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November 3, 2013 | By Donie Vanitzian
Question: Our board directors found the lowest earthquake insurance premium is with a 20% deductible, costing our homeowner association about $20,000 annually; they voted against raising monthly dues to cover it. Our 20 units in a four-level, zero-lot-line Los Angeles complex average $650,000 per unit and the structural integrity of the building is at greater risk because of our subterranean parking. Directors argue we've got over $150,000 in reserves and around $350,000 in combined money market and certificate of deposit accounts.
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NEWS
June 13, 1991
The cost of checking into one of the city's seven motels would go up under a motel and hotel occupancy tax increase tentatively approved by the City Council Tuesday. The transient occupancy tax would increase from 8% to 10% if it receives final council approval. The 2% is expected to generate an additional $20,000 a year for the city. On a $35 single motel room, the tax is now $2.80. It would go to $3.50 under the proposed increase.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 31, 2011 | By Nicole Sperling, Los Angeles Times
The leading ladies of the upcoming film "The Help" — Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard, Emma Stone and Jessica Chastain — sat down with The Times last week to discuss their movie, race, and being women in Hollywood. Based on the novel of the same name, "The Help" is set in 1960s Mississippi and arrives in theaters Aug. 10. Stone plays Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan, a career-minded college grad who persuades a group of black maids to tell their stories so she can publish them.
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