Mind Your Own Business
March, 2018 - Issue #162
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Women's Conference Slated for March 17
The annual College of the Canyons Women's Conference returns with an exciting lineup of presenters and breakout sessions designed to help inspire attendees to make the most of their lives.
The 2018 College of the Canyons Women's Conference, "Making the Most of Your Life," will be held from 8am to 3pm on Saturday, March 17, in the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center. "This year's conference will offer sessions on a broad range of topics of interest to women and focus on how to make the most of our lives despite our busy schedules and many responsibilities, both professional and personal," said Dr. Diane Fiero, assistant superintendent/vice president, human resources at the college. "Our speakers will inspire the women in attendance to reach their ultimate potential and improve their quality of life." Attendees will benefit from breakout sessions throughout the day covering a wide range of topics, including career development, finding your ancestors, elder care, being an "inspirational mom" and making dreams a reality. A panel of speakers from Boston Scientific will provide the lunch keynote address. Boutique shopping featuring a wide variety of for-sale items such as women's clothing, jewelry, makeup, hats, handbags, personalized home decor, travel accessories and other items will be available throughout the day. General admission is $35 and $20 for students (Identification required.). Admission includes access to all events and activities, a buffet breakfast, lunch catered by Wolf Creek Restaurant & Brewing Co., as well as a raffle drawing ticket.

What to Do After a Car Accident
After a car accident, injured parties will be taken to the hospital so their injuries can be treated. If the car accident was relatively minor, emergency medical services may not arrive at the scene. However, you are still strongly encouraged to seek medical attention. Not only can this benefit you physically - many injuries are not detectable until a few days or even a week after the accident - but a medical visit can create a medical record that serves as valuable proof of your injuries.
When both parties are able, they will start the claims process with their respective insurance companies. Filing a claim involves contacting your insurance company either by phone or online and reporting the details of the accident. After you give your insurance company these details, they will assign your case to a claims adjuster. The adjuster will evaluate the details of the accident, look over your insurance policy and correspond with the other driver's insurance company to arrive at a settlement amount. One thing about insurance companies that you must know: They will do whatever it takes to minimize the value of your claim. Why? Because the less you get, the more the insurance company gets to keep. That's why working with a personal-injury firm can be very advantageous.
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Start a New Career in Just 10 Weeks
Are you thinking of changing careers? Do you want a roadmap that puts you on the fast-track to a rewarding job - in an industry that's always in high demand? Dental Assisting could be your ticket! The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the job outlook for Dental Assisting from 2012 to 2022 is 25 percent. That's a lot faster than the 11-percent average growth rate for all occupations. What's more: Most dentists, dental hygienists, treatment coordinators and office managers begin their careers as dental assistants.
If you're looking for a school that provides hands-on training in a real state-of-the-art dental office, look no further than the Santa Clarita School of Dental Assisting (SCSDA). Located at 27450 Tourney Road, Suite 250 in Valencia, the school offers a 10-week intensive, highly-interactive course that won't interfere with your current job. As an SCSDA graduate, you will receive your Dental Assisting Certification, California State Dental Radiology Certification and Medical CPR License. Other courses offered include Coronal Polishing, Pit and Fissure and Radiology.
"My experience at SCSDA was amazing," says Jenna Kelly, an SCSDA graduate who is currently attending the USC School of Dentistry and is now on her way to becoming a dentist. "My instructors were all intelligent and energetic and they made me excited to go to class. Out of my entire academic career, SCSDA is by far my favorite."
Interested? Join the next SCSDA Open House on February 22 from 6pm to 8pm. Classes begin April 21. 799-9JOB

Valencia Acura Honored with Two Prestigious Awards
General Manager Don Fleming Named Chair Emeritus for the SCVEDC

Valencia Acura's making the most of 2018! First up: The Precision Team Award. This status is the most prestigious and coveted honor that Acura can grant to its dealerships - and this marks the 12th year Valencia Acura has earned it. The status recognizes those dealership teams that demonstrate superior achievement in customer satisfaction, sales and service training, customer follow-up and business management.
Valencia Acura also achieved "Council of Excellence" status from Acura Financial Services. The Council of Excellence is reserved only for dealerships who display outstanding performance in providing finance options for clients. With excellent financial services and expertise, Valencia Acura has excelled in offering the level of service and support that Acura clients expect from the Acura brand. This marks the 14th year Valencia Acura has received the Council of Excellence award.
Lastly: Don Fleming, general manager of Valencia Acura and co-chairman of the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation (SCVEDC), was honored by the Santa Clarita City Council as a founding member of the corporation and for his contributions to the community; Fleming was named Chair Emeritus for the SCVEDC.
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Is it Time to Update your Existing Trust?
by Edward O'Hare

Do you already have a trust? Reviewing it every few years is a simple thing to do. In estate planning law, there is an informal rule that a trust should be reviewed every three to five years by an estate planning attorney. If it has been longer than that, say 10 years or more, it is a very good idea to set aside an hour of your time to have this done. During your review, your trust will be checked to make sure it was executed properly, and you will discuss your current wishes and compare how those wishes align with your trust.

Here are some of the key points to consider during your review:

Have you moved, inherited money or refinanced your home since creating your trust? Do you want to disinherit anyone? Are your children now adults who you'd like to name as your successor trustees? Do you still have a great relationship with your named successor trustee - and are you in regular touch with them? How is their health? Have they moved?

During trust reviews we have uncovered and corrected everything from improperly notarized documents, documents which require two witness signatures only containing one and also many changes among families during the different phases of life. Having your trust created is an investment in time and money. By answering the above questions every few years and correcting any potential problems now, you will make sure you receive the maximum benefit from your trust for many years to come and ensure that your loved ones have an easy, smooth process when they administer your trust.
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