Riverside Public Utilities is campaigning to be one of the first medium-sized utilities in the country to be entirely on the “smart grid,” according to a recent news release. The utility is asking for $9 million of federal stimulus dollars to partially fund the $18 million endeavor. The decision will be announced by the Department of Energy in October.
Bryan Weiner has purchased two condo units, totalling 3,144 square feet, at 25875 Barton Road, Loma Linda, according to costar.com. Weiner paied $1.15 million to Meridian Property Co. for the property. Built in 2008, the office building totals 13,220 square feet and is part of the new Loma Linda Professional Center at the northeast corner of Mountain View Avenue and Barton Road. Drew Wetherholt of Marcus & Millichap represented both sides of the transaction.
The Inland Empire chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, a commercial real estate development association, is seeking submissions to showcase industrial, office, retail and mixed use properties throughout the Inland Empire in its “Virtual Bus Tour” scheduled for Nov. 11. The deadline for submission is Sept. 1. Sponsorship opportunities are also still available. The event will take place at Citizen’s Bank Arena, 4000 E. Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario. Registration begins at 3 p.m., followed by a networking reception with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and project exhibits. The virtual bus tour will be displayed during the remainder of the event which concludes at 7 p.m. Information: Rob Evans at (951) 324-0350 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Inland Valley Chapter No. 140 of the National Association of Women In Construction will hold a meeting Sept. 10 at Antonino’s Ristorante Italiano, 7945 Vineyard Ave. D-7, Rancho Cucamonga. Bonnie Montoya-May, a principal of Abundance Unlimited Inc. and the founding chairwoman for the Inland Empire chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, will be the keynote speaker for the evening. Networking will begin at 5:30 p.m.; the program and dinner will start at 6 p.m. Cost: $30. Reservations are required by Sept. 9. Information: Marlene Hargrove at (951) 202-4484, or leave a message at (909) 982-7911; or e-mail email@example.com
The San Bernardino County Assessor’s Office wants local property owners to be on the look-out for “various unscrupulous private companies (that) are mailing solicitations to property owners offering to file ‘Decline in Value’ review request forms with the Assessor’s Office for fees ranging from $95 to thousands of dollars.” These applications may be filed by the property owner free of charge directly with the Assessor’s Office. Information: (877) 885-7654, (909) 387-8307, or online at www.sbassessor.org
If you feel that you are a victim of a misleading mailing, you may contact the state Attorney General’s Public Inquiry Unit at: www.ag.ca.gov/consumers/general.php
The Victor Valley Family Resource Center, which will provide area residents with literacy, computer skills, life-skill services and work-readiness training, will hold it’s grand opening from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 14 at 16857 C St., Victorville. According to a news release, the center’s goal is “to enrich the lives of the families most traumatized by the economy and to divert our youth from getting involved in crime, violence and gangs.” Information: (760) 955-8866.
Kurt Strasmann was brought on as managing director for Voit Real Estate Services’ Anaheim office, according to a news release. He will take the lead with the planned expansion into Inland Empire with a new office in that area. Strasmann spent 24 years with Grubb & Ellis, covering the Orange County, Inland Empire and San Gabriel Valley.
Michael Feldman is the new deputy executive director of facilities management at Los Angeles World Airports, which operates L.A./Ontario International, Los Angeles International and Van Nuys airports. In this position, Feldman is responsible for the activities of the Facilities Planning, Facilities Engineering, Environmental Services, Inspection Services and Construction and Maintenance divisions, according to a news release.
The Los Angeles Regional Census Center, which includes the Inland Empire census offices, is recruiting managers for local census offices that will open in the fall, according to a news release. The temporary jobs will last through July. The application closing date is Sept. 3. Local positions include assistant managers in San Bernardino. Only candidates residing within the boundaries of the local census offices will be considered. Applicants who are bilingual in Spanish and English are encouraged to apply. Information: www.census.gov/losangeles