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2009-12-03 07:00:00

ORANGE, Calif., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Massingham & Associates Management, Inc., an Associa Company, proudly announces new community management services clients; 838 Pine Community Association, Blue Sky Estates Homeowners Association, Tustin Place Homeowners Association and Westminster Plaza Homeowners Association. The 838 Pine Community Association is comprised of 83 high-rise condominiums in vibrant downtown Long Beach. The community is ideally located near the bustling Pine Avenue...

2009-11-02 15:04:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Principal Management Group of Houston (PMGH), an Associa Company, reached out through Associa Cares to help Winfield Lakes Community Association homeowners Cawana Thomas and Geoffrey Ball after a storm struck their home. Principal Management Group of Houston and Associa Cares were able to provide monetary assistance to help the family. In August a large lightning storm struck the Winfield Lakes Community Association home of Cawana Thomas and Geoffrey Ball...

2009-10-06 09:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- A new ruling coming out of the Superior Court of San Bernardino places the burden of establishing compliance with "fix-it" pre-litigation procedures on the homeowner or homeowners associations rather than the builder. In August of 2009, the Superior Court of San Bernardino, California issued the ruling in the case of Standard Pacific Corporation vs. The Superior Court of San Bernardino. The outcome of this case means the responsibility of any...

2009-06-09 16:13:16

A Washington state appeals judge tossed a woman's claim that honking her horn for prolonged intervals in front of a neighbor's house is protected free speech. The case began in 2006, when Helen Immelt, 52, received a letter from her neighborhood homeowners association in Monroe saying the chickens she had been keeping in her yard violated covenants and neighbor John Vorderbrueggen confessed to her that he had been the complaining party, The Seattle Times reported Tuesday. The following...

2008-10-07 12:00:00

By ELBERT AULL Portland city councilors on Monday approved a controversial $6.5 million hotel-condominium project on Great Diamond Island. The approval means that a grass-roots effort to keep The Inn at Diamond Cove from being built now shifts to Cumberland County Superior Court. David Bateman plans to build a 32-unit hotel-condominium on the site of Fort McKinley in the Diamond Cove neighborhood. Portland seized the crumbling barracks and hospital property in 2005 because of unpaid...

2008-08-29 12:00:50

By ELBERT AULL They packed public meetings, lobbied officials and had advocacy groups write letters on their behalf. Now, a group that is trying to thwart a hotel and condominium development on Great Diamond Island is headed to court. The Friends of Great Diamond Island filed a lawsuit in Cumberland County Superior Court this week that seeks to block a 32-unit hotel and condominium project on the site of historic Fort McKinley. "We think it really is inconsistent, incongruous with the...

2008-08-27 15:00:43

The newly formed The Friends of Great Diamond Island (The Friends) has filed suit against the Diamond Cove Homeowners Association (DCHA) and The Inn At Diamond Cove, LLC to invalidate the controversial vote for a commercial hotel in the Great Diamond Island Fort McKinley Historic District, and to seek enforcement of Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Orders on the island. The suit was filed in the Superior Court of the State of Maine in Portland, by the plaintiffs, The...

2008-08-25 18:00:23

By JASON HARDIN HIGH POINT -- The grass is green in the front yard of Mary Fontaine's suburban home. And she couldn't be much less happy about it. The peach-fuzz-like shoots poking through the straw mark the end of a summer-long battle between Fontaine and the William's Grove homeowners association. The fight touched on everything from water conservation to what makes an attractive yard. Ultimately it was resolved the old- fashioned way: with a hearing in front of the homeowners...

2008-07-11 00:00:15

By Wade Coggeshall, Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, Ind. Jul. 10--DANVILLE -- Hendricks County Commissioners on Tuesday referred the complaint from the Peacock Lake Homeowners Association to the county's Plan Commission. The problem stems from two pigs, named "Pigilo" and "Margie," being raised by Cindy Whyde a mile south of downtown Plainfield on South County Road 700 East. Whyde's two-acre property abuts the back yards of a couple of Peacock Lake homeowners. The pigpen is only about 15...

2008-07-10 15:00:30

By Gary Grado, The Tribune, Mesa, Ariz. Jul. 10--Abundant winter rains won't stop Chandler from trying to persuade homeowners associations and residents from saving water. The city is set to send letters to homeowners associations, or HOAs, urging them not to plant ryegrass in the fall to avoid having to water the winter turf. And if that fails, maybe new rebates offered by the city might persuade them to take water conservation measures. "It's a reminder the state is still in a...


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2009-07-04 14:32:56

Xeriscaping and Xerogardening refers to landscaping and gardening in ways that help reduce or even eliminate the need for irrigation. This practice is promoted in areas that do not have easily accessible fresh water supply. As climate patterns shift, more and more regions are using this method. The term "˜xeri' or "˜xero' comes from the Greek "˜xeros' which means "dry". Plants that require the appropriate amount of irrigation in reference to the local climate are emphasized, and care...

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