MiraCosta College Business Department

Accounting, Business Administration, Real Estate

With More In The Works, There Are 11 Breweries In Vista

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2014/nov/14/vista-embraces-craft-beer/

Obamacare turns patients into shoppers, but they often lack access to the clear, reliable information they need to pick the best health plan. Here are some places people can find help:

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-11-14/obamacare-six-tools-to-make-you-a-smarter-health-care-shopper

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Fast Tax Facts

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View or download a PDF of all the needed 2014 tax year information at:

http://www.calcpa.org/Content/Files/California%20CPA%20magazine/2014/1114/1114_Fast_Tax_Facts.pdf

In order to better serve more veterans, MiraCosta College opened a new Veterans Information Center at its Oceanside Campus. The center, located inside the T100 building, is substantially larger than the original center, which was opened in 2009 inside an old office on the other side of campus.

The center celebrated its grand opening on November 10, 2014 at 12:30 p.m., in conjunction with the college’s celebration of Marine Corps Birthday and Veteran’s Day. For more information about the new Veterans Information Center, contact the Veterans Information Center at 760.757.2121760.757.2121 x6222 or visit its website at www.miracosta.edu/veterans.

More at… http://miracosta.edu/officeofthepresident/pio/news.aspx?id=533

The median price of a house sold in San Diego County in October was $440,000, down 1 percent from the median price paid in September, said Corelogic Dataquick.

The median price paid last month in the six-county Southern California region was $410,000, led by Orange County, where it was $595,000. The lowest median price was in Riverside County at $245,000. The data includes new and resale houses, and both detached and attached units.

The median priced house in San Diego was up 6.6 percent over the year from October 2013.

Sales in San Diego last month were essentially flat at 3,308, which was only down by 14 sales from September.

Over the 12 months, house sales in the county declined 5.7 percent.

Constrained inventory throughout the region continues to dampen the industry’s full recovery to normalcy, said Andrew LePage, data analyst for Corelogic Dataquick.

“Some people who want to put their homes up for sale still haven’t regained enough equity to purchase their next home,” he said. “Then there are would-be buyers who continue to struggle with affordability and mortgage availability, if not uncertainty over employment or the direction of the housing market.”

To anyone who thinks they have zero musical talent, meet Fiona Chatwin.

She’s the founder and executive director of Villa Musica, a nonprofit center that provides music lessons to anyone who wants them — no matter their finances, no matter their talent. Whether it’s a high school guitar prodigy or a grandmother looking to improve her voice, Chatwin’s school welcomes all.

Villa Musica has a space in Sorrento Valley that offers lessons, performances and community activities. And on Oct. 9, it will open a satellite center at the Logan Heights Library.

The University City resident, who moved to San Diego in 2000 from Melbourne, Australia, tells us why she’s so passionate about music.

More at…http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/oct/03/fiona-chatwin-villa-musica/

So You Want to Be a CPA? live event and webcast which was held on Sept. 17 on the campus of the University of San Diego.

Here is the video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmUibyxdAoQ&feature=youtu.be

 

San Diego County’s key economic drivers are experiencing rapid growth, but also projecting a shortage in available workers.

That creates an opportunity for job seekers.

The nonprofit San Diego Workforce Partnership and the San Diego Imperial Counties Community Colleges Association held a daylong conference Thursday at the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park to inform educators and the public about what’s needed to fill those jobs.

The Workforce Partnership says these sectors, Life Sciences, Health Care, Clean Energy, Advanced Manufacturing, and Information and Communication Technologies account for 14 percent of total employment in the county.

More at…http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/oct/02/workforce-partnership-jobs-in-demand-conference/

After years of searching for the right spot, Classical Academy High School has settled into its new home inside a completely remodeled building that once housed the now defunct North County Times newspaper.new home in downtown Escondido.

The transformation of the blighted structure into a beautiful and bustling high school is thrilling to residents and city officials who say the changes have brightened the entire neighborhood.

More than 700 students moved into the new classrooms this week and the school held a grand opening celebration and community fundraiser Thursday night.

More at…http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/oct/03/escondido-school-academy-north-times-classical/