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    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
    Stuart Waldman
    Monday, March 4, 2019
    The beginning of every year prompts a flood of new ideas from California’s state legislators, and obviously, I’m grateful to them. They’re keeping me and my staff employed, as businesses turn in desperation to advocacy groups around the state who can try and explain to legislators why their proposal would harm our economy and kill jobs. Clearly, you’d rather put that money towards growing your business, not paying me to talk to elected officials. But happily for me, it’s probably not going to change anytime soon. Read more
    Friday, March 1, 2019
    Yesterday, Los Angeles City Councilmembers introduced a proposal to require employers to schedule their employees’ shifts at least 2 weeks in advance. Read more
    Wednesday, February 20, 2019
    Today, the California Legislature introduced bills to attack juices, sports drinks, sodas and teas. They want to ban coupons and keep drinks away from checkout stands. They want to limit drink size to 16 ounces. They also want to ban promotions; add warning labels; and tax your drinks. Read more
    Friday, February 15, 2019
    The Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA) is disappointed by Mayor Garcetti’s decision to disregard the findings of DWP’s once-through-cooling study by shutting down natural gas fired power plants and repowering them with renewable energy sources. The DWP study found that Los Angeles’s aging gas fired power plants cannot be repowered in time with renewables and battery storage without jeopardizing grid reliability. Read more
    Wednesday, February 13, 2019
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