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“We believe a good maintenance mechanic needs a bit of ‘Detective’ in them or have problem-solving abilities.” Dear Maintenance Men: I am interested in becoming a Maintenance Mechanic or tech. What skills should I hone or include in my “Tool Box”? Robin Dear Robin: That is a very good question....

“The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you found out why.” – Mark Twain Well, except for the day you found out about AB 3088. On that day you learned … “We’re all mad here.” – Cheshire Cat AB...

“The number one reason you should consider replacing your old faucet is to conserve water.” Dear Maintenance Men: I have owned and operated my apartment building since the early 70s and have always performed my own repairs and general maintenance on my properties. Lately, I have been...

“Housing providers should establish rental criteria and apply it consistently to all applicants.” Q: Given all the drama of the last few months, I really understand the importance of tenant screening. Could you please provide information on the best resident screening practices that you and your...

“We have a huge fight with Prop 21, which would be very bad for us for lots of reasons.” Greetings once again to all our members, friends, and supporters to this the October issue of the Official California Apartment Journal. With all that has occurred over...

In “seventy-two little hours,” August 31, 2020, marked the date California’s Governor signed into law the most restrictive set of laws on residential rental property owners the State has seen in decades. It was presented to him for signature by the Legislature after passing AB...