October Archives

San Diego offers free fun for families in October

Kids Pool Fun -Courtesy Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Is there any better fun than free fun? During the entire month of October, more than 110 San Diego hotels, restaurants, attractions, museums and transportation companies offer families with children special deals, so they can enjoy San Diego without emptying their wallets. “Kids Free San Diego” provides families an opportunity to save during budget-conscious times… Read More →

San Diego offers free admission for kids in October

Pacific Beach Boardwalk Cyclists -Courtesy Brett Shoaf
by in Featured | Tourism | Travel

Arizona residents flock to San Diego in the summer to escape the relentlessly dry heat. But have Arizona families ever considered experiencing the coastal city’s plethora of family adventures in the fall? With almost guaranteed perfect weather, weeks of endless fun and entertainment and special family discounts, families can celebrate the season with the second… Read More →

Phoenix leads all cities in housing price gains

US home prices rose in most major cities in October compared with a year ago, pushed up by rising sales and a decline in the supply of available homes. Higher prices show the housing market is improving even as it moves into the more dormant fall and winter sales period. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller national… Read More →

Arizona home prices jump 21.3%


A measure of U.S. home prices rose 6.3 percent in October compared with a year ago, the largest yearly gain since July 2006. The jump adds to signs of a comeback in the once-battered housing market. Core Logic also said Tuesday that prices declined 0.2 percent in October from September, the second drop after six… Read More →

Arizona’s state revenue up 2.6% in October

by in Business News | Economy

Revenue for state government is up amid what legislative budget analysts call a sluggish, slow-growth economy. October’s revenue increased by 2.6 percent over the same month a year earlier, with the increase largely propelled by 5 percent growth of individual income taxes. Sales tax collections rose by just under 1 percent in October. Collections from… Read More →

Arizona unemployment rate dips to 8.1 percent


Arizona’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is down again, declining to 8.1 percent in October. September’s rate was 8.2 percent, down from 8.3 percent the previous two months. Department of Administration economists say the state gained 11,900 jobs in October. The increase is lower than the 10-average October increase of 16,900 jobs. Both government and private… Read More →

Arizona foreclosure numbers drop


The number of Arizona homes in some stage of the foreclosure process dropped again in October compared with a year ago, and homes actually repossessed by banks also dipped. Data released Thursday by foreclosure tracking firm RealtyTrac shows lenders actually repossessed nearly 2,821 Arizona homes in October, 600 fewer homes than in September. New foreclosure… Read More →

U.S. adds 171,000 jobs in October

by in Economy | Workforce

U.S. employers added 171,000 jobs in October, and hiring was stronger in August and September than first thought. The solid job growth showed that the economy is strengthening slowly but consistently. The unemployment rate rose to 7.9 percent from 7.8 percent in September. That was mainly because many more people began looking for work, and… Read More →