Real Estate Investor Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Rigging Bids at Northern...

A real estate investor was sentenced today for his role in conspiracies to rig bids at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Northern California, the Department of Justice announced. Michael Marr was charged on Nov. 19, 2014, in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in the Northern District of California.

CALIFORNIA OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES SELECTS LARKIN STREET TO RECEIVE $2.5 MILLION

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) selected four California Coalition for Youth members as recipients of the Homeless Youth Emergency Services and Housing (YE) Program. California has the second highest rate of unsheltered homeless youth in the nation, and the number continues to grow.

Rep. Huffman Introduces Bill to Modernize America’s Schools

In honor of Public Schools Week, Rep. Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today introduced the Investing for Tomorrow’s Schools Act of 2018 to help repair and improve America’s school buildings and public libraries, upgrade broadband infrastructure, and cut energy and maintenance costs.

Rep. Juan Vargas Leads Bipartisan Effort to Fund the U.S.-Mexico Border Water Infrastructure Program

Rep. Juan Vargas is leading a bipartisan effort to request funding for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) U.S. – Mexico Border Water Infrastructure Program and the EPA's Office of International and Tribal Affairs, which supports vital programs such as the Border 2020 environmental program. These programs are integral to making improvements on both sides of the border to protect public health and improve wastewater infrastructure

Federal Reverse Mortgage Program Results in Widows Losing Their Homes After Death of Spouse

New information from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development demonstrates that widows and widowers are being kicked to the curb after the death of a spouse, due to insufficient guidelines, servicer discretion, and uneven implementation of a program that was supposed to keep widowed Non-Borrowing Spouses in their homes. Better guidelines are needed to make this program accessible to all Non-Borrowing Spouses and enable them to remain in their homes.

As Electric Cars Revolutionize the Vehicle Market, New Study Helps California Cities Address Infrastructure...

With electric vehicles (EVs) hitting California streets in record numbers, a new study by Environment California Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group highlights best practices to help local officials make their cities as EV-friendly as possible.

Hanley Investment Group Arranges Sale of Two Brand New Single-Tenant Starbucks in Southern California

Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally-recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, announced today that the firm has completed the sale of two brand-new construction single-tenant corporate Starbucks in separate transactions in Southern California.
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Meridian Completes Construction of 10,000 SF Medical Office Building in Alameda County

Meridian, a full-service real estate developer and owner of medical office real estate, is pleased to announce that it has completed ground-up construction of a 10,000-square-foot single-tenant medical office building located in Alameda County at 20359 Lake Chabot Road in Castro Valley, California. The building is situated on the main arterial road leading to Sutter Health’s Eden Medical Center Campus, one block from the hospital, in the valley’s medical corridor.

Long-Term Maintenance Projects to Invest In – Top 3 Picks

San Diego rental home or property is just as important as caring for the home you live in yourself. Whether you rent out a single-family home, multi-family or other investment property, maintenance is an important part of extending its life and helps avoid having to make major repairs.

Kamran Charmsaz Becomes Shareholder of KTGY Architecture + Planning

International award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce the addition of Kamran Charmsaz, CSI, CCCA, LEED AP, as a shareholder. Charmsaz, formerly an associate principal with KTGY, was also named a principal. Charmsaz is based in the firm’s Tysons, Virginia office and joins other KTGY Tysons shareholders: Rohit Anand, AIA, NCARB, principal; and Smita Anand, AIA, principal
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Jessica Musick Becomes Shareholder of KTGY Architecture + Planning

International award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce the addition of Jessica Musick as a shareholder. Musick, formerly an associate principal with KTGY, was also named a principal. Based in the firm’s Oakland, California office, Musick joins other KTGY Oakland shareholders: Jill D. Williams, AIA, principal and chairman of the board; and Bill Ramsey, AIA, NCARB, principal
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Wil Wong, AIA, Joins the Board of Directors of KTGY Architecture + Planning

International award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce the addition of Wil Wong, AIA, to its board of directors. Wong is a principal based in the firm’s Irvine, California office

Attorney General Becerra Opposes Trump Administration’s Illegal Attempt to Suspend Clean Water Rule

Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed his strong opposition to the Trump Administration’s illegal attempt to suspend for two years the 2015 Clean Water Rule, which would protect California’s lakes, rivers, and streams from pollutants.

REP LIEU STATEMENT ON LACK OF RESPONSE FROM JARED KUSHNER ON QUESTIONS ABOUT NEW...

Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after Senior White House Advisor Jared Kushner failed to respond to a letter from Rep. Lieu and 12 Members of Congress about whether he has leveraged his position to acquire financial support for 666 Fifth Avenue.

EPA requires Granite Rock to control stormwater runoff, improve oil spill prevention at California...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with Granite Rock Company over Clean Water Act violations at three of its road materials manufacturing and recycling facilities in Northern California. The agreement requires the company to pay a $102,051 penalty to address stormwater discharge violations at two of its Redwood City facilities and oil pollution prevention violations at a facility in Aromas. Granite Rock will also complete a watershed cleanup project as part of the settlement.
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South Cove, First New For-Sale Residential Development in Dana Point to Open in Decades

KTGY-designed seaside living offers three unique residential styles, many with rooftop decks and ocean views: townhomes, twin homes and single-level living flats in Orange County. International award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce the recent opening of the KTGY-designed residential models at South Cove in Dana Point, California.
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Meridian Receives Two National Awards for Excellence in Healthcare Real Estate

Cotton Medical Center, Meridian’s 115,000-square-foot, two-building medical office complex located at 50 Alessandro Place and 50 Bellefontaine Street in Pasadena, California, won the award for “Best Renovated or Repurposed Healthcare Facility.” Located in Los Angeles County, this renovation was Meridian’s first ambulatory out-patient value-add medical office acquisition in Southern California.

REP LIEU STATEMENT ON VA REVERSAL ON DEFUNDING HOMELESSNESS PROGRAMS

Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the Department of Veterans Affairs reversed its decision to change the funding scheme for programs that benefit homeless veterans. This reversal comes after Rep. Lieu and 11 Members of Congress sent a letter to VA Secretary David Shulkin urging him to reconsider the decision, which would have jeopardized the VA’s ability to meet the needs of homeless veterans
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Hanley Investment Group Raises Over $30,000 Mo’ Money to Help Mo’ Bros Fight Cancer,...

The men of Hanley Investment Group started clean shaven on November 1st and for the rest of the month, these men, known as "Mo’ Bros," groomed and trimmed their mustaches to effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November. Mo’ Bros, along with “Mo’ Sistas” at Hanley Investment Group, raised funds by seeking out sponsorships for the Mo’ Bros’ mustache-growing efforts.

The Culver Steps Development Taps Kennedy Wilson to Rep Exclusive 40,000-Square-Foot Retail Portion

Global real estate investment and services firm Kennedy Wilson has been named the official broker of record for retail at The Culver Steps, a transformative mixed-use development adjacent to The Culver Studios and Culver Hotel in Downtown Culver City.

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Real Estate Investor Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Rigging...

A real estate investor was sentenced today for his role in conspiracies to rig bids at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Northern California, the Department of Justice announced. Michael Marr was charged on Nov. 19, 2014, in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in the Northern District of California.

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House Passes Rep. Peters’ Amendment to Increase Infrastructure Resiliency

Last night, the House passed U.S. Congressman Scott Peters’ (CA-52) amendment to the Water Resources Development Act that gives the Army Corps of Engineers the resources to evaluate the structural health of its current infrastructure and construction projects. By using structural health monitoring, the Army Corps can increase the resiliency of potentially vulnerable infrastructure before a disaster strikes, and be able to more quickly evaluate damage after a disaster. Bahamas Real Estate

Fresno Leaders Urge California Lawmakers to Pass SB 100 for 100%...

Union members, faith leaders, public health champions, city officials, green businesses, and environmental groups gathered in Fresno to urge passage of Senate Bill 100 (De León). SB 100 will ensure that California generates 100% of its electricity from clean energy sources by 2045. Relocation Guide