FOOTHILL COLLEGE Invites you to join us on the main campus â€“ Room 5015 (Just minutes from either Foothill Expwy or 280)
A SIX-WEEK INVESTMENT AND FINANCIAL PLANNING CLASS Wednesday evenings from 7:00 - 9:00 PM. It is better for you to register now, but you may also register the first evening of class on OCT. 10th. (Class #057). The cost is $49. No prior financial knowledge is required. To register call (408) 864-8817, or online, www.communityeducation.fhda.edu (in the Financial Planning section).
â€œOutstanding Course!â€? â€œI donâ€™t want to exaggerate, but I truly believe this course has improved my life and my financial well-being. The instructors had an outstanding command of the material and presented it thoughtfully and with great humor & insight.â€?
Some of the Topics Are: $ HOW TO INVEST IN DIFFICULT TIMES $ STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESSFUL ESTATES $ THE BEST WAYS OF INVESTING IN REAL ESTATE $ ETFs, BONDS & MUTUAL FUNDS & STOCK $ THE NEW WORLD OF TAXES $ THE UNKNOWN DANGERS OF TAX-FREE INCOME $ PROTECTING WEALTH & ASSETS IN TROUBLED TIMES $ MANAGING YOUR MONEY TO YOUR ADVANTAGE $ WHAT TO DO RIGHT NOW & FINANCIAL PLANNING $ HOW TO CHOOSE A TOP-NOTCH ADVISOR $ TURNING THE MOST COMMON FINANCIAL MISTAKES INTO PROFIT $ HOW TO PROPERLY INTEGRATE YOUR IRAs & 401(k)s $ ECONOMIC HEDGING & ASSET ALLOCATION $ HOW TO INVEST FOR/IN RETIREMENT $ AND MUCH, MUCH MORE ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTORS Steve Lewis is President of Lewis & Mathews Investment Management in Menlo Park. He is a college professor, investment counselor, Value Line award winner, financial author and has appeared on national radio and television. He is a past officer of the S.C. International Association of Financial planners and served on the National Academy Advisory Board. He has written for Money magazine and Dow Jones's Barron's. Jim Curran is a veteran of over 25 Years on Wall Street. He is President of Curran & Lewis Investment Management, Inc., in Menlo Park, a Wealth Manager Magazine top Wealth Management firm. He is Chief Portfolio Manager, and specializes in investment advice for individual investors, companies, and their officers. He is an accomplished and dynamic college and business lecturer.
The instructors have taught over 30,000 Northern Californians their money managing techniques. SOME COMMENTS FROM PAST CLASS MEMBERS: â€œThis course has been excellent, very informative and enlightening.â€? â€œ...Very objective in presentation of material...â€? â€œI have looked forward to each class like opening a new package each week.â€? â€œThe course exceeded my expectations.â€? â€œ...A very helpful, well thought out, well presented course. I have recommended it to many people.â€? â€œWell done, informative, stimulating.â€? â€œTerrific! Loved the course.â€? â€œYour ability to take subject matter and make it understandable commands my highest respect.â€?
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CityView A round-up of
Palo Alto government action this week
Public Art Commission (Sept. 20)
Elections: The commission elected Commissioner Larisa Usich as chair and Amanda Ross vice chair. Yes: Unanimous â€œAuroraâ€?: The commission preliminarily approved temporary art installation â€œAurora,â€? a 30-foot-tall metal tree adorned with LED lights, for downtown. The commission agreed to pay up to $1,200 for permitting and insurance for the piece. Yes: Unanimous Sculpture: The commission agreed to include donated sculpture â€œLa Guitarraâ€? at Cogswell Plaza in downtown Palo Alto with the stipulation that its de-installation, transportation and moving costs be less than $5,000. Yes: Unanimous Other business: The commission approved an additional $3,000 for the manufacture and installation of artwork for the Mitchell Park Library and Community Center teen room. Yes: Unanimous
City Council (Sept. 24)
Neighborhood grants: The council directed staff to design a new â€œneighborhood grantsâ€? program, which would distribute $25,000 annually to support neighborhood projects. Yes: Burt, Espinosa, Holman, Price, Scharff, Schmid, Yeh No: Klein, Shepherd 27 University Ave.: The council discussed the proposed â€œArts and Innovation Districtâ€? at 27 University Ave., featuring four office towers and a theater, and directed staff to draft an advisory measure that would allow residents to vote on the proposal in 2013. Yes: Burt, Espinosa, Holman, Price, Scharff, Schmid, Shepherd Recused: Klein, Yeh
Public Agenda A preview of Palo Alto government meetings next week CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to hear a presentation from the Cities Association of Santa Clara County; acknowledge recipients of the â€œGreen Business Awardâ€?; consider retention of Charleston Road and Arastradero Road re-striping improvements; and discuss the councilâ€™s annual prioritysetting process. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 1, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss a food-scrap collection program for residents; consider the definition of â€œcarbon neutralityâ€? as pertaining to the Utilities Department; and consider a power-purchase agreement with Brannon Solar. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss the Rinconada Park Master Plan and the progress of the Magical Bridge playground at Mitchell Park. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to consider a request for a permit to allow operation of a pre-Kindergarten program at 1095 Channing Ave.; and consider rezoning a 1.6-acre site at 423-451 Page Mill Road from Single-Family Residential (R-1) to Service Commercial (CS). The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). UTILITIES ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The commission plans to consider a resolution to continue the Palo Alto Clean Local Energy Available Now (CLEAN) program; discuss an update of the cityâ€™s 10-year energy-efficiency goals; and consider recommending that the council approve a pilot program involving time-of-use electric rates for residential customers. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ... The board plans to consider a request by Matt Oâ€™Shea of OTO Development on behalf of Schnell Brothers Properties to allow three signs at 4214-4220 El Camino Real; and review the design of a new three-story mixed-use condominium building at 1845 El Camino Real. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).
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STREET SWEEPING A FEE FOR THE ANNUAL CLEAN UP DAY AND A FEE FOR THE HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE PROGRAM TO EACH BILL 4HE CITY IS ALSO IN THE MIDST OF EVALUATING A PROPOSAL TO BUILD AN ANAEROBIC DIGESTION PLANT AT "YXBEE 0ARK IN THE "AYLANDS 4HE FACILITY COULD CONVERT YARD TRIMMINGS FOOD
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Section 1 of the September 28, 2012 edition of the Palo Alto Weekly