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#HOA #confidential #secrets

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(CORONAin sync withALTACITIES) The ever-present reality of living in a common interest development (homeowners association or HOA) is that these communities are managed under a form of private governance as legal nonprofit corporations.  Hence, the role of attorneys as legal counsel for the association is also a reality.  That also means that the hashtags of our post title are very much in play, as explained in the clips, links, content and 'social current see' that follows.



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Retro #achievement

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(CORONAin sync withALTACITIES) Living in 65+ common interest development (aka HOA), the demographics of our 1317-household community indicate that most are either in retirement or near retirement.  That reality doesn't mean that any of these residents are less concerned with success and achievement, two topics that are covered well by the clips, links, and 'social current see' of the following archive.



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'Gas pump' COLA vs. Social Security

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(CORONAin sync withALTACITIES) For a majority of those 65+, the COLA acronym is not about a beverage, but about their Social Security income (SSI).  At least, the term explains how and when they might expect an increase in SSI. Automatic benefit increases for SSI, also known as cost-of-living adjustments or COLAs, have been in effect since 1975. The 1975-82 COLAs were effective with Social Security benefits payable for June (received by beneficiaries in July) in each of those years. After 1982, COLAs have been effective with benefits payable for December (received by beneficiaries in January). ▶ STORY

By far, a vast majority of the 1317 homeowners in my common interest development community (or HOA) have more than a passing interest in Social Security and the COLA, whether it exists or not.  So, I challenge every one to agree, disagree or comment on the following 'social current see.'


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Sleepless in the neighborhood

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(CALIFORNIA) Earthquake, fires, floods, mudslides, wind storms.  All of these are potential dangers to people and properties in the Golden State.  Any one of these disasters is a potential nightmare for any homeowner, but possibly worse for members of a common interest development (or HOA) where members have the individual and collective obligation to repair, replace and rebuild property to ensure survival of the association, even though no one but God and circumstance can grant survival to the homeowner.


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Disaster preparedness in focus for Calif. cities and 'altacities' (HOAs)

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(CALIFORNIA) As the largest state in the US with nearly 40 million people, one might think that disaster preparedness is top-of-mind for these 58 counties and 482 municipalities, plus 43,000 HOAs. Scan the following clips, links, clips, and 'social current see' to confirm that, indeed, the topic is of great interest, and sometimes action.


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When Dodgers left Brooklyn for LA

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(CORONA) Our household is primarily American League loyalist, hence Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim fans.  But due to the Angels elimination from the 2015 MLB playoffs on the last day of the season, Oct. 4, we will gladly adopt the Los Angeles Dodgers as our favorite local team, along with millions of others both here in California and well beyond.


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Done! No class-action cause for this Trilogy class of 1317

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Most courtroom visits are telling and fraught with mystery. Such was the case yesterday when about 10 out of 1317 homeowners for our common interest development (aka homeowners association or HOA) made their way from Trilogy Glen Ivy (south of Corona) to downtown Riverside for the purpose that is told in the clips and links below. Normally, this is a short trip of about 25-30 minutes, even on the congested 91 Freeway, but yesterday, the trip took 90 minutes or more for some unknown reason.

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