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From Issue: Volume XXI - Number 16

Farmers & Merchants Bank’s new and improved mobile banking app is coming soon. In addition to popular existing features such as balance views, transfers and mobile check deposit, users will enjoy easier navigation, mobile check deposits via the iPad® and a fresh new look. The mobile banking app is available for download on the App StoreSM and Google PlayTM. F&M Bank is a Member FDIC.

Professional Home Help is a local organization that helps families handle unexpected real estate matters. They buy homes that need minor to major repairs, have everything in it, need cleaning, etc. They will even buy your hoarder house. Call today to see how they can help. (562) 400-2953 or visit

Curt Harrington, patent and tax attorney, reports that the California Board of Legal Specialization is accepting applications for the 2013 legal specialization examination to be administered Oct. 22. California attorneys who seek to become specialist in: admiralty; appellate; bankruptcy; criminal; estate planning; family; franchise; immigration; legal malpractice; taxation; & workers’ compensation, are invited to visit the CBLS website to access an application package in their specialty prior to the beginning of the Sept. 10 late fee period. ( (415) 538-2120

HCVT CPAs reminds Long Beach business owners that despite recent passage of AB 93 in Sacramento, significant refunds of California taxes are available for the last four years, and businesses located in the LB or other Zones can continue to participate in the EZ program for up to 15 more years. However, action must be taken quickly to certify eligible employees (credits up to $13,000/ yr.) and assets (up to 8.75%). HCVT has performed over 400 credit studies and can be reached at: (562) 216-1800 or

Prudential California Realty notes that a growing number of would-be home sellers patiently sat on the sidelines waiting for the housing market to rebound before attempting to sell their homes. And now that the market is recovering, many of these home sellers are ready to enter the market. A shrinking inventory fueled price increases nationwide, and in some areas even brought back bidding wars. Long Beach is poised to cash in and help those who want to upgrade or downgrade. Call (562) 244-7411 for more details.