Author: Sara Hutter

The Habitability Exclusion Apartment Building Owners Should Know About



Do you own an apartment building or other habitational property?  Are you looking to buy a commercial investment property in California that includes habitational living space (whether mixed-use or strictly habitational)?  If so and if you will be renting to tenants, there is a property insurance exclusion you should be aware of on some lessor’s […]

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Kizuna



Kizuna is a nonprofit organization based in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles that focuses on preparing the next generation of leaders within the Japanese American community.  Their mission is to build a future for the community through the education, empowerment, and engagement of the next generation.  Since its establishment in 2011, Kizuna has provided countless workshops, […]

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California Assembly Bill 5

AB 5 supporters in Sacramento, CA

What does AB 5 means for independent contractors and workers compensation? In regards to distinguishing independent contractors, California Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5) will go into effect on July 1, 2020.  AB 5 refers to the classification of independent contractors and affects wages, workers compensation and other benefits. This change can also affect your workers […]

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Cyber Liability During COVID-19



Cyber Exposures While Working from Home As a result of the current conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the recently extended “safer-at-home” government orders, many companies’ employees are working remotely from home. For some, this could be the first time managing employees telecommuting, creating even more obstacles than anticipated. Amidst the many challenges and operational […]

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Coronavirus Information & Resources

As the situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop, we want to make sure you continue to stay informed and are as prepared as possible. Create a Plan & Stay Updated Be sure to have a plan in place in case of an emergency health crisis.  There are many ways you can prepare in order […]

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Windows of Little Tokyo

Windows of Little Tokyo artwork display

When strolling around Little Tokyo, visitors will notice artworks on display in a variety of windows.  These 10 artwork installations at different businesses, stores, and organizations throughout the community showcase the Windows of Little Tokyo public art project initiated by Sustainable Little Tokyo. Sustainable Little Tokyo (SLT) Sustainable Little Tokyo is a community-wide campaign led […]

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9 Ways to Minimize Holiday Fire Risks



This holiday season, we want to make sure you and your family stay safe.  Here are 9 ways to avoid some of the most common causes of holiday fires: 1. Be Safe with Christmas Trees Place trees, wreaths and garlands 3 feet away from heat sources like fireplace and radiators.  Never use lit candles to […]

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Auto Insurance Discounts You Might Not Know About



There are many discounts available that can help you save money on your auto insurance.  Some of these discounts can be applied based on basic information you provide to your insurer or agent, such as your previous driving record or if you are a full-time high school or college student with good grades. There are […]

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“I Am an American: Japanese Incarceration in Time of Fear” Exhibit Opens in Anaheim



Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center August 25 – November 3 Many know that Little Tokyo in Downtown Los Angeles is one of the epicenters for Japanese and Japanese American culture in Southern California.  The historic neighborhood is home to the Japanese American National Museum which preserves, depicts, and educates its visitors about the Japanese American […]

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