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    Arboleda Senior Apartments Manager Has A Heart for Seniors

    Bath tubs and showers

    Bath tubs and showers at Arboleda are very accessible with built in shower seats, several handrails and adjustable shower heads to aid seniors in comfort and necessity.

     

    (La Puente, Calif.) Resident Manager Selina R. Chavira can’t wait to meet all her new neighbors and begin creating a community where seniors can live their best lives when the Arboleda Senior Apartments open this summer in La Puente.

     

    “I have a real heart for seniors,” she said. “I was very close to my grandparents, and they were very special to me. I want to create a very special place where seniors can be healthy, happy and safe.”

     

    The Arboleda Senior Apartments feature a mix of one- and two-bedroom apartments for seniors 62 and better. The 74-unit apartment community includes a large community room, fitness center, computer center, and library. Other senior-friendly amenities include an interior mail room, laundry room on each floor, corridors with secure handrails and two elevators.

     

    Chavira will live and work at Arboleda with its beautiful Spanish-style architecture.

     

    The upscale 74-unit Arboleda Senior Apartment community is contracting with EngAGE, a non-profit organization that takes a whole-person approach to community and creative, healthy aging by providing arts, wellness, lifelong learning, community building and intergenerational programs to seniors. 

    Construction continues at the Arboleda apartments. High quality wood cabinets are installed with not just luxury in mind but practicality. While wood cabinets cost a little more in construction, they last for 30 years noticeably reducing maintenance and repair costs.

     

    EngAGE is an experienced organization that already serves thousands of seniors and families living in affordable senior and multi-generational apartment communities. At Arboleda, programs will be provided on-site for residents at no charge 

     

    Programs like these are key to building beneficial community connections, as Chavira knows first-hand.

     

    “One of my grandmothers lived in a senior community for several years, and she was very close to the people who lived there. She went to the jewelry-making classes and enjoyed the birthday celebrations, games and yard sales where seniors made crafts and sold them.

     

    “My grandma loved crocheting beanies for cancer patients and preemies, and they even gave her an award for her work,” Chavira said.

    Arboleda Senior Apartments

    “The Spanish-style buildings are beautiful, the coverings over the windows are really quaint and I like all the iron decorations on the property,” said Selina R. Chavira, resident manager of Arboleda Senior Apartments. “The iron-work designs are very striking.”

     

    “She loved being part of that community. She loved making friends and sharing interesting activities with her neighbors,” Chavira said. “We’re going to do that at Arboleda!”

     

    Selina Chavira is also looking forward to showing off Arboleda Senior Apartments to her parents when they visit in August for a family event.

     

    “My family lived just down the street,” Chavira said. “My parents are very active and they love the area. They love hiking the trails at nearby Schabarum Regional Park.

     

    “They’ll see that the Arboleda Senior Apartments are definitely a central place close to everything seniors need — medical offices, stores to shop, public transportation, a Post Office, pharmacies and restaurants,” she said.

    two types of balcony with wrought iron railings

    The upscale 74-unit Arboleda Senior Apartment community includes two types of balcony with wrought iron railings, a large community room, fitness center, computer center, and library. Other senior-friendly amenities include an interior mail room, laundry room on each floor, corridors with secure handrails and two large elevators.

     

    For more information on Arboleda Senior Apartments, go to ArboledaSeniorApts.com or call Resident Manager Selina Chavira at (626) 423-6695. 

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    The Doctor is in!

    LaSalle Medical Associates Nurse Elisabeth gives Eduaido Torres 13 a vaccination.

    LaSalle Medical Associates Nurse Elisabeth gives Eduaido Torres 13 a vaccination.

     

    “Some people are still hesitant, but it’s time to get back to normal. Like any other transition, there’s still some uncertainty, but it’s time to get back to normal.”

    (Redlands, Calif.)  Patients and parents of patients should call their doctor as soon as possible to schedule appointments for childhood immunizations, school physicals and overdue adult exams, said Dr. Albert Arteaga, president and founder of the Inland-Empire based healthcare provider.

    During the Covid-Pandemic shutdown, LaSalle advised people to stay home, and not come in for checkups, immunizations and other preventive care, Dr. Arteaga said. But with restrictions easing as vaccinations numbers increase, it’s time again for preventive care.

    Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that California will lift all restrictions June 15, prompting many school districts in the Inland Empire to prepare for in-person classes starting this fall.

    Schools will reopen, so kids will be required to have their immunizations, and that means getting them now,” Dr. Arteaga said. “Don’t wait until the day before school starts. Immunizations should be given now.”

    LaSalle Medical Associates operates two clinics in San Bernardino and clinics in Fontana, Hesperia, Rialto, and Victorville.  Dr. Arteaga said appointments are available for preventive care.

    It’s safer now for parents to bring their non-vaccinated children in to LaSalle clinics for immunizations and other treatments because LaSalle’s staff is all fully immunized against Covid, he said. Also, LaSalle doctors, nurses and staff members still observe all health-safety precautions by wearing face masks and face shields, washing and sanitizing hands and carefully cleaning the exam rooms and clinic facilities.

    “I know that some people are still hesitant, but it’s time to get back to normal. Like any other transition, there’s still some uncertainty, but it’s time to get back to normal” Dr. Arteaga said.

    “The pandemic has produced a long hiatus in preventive care, particularly for children, and we need to get caught up,” Arteaga said.

    “Otherwise, what was a good idea in the wake of the pandemic is going to give rise to childhood diseases that would have been prevented by immunizations. And this isn’t a theoretical possibility. They will come back,” he said.

    Dr. Arteaga is a nationally recognized expert on childhood immunizations. In 2012, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention selected him as California’s first “Childhood Immunization Champion.”

    Aiden Cruz 4 receives a vaccination from LaSalle Medical Associates Nurse Megan

    Aiden Cruz 4 receives a vaccination from LaSalle Medical Associates Nurse Megan

    As national health experts study Covid vaccines for possible use in children, Dr. Arteaga said he is monitoring research reports to determine when it will be safe to immunize children against Covid.

    “I believe Covid vaccinations will be approved for children over the coming months, and we will eventually have it for everybody,” he said.

    “But in the meantime, we shouldn’t just wait around doing nothing,” Dr. Arteaga said. “We need to get the preventive care that we usually do, and we need to immunize our children against serious childhood diseases,” Dr. Arteaga said.

    Adults also need to take care of themselves by scheduling overdue physicals and screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, colorectal disease and diabetes, he said. And they need to get vaccinated against Covid.

    “Those who don’t, I assume we’ll see a rise in Covid infections with them,” Dr. Arteaga said. “That’s something that kind of goes with their choice.”

    To schedule an appointment with LaSalle Medical Associates, call 1-855-349-6019.

     

    About LaSalle Medical Associates: LaSalle Medical Associates is one of the largest independent minority-owned healthcare companies in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. The corporate office is in Redlands.

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    Arboleda Senior Apartments Were Built for Luxury Living

    Arboleda Senior Apartments

    “The Spanish-style buildings are beautiful, the coverings over the windows are really quaint and I like all the iron decorations on the property,” said Selina R. Chavira, resident manager of Arboleda Senior Apartments. “The iron-work designs are very striking.”

     

    (La Puente, Calif.) As the builders put the final touches on the luxurious new Arboleda Senior Apartments in La Puente, it’s clear that these skilled craftsmen are working closely with the apartment community’s management to create a special place for seniors 62 and better.

    During a recent walk-through, visitors were impressed by Arboleda’s beautiful Spanish-style architecture, featuring a skyloft tower, red-tile roofs, white exterior walls, wrought-iron patio railings, tile vents, iron exterior lamps, and other distinctive decorative touches.

    Construction continues at the Arboleda apartments. High quality wood cabinets are installed with not just luxury in mind but practicality. While wood cabinets cost a little more in construction, they last for 30 years noticeably reducing maintenance and repair costs.

    “The Spanish-style buildings are beautiful, the coverings over the windows are really quaint and I like all the iron decorations on the property,” said Selina R. Chavira, resident manager of Arboleda Senior Apartments. “The iron-work designs are very striking.”

    In a nod to the San Gabriel Valley’s citrus-growing heritage, Arboleda, which means grove in Spanish, also has a large central courtyard that will be shaded by a large tree inside a circular planter.

    “I really can’t wait for the big tree to be put in the front,” Selina Chavira said. “It will really be beautiful!”

    Bath tubs and showers

    Bath tubs and showers at Arboleda are very accessible with built in shower seats, several handrails and adjustable shower heads to aid seniors in comfort and necessity.

    The upscale 74-unit Arboleda Senior Apartment community includes a large community room, fitness center, computer center, and library. Other senior-friendly amenities include an interior mail room, laundry room on each floor, corridors with secure handrails and two large elevators.

    Chavira said she thinks the library and sky loft will be her favorite places at Arboleda Senior Apartments.

    “The library and the sky loft are going to be amazing places for residents to unwind, relax, and spend time with a book,” she said. “The library includes a fireplace, and the sky loft will have a trellis with planters off to one side.”

    Arboleda Senior Apartments tower

    “The library and the sky loft are going to be amazing places for residents to unwind, relax, and spend time with a book,” she said. “The library includes a fireplace, and the sky loft will have a trellis with planters off to one side.”

    The well-designed apartment community offers one – and two – bedroom apartments perfect for seniors who enjoy high-quality living. The units come with refrigerators and safe, electric ranges, Selina Chavira said.

    Arboleda Senior Apartments also feature controlled access to the building, and a first-floor management office.

    Chavira said she’s looking forward to helping residents plant a thriving community garden.

    Arboleda Senior Apartments are scheduled to be completed by early July, with move-in soon afterward.

    The Apartments are close to medical centers, parks, shopping and dining and many other services that seniors regularly need and enjoy, Chavira said.

    Area Seniors who want to make Arboleda Senior Apartments their home have begun the application process. “The Community is starting to come together, don’t wait to apply,” said Chavira.

    two types of balcony with wrought iron railings

    The upscale 74-unit Arboleda Senior Apartment community includes two types of balcony with wrought iron railings, a large community room, fitness center, computer center, and library. Other senior-friendly amenities include an interior mail room, laundry room on each floor, corridors with secure handrails and two large elevators.

    For more information go to ArboledaSeniorApts.com or call Resident Manager Selina Chavira at (626) 423-6695.

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    Long Beach Luxury Senior Apartment Community Is Built for Arts-Loving Seniors

    The smoke-free Long Beach Senior Arts Colony apartment community also features modern amenities to help seniors stay in shape and enjoy their leisure time, including a billiards room, yoga and dance studio, and fitness room with cardiovascular and strength training equipment.

    The 161-unit apartment community offers a full calendar of arts and fitness activities, including lessons in painting, ceramics, jewelry-making, and gardening for artistic and arts-loving seniors.

     

    (Long Beach, Calif.) The luxurious apartments at the Long Beach Senior Arts Colony feature a graceful blend of comfort, convenience and activities that will enhance the lives of residents age 55 or better, especially those who love the arts.

    “It’s truly an arts colony because we focus so much on the arts,” said Josselly Esquivel, resident manager of the community. “As soon as you step inside the Long Beach Senior Arts Colony, you feel as though you’ve entered a magical, artistic world.”

    The apartments themselves are a mix of contemporary studio, one- and two-bedroom apartment homes with modern kitchens featuring a refrigerator, stove and dishwasher, granite countertops and designer finishes and fixtures.

    The comfortable apartment homes also include a private balcony or patio, the perfect place to relax and enjoy a calm Pacific Ocean breeze.

    The 161-unit apartment community offers a full calendar of arts and fitness activities, including lessons in painting, ceramics, jewelry-making, and gardening for artistic and arts-loving seniors.

    Two bedroom floor plan

    There’s an art gallery and a grand-piano salon with a coffee bar where musicians sometimes play for residents, and for those who love the performing arts, there is a theater-style clubhouse with a proscenium stage fully equipped with theater lights and a modern sound system where seniors have presented plays.

    “It’s a friendly, engaging community full of interesting activities,” said Josselly Esquivel. “Once you come into the Long Beach Senior Arts Colony, you feel a caring community where people know one another.”

    The smoke-free Long Beach Senior Arts Colony apartment community also features modern amenities to help seniors stay in shape and enjoy their leisure time, including a billiards room, yoga and dance studio, and fitness room with cardiovascular and strength training equipment.

    There’s an art gallery and a grand-piano salon with a coffee bar where musicians sometimes play for residents, and for those who love the arts.

    There’s an art gallery and a grand-piano salon with a coffee bar where musicians sometimes play for residents, and for those who love the arts.

    The luxury apartment complex also features elevators, a parking garage, controlled-access entryways, laundry facilities, a computer center with printer, and a mail room.

    The Long Beach Senior Arts Colony is also just a short walk from the East Village Arts District, a neighborhood where visitors can shop, dine and explore art galleries and photography studios.

    The Long Beach Senior Arts Colony is less than three miles from the Queen Mary and Long Beach Convention Center, and it’s near shopping, public transportation, churches, a Post Office and banks.

    To schedule a tour or learn more about rents and eligible income limits, call (562) 951-1188 or go to lbseniorartscolony.com.

    You can also email Josselly Esquivel at lbsac@wshmgmt.com

    Community room

    The Long Beach Senior Arts Colony is also just a short walk from the East Village Arts District, a neighborhood where visitors can shop, dine and explore art galleries and photography studios.

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    Don’t Stop NOW – We’re Almost Past This Deadly Crisis

    Vicki Creighton, of Riverside, checks in for her COVID-19 vaccination appointment, Recently,at the LaSalle Medical Associates medical office located in Rialto, Calif. Creighton will receive the one-shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine

    April Reya a medical assistant, gives the COVID-19 vaccination shot to Vicki Creighton, of Riverside, recently at the LaSalle Medical Associates medical office located in Rialto, Calif. Creighton received the one-shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine. (Photo by Valda Wilson) 

    “It’s not politics. It’s about keeping people alive and getting past the pandemic. We are almost there. When you protest everything, that doesn’t make you a patriot. It makes you a misfit.”

    (Redlands, Calif.)  Southern California is finally emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic, but people must continue to follow health precautions until the threat is gone, said Dr. Albert Arteaga, president and founder of LaSalle Medical Associates.

    That means washing your hands, following social-distancing guidelines, wearing masks indoors and also when you’re among large groups outdoors.

    Also, get vaccinated and recognize that the pandemic is a health crisis, not a political issue, said Arteaga.

    It’s all about attitude, he said.

    “We do have a public health problem. No question,” he said. “There is a pandemic that can turn rather deadly, and the fact is that around a half million lives have been lost in the United States even though we’re the most advanced country in the world.”

    Vicki Creighton, of Riverside, checks in for her COVID-19 vaccination appointment, Recently, at the LaSalle Medical Associates medical office located in Rialto, Calif. Creighton will receive the one-shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine. (Photo by Valda Wilson)

     

    That happened because one group of people made it a loyalty test problem, he said.

    “If you’re loyal to this political party, you won’t wear masks. If you’re loyal, you will protest any business closures because that hurts the economy. Some people stopped thinking about the public good.

    “Another way to look at it is, ‘Gosh, this is a pandemic. Let’s get together to do what it takes to lick this problem.’”

    If people had that attitude, they would recognize that recent reports about vaccine side effects and problems were important to keep people informed, not as ammunition for political arguments.

    “We needed a vaccine, and it was rushed because people were sick and dying,” he said. “So now, when we hear of problems with the vaccine, we must realize this is science. This is not a political belief. The alerts and warnings are important to inform the public, and we all need upgrade to our knowledge.

    LaSalle Medical Associates operates two clinics in San Bernardino and clinics in Fontana, Hesperia, Rialto, and Victorville.

    Some of the clinics have been administering Covid-19 vaccines for several months, and Dr. Arteaga said they are safe and effective. He’s been vaccinated and encourages others to do the same.

    LaSalle Medical Center COVID-19 Vaccanations

    April Reya a medical assistant, gives the COVID-19 vaccination shot to Alicia Cazenave, of San Bernardino, Recently, at the LaSalle Medical Associates medical office located in Rialto, Calif. Cazenave received the one-shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine. (Photo by Valda Wilson)

     

    He applauded recent updates to CDC guidelines saying fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks at small family events, when gathering with other fully vaccinated people or in many outdoor situations.

    “There is no contradiction, no deception with updating the guidelines,” he said. “It seems like masks, social distancing, and closures of businesses and schools have made a difference holding back the tide while the vaccine was put into production, and then we rushed to put it into people’s arms.

    “And rushing the vaccine is same as rushing an ambulance through traffic to save lives. Don’t complain about the ambulance driving too fast or complain that pulling over for it infringes on your ability to drive fast on the same streets.”

    It’s not politics. It’s about keeping people alive and getting past the pandemic, he said.

    “We are almost there. When you protest everything, that doesn’t make you a patriot. It makes you a misfit,” he said.

    About LaSalle Medical Associates: LaSalle Medical Associates is one of the largest independent minority-owned healthcare companies in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. The corporate office is in Redlands.

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    Luxury Long Beach Senior Apartment Community Is Built for Arts-Loving Seniors

    “It’s a friendly, engaging community full of interesting activities,” said Josselly Esquivel. “Once you come into the Long Beach Senior Arts Colony, you feel a caring community where people know one another.”

     

    The 161-unit apartment community offers a full calendar of arts and fitness activities, including lessons in painting, ceramics, jewelry-making, and gardening for artistic and arts-loving seniors.

     

    (Long Beach, Calif.) The luxurious apartments at the Long Beach Senior Arts Colony feature a graceful blend of comfort, convenience and activities that will enhance the lives of residents age 55 or better, especially those who love the arts.

    “It’s truly an arts colony because we focus so much on the arts,” said Josselly Esquivel, resident manager of the community. “As soon as you step inside the Long Beach Senior Arts Colony, you feel as though you’ve entered a magical, artistic world.”

    The apartments themselves are a mix of contemporary studio, one- and two-bedroom apartment homes with modern kitchens featuring a refrigerator, stove and dishwasher, granite countertops and designer finishes and fixtures.

    The comfortable apartment homes also include a private balcony or patio, the perfect place to relax and enjoy a calm Pacific Ocean breeze.

    Long Beach Senior Arts Colony main lobby

    There’s an art gallery and a grand-piano salon with a coffee bar where musicians sometimes play for residents, and for those who love the performing arts, there is a theater-style clubhouse with a proscenium stage fully equipped with theater lights and a modern sound system where seniors have presented plays.

    The 161-unit apartment community offers a full calendar of arts and fitness activities, including lessons in painting, ceramics, jewelry-making, and gardening for artistic and arts-loving seniors.

    There’s an art gallery and a grand-piano salon with a coffee bar where musicians sometimes play for residents, and for those who love the performing arts, there is a theater-style clubhouse with a proscenium stage fully equipped with theater lights and a modern sound system where seniors have presented plays.

    “It’s a friendly, engaging community full of interesting activities,” said Josselly Esquivel. “Once you come into the Long Beach Senior Arts Colony, you feel a caring community where people know one another.”

    The smoke-free Long Beach Senior Arts Colony apartment community also features modern amenities to help seniors stay in shape and enjoy their leisure time, including a billiards room, yoga and dance studio, and fitness room with cardiovascular and strength training equipment.

    The luxury apartment complex also features elevators, a parking garage, controlled-access entryways, laundry facilities, a computer center with printer, and a mail room.

     

    The Long Beach Senior Arts Colony is also just a short walk from the East Village Arts District, a neighborhood where visitors can shop, dine and explore art galleries and photography studios.

    Long Beach Senior Arts Colony

    The luxurious apartments at the Long Beach Senior Arts Colony feature a graceful blend of comfort, convenience and activities that will enhance the lives of residents age 55 or better, especially those who love the arts.

    The Long Beach Senior Arts Colony is less than three miles from the Queen Mary and Long Beach Convention Center, and it’s near shopping, public transportation, churches, a Post Office and banks.

     

    To schedule a tour or learn more about rents and eligible income limits, call (562) 951-1188 or go to lbseniorartscolony.com.

     

    You can also email Josselly Esquivel at lbsac@wshmgmt.com

     

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    Renaissance Downtowns USA and ICO Group – Team Meets with San Bernardino Leaders

    San Bernardino downtown building owners Howard Freeman, of realicore, CPA, Broker, and Jack Katzman, of ABO Real Estate ask questions about the vision is for a mixed-use development which would include commercial, retail, restaurant, entertainment, and mixed-income housing opportunities centered around the creation of construction jobs, permanent jobs and careers, as well as entrepreneurial opportunities for all San Bernardino residents.

    The RDICO team lead by (second from the left) Jian Torkan, Principal of ICO Real Estate Group, and Donald Monti, Renaissance Downtowns USA’s President and CEO talk to the team about the vision is for a mixed-use development. Seated on the far left is David Martinez, Publisher of the of the Inland Empire Business Journal and executive director of the Inland Empire International Business Association of Southern California.

     

     RDICO’s vision for the City of San Bernardino’s downtown is “to transform development patterns for the entire region by demonstrating how a disinvested community can be reinvented in a manner that includes all San Bernardino residents and business alike,” said Don Monti, CEO of Renaissance Downtowns USA.

     

    (San Bernardino, Calif.) The RDICO team lead by Jian Torkan, Principal of ICO Real Estate Group, and Donald Monti, Renaissance Downtowns USA’s President and CEO,  recently met with downtown San Bernardino business and property owners, county and city officials, and members of the San Bernardino Area Chamber of Commerce, Inland Empire Regional Chamber of Commerce, and held several meetings with community members and organizations during their week-long project-related meetings in San Bernardino.

    “The entire series of meetings were a complete success,” said RDICO’s Project Manager Ernesto Hidalgo. “We will continue this collaborative community engagement process because it really does work.”

    The RDICO partnership of Renaissance Downtowns USA and ICO Real Estate Group was selected by the City of San Bernardino as Master Developer for Downtown San Bernardino.

    “The vision is for a mixed-use development which would include commercial, retail, restaurant, entertainment, and mixed-income housing opportunities centered around the creation of construction jobs, permanent jobs and careers, as well as entrepreneurial opportunities for all San Bernardino residents,” said Monti.

    San Bernardino downtown building owners Howard Freeman, of realicore, CPA, Broker, and Jack Katzman, CEO of ABO Real Estate, ask questions about the vision is for a mixed-use development at the Double Tree Hotel in San Bernardino.  San Bernadino Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Judy Penman watches in the background.

    “This is just the beginning of many vision interactions between the RDICO Team, PlaceWorks (the City of San Bernardino’s designated planning firm), City Staff and the community at-large to ensure that this long-awaited project becomes a reality,” said Torkan.

    “Given its unique characteristics, San Bernardino has the potential to transform development patterns for the entire region by demonstrating how a disinvested community can be reinvented in a manner that includes all the City’s residents and business alike,” said Monti.

    Carl M. Dameron, creative director of Dameron Communications, Don Monti, RDICO partner and Gerhard Mayer of GGLO, survey the now-closed Carousel Mall, Woolworth Building, and surrounding area, to enable the RDICO Team to better understand the necessary parameters for moving forward. The tour was led by San Bernardino City Manager Rob Field, and Community and Economic Development Director Michael Huntley.

    San Bernardino City Manager Rob Field, and Community and Economic Development Director Michael Huntley, led a tour of the now-closed Carousel Mall, Woolworth Building, and surrounding area, to enable the RDICO Team to better understand the necessary parameters for moving forward.

    “In order for this momentum to escalate, the RDICO Team must continue their mission to further community support from the people of San Bernardino for this vision to finally become a reality,” said Monti.

    RDICO adheres to the Triple-Bottom-Line principles of socially, environmentally, and economically responsible development.

    San Bernardino Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Judy Penman brought together key downtown Business owners to interact the RDICO team during their week-long project-related meetings in San Bernardino.

    “The time is now. If not now, when?” said Monti.

    For more information and updates on the project, go to SanBernardinoDowntown.com.

     

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