ADA amendments expand protections

REGION - If you haven't reviewed your employment practices lately, January may be a good time.Local attorney Rachel Brochert Roe said it's critical that employers take a close look at their policies related to employee disabilities as the risk for legal liability is much greater...

People, Products & Properties to Watch in ’09

Last year at this time the world was a different place; most of us weren't nervously watching to see how badly the stocks fell that day, wondering if the Big Three would be bailed out or listening to report after report on foreclosures, bankruptcies, and...

Investing 101: Building a bullet-proof portfolio

I have a routine that I have mastered called: "Investing 101." It's my cup-of-coffee, 10 minute spiel that explains the market in kindergarten terms. I say my spiel almost every day of my life; sharing with people that there are many areas of the market...

Phone company rings in centennial with historical photo book

Who better than one of Old Mission Peninsula's longest running companies to stockpile the area's historical photos and local legends in a 144-page commemorative book entitled "A Century of Service: The People and Places on Old Mission Peninsula?"As the Peninsula Telephone Company's 100-year anniversary approached...

Called to serve: Advice from the nonprofit trenches

Years ago when local attorney Doug Bishop went to the YMCA to enroll his young son in soccer, he had no idea that he was also beginning a long and varied career in public service. As it turned out, Bishop signed two papers at the...

Ask the Advisors: The cost of life insurance

Dear Advisors:I've heard that the cost of life insurance has come down significantly in recent years. Is that true? Yes, as a matter of fact, life lnsurance has never been less expensive than it is today! This is encouraging, especially when considering that other types of...