Mar 18

Updated 2 min ago

LOST DOG - Abby - Maltese Yorkie Mix (Shih tzu, Lhasa)

Abby is still missing since she ran away from our dog sitter last Thursday 3/12.

She is a 10lb. Sandy (Light Blonde/White) Maltese Yorkie mix that we miss dearly.

There has been a recent report of a potential sighting 3/12 at Cortland and Whipple and then a potential sighting 3/15 of her at Sawyer and Wabansia. After spending 3 days walking around calling her name and talking with everyone we have not spotted her and haven't heard of any sightings since.

Please let us know if you have any information!

Jeff & Tara
315-391-8432
815-814-3427

  • Thank you very much for passing this info on. We will continue our 5 day long search of her through the streets and alleys. We have a plan to knock on doors as well in case she's been picked up and is being kept.
    Thanks again!

  • Someone found a pup in Ravenswood that sounds a little like yours. Have you found your pet?

41 min ago

Routine Traffic Stop Ended In A Police Car Chase.

Police stopped a vehicle in front of the logan square blue line, when they asked the driver to step out (Police already had his on his gun), the driver took off. He sped down Milwaukee ave and dangerously turned into the boulevard where he crashed against a parked car in front of NewWave and ended hitting a pole. They immediately handcuffed him, and gave him the medical attention he needed before they drove away.

I overheard someone say it was a stolen vehicle.

Very scary, Very real.

43 min ago

Ticket for expired registration - can I contest?

Thanks to the diligent parking enforcement, I received a ticket for Expired Plates or Temporary Registration (Code 0976160F). While I am guilty of not affixing the sticker, I had purchased and received the sticker a few days before the expiration month. My question is that if showing evidence of renewed registration although not on display is grounds for waiver of the $60.00 ticket. Trying to get some input before I contest via mail. Any advice or past experiences will be appreciated!

1 hour ago

Police Chase, Crash in front of New Wave Cafe

8:45PM 03-30-2015
Just saw unmarked police cruiser wiz by me and crowd reacting. I turned around to see what the commotion was. Older Oldsmobile crashed into car and then post. Did not see driver.

8 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Brewery/restaurant at Kimball/Diversey/Milwaukee

On our way to the Gap outlet, we noticed some permits up next door for a brewery and restaurant but haven't been able to find anything as to what brewery this is going to be... anyone know or have read anything?

4 hours ago

Roof Deck Builder Recommendations?

We moved into our townhouse last fall, and now that winter is over we want to re-build our roof deck. There's currently a small deck (100 sq. ft) in place, but we want to replace it with one that fills the maximum allowable build-able space (approx. 400 sq. ft.). Does anybody have recommendations for a roof deck builder?

6 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Lost Keys

Hi neighbors,
I dropped my keys this afternoon while I was out walking my dogs. While I re-walked the path several times, I cannot find them! If you notice a set of keys (should include apartment, bike lock, and a really obnoxious pink key charm from Claire's).

Please let me know if you see them!
Best regards,
Helen

  • There was a set of keys on Logan Blvd but I don't think they had pink on them

  • Thank you, Tim,

    I didn't make it that far north but they might have moved... I'll take a look.

  • Around 3012 west on south side of street. Someone hung them on the fence rail

2 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Room for Rent

Greetings all
I am posting this for my friend, who is looking for a roommate. Please contact me and I will pass on your information to her to set up an appointment.

18X22 ROOM FOR RENT
May 1st

I am looking for a non-smoking, peace loving, cat friendly neat individual to rent a beautiful room in an amazing Arts & Crafts building in the Fullerton and Western area; tree lined street, easy parking, tons of public trans, very safe neighborhood....

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Greetings all
I am posting this for my friend, who is looking for a roommate. Please contact me and I will pass on your information to her to set up an appointment.

18X22 ROOM FOR RENT
May 1st

I am looking for a non-smoking, peace loving, cat friendly neat individual to rent a beautiful room in an amazing Arts & Crafts building in the Fullerton and Western area; tree lined street, easy parking, tons of public trans, very safe neighborhood.

The 18X22 room is in the front of the apartment. It is very private, almost like having your own studio apartment. There is a faux fireplace, stained glass windows, ceiling fan, and the front of room is all windows, so lots of light. The apartment is on the second floor so it feels like you are in the trees. The room is large enough for sitting area, office, and bedroom area. Built-in book shelves. Beautiful!

The kitchen is huge and modernized, dish washer, walk in pantry, kitchen is furnished. The bathroom is also huge and very nice, clean, subway tiles, ceiling fan. The coin laundry is in basement. There is some storage available. OK for bike in basement, real safe. 3 units in the building, so the building is quiet. I have 2 cats. No more pets are allowed.

$650.00 per month everything included (rent, utilities, cleaning supplies etc. and housekeeping.) Phone & internet not included. $650.00 security deposit and references required. Apartment available May 1st (preferred) but could be as early as April 15th or as late as June 1st as well.

  • Colby K. Lincoln Square resident, event/media producer

    The room has been rented! Thanks to all who responded!!

5 days ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Two Towers/Max Gerber Development 2nd Community Meeting

The 2nd Community Meeting for the old Max Gerber Project (The Two Towers), at 2293 N. Milwaukee Ave, will be Monday, March 30th, at the Haas Park Fieldhouse at 6:30 p.m .

The last meeting was packed and was originally proposed to add 253 rental units in the area near the California L station - that's on top of 52 now permitted at 2340 N. California and 120 planned to open in Spring 2016 at 2211 N. Milwaukee.

  • Andrew - fair enough re: comprehensiveness and apologies for my short sighted/overall rude tone of the comment.

    Regardless, I'd just argue that this makes it seem like this is all new development when some, in fact, might be rehabs and result in a reduction in overall units. Maybe add a new color for rehab vs. new construction?

  • Anton - thanks for the apology and for the idea. I moved the Milshire and Mark Fishman's building at Milwaukee/Diversey into a new "rehab" category but left in the new development category those buildings which are being rehabbed but are changing use from commercial to residential (i.e. - the Gap Outlet building).

    Make sense?

6 days ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Anywhere nearby take small food donations?

Hi all, does anyone know of a food bank or agency nearby that takes donations of non-perishable food from individuals? I'm moving and have several grocery bags of items I can't take with me that I hate to just throw out.

  • Lisa Sepper Logan Square area

    There is a food pantry Our Lady of Grace 3749 W Altgeld, 773-702-5900

  • I also have a bag of cans to donate somewhere. Is there anywhere I can drop off near Logan Square that has evening or weekend hours? Thanks!

25 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Is this your bike?

Someone left a bike on the sidewalk in front of our house that we presume was stolen. If you think it's yours please reply with identifying details. We plan to report it tomorrow and will also check all of the stolen bike websites.

11 hours ago

Renting Beautiful, Renovated Room, May 1 - $750

Hi Neighbors,

My housemate and I are seeking another roomie for our incredible, renovated duplex in Humboldt Park, 2 blocks south of North, east of the park.

It's a 3 bedroom, 2-flat apartment in a 3 unit building, newly renovated near Washtenaw and Le Moyne. Conveniently located 2 blocks away from park and a block from Cermak Produce. There are 3 full bathrooms, 3 outdoor patios, new washer and dryer in-unit, a backyard, one enclosed parking space, a whirlpool, gas...

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Hi Neighbors,

My housemate and I are seeking another roomie for our incredible, renovated duplex in Humboldt Park, 2 blocks south of North, east of the park.

It's a 3 bedroom, 2-flat apartment in a 3 unit building, newly renovated near Washtenaw and Le Moyne. Conveniently located 2 blocks away from park and a block from Cermak Produce. There are 3 full bathrooms, 3 outdoor patios, new washer and dryer in-unit, a backyard, one enclosed parking space, a whirlpool, gas fireplace, and beautiful open spaces with tons of sun. Basically, everyone has their own studio and we share the large, open kitchen and living room. Room for rent is $750 + an additional $60 (approx) for utilities. One year lease started on May 1. Email for more deets and pictures. http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/roo/4944653173.html

2 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

#73 bus schedule

Does anyone know the best way to advocate for an extension of the #73 Armitage bus schedule? Right now it stops before 7:30 on weekends, which no longer matches community need, especially once the trail opens. I'd appreciate any guidance. Thanks!

  • It would be nice to have a Clybourn/Elston circulator bus that might run from Diversey/Elston to North Avenue then up Clybourn back to Diversey/Elston. It seems odd that none of these shopping areas are serviced by mass transit. Maybe the businesses would even subsidize it?

  • Exactly. I thought a bus starting on Elston up to Belmont and then going over to Clybourn down to north at the El Station would be perfect, but the CTA does not think like that.

34 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Anyone see a car wreck on Belden last night?

This is a total shot in the dark, but I'm wondering if anyone who lives on the block of Belden between Kimball and Spaulding may have happened to witness a (probably) large car that was (maybe) reddish or burgundy in color smash into the front side of my parked car?

This piece of human garbage did not leave a note, but did leave an enormous dent in my car.

  • Lugo 30+years Logan-Hermosa

    You call 311 and ask for police non emergency

  • Yes - file the report with 311 (or stop at the station) and get the report number. You'll need that to file with your insurance company if you want to get it fixed. Unfortunately, unless you figure out who the culprit is, you'll be stuck with the deductible for your collision coverage (assuming you carry that).

45 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Favorite tortilla chips?

This may sound weird, but having just moved here I need to know what are the dankest tortilla chips to be had here in Chicago. Coming from out west, the best we have are called Juanita's, made in Hood River, Oregon. Tell me the best brands.

  • Green El Ranchero chips are the only ones you need.

  • Sabina's no question. Teendad is correct. I don't understand why people want those super thick chips like Ranchero, what is up with that.

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23 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

New Friends of the Library group for Logan Square

Hi all,
The new Friends of the Library for the Logan Square branch is holding its second meeting this Thursday at 6:30, in the library's conference room. We're looking for ideas, volunteers, people who love their library and want to make it better. We have a small group that turned out for our first meeting! Please leave me a note if you're interested, and find us on Facebook (for which we're going to start adding content soon!).

  • I can't make the Thursday meeting, but would like to be kept up todate. Please email me at franksfelicia@gmail.com

33 hours ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Sublet needed

I have a friend who has to move out of her apartment by June 1st because her lease is up and the owners (its a condo) are going to sell the unit. She wants to buy a house, but can't until next fall. She's looking for a 6 month lease starting June 1st. Anywhere on the northwest side is fine with her but she'd like to be close to public transit. Does anyone have any ideas?

2 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Logan Square - Avondale Newspaper Ad Sales

Hello Neighbors, we are launching the 2nd edition of Logan Square - Avondale Life, which covers cultural, economic and political life in the area. For this edition, we are looking for someone for advertising sales, specifically to help us get some more local businesses to advertise. The part-time position is commission based, with a high commission rate (50% of gross revenues for new advertisers brought on), which can ad up nicely. For more details, you are welcome to e-mail (jraider2@aol.com) us anytime. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

  • Is the paper available in print only or online as well? I would be curious to check it out. Thanks!

  • Jason Raider Owner & Managing Broker of Raider Realty

    Hello Katie, currently we only have a print version. But if you send us an e-mai (jraider2@aol.com) I can forward you a digital copy.

2 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Alterations recommendations in Logan Square

I have some jeans that need to be taken in a bit. I tried the place on Armitage and Kedzie, but the stitches didn't hold up for long. Any recommendations? Thanks in advance! :)

3 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Where to sell used mattresses?

My middle-aged mother is moving to a smaller apartment this weekend and no longer wants, needs, or has space for her queen sized mattress and bed frame. I don't really want to go the craigslist route because waiting for a legit buyer (as opposed to a cashiers check scammer) and then trying to coordinate pick up is more of a hassle than I'm willing to deal with this weekend. I know there are used mattress stores but…? can't seem to find much info on getting rid of them, only buying them. It's a decent quality mattress, about 14 years old, cats and dogs in home. Suggestions?

37 hours ago

Updated 31 hours ago

Fioretti backs Rahm?

What does this mean for the beloved Progressive Caucus? Was Bob for sale? What do the people who backed Bob for round one say about this? Somebody talk me down.

  • Douglas Raul Williams Family history in Logan Square since 1970

    Clearly a deal was struck since Fioretti is not running for his old aldermanic seat and his law firm will need business form the city. It is really disappointing and leaves a bad legacy for Fioretti since he was such a Rahm basher all his career.

  • Charles Thomas just tweeted - ".@Fioretti2ndWard admits failed effort to get @SEIULocal1 help paying debt. @RahmEmanuel says he'll help. Hmm"

Mar 17

Updated 32 hours ago

Logan Square Dog Park

Anyone have any updates on the Logan Square Dog Park? After it was approved last year the blueprint was on the Park District website with construction to begin Fall 2014. Obviously that hasn't happened. Any info would be appreciated.

  • Chris Defying a Singular Identity

    In 2012 the park 556 site, which includes the dog park, received $340,000 in OSIF funds, arranged by Ald. Colon for site development. The money has already been transferred to the Park District so State funding changes for other projects should not affect this project. The bids just need to...

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    In 2012 the park 556 site, which includes the dog park, received $340,000 in OSIF funds, arranged by Ald. Colon for site development. The money has already been transferred to the Park District so State funding changes for other projects should not affect this project. The bids just need to come in at the budget, and we'll know soon if that is going to happen.

    That said - Kim's note is on point. These projects only survive if people continue to get involved to support them, so please do get involved!

  • Kimberly P. 6-year Logan Square resident

    Hi dog lovers. I have an update on the future of the Logan Square Dog Park. We just heard back from the Chicago Park District and they have plans to begin construction on the new park in May! We are trying to get the project manager from the park district to attend our next committee meeting so he can walk everyone through the plans. Like our Facebook page for updates.

    Kim Pool
    Secretary
    Logan Square Dog Park Committee

47 hours ago

Updated 35 hours ago

  • Joe

    And Robyn, did you bother to read any article? Minimum wage increases have been implemented in Oakland, SF and April 1st Seattle, and nothing you believe actually happens.

  • Joe, it was written by a self-identified conservative, who writes for a conservative economic policy group. He has an agenda he is pushing and this article isn't saying anything new. It confirms people's beliefs who already think this way. I'm waiting for the hard evidence, not conjecture and fear. I...

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    Joe, it was written by a self-identified conservative, who writes for a conservative economic policy group. He has an agenda he is pushing and this article isn't saying anything new. It confirms people's beliefs who already think this way. I'm waiting for the hard evidence, not conjecture and fear. I happen to think that a rise in minimum wage is a good thing all around. There may be bad unintended consequences, but I really don't understand the conservative perspective not on paying people better...other than the wealthy keep on getting wealthier.

    I am trying to keep this to a logical argument, but you are putting little faith in people and your 20 or $100 argument is a little silly. Nobody is taking your $15 dollars/ hour. People earning on a more equal scale would be better for the middle class that you are concerned about. I thought conservative were all about letting people do what they want with their money? You are saying that $15 is bad because people won't save it or spend it the way that you think they should.

    Anyway, I'm sorry, I don't buy into fear politics and although I wholeheartedly disagree with your argument, I respect your opinion. Time will tell though.

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Updated 2 days ago

More on the stick ups at 3000 W Schubert from DNA Info-

A man who wore a hoodie with the famous tagline "We Trippy Mane" during one crime is suspected of robbing Logan Square residents at gunpoint this month.

The saying was made famous by Juicy J, of the Academy Award-winning rap duo Three 6 Mafia.

During the robberies, the man says he has a weapon then takes the victim's property.

The first robbery occurred on March 14 around 10:30 p.m., in the 3000 block of West Schubert Avenue. On Monday, another...

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A man who wore a hoodie with the famous tagline "We Trippy Mane" during one crime is suspected of robbing Logan Square residents at gunpoint this month.

The saying was made famous by Juicy J, of the Academy Award-winning rap duo Three 6 Mafia.

During the robberies, the man says he has a weapon then takes the victim's property.

The first robbery occurred on March 14 around 10:30 p.m., in the 3000 block of West Schubert Avenue. On Monday, another person was robbed around 12:25 a.m. on the same block. About 15 minutes later, another person was robbed in the 2900 block of West Schubert Avenue, police said.

According to police, the suspect is between 18 and 30 years old, stands around 5-foot-11 and weighs about 165 pounds.

In one of the incidents, the man was wearing a dark sweatshirt with pink lettering of the phrase "We Trippy Mane," blue jeans, beige boots and earrings in both ears, police said.

you can see the thug at this lnk: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150325/lincoln-square/we-trippy-mane-hoodie-wearing-man-robbing-lincoln-square-residents

  • Hot rock, are serious.?

  • Hot rock, sorry, I didn't see that you had asked the preceding question.

    But yes, it's legalto post warning photos of a suspected mugger.

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

5 story 'Micro' apartment building approved for 2328 N. Milwaukee Ave

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150325/logan-square/micro-apartments-approved-for-logan-square-after-year-of-revision

According to dnainfo:

"The Transit-Oriented Development would house 52 units ranging from an average size of 439-square-foot studios, 1,537-square-foot one-bedroom units and roughly 1,000-square-foot two-bedroom units
Cost for each unit will range from $1,200 for studio apartments, $1,400 for one-bedroom units and roughly $2,100 for two-bedroom units.

The plan for the Logan Square development will feature 18 parking spaces, two Zipcars and five affordable housing units — 10 percent of the total units"

So this won't be have 'SRO'...

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http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150325/logan-square/micro-apartments-approved-for-logan-square-after-year-of-revision

According to dnainfo:

"The Transit-Oriented Development would house 52 units ranging from an average size of 439-square-foot studios, 1,537-square-foot one-bedroom units and roughly 1,000-square-foot two-bedroom units
Cost for each unit will range from $1,200 for studio apartments, $1,400 for one-bedroom units and roughly $2,100 for two-bedroom units.

The plan for the Logan Square development will feature 18 parking spaces, two Zipcars and five affordable housing units — 10 percent of the total units"

So this won't be have 'SRO' /single room occupancy zoning. And to me the units are not very MICRO...or cheep. (I think the article might be mixing up the 1000sqft 2 bedroom with the 1500sqft 1 bedroom).

To me this seems like a good fit for a busy corner right by the El. This should help spread the revitalization of Milwaukee Ave further northwest.

  • Alan.. You're probably wrong.

    Jerry, just because you didn't make that much doesn't mean there isn't a market for it. I can think of two guys off the top of my head that were making that much as union guys while I was still in college. They went in straight from HS so no...

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    Jerry, just because you didn't make that much doesn't mean there isn't a market for it. I can think of two guys off the top of my head that were making that much as union guys while I was still in college. They went in straight from HS so no debt.
    Personally, I would NEVER pay anything close to that. I mean, my condo is half that and 1.5x the size (lol it's small) of that. But hey, it's not for everyone. Would you rather have this person rent one of these new ones and spend there cash here or take up some of the rental stock that's already dwindling as that's their only option in the area and force someone out of a cheaper apt?

  • Jerry Cargill Photographer, Teacher, Live on Milwaukee Ave.

    I would say that it's better to get together with 2-3 friends and rent a floor of a two flat. Economically, that is the best way to go, and how most savvy young people have been doing it here as long as I can remember. Since wages have basically remained flat since 1980, any independent (ie:not reliant on Ps) young person has limited options as they whittle away at their college debt.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

If you don't pick up that poop you might get flagged!

This topic has been addressed here ad nauseam, I don't think the offenders are reading Every Block- you know, pick up your dog poop! This afternoon, someone actually flagged a dog poop. I am not sure what to make of it- If you want to see this- take a look, I took a picture. (for some unknown reason, Everyblock pics are not going through)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bartshore/16915159066/

  • Love the flags! You'd think the offender would be embarASSed!! In my neighborhood, some people pick up the poop in the plastic bags, THEN leave the bags behind. I don't like carrying my dogs poop around either~ I was picking up trash at the park, then stepped in dog poop~ I swear! A good deed never goes unpunished

  • CV in Logan Square Born and bred Sside, NWside transplant and love it

    Want to stop people from leaving dog poop behind? Take a photo of the offender, put it on fliers and post them all over the neighborhood. While it is an action, a flag doesn't connect the offender to the offending act. I love my neighborhood but I am sick and tired of having to tightrope down the sidewalk (and now, the curb!) to avoid dog feces. It was a nicer place to live before Logan Square got hot and started attracting lazy and inconsiderate dog owners.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Water Bill

I know this has been a recent topic, but my (metered) water bill arrived today. Last March, my water bill was $83.40. This March, the bill is $177.49! I sure hope my tenants understand when they get a big increase in rent this year. And no, I don't have any leaks.

  • You might want to install water saving shower heads (if you haven't done so already).

  • Our (single family) bill went up a lot last time because we used a lot more water with our whole house humidifier. Almost double the amount with the cold temps. Maybe that's just us, but we used a lot more volume this winter.

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4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Dinos and Nicks

Anyone else wishes something gets done about the location. I think it would be a great spot for a nice dine-in restaurant or perhaps a drive-thru Coffee shop.I heard a Dunkin Donuts was suppose to get a permit to rebuild and open there. I feel a new business there will allow for a more lively boundary between Hermosa and Logan Square.

  • West Logan Pioneer Welcoming more and more like-minded neighbors

    You don't know how much I wish something good would go in at the old Dino and Nick's location. Healthy lunches and dinners, heck - a pizza joint that sold slices just like D&N's would be good too! The neighborhood needs something, but something unique and ideally not a doughy & glutenous haven like DD, in my opinion. The general populations just needs to start eating better!

  • I agree that place is an eye sore. I would love a unique healthy place but wonder if the area will sustain it... Not a DD fan but it beats its current state (Protein Bar would be nice ;-)

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4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Found dogs

Two dogs were found near Starbucks at Roscoe and leavitt. Large Brindle mix and large doodle. They're safe with me

Feb 03

Updated 3 days ago

Development around Kedzie/Armitage?

Does anyone know what's happening in the building across from Scofflaw (MuveMusic building) on the NW corner of Kedzie and Armitage? My boyfriend received a hint from someone at Scofflaw that "something good" was coming, but no more details were offered. I also wondered if anyone had heard any plans about anything coming into the other vacant buildings on the north side of Armitage in that general area (for example, there are a few vacant storefronts between the cleaners and Walgreens, east of Kedzie)?

3 days ago

oakland-kids-get-a-raise-from-the-new-minimum-wage

http://www.npr.org/2015/03/25/394328003/oakland-kids-get-a-raise-from-the-new-minimum-wage
Zero is Zero if you change Zero even with good intentions there are consequences
http://www.wsj.com/articles/michael-saltsman-the-unappetizing-effect-of-minimum-wage-hikes-1427240817
consequences of minimum-wage increases,research by the Institute for the Study of Labor,University of California economist David Neumark,each 10% hike in the minimum wage has caused a 1% to 2% drop in youth employment. Federal Reserve of Chicago found an increase in fast-food prices associated with wage change.
Business labor-cost increases offset by increase in prices. Oakland, restaurants are raising prices by 20%, SF Chronicle...

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http://www.npr.org/2015/03/25/394328003/oakland-kids-get-a-raise-from-the-new-minimum-wage
Zero is Zero if you change Zero even with good intentions there are consequences
http://www.wsj.com/articles/michael-saltsman-the-unappetizing-effect-of-minimum-wage-hikes-1427240817
consequences of minimum-wage increases,research by the Institute for the Study of Labor,University of California economist David Neumark,each 10% hike in the minimum wage has caused a 1% to 2% drop in youth employment. Federal Reserve of Chicago found an increase in fast-food prices associated with wage change.
Business labor-cost increases offset by increase in prices. Oakland, restaurants are raising prices by 20%, SF Chronicle “some of the city’s top restaurateurs fear they will lose customers to higher prices.” are eliminating tips as they raise prices.
this change in compensation practices has reduced the take-home pay for some of the employees it was supposed to help: Oakland restaurant Homestead, servers are taking “a substantial pay cut,” earning a flat wage of $18 to $24 an hour, no tips instead of the $35 to $55 an hour they were earning when tips were included.
SF retailer Borderlands Books, the owner announced that the city’s $15 minimum wage would put him out of business, because the prices of his products were already printed on the covers.
The Abbot’s Cellar—forthcoming $15 minimum wage, compelled its owners to close. the restaurant had no ability to absorb the added cost, and neither a miraculous increase in sales volume nor higher prices were viable options.
These aren’t isolated. In the SoMa neighborhood, a vegetarian diner called The Source closed in January,citing the higher minimum wage. Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce, 10 restaurants or grocery stores opted to permanently close this year. Salvation Army’s child-care facility is “scrambling to find ways to keep the doors open” in response to labor cost increases

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Mulch by the truck load

Are there any places nearby that sell mulch by the truck load? Or is there a way to rent a truck (Home Depot) and go get a truckload of mulch? Our building has a mulch bed that runs the entire parkway of a half block. We've had the outfit that mows our tiny yards install and refill it in the past, but wouldn't mind doing it myself if the economics are right. And I've looked into going to Home Depot, or something similar, and buying by the bag and that did not seem like a reasonable option.

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Updated 3 days ago

Scoby inquiry

I've recently attended a kombucha brewing class, and I'm interested in starting home brewing. However, I'm in need of the scoby. Dill is currently not selling them and had no suggestions as to where I could find one. Any ideas? Or does anyone have a baby they would share with me? Thank you!

  • I've got some! Happy to share. Email me, elsbeth cool at gmail dot com.

  • If you still need one, I can split mine too. The first time I started brewing I used one of the kits from Dill Pickle with very poor results. It's much better to start with a gifted SCOBY from an established brew. Let me know if you're interested.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Need CPA Recommendation

My husband just started his Hardwood flooring business, we are now in need of a CPA does anyone know of a good and reliable CPA that can be recommended?

Thank you.

  • Carmen B I love here.

    I love this guy- use him for business and personal:

    F.T. Karall Company

    3805 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL. 60613

    Email: frank@ftkcpa.com | Website: http://www.ftkcpa.com/

    Phone: 773.404.8484 | Fax: 77.404.0093

  • Arauz & Co.
    Guillermo Arauz
    2339 W. North ave
    773 862 8400
    We use Guillermo Sr. for our small business he does a great job always offering great advice, we've used him for many years!

3 days ago

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

General Contractor

I'm looking to hire a general contractor this spring to complete a number of projects on my home including, installing a new roof and deck, hardwood flooring, and bathroom updates.
Do you have a local contractor you would recommend who is honest, professional, and does a remarkable job?

  • Hi Nick, my husband owns his own Hardwood Flooring business. We are reasonable, and have been doing this for over 10 yrs. If are intrested please feel free to call for a free estimate

  • Hi Nick forgot to add phone 773-447-5736

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