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Holly Robinson

Holly Robinson (no, not Holly Robinson-Peete - the Autism advocate/actress/model/athlete's wife) works as a "staging expert" for a national real estate company, who has recently moved from a fast-paced metropolitan area to a slower-paced suburbia. In her spare time she keeps an online journal of the differences in these two worlds, and how she manages to keep a toe hold in each. Her topics often include "what you can live without" and "life's must-haves," - life simplification without sacrifice - which she has learned through her profession.

Yesterday, October 29, Gill Ranch Storage, LLC (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Northwest Natural Gas Company) received approval of its filing for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to build and operate an underground natural gas storage facility near Fresno, California’s fifth largest city. ...

Following an overnight torrential downpour, an already-weakened roof at the Exodus storage facility in Hickory, North Carolina, collapsed, resulting in water damage and/or ruin for the many holiday lights, decorations and a Nativity Scene that were to be used in less than 6 weeks for their Festival of Lights as reported on wcnc.com on Wednesday, October 28. For some, the...

The Constitution State is expected to bond $100 million toward the upgrade of the New Haven rail yard complex next week, following a lower-than-expected bid for one major element, and the promise of federal funding, according to an October 24 posting on nhregister.com (serving New Haven, CT).  Republican Governor Matilda Jodi Rell put the item on Friday’s Bond...

According to documents filed earlier this month by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Don Hamman Farms has some explaining to do. As reported in October 23’s suburbanchicagonews.com,  Don Hamman, owner and operator of Don Hamman Farms (a yard waste application operation in Kendall County’s Yorkville), denies allegations of violations against the Illinois...

Data Dimensions Corporation, based in Janesville, (WI) is expanding – again. Data Dimensions Corporation specializes in document conversion and management (also known as business process outsourcing, or BPO) by “empowering organizations to effectively manage their documents and competitive intelligence,” according to their website. As reported on tradingmarkets.com,...

According to an October 20 posting on boston.com (which is exclusive online home of The Boston Globe, and part of New York Times Digital, the Internet division of The New York Times Company), Hingham officials will formally open the town’s new public works facility Saturday, October 24, during an open house, when new offices, garage and storage facilities will be...

As first posted on Richmond (VA)’s timesdispatch.com on October 19, the sign pronouncing the nondescript beige building on Chamberlayne Avenue, AAAA Chamberlayne Storage, is a bit of a misnomer.   From a distance, this warehouse looks like any other in Everytown, USA.  However, under closer scrutiny, you will find a nearly 60-year-old building that has...

The Carol Stream Park District moved into its new vehicle storage facility to allow for more space and better work environments according to an October 16 posting on mysuburbanlife.com (an online news source for Chicago’s Western suburbs.) Director of Park and Facilities Bill Rosenberg stated that prior to the move to the new, enclosed facility at 280 Kuhn Road;...

An October 15 posting on NBC-affiliate website www.kjrh.com in Tulsa, Oklahoma, police surveillance has begun at self storage unit companies throughout the city, as Tulsa police burglary detectives work to catch thieves who have broken into 100 mini-storage units between 10 businesses in the past three weeks, stealing over $100,000 in property thus far. Sergeant Brandon...

As reported in October 14’s montereyherald.com, one of Carmel Valley’s “township’s” most vocal proponents has circulated a map of the proposed Carmel Valley Master Plan, which has arrows pointing to the locations of roughly 20 new residential and commercial developments that are in different phases — anywhere from the proposal stage...