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An editor’s notebook: The Wall Street Journal’s defense of freedom (and S.Q. 793) … and an artist at work, for artists

Patrick B. McGuigan, publisher of CapitolBeatOK and The City Sentinel.  File Photo

Patrick B. McGuigan Oklahoma City, OK – From an editor’s notebook, a stirring defense of competition in provision of medical services has come forth from the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal. And, a homegrown event to raise money for arts and educators is planned at a gallery business in Oklahoma City’s historic Paseo […]

Commercial Real Estate Summit set for September 20 at Cox Convention Center


Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – The Central Oklahoma Commercial Association of REALTORS® is hosting the 2018 Commercial Real Estate Summit® on Thursday, September 20, 2018. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City. A variety of educational tracks will be offered focused on Tax/Legal, […]

Arbitration and mediation in construction related disputes

Jack L. Werner, Ph.D.
A To Z Construction.  Photo provided.

By Jack L. Werner, Ph.D. A To Z Inspections   I traveled to Santa Fe, New Mexico, the first part of August to enhance my construction-related credentials through training with Construction Dispute Resolution Services (CDRS). Owned by Peter Merrill, a member of the National Home Builders Association board of directors for many years, CDRS is […]

From Dr. Naheed Ahmad: Letter to Joel Robison, E.D., Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians

Naheed Ahmad OD, Energeyes Association. Facebook photo

August 2018 My name is Dr. Naheed Ahmad and I am President of Energeyes, a nonprofit association representing optometrists who choose to practice in a corporate-affiliated environment. On behalf of our organization and the doctors we represent nationwide, we reach out to express our disappointment that your organization has chosen to attack fellow doctors within […]

Rooted Barber + Shop grand opening to benefit Homeless Alliance Day Shelter

The public is invited on Monday, August 6 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. to Rooted Bar + Shop’s grand opening (3515 N. Classen Blvd) for a fresh cut and to help support the Homeless Alliance Day Shelter.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Monday, August 6, a new Oklahoma City business will host a grand opening event with a cause: Located at 3515 N. Classen Boulevard, Rooted Barber + Shop will donate 100 percent of the day’s sales to the Homeless Alliance Day Shelter Program. Walk-ins are […]

A home inspector equals a commercial property inspector? Think again

Jack Werner.  File Photo

By Jack L. Werner, Ph.D., A To Z Construction The basics are there, but you wouldn’t build a skyscraper on a house foundation. Sure, a few very small commercial jobs are basically home inspections. The condo office complex would be an example. As size and complexity change, home inspection training isn’t sufficient to do the […]

Oklahoma City’s Curbside Chronicle wins Google Challenge

John, a Curbside Chronicle vendor, sells papers in front of Leadership Square in downtown Oklahoma City.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma City Curbside Chronicle is the winner of the popular vote in the Impact Challenge. Funds received by the organization total $100,000. granted $50,000 to four organizations, including The Curbside Chronicle, plus the bonus $50,000 for winning a popular vote among the people of Oklahoma City. […]

Inspections a major cause of deals busting? Studies say no


by Jack L. Werner, Ph.D. A to Z Inspections A National Association of Realtors survey revealed, “only 64 percent of purchase contracts settled on time, 29% experienced delays and 7% fell apart.” Of the 7% that do not close, what gets in the way?   •    39% Financing issues •    16% Appraisal disagreements •    11% Title and deed […]

OKC Wrap Up Homelessness Campaign features Oklahoma artists including Wayne Coyne


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY –  The 2017 Wrap Up Homelessness Campaign is now underway giving Oklahoma City residents the opportunity to help those who are transitioning through homelessness. The Curbside Chronicle has partnered with local artists to design holiday wrapping paper for sale to the public. Individuals selling this festive wrapping […]

COMMENTARY: Living Without Fear


By Jenifer Cortes Gray   I once was an undocumented immigrant. My family brought me here when I was four. I had no choice and lived for 20 years in the shadows.  Growing up I did not realize I was any different than anyone else. I was a Girl Scout, went to church, and in […]

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