New 2024 California Renter Protections

Updates to the 2019 California Tenant Protection Act went into effect on April 1st of this year.  They enhance some of the previous protections for the state’s residential renters.  (see California Civil Code sections 1946.2 and 1947.12)   Here are the important upgrades that you should know about. Rental Cap Rent can go up 5% plus … Read more

FAMOUS LAST WORDS of the Dying

We become terminally ill the moment we are born.  Yet, when a physician utters the “t-word”, one can’t help but feel shock and disorientation.  “It’s terminal” raises fears and dread more than any other two words in the English language – except perhaps “tax audit”.  And yet, grappling with one’s imminent mortality brings a clarity … Read more

LONG COVID CASES: The Dark Secret About COVID That People Aren’t Talking About

As good as the vaccines are at reducing hospitalization, they provide scant protection against Long COVID.   Experts expect that with each passing day, the number of Long COVID sufferers will increase, despite a reduced number of infections or hospitalizations.  Many in the public health arena believe that Long COVID may be the next big health crisis. … Read more

COOL TIP: What To Do If You Think You Have COVID

If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community.   This information comes directly from the Center for Disease Control. Take a COVID Test:  Test kits are readily available at most … Read more