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Dear Jon: Auto insurance cheapest in California on the Central Coast

One thing you might scratch your head over is how affordable auto insurance is here on the Central Coast when most everything else is more expensive. Carl emailed me and asked, “Dear Jon, the cost of living is so expensive on the Central Coast, but why is auto insurance less expensive here?”

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Salinas gets $9.4 loan guarantee from federal officials

The city of Salinas is poised to get a $9.4 million federal loan to help boost economic development and aid with job creation.

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Popular Capitola BookStore Closes

A beloved central coast book store will be closing its doors Friday.

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State Legislators announce $680 million in new emergency drought spending

Fresh off the heels of a presidential visit to drought stricken California, Governor Brown and legislative leaders have announced a proposal to spend over $680 million to alleviate the impacts of the drought.

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Dear Jon: It’s a land of confusion when it comes to sales tax on newspapers

When you should be charged sales tax in California seems to be more confusing than not on several different fronts. So let me help out a bit, Betty wrote to me and asked, “Dear Jon, is there tax on a newspaper? Some stores charge me tax and others not. There's not tax in the paper vending machine.”

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Dear Jon: Shelf life for gasoline supplies endless, says Economist

I’m sure you’ve noticed that gasoline prices have stabilized, but there's more to the story. “Greenfield” emailed me and asked, “Dear Jon, when will gasoline run out?” Based on what I’ve found the real question should be, when will consumers move on to alternative forms of energy?

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Golf Balls Not Staying Put On Greens

Bringing professionals, celebrities and corporations together, combined with a bottomless pit of spectators every year, all helps feed the Central Coast economy by the millions.

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Dear Jon: Plan on surtaxes for early Social Security draw

Karen emailed me and was fit to be tied. She asked, “Dear Jon, why does Social Security penalize me when I take early retirement? It's hard to make ends meet as it is!” There’s a whole class of “baby boomers” in this boat and it leaves them scratching their heads.

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