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Photographs: Andy Macpherson Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Area: 912 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Andy Macpherson+ 34Curated by Paula Pintos Share 08 Albatross Avenue House / Studio Workshop Manufacturers: Bosch, Fisher & Paykel, Paco Jaanson, ABI Interiors, Euro Wood Builder: Lead Architects: 08 Albatross Avenue House / Studio WorkshopSave this projectSave08 Albatross Avenue House / Studio Workshop ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/913716/08-albatross-avenue-house-studio-workshop Clipboard Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/913716/08-albatross-avenue-house-studio-workshop Clipboard Australia 2019 “COPY” Landscaping: Engineer:Michael Bale & AssociatesJoiner:Allens KitchensCity:MiamiCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Andy MacphersonRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. 8 Albatross is a three-storey pair of beach residences with an east-facing aspect toward the pacific ocean, situated along a narrow, busy thoroughfare. An array of vertical fins is deployed to serve multiple functions including sun-shading, privacy, curation of views, and to modulate the scale of the overall form. Save this picture!© Andy MacphersonSave this picture!AxoSave this picture!© Andy MacphersonThis project is all about context and a façade that is made in response. Engagement with the coast road and by extension, to the beach, is critically important in this project. Albatross Avenue is characterized by continual blocks of duplex developments each flexing their muscles for attention. The façade at 8 Albatross, while confidently articulate, counters the cacophony of building styles along the street by attempting to create a sense of restraint and to offer the appearance of a singular, coherent building form.Save this picture!© Andy MacphersonAdditionally, the subtropical climate of southeast Queensland affords a highly permeable relationship to the outdoors, and the design attends to this by providing a high degree of connection via the façade, private outdoor spaces, and roof garden. The Pacific Ocean is the principal cognitive attractor on the site, and therefore the project puts particular emphasis on these views. On a very tight building allotment, the project attempts to maximize and balance the living area in relation to orientation and user experience.Save this picture!© Andy MacphersonSave this picture!West ElevationSave this picture!© Andy Macpherson8 Albatross is spatially generous and achieves a balance of connection to the environment with privacy in its suburban surroundings of very closely-spaced neighbours. The internal relationship of programs situate services, vertical circulation, and amenities at the core to allow communal and shared spaces to spill to the outdoors. Occupants enjoy a combination of prospect and refuge in relation to the ocean and street, respectively. There is a disciplined exuberance afforded to occupants that is experienced through the promenade from approach to entry to arrival, with accentuation through views taken via the mediating veil and occupation of the roof garden.Save this picture!© Andy MacphersonSave this picture!1st Floor PlanSave this picture!© Andy MacphersonThe project attempts to contribute to the public domain of Albatross Avenue by offering a singular and coherent building form to a street context which overly varied in character. The veiled façade provides a restrained mask through which to read the building and through this activates a kind of aesthetic engagement not found elsewhere in the immediate context. The overall height is sympathetic and consistent with neighbouring buildings, and subtle articulations break down the scale to provide a humanistic dialogue with occupants and passers-by.Save this picture!© Andy MacphersonProject gallerySee allShow lessLoft Diego / Arquitetura NacionalSelected ProjectsViewmaster House / React ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Big Projects CopyHouses•Miami, Australia Rory Spence, Jonathan Nelson, Chris Knapp, Joel Hutchines Projects Big Q Photographs Year: ArchDaily Designers: Studio Workshop Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeStudio WorkshopOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMiamiAustraliaPublished on March 26, 2019Cite: “08 Albatross Avenue House / Studio Workshop” 26 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Digital Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics Howard Lake | 1 January 2005 | News 27 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis DEC appeal reaches £60 million The Disasters Emergency Committee Tsunami Earthquake appeal reached the £60 million figure just before 2pm today.The rapidly rising total means that the British public has donated more online and via the telephone to the DEC appeal than has been pledged in aid by the UK government.No figures are currently available for the split between telephone and online donations, but past experience would suggest a figure of at least 60% being made online. Advertisement
A surprising blockbuster film of this summer is “Sorry to Bother You” by Boots Riley of the Oakland-based rap group The Coup. Sharing its name with the concurrently written 2012 Coup album, “Sorry to Bother You” stars LaKeith Stanfield from “Get Out” and “Atlanta” as the protagonist, Cassius “Cash” Green, and Tessa Thompson from the motion picture “Dear White People” and “Selma” as Cash’s girlfriend Detroit.Distinguishing itself from the horror film “Get Out” and the Afro-futurist “Black Panther,” “Sorry to Bother You” is the result of the revolutionary communist worldview of Riley, whose activism preceded his career as a cultural worker.Some critics have described the film as an absurdist dark comedy. Absurdist works of art are defined by their focus on the inability of their main characters to find purpose in life. In this sense, the 1999 comedy “Office Space” is an absurdist film. “Sorry to Bother You” is best placed in the tradition of Black revolutionary cultural work, including the late Amiri Baraka’s Afro-surrealism, the late Aimé Césaire’s poetic knowledge and radical scholar Robin Kelley’s freedom dreaming.“Sorry to Bother You” explores the life of Black youth in the postindustrial cities of the U.S. West. Like the vastly different films of a generation earlier, such as “Boyz n the Hood” and “Menace II Society,” or the historical drama “Fruitvale Station,” Riley’s film in many ways captures the particular contradictions of Black life in California.There are no acts of extreme fratricidal violence, nor is Black life defined by exceptional moments of police terror, though these incidents exist in the film. Instead, the millenials Cash and Detroit struggle with the alienation of unemployment, underemployment and meaningless labor.In the San Francisco Bay Area, the setting for “Sorry to Bother You,” the median income of white households commonly exceeds $110,000, while those of Black households barely exceed $40,000. Black wages there are on par with the national trend, while the income of a white family in the Bay Area is twice the national norm.Simply put, as formerly incarcerated shipyard worker turned author Chester Himes showed in his 1945 novel, “If He Hollers Let Him Go,” the California Dream is a nightmare for African Americans. Such conditions for Black Californians have resulted in the re-gentrification of California’s coastal cities as Black workers and the Black poor are pushed further inland.In “Sorry to Bother You,” Detroit works as a sign twirler. Initially jobless, Cash lives in his uncle Sergio’s garage. The home has gone into foreclosure, and unless Cash can earn enough money, he and his uncle will be evicted. Cash gets what he initially views as a break when his friend Salvador helps him land a job with the telemarketing agency RegalView. Initially stumped, Cash rises rapidly up the ranks when he is able to use his “white voice” — a racialized tone of affluence and carelessness.Riley presents two responses to poverty and workers’ oppression: liberal individualism and multiracial workers’ solidarity. Cash ascends to the top level of the corporate structure by negotiating neo-slave labor deals and weapons sales for corporate giant WorryFree. Cash earns enough money to save his uncle’s house and purchase a foreign sports car and a high-priced loft.Meanwhile, coworkers Diana, Salvador and Squeeze organize a wildcat strike to demand fair wages and benefits. Yet for their protest to truly succeed, the coalition needs Cash to participate.Sharp Black manifestoIn the climax of the film, “Sorry to Bother You” is revealed to be the sharpest Black manifesto to reach the screen in decades.The son of Black Power activist and Civil Rights attorney Walter Riley, Boots was raised in a very politically active family. As a child, Riley moved from Chicago to Detroit and then to Oakland. As a teen in the mid-1980s, Riley joined the Progressive Labor Party and the International Committee Against Racism. Riley is a communist and former Teamster and United Parcel Service employee.In many ways, Riley’s own geographical shifts appear in the political vision displayed in “Sorry to Bother You.” Reflecting the politics of the League of Black Revolutionary Workers and the Black Panther Party, Riley calls for a revolutionary movement of international workers’ solidarity where the most oppressed will lead.Moreover, Riley abandons orthodox perceptions of class struggle and recognizes, just as the great C.L.R. James did, that all people whom capitalism seeks to exploit are members of the working class and class struggle takes many forms. Riley make this argument clear in his portrayal of Detroit’s visual art and the constant scrimmaging of Cash’s former high school football team.As Cash reaches the pinnacle at RegalView, he is invited to a party by WorryFree CEO Steve Lift. At this party, Cash discovers that WorryFree is turning humans into beasts of burden — Equisapiens. Here Riley channels what the late Cedric Robinson called “the creation of the Negro” in his seminal text, “Black Marxism.”At this point, Cash joins the resistance against WorryFree and RegalView. Uniting the workers, the football players and Equisapiens, the movement led by Cash, Detroit, Salvador and Squeeze gains better working conditions and unionization for RegalView employees. Yet, as the credits scene shows, this is just the beginning.The film’s title, “Sorry to Bother You,” carries a dual meaning. As Riley has admitted, it not only reflects the disruptive practices of telemarketers, but the abandonment of false consciousness amongst workers. More than a reflection of the absurdities of Black life, “Sorry to Bother You” is a call for resistance.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Top of the News 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it The Langham Huntington, Pasadena will unveil its luxurious new Chuan Spa this June, offering advanced skin care methods not to be found at any other spa, combined with Chuanâ€™s Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) techniques.The opening of the spa will elevate the current offerings at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, already known as an urban resort oasis located just minutes from Los Angeles and Hollywood. Uniting todayâ€™s cutting-edge beauty technologies with indulgent rituals grounded in ancient modality, Chuan Spa is an innovative spa concept developed by Hong Kong-based Langham Hospitality Group and the only global spa brand based on Traditional Chinese Medicine.Set within 11,000-square-feet, the new Chuan Spa at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena will display design influences from both the Chinese architectural and Pasadenaâ€™s Arts & Crafts traditions. It will offer 12 treatment rooms, including two coupleâ€™s suites, one of which is a completely private VIP Suite delivering the ultimate feeling of exclusivity. The innermost sanctuary of the new spa, this VIP Suite will feature two massage tables, flanked by lit decorative screens and adjoined by a spacious relaxation zone. In the suiteâ€™s wet zone, an experience shower for two will include a steam shower with dual rain-heads and adjustable body-sprays and a built-in bench with spa amenities.Further additions to the spa will include a Contemplation Lounge and Dream Room, both Chuan Spa standards; sauna; aromatic steam room; Jacuzzi; and a robust menu of massage, facial, hair, skin and nail services. Added features for Pasadena hotel guests will include a yoga and Pilates studio, space for meditation classes, and a running and cycle club. Individual spa memberships will be available featuring monthly special events such as beauty, health and wellness workshops, girlfriend getaways, and exclusive access to product launches and previews.Many of the product lines being offered at Chuan Spa at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena are exclusive, meaning they are either not offered at any other spa in the U.S., or are offering a version of services that has been created especially for Chuan Spa. They are:Mistral Light Heat EnergyKnown as Intelligent Phototherapy, Mistral delivers the results of costly laser treatments such as Fraxyl and Thermage, minus the potential downtime, side effects, time investment and hefty price tag. Presenting a highly advanced blend of light and heat, Mistral provides a remarkably comfortable new anti-aging facial process. It also works to clear acne and acne scarring, and to provide hair removal for the most difficult and sensitive of skin types. Uncomfortable overheating of the skin is avoided with Mistralâ€™s patented technology, which is available at no other luxury hotel spa in the United States, and which will be available at no other California location of this kind through 2014. In conjunction with the Mistral, Neovaâ€™s medically acclaimed DNA CoFactor products will be available.HydraFacialÂ®With visibly transformative results, HydraFacialÂ® is the only hydra-dermabrasion treatment that simultaneously provides cleansing, exfoliation, extractions and hydration using results-oriented, proprietary serums filled with antioxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid. This advancement in skin-resurfacing technology combines the benefits of aggressive exfoliation and chemical peels into a one-step resurfacing treatment that has made it the ultimate go-to rejuvenator for guests attending weddings, TV/red carpet appearances and special events. It is a non-invasive, non-surgical process delivering instant results with no discomfort or downtime. The procedure is immediately effective.Kerstin Florian presents passion for innovative skincare, beauty, natural wellness and the spa lifestyle to deliver results with a beautiful, sensory experience. A complete product range based on powerful plant and marine ingredients, natural resources including thermal mineral water, mud, herbal extracts and essential oils. The product and treatment brand presents beauty and wellness innovation through a renowned focus on the four core practices of well-being: proper nutrition, regular exercise, peace of mind and care of the face and body. Kerstin Florian has partnered with Chuan Spa to create face and body treatments that embrace the philosophies of Traditional Chinese Medicine.PRIORIÂ®PRIORIÂ®, The Anti-Aging Authority, is the most innovative source of anti-aging science and proprietary patented technologies for the professional skincare market worldwide. PRIORIÂ® provides beauty professionals with treatments and anti-aging regimens, to deliver new levels of skin rejuvenation beyond traditional those provided by todayâ€™s cosmeceuticals. The PRIORIÂ® experience will play a feature role in the Chuan Spa treatment menu.La Bella Donna offers pure minerals which behave like make-up. Formulated to be healthy for the skin, La Bella Donnaâ€™s pure minerals provide beauty as well as benefits for all skin types, including sensitive and problem complexions and post-operative skins. Unavailable at department stores or cosmetic retailers, La Bella Donna nourishes and beautifies at the same time.ZIRH menâ€™s treatments and products will provide guests of Chuan Spa with access to one of the worldâ€™s top menâ€™s skincare brands. The spaâ€™s ZIRH program will present a full selection of customized gentlemenâ€™s spa experiences, including a one-of-a-kind facial created for Chuan Spa, as well as elite retail selections specifically formulated to meet menâ€™s skincare, grooming and hair care needs.Deborah Lippmann, celebrity nail artist and fashion manicurist, will offer her treasured line of lacquers and treatments for nails, hands and feet to guests of Chuan Spa. Lippmannâ€™s glamorous nail products are featured on the fashion runway, in top beauty magazines and on the worldâ€™s most high-profile fashion and entertainment stars.Langham Hospitality Group opened its first Chuan Spa at The Langham, Hong Kong in 2008 â€“ it now operates at eight different Langham Hospitality properties around the world, the latest of which will be The Langham Huntington, Pasadena. Chuan Spa was named Best Luxury Spa Group by the World Luxury Hotel Awards and is recognized for its TCM values and its focus on the Five Elements of wood, fire, earth, metal and water. The new Chuan Spa at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena will take Chuanâ€™s existing reputation up a notch, offering a range of skincare and beauty rituals that arenâ€™t currently offered anywhere else in the hotel spa world.For more information about The Langham Huntington, Pasadena and Chuan Spa, please dial (626) 568-3900. The hotel is located at 1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena.About The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, Los AngelesCapturing the grace and elegance of classic Southern California, The Langham Huntington is an iconic landmark hotel located at the base of the picturesque San Gabriel Mountains, just minutes from downtown Los Angeles in beautiful Pasadena. A renowned Pasadena hotel for 100 years, the property features 380 guestrooms including 38 suites, eight cottages, world-class dining and spa treatments based upon Traditional Chinese Medicine. For more information, visit http://pasadena.langhamhotels.com.About Chuan SpaThe Chuan Spa values are based upon the principles of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), yin and yang, the meridian system (jing luo) and the five elements (wu xing â€“ wood, fire, earth, metal and water,) all of which place a strong emphasis on rebalancing the elements and providing a journey into wellness. Chuan Spa has exclusively developed over 20 signature treatments with the guidance of the in-house TCM doctor to ensure the highest levels of authenticity and conceptual integrity. To compliment these services, a comprehensive Chuan branded retail and professional spa product range was created, which included the 5 Element Massage Oils and Essential Oils. As the spa brand of Langham Hospitality Group, the first Chuan Spa was opened in 2005 at Langham Place, Hong Kong; other locations around the world include The Langham hotels in Auckland, Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Ningbo, Shanghai and Shenzhen. For more information, visit www.chuanspa.com. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Cover Story The Langham Huntington, Pasadena to Launch Chuan Spa Merging Traditional Chinese Medicine with Advanced Beauty Technology Offerings to include exclusive treatments focused on anti-aging, skin improving technologies From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, March 20, 2014 | 5:28 pm Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Business News HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCreative Ways To Burn Calories That Require Little EffortHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS
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Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week The Avon Foundation for Women has awarded a $15,000 one-year grant to Shepherd’s Door Domestic Violence Resource Center to provide direct services to domestic violence victims and/or other program mission. It is the second year that the Youth Violence Prevention program has received Avon Foundation funding to support its work on this critical issue. Shepherd’s Door Domestic Violence Resource Center is one of 32 organizations across the United States this year to be granted funds for direct services through the Avon Foundation for Women Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program.Avon and the Avon Foundation for Women launched Speak Out Against Domestic Violence in 2004 to help end the cycle of domestic violence. Through the end of 2015, the Avon Foundation has provided nearly $40 million for domestic and gender violence programs in the United States, including support for awareness, education, direct service and prevention.“We are proud that the Avon Foundation for Women has chosen to support our program. With these funds we will be able to expand our youth violence prevention education to community churches and youth program. The funds will allow us to reach more youth by providing healthy relationship education in more school s,” said Linda Offray, Executive Director of Teen Dating Violence Youth Violence Prevention Education Program of Shepherd’s Door Domestic Violence Resource Center.“The Avon Foundation for Women is committed to helping end the cycle of domestic violence and takes pride in supporting Shepherd’s Door Domestic Violence Resource Center work to help domestic violence victims in Pasadena, CA ,” said Christine Jaworsky, Program Director of Avon’s Speak Out Against Domestic Violence Program. “It is through initiatives like the Youth Violence Prevention Program Initiative that we can work to break the cycle of domestic violence once and for all, and help ensure safety for victims and their families.”The domestic violence program Teen Dating Violence Youth Violence Prevention Education Program at Shepherd’s Door Domestic Violence Resource Center will support victims in the Pasadena, -area and deliver essential services, including counseling, educational and professional training, advocacy and case management or other program components.Since April 2000, the Teen Dating Violence Youth Violence Prevention Program at Shepherd’s Door Domestic Violence Resource Center has provided services and support to more than 12,000 domestic violence victims and 4,000 youth. An achievement for 2014-15 we provide 12 workshops with the participation of 804 middle and high school students.Globally, at least one in three women has experienced some form of partner violence or abuse during her lifetime. Although research shows most victims are women, men can also be domestic violence victims.Programs such as Teen Dating Violence Prevention Programs help ensure that all victims have access to services that will help them rebuild their lives and break the cycle of domestic violence for themselves, their families, and future generations.About Shepherd’s Door Domestic Violence Resource CenterShepherd’s Door is a 501 © 3 non –profit organization established in April 2000 for the specific purpose of serving victims of domestic violence and survivors of abuse. http://shepherddoor.org/users/awp.php?ln=718713Avon Speak Out Against Domestic ViolenceThe Avon Foundation for Women launched Speak Out Against Domestic Violence in 2004 to support domestic violence awareness, education, and prevention programs aimed at reducing domestic and gender violence, and to provide direct services for victims and their families. Through 2015, the Avon Foundation for Women has contributed nearly $40 million in the United States towards this goal. Globally, Avon supports efforts to end violence against women in nearly 50 countries by raising funds through special product sales and educating women around the world through its army of six million Avon Representatives. Visit www.avonfoundation.org for more information.Avon Foundation for WomenThe Avon Foundation for Women is the world’s largest corporate-affiliated philanthropy focused on issues that matter most to women. Since its inception in 1955, the Avon Foundation has promoted or aided charitable, scientific, educational, and humanitarian activities, with a special emphasis on activities that improve the lives of women and their families. Through 2015, Avon and the Avon Foundation have contributed over $1 billion in over 50 countries. Today, Avon global philanthropy programs focus on funding breast cancer research and advancing access to quality care through the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade, and efforts to reduce domestic and gender violence through its Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program. Visit www.avonfoundation.org for more information.For more information on Teen Dating Violence Youth Education Program at Shepherd’s Door, please call Linda Offray at (626) 765-9967. For more information about domestic violence services, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or online at www.ndvh.org.To learn more about the Avon Foundation for Women Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program, visit www.avonfoundation.org. Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website As restaurants welcome diners back and other retail businesses open their doors to customers under Los Angeles County’s revised public health guidelines, the Board of Supervisors Tuesday will consider ways to support those businesses.Supervisors Hilda Solis and Janice Hahn co-authored a motion calling for grants of up to $3,000 for businesses with less than 100 employees to help them pay for masks, hand sanitizer and other safety-related supplies.Ensuring compliance with public health regulations is critical not just to limiting the possibility of a surge in coronavirus cases, but to consumer confidence, the supervisors said.“The challenge will be bringing consumers back. Consumer spending is two-thirds of the United States (gross domestic product). Our confidence in our ability to interact with others while staying healthy has been diminished. Absent a vaccine, businesses will have to find a way to convince consumers to shop or eat out, to travel, or go to a concert or a game,” the motion reads in part.The supervisors asked that $60 million be identified — including through outreach to private partners — to help businesses succeed under new regulations, which would allow the county to offer grants to as many as 20,000 business owners. However, the motion also notes that an estimated 434,645 businesses in Los Angeles employ less than 100 workers, highlighting the fact that grants would be available to less than 5% of the total.If approved as drafted, the motion would give priority to businesses in historically underserved communities and businesses impacted by recent protests against police brutality.Hahn and Supervisor Kathryn Barger submitted a separate motion seeking ways to help restaurants expand space for outdoor dining, which many think will be a first step to convincing many diners to return. They acknowledged that it may be late for some owners.“Seemingly overnight, these establishments, large and small, were forced to fully transition to takeout or delivery service in order to stay in business. Many establishments could not make this sudden change and were forced to shut their doors; some may never reopen,” the motion states.In a meeting of the county’s Economic Resiliency Task Force last week, Jeffrey Greenberg, CEO of the Sugarfish sushi restaurants, said he believed that roughly 200,000 of the 350,000 people employed in the restaurant business countywide had lost their jobs during the pandemic and related stay-at-home orders.Greenberg said various city and county officials had been very supportive of restaurant operators trying to use space in parking lots and widen sidewalks to make room for more tables outdoors.The Hahn/Barger motion aims to set guidelines for using sidewalks, alleys and parking areas for dining, as well as expediting permits for these changes.During last week’s meeting, Greenberg offered a proposal from industry leaders for safety standards and also asked the board to consider other ways to assist restauranteurs, including rent abatement combined with relief for landlords, liability limits related to COVID-19, and a statewide tip- related wage offset. He also asked for help in reducing the time to get new restaurants open.Even as the board takes some steps to support more outdoor dining, it recognizes that many county residents will continue to rely on platforms such as DoorDash, Postmates, Grubhub and Uber Eats to deliver take-out meals. Solis and Supervisor Sheila Kuehl co-authored another motion recommending that the county consider capping the fees that such services charge eateries, which sometimes run as high as 30% of the overall bill.“Many restaurants have limited bargaining power to negotiate lower fees with third-party platforms due to the limited number of companies that provide such services which keep these restaurants in operation,” according to the motion, which asks staffers and county lawyers to draft an ordinance that “investigates” setting such a cap, as well as the possibility of charging delivery platforms a fee to create a county fund to support restaurants.The motion suggests that any draft ordinance prohibit delivery businesses from cutting workers’ wages in response, but asks those drafting the language to reach out to Greenberg and other business and labor representatives for input on all of the details.Barger asked that any cap be temporary and be eliminated three months after the end of county stay-at-home orders.The Los Angeles City Council voted 14-0 in May to set a 15% cap and asked counsel to draft an ordinance. The county motion does not suggest a specific limit, but calls on CEO Sachi Hamai to work with various departments to come up with specifics.As many businesses countywide struggle with losses incurred during shutdowns imposed by stay-at-home orders, Los Angeles County has its own financial worries and Hamai and her staffers are working to revise the county’s $35.5 billion budget for fiscal year 2020-21.Hamai said last month that she expects revenues to drop by roughly $1.5 billion. Some of that could be offset by federal coronavirus relief dollars, but a slower economic reset could also cause those numbers to jump.County departments have submitted proposals to cut up to 20% in annual spending, and the county has already instituted a hiring freeze and suspended matching contributions for many non-union employees’ 401(k) plans. The CEO is considering negotiating new contracts with labor unions, drawing down reserves and trust funds and specifically cutting programs that rely on state sales tax dollars as other ways to make ends meet.Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas recommended that the county send letters to its contractors asking them to voluntarily cut rates through next June, a move he said generated $5.9 million in cost savings during the recession in 2009.In his motion, Ridley-Thomas anticipated the county would sustain a $2 billion revenue loss in the year ahead.The board is set to consider all of the motions Tuesday during a public teleconference. 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Top Stories”Cannot Have Policies Inconsistent With Central Guidelines”: SC Pulls Up Noida (UP) Authorities For Quarantine Policies Contrary To Stipulated National Guidelines Sanya Talwar12 Jun 2020 3:46 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Friday sought response from State of Uttar Pradesh as to why there was an inconsistency in Quarantine guidelines (for Covid) issued by the Noida (UP) Authority and those of National guidelines.A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, SK Kaul & MR Shah passed this order in a plea pertaining to the regulation of inter-state movement in Delhi NCR prominently in the cities…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Friday sought response from State of Uttar Pradesh as to why there was an inconsistency in Quarantine guidelines (for Covid) issued by the Noida (UP) Authority and those of National guidelines.A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, SK Kaul & MR Shah passed this order in a plea pertaining to the regulation of inter-state movement in Delhi NCR prominently in the cities of Noida, Gurgaon and Ghaziabad adjoining to the NCT of Delhi, due to the contradictory policies of these various states and their constant altering thereof.Justice MR Shah: “You can’t have a policy in the state which is contrary to the national guideline”On June 4, the Top Court had directed the concerned government authorities of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and Haryana to hold a meeting and mutually, along with the Central Government devise a common plan/policy/platform to facilitate movement across state borders in the NCR cities within one week.In furtherance of the above, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta submitted today before the Court that a meeting to that effect was convened and Haryana & Delhi inter-state movement was not a problem. However, Uttar Pradesh had raised objections regarding allowance of unrestricted movement of the state with Delhi, Mehta added.SG: “Meeting convened between Haryana, Delhi and UP. Haryana and Delhi has no problem. However, Uttar Pradesh feels that only essential movement should be allowed”Counsel appearing for the State of Uttar Pradesh, Ms. Garima Prasad submitted that the need for controlled movement between the two states was extremely important. She stated that Delhi had more infections than the State of UP and highlighted statistics, according to which 45 % of the infections in Noida were attributed to Delhi. Prasad: “Essential services are allowed, lawyers are also being given access. We have an e-pass system. We still have institutional quarantine, delhi does not necessarily.”At this juncture, Justice Kaul posed a question to the Counsel of UP and asked why there was an inconsistency in orders issued by the Noida DM recently in terms of institutional quarantine and home quarantine. The bench insisted that there must not be inconsistencies in this regard as it could soon lead to chaos.The Court listed the Matter for June 17 as the next date of hearing.The PIL, as led by Mr. Mukul Talwar, Senior Advocate and filed by counsels Anindita Mitra and Aman Bhalla, was instituted earlier last month challenging the unconstitutionality of the decisions of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Delhi Administrations in restricting the movement of individuals for permissible activities and the necessity of applying for passes for each of these states on various State government portals.Identifying the hardships caused to the common man across NCR, the Court had had ordered that these states endeavour to find a common programme and portal for interstate movement within the NCR. Next Story