Market Update: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Jason VanDyke takes a look at recent economic news and trends in the bond market. While we know interest rates have been at record-lows for some time now, Jason gives us some insight to suggest these low rates may not be sticking around for much longer.

Summer is in full swing, and we all seem to […]

By |July 30th, 2012|CCL Market Updates|0 Comments

Tolbert Painting: Tips for choosing a new paint color for your home

For a home owner, the most difficult part of a paint project is choosing a color- it’s the reason I often end up painting a house the exact color it was. This doesn’t have to be the case, though. Picking the right color is a great way to update the look of your home and […]

By |July 24th, 2012|SLO County Locals|0 Comments

EcoPlanners: Water Recycling Basics Part 1: Reusing Graywater

Graywater (Greywater, Gray Water) is simply untreated water that comes from the bath, shower, bathroom sink and washing machine or building waste water. It is non-potable water, but safe for surface (or 16″-20″ below the surface) irrigation of non-edible plants or subterranean recharging of the aquifer. “Treated” graywater can be used in SLO County, to […]

By |July 24th, 2012|SLO County Locals|0 Comments

Estate Planning Basics Part 6: Community Property and Separate Property in Estate Planning

In the estate planning context, the concepts of community property and separate property are very important for California married couples* to understand. Generally, all of the income and property acquired during a marriage is considered community property. Each spouse owns a joint 50% interest in each item of community property. Separate property is (a) property […]

By |July 20th, 2012|CCL Market Updates|0 Comments

alegria wine and ware: friendly staff and affordable wines

“The wine industry is changing, educational, and a lot of fun,” says John Hance as we sit at a small table in his newly opened business, alegria wine and ware, looking out across the street in downtown San Luis Obispo at the old Spanish mission.

If people don’t find wine fun, they certainly will after visiting […]

By |July 16th, 2012|SLO County Locals|0 Comments

Eric Parkinson: Legal Services Agreements

Anyone seeking representation by an attorney should have at least a rudimentary understanding of fee agreements, often referred to as legal services agreements (LSAs), between lawyers and their clients.  In this post, I’ll provide a brief overview of what you should know.


General Rules Regarding Fee Agreements

Regardless of the type of agreement – which I’ll address […]

By |July 13th, 2012|CCL Market Updates|0 Comments

Europe’s landmark debt deal explained: implications, and why financial markets sighed in relief

European Union leaders took a step towards resolving the seemingly ever-present “European Debt Crisis,” which has dragged on global markets and raised doubts as to the viable future of the monetary union for several years. The new plan tests the limits of European integration, suggesting the fundamental question: who pays when Europe-wide collective action is […]

By |July 2nd, 2012|CCL Market Updates|0 Comments