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CNBC’s Restaurant Startup brings true reality to the viewer

January 14, 2015

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“Restaurant Startup” Season Two premieres January 13 on CNBC at 10 pm ET/PT and was shot on a set that by Hollywood standards resembled the set of a low budget film. It’s not just that reality TV costs less to produce than scripted comedies and dramas but “Restaurant Startup” focuses on the real life drama […]

Roasted duck, Obamacare, and California’s sunshine — not necessarily in that order

February 21, 2014

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Yet another day of temps in the low 80s. Ugh. This is February 21? A hint of jasmine is in the air like it’s a spring morning and I know that’s slightly different from my family’s home in western Pennsylvania where they’ve been treated like they’re a wide receiver and the snow is Seattle Seahawks […]

Behind the Scenes at a Family Run Dairy Farm and Memorable Christmas Gifts

December 16, 2013

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  Rockview Farms is a successful family run dairy in Downey, California – the last independently run dairy in California that distributes its own milk and owns its cows. Curt DeGroot gave me a tour of the dairy’s fluid processing plant and gave me his perspective on the southern California economy and why their business […]

My Week in Review: California’s Economy, Asian Elephants, Typhoon Haiyan, Black Friday

November 16, 2013

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California Economic Summit A week ago, I covered the 2013 California Economic Summit in Los Angeles and had the chance to visit with Kish Rajan, of GO-Biz. He put a positive spin on the business climate in California. Of course he does work for the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. I asked him […]

A Bank in Los Angeles that Cares. Really?

October 29, 2013

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My interview the CEO of Banc of California, Steve Sugarman, is live on the Starting A Business Section of Running a Small Business.net and on my Examiner.com page. The Banc of California is tapping into communities around Southern California and Steve Sugarman told me the institution is far more flexible in its lending policies than […]

An Inspiring Entrepreneur and How He Recovered from a Health Crisis

October 19, 2013

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I had the good fortune to interview Yehuda Packer this week. He’s the CEO of a security systems company and in 2010 he found out he had a brain tumor. He was working with the LAPD and running his company. The story is an excellent example of why it’s necessary to have supportive people in […]

Organic Foods Home Delivery

August 19, 2013

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Organic food aficionados in Orange County should note that Winder Farms is expanding the home delivery of organic foods. I recently interviewed Mike Dutton, CEO of Winder Farms. He said they’re serving about 6,000 homes and plan to reach 10,000 homes by the end of 2013. For more on the organic food industry and business […]