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How many voters does it take to pass a local special tax? Since Proposition 13 in 1978, voters have had the final say on local tax increases. A subsequent initiative passed in 1996, Proposition 218, further required most local tax measures to gain approval by two-thirds...

Beginning August 30, 2018, new Proposition 65 regulations will take effect that significantly overhaul longstanding warning regulations and depart from the rules that businesses have relied on for decades. Accordingly, it is imperative that businesses operating or selling into California reassess and potentially overhaul their...

The California Chamber of Commerce launched the Capitol Insider blog this year to provide insights from CalChamber policy advocates and experts on issues under consideration in Sacramento. Now interested readers can download an app from iTunes and Google Play to gain easier access to the...

Exciting news! Office Depot has enhanced our chamber program to provide even more savings in-store and online, plus added fantastic new benefits.   The enhanced program is still all about providing preferred pricing to our customers, but now the savings extend to almost every item. It also...

Stop by the Chamber today to get your copy of the NEW Temecula Today! This quarter's newsletter features a history of Temecula Valley Wine Country and its 50 years of wine making. News on Student of the Year, Women in Business, and Monte Carlo can be...

      June 21, 2018   DIAMOND VALLEY LAKE CLOSED TO RECREATION BECAUSE OF LARGE BLUE-GREEN ALGAE BLOOM COVERING LAKE PRODUCING CYANOTOXINS Bloom not affecting safety, quality of Metropolitan’s treated drinking water Recreational activities at Diamond Valley Lake have been temporarily suspended by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California because...

The Fire Department is required to inspect every business (hotels, retailers, manufacturing companies, offices, etc) to ensure that life safety standards are met and maintained. In order for the business community to learn potential emergency triggers, the Fire Department is holding a series of workshops....

Now may be a good time to consider an SBA 504 Refinance for "Owner Occupied" Commercial Real Estate. The Commercial Real Estate Economic Development (CREED) Act which reinstated and made permanent, the SBA 504 debt refinance program creates a great opportuning for small businesses. SBA...