Category: 2018

Dividend Investing: Small Payments can Boost Return

Owning shares of stock or stock funds might increase the value of your portfolio in one of two fundamental ways: capital appreciation (i.e., price increases) and dividend payments. Of the two, capital appreciation carries the greatest potential for return, but it also carries the greatest potential for loss. And any gains or losses are only reaped when you sell your shares.

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Citizen Participation

The Visalia City Council makes a lot of routine decisions on behalf of our community. On occasion, however, an individual or neighborhood in the city gets involved. We try to balance their input with staff reports and our own research. Similar to a judge in court, we try to render our final decision based upon the facts and merits, not upon which side has the most in attendance at a council meeting.

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Fighting for the Right to Repair

The FTC press release stated that warranty stickers and warnings in consumer manuals “generally are prohibited by the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, a law that governs consumer product warranties. Similarly, such statements may be deceptive under the FTC Act.”

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Summer Plans

Summer is upon us, and many students are trying to think about what they can do to strengthen their college applications. Let’s talk about how to plan your summer activities so you can have fun and still enhance your college applications.

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Proper Use of 911

The Visalia Police Department’s Communications Unit proudly serves the city of Visalia with the highest degree of professionalism. The unit is responsible for the receipt, disposition and documentation of telephone/radio calls in both routine and emergency matters for the police and fire departments.

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Quiet Progress

During the first few months of 2018, the city of Visalia has been involved in a number of substantial matters that don’t always appear in the local press. That is why I write this monthly article to keep you informed. While other towns and governing boards seem to be filling the printed page lately, Visalia and our City Council continue to quietly make progress and serve our residents.

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