we will walk you through how GOT pulled off a marketing miracle and how you can take advantage of the tactics they followed. Read more
    Stuart Waldman
    Monday, April 1, 2019
    I’m a father of two beautiful, energetic, smart kids, the oldest of whom is about to start kindergarten. As many of my fellow parents will know, this has felt like an overwhelming decision for my wife and me. I know - it’s ‘just’ kindergarten. But choosing the right school means choosing where my son will thrive and form the bedrock of his education, career, and life. I want to do the best by him that I possibly can. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean my neighborhood elementary school. I’m fortunate enough to have options, but many of my neighbors don’t have a choice but to send their children to the local LAUSD school. Read more
    Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    VICA continues to have strong concerns about the movement towards codifying the Dynamex decision, and then carving out exemptions for certain industries. Read more
    Justin J. Grooms, Gaspar Insurance Services
    Tuesday, March 19, 2019
    It’s important that every restaurant owner have trusted and knowledgeable business partners who can help protect them from some of the exposures inherent to the new industry landscape. In addition to retaining proper legal counsel, every business owner should take the time to speak with their insurance broker about the types of insurance coverages and what expressed limits should be used to protect the owner’s business, as well as, personal interest. Read more
    Cowe Consulting
    Thursday, March 7, 2019
    Clickbait’s most simple definition is a link that entices you to click on it. However, there is some confusion as to what falls under the clickbait category. Read more
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