Monthly Archives: June 2022

9 June, 2022

Seismic retrofits protect affordable housing

By |2022-06-15T13:16:08+00:00June 9th, 2022|AACSC, Seismic Resilience, Seismic Retrofit|

Plans to convert Long Beach Community Hospital into a multi-service health care campus were recently stalled as officials reviewed a state law requiring governments to give priority to affordable housing developers when selling or leasing surplus land.

When the 98-year-old hospital failed to meet California’s more stringent seismic requirements for a […]

2 June, 2022

Balcony Law Requires Inspection, Repairs

By |2022-06-15T18:13:06+00:00June 2nd, 2022|balcony Laws, SDCAA|

Balconies are a significant draw for apartment renters, particularly in places with great weather like San Diego – considered one of the best climates on Earth.  Balconies, decks and elevated walkways are a valuable amenity in Southern California’s multifamily real estate market — popular with renters for providing easy access […]

1 June, 2022

Will Earthquake denial make disaster worse?

By |2022-06-15T13:00:27+00:00June 1st, 2022|AAGLA, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Resilience, Earthquake Retrofit|

Many Californians live in a form of earthquake denial. We laugh them off, ignore their ever-present threat to our lives and livelihoods. After all, some reason, we’ve lived through earthquakes before. Why should the next one be different?

The stark reality is that protecting ourselves from earthquakes should be on all […]