Friday, April 15, 2016

FRIDAY - sumthin' sumthin'

Modern Landscape


Schedule an appointment to donate blood with the Stanford Blood Center
- 5 Ways to Use Trees to Create a Sensational Garden Space
- Menlo Park: Nonprofits double down on affordable housing
- California doesn't have enough housing, and lawmakers aren't doing much about it
- Here’s Who’s Likely to Reap the Benefits of Recreational Marijuana in California
- Ford's planned new headquarters borrow some Silicon Valley sheen
- 12 Must-Haves for Aging in Place

Enjoy!


Schedule an appointment to donate blood with the Stanford Blood Center - Stanford Blood Center strives to maintain a standard of service excellence in meeting the needs of physicians, and our diverse donor and patient populations.

Location: Campbell Community Bloodmobile, 70 N. 1st St., Campbell, CA 95008
When: 10AM - 3PM,  Saturday 4/16/16

Menlo Park: Nonprofits double down on affordable housing - MidPen Housing announced April 6 that it has tapped Hello Housing as an affiliate to help it craft solutions to the housing crisis in the Bay Area, the nation's most expensive market. Hello Housing brings expertise in managing and preserving nearly 1,000 below-market-rate homes in the Bay Area. As part of the alliance, the pair will study how to "incubate ideas that housing innovators have previously been unable to fit into existing funding mechanisms," according to the county, which is providing MidPen and Hello Housing with $200,000 of Measure A funds toward the study.

California doesn't have enough housing, and lawmakers aren't doing much about it - Legislators have shied away from tackling broad efforts to increase housing supply, such as overhauling the California Environmental Quality Act or reforming the tax code to incentivize residential development. Doing so would force lawmakers to take on some of the largest and thorniest policy issues in the Capitol.

Here’s Who’s Likely to Reap the Benefits of Recreational Marijuana in California - "Legalized pot creates opportunities across the spectrum," says Taylor West, deputy director of the National Cannabis Industry Association. "When an industry of this size comes in, it impacts construction, retail, accounting, the legal field, food, food testing (of marijuana edibles), licensing fees, taxes, banking. California makes up 50 percent of the national market just on medical marijuana alone. If [recreational use] passes, it's going to mark a significant shift in the center of gravity within the industry."

Ford's planned new headquarters borrow some Silicon Valley sheen  - Over the past year, Ford Motor has raced to develop self-driving cars, put down roots in Silicon Valley and backed ride-sharing startups — all in an effort to be seen as not just a car manufacturer but a "mobility company." Its goal is to emulate the likes of Google and Tesla Motors as it aims to shape the future of getting from place to place.

12 Must-Haves for Aging in Place - Design a home that will continue to be accessible, safe and stylish as the years go by. Some of my favorites:

MASTER SHOWER


Aberfeldie Project

Fulham Apartment

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