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Jim Dobbas Inc.: 50 years of working on the railroad

When Jim Dobbas incorporated his business, he figured doing so on April 1, 1968, was fitting. “It was April Fool’s Day, but I didn’t care because I didn’t think I was going to make it anyway,” he recalled with a chuckle. Fortunately for California’s railroads, his...

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Two Central Valley Family Businesses Join FBA

Two Central Valley family-owned businesses have joined the Family Business Association of California, the state’s only organization devoted exclusively advocating on behalf of family businesses. Julius Clothing of Sacramento was founded in 1922 by Julius Anapolsky and...

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FBA cited as opponent of Prop. 10 in news report

KRCR, 11/6/18

North Coast News has you covered there. Here’s a rundown of each of the 11 state propositions that every California voter will see on their ballot today.

Those against Prop 10 say the measure would also put as many as 539 rental boards in charge of housing, giving them unlimited power to add fees on housing that would be passed on to tenants in the form of higher rent.

The Association of Realtors, Family Business Association of California and the California Chamber of Commerce are among the groups who support “no” on Prop 10… Read more


Why would California tax family businesses to death?

The Sacramento Bee, 7/5/18

Chuck Collins, a researcher for a progressive Washington, D.C., think tank, recently wrote a ringing endorsement of a proposed 2020 ballot measure that would impose a state-level estate tax to pay for free college for all Californians (“One way to offer free college: Restore the state estate tax,” Viewpoints, June 13)…. Read more

California Death Tax

A California Death Tax Would Hurt Business

San Francisco Chronicle, 4/24/17

The bill faces its first hearing Wednesday before the Senate Governance and Finance Committee, and the Family Business Association of California will do everything in our power to stop this… Read more

Family Business Challenges

Time for Advocacy on Key Family Business Challenges

Crain’s Cleveland Business, 6/5/16

The pioneer in that effort is California, whose legislature in 2014 approved a bill to define and recognize family businesses. The governor vetoed the bill, but a similar one was introduced… Read more

Family Business Challenges

Family Advocate: A new family-business crusader emerges

Comstocks, 5/1/13

This lack of representation at the State Capitol on matters uniquely tied to family business was the driving force behind the creation of the Sacramento-based Family Business Association in October 2011… Read more


My turn: Regulations and taxes stifle family businesses

CalMatters, 9/11/18

Family business owners look to the next quarter-century, not just the next quarter. We treat our employees as extended family. As a result, many of them stay with us for decades. And we strive to provide top-quality products and services…Read more


California bill won’t target tax rules for multinationals

Bloomberg BNA, 5/18/17

A California senator has dropped plans to change the state’s tax treatment of multinational companies with foreign affiliates, but is pushing a bill to end three other tax provisions he calls loopholes… Read more

Family Policy

Family Policy

Comstock’s, 10/14/16

The Family Business Association of California is a lobbying firm founded to protect the interests of California family businesses in the state legislature, and to “fight against proposals which will add new regulations and costs to family businesses.”… Read more

Family Policy

Family Businesses in California - The Backbone of Our Economy

The IE Voice, 4/8/14

The Family Business Association’s mission is to provide an incentive for family businesses to create jobs and invest in California, propose initiatives for needed change, defend against hostile, unfavorable legislation and regulations, take legal action to protect family business, and communicate to members, the public, and public policy makers all aspects and benefits of the family business… Read more

Family Business Challenges

Family businesses form trade association

Sacramento Business Journal, 10/30/12

The Family Business Association was formed by 22 prominent family-owned companies, including such local businesses as Pacific Coast Building Products, Nor-Cal Beverage Co. Inc., Raley’s Inc., Ramco Enterprises and Tony’s Fine Foods…Read more

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