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How Technology Can Maximize the Efficiency of Virtual Work

March 24, 2021
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Remote work was on the rise long before the age of COVID. But what was an upward trend has suddenly become the standard, forcing companies to make the transition whether they are ready or not. In today’s world, the ability to maximize efficiency while working virtually is a key component of success …

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Apply for the CA Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program Now!

March 22, 2021
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With increasing government restrictions on economies in California, small businesses have been forced to shoulder additional burdens on their establishments. To this end, the California Office of the Small Business Advocate has launched a new grant program …

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Governor Newsom Preparing for a Likely Recall Election

March 17, 2021
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The Recall Gavin Newsom Campaign, having launched early last year, is expected to have a sufficient number of signatures to trigger a recall election that could remove Governor Newsom from office in November. In a recent interview, Governor Newsom …

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3 Grocery Stores to Shut Down after City Council approves Hazard Pay Ordinance

March 15, 2021
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After the City voted to approve a mandatory $5 hazard pay ordinance for grocery and retail businesses on March 3rd, 3 major LA grocery stores announced that they will be forced to shut down. Councilmember John Lee, who voted to reject the …

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California to Secure $26 Billion From Federal COVID-19 Relief Bill

March 12, 2021
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BOMA/GLA Education Since the start of COVID-19, financial analysts have been very aware of how harmful the pandemic would be on municipal budgets. Less consumer revenue and a substantial increase in spending on PPE equipment, vaccines, and economic relief programs have created historic budget deficit levels. However, a recent stream of good news has surfaced.…

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What Will Public Transportation Look Like After COVID-19?

March 8, 2021
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Even before social distancing was encouraged due to COVID-19, the LA County Metro busses were already facing severe declines in ridership. So, due to health concerns and changing commuter preferences, Metro will likely have many barriers to consider in the near future. Certainly, Metro will have to reimagine public transit …

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Sydney Kamlager Wins Senate District 30 Special Election

March 5, 2021
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By winning a seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors last November, Holly Mitchell created an important vacancy in the California State Senate. Since former State Senator Mitchell’s departure …

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LA City to Pilot Unarmed 911 Response Unit

March 3, 2021
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After cutting $150 million from the LAPD budget last summer, the LA City Council has finally decided how to allocate the funds, which were originally earmarked towards community reinvestment programs and alternative policing initiatives. Although the Council submitted an early draft on how to spend the new funds in December …

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Paving the Way: Preparing Your Parking Lots for Safe Re-entry

March 1, 2021
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Ensure safe building operations, better protect workers, visitors, and customers by completing needed repairs to your parking lots. You have a unique opportunity to perform essential work and repairs while your parking lots are still mostly vacant.

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Newsom Announces New $2 Billion Relief Package for Californians and Small Businesses

February 24, 2021
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BOMA/GLA Education As new COVID-19 cases in California have dropped and with some counties easing their restrictions, Governor Newsom has signed an important legislative package that will provide relief for Californians and small businesses experiencing hardship. The $2 billion relief package, signed into law this past Tuesday, includes major provisions that the commercial real estate…

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