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Port of San Diego committed to sustainability
U-T San Diego
During the last half-century, the Port of San Diego shifted from a mostly military, maritime-industrial port to a diversified port with new emphases on tourism and recreation. At the same time, climate change has gone from a radical notion to a game-changing reality, forcing everyone to consider long-term sustainability.
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Are Your Voice Communications Secure?

Cell phones operate differently than the phones most of us grew up with in our homes. Those were landline phones, which are a closed system where the signal travels along a cable. Because the signal never leaves the cabled system, there is a measure of security built into the technology.

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Wood buildings grow taller, squeeze out carbon
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
Developers, designers and others are seeking alternatives to traditional steel and concrete to address increasing carbon footprint concerns and a social responsibility to build smarter and more sustainable buildings in a cost-effective manner. Perkins+Will recently conducted a survey for the Forestry Innovation Investment and Binational Softwood Lumber Council to study 10 tall wood buildings (five stories or more) throughout Europe and Canada to glean lessons learned in support of the advancement of tall wood buildings in North America.
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Artists are revitalizing Salem, Oregon's vacant spaces
Statesman Journal
A convergence of talent and creativity is underway in Salem's fine arts community. In August, the Salem Arts Building opened 23 art studios collectively named the Hive. Last month, the Art Studios at Mission Mill opened. Its 15 studios were claimed quickly leaving a waiting list of artists eager to join.
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Dixon, California's downtown depot: Will the train ever stop here?
The Sacramento Bee
City leaders call it a key civic asset. Opponents dismiss it as the train station to nowhere. Built in the heart of downtown and opened with fanfare eight years ago, the little yellow farmhouse-style depot has been assigned a big task — to help the Solano County town pull itself out of an ugly recession and to link its fortunes more closely with the bustling economies in Sacramento and the Bay Area.
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Koreatown's cool old buildings point to Los Angeles' future
Los Angeles Times
A 1941 Los Angeles guidebook described architect Myron Hunt's I. Magnin building on Wilshire Boulevard, finished two years earlier, as an "elaborate new" department store with shop floors "furnished in shades of apricot" and featuring "indirect lighting effects like those achieved by Parisian artists and technicians."

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Report details waste and neglect at Seattle Public Schools
Seattle Public Schools faces a major backlog of maintenance on buildings all across the district. For years, SPS has hired firms to examine woeful conditions in classrooms, gyms and schools.

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Sonoma Valley, California, hospital uses robot to kill germs
Government Technology
Her name is Lisa, and her gaze, which pulses like a runway light or a sci-fi space beacon, is quite deadly. Left alone in a hospital room, her elongated eye emerges from her cylindrical body and in quick flashes emits a powerful ultraviolet light that can destroy viruses, bacteria, mold, fungi and bacterial spores.

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The crucial difference between a good person and a good leader
Leadership is a messy business. It's a job for people with thick skins and the stomachs of goats. A good person will oftent not make a good leader. So if we want strong leadership, we need to be more sophisticated in recognizing the mix of noble and dangerous personality traits that you'll see in most effective leaders.
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Discover How Title 24 Changes May Impact You       San Diego     Dec. 2, 2014

IFMA LA Holiday Mixer       Los Angeles     Dec. 4, 2014

SFP® Courses       Sacramento     Dec. 5-6, 2014

Holiday Dinner       Sacramento     Dec. 11, 2014

Holiday Luncheon       San Francisco     Dec. 12, 2014

IFMA Facility Fusion 2015       All chapters     April 21-23, 2015


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