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Metro reaches a 3-year contract with ATU
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 August 2012
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) reached a 3-year contract with the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), representing over 2,300 bus and rail maintenance employees. “Metro ... read more >>
APAC applauds High Speed Rail for Approving Inclusion of Minority Business Contracting
Written by Sentinel News Service 02 August 2012
Oakland, CA – Associated Professionals and Contractors (APAC) of California, Inc. commends the California High Speed Rail Authority's (CHSRA) decision to include Disadvantaged Businesses in the development ... read more >>
Chairman Jerome E. Horton Speaks Out Against Employee Pay Cut
Written by Sentinel News Service 02 August 2012
  Jerome E. Horton, Chairman of the Board of Equalization and Member of the Franchise Tax Board, made the following statement regarding the impact the 2012 Personal Leave Program has on the Board ... read more >>
Passion for travel: Exploring the world within your budget
Written by Michelle Thornhill 23 July 2012
Aspirations Passion for travel: Exploring the world within your budget   By Michelle Thornhill   My first trip out of the U.S. spawned my passion for travel. At 17, I had the opportunity to study ... read more >>
New Contract for 12,000 Southern Cal Health Care Professionals with Kaiser Permanente
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 July 2012
San Dimas, CA – Registered Nurses and other health care professionals working at Kaiser Permanente facilities from Bakersfield to San Diego ratified a three-year contract yesterday, including new provisions ... read more >>
Two Los Angeles Tobacco Distributors Defraud State of More Than $1 Million
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 July 2012
Sacramento – Two Los Angeles men were sentenced on July 19 for defrauding the State of California of more than $1 million in state tobacco excise taxes, announced Chairman Jerome E. Horton of the California ... read more >>
Board of Equalization Unveils New Top 500 Tax Debtors
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 July 2012
Board of Equalization Unveils New Top 500 Tax DebtorsNew Tools Help Ensure Compliance and Close Tax GapSacramento – Individuals and businesses appearing on the Top 500 Delinquent Taxpayer list face new ... read more >>
Port of L.A. Approves Eagle Marine Services “Pier 300” Container Terminal Expansion
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 July 2012
Port of L.A. Approves Eagle Marine Services “Pier 300” Container Terminal Expansion $196 Million Green Modernization Project to Create Nearly 3,400 Jobs During Construction and Add Nearly 8,000 ... read more >>
California Homeowner Bill of Rights Passes Legislature
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 July 2012
    California Homeowner Bill of Rights Passes Legislature, Bringing Mortgage Reforms One Step Closer to LawSACRAMENTO -- Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced the California Homeowner Bill ... read more >>
Partnership Between Parks and CRA/LA Pays off Again
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 June 2012
Councilman Parks at the openingPartnership Between Parks and CRA/LA Pays off AgainBuckingham Place Senior Apartments Open After 10 yearsCouncilmember Bernard C. Parks joined community leaders and key stakeholders ... read more >>
Two Critically Important Port Security Measures
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 June 2012
Two Critically Important Port Security Measures Sponsored by Congresswoman Laura Richardson Included in New Homeland Security BillCongresswoman Richardson Amendments Enables Port Security Grant Recipients ... read more >>
Helping Teens Manage Money
Written by Matthew Martin 18 June 2012
Helping Teens Manage Money By Matthew MartinOur nation's teens are on their way to becoming adults and, in a few short years, many will be off to college or on their own, so it is critical that they learn ... read more >>
Underground Economy Endangers Public, Cheats Consumers, Robs California
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 18 June 2012
Jerome E. Horton, Chair of the California Board of Equalization (center), greets two investigators responsible for identifying counterfeit products that are illegally brought into this country that deprive ... read more >>
USS Iowa Battleship Headed for New Home Along Port of L.A.
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 May 2012
USS IOWA BATTLESHIP HEADED FOR NEW HOME ALONG PORT OF LOS ANGELES WATERFRONTHarbor Commission Approves Environmental Impact Report, Lease Agreement; Historic Battleship Plans to Open to Public July 7 SAN ... read more >>
Aspirations: So you’re an entrepreneur…
Written by Michelle Thornhill (Special to the Sentinel) 25 May 2012
Research suggests that African Americans are more likely than the general population to have small business aspirations. But I’m sure this is no surprise to you! Many of us grew up with dreams of “being  ... read more >>
Port of L.A. Honors Customers for Vessel Speed Reduction Program
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 May 2012
PORT OF LOS ANGELES HONORS CUSTOMERS FOR ONGOING COMMITMENT TO VESSEL SPEED REDUCTION PROGRAM100-Percent Program Compliance from 332 Vessels Reduced Ship-Transiting Emissions by More Than 2,000 Tons in ... read more >>
Ralphs Helps Honor Our Troops
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 May 2012
Ralphs Helps Honor Our Troops“Honoring Our Heroes” checkstand fundraising drive to benefit the USO              Ralphs Grocery Company is pleased to announce that it is raising funds for ... read more >>
Greuel Releases Analysis of LAFD Emergency Response Times
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 May 2012
Greuel Releases Analysis of LAFD Emergency Response TimesLOS ANGELES– As City Council begins debating the budget for the upcoming fiscal year, City Controller Wendy Greuel today released her analysis ... read more >>
25 State Legislators Urge PUC to Protect Solar Industry
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 May 2012
25 STATE LEGISLATORS URGE PUC TO PROTECT SOLAR INDUSTRYSign Letter Supporting Proposed Decision on "Net Energy Metering"SACRAMENTO -- In a strong letter sent to the California Public Utilities Commission ... read more >>
Wells Fargo Celebrates 160 Years of Service
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 March 2012
Wells Fargo Celebrates 160 Years of ServiceTo mark the anniversary, the company contributes more than $2.5 million to charities and donates, builds or renovates 160 homes Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: ... read more >>
Julius Robinson Appointed Chairman of Operation Hope’s Northwest Board of Directors
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 March 2012
Julius Robinson Union Bank, N.A. today announced that Julius Robinson, executive vice president and head of Corporate Social Responsibility has been appointed to Operation HOPE’s Northwest Board of Directors ... read more >>
City Controller Gruel Releases Report on Commodity Purchases
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 March 2012
 CITY CONTROLLER  GREUEL RELEASES LATEST REPORT ON COMMODITY PURCHASES; REVEALS CITY LOST UP TO $700,000 IN POTENTIAL SAVINGS (Los Angeles) – The City’s chief accountant, City Controller Wendy ... read more >>
Millennium Invited to Serve as Partner to the White House Young America Series
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 March 2012
Millennium Invited to Serve as Partner to the White House Young America Series Notable Los Angeles-Based Charity Accepts Invitation to Partner & Accompany Senior White House Officials to Engage Young ... read more >>
New Sales Tax Rates Take Effect April 1, 2012
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 March 2012
New Sales Tax Rates Take Effect April 1, 2012 Voter-approved sales and use tax rate increases will take effect April 1 for cities in five California counties, the California State Board of Equalization ... read more >>
Tax Deductions and Credits
Written by Karen R. Smith 26 March 2012
Tax Deductions and CreditsKaren R. SmithUnion Bank, N.A. Vice President and Branch Manager Most people don’t enjoy paying taxes, and to avoid owing more than necessary, it is prudent to work with a CPA ... read more >>

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