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Eyesore buildings that taint their environment
San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco is a great city. And like every great city, it has buildings that make you want to scream. The problem isn't the mediocre eyesores — that sin is all too common — but the worst of the offenders, the ones that mar their surroundings to such an extent that they do not fade.
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California adds additional solar power at state facilities
Sierra Sun Times
The California Department of General Services announced the completion of two solar power installation projects at a state prison and state hospital in Coalinga, California, totaling 3.22 megawatts of electrical generating capacity. The solar projects at these facilities are part of the state of California's continued efforts to combat climate change and utilize clean technology. The DGS-managed solar power projects installed at Pleasant Valley State Prison and Coalinga State Hospital are among several recent solar power installations at state-owned sites.
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Sneak peek at Tableau's new Seattle engineering center, a 'dev heaven' in a former gym
The squash court is gone, and so are the treadmills, stationary bikes and weight lifting equipment. New desks will allow employees to raise and lower heights. But those who look closely at Tableau Software's soon-to-open engineering center in the former Sound Mind & Body gym in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood may recognize the basketball court.
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Can Oregon quake-proof its schools and the state Capitol as well?
The Oregonian
Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney proposed a big increase in state funding to help strengthen schools at risk of of collapse in an earthquake. But the Salem Democrat was quickly criticized by Republicans who asked how he could propose floating US$200 million in bonds to help schools when he has also said he wants seismically upgrade the state Capitol — a project that could cost upwards of US$250 million.
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University of California, Merced readies new US$88 million science hub
Merced Sun-Star
Boxes of chemicals, microscopes still under their covers and office equipment are being carried into a new University of California, Merced building as professors and laboratory technicians prepare for a new semester. The US$88 million Science and Engineering 2 building will be a new home for many science, technology, engineering and math students — the majority of the student body — as well as professors and their laboratory technicians.

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Moral leadership builds employees, company culture and bottom line results
An employee isn't designed to be treated like a piece of a machine — like a cog or like a bolt. For a leader to treat employees this way is immoral. It also doesn't make business sense: A bolt can't stretch to help a customer; it can only be a bolt. But a person, inspired by a leader, can stretch a bit to the right or left to be helpful — and thus build the value of your business.

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Why doesn't Los Angeles have more supertall skyscrapers?
Fast Company
When completed in 2017, the Wilshire Grand Center in Los Angeles will be the tallest skyscraper west of the Mississippi. At 1,099 feet tall, the US$1 billion, 73-story hotel and office building will just edge out the current skyscraper king of Los Angeles, the 1,018-foot U.S. Bank Tower built in 1989.

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Managers can motivate employees with one word
Harvard Business Review Blog Network
Human beings are profoundly social — we are hardwired to connect to one another and to want to work together. Frankly, we would never have survived as a species without our instinctive desire to live and work in groups, because physically we are just not strong or scary enough.
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