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8
Aug

CAI-Channel Islands Chapter Takes Home FOUR Awards!

At CAI’s Annual Conference held in May 2015, the Channel Islands Chapter of CAI was recognized on the National Level for receiving the following awards for their achievements in 2014: Leadership Award for the Chapter’s Effective Leadership Initiative Membership Award for the Chapter’s “500 Members and Counting” Campaign Best Net Growth (13%) for a medium chapter (2014) Best Net Retention (98%) for a

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7
Aug

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS For the Chapter’s 2016 Board of Directors

The strength and growth of the Channel Islands Chapter depends on qualified and dedicated leadership. A total of (5) seats are up for election with a (3) year term on the (15) member Board of Directors beginning January 1, 2016. New members bring new ideas which enhance and build upon existing local chapter services, with the ultimate goal of assisting

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7
Aug

Compton Fire Department Ordered To Remove Defibrillators From Trucks, Ambulances And This Is Why Your Association Should Reconsider Maintaining A Defibrillator

Source: Compton Fire Department Ordered To Remove Defibrillators From Trucks, Ambulances And This Is Why Your Association Should Reconsider Maintaining A Defibrillator Submitted by David Swedelson, Esq., Senior Partner at SwedelsonGottlieb, Community Association Attorneys The Los Angeles Times reports that “most fire trucks and ambulances run by the Compton Fire Department have been stripped of defibrillator machines, a crucial lifesaving device that

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7
Aug

What is “Exclusive Use Common Area”?

What is “Exclusive Use Common Area”?  Submitted by Kelly G. Richardson, Esq., Richardson Harman Ober, PC Condominium owners often misunderstand exclusive use common area, and this leads to far too many wasteful disputes. Simply put, exclusive use areas are not “your” property, but property you use which is jointly owned (and therefore controlled) by all association members. What is it,

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7
Aug

College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL)

Since 1993, the Community Associations Institute has recognized excellence in the practice of community association law through the College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL). Of the thousands of attorneys practicing community association law in the United States, fewer than 150 have been granted membership in the College. Fellows of the College distinguish themselves through contributions to the development of community association

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7
Aug

10 Tips to Maintain Your Landscape and Conserve Water

According to the Irvine Ranch Water District, “Up to 60 percent of your home’s total water usage is used outdoors.”  Use these tips to conserve water, while maintaining your landscape and protecting your home’s property value. Water early in the morning or later in the evening when temperatures are cooler.  Save 25 gallons per day. Choose a water-efficient irrigation system, such

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