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Dignity Health Offers Free COVID-19 “Virtual Care Anywhere” Service

March 25, 2020
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As ambulatory and acute care facilities across the country experience an increase in patients with COVID-19 symptoms, virtual care visits help providers meet demand while reducing potential transmission of the coronavirus. To help fulfill this need, Dignity Health – Southwest Division is offering a free virtual urgent care service for anyone experiencing mild to moderate…

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Understanding Building Submeters

March 24, 2020
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Have your tenants asked you to submeter their commercial space yet? If not, they probably will soon! With submetering, your tenants are sure that their bills and leasing structure are just, that they have a return on investment of their individual energy conservation projects, and that they can proudly identify as sustainability leaders.

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California Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training

March 24, 2020
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What is Sexual Harassment? California law defines sexual harassment as a form of sexual discrimination, which refers to unwelcome sexual advances, or any physical, verbal, or visual conduct of a sexual nature, including actions that create an offensive, hostile, or intimidating work environment based on sex. State law says that the offensive conduct does not…

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Indoor Air Quality and Your Tenants: How often should your HVAC system be inspected?

March 24, 2020
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Your HVAC system keeps your building, and your tenants, comfortable in all kinds of weather and conditions. While heating and cooling is the primary role of your commercial HVAC system, it also has a significant impact on the indoor air quality of your building and individual offices. According to OSHA, the indoor air quality (IAQ)…

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BOMA/GLA Protects Independent Contractors in CRE

March 23, 2020
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In 2018, the California Supreme Court rendered a hasty decision that held concerns independent contractors and the California business community. In Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles, the California Supreme Court analyzed a worker classification dispute between Dynamex and their independent contractors. In this case …

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Election Spotlight: City of Pasadena

March 23, 2020
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As decided by Martin Truitt, a local Democratic political campaign consultant, “This will be the most contested city election cycle in 50 years.” Including the mayoral race, there were 18 candidates spread across 5 races in Pasadena. Districts 1, 2, 4, and 6 were up for election, and all but 1 of the incumbents…

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Does Your Building Require Seismic Retrofit?

March 23, 2020
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Even with a history of major earthquakes, there was decades of little to no progress on retrofit legislation in California. Now, the nation’s most sweeping seismic regulations live in Los Angeles with a unanimous vote by the City Council.

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CEQA Reform Will Help the Housing Crisis

March 23, 2020
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The balance between protecting the environment and addressing the mounting housing crisis becomes more difficult to manage as time goes by. The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) remains a controversial way to address both issues. Environmental reviews are known to add years onto important development projects in LA. Building owners and managers alike have to deal with the costs of these delays.

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Title 24 Ensures Building Efficiency

March 23, 2020
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As property owners and managers, it can get overwhelming when trying to understand all the different building codes. Title 24 is a specific part of the California Code of Regulations that specifically ensures building efficiency. These standards are updated every three years, so it is imperative to stay on top of the changes and avoid penalties.

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Best Practices in Elevator Maintenance

March 20, 2020
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Elevator maintenance is an essential function of effective building management. Malfunctioning elevators are one of the last scenarios any building management professional wants to have on their plate. Not only do elevator issues pose potential safety risks to tenants and their guests, they may also adversely affect your building’s overall desirability. Fortunately, you don’t have to…

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