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Amy Campbell

Amy Campbell
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10/31/2006

Halloween Humanitarian Award

This year's Halloween Humanitarian award goes to Stor-It-For-Ya Self-Storage in Transylvania, Ore. The facility has offered the use of several large units for a local bat sanctuary to house animals in need. The colony was recently ousted from its cave during the construction of a new mountainside resort. The homeless bats then sought refuge in residents' attics, eaves and garages. "We started ...
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10/27/2006

Frightfully Good Stuff

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore ... ~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~ It's the weekend before Hallowe'en, and I wonder how many of you will be flitting about in costume, drinking punch filled with dry ice and overdosing on miniature Snickers bars? Ah, it's a magickal time, and particularly so for me.
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10/23/2006

Get on the Crime Watch Circuit

We're just a week away from the best holiday of the year. (Really. I looked it up. It's a scientific fact!) Unfortunately, Halloween also tends to incite mischief in troublemakers of all ages. Last year, on the day after the event, my husband and I awoke to discover some vandals had disassembled our decorative skull fencing in the middle of the night and used it to create a gigantic Swastika on ...
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10/18/2006

A 'New' Hero for Boaters

According to public media, self-storage is a pretty nasty industry. We are harborers of crime and drugs; we represent a gluttonuous society; we're ugly to look at; we toss or sell customers' goods without provocation; we don't guarantee the security of stored belongings ... The list goes on. Rarely are we celebrated as the hero of anything, so it was really nice to read on Monday that we are ...
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10/16/2006

More on SoCal Edison

Following last Monday's post regarding Southern California Edison's plan to relocate a Pasadena family nursery and make way for a self-storage development, I read about a homeowners' association meeting that deteriorated into a shouting match over this very subject. The Pasadena Star News reported on Tuesday's gathering, which included 75 angry residents who oppose the new storage facility and ...
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10/13/2006

The FACTBOOK trial begins ...

On a personal level, October is my favorite month. Ironically—and perhaps appropriately—it is the most anxiety-producing time of year when it comes to this job, thanks to one of our most ambitious annual projects: the Inside Self-Storage FACTBOOK, which officially entered print production three days ago. This book is a constant work in progress, expanding little by little from its inception in ...
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10/09/2006

Two wrongs ...

... don't make a right, right? Self-storage has played the underdog in the saga of eminent domain, but I recently read an article regarding a storage developer who's trying to bully a nursery out of its real estate. The property owner, Southern California Edison, wants Persson's Nursery of Pasadena, Calif., to relocate to a site across the street so it can re-lease the land for self-storage; but ...
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