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As the Omicron Variant Looms Over LA, City Officials Begin Enforcement of its Sweeping Vaccine Mandate

December 1, 2021
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After weeks of discussion over implementation and looming questions about the new COVID-19 omicron variant, LA City’s SafePassLA, one of the strictest vaccine mandates in the nation, was finally enforced starting Monday. The order comes after both the delta and omicron variants have become increasingly present across the globe – both of which are significantly …

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New Poll Shows Growing Support for Ballot Measure Addressing Homeless Encampments

November 23, 2021
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With homelessness and housing serving as focal points for the 2022 mayoral election, Councilmember Buscaino recently introduced a new measure calling for increased regulation of homelessness encampments on public spaces. This comes after the City …

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Giving Back to Our Plant Environment

November 22, 2021
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As we exit this past year of chaos, it is almost therapeutic to reflect on what we can do as a human race to give back, appreciate what we have, and help sustain our planet. The landscape profession lends itself naturally to this concept. Nature. Plants. Green. Natural. It goes hand in hand…

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Mike Bonin Next to Face Tsunami of Recall Elections

November 17, 2021
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Over the past year, frustrations related to the pandemic, the economy, and other social issues have led to the development of various recall efforts – many of which will impact several offices in Los Angeles. Should these efforts succeed, they will likely contribute to the turbulent state of our local politics. Councilmember Nithya Raman and District Attorney …

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5G is Revolutionizing L.A. Real Estate Here’s What You Need to Know:

November 15, 2021
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Los Angeles is one of the nation’s hottest big markets for job growth, net migration, and corporate relocations. All this growth, development and increase in people in the area and the devices they use have strained carriers’ wireless networks. To accommodate this growth, wireless carriers are deploying 5G to support their customers and provide new apps and innovations.

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Early Signs of Recovery for Ports of LA, Long Beach Congestion

November 12, 2021
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Over the past week, both local and national economies have been severely impacted by shipping backlogs in the ports of LA and Long Beach, causing severe supply chain issues and economic concerns for greater Los Angeles. Fortunately, in the past week …

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Federal OSHA Announces New Employer Vaccination Requirements

November 9, 2021
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After President Biden announced in September new measures to encourage Americans to get vaccinated, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration released a new set of vaccination requirements for employers and their employees. Notably, the new orders are expected to impact over 84 million …

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BOMA International Releases Guide to Vaccine Mandates

November 5, 2021
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As the City and County of Los Angeles are pursuing sweeping vaccine mandates for businesses and individuals, questions are being circulated as to whether or not governments have the authority to enforce these strict provisions. Although vaccines are an incredibly …

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ICYMI: LADBS to Introduce Fast Track Office Tenant Improvement Program

November 3, 2021
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On October 28th, Osama Younan, the General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS), announced the launch of the Fast-Track Office Tenant Improvements Program. This innovative initiative, administered by LADBS via their …

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Safety, Reliability, and Comfort: What Do Your High-Rise Tenants Think About Your Elevators?

November 1, 2021
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Unless they work for a company like Mitsubishi Electric, you don’t want your building’s tenants and visitors thinking about your elevators. Elevators should be available with rides so safe and smooth the typical rider doesn’t notice how easily they moved between floors. Tenants expect elevators to work, and it’s an unwelcome interruption when they don’t. The occasional compliment is fine, but if you manage a high-rise, no news tends to equal good news when it comes to vertical transportation.

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