Authored by Karen Frank and Christopher Chou. Originally published in the California Real Property Journal, Vol. 37, Issue 2. 

INTRODUCTION
There is a growing effort among cities to leverage the private development permitting process to fund and provide art that is accessible to the public.1 California, perhaps unsurprisingly, has proven to be fertile ground for these programs and many California cities adopted public art programs starting in the 1970s.

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Remember when everyone had a landline, and those long – very long – phone cords could reach every room?  Every once in a while, undoubtedly with company over or in the middle of dinner, your home phone would receive a call from someone you didn’t know, trying to sell you something.  In what seems like another lifetime now, we were very protective of who had our telephone number because giving it out was like an invitation into our home.  That phone number did not follow you, but instead stayed in the kitchen, in the office, or wherever you situated your phones.

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ACA International member attorneys Christopher Jordan and Michael Harvey from Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr P.C. discuss their outlook on reconciling House and Senate legislation on robocalls and balanced FCC regulations to help consumers and business.

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Estate Planning & Wealth Preservation Updates are intended to assist you in staying current in new case law and emerging legal issues in this area. Co-authored by Sandra Abley and Neal Parker, the September issue of this update discusses the responsibilities associated with being a power of attorney.

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Good estate planning is an investment. A Will may be part of your estate plan but a Will alone is not an estate plan. Harper Grey lawyer, Sandra Abley discusses the different types of Estate Plan documents in her article “No Such Thing as a Dead Simple Will”, and why it’s important to invest the time in creating them before it becomes too late.

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