SF Initiative Tries to Define and Help Long Term Businesses

first_img Tags: Election 2015 Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% Navarro’s Martial Arts Academy has been operating in the Mission for more than 40 years. Pictures of founder Carlos Navarro standing among past generations of young fighters cover the walls. And trophies dating back as far as the 60’s loom over young, mostly Latino, students as they strike punching bags with controlled shrieks of aggression.“This is what they’re taking away from the Mission,” said Rubie Navarro, Carlos Navarro’s daughter, who runs the studio with her father. “The community is really going to lose a precious diamond.”In May, Navarro’s rent tripled. Despite the legacy the martial arts studio has built over past four decades, the Navarro’s fear they must shutter, being unable to afford the $6,500 per month their landlord is now demanding. “Some renters have protections,” Rubie said. “But there’s no protection for San Francisco businesses.”But that could change. Supervisor David Campos, along with nonprofit San Francisco Heritage, has launched an effort to preserve long-time San Francisco business considered essential to San Francisco’s soul. “If the city can help Twitter, why can’t we help businesses that are critical to San Francisco’s character?” Sup. Campos said. It all sounds easy, but can become more complicated in practice.  “How do you legislatiate what community means?” asked Nancy Chárraga, self-described cultural preservationist and owner of fair trade import store Casa Bonampak. “Who has a right to define that? Everyone who works in my store lives and works in the Mission.”Chárraga said the legacy business program reminds her of problems that arose when SF Heritage and merchants association Calle 24 SF established the Latino cultural corridor–namely, that “culture” and “community” are hard to define.Casa Bonampak, like Lost Weekend Video on Valencia Street and Morena’s Fashion on 24th Street, isn’t yet 30 years old. And the store is not eligible for an exemption, which requires a business to have been open for 20 years and be in serious risk of displacement. Chárraga argues the threshold should be lowered to ten or fifteen years. “If you survived those years, you survived both waves of gentrification,” she said. But even though Chárraga feels left out of the plan, she said she won’t be bothered. “This is what immigrants feel: a lot of businesses that fled Central American wars don’t count on anyone to bail them out,” she said. “We’re surviving on our own, and we just have to count our ourselves.”The legacy project is being rolled out in two phases. The first phase, which was approved unanimously by the Board of Supervisors in March, created a legacy business registry. A business can join the registry if it has been open for more than 30 years and can prove that it has contributed significantly to San Francisco’s identity. If a business is 20 years or more and is in significant risk of displacement, the business too is eligible for grants.  The second phase – Proposition J –  will be voted on in November and in Campos’s words, “add heat” to the registry by creating a $3 million fund for registered businesses and property owners.  Legacy businesses would be eligible for an annual $500 per full-time employee.  Property owners leasing space to a legacy business would receive $4.50 per square foot if they extended a business tenant’s lease to ten years. Campos says the Mission District has the most legacy businesses with Chinatown and North Beach close behind. On 24th Street alone, there are 21 businesses that have been open for more than 30 years, according Erick Arguello of Calle 24 Latino Cultural District, an organization that works to preserve the 24th Street in the Mission.But nine of those businesses own their own buildings so they would only be eligible for the $500 grant per employee. Arguello noted that because these businesses are less at risk of being displaced, the process will “work differently” with them. He said those details have yet to be ironed out. Louie Gutierrez, part owner of the La Reyna Bakery & Coffee Shop, which has been on 24th Street since 1977, said that even though the family owns the building, his bakery could use the help. But, he said, he and some Mission business owners fear that the application process could be too complicated. “If we have to jump through too many hoops, we might shy away from it,” he said. Indeed, for a business to join the registry, it must receive a nomination from a supervisor or the Mayor, must prove to the Small Business Commission—which seeks analysis from the Historic Preservation Commission—that it has contributed to the city’s history and identity. And in order to receive grants, a businesses must file an annual application with city. “It would be sort of like going to jury duty,” Gutierrez said.But Gutierrez ultimately appreciates the intention of the program, as do some owners of relatively new small businesses that might not even qualify for the grants. “I’d be bummed out if this [24th Street] became Valencia Street,” said Scot Thompson, owner of Mission Skateboard, which has been in the Mission for about seven years.Yet some businesses feel that they are contributing to the neighborhood’s identity and are struggling like everyone else. Lost Weekend Video has been on Valencia Street for 18 years. “We’re a hard scrabble, nickel and dime kind of shop,” said Adam Pfahler, Lost Weekend’s owner. “I wouldn’t throw us under the hipster bus. We’re part of the community.” But the video store is just shy of the 20 year mark, which means the legacy program would leave Pfahler and his business by the wayside, even though Lost Weekend is struggling. “We would be interested in applying in two years if we’re still around,” he said. “Maybe if we get a special exemption, it would put us through the next year.” Morena’s Fashion has been on 24th Street for eleven years. It’s owner, Luz Morena Martinez, feels that she’s contributed enough to the neighborhood’s character and community to receive assistance. “Congratulations to them that they’ve been here for 30 years, but it’s not fair,” she said. “We all try to survive.” Martinez said that a little money from the city would go a long way for her business. She said she would use the grants to buy new clothes for her store. “If I put different clothes up, business would be much better,” she said. “It’s [the legacy program] is good for the older businesses, but it would be nice if it included all of us,” said Denise Gonzales, owner of Luz de Luna, a Latino gift shop, which has been on 24th Street for three years. “We’re all fighting,” she said.For her part, Rubie Navarro doesn’t know how long she and her father can keep up their own fight for their martial arts studio. “We always tell our students, ‘whatever they throw at you, fight back twice as hard,’” she said. center_img 0%last_img read more

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Small Fire Temporarily Closes Boogaloos Restaurant Updated

first_img Tags: boogaloos • Business • Fires • restaurants Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% 0% Neighbors from across 22nd Street said they did not see the flames and were roused only by a neighbor’s knocking. The fire was put out by 1:15 a.m.A ladder extending from 22nd Street towards the roof of Boogaloos restaurant to fight the one-alarm fire on March 7, 2016. Photo by Joe Rivano Barros. center_img A one-alarm fire started in the office space above Boogaloos restaurant on 22nd and Valencia shortly after midnight on Monday morning, though no injuries were reported and the flames were put out within 30 minutes. The restaurant is closed for repairs, likely until Thursday.The popular brunch joint, which was the site of a small pseudo-fire six months ago, was rumored to be closing by the end of 2015, though it has managed to stay in place for the indefinite future.Early Monday morning, smoke rose from the top of the two-story building as ladders were extended to the roof from fire engines on both 22nd and Valencia streets. Assistant Chief Tom Siragusa said the fire originated in the office space above the restaurant and that one room — and its contents — suffered extensive damage on the second floor. Burned office rubble had been moved out of the building by Monday morning. An employee said the damage was mostly to an area of the ceiling along Valencia street.The restaurant below also suffered water damage from the fire-fighting efforts to the top floor, Siragusa said, but he did not know how extensive that damage was. The cause of the fire is under investigation, he added.last_img read more

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Man Struck Killed by BART Train at 16th St Station

first_imgA spokesperson said via a voicemail message that no foul play was suspected in the “person under the train” incident and that the incident was not an accident, but did not elaborate on the cause. BART police officers on the scene refused to answer questions about the incident.“I can report that based on initial investigations, there’s no foul play or accident-type scenarios involved in this situation,” said Alicia Trost, the BART spokesperson, in a recording left on her voicemail. Trost said the victim was an adult male, but that no other information was available.Officials said to expect 20 minute delays on the Daly City line as a result of the incident.The 16th Street station was closed to all BART trains for about two hours, with trains passing through the station but not stopping there. System-wide delays were caused in both the Daly City and East Bay directions by the incident, and some trains were being held at the Montgomery Street station to ease congestion there. 0% Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% A man was struck and killed by a BART train at the 16th Street station at 7:22 p.m. on Friday night, according to BART officials. The station was closed from just after 7:30 p.m. until 9:32 p.m, officials said, and normal services were resumed then. 16th st station is now open. We are terribly sorry for inconvenience this evening. We still have delays but working to get back to normal.— SFBART (@SFBART) September 10, 2016last_img read more

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Bills to curb fraudulent evictions compete for approval at City Hall

first_img 0% “It has affected us so severely, I doubt we’ll ever recover from it completely,” said Montana Swiger, a single mother who was evicted from her Mission District residence four years ago because her landlord said he wanted to move his elderly father into her unit.Swiger said she was forced to take a buyout and now lives in Oakland – while her landlord broke current city laws by failing to move his father in and selling the building just three years following the eviction. But because of a one-year statute of limitations on evicted tenants taking legal action, Swiger is now unable to sue. “We moved from the Mission under great duress.Then a few weeks later we got the paperwork that had nothing to do with that and was a minimal buyout that signed away all my rights,” she said. “The thing about these evictions that’s so dangerous is you don’t know until [years] afterwards what is happening.“Deepa Varma, director of the San Francisco Tenants Union, said,  “After a year and a half of work we have come up with a set of tools to fight back and we’ve shared these with multiple supervisors.”The Mission District-based tenants rights organization along with other tenant groups have offered recommendations and research to Peskin and Kim,  but said that Farrell, whose bill is backed by the San Francisco Apartment Association, failed to consult with those affected or with the expert advocates.Both bills would require landlords pursuing an owner move-in to state their intent to reside in their properties under penalty of perjury. They would also extend the statute of limitation from one to three years for the time that an affected tenant can file a wrongful eviction claim.Farrell’s bill dictates that landlords must live in their properties for at least three years before re-renting their units, and provide annual proof of their tenancy or that of a relative. Advocates and tenants who have been affected by such evictions say that Farrell’s bill lacks a key component– enforcement tools. While Farrell’s proposal creates a set of reporting requirements, it does not strengthen those requirements with legal or financial repercussions if landlords fail to comply.They favor Peskin and Kim bill, which allows third party nonprofits to sue landlords even after a tenant has waived their rights.“The biggest problem is tenants are forced to waive their rights to sue [when accepting a buyout from a landlord] which gives landlords basically a free pass,” said tenant lawyer Scott Weaver. “They re-rent units at a higher amount, or sell the property, they don’t move in, which is really what the purpose of the OMI eviction is.”Allowing nonprofits to sue when the landlord violates the law and a tenant has waived their rights is a way to still “look over a landlord’s shoulder,” said Weaver.  Requiring a statement of occupancy and imposing fines if a landlord fails to comply will additionally thwart abuse, he said.Peskin and Kim’s proposal would also require landlords who move out up to five years after an owner-move in eviction to locate their previous tenants and offer them the units back, at the previous rent. It also regulates owner move-ins by subjecting landlords to criminal charges and penalties should they re-rent their units at higher rates after an eviction. Farrell’s bill was heard at the Land Use Committee on Monday, with some controversy. According to a press release by the tenant rights organization Causa Justa, the authors of the tenant-backed proposal had requested that their bill be heard. Instead, Farrell, who is the committee’s president, “scheduled his own legislation and fast-tracked it to be voted on at the Full board the next day, June 13.”Farrell responded to these accusations in committee by accepting several amendments and continuing the hearing to June 26, so that both proposals could be heard side by side.   “We were not made aware of this legislation and not able to agendize it for today’s meeting,” he said. “I believe in transparency – this wasn’t publicly available until Friday morning and I want to make sure we have wholesome conversations about this.”In committee, Farrell’s bill received some support from homeowners who felt that the reporting requirements and legal implications under Peskin and Kim’s bill are too stringent.“I am a senior and my mother is in a wheelchair. I had to do a legitimate relative move-in evictions. If you want me to report it every year because i have to take care of my mother and forget, you are going to put me in jail?” asked a woman who gave her name as Kathy. “I can support Farrell’s legislation, but if you go beyond you are creating a lot of burden on people like me,” she said. Tags: housing • Jane Kim Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%center_img Tenants rights groups rallied on the steps of City Hall on Monday to oppose what they say is a weak bill to curb owner move-in evictions. The bill introduced Supervisor Mark Farrell, they argue,undermines a much stronger competing bill introduced by Supervisors Aaron Peskin and Jane Kim.Under current law, landlords are permitted to evict their tenants if they or a family member plans to reside in the rented property.  But a six-month investigation by NBC Bay Area revealed that as many as 25 percent of owner move-in evictions they studied were fraudulent.  Nevertheless, in the last decade, not a single landlord has faced prosecution.Tenants displaced from the Mission and other neighbors who attended the rally testified about landlords’ abuse of current laws and their own inability to take action once an eviction is completed.  They called for stronger laws to prevent the fraudulent evictions.last_img read more

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Trial for San Francisco dismemberment case stalls while awaiting autopsy

first_img Email Address,0% Subscribe to Mission Local’s daily newsletter The trial of the woman accused of killing and dismembering her 61-year-old roommate continues to stall, awaiting the final autopsy report. On Wednesday morning, Lisa Gonzales briefly appeared in court to once again waive her right to a hearing within 60 days. Gonzales, who has been held without bail since her arrest June 2, will next appear in court on August 22, by which time attorneys may have received the autopsy of Margaret Mamer and the case can move forward to preliminary hearings. The District Attorney’s office has shared all discovery with Gonzales’s public defender, Alex Lilien, including photos from the autopsy and recorded interviews.  “There are videos, there are photos and, most important, we are gonna wanna look at the autopsy report,” Lilien told reporters Wednesday.center_img Gonzales was arrested and charged with the murder of Mamer after police in June visited their apartment at 255 14th Street. That was in response to a missing person’s report, and a separate report suspecting foul play.After Gonzales gave officers permission to search the residence, the police discovered a large plastic bin in a communal storage area. When they opened it they found a plastic bag covered with maggots and with a “dark, viscous” liquid “bubbling” out. Gonzales “expressed reservations about officers continuing their search,” according to court documents. At that point, officers arrested Gonzales and requested a search warrant.With the warrant, police found Mamer’s rotting remains: her legs and arms had been sawed off. According to court documents, Mamer may have been killed as much as two weeks before her remains were discovered. A third roommate at 255 14th Street told police that they noticed noxious smells May 15, and heard a “sawing” sound coming from the bathroom the next day. The other roommate never saw Mamer again; Gonzales told them that Mamer had left, “but not the way she should have,” according to court documents. The roommate eventually told this information to another person, who took it to the police.Gonzales offered Mamer a place to live last August after the two met at Whole Foods. The two started to clash soon after, and Gonzales told her to leave or face eviction in mid-April.When police arrested Gonzales June 2, she told them she didn’t have a “real recollection” of what happened, but that on May 15 she and Mamer had gotten into an argument when Mamer refused to move out. Gonzales told police she thought she may have “flipped.” When asked what she may have done, her response to police was “probably nothing good.” last_img read more

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San Francisco sticks nonexistent company with tax bill for contested plot of

first_imgFollowing a 12-month investigation, the city of San Francisco has billed the Southern Pacific Transportation Company $17,425.57 in unpaid taxes on a vacant parcel of land between 22nd Street and Treat Avenue that was once part of its railroad right-of-way through the Mission. And yet, Southern Pacific doesn’t exist. And hasn’t for quite some time. The company halted all freight service on the line in 1991 and was purchased and merged with Union Pacific five years later. Hannah Bolte, a spokeswoman for Union Pacific, said Southern Pacific has “no people, no offices, no property.” Email Address Union Pacific has consistently denied owning the property.Whoever does could be in for quite the windfall: The assessed value of Lot 36 is $277,948, which dwarfs the back taxes. But that assessment is just a fraction of its current market value, conservatively estimated to be worth at least $5 million by Michael Barnacle, a managing broker at Zephyr Real Estate.He said the 23,522-square-foot parcel could be worth as much as $10 million, depending on the developer and the circumstances under which development commences.“Parcel 36.” Photo by Elizabeth Creely.The Mission Greenway, an organization of the parcel’s neighbors, are hoping that development is minimal. Other vacant parcels in the Mission have sold for hefty sums. Recently, Lucca Ravioli Company sold its 4,132-square-foot parking lot for $3.2 million dollars. If the current tax bill remains unpaid for five years, the parcel could be auctioned for non-payment of back taxes after July 1, 2024, according to Amanda Fried, a spokeswoman for the San Francisco office of the Treasurer and Tax Collector.The yearlong investigation has deepened rather than resolved the mystery of just who owns this parcel.It’s far from clear that an actual owner has been found. The “assessee,” Southern Pacific, is not necessarily the owner of the parcel, according to Nicole Agbayani, Director of Community Affairs for Assessor Carmen Chu. “The term ‘assessee’ is not the same as the owner. They might own, claim, possess or control the property. The assessee doesn’t necessarily have the right to sell the property. There’s some confusion around that,” Agbayani said, noting that the assessor’s office wouldn’t be responsible for determining the owner, either.“That’s a question for a land-use lawyer,” Agbayani said. Any land-use lawyer who takes on untangling the history of ownership of the parcel will have their work cut out for them. No city official will go on record to discuss the numerous legal actions between the Southern Pacific Transportation Company, whose assets are now owned by Union Pacific, and nearby property owners. The Assessor’s office won’t describe which documents or individuals were consulted by the city in its  investigation. The decision to not disclose the methods it used to identify Southern Pacific was upheld by the City Attorney’s office.Rusting tracks reveal the past lives of Parcel 36. Photo by Elizabeth Creely.The move to keep confidential the discovery process rankled the members of the Mission Greenway group, who have been waiting for a year for an update. During the period when the first round of tax bills was prepared, Greenway member Daniel Matarozzi asked for updates of the investigation from the Assessor’s office, but was told that assessee had not yet been identified. Later, he filed requests for information citing the city’s Sunshine Ordinance, but they were refused. Matarozzi is angered by the lack of disclosure that has shrouded the process and prevented the Mission Greenway group from getting answers. “What in hell is the Assessor’s office doing by pretending they didn’t know who the real owner is?” said Matarozzi. Tree Rubenstein, who has tried to identify the owner of the parcel since the 1980s, is dismayed by the lack of disclosure and confused by the Assessor’s decision. “I really didn’t know what to expect in terms of outcomes of our work on this matter,” said Rubenstein. “I was hoping for the least as to having some clarity on who owns the land and how we can move forward as a neighborhood group. Unfortunately, we seem to be in the same place we were a year ago.”A railway switch protrudes from Parcel 36. Photo by Elizabeth Creely.Both Matarozzi and Rubenstein faulted not only the Assessor’s office but Supervisor Hillary Ronen’s office as well.“She needs to do something,” said Daniel Matarozzi. “We’ve been waiting and asking for months whether or not there would be a way to transfer the land to public use. It’s a logical locale — it’s adjacent to Parque Nino Unidos and would make a continuous greenway that the neighborhood needs.”Ronen sounded a note of support for neighborhood efforts to determine the future of Lot 36.“This oddly-shaped parcel is a rare bit of undeveloped space in the Mission,” Ronan said in a prepared statement. “I appreciate that there are community folks who want to see it preserved as public open space. Once the Assessor completes its task of untangling the complex ownership history, I would love to see if there’s a way we can work together to make the community’s wish come true.”Currently, the parcel’s future is in a stalemate: To date, none of the tax bills have been paid. It can’t be sold at public auction until five years have elapsed. In the meantime, the Mission Greenway group is determined to resolve the mystery. They’re seeking a land-use lawyer to end the uncertainty over the parcel’s past and uncertain future. “This whole situation has been very confusing and mysterious,’ group member Carol Scott said. “It has been disappointing how hard it has been to get answers about this forgotten piece of land.” Subscribe to Mission Local’s daily newsletter She declined to comment on whether Union Pacific would pay the back taxes on the land, known as “Lot 36.”“If San Francisco were to send a bill to Southern Pacific Transportation Company, we can’t definitively say where it would be delivered or if we’d ever be on the receiving end of it,” Bolte said. last_img read more

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PAUL Wellens says hard work and the determination

first_imgPAUL Wellens says hard work and the determination to improve is the only way Saints will bounceback on Sunday when they take on Castleford.Speaking to City Talk 105.9’s In Touch show – the station which partners our Official In Touch podcasts – he admitted last week’s performance just wasn’t good enough.“We were really disappointed with it,” he said. “The Chairman’s statement said it was sub-par – I think he was being polite there to be honest. We recognise we can perform much better and have to do moving forward.“In training this week our determination to improve is still there and we will continue to work hard for each other. But we do recognise and understand the disappointment of our supporters.“I have been fortunate enough to be part of teams who have been successful. We have taken the adulation of the fans and paraded trophies in front of them.“That is the great side of being a player but we need to recognise in the good times you get the adulation and therefore when things don’t go right you get the criticism as well.“As players we don’t shy away from that and quite simply the performance on Friday wasn’t good enough.”Saints recorded a 48-18 home win over Castleford last time out and have beaten the Tigers on their last 10 meetings.“We know things will be ok if we work hard for each other, have the right mentality and strive to get better,” he continued. “We have every confidence we can do that. It will be a tough game on Sunday and we are under no illusions about how tough it will be. Castleford are a different team than they were a couple of months ago.“When people say ‘will St Helens make the eight’ that doesn’t sit right with me. We should be higher in the table but that is the situation we are in.“We have to start winning games as the teams around us are in similar positions. It is an important couple of months for us. We have to get our form right, pick up victories and take some momentum into the playoffs.”last_img read more

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TWO students have tasted success at Langtree Park

first_imgTWO students have tasted success at Langtree Park thanks to the partnership between the Saints and St Helens College.Jordanne Atherton and Ben Nikolls impressed professionals in the kitchen at Langtree Park during work experience which they undertook as part of their Professional Cookery course programme.The on the job portion of their course aims to develop their skills within a real environment, with students learning how to work under pressure, within set time scales and to a high standard.Jordanne and Ben were at Langtree Park during the busy festive period preparing for Christmas functions and parties.The pair not only supported a busy team baking scones, pies and chocolate tarts but also worked front of house waiting on.They’ve now completed an NVQ Level 2 in Professional Cookery and are studying towards their Level 3 qualification at the College. It provides students with work experience to increase employability, skills and knowledge within the catering industry.Jordanne, 19, a former Sutton High pupil from Warrington, enrolled at St Helens College to improve her employment prospects and to gain the qualifications and skills necessary to succeed as a chef.“I enrolled onto the Level 2 programme hoping to kick start my career in cookery,” he said. “I enjoyed the course so much I decided to enrol onto the Level 3 programme to increase my chances of securing full-time employment within the industry.“The course has opened up many doors for me and being offered a job in such a high class venue is a dream come true. I hope to continue learning, gain more work experience and hopefully be able to travel overseas during my career.”Ben, 17, a former St Edmund Arrowsmith High School pupil from Ashton, hoped to develop his skills, confidence and knowledge by enrolling onto the programme.And he is already gaining valuable work experience after securing employment within a local Tapas bar in his home town.He says: “The course has given me the skills set required to progress in a career in catering. I feel more confident thanks to the valuable work experience I have undertaken since joining the college. I now not only have a range of skills which I can transfer into the working world but I have developed the ability to work under pressure, to tight deadlines and as part of a team. I would really recommend the college and course.”Head of Sales and Marketing at St Helens RFC, Dave Hutchinson added: “Through our partnership we were delighted to help both Jordanne and Ben. They really impressed us during their work experience and Langtree Park and we’re sure they will continue to enhance their skills in the future.“Already the partnership between the club and the college is reaping rewards and we look forward to continuing and developing the relationship.”You can find out more information about Professional Cookery courses at St Helens College by calling 0800 99 66 99 or visiting www.sthelens.ac.uklast_img read more

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Citizen complaints lead to Clarendon drug bust

first_img Brown’s Nissan Altima went through a ditch and across a set of railroad tracks, where it became lodged on the tracks.  The oncoming train had to be stopped to avoid impact with the disabled vehicle.During the chase, Brown discarded a bag from his vehicle. Detectives recovered the bag, a Crown Royal bag, containing several slips of heroin, several bags of marijuana, and a pill bottle containing Clonazepam tablets.Brown is being held at the Columbus County Law Enforcement Center under a $350,000 bond.Related Article: Police: Naked woman tries to bite off man’s genitalsHe is charged with 1 felony count of Possession with the Intent to Sell and/or Deliver Marijuana, 1 felony count of Possession with the Intent to Manufacture, Sell and/or Deliver Schedule IV, Controlled Substance, 2 felony counts of Trafficking Opium or Heroin, 1 felony count of Flee/Elude Arrest with a Motor Vehicle, 1 infraction of Failure to Wear Seat Belt. Patrick Wesley Brown (Photo: Columbus County Sheriff’s Office) CLARENDON, NC (WWAY) — The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office Vice-Narcotics Unit arrested a Tabor City man for selling and distributing heroin and prescription drugs in the Clarendon community. This investigation began from citizen complaints.The Vice/Narcotics Detectives from the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office were patrolling the area of Rough and Ready Road and Shade Fisher Road in Whiteville when they saw Patrick Wesley Brown driving without a seat belt. Detectives tried to pull him over but Brown sped away. Officer chased Brown for approximately 15 miles, reaching speeds in excess of 80 miles per hour.  The chase ended on Clarendon Chadbourn Road when the Brown ran a stop sign and wrecked.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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Former New Hanover County teacher of the year charged with DWI

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (STARNEWS) — A former New Hanover County teacher of the year was arrested Friday night after reportedly crashing her car into three parked cars late Friday, according to a news release.Meredith Kokoski, 33, hit the three cars parked near the intersection of Third and Orange streets about 11 p.m. Friday, according to the release from the Wilmington Police Department. Her car rolled over after the crash, but she was not injured and nobody was inside the parked cars, the release said.- Advertisement – She was charged with driving while intoxicated.Click here to read more from the StarNews.last_img read more

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Program encourages Wilmington landlords to rent to homeless people

first_imgGood Shepherd Center (Photo: WWAY) WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Two nonprofits in coastal North Carolina have started a pilot program that helps homeless people rent apartments.The StarNews of Wilmington reports the nonprofits have started the Landlord Incentive Pilot Program, which will compensate landlords who rent to homeless people through certain agencies and then have problems.- Advertisement – Officials with the Wilmington nonprofits, Good Shepherd Center and the Tri-County Homeless Interagency Council, say homeless people often have problems with their credit or a limited history as a renter.The program offers landlords who rent to homeless tenants what are called “risk mitigation funds” — up to $2,000 if the tenants damage the apartment or leave with unpaid rent.Landlords are also eligible for a $500 bonus if they renew leases to previously homeless tenants after one year.last_img read more

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Woman reported missing in New Hanover County

first_imgJanet Louise Gambino (Photo: NHSO) NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help finding a woman reported missing on Monday.Janet Louise Gambino, 75, was last seen in the 5000 block of Exton Park Loop.- Advertisement – She is described as 5’02” and 160 pounds. She has brown eyes and long brown hair.She was last seen in blue jeans, no word yet on what top she was wearing.If you have seen her, contact the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office.last_img read more

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Coast Guard members rescue man from drowning

first_img The two ran down the beach where they found a group of people trying to rescue a drowning man.Jones and Boeckman threw a life ring, entered the water and carried the swimmer out.The man was unresponsive so Jones had the man’s friends call 911.Related Article: Blockade Runner rebounds from Hurricane Florence, to reopen next monthAfter about five minutes of CPR, the man regained a pulse and consciousness.“This situation could have gone very differently if we weren’t in the right place at the right time,” Boeckmann said. “Fortunately, we also have the first aid training we needed to help.” (Photo: MGN / Pixabay) WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY)– Two Coast Guard members helped rescue a man from drowning 20 yards off of Wrightsville Beach on Monday night.Petty Officer 3rd Class Forrest Jones and Fireman Kyle Boeckmann were standing on the station pier around 8:30 p.m. when they heard shouts for help.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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Watch Maltas legal compilation system needs updating – Minister for Justice

first_img SharePrint Minister for Justice Owen Bonnici told Newsbook.com.mt that Malta’s legal compilation system needs updating.According to Bonnici, presently, if a person accused of a crime agrees to testify in his own case, he will have to testify three times – after being arrested, during the compilation of evidence, and in front of a jury if the case reaches that stage. He said that it is time that this system changes. He emphasised the importance of consultations and caution when implementing such changes.The Minister also told Newsbook.com.mt that Malta regularly holds discussions with other countries in order to learn from their best practices, especially when it comes to the criminal justice system. Bonnici stated that reforms were needed. He also mentioned that Malta is currently splitting the role of the Office of the Attorney General in two as part of these reforms.A number of months ago, Bonnici met the Chargé d’Affaires of the American Embassy in Malta Mark Schapiro. When asked about the meeting, a spokesperson for the embassy told Newsbook.com.mt that the embassy does not share the minutes of meetings it has with Government officials.A spokesperson for the Ministry of Justice said the meeting focused on the “excellent cooperation” between the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law (IIJ) and the Ministry.WhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

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Rwanda Is Hosting The 2015 Commonwealth eGovernance Forum

first_imgAdvertisement African nation Rwanda will play host to the 2015 Commonwealth e-Governance Forum Africa, which takes place from 24-25 March.The forum is organised by Rwanda’s Ministry of Youth and ICT (MYICT) and the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO).The CTO is an international body, which is engaged in multilateral collaboration of ICT and uses its experience and expertise to support its members in integrating ICT to deliver interventions that enrich people within the Commonwealth and beyond. – Advertisement – According to the ministry the forum will explore topics geared towards promoting ICT as a tool for effective service delivery.And more than 200 policy makers, regulators, academia, implementing agencies, as well as application providers are expected to attend the two-day event.Rwanda’s minister of youth and ICT Jean-Philbert Nsengimana explained that the e-governance forum comes at a time when Rwanda is entering the last five years of its economic blueprint- Vision 2020.Rwanda’s Vision 2020 is a development plan that seeks to transform the East African nation from a low-income agriculture-based economy to a knowledge-based, service-oriented economy with a middle-income country status.Currently Rwanda’s agriculture sector contributes 70% to gross domestic product.“E-Governance in Rwanda forms a pivotal part of national development agenda. A number of initiatives, policy, legislations and investments have been put in place to enable and promote government’s digital transformation, whose target is to turn the previous agrarian economy into a knowledge based economy,” said Nsengimana.The minister stated that Rwanda is working to leverage latest ICT capabilities such as big data, analytics, social media, mobility, and others to deliver transparent, efficient, citizen-centred and accountable governance.CTO’s secretary general, Tim Unwin added, “”The Commonwealth e-Governance Forum 2015 will examine new technologies, showcase innovative e-governance services, facilitate knowledge exchange and assist relationship building. Technological advances such as Open Data and Cloud services have added new dimensions to e-governance.”Via: ItwebAfricalast_img read more

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Amazon Says Worldwide Prime Memberships Increased 51 Percent Last Year

first_imgOne of Amazon offices in Mumbai. Image Credit: citygossiper Advertisement US online giant Amazon on Thursday reported profits doubled in the past quarter, as it attracted more customers with video and other services, but the results missed Wall Street forecasts.Amazon shares dived more than 13 percent to $551 in after-hours trade on the results, which showed a fourth-quarter profit of $482 million, up from a $214 million profit a year earlier.The results marked the third consecutive quarterly profit for the company, which is a heavyweight in online retail as well as cloud computing, and more recently streaming video. – Advertisement – Overall revenue jumped 22 percent from a year ago to $35.7 billion.Amazon was one of the “clear winners” in the battle for consumers’ money during the year-end holiday season, according to Neil Saunders, chief of retail analysis firm Conlumino.But while Amazon delivered “stellar topline performance” along with improving net income, its profitability “is still painfully weak,” Saunders said.“This is a conscious decision by a company that uses a large chunk of its revenues to invest back into generating future growth,” Saunders said.“Clearly this is a strategy that is working, and it is one that is accepted by the market.”He gave the example of Amazon putting competitive pressure on traditional retail players such as Walmart.Investors looking for big profits may be put off by Amazon investing heavily to build its businesses, from data centers for cloud services and shows for its streaming television service to developing drones to quickly deliver online purchases.Amazon, which earned a reputation for making little or no profit as it gained market share, managed an annual profit for 2015 of $596 million.Revenues were up 20 percent for the year, at $107 billion.[related-posts]‘Like day one’ “Twenty years ago I was driving the packages to the post office myself and hoping we might one day afford a forklift,” said chief executive Jeff Bezos, who founded the company in 1994.“This year, we pass $100 billion in annual sales and serve 300 million customers. And still, measured by the dynamism we see everywhere in the marketplace and by the ever-expanding opportunities we see to invent on behalf of customers, it feels every bit like day one.”Amazon has made Bezos into one of the world’s wealthiest individuals, with a fortune estimated at some $50 billion, and he has since created his own space company called Blue Origin and purchased The Washington Post newspaper.The company has not offered details on its revenue from its Amazon Prime membership service, which offers free delivery and a variety of other services, or its own Kindle and Fire devices.But it has broken down the finances from its cloud computing unit called Amazon Web Services: It took in $2.4 billion in revenue in the quarter and $7.9 billion for the year, accounting for an operating profit of $687 million in the quarter and $1.9 billion for the year.The research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners estimates that Amazon Prime now has 54 million US members, spending on average about $1,100 per year much more than the $600 per year spent by non-members.Amazon offered no detailed numbers but said worldwide paid Prime memberships increased 51 percent last year.Those who subscribe get access to much of Amazon’s video streaming library for free as well as music and other content.Amazon’s “Mozart in the Jungle” comedy-drama received two Golden Globes earlier this month, only a year after the company scored its first win ever at the Globes for the original program “Transparent.”[Gadgets 360]last_img read more

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Rice U research sheds light on Amazon versus WalMart competition

first_imgShareMEDIA ADVISORYJeff Falk713-348-6775jfalk@rice.edu Rice U research sheds light on Amazon versus Wal-Mart competitionWinning is a matter of superior e-service quality, experts sayHOUSTON – (July 14, 2015) – After Amazon announced plans last week for a day of online retail discounts July 15 comparable to Black Friday, Wal-Mart is launching a rival sale online the same day. Who will win the e-commerce battle? Winning is a matter of consistent superior e-service quality — not just on one particular day of the year, according to new research from Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business.Credit: thinkstockphotos.com/Rice University“Increased e-service quality is associated with increased customer satisfaction, which then leads to higher repurchase intentions,” said Vikas Mittal, the J. Hugh Liedtke Professor of Marketing at the Jones School. “In other words, increasing e-service quality enhances customer satisfaction and the likelihood of customer repurchase. If Amazon and Wal-Mart want to keep their customers coming back, they must focus on increasing satisfaction via e-service quality.”Mittal conducted the study with colleagues from the Jones School, Newcastle University Business School, U.K., and the University of Rostock, Germany. It will be published in the Journal of Retailing.E-service quality is the “extent to which a website facilitates efficient and effective shopping, purchasing and delivery,” according to one of the authors. E-service quality is “the beginning to the end of the transaction, including information search, website navigation, order, customer-service interactions, delivery and satisfaction with the ordered product,” the study said.As part of their study, the authors recently conducted a meta-analysis to understand the determinants and consequences of e-service quality. Meta-analysis is a statistical technique used to synthesize and summarize the findings of many published studies to gain a comprehensive view of an entire body of research. This meta-analysis represents 573 effects based on 31,264 individuals. These were obtained from 69 studies published between 2000 and 2014. The studies span different continents and represent sectors such as retailing and banking. The authors believe this is the most comprehensive examination of e-service quality.The meta-analysis identified four core dimensions of e-service quality: website design, fulfilment, customer service and security/privacy. Together, these four dimensions strongly impact overall e-service quality, the authors found.The researchers further examined specific attributes of each dimension and found that within website design, the five strongest attributes predicting overall e-service quality are product selection, price offerings, quality of information on the website, website convenience and website organization. Within fulfilment the main drivers of e-service quality are delivery condition and timeliness of delivery. For customer service, service level counts the most.“Interestingly, the importance of these four dimensions in determining overall e-service quality shows global variability,” Mittal said. “For example, both website design and customer service were more strongly associated with e-service quality in countries scoring higher on uncertainty avoidance. This makes sense as uncertainty avoidance is defined as the extent to which members of a culture feel threatened by uncertain or unknown situations. Thus having more information through superior website design and better service alleviates the negative emotions and ambivalence associated with decision making; hence, the stronger association.”Who will finally win — Wal-Mart or Amazon? “It is difficult to predict as these are strong, savvy rivals,” Mittal said. “The study clearly shows the strategic road map for winning by satisfying and retaining customers. One main conclusion from this analysis is that price offerings — that is, competitive pricing — is important, but we believe it will simply create parity, not differentiation. To differentiate, Wal-Mart and Amazon will have to focus on and invest in delivery condition and timeliness of delivery, product selection, website organization and information quality. Beyond parity, these will create differentiation for enhancing customer loyalty.”For a graphic illustrating the authors’ conceptual model of superior e-service quality, see http://news.rice.edu/files/2015/07/VIKAS.jpg. To download a copy of the study, “E-Service Quality: A Meta-Analytic Review,” go to http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2630428.-30-Follow the Jones School via Twitter @RiceMBA.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews. AddThislast_img read more

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Rice expert available to discuss Senate vote to end support for Saudiled

first_imgShare1Rice UniversityOffice of Public Affairs / News & Media RelationsEXPERT ALERTDavid Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduAmy McCaig713-348-6777amym@rice.eduRice expert available to discuss Senate vote to end support for Saudi-led war in Yemen HOUSTON – (Nov. 30, 2018) – The U.S. Senate has advanced a measure to withdraw American support for a Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen. If successful, it will be the first time since the War Powers Act was passed in 1973 that it has been used to end a foreign operation. Return to article. Long DescriptionPhoto credit: 123rf.comRic Stoll, Rice University’s Albert Thomas Professor of Political Science, is available to discuss the War Powers Act. Its essential elements, he says, and the rationale behind its existence are:The president should “in every possible instance” consult with Congress before putting U.S. armed forces into hostilities or into a situation where hostilities seem imminent.The President should consult regularly with Congress until U.S. forces are no longer engaged in hostilities or have been removed.Within 60 days after a report is submitted, the president must terminate the use of U.S. armed forces unless Congress has specifically authorized the use of force through a declaration of war or a resolution supporting the military operation.“The War Powers Act was the congressional response to U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War,” Stoll said. “Congress did pass the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution but never declared war and ultimately felt that presidents did not actively involve Congress in the decision-making of the war.”Stoll noted that the War Powers Act was only passed after U.S. involvement on the ground in Vietnam had ended. Its constitutionality, he says, has always been a subject of debate.“Advocates say that it is constitutional because it is Congress that has the right to declare war,” Stoll said. “Opponents say it infringes on the president’s constitutional authority as commander in chief. The only way to establish its constitutionality is to have a case brought to the Supreme Court and to have them rule on this issue.”No president has complied with the War Powers Act, Stoll said.“There have been a number of times when presidents have informed Congress about the deployment of forces and sometimes they have even asked for a congressional resolution of support for the deployment of forces,” he said. “But never has a president said this was being done because of the War Powers Act.”In addition, Congress has never invoked the act, Stoll said.As for the latest attempt, Stoll said that while he can see Congress passing a resolution, he finds it difficult to believe it will actually invoke the War Powers Act.For more information or to schedule an interview with Stoll, contact Amy McCaig, senior media relations specialist at Rice, at 713-348-6777 or amym@rice.edu.-30-This news release can be found online at news.rice.edu.Follow Rice News and Media Relations on Twitter @RiceUNews.Related materials:Stoll bio: https://politicalscience.rice.edu/richard-stollPhoto link: https://news.rice.edu/files/2014/04/ric-stoll.jpgPhoto credit: Rice UniversityPhoto link: https://news.rice.edu/files/2018/11/Yemen-Saudi-Arabia-123rf-1afey6s.jpgPhoto credit: 123rf.comLocated on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,962 undergraduates and 3,027 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is just under 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is ranked No. 1 for lots of race/class interaction and No. 2 for quality of life by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to http://tinyurl.com/RiceUniversityoverview. Photo credit: 123rf.comcenter_img FacebookTwitterPrintEmailAddThislast_img read more

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The Best Toronto Business School Internship Opportunities

first_img RelatedBest MBA Internships in TorontoAs one of the major financial centers in North America and home to Canada’s stock exchange, there is no shortage of MBA internships in Toronto. A recent story in The Globe and Mail described one student at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, who, before he even earned his finance…August 23, 2016In “Featured Home”Pick Your City: Should You Get an MBA in Toronto or Vancouver?Should you get an MBA in Toronto or Vancouver? What are the benefits of each city, how much will each location cost, what can you expect in terms of job opportunities, and what MBA programs are available? At a glance, the two Canadian cities are very comparable, offering similar big-city…June 13, 2019In “Featured Home”Industry Spotlight: Toronto’s Finance SectorWhen looking at metros with bustling financial sectors and companies, New York is often is the first to come to mind. But how about our neighbors to the north? Toronto, Canada is also considered one of the world’s fast-growing financial hubs. An article on the Huffington Post explains how Toronto…September 16, 2016In “Featured Home” regions: Toronto Last Updated May 16, 2018 by Max PulciniFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail Toronto is known as one of the major financial centers in North America, and boasts a high concentration of banks and brokerage firms in its bustling Financial District. The city is also home to the Toronto Stock Exchange—the world’s seventh-largest stock exchange by market capitalization.But all business isn’t finance in Toronto: The city is also an important center of media, publishing, telecommunication, information technology and film production in Canada, and home to Bell Media, Rogers Communications, and Hudson’s Bay Company. Because there’s no shortage of quality business operating in Toronto—not to mention the collection of top-notch business schools that call the surrounding area home—there is no shortage of quality MBA internships in Toronto. Whether in banking, tech, or other sectors, here is our list of some of the best Toronto internship opportunities.Traditional business students looking to pursue careers in actuarial, finance, data management, or human resource fields can find internship opportunities at SunLife Financial. Best known as a provider of life insurance, SunLife is one of the largest insurance companies in the world, and one of the oldest with a history spanning back to 1865.The company offers summer internships to hungry business students who want to learn more about the ins and outs of the the financial services industry. Positions run from May to August in a variety of areas, including finance, customer service, office administration, information technology and human resources. Sun Life’s hiring cycle is May through August, and the application deadline falls in February.Students from Ivey Business School, the Rotman School of Management, and the Schulich School of Business have all secured internships at Sun Life Financial. You can look into career opportunities at Sun Life Financial here.Nestle is the world’s largest food and beverage company. Founded in 1866 by German-born pharmacist Henri Nestlé, today the company maintains more than 2000 brands in 189 countries around the world.Nestle Canada, the Canadian branch of the food and beverage giant, is making huge strides in hiring young, driven individuals through internship programs. The company recently launched The Youth Initiative: a multifaceted program that provide jobs and training opportunities in addition to ‘readiness for work’ activities for young adults across Nestlé Canada. The company has committed to hiring more than 5,000 young Canadians to develop their professional skills, increase their employability and expand their network. Past interns at Nestle Canada have received hands-on experience in analysis, reporting, and internal audit and tax processes.MBAs from the DeGroote School of Business, Rotman, and Schulich have been brought on board at the company. You can look into career opportunities at Nestle Canada here.FinTech (financial technology) is a sector looking to find “innovation in financial services.” This new sector is mainly composed of startups and established financial and technology companies looking to enhance or replace traditional financial services, such as RedMobile Consulting.The Canadian company is seeking talented individuals in digital technology/market strategy roles, which include trend watching in blockchain, analytics, and cloud computing. Overall, the firm’s other strategic & planning services include:Business & Technology Strategy DevelopmentMarketing Strategy & PlanningMaster Plan DevelopmentBusiness & Partnership Model DevelopmentBusiness Plan Development & Financial ModellingFunding Application DevelopmentTechnology & Service Roadmap DevelopmentSpectrum Planning, Valuation & AcquisitionStudents from the Rotman School have earned internships with RedMobile Consulting.The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is a Canadian financial services company as well as the largest bank in Canada. The bank serves over 16 million clients and has 80,000 employees worldwide. Founded in 1864 in Halifax, the bank holds corporate headquarters in Montreal, Quebec and, of course, Toronto.RBC offers a number of internship opportunities, including a Summer Students Internship for graduate students. Interns gain access to RBC mentors and coaches and are challenged with real-world assignments.MBAs from Ivey, DeGroote, Rotman, and Schulich have earned summer internship positions at RBC. You can look through the bank’s array summer internships here.MetroMBA is your one-stop shop for all MBA internship advice! For more on the best Toronto internship opportunities and why you should be interested, check out this recent article. Also be sure to check out our 10 tips to make the most of your MBA internship here.center_img The Best Toronto Business School Internship Opportunities About the AuthorMax PulciniMax Pulcini is a Philadelphia-based writer and reporter. He has an affinity for Philly sports teams, Super Smash Bros. and cured meats and cheeses. Max has written for Philadelphia-based publications such as Spirit News, Philadelphia City Paper, and Billy Penn, as well as national news outlets like The Daily Beast.View more posts by Max Pulcini last_img read more

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The Top Healthcare MBA Programs in California

first_img About the AuthorKelly Vo    Kelly Vo is a writer who specializes in covering MBA programs, digital marketing, and personal development.View more posts by Kelly Vo RelatedHealthcare Management MBAs in Los AngelesCalifornia’s healthcare systems are under a lot of stress. According to the Orange County Register, the state’s healthcare staffing shortages are projected to widen as the population grows and doctors retire. According to a recent report by the Healthforce Center at the University of California-San Francisco, the state will lack…June 6, 2018In “Featured Region”How to Find Your Role with Healthcare Giant McKessonSince 1833, McKesson has been one of America’s most successful companies, known for its world-class health care systems including medical supplies, pharmaceutical products, medical technology, and care management tools. Founded in New York City and now headquartered in San Francisco, CA, McKesson is a Fortune Global 500 company with the…July 16, 2018In “Featured Home”Top 10 Schools that Specialize in Healthcare ManagementHealthcare Management MBAs are becoming a popular track for students who want to enter a growing industry that’s ripe with innovation. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical and health care managers, also called healthcare executives or healthcare administrators, are responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating medical and health services. They manage…November 15, 2018In “Featured Home” The California healthcare industry is booming. The industry employs more than 1.4 million people across ambulatory settings, hospitals, and residential care facilities. And as the population continues to age, there’s no doubt that the healthcare industry will continue to expand.So, it should come as no surprise that an MBA in healthcare is becoming a more popular track for future business leaders. With the industry estimated to be worth $2.26 trillion, there are many opportunities across the board. The key is to choose the right healthcare MBA.Here are our top six California Healthcare MBA programs: The Top Healthcare MBA Programs in California regions: Los Angeles / San Diego / San Francisco Last Updated Feb 14, 2019 by Kelly VoFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail UCLAHealth Care@Anderson is a vast career path. In 2017, around 6.1 percent of UCLA Anderson students were hired into health care industry roles including consulting, marketing management, finance, and more. Top healthcare employers and internships include AMGEN, Edwards, Kaiser Permanente, and Genentech. Students also have the opportunity to participate in the Healthcare Business Association Club, Annual Healthcare Conference, UCLA Healthcare Mixers, and more.At the UCLA Anderson School of Management, you can also specialize in Healthcare Management for your MBA concentration. This specialization includes courses in the Business of Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare Technology, Health Law, and Quantitative Analysis for Health Systems. Upon graduation, these MBA students should have the general management skills and industry-specific knowledge necessary to be successful in a career in a health-related field.UC BerkeleyBerkeley Haas is home to the School of Public Health, which has abundant course and co-curricular opportunities for Haas business students. As one of the founding members of the Business School Alliance for Health Management, the school attracts a significant number of MBA students pursuing a career in health care each year (approx. 15 percent in 2019). Many of these students also participate in the Haas Healthcare Association, which organizes an annual Business of Health Care Conference.Along with the MBA/Master in Health Policy and Management degree, students can earn a specialization in Health Management. This specialization covers a wide range of topics including Health Care in the 21st Century, Commercializing Biotech and Pharma, and Innovations in Health Care. There are also experiential learning opportunities, three health management research centers, and a seven-month Berkeley Board Fellows fellowship.USC MarshallUSC Marshall offers a specialization in Health Care Advisory Services as part of the MBA. This concentration assists students in preparing for a career within the health care industry, whether in a hospital health maintenance organization, government agency, or consulting firm. The specialization is offered in association with the Health Services Administration Program in the School of Policy, Planning, and Development. Potential courses that MBA students can complete to earn their concentration include Health Care Operations Improvement, Legal Issues in Health Care Delivery, and Health Care Venture Development.YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: The Fastest California MBA ProgramsUSC Marshall is also home to a one-year Master of Medical Management degree program for healthcare executives. This specialized master’s degree teaches the same business competencies available in the EMBA curriculum. MBA business leaders interested in healthcare can also join the Healthcare Leadership Association, which is an industry-specific club focused on all sectors of the healthcare industry. It identifies MBA opportunities explicitly.San Diego State UniversityRanked 47th in Health Care Management by the U.S. News & World Report, San Diego State University’s Fowler College of Business is a solid choice for a healthcare-focused MBA degree. Their specialization in Health Services includes 12 units of coursework in Public Health, which prepares graduates to work in various healthcare administration positions.Also, San Diego State University is home to the School of Public Health, which is ranked among the nation’s best public health programs. Students who choose this path will have an opportunity to learn from top professors, attend various events, and participate in research centers and institutes such as the Institute for Public Health.StanfordThe Stanford Graduate School of Business is a standout innovator in California healthcare education. Faculty from both Stanford GSB and Stanford Medicine share research, strategic insights, and experiential curriculum to find creative solutions to today’s top health care challenges. This means there are many opportunities for skill development and learning.As for MBAs, there is an opportunity to take 12 class units within the healthcare field. However, where Stanford excels is in their MD/MBA dual degree program. This five-year joint degree requires students to complete 90 units for their MBA and 249 units for their MD before they graduate.Dominican University of CaliforniaThe Dominican University of California is home to the MBA with a Concentration in Healthcare Leadership. This healthcare program provides students the market-driven skills and learning necessary to face a variety of challenges. This 40-unit program features 28 units in graduate business courses, and 12 units in graduate healthcare courses.Students graduate in one or two years. As part of the program, students can also complete a global consulting practicum. This features an international trip, completing a project for a healthcare client.last_img read more

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