California Tax Season Officially Opens Deadline for Filing April 18, 2017

On Wednesday, January 4, 2017, The Franchise Tax Board (FTB) announced that they began accepting 2016 state tax returns for a filing season that extends through April 18, three days beyond the traditional deadline because of a federal holiday.  FTB encouraged taxpayers to take advantage of the agency’s online services and take extra steps to protect themselves and their refunds. Free filing help is available for many taxpayers with limited incomes, and is often available on military bases for service members.  For a list of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program…




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Featuring Beverly Hills Financial Advisor and Media Mogul Angelo Talebi

Renowned Investment Advisor Representative in the State of California and Certified Financial Planner, acclaimed multi-media producer, director, radio personality, film documentarian, entrepreneur, humanitarian and philanthropist. Mr. Angelo Talebi was born in Iran and is a renowned Investment Advisory Representative in the state of California and Certified Financial Planner, acclaimed multi-media producer, director, radio personality, film documentarian, entrepreneur, humanitarian and philanthropist. Angelo Talebi owns and operates Beverly Hills Financial Planners which located at 9454 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 902, Beverly Hills, California 90212.Angelo Talebi is very modest about his mathematical acumen and…




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Consumer Alert: Don’t be scammed by bogus charitable organizations

Board of Equalization Chairman, Jerome E. Horton, encourages potential charitable donors, interested in providing financial relief to the victims of the Boston Marathon and Texas fertilizer plant explosions, to beware of charity scams operating in the wake of these tragedies. The fraudulent schemes involve a variety of tactics such as telephone solicitations as well as social media, email, and face–to–face requests for charitable donations. Individuals operating bogus charities operate by randomly contacting people by telephone to solicit money or financial information. Emails are also used to steer people to fraudulent…




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Spring cleaning is time to dust off your resume and ramp up your new job search

TORONTO, April 11, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ – Spring is the season best known for cleaning, and for job searchers, it’s an ideal time to “usherout the old and bring in the new.” Randstad Canada has a few tips that could make an impact on your job search and help you ramp up for landing the perfect career opportunity. Your resume should tell your story: Employers have heard bland, generic statements such as: I’m a hard worker, I learn quickly or I’m results-oriented, many times. If your resume sticks with these clichés, how will it make hiring managers remember you?…




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State of CA Franchise Tax Board Reports Statewide Median Income Up In 2011

Sacramento – April 2, 2013, The statewide median income for all 2011 individual tax returns was $34,684, an increase of 2.2 percent over 2010’s median income amount.  For joint returns, the statewide median income was $68,122, an increase of 3.6 percent over 2010, according to the Franchise Tax Board (FTB). “Median income” is the point where one half of the tax returns are above and one half is below the midpoint of the range of values.  Median income represents the income reported by a typical California individual or couple. Californian taxpayers filed 15.8…




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New 2013 Taxes Laws Be Educated When Selecting a Tax Preparer

February 19, 2013 — Sacramento– The Franchise Tax Board (FTB) and the California Tax Education Council (CTEC) remind California taxpayers who use a tax professional to make sure they have the proper information to choose one carefully. CTEC, a non-profit corporation established by the California legislature, and FTB have partnered to educate taxpayers about tax preparer’s legal responsibilities, and to make sure those preparers are complying with the law. While more than 41,000 registered tax preparers are ready to assist California taxpayers, some operate outside the law and run the risk of…




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Nearly 50 Vehicle Debuts Confirmed for the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show on November 28 – December 9th

24 world and 25 North American premieres, plus first-ever.                               Advanced Technology Showcase during Press Days LOS ANGELES, CA – November 12, 2012 – The Los Angeles Auto Show confirmed today that nearly 50 vehicles will debut at the show Nov. 28-29 when it opens for Press Days and Nov. 30-Dec. 9 for the public. Just two weeks away, the show will feature world debuts ranging from electric vehicles to performance and luxury designs from a global array of the…




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Hybrid, Plug-in and High MPG Gasoline Vehicles Vie for 2013 Green Car of the Year® Honor

Winner to be Revealed at LA Auto Show Press Conference on November 29. LOS ANGELES, CA – October 25, 2012 – Five exceptional vehicles have been named finalists for Green Car Journal’s 2013 Green Car of the Year®. For the eighth consecutive year, the Green Car of the Year will recognize and honor environmental leadership in the automotive field. The winner will be announced at a press conference during the LA Auto Show Press Days on Nov. 29. This year’s finalists include the Dodge Dart Aero, Ford C-MAX, Ford Fusion,  Mazda CX-5 SkyACTIV and the Toyota Prius c. “This is a very…




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Thank You to Diversity News 3960 for AIDS Walk Los Angeles 2012 Sponsors and Donors for Donations

Yes, We want to officially Thank:  Brantley Bardin, Cynthia Manley, Darna Umayam from Philippine Children’s Charities, Inc., Edgard and Samira Chatila, Recording Artist FAWN from Songirl Music, ASCAP and Stonedef Records, Inc. , Louella Eischen, Steven Escobar from Diversity News Magazine,Actress Thushari Jayasekera, Peach Chemys, Stella Gomez, Fe Koons, Monique Jackson. As date of this post, we have raised $500 and we will try get more until Deadline of November 9, 2012. Team Page General Team Donation Welcome to the Team Page of Diversity News – 3960 Diversity News – 3960 Statistics Money…




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CareerBuilder’s Mid-Year Job Forecast Points to a Better Hiring Picture in the Back Half of 2012

Chicago, July 5, 2012 – While the jobs recovery continues to lag that of previous recessions, the outlook for the back half of 2012 shows continued improvement over 2011. Forty-four percent of private sector employers reported they are planning to hire full-time, permanent staff from July 1 through December 31, 2012, an increase of nine percentage points over the same period last year. In last year’s forecast, the number of companies planning to hire full-time, permanent employees (35 percent) increased seven percentage points over 2010. The nationwide survey, which was conducted…




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LADWP Water Quality Factor Customer Rate Increase Approved Effective March 2012

On Thursday, February 9, 2012 The Los Angeles City Council approved an adjustment (rate increase) to the City of Los Angeles’ Water Rate Ordinance, an action that will ensure that LADWP has sufficient revenues to complete upcoming projects necessary to comply with federal and state water quality regulations and meet compliance deadlines. The modifications include a 35-cent increase to the Water Quality Improvement Adjustment Factor, a component of the rate LADWP charges customers for water, which prior to this adjustment was insufficient to fund major legally mandated drinking water quality projects that…




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President Barack Obama 2012 State of the Union Address to Congress and the nation

If you missed the USA President Barack Obama 2012 State of the Union Address  to Congress and the nation on Tuesday, January 24th at Capitol in Washington, D.C. Here you can read and watch the video. 9:10 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow Americans: Last month, I went to Andrews Air Force Base and welcomed home some of our last troops to serve in Iraq.  Together, we offered a final, proud salute to the colors under which more than a million of our fellow…




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Telemundo, Telefutura, Univision and NOW Another New U.S. Hispanic Broadcast Network MundoFOX

On Monday, January 23, 2012 FOX International Channels and the RCN Television Group (RCN), headquartered in Colombia, jointly announced the formation of joint venture which will launch MundoFOX, a new Spanish-language television network catering to the U.S. Hispanic market. The network, scheduled to launch during the Fall season of 2012 in Hispanic homes nationwide, will aim to bring a similar sensibility as the FOX Network to Latino audiences, with exciting entertainment, best-in-class programing content and differentiation from the limited options currently available to viewers. “Our partnership with RCN is a key…




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Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Issues Statement on the Occupy LA Eviction & Closure of City Hall Park

On Wednesday, November 30, 2011 Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa issued the following statement regarding the closure of City Hall Park: “Last night, we witnessed perhaps one of the finest moments in the history of the Los Angeles Police Department. After 58 days of the Occupy LA protest, 1,400 officers enforced the closure of City Hall Park. The closure, conducted in a professional and restrained manner, was meticulously planned and involved coordination with multiple city departments. Over 200 people were arrested with a minimal use of force and with no major injuries to…




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Statement by LADWP General Manager Ron Nichols Regarding Delayed Billings

On Monday, April 25, 2011 The LADWP General Manager Ron Nichols released the following statement regarding a report on KNBC Channel 4 on delayed billings. “The LADWP processes 50,000 bills per day and has approximately two million water and electric meters, which generate over 12 million bills per year. Commercial meters are billed monthly and residential meters are billed bi-monthly. Over 99% of all LADWP bills are billed on time. Only about ¼ of one percent of our customers can experience multiple periods of delayed bills due to activities such as…




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Collection Agencies Using Facebook & other Social Media to Harass You

“Don’t post pictures of the new speed boat you just purchased or the great vacation you just took, and then tell the debt collector you’re broke and don’t have any money to pay them,” McClary advises. “If you’re caught in a bold-faced lie, you could be fast-tracking your way to court.” Herb Weisbaum, msnbc.com contributor reports that: Bill collectors have upped their game. They’ve added social media to their arsenal of tools. That’s right, they’re on Facebook, too! “Normally, collectors use social media to locate people or see if there are any…




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