April 4, 2021

Day: April 4, 2021

Blue Diamond first business in county to earn ‘green’ certification

Locals who enjoy Blue Diamond products can rest assured that their favorite almonds are one of the most sustainably-processed commodities in the county following the organization’s recent recognition as Green Business Certified. 

Following a comprehensive certification process, the Blue Diamond Growers facility in Salida recently earned the prestigious distinction and is the first business in Stanislaus County to be recognized by the California Green Business Network, Stanislaus County, for demonstrating sustainability as a top business priority.

“Blue Diamond has a long 110-year history as an almond cooperative, and within that history has been a commitment to sustainability across all our

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5 Surefire Stocks That Can Give You Financial Freedom

The stock market is arguably the greatest wealth creator on the planet. Though there have been short periods throughout history where investment vehicles, like commodities or housing, outperformed the benchmark S&P 500, there’s nothing that can match the return potential of equities over the long run.

It’s also impossible to keep a good market down. Despite undergoing 38 stock market crashes or corrections since the beginning of 1950, the S&P 500 has eventually erased each and every one of these declines.

The point is this: The stock market is a money machine that can grant patient investors their financial

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Four Latinas in the Biden White House reflect on their personal trajectories, historic roles

WASHINGTON — It’s been quite a journey for Jennifer Molina.

“I arrived without papers, we were poor,” said Molina, who immigrated with her family from Colombia. She now works at the White House as senior director of coalitions media, responsible for communications with media that focuses on specific communities such as Latinos.

“We didn’t have much and I think that as I grew up with so little, that helped me,” Molina said. “My mom was a single mom and I could really see the need for politics in people’s lives.”

Molina is one of four high-profile Latinas in the Biden

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Video Producer Focuses On Long Beach Small Businesses | Business

In 2020, life went online. Between 2019 and 2020, phone usage jumped from three hours to four hours per day, according to App Annie. For work and entertainment, screens became invaluable quarantine resources.

Lockdown viewers flocked to YouTube and Facebook to watch and share videos. Despite the rise in video consumption, video production came to a standstill.

With businesses closed, filmmaker Isaac Svensson, founder and CEO of 7Sun Media, decided to create a number of videos about Long Beach, the city he has lived in and loved since 2012. He described the series, which he titled Long Beach Local Business

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Minneapolis businesses in George Floyd Square ‘autonomous zone’ to receive $1M bailout

As the city of Minneapolis pushes forward with a $1 million bailout plan for businesses suffering under an autonomous zone in George Floyd Square, Mayor Jacob Frey on Thursday had a stern warning for out-of-towners looking to come to incite violence during the trial for ex-police officer Derek Chauvin.

“With all the national presence there will be more people in our city and there will be an increased presence of National Guard,” Frey said at a news conference. “We want to make very clear to anyone that

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RV Insurance: Everything You Must Know

As Americans weigh how to vacation safely in the middle of a pandemic, sales for RVs are skyrocketing. Total shipments from RV manufacturers were up nearly 47% year-over-year last December, according to data from the RV Industry Association. “People are taking more road trips,” says Laila Ali of Ace RV Sales and Rentals, a family-run business in Herndon, Va. 

Doubling as both transportation and accommodation, RVs offer vacationers a socially distant way to travel. But RVs can be expensive, costing anywhere from less than $10,000 for a travel trailer towed behind a vehicle to $500,000 or more for a luxury

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