California Needs 1.8 Million Homes to Meet Demand


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Krishen Iyer

The former owner of Iyer Health Shield, Krishen Iyer serves as owner and operator of Iyer Real Estate, LLC, located in Fresno, California. A real estate developer, Krishen Iyer is focused on meeting his home state’s strong demand for housing.

California is facing a housing crisis; it simply isn’t building enough homes to meet demand. According to a report by the state’s Department of Housing and Community Development titled “California’s Housing Future: Challenges and Opportunities,” ever since the 2008 market crash California has been building too few homes. In recent years, its population has continued to grow by more than 300,000 a year. In fact, it is estimated that by 2025, the state’s population will have grown by 3.4 million.

To house its increasing population, California will have to build 1.8 million homes by 2025, or about 180,000 homes a year, going back to 2015. Unfortunately, over the last two years, only an estimated 80,000 homes have been built annually. This fact, coupled with the high cost of housing, has seen home ownership in the state fall to its lowest level since the 1940s.

The report recommends certain actions to improve housing development and homeownership in the state. These include reforming land policies to promote sustainable and affordable use, addressing the housing access needs of vulnerable populations, providing home development assistance to the state’s real estate developers, and offering homeownership assistance to residents.


Bill O’Reilly – Historian, Journalist, Author


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Bill O’Reilly

Previously the chief executive of Iyer Health Shield, Krishen Iyer is a real estate developer based in Fresno, California. When not involved with development projects, Krishen Iyer enjoys reading Bob O’Reilly’s nonfiction works on history.

Bill O’Reilly was born in 1949 in New York City. He attended a Catholic high school in Long Island before joining Marist College to study history. He graduated in 1971 and moved to Miami, Florida, where he taught history at a local high school.

After two years of teaching, O’Reilly enrolled at Boston University for a master’s in broadcast journalism. His early journalism career included reporting and anchoring positions at Dallas, Boston, Portland, Denver, and New York. He later joined CBS as a correspondent, and then ABC in 1986.

In 1989, O’Reilly gained national exposure through the show “Inside Edition,” which became the top-rated “infotainment” program in the United States. He anchored the show for six years before leaving to pursue a master of public administration at Harvard University.

After graduating, O’Reilly joined FOX News to host “The O’Reilly Factor,” which has been the most watched cable news show for the last 16 years. When not on air, O’Reilly enjoys writing books and he is the author of ten New York Times bestsellers, including historical works such as Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, Killing Reagan, and Killing the Rising Sun.

Three Exercises to Improve Core Strength


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Improve Core Strength

An experienced insurance sales executive and entrepreneur, Krishen Iyer presided over Iyer Health Shield and I Health, a Fresno-based health insurance call center. Also an avid fitness enthusiast, Krishen Iyer works out at least five times a week.

One of the fundamentals of fitness is maintaining a strong core. Below are three workouts designed to improve abdominal strength and performance.

1. Weighted sit-up – You can do this workout anywhere, providing you have something to anchor your feet and a heavy object to hold while doing the sit-up. Hold the weight close to your chin and perform the exercise slowly for optimal results.

2. Plank – Face the floor in push-up position, but instead of your hands, use your elbows to prop yourself up. Keeping your legs, hips, back, and neck straight, hold yourself up for as long as possible.

3. Russian twist – Find something to anchor your feet and hold yourself up at the mid-way point of a sit-up. Keeping your abs tight, begin rotating from side to side, while pausing after each rotation. You can also add weight for a more effective workout.

It is always recommended that beginners check with their physicians before beginning any exercise regime and work with a fitness professional to ensure they are using the correct form.