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Rent Control Is Back on the Ballot in 2020

Posted by Written with love by the Livable Content Team on Oct 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM

Here We Go Again

It may be 2020 but it’s starting to feel like 2018 all over again. A big election is looming and tenant advocates are once again bringing a rent control measure to the California ballot. 

Back to School!

Posted by Written with love by the Livable Content Team on Sep 1, 2020 12:21:00 PM

Remember Your ABCs

As we head into fall and the little ones head back to school, it’s important to point out that we grown-ups should also remember our ABCs: “Always Be Conserving”. 

Keeping the Lights on During Dark Days

Posted by Written with love by the Livable Content Team on Apr 1, 2020 3:39:00 PM

 It’s clear we are living in uncertain, and often frightening times. But rather than dwelling on the negative, I prefer to stay positive and focus on some of the amazing stories we are hearing about how this terrible virus is bringing us together as a community, as a nation and as one united planet. 

What you need to know for 2020

Posted by Written with love by the Livable Content Team on Dec 1, 2019 1:44:00 PM

 As we get ready to say goodbye to 2019, it’s only natural to look ahead. In addition to what is sure to be a heated national political season in 2020, there are several statewide measures in California to keep an eye on, including a possible overhaul of Prop. 13 and another proposition that would allow municipalities to extend rent control to most units that are at least 15 years old. 

Rent Control Comes to Every Property in California

Posted by Written with love by the Livable Content Team on Nov 1, 2019 1:29:00 PM

 After ignoring the will of the voters, who just last year decided against loosening statewide restrictions on rent control, California state legislators recently passed a new law that will cap annual rent increases at 5 percent plus inflation.

Fire Season Is Underway

Posted by Written with love by the Livable Content Team on Oct 1, 2019 12:58:00 PM

It Only Takes a Spark

Fall is in full swing and with it comes an increased chance of wild fires. During this precarious period—after a long dry summer, but before the wet winter weather—it only takes a spark to create miles and miles of devastation. Last fall these fires seemed to strike throughout California, from the catastrophic property loss during the Woolsey fire in Ventura and Los Angeles to the tragic Camp fire in Northern California that killed over 80 people, many in their 70s and 80s.

Confronting Climate Change

Posted by Written with love by the Livable Content Team on Aug 1, 2019 11:30:00 AM

It’s hard to stay cool these days, literally as we head into the “dog days” of summer, and also when reading the overheated rhetoric coming from our politicians. No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, it’s clearly time for cooler heads to prevail. 

Monthly-tip

Smart saver tip of the month

Insulating water pipes is a quick and inexpensive way to lower water-heating costs. The easy upgrade reduces heat loss and allows you to lower your buildings’ water temperature setting by two to four degrees. Plus, since water doesn’t take as long to heat up, less of this precious resource is wasted waiting for faucets and showers to get to the appropriate temperature.

On smaller buildings, this is a definite DIY job that should take less than a day to complete. Check out the U.S. Department of Energy’s website for a comprehensive shopping list and step-by-step instructions.