by Jodi Summers Shipping lines calling at the Port of Long Beach cut thousands of tons of air pollution last year by voluntarily participating in the Port’s Green Flag Program. The plan offers financial rewards for ships that reduce their speed near the harbor to decrease emissions. This has greatly benefited the air quality in […]

amazon-fulfillment detail

by Jodi Summers In November 2013 the U.S. Postal Service announced that it would deliver for Amazon seven days a week. Since then, the Seattle giant has assembled a network of more than 15 facilities where it sorts packages it then trucks to nearby post offices, so letter carriers can take them the rest of […]

whale tale and paddle board

edited by Jodi Summers Here’s some fascinating cocktail party information you can share about Santa Monica Bay: Santa Monica Bay is an integral part of the larger geographic region commonly known as the Southern California Bight, according to www.santamonicabay.org. The Bay itself is the submerged portion of the Los Angeles Coastal Plain. It is bordered […]

US heat islands

by Jodi Summers Here’s a new term for you – heat islands. An urban heat island (UHI) is a city or metropolitan area that is significantly warmer than its surrounding rural areas due to human activities. It is caused when heat is absorbed by the concrete and pavement of buildings and streets. And, as we […]

ride share app

by Jodi Summers Commercial real estate is being redefined. The world of 9-5 cubicles and being tethered to your desk is disappearing and square footage needs are shrinking. Offices have places of collaboration and one of many places to do your work…while retail has evolved into a showroom for stuff you can buy cheaper online…or […]

LA Rams

by Jodi Summers “I want to welcome you to the beautiful city of Inglewood, California, the new home — and hopefully final home — of the Los Angeles Rams,” Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts announced. “Now we will be the city of champi“This is a transformative moment in our history,” Mayor Butts stated proudly. “If […]