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Great Valley SB To Vote On Sports Plan Tonight

MALVERN, PA — Great Valley School District will reconsider its present sports shutdown in a meeting at 7:30 p.m. tonight, and vote on the administration’s recommendation to start up sports practices in the district.

“The Board will consider whether or not to officially start fall practices. The (Chester County) Department of Health just last week reversed its recommendation that all sports be suspended until January – so the conversation is related to that,” said Jennifer Blake, Director of Communications and Outreach for GVSD.

The virtual business meeting Monday night will include the board’s vote on the administration-recommended revised GVSD regular season return to participation plan for athletics and activities.

On Sept. 16, the state Senate passed a bill allowing individual schools the power to decide if — and how many — spectators would be allowed at games, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, in a 39-11 senate vote. The bill was also

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Oro Valley launches $1M financial assistance program for local businesses | Local news

He said they’ve used the money for reimbursement for PPE and Facebook advertising.

“Having the OV Safe Steps program step up and help us out has just been fantastic,” Wichers said.

Noble Hops CEO Suzanne Kaiser said the restaurant was also down 80% in revenue from March through May, which are normally its busiest months. The restaurant has had to furlough some of its staff.

Noble Hops also received $1,000, part of which was used to reimburse the business for about a month’s worth of PPE. Despite a challenging year, she said support from the town government has helped reassure her.

“They’ve made it really clear they’re there for us,” Kaiser said. “I was so impressed when I had a Zoom with them, and the mayor was on it. They were trying to help me as a business person feel supported and ask for any help I needed.”

Susan Swan,

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Simi Valley candidates answer questions on racism, more in forums


5 Things to know about the Nov. 3 election


Simi Valley has become polarized in recent months over the extent of racism in the city and related issues.

In virtual forums Wednesday night hosted by the League of Women Voters of Ventura County, candidates for mayor and City Council in the Nov. 3 election were asked to weigh in on the heated controversy.

Phil Loos, who is running for City Council in District 1 in the northeast part of the city, said he believes racism is systemic in society, though he didn’t single Simi Valley out by name.

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Candidates for Simi Valley mayor discussed racism and other issues at a virtual forum Wednesday night hosted by the League of Women Voters of Ventura County. (Photo: MIKE HARRIS/THE STAR)

“The way Black people have been treated in our society makes this rallying cry of Black Lives Matter

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Hillicon Valley: Subpoenas for Facebook, Google and Twitter on the cards | Wray rebuffs mail-in voting conspiracies

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Follow our cyber reporter, Maggie Miller (@magmill95), and tech reporter, Chris Mills Rodrigo (@chrisismills), for more coverage.

SUBPOENAS COMING SOON: The GOP chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee is planning to subpoena the executives of Google, Facebook and Twitter to testify at an Oct. 1 hearing on the law that gives tech companies a legal liability shield if they do not agree to appear voluntarily by Thursday night.

A spokesperson for the committee confirmed to The Hill that Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.)

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Castro Valley Business Owner: ‘I’m Just Devastated’

CASTRO VALLEY, CA — Tammy Schneickert, owner of Castro Valley gym D’s Fitness Designed 4 Women, was ecstatic when she got word that state health officials had moved Alameda County into the red tier Tuesday, indicating that fitness centers could reopen indoors at 10 percent capacity.

She was prepared to reopen and had thought of all the details: blocking off every other cardio machine to maintain social distancing, ensuring proper ventilation, protecting front desk staff and keeping an ultra-clean environment. The only question in her mind was whether she could reopen immediately or if she’d have to wait a few days.

The answer, as it turned out, was neither.

Soon after the state’s announcement, Alameda County made its own. Rather than allow more businesses to open indoors at reduced capacity, the county said it would take the next two weeks to ensure reopenings were safe and create its own phased

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$15.66-Million Apartment Building in Central Valley Sold by The Mogharebi Group

The Mogharebi Group (“TMG”) has completed the sale of Oak Valley Apartments, a 109-unit community, in Tulare. The property sold for $15,660,000 with multiple offers. Alex Mogharebi, Otto Ozen, Robin Kane, Brendan Kane and Mark Bonas of The Mogharebi Group represented the seller, IDEAL Capital Group based in Central California. The buyer was a private investor, based in Southern California.

“The property is a recently renovated high quality asset with a strong unit mix with proven upside. This Central Valley community presents solid upside-value,” said Otto Ozen, Executive Vice President of The Mogharebi Group. “Through our proprietary 1031 exchange platform that includes a robust network of private high net-worth and exchange buyers, we were able to drive the value and successfully close.”

Built on a 7.06-acre site in 1988, Oak Valley Apartments is located at 2001 East Cross Avenue in Tulare. The property has great exposure

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Tech companies will now cut pay for workers fleeing Silicon Valley

  • Software firm VMware will start cutting pay for employees who leave Silicon Valley, according to a recent Bloomberg report. 
  • While employees can work remotely on a permanent basis, they could face an 18% pay cut for moving to a city like Denver, Bloomberg reports.
  • VMware isn’t the only company reconsidering employee pay. Facebook will start adjusting salaries in January based on where employees live, according to The New York Times.
  • Twitter has had a pay localization policy in place for years as part of a broader push to decentralize its workforce. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

As tech workers continue to leave Silicon Valley for more space and a better cost of living, the companies they work for are responding with a change of their own: cutting salaries. 

Over the past six months, many employees living in major cities like San Francisco have uprooted their lives in favor

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Amazon hiring more than 600 in the Lehigh Valley to keep up with online shopping surge

If you had to guess, amid the economic chaos, about the companies actually hiring during the coronavirus pandemic, what would come to mind? Maybe you’d think of the surge in online ordering, or glance out the window to see a blue Mercedes-Benz delivery van with the word “prime” next to a familiar logo.

In the Lehigh Valley, Amazon operates fulfillment centers in Breinigsville (650 and 705 Boulder Drive) and in Palmer Township, 1610 Van Buren Road.

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In the Lehigh Valley, Amazon operates fulfillment centers in Breinigsville (650 and 705 Boulder Drive) and in Palmer Township, 1610 Van Buren Road.



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Amazon on Monday announced it would hire 100,000 full- and part-time employees across its fulfillment network in the United States and Canada to meet online ordering demand. That hiring binge includes more than 600 new jobs in the Lehigh Valley, with several hundred openings each at Amazon’s fulfillment centers in Upper Macungie Township and in Palmer Township, spokesperson Rachael Lighty said.

Amazon already employs about

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Central Valley Builders Supply Named ‘Best Places to Work’ in San Francisco North Bay – Press Release

NAPA, Calif. – Central Valley, a U.S. top-100 building supply company, announced today that it was been honored to be named one of “The Best Places to Work in the North Bay” by the North Bay Business Journal. This marks the second consecutive year that Central Valley has received the award, a significant highlight as the survey was conducted in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“We are proud that Central Valley has been recognized for its strong and dynamic culture – something we work hard at to achieve,” said Steve Patterson, President and CEO of Central Valley. “Today, it is less about attention-grabbing perks, and more about the day-to-day best practices and the employee experience.”

“During the current pandemic, we have made a concerted effort to ensure that we increased our connection with employees – increasing the cadence of check-ins, communicating with authenticity and transparency; conveying that we are

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Ex-NFLer Mike T. Brown on building tech start-up in Silicon Valley

This is part of CNBC Make It’s series on what it’s like to be Black in Silicon Valley. Silicon Valley has long been a culture dominated by white men, with a fraught record of following up on commitments to fix its race problem, from major tech companies that have barely moved their numbers on diversity to a lack of funding for Black founders. Here, CNBC Make It spoke with Black professionals to hear their experiences.

Mike T. Brown figured that after he spent four seasons playing professional football — one season in the National Football League with the Indianapolis Colts and three seasons in another pro league, the equivalent of today’s XFL — he would go on to Rice University in Houston, Texas, to get his MBA.

But then a friend and former teammate told Brown about the legendary venture capitalist Tim Draper (whose investments include Skype, Tesla, Hotmail,

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