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February 2017

February

Serving Southwest Riverside County Since 1989 VOLUME 28, NUMBER 2 FEBRUARY 2017 And... Empowered with Color Valentine’s Day Gift Guide The Year in Housing A Love Story for the Ages page 31 Working Out Doesn’t Have to Be a DRAG page 21 Temecula Gets Even Safer The Temecula City Council voted unanimously to increase the number of sworn police officers for the City of Temecula by a total of 11 positions. Raising Funds to Change Lives Rotary’s ‘Taste of the World’ to be Held at Pechanga The Rotary Club of Temecula will host its annual ‘Taste of the World’ event on March 24th. Having grown over the years from a dozen restaurants and several hundred attendees to an epic event in the Grand Ballroom at Pechanga Resort & Casino over 20 restaurants, local wineries & beer crafters will serve up international cuisine. PHOTOS: TODD MONTGOMERY Get your Employees Excited about IT Training SEE PAGE 27 by Tristan Collopy Savvy business owners know that their employees can be their greatest strength and greatest weakness when it comes to information security. The difference between having employees that are security assets and security vulnerabilities comes down to one thing: training. Below, we’ll go over four ways to get your employees excited and engaged about information security training. 1. Be a Role Model Another way to say this is to practice what you preach. Information security practices are a top down process. Do you have a content filtering system in place designed to prevent employees from accessing malicious sites? Have you asked your IT department to bypass it? Practicing what you preach and abiding by the same rules you’ve set for your employees goes a long way towards engendering information security practices in your organization. SEE PAGE 28 Mayor Maryann Edwards stated, “The hiring of additional law enforcement officers in Temecula is the direct result of Measure S and our City’s commitment to preserving the highest levels of public safety.” Media sources frequently rank Temecula as being among the safest cities in the nation including “The 20 Safest Cities in the US,” published by AOL.com on July 14, 2016 1) , based on information including data from the FBI and U.S. Census. SEE PAGE 28 Can I Deduct That? by Esther Phahla, CPA, CTC, MST Can I deduct that? With tax season here, chances are you’ve heard those words or you have asked that question yourself. What is a tax deduction? A tax deduction, or tax writeoff, is used to decrease taxable income, thereby decreasing the amount of tax owed. “ Some items that taxpayers may think are tax deductible that are not, include: political donations; volunteer time; donations to charities that don’t qualify; and more. “ SEE PAGE 26 COMMUNITY HEALTH FINANCIAL DISTRICT ATTORNEY MIKE HESTRIN TO SPEAK at temecula valley learning forum page 17 Making Health Decisions In Spite of Information Overload page 23 Putting Your tax refund to Work page 27 page 19 page 19 page 19