Daniel Palacios, Berkeley Pizza

In the fallout of the 2008 Great Recession, Daniel Palacios — then a real estate investor in San Diego — wanted to reinvent himself in another industry. During this phase, Palacios recalled the hearty stuffed pizzas he regularly craved from establishments like Zachary’s when he studied at UC Berkeley. Then it dawned on him: There was nothing quite like it in San Diego.

Take Action: Protect The Johnson Amendment

From our colleagues at CalNonprofits: This Amendment (passed in 1954) forbids nonprofits from endorsing candidates. We can, of course, take positions on ballot measures and legislation, but the Johnson Amendment protects us from being pressured to support a particular candidate for Congress, Board of Supervisors, or any other elected office.  Imagine if a major donor asked your organization

A Snapshot of Unbanked and Underbanked Households in America

Since 2009, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has conducted a “Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households,” which estimates the proportion of households that do not fully participate in the banking system. These surveys are helpful to assess the inclusiveness of the current banking system across the country.

2018 Local Gift Guide

Many CAMEO members offer directories of local shops and businesses in their areas for us to visit and support. We will be updating this list throughout the holiday season, and if you have a guide or event to share, please send it to Daniela.

Street Vending Is Now Legal in Los Angeles

Last Wednesday, the Los Angeles City Council voted 13-0 to legalize street vending in the city. The vote follows years of work, education, and pressure from street vending advocates, micro business organizations, and immigrant communities that pushed for authorities to recognize and enfranchise the nearly 50,000 vendors who operate in Los Angeles.     While