Padilla launches new online resource page for entrepreneurs

SACRAMENTO – On June 6, California Small Business Day, Secretary of State Alex Padilla launched a new online resource page connecting aspiring business owners with information they need to start a business in California. The resource page includes a Starting a Business Checklist as well as a Starting a New Business in California brochure. For […]

Even the ‘best’ business ideas may fail miserably

Mayur Ramgir Special to the Village News We’ve all heard the expression “innovate or die.” But there are endless examples of companies that made cutting-edge ideas a priority, yet their can’t-miss products and sometimes the businesses themselves died untimely deaths anyway. People often don’t realize that a product can be smart and work well and […]

Businesses’ blunders make a mess of their brands

Larry Light Special to the Village News On a day in November 2008, three automotive-industry CEOs flew from Detroit to Washington, D.C. on a mission they insisted was crucial to their companies’ survival. They sought a federal bailout to help prop up their struggling businesses. But to the American public and some members of Congress, […]

Maines named director of entertainment for Pala Casino Spa & Resort

Maines named director of entertainment for Pala Casino Spa & Resort

PALA – Pala’s CEO William F. Bembenek named Michael Maines director of entertainment for Pala Casino Spa & Resort May 30. In his new position, Maines is responsible for all booking and scheduling of entertainment in Pala’s six entertainment venues which include the Pala Events Center, the Starlight Theater, the Infinity Showroom, the Underground Wine […]

Reports of callers impersonating SDG&E on the rise

SAN DIEGO – Whether it’s an email from a foreign prince asking the recipient to send money so he can access his fortune, a text with a link to a fake website requesting one’s personal information, or an automated phone call with an offer that just seems too good to be true, consumer scams can come in […]

CWA approves fiber optic cable monitoring contract

Joe Naiman Village News Correspondent The San Diego County Water Authority (CWA) approved a contract with Pure Technologies U.S., Inc., to monitor acoustic fiber optic cable in four CWA pipelines. The CWA board vote April 27 approved a contract for up to $2,319,814 over five years to monitor the fiber optic cable in Pipeline 3, […]

Are you leaving your beneficiaries a tax time bomb?

Brett Sause Special to the Village News When it comes to retirement and to passing on whatever wealth you’ve accumulated to a spouse or the next generation, you may think you’ve thought of everything. But despite your careful planning, it could be that Uncle Sam will be handing you a hefty tax bill while you’re […]

Gun shop donates to JROTC

Gun shop donates to JROTC

Marine instructors in Fallbrook High School’s JROTC program, Lt. Col. Bill Wade, left, and Master Sergeant Brian Richardson, right, accept a donation from Matt Beebe, owner of Beebe Family Arms & Munitions in Fallbrook, on May 22.

DOD names CPEN 2016 Fire Department of the Year

DOD names CPEN 2016 Fire Department of the Year

Gunnery Sgt. Lynn Kinney Marine Corps Installations West – Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton   The Camp Pendleton’s Fire Emergency Services department was recently recognized as 2016’s Department of Defense Fire Department of the Year in a message released by the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, May 17, 2017. This is the second time the department […]

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