AAA Offers “Tipsy Tow” Free Ride Home on Cinco de Mayo

AAA Offers “Tipsy Tow” Free Ride Home on Cinco de Mayo

Walnut Creek, CA…AAA wants Cinco de Mayo fiesta-goers to celebrate and enjoy the day safely. To assist, AAA Northern California will offer its Tipsy Tow service free of charge to anybody who feels they’re too impaired to drive. You do not need to be a AAA Member to take advantage of this free service to […]

Update on Forest Service Campground Opening Dates in Lake Tahoe Area

Update on Forest Service Campground Opening Dates in Lake Tahoe Area

South Lake Tahoe, CA…Forest Service campgrounds in the Lake Tahoe Basin are scheduled to open May 12, 2017. However, campgrounds on the West Shore still have a large amount of snow at lake level, which will delay their opening. Meeks Bay Campground will open on May 19, 2017, and Kaspian and William Kent campgrounds will […]

The Fed Holds Rates Steady On Transitory Growth Models

The Fed Holds Rates Steady On Transitory Growth Models

Washington, DC…Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in March indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen even as growth in economic activity slowed. Job gains were solid, on average, in recent months, and the unemployment rate declined. Household spending rose only modestly, but the fundamentals underpinning the continued growth of […]

World Leaders in Politics, Business, Science, the Arts, and More to Speak during 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival

World Leaders in Politics, Business, Science, the Arts, and More to Speak during 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival

Aspen, CO…More than 300 groundbreaking thinkers and leaders will gather at the 13th annual Aspen Ideas Festival to discuss today’s most pressing issues. This year’s Festival will run from June 25-July 1, 2017 in Aspen, CO, preceded by Spotlight Health from June 22-25, 2017. The Festival is presented by the Aspen Institute and co-hosted by […]

Don’t Eat This If You’re Taking That

Don’t Eat This If You’re Taking That

Washington, DC…Millions of Americans age 50-plus take prescription drugs, yet few know the health risks of taking them along with certain foods and over-the-counter (OTC) supplements. For instance, some blood thinners taken with everyday foods like spinach, kale, and tomatoes can increase the risk of irregular heartbeat and heart attack. To address these kinds of […]

Senator Gaines Slams Governor Brown’s Gas Tax Signing

Senator Gaines Slams Governor Brown’s Gas Tax Signing

Sacramento, CA…Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado​) today issued the following statement regarding Governor Brown’s signing of Senate Bill 1, the transportation proposal recently passed by the legislature that imposes $52 billion in permanent new gas taxes and user fees on motorists. “Governor Brown didn’t just sign a bill today, he launched an assault against every […]

The “First 100 Days” By Congressman Tom McClintock

The “First 100 Days” By Congressman Tom McClintock

Washington, DC…Mr. Speaker: The last four elections have defined one of the most dramatic political realignments in our country’s history. In those elections, we’ve seen a net shift of 64 U.S. House seats, 12 U.S. Senate seats, 10 governors, 919 state legislative seats and the presidency shift from Democrats to Republicans. This happened in large […]

National Income and Product Accounts Gross Domestic Product: Less Than One Percent First Quarter 2017

National Income and Product Accounts Gross Domestic Product: Less Than One Percent First Quarter 2017

Washington, DC…Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 0.7 percent in the first quarter of 2017 (table 1), according to the “advance” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the fourth quarter of 2016, real GDP increased 2.1 percent. The Bureau emphasized that the first-quarter advance estimate released today […]