The Elysian: An Iconic LA Apartment with free EV Charging

By Roy L. Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PMWilliam Periera’s work has been described by adjectives like “stark,” “heavyset,” “functional” and “grandiose.” He completed over 400 projects, was one of the three architects that appeared on the cover of Time magazine and in the process also picked up an Academy Award, for Special effects on the 1941 action film “Reap the Wind.” Pereira’s work is said to have an unmistakable flair and he is recognized as one of the defining architects of the mid twentieth century. He designed the Metropolitan Water District complex in 1961 and the office tower has recently been transformed into a 96-unit apartment building renamed “the Elysian.”
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Protesting Service Cuts to an Overpriced BC Ferry System

By Roy L Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PMThousands of people may be descending on Victoria on March 11, protesting service cuts to an overpriced BC Ferry System.

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Eugene Becomes America’s First Neonicotinoid Free City

By Roy L Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PMEugene, Oregon,  just became the first city in North America to ban the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, which many believe are responsible for the decline honey bee populations. “
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Metro Vancouver Will have Canada’s Longest Transit System

By Roy L Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PM“You know that  it is a tradition in the tunnel boring industry to name the machine after woman,” British Columbia’s Premier, Christy Clark, began. “We are here today to christen this machine Alice, after  Alice Wilson who was the very first woman they ever hired in the Geological Survey of Canada.” Once the tunnel it bores is operational, Metro Vancouver will have Canada’s longest transit system.
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