Monday, March 27, 2017

#HOAs▶ #SocialCurrentSee




ALTACITIES®, an acronym for “ALTERNATE CITIES,” is the web moniker for the neighborhood of sites, blogs and locations created and managed by @ALTALOMAN, in reference to our first web journals and blogging activity when residents of Alta Loma in Southern California. In 2011, we moved but these ALTACITIES® remain in the form of common interest developments ▶http://flip.it/VQOxZn on Flipboard
The SocialCurrentSee found on this site deals largely with common interest developments, aka homeowner associations or HOAs, now the dominant housing development type in California and much of the rest of the nation.  For the numbers, see this DATA.

▶ Many of the sources archived and flipped here are found in my TWITTER feed and searches like the archive found below.




▶ Whether one owns a townhouse, raw land in a subdivision, a gated-community home, a shack in zoned jungle, or part stake in a condominium complex the majority of people who live there are often not always thrilled about the few folks who also live there and are set up as authority figures known as The Board. It is a universally known truism that the members of such "boards" have been known to try and institute/enforce rules which perhaps suit them more than they suit everyone else (such as what colors they prefer to see everyone's homes painted, for example, and whether or not neighbors should be allowed to put up a laundry line or raise chickens)…and, as a governing body, they are also universally known to revise homeowner fees...ever upwards.

▶ So I was thrilled when I moved to a rural area where there were still subdivisions that did not have these kinds of mandatory rules or fees...even though a voluntary homeowner Board did exist to organize things like road maintenance and Neighborhood Watch activities. This is the 'hood for me! I thought, signing on the dotted line to purchase my very own little rustic mecca in the tropical wilds.

▶ And things were very peaceful for many years, until one day…






                  





Friday, March 24, 2017

#Blogger 'Nine'▶ #SocialCurrentSee










Nine separate blogs occupy the ALTACITIES neighborhood on Blogger at this time.  The flagship location is our AltaConnect blog, an archive location for matter pertaining to common interest developments, aka homeowner association or HOAs.  All nine blogs in the neighborhood have undergone a facelift and design format change, but the common interests of the content remains the same.


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Andi Stevenson knew her life would never be same after purchasing her new condo on Euphoria Lane. On day one, she finds the body of the homeowners association president. Day two, she discovers the property manager is her former fiancé. Day three, the new president begins his campaign of violation letters to force her to move. Day four, her sister, the owner of a detective agency, needs her help with the investigation of the murder. And day five, a full scale neighborhood war!


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#HOA 'Gray Laws' ▶ #SocialCurrentSee







With more than 9 million Californians as homeowners, residents of common interest developments (aka homeowner associations or HOAs), it stands to reason that there is a specific body of law to help govern these communities. Of course, that law is the Davis-Stirling Act (DSL), extant since 1985.


Did you know? The prime-position author of that law, the notable former and recalled Gov. Gray Davis actually did not write the law, but relied upon a San Diego law professor for the content with cooperation from fellow attorney and former CA Assemblyman Lawrence Stirling. The summary story is shared in the archive above.

Actually, the origin and authorship standings for the Davis-Stirling Act is not really that unusual in California.  In order to get bills passed, legislators often collaborate with fellow legislators, as in Republicans with Democrats (a minority member with a majority member), assuring legislation passes the California Assembly and/or The State Senate.  Behind the scenes, the true authors of legislation are hired by or are members of special interest groups like the California Bar or homeowner association professionals.

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Of course, in the case of DSL, the group behind the legislation was the homeowner association industry, not actual homeowners in these developments.  Truth is, of course, homeowners don't generally seek more rules and regulations.  Most prefer less.  But for more of what common interests mean to homeowners, follow ALTACITIES and see the additional content in the slide show above.








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Thursday, March 9, 2017

#DSL*▶ #SocialCurrentSee






*DSL = Davis-Stirling Law for common interest developments (aka homeowner associations or HOAs) in California





Sometimes, special meetings can't be avoided for common interest developments, those residential communities that function as “private governments,” as opposed to real civil and civic authorities like cities and states. Truly, that’s why this blogger calls them ALTACITIES.  Typically, such meetings are called to cover a controversial issue.  Often, homeowners seek to vent and resolve an issue about a board action or lack of action.  If you have never been involved in calling a special meeting for an HOA in California, perhaps you should READ...

At our common interest development in the Southern California Inland Empire known as TGI, we face the task of calling the HOA board into a special meeting over a long-standing issue about deferred maintenance for lakes that are adjacent to our HOA property, but owned by a golf course that meanders through the community.  For about three years, one lake right in the center of our community has been allowed to dry up, becoming a blight and eyesore.  More about this matter is explained in this previous POST...





Neighbors at War! tells about the growing crisis in the modern HOA movement and lays out one of the only strategies to stop the coming collapse of the covenant-controlled neighborhood. Your freedom really is at risk! Your personal wealth is at risk. Your Constitutional rights are being secretly shredded! And it’s all legal.

Ward Lucas, has spent 40 years in investigative journalism and has won more than 70 journalism and civic awards for his Treporting, TV news anchoring and writing. From organized crime to wiretapping, to professional arson, Lucas has seen it all. In his new book, Neighbors At War, he presents startling information about how the modern Homeowners Association Movement is impacting Americans. Ward has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He began his broadcasting career at the age of 16 hosting radio talk shows in Seattle, Washington. In 1973 he made the move into television broadcasting, first at KIRO-TV in Seattle and then at KUSA-TV in Denver Colorado. His investigative reporting has often stirred national controversy and has earned him numerous Emmy Awards, the George Polk Award, and the Responsibility in Journalism Award by the Committee for Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP). In 1993, Ward joined ranks with eight nationally known Professors and journalists in the book, Psychic Sleuths, (Prometheus Press) which exposed and critiqued the use of psychics by police departments across the country.




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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

#Providence ▶ #SocialCurrentSee

WHAT every "canswerist"* needs to know about MCL


* CANSWERIST = a cancer survivor or caregiver for a cancer survivor


Mantle cell lymphoma is a type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, comprising about 6% of NHL cases. MCL is a subtype of B-cell lymphoma, due to CD5 positive antigen-naive pregerminal center B-cell within the mantle zone that surrounds normal germinal center follicles. MCL cells generally over-express cyclin D1 due to a t(11:14) chromosomal translocation in the DNA. Specifically, the translocation is at t11;14.

WHICH of the following statements is most accurate about mantle cell lymphoma (MCL)?
CANSWER

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On the date of this post, we are some 3988 days since MCL DX and almost 10 years post stem cell transplant▶ Flip②#Canswerist®▶ https://is.gd/0U98nb


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Three items regarding mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) research hit my inbox in the last few days and all indicate a certain amount of #providence on the horizon for finding a lasting cure for MCL, if not other forms of lymphoma and lymphatic cancers.  Read the links here:

My personal experience with MCL dates from circa April Fool's Day 2006, the approximate date when Dee Dee and I returned from a week-long trip to Florida to visit Brother Bob and family and to participate in my 40th high school class reunion.  Just prior to that trip, I discovered a lump the size of a golf ball under my right arm.  That growth would later in April become diagnosed as MCL and so the survival journey began.

Soon after the confirmed diagnosis for MCL, I became an official web blogger about this cancer survival journey and all things MCL, including this SOURCE of links and content.





One man's chronicle of his experience with cancer. Inside you'll find thought inspiring stories, Bible verses, poetry, soul searching, and hope. Be prepared to bookmark pages along the way to share with those around you. It's a journey, or is it a war? It's serious, but light hearted. It's the authors experience from hearing the diagnosis, to saying "O.k., what now?" It's the authors intent that through his personal experience you may find something helpful to you or someone around you.Your experience is unique, and your thoughts and feelings as well, but the author wants you to know, you're not alone. Loving Every Day is a testament of human spirit, created in hope that you too will find the strength within yourself, to be loving everyday.





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