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Air Board Approves New Trucking Regulations, Will Cost Warehouse Operators Millions

May 12, 2021
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ISR Rule

The ISR is a new proposed air quality rule by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) that would require warehouse owners and operators to either reduce …

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Simple Elevator Phone Self-Test Highlights Communications Gap and Opportunity to Improve On-Site Safety and Tenant Experience

May 11, 2021
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When you are entrapped in an elevator in California and need medical help, the last thing you want to hear from the person answering your emergency call is, “I’m in Connecticut and we don’t call 911.” Wait. What? This isn’t the first time we’ve talked about things to consider when choosing an elevator…

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Echo Park Lake to Open By the End of the Month, Officials Say

May 10, 2021
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Echo Park Homelessness

After being closed for several weeks, Echo Park lake is set to re-open by the end of May, city officials say. Though there is no set date, the Department of of Recreation and Parks say that cleanup efforts have been going well, and expect repairs to finish in the near future. Last month, due to growing encampments in the area …

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LA County Moving to Less Restrictive Yellow Tier Due to Declining COVID-19 Cases

May 7, 2021
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Orange Tier COVID-19

On Thursday, Los Angeles County announced that it met the requirements to begin moving down into the less restrictive COVID-19 ‘Yellow’ tier. With Los Angeles County administering record-levels of vaccine doses, and due to a reduction in daily COVID-19 cases, the County had met state guidelines to increase capacity at …

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Building Access Key Box (Knox Box) Best Practices

May 5, 2021
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The Building Access Key Box (Knox Box) Best Practice is a resource building managers and engineers can use in order to make sure keys, access cards, and other information that are required to be in the Access Key Box are kept current. It also provides additional material and website links that may be helpful to…

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LA City, County to Seek Federal Appeal to Overturn Skid Row Housing Mandate

May 3, 2021
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Federal Judge David O. Carter granted a preliminary injunction and has ordered the City and the County of Los Angeles to provide temporary housing to skid row residents. In his ruling, Judge Carter expressed concerns that the City and County were too …

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Renegotiating Contracts: How to Craft Win-Win Scenarios

April 30, 2021
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There is little doubt that the global spread of an unknown virus unleashed unprecedented problems for American business, and the impact on commercial real estate is both wide and deep. But beyond the problems that every developer, landlord or tenant must face, there are also opportunities that can be identified …

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Critics Gather Enough Signatures – Newsom to Head Into A Recall Election

April 28, 2021
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The Recall Gavin Newsom Campaign, having launched early last year, has gathered enough signatures, which will officially trigger a recall election. According to the Secretary of State, the campaign has gathered approximately …

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After COVID-19: Long-Term Investments Facility Managers Can Make for Health and Hygiene

April 26, 2021
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With the rapid spread of COVID-19 throughout China, Europe, and now the United States, public health officials, including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), have been urging individuals to take a number of immediate protective measures to help slow or stop the spread of the virus.

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Garcetti Pledges $1 Billion to End Homelessness, and Resources for Businesses as LA Re-Opens

April 21, 2021
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Garcetti SOTC

On Monday evening, Mayor Garcetti took the opportunity during the annual State of the City Speech to unveil the new City budget for fiscal year 2021-2022, and several significant proposals to combat homelessness and COVID-19. Garcetti dubbed his 8th annual budget “a justice budget”, focused on …

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