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November, 2017 - Issue #158
Restart the Story
with a Certified
Pre-Owned Vehicle

Did you know an Acura Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle is as close to a new car as possible - complete with benefits such as warranty, roadside assistance and concierge services? Perhaps the most important thing to know is that not every vehicle is eligible to become a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle - and every vehicle that is eligible must pass stringent measures before it can become certified. Vehicles must be under six years old with less than 80,000 miles, and have a 12-month/12,000-mile Certified Limited Warranty. What's more, services must be up to date.

Each vehicle is reconditioned inside and out to create a certified luxury ownership experience. These elite vehicles must also pass a comprehensive 182-point vehicle inspection and a Vehicle History Report review. Virtually every mechanical system - from the engine to the door locks - is checked and serviced to meet precise specifications and a thorough appearance inspection scrutinizes fit and finish to ensure the vehicle upholds the luxury and sophistication of the Acura name. Upcoming services are identified and performed during inspection and new floor mats are installed.

Every owner of an Acura Certified Pre-Owned vehicle is entitled to a free membership of Acura Owners - the official online source for service reminders and other owner information, services and parts. What's more, Acura Certified Pre-Owned vehicles are covered by an extensive Roadside Assistance program and owners receive the same great concierge services as new Acura owners with a suite of useful services for security and convenience during the 12-month/12,000 mile limited warranty period. If you think an Acura Certified Pre-Owned vehicle might be right for you, visit Valencia Acura's showroom or website for a complete inventory. As they celebrate 20 years of friendship, there's never been a better time to buy or lease an Acura than now.
Valencia Acura 255-3000

Injured by a Drunk Driver? You Need Aggressive Legal Counsel
The damages of an accident caused by a drunk driver can be ruinous for anyone. Regardless if you were involved in a car, truck, motorcycle, pedestrian or bicycle accident, there are few combinations that are more fatal than mixing drugs or alcohol with driving. The truth of the matter remains that no one should ever have to live with the consequences of such gross negligence.

Your damages may include, but are not limited to, catastrophic injuries, brain injuries, spinal-cord injuries, burn injuries, disability and/or permanent disability, disfigurement, loss of limbs or necessary amputation for injury-related issues, non-physical damages, including total loss of your car or vehicle and wrongful death of a loved one.

It is illegal to drive while intoxicated in the state of California. If a drunk driver caused your accident, not only will the driver be financially responsible for the damages that have been wrongfully caused to you, but the drunk driver will also be criminally accountable for their misconduct.

You may require access to a variety of medical professionals after your injury and need immediate access to transportation and more. Choosing an aggressive team of legal professionals with extensive experience can benefit you both during and after your case. Make certain your legal team will provide instant service, visiting you in the comfort of your home or while you are in the hospital, if you prefer.
The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus 296-2992

"Don't Miss!"
Friday | October 27 VIA BASH

Known for its themed galas and top entertainment, VIA delivers one of the community's most sought-after events attended by the valley's top leaders of industry. Step back in time to the Hollywood Canteen era "where the greatest generation danced with the most beautiful girls in the world." Relive the glamour of old Hollywood enjoying the musical talents of The Summit, a pop, jazz and swing quartet. Proceeds from the event benefit the VIA Education Foundation, Connecting to Success program. Held at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.
www.viabash.com

InvenTrust Properties Corp. Announces Acquisition of
River Oaks in Valencia

InvenTrust Properties Corp. recently announced the acquisition of River Oaks, a 275,000 square foot grocery-anchored center located in a premier submarket for approximately $115 million. "We are excited to acquire this institutional-quality retail destination positioned at the epicenter of the Valencia retail hub," said Michael E. Podboy, EVP - chief financial officer, chief investment officer of InvenTrust. "We anticipate that this accretive transaction will drive long term value." Christopher Covey, senior vice president of transactions, added, "The acquisition of River Oaks further highlights our continued progress enhancing our portfolio with premier open-air retail assets. By expanding our presence in the Los Angeles submarket, we expect to benefit from favorable population demographics in the region and gain operational efficiencies with the nearby InvenTrust-owned Stevenson Ranch Plaza." The center features national tenants such as Target, Sprouts, buybuy BABY, ULTA, Total Women Gym & Spa, Pier 1 Imports and Big 5 Sporting Goods.

InvenTrust Properties Corp. is a pure-play retail company with a focus on acquiring open-air centers with a disciplined approach in key growth markets with favorable demographics. This acquisition strategy, along with an innovative and collaborative property management approach, ensures the success of both tenants and business partners and drives net operating income growth for the company. InvenTrust became a self-managed REIT in 2014 and as of June 30, 2017, is an owner and manager of 85 retail properties, representing 15.2 million square feet of retail space and one non-core property.

J. David's Custom Clothiers Opens New "Brother" Store
Santa Clarita's favorite men's store, J. David's Custom Clothiers, is expanding its brand with the addition of 25 by JDavid's - The ManCave. Located next to the popular koi pond on The Patios at Westfield Valencia Town Center only a few steps away from the eponymous original location, 25 by JDavid's will sell upscale men's accessories, rare sports items, vintage personal items, leather goods, men's grooming products - and much more! Even better: A percentage of every item sold will be donated to the David Stroud Fund at Children's Hospital Los Angeles to help kids in their fight against cancer. 287-3636

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A Single Mom Learns the "Why" to her Probate Question
by Edward O'Hare

Q: I'm a 37 year old single mom with two children; their father is not in the picture. I make Ok money and own my home. I often worry about what will happen to my kids, should the worst happen to me while they're still minors. It honestly has me losing sleep, but I'm not sure what to do - or if I can even afford it. I'm also worried that I don't have all the documentation needed to even put a will or estate plan into place. I feel paralyzed and overwhelmed!

A:
First, go easy on yourself. You're managing a lot - all on your own! I'm a parent, too, so I completely understand your concerns. Without a plan, you're right to worry about your kids' future without you; if something happens to you, you don't want a judge having the final say about who raises your children and how your assets are distributed to your kids when they turn 18. What you need is an Estate Plan; the main document within, your Trust, will define the "how and when" regarding your children's inheritance and your Will will dictate guardianship.
Your specific situation sounds like it could be incredibly stressful. It's important to me that my clients know that my office is a safe place where difficult conversations can be had. No family is the same, and that's why no Estate Plan is the same. My job is to take the complicated, confusing elements out of the process for you in a way that honors your desires while keeping your energy and resource output to a minimum. Most Estate Plans cost about $2,000. It's a small price to pay for peace of mind.
Your Plan can be produced in two appointments, which only run about an hour to an hour and a half each. We'll talk about your unique situation, I'll gather all the relevant information and we'll talk about the different ways to achieve your goals in the first appointment. In the second, all you have to do is review the draft, and we sign and notarize your Plan to make it official. And no - at no point during the process do you need to produce obscure paperwork, like the deed to your home. I'll take care of that for you. From beginning to end, you can be done with your Estate Plan in about two weeks time. You'll sleep better knowing that if something terrible should occur, your children will be raised by the person or people you trust most, and that your assets will be distributed to them in a way that helps them live a more fulfilling, secure life in your absence.
O'Hare Law, PC 284-5000
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