Source: Mission Marketplace Oceanside - Chamber business member Mission Marketplace will GIVE people selected as Finalists money to spend in the San Diego Best Shoppers Contest. “Smart shopping is more important than ever in today’s economy,” said Cynthia Gonzalez, Sr. Marketing Director of Mission Marketplace.
Five finalists selected from Mission Marketplace entries will each win $500 to shop in the Finals where judges will review their displayed purchases to award a winner $1,000 to enjoy more shopping! The public is invited to the contest Finals from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 9 at Mission Marketplace,
FREE contest entry is open at Mission Marketplace in Oceanside for age 18+ residents who live within San Diego County’s geographic borders. View contest information and entry forms a missionmarketplaceoceanside.com/events/san-diegos-best-shopper-contest.
People can also pick up and submit entry forms this Saturday, February 17, from 12 – 3 p.m. in front of Ohana Hawaiian BBQ and Mountain Mike’s Pizza at Mission Marketplace, or at Crumbl, Ohana Hawaiian BBQ, Mountain Mikes, or College Dental Group by the February 29 entry deadline.
SBA Stands Ready to Assist California Businesses and Residents Affected by Severe Storm and Flooding
Source: U.S. Small Business Administration
Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to California businesses and residents as a result of President Biden’s major disaster declaration, U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced.
The declaration covers San Diego County as a result of the severe storm and flooding that occurred Jan. 21 - 23.
“SBA’s mission-driven team stands ready to help California’s small businesses and residents impacted by severe storm and flooding,” said Administrator Guzman. “We’re committed to providing federal disaster loans swiftly and efficiently, with a customer-centric approach to help businesses and communities recover and rebuild.”
Businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other business assets. SBA can also lend additional funds to help with the cost of improvements to protect, prevent or minimize disaster damage from occurring in the future.
Source: Scripps Health
It’s a common misconception that heart disease primarily affects men. But heart disease is the number one cause of death among women in the United States.
Heart disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined. However, only about half of American women are aware that heart disease is their greatest health threat.
“Even when women do have warning signs of a heart attack, they often are very different than the symptoms men experience,” says Poulina Uddin, MD, a cardiologist with Scripps Women’s Heart Center. “Both men and women may feel chest pain or break out in a cold sweat during a heart attack, but that is where most of the similarities end.”
Heart attack symptoms in women
Women tend to have subtler symptoms, and they may begin up to a month before the heart attack. Symptoms may include:
Source: IRS Communications
Taxpayers can visit IRS.gov 24 hours a day to get answers to tax questions. IRS.gov is the quickest and easiest option to get help. The Interactive Tax Assistant (ITA) is a tool that provides answers to several tax law questions specific to individual circumstances. Based on input, it can determine a taxpayer’s filing status, if a person should file a tax return, if someone can be claimed as a dependent, if a type of income is taxable, if a filer is eligible to claim a credit or if an expense can be deducted.
The IRS encourages people to file their tax returns electronically and choose direct deposit for faster refunds. Filing electronically reduces tax return errors as the tax software does the calculations, flags common errors and prompts taxpayers for missing information.
Source: District Attorney Summer Stephan
San Diego rarely has to deal with weather so severe and disastrous that a state of emergency is declared. But when it does happen, as it did in late January and early February when a monster storm caused flooding and other devastating effects, be warned that scammers will inevitably prey on homeowners and tenants trying to rebuild what they lost.
The recovery process for people suffering from disasters, including their homes and businesses getting flooded, is difficult. The District Attorney’s Office will not tolerate any unlawful activity by greedy businesses, contractors or scammers who would seek to financially exploit victims of a disaster. For example, price gouging and unlicensed contracting during a state of emergency is not only a crime, it also can further victimize someone who may have already suffered a heavy loss.