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Articles from the February 19, 2021 edition

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  • Social Security Benefits Should Not be Taxed, Says Senior Rights Group Association of Mature American Citizens

    John Grimaldi, Association of Mature American Citizens|Feb 19, 2021

    "We're not giving up on our efforts to eliminate the unfair income tax on Social Security benefits. The Senior Citizens Tax Elimination Act is being reintroduced and the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC] will be doing what it takes to encourage lawmakers to support the measure," says Bob Carlstrom, president of AMAC Action, the association's senior advocacy affiliate. The original Social Security and tier 1 railroad retirement benefits were specifically exempted from income taxes...

  • LBUSD will begin in-person elementary school instruction on Monday, March 29, says Mayor

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Feb 19, 2021

    Long Beach Unified School District plans to resume in-person classes for grades K through 5 in March 2021. Schools have been closed since March 19, 2020 due to Covid-19. Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia announced on Twitter that LBUSD will begin in-person elementary school instruction on Monday, March 29. Garcia said all elementary school teachers and school staff "will have had an opportunity to be vaccinated with both doses before reopening." Wednesday's announcement comes two days after Los...

  • 3 Reasons We're Definitely Not in a Housing Bubble

    Rick Cunningham, Cunningham Real Estate|Feb 19, 2021

    Home values appreciated by about ten percent in 2020, and they're forecast to appreciate by about five percent this year. This has some voicing concern that we may be in another housing bubble like the one we experienced a little over a decade ago. Here are three reasons why this market is totally different. 1. This time, housing supply is extremely limited The price of any market item is determined by supply and demand. If supply is high and demand is low, prices normally decrease. If supply...