New year, new burdens for small businesses

[Source: Press-Telegram] Small business owners must be diligent to comply with slew of new laws and regulations. The California Legislature enacted a dizzying array of new bills last year — with Gov. Jerry Brown signing more than 900 into law. With job growth stagnant and small business optimism unclear here in California, hundreds of new Read More…

California jumps the shark

[Source: The Orange County Register] America may have trended toward the GOP, but California seems determined to find its own direction. The only question is, simply, how much more progressive the Golden State will become, even in the face of a far more conservative country beyond the Sierras. This election confirmed, if it was needed, Read More…

California bioscience company moving HQ to Denver area, creating 130 jobs

[Source: Denver Business Journal] A California bioscience company is moving its headquarters to Arapahoe County and creating some 130 new jobs, the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade said Thursday. Viveve Medical Inc. (Nasdaq: VIVE) manufactures non-surgical devices for treatment of vaginal conditions. It is finalizing a lease and expects to relocate from Read More…

South Coast air district to settle suit with Moreno Valley over World Logistics Center: Update

[Source: The Press Telegram] The South Coast Air Quality Management District board has voted to settle its lawsuit with the Moreno Valley over the World Logistics Center but is not yet disclosing terms of the deal. With the air board, county and Riverside County Transportation Commission withdrawing their objections, the agreement eliminates several of the Read More…