What’s new: Fontana logistics building sells for $127 million; Good Feet opens in Corona
A Fontana warehouse that’s home to LeSaint and TAGG logistics has been sold to an investment firm for $127 million, according to documents provided by Vizzda, a data provider.
BentallGreenOak based in New York and Canada bought the 380,650-square-foot industrial facility Dec. 22 from MetLife Investment.
The warehouse sits among dozens of similar facilities in Fontana’s warehouse hub. The LeSaint building was completed in 2000 on nearly 24 acres near the intersection of Etiwanda and Philadelphia Avenues.
LeSaint and TAGG are part of the Hub Group, a supply chain company based in Oak Brook, Illinois.
Got aching feet? New Corona store offers solutions
The Good Feet Store, a maker of arch supports for those with tricky feet, has opened in Corona, the third of its kind in the Inland Empire.
The Carlsbad-based company got started as a family-owned business in 1992 and today is helmed by CEO Richard Moore.
“We look forward to having a more impactful presence in the neighborhood and are eager to double down on our commitment of helping people live the lives they love – without their feet getting in the way,” said Joe Herlihy, chief operating officer The Good Feet Store.
The other two stores locally are in Redlands and Ontario. The company has 10 locations overall in Southern California.
The store offers customers one-on-one personalized, in-store fitting with support specialists. Good Feet touts a non-surgical solution for people who suffer from foot pain. A three-step system that provides 300 types of inserts helps maintain foot alignment by helping to exercise and strengthen muscles, tendons and ligaments in the feet.
Address: 2785 Cabot Dr., Suite 130. Phone: 909-966-4033
Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information, go to goodfeet.com.
Teens: Learn about architecture using gumdrops
Want to play with candy and learn about architecture?
The Temecula public library is hosting a program called Gumdrop Engineering on Monday, Jan. 23.
Teens who want to explore basic science and math concepts can register for the program at the Ronald H. Roberts Public Library.
The event from 6-7:30 p.m. will introduce teens to various shapes and their architectural structures. Participants will use candy and toothpicks to create their own structures.
Students in grades 7-12 can register to attend; the program is limited to 25 participants. There were about 19 spots remaining as of Friday, Jan. 13. Register at the library reception desk or by calling 951-693-8900.
Address: 30600 Pauba Road
$3,000 scholarships available from Cardenas Markets
The Cardenas Markets Foundation has opened its scholarship pool of $192,000 to students in the areas where the supermarket chain operates.
The company has 64 scholarships worth $3,000 each for the 2023 academic year. The fund is $15,000 greater than the 2022 academic year.
The foundation said scholarship recipients will be selected based on academic qualifications, financial need, leadership attributes and a commitment to serving their community.
“Founded by a young man who immigrated to the United States and built a successful business for his family, Cardenas Markets embodies the spirit of the American Dream,” said Adam Salgado, president for the Cardenas Markets Foundation. “We understand that education is key to achieving the American Dream, and we are committed to ensuring higher education remains attainable and within financial reach for local students in the communities where Cardenas Markets operates,” he added.
Students can learn more and apply at cardenasmarkets.com/scholarships.
Tax relief for filers affected by storms
Californians affected by winter storms can claim a deduction for a disaster loss and will have more time to file their taxes, the state said Friday, Jan. 13.
Qualifying residents and businesses in Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside counties and San Bernardino counties who have been affected by severe winter storms, flooding and mudslides are eligible for the tax relief.
Taxpayers can claim the disaster loss when filing their 2022 tax return (original or amended).
The state notes that filers should write the name of the disaster in blue or black ink at the top of their tax return in order to alert the Franchise Tax Board.
—If filing electronically, follow the software instructions to enter disaster information.
—If you get a late filing or payment penalty notice, call the number on the notice to have the penalty abated.
Additional information and instructions are available online at FTB Publication 1034, 2022 Disaster Loss: How to Claim a State Tax Deduction (or go to ftb.ca.gov and enter the term “disaster loss” in the search bar).
Disaster victims also can get free copies of their state income tax returns to replace those lost or damaged. Use form FTB 3516 and write the name of the disaster in blue or black ink at the top of the request.
Extensions: The FTB also has extended the filing and payment deadlines for individuals and businesses in California until May 15, 2023.
Redlands resident Karen R. Brandon has been appointed to the Physical Therapy Board of California. She has been regional clinical lead in pelvic physical therapy at Kaiser Permanente since 2009 and clinical faculty member at Loma Linda University since 2000. The position does not require Senate confirmation; compensation is $100 per diem. Brandon is a Democrat.
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