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by Jodi Summers Woo Hoo! Santa Monica’s recently developed Ocean Avenue South has been honored as a 2016 ULI Global Award for Excellence winner. The residential mixed-use, mixed-income development was one of 11 real estate development projects from around the globe. The ULI 2016 Global Awards for Excellence is one of the land use industry’s […]

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by Jodi Summers Here’s a reason to consider Long Beach, the Port of Long Beach Academy is offering a Global Logistics curriculum at Cabrillo High School. This visionary curriculum opens a new pathway to careers in international trade for young students in the city. What an easy way for the port to fill a need. […]

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by Jodi Summers California’s green protocols will continue to influence green building. January 2017 will see the application of “Title 24,” building energy efficiency standards set forth by the California Energy Commission. The updated building energy efficiency should cut regulated energy use in new homes by 28% and save consumers $31 a month compared to […]

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by Jodi Summers Before we start the tiny home conversation, let’s a simple point of perspective; a 1-car garage is approximately 200 square feet, a 2-car garage is close to 400 sq.ft. And now, let’s talk about tiny houses…. The tiny house movement is a description for the architectural and social movement that advocates living […]

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edited by Jodi Summers Here’s some fascinating cocktail party information you can share about Santa Monica Bay: Santa Monica Bay is an integral part of the larger geographic region commonly known as the Southern California Bight, according to www.santamonicabay.org. The Bay itself is the submerged portion of the Los Angeles Coastal Plain. It is bordered […]

smart home

by Jodi Summers Looking to add technology to your home? Tech products come in a huge range of options, from elaborate systems to simple additions one could purchase at Lowe’s, Home Depot, or the Apple Store for a few hundred dollars. What to get? First, choose a budget, then choose the most important features. Keep […]