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Amy Campbell

Amy Campbell
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acampbell@vpico.com

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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10/05/2006

Reading really IS FUNdamental!

You remember this public-service slogan from many years ago? Heck, I don't know—maybe they're still using it. It came to mind while I was dreaming up a catchy way to promote the latest addition to our list of free resources: the new ISS E-Book Series. This month, to complement the print edition of Inside Self-Storage magazine, we have made available for download an e-book titled "Explore Your ...
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10/02/2006

Construction Webinar Added!

It's official: We've added a construction topic to the ISS Editorial Webinar Series. The free event, presented and sponsored by Trachte Building Systems, will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 24th, at 11:30 a.m. ET. Since the spring, Inside Self-Storage has been hosting a monthly webinar series titled "Legal Learning With Jeffrey Greenberger." This free resource is open to everyone, and focuses on a ...
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09/28/2006

Don't Mess With New York

You don't want to mess with New Yorkers, man. You just don't. Guess Public Storage learned that the hard way. Yesterday, the New York Daily News reported on the hand-slapping Public Storage received in response to its latest NYC subway posters, which were purportedly offensive to city residents. The company had created a train-side ad that read, "Finally a good reason to leave Manhattan," and ...
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