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News, articles and information about small businesses, starting and owning and operating a small business, employment law, employment taxes, minimum wage. (Photo iTOWNS)
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  • Glendale live/work development gets preliminary approval from council

    Glendale live/work development gets preliminary approval from council
    Glendale may be getting its first major live/work complex, as the city granted preliminary approval to a four-building development on Central Avenue that would contain more than 530 units this week. The City Council granted initial conceptual approval to...
  • Schiff expects 'diverse' impacts from government shutdown

    Schiff expects 'diverse' impacts from government shutdown
    The partial federal government shutdown is being hotly contested in Washington D.C., but its impacts will be felt locally, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) said Tuesday — the first day many federal workers were furloughed. The shutdown came about when...
  • Guest column: Bill would thwart certain shakedown lawsuits

    The Civil Justice Assn. of California congratulates California State Assemblyman Mike Gatto on his bill AB 227, which is currently on Gov. Brown's desk awaiting signature. This bill, if signed, will help to curb an area of abusive Proposition 65 lawsuits....
  • Gatto's 'Shakedown' bill gets halfway home

    A bill by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) that would protect businesses against "shakedown lawsuits" sailed through the state Assembly Friday on a unanimous vote. The bill was Gatto's attempt to remedy what small-business owners in his district...
  • Ramani-led PAC endorses Gatto

    Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) last week received the endorsement of the National Federation of Independent Business/California SAFE Trust in his bid for reelection to represent the state Assembly’s 43rd District. “[Gatto] has proven himself a...
  • Sparks fly at 43rd District Assembly debate

    Sparks fly at 43rd District Assembly debate
    The two candidates in the 43rd District Assembly race — incumbent Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) and longtime Glendale Unified school board member Greg Krikorian — squared off in a sometimes contentious debate Thursday in front of a spillover...
  • Gatto, Liu, Schiff handily hold on to their seats

    Local Democratic incumbents for state offices and the U.S. House easily cleared challenges from their Republican opponents Tuesday. Even in the hotly contested race for the 43rd Assembly District, incumbent Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) never...
  • Gatto introduces bill to protect businesses from 'shakedown' lawsuits

    Gatto introduces bill to protect businesses from 'shakedown' lawsuits
    Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) introduced a bill Monday to protect businesses from “shakedown” lawsuits that are filed with the intent of extracting settlements to make the litigation go away. Business owners told Gatto at his...
  • Schiff fights for post office

    Schiff fights for post office
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Tuesday called on the U.S. postmaster general to abandon plans to close and sell the historic post office on Broadway in Glendale as part of a nationwide effort to rein in costs. In his letter, Schiff said closing the...
  • Gatto and Ramani go into detail

    MIKE GATTO: 1) California faces projected budget deficits of close to $20 billion annually for the next several years. What specific steps must the state take to achieve a balanced budget? To paraphrase Winston Churchill, the next few years are likely...
  • Legislators try to revive old bills

    Local lawmakers used a brief legislative session this month to dust off old bills that never made it, and to push new proposals ahead of the new year. State Sen. Carol Liu (D-La CaƱada Flintridge) reintroduced two measures that failed last year,...
  • Candidate makes stances known

    Candidate makes stances known
    John Colbert said he never considered running for office until he saw the way Congress was killing jobs in California. Colbert was driving through the Central Valley in 2008 when he witnessed farmers clearing trees dying from a lack of water. The trip...