Talk about a full plate. Besides great barbecue, the menu for CAA’s end-of-the-year membership luncheon in Pleasant Hill this month included a rundown on new laws, tips on saving energy, and philanthropy for local veterans. It was all served up Thursday, Nov. 13, at Back Forty Texas BBQ.
The California Apartment Association’s Ask an Attorney seminar series made its Solano County debut this week with a question-and-answer session in Fairfield. The seminar, held Thursday, Jan. 9, provided a venue for members to receive expert input about legal issues that owners and managers commonly face. Rental housing professionals asked about topics such as service animals, medical marijuana, bedbugs and new smoke alarm requirements. The speaker, attorney Brian Rosales, answered questions to clear any confusion and help property managers operate legally. Rosales, for example, urged attendees to inquire carefully regarding a tenant’s need for a service animal. “You cannot ask… Read More
A workshop on defeating bedbugs this week left only a few empty seats at the Concord City Council Chambers. The California Apartment Association and city of Concord designed the event, Monday, Nov. 18, with apartment owners, managers and tenants in mind, particularly with recently reported bedbug infestations in several apartment complexes along the Monument Corridor. Panelists included the following: Gail Getty, Getty Entomological Research & Consulting, Domus Institute Andrew M. Sutherland, UC California Urban Integrated Pest Management Tami Stuparich, vice president, general operations manager, California American Exterminator Puneet Singh, managing partner with the Law Offices of Kimball, Tirey & St.… Read More
The California Apartment Association and Vallejo Fire Department have extinguished some confusion over the city’s new Fire and Life Safety inspection program. After notifying property owners in mid-January that annual inspections would begin, the Vallejo Fire Department began the checkups on multifamily residences this past spring. The Vallejo Fire Department had not conducted fire inspections in more than 15 years, and most small-income property owners had no idea what to expect. Moreover, the Fire Department hadn’t told owners they could schedule and be present for the inspection. Instead, fire inspectors began arriving unannounced and listed violations in poor handwriting that… Read More
Rental housing professionals showed off their finest hats while networking during CAA’s “A Day at the Races” at Golden Gate Fields in Berkeley. On May 16, attendees spent the afternoon in the Turf Club, enjoying the thrill of the horse races and chatting with acquaintances, old and new. The event also included a hat contest, with top honors going to Jennifer Gonzales of Apartment Finder.