DPA News

How Artificial Intelligence Could Change the Face of Senior Health Care

Could intelligent computers make your health care decisions in the future? They already do, some say.

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Building Community

Sometimes we have to look back in order to move forward.   In the past, people of different generations had …

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Older Americans Month

This May, celebrate Older Americans Month by learning what it means to “Age Out Loud.”  This article highlights some ways that …

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Happy Women’s History Month!

“You have to really believe not only in yourself; you have to believe that the world is actually worth your …

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Spring Forward

Seniors and those with chronic illnesses could be at greater risk for experiencing the negative effects of losing an hour of …

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Can Coffee Slow Down Aging?

Looking for an excuse to down that second (or third) cup of coffee?  Check out this TIME article that could …

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Advice on How to Age Well

This article from The New York Times offers some tips on aging well from a very reliable source, a 105-year-old …

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Tips to Keep You Moving

Consistency is key to staying in shape for baby boomers.  Check out this article for one personal trainer’s tips on …

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Merry Christmas from Douglas Pancake Architects!

Douglas Pancake Architects would like to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful beginning to …

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Happy Thanksgiving!

We here at Douglas Pancake Architects hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with friends, family, and good food!

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Senior Center Resident is Granted Unusual Request

This adorable 102-year-old woman in a senior center gets to mark one unusual item off of her bucket list. See …

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Largest Senior Living Providers of 2016

We’re happy to work with companies such as Brookdale Senior Living, the largest senior living provider of 2016, to create …

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Don’t Sweat Those Gray Hairs!

Don’t let your age hold you back! “Your life is a story — share it, and touch others with your …

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Happy Halloween from DPA

Douglas Pancake Architects would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Halloween! Enjoy the candy and costumes!

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DPA at CANstruction Orange County

DPA is partnering with Silverado Senior Living to participate in the 9th Annual Canstruction Orange County Design/Building Competition this weekend. …

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Artesia Christian Home Ribbon Cutting

Artesia Christian Home held their ribbon cutting ceremony in June which included a BBQ and tours of the recently completed …

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Bluebeam Extreme Conference 2016

DPA is attending the Bluebeam Extreme Conference in San Diego this week.

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Ralston Creek

DPA recently completed Ralston Creek located in Arvada, Colorado and attended the grand opening celebration just a few weeks ago. …

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CALA Spring Conference 2016

DPA was a proud exhibitor at this year’s California Assisted Living Association Conference and Trade Show in Sacramento, California. CALA Spring Conference …

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Grand Opening: The Pointe at Summit Hills

Douglas Pancake Architects proudly attended the grand opening for The Pointe at Summit Hills in Bakersfield, California.  This beautiful facility features both …

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LeadingAge California Conference- Spring 2016

DPA is thankful for the opportunity to be exhibitors at Leading Age California this week in Palm Springs!

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Saving Your Muscle Tone for Retirement

A recent study shows that exercising when you’re younger could be of great benefit to you in your senior years. Need …

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Building Community Through Architecture

The book New Aging challenges how we think about designing spaces for the elderly. Architect Matthias Hollwich, who has an architectural firm in …

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Happy April Fools’ Day

Someone found time to come decorate our office furniture in plastic wrap for April Fools’ Day.   Beware of the …

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Arts for the Aging

A recent article by The New York Times discusses the benefits of incorporating the arts into the lives of the elderly.  As …

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DPA Writes Article for CALA Magazine

DPA’s own Emily Tragish and Douglas Pancake, alongside Michael White, Senior Lighting Designer at Schuler Shook, wrote an article for the Winter issue …

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Where You Live Matters

“A new resource in senior living promises an ‘enormous upside’ for everyone in the industry…” http://livistry.com/2016/02/05/where-you-live-matters/

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NAHB Award

Douglas Pancake Architects had a great time at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Best of 55+ Housing Awards …

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Ralston Creek Construction

Construction on Ralston Creek in Arvada, Colorado continues!  Read more about this project here.

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Senior Housing News

“We do know that if people are in an environment that is friendly, where they feel comfortable, where they can …

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Today we honor the life and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, …

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Happy New Year!

We’re looking forward to another great year here at Douglas Pancake Architects!  Ready to hit the ground running with new and …

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Merry Christmas!

May everyone’s holiday season be filled with joy and peace!  Wishing you all the best from Douglas Pancake Architects.

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Christmas Party 2015

Douglas Pancake Architects had a wonderful time celebrating this year’s successes at the annual Christmas party.  Alongside our guests, we …

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Pancake Bowl 2015

After our annual Thanksgiving feast, some of our brave DPA employees geared up for a “friendly” game of flag football!  …

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Happy Veterans Day!

Happy Veterans Day ‪to all the men and women who bravely served our country.  Thank you for your sacrifice and …

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2015

Douglas Pancake Architects had a great time participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s this past Saturday!  The event raised …

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Leading Age 2015

This week, Jonathan and Emily are representing Douglas Pancake Architects at the Leading Age Conference in Boston.  What a great opportunity …

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Happy Halloween!

Douglas Pancake Architects had a fabulous Halloween Party!  A murder mystery was solved, and we dined on delicious pasta from …

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DPA at CALA 2015

Douglas Pancake Architects is proud to have had the opportunity to exhibit at this year’s California Assisted Living Association Conference!  …

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DPA Visits the Solar Decathlon

Douglas Pancake Architects had a great time last Friday at the Solar Decathlon! Congrats to all the teams that created beautiful, …

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Look Who’s Featured!

Look who was featured in the SDA monthly journal- our very own Director of Finance, Mrs. Penny Nelson! She does …

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Let the Halloween Festivities Begin!

Douglas Pancake Architects had a spook-tacular time decorating our office for Halloween! Preparations began with snacks, including Halloween-themed cookies, and watching …

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Happy Fall!

Fall is finally here!  We at DPA are excited not only for the upcoming cooler temperatures (hopefully) but also for our …

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DPA attends the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Grand Opening of Paintbrush Assisted Living!

DPA attended the Grand Opening of Paintbrush Assisted Living in Fresno, CA. Here is a photo from the celebration.

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The Pointe at Summit Hills in Bakersfield, CA is Shaping Up.

The Pointe at Summit Hills in Bakersfield, CA is shaping up. Here is a photo from high above the project.

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DPA Is Happy to Announce That Paintbrush Assisted Living Is Complete!

Nestled into California’s Central Valley, Paintbrush Assisted Living and Memory Care is set to serve the senior population with dignity …

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DPA toured the Hollyhock House at Barnsdale Park in Los Angeles.

It was an honor to spend the afternoon in Frank Lloyd Wright’s first Los Angeles project! http://www.barnsdall.org/visit/hollyhock-house/history/

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Happy 4th of July from DPA!

Happy 4th of July from DPA!

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Brookdale Atrium in San Jose renovation is complete!

The renovation at Brookdale Atrium in San Jose is complete. This project consists of the conversion of existing Independent Living …

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2015 Paintbrush Assisted Living is nearing completion!

Paintbrush Assisted Living is nearing completion in Fresno, CA and we are excited to share the final photos very soon. …

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Arvada Assisted Living is progressing

Arvada Assisted Living is progressing through the early stages of construction. Here is a photo from the job site of …

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Happy 25th Anniversary to Heritage Pointe!

Happy 25th Anniversary to Heritage Pointe! Heritage Pointe is the only Jewish senior community in Orange County. They are located …

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CALA Spring Conference & Trade Show

DPA is at the CALA Conference & Trade Show in Santa Clara, CA this week learning new developments in Senior …

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SDA’s A/E/C Industry Mixer and Newly Licensed Recognition event

The Society of Design Administrators (SDA) held an A/E/C Industry Mixer and Newly Licensed Recognition event at Gensler’s office in …

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5K Fun Run at LeadingAge Conference

DPA is attending the LeadingAge Conference in Monterey, California this week and participated in the 5K Fun Run. Here is …

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Happy Anniversary DPA!

DPA celebrated their 5 year anniversary with a luau themed event. Thank you to all of our amazing friends, clients, …

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Glenbrook Skilled Nursing Facility Expansion Complete!

Congratulations to Continuing Life Communities on the completion of the Glenbrook Skilled Nursing Facility Expansion! DPA attended the Ribbon Cutting …

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Brookdale The Atrium at San Jose remodel and renovation wrapping up

Brookdale The Atrium in San Jose, CA is wrapping up the remodel and renovation including the conversion of Independent Living …

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Construction starts on Arvada Assisted Living

Arvada Assisted Living, a 134 Unit Assisted Living and Memory Care Facility is starting construction today in Arvada, CO

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Jonathan Ma & Bernardo Arjona attend Graphisoft/BIM Conference in Las Vegas, NV

Jonathan Ma and Bernardo Arjona are attending the Graphisoft/BIM Conference in Las Vegas, NV. They are attending seminars and presentations …

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Doug Pancake attending the USC Senior Housing Institute

This weekend Doug Pancake is attending the Senior Housing Institute hosted by the University of Southern California’s schools for gerontology …

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Construction is kicking off at Heritage Pointe

Construction is kicking off at Heritage Pointe in Mission Viejo, CA for the Wellness Center Expansion. Heritage Pointe is expanding …

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DPA took home the Gold Award for ABHOW The Terraces at San Joaquin Gardens

DPA attended the NAHB Convention and Awards Show in Las Vegas, NV and took home the Gold Award for ABHOW …

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Happy New Year from Douglas Pancake Architects

Happy New Year from Douglas Pancake Architects

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from DPA!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from DPA!

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Doug Pancake at CALA Fall Conference

Doug Pancake is in Pomona, CA this week for the CALA Fall Conference

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Doug Pancake at LeadingAge Conference

Doug Pancake and Jonathan Ma are in Nashville, TN this week for the LeadingAge Conference

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Happy Labor Day, have a great weekend!

Happy Labor Day, have a great weekend!

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Happy Hour celebration, “Pinot and Picasso”

DPA is getting together at the Chuck Jone’s Gallery at SOCO in Costa Mesa for a Happy Hour celebration, “Pinot …

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Doug Pancake is the keynote speaker tonight at Dax Gallery

Doug Pancake is the keynote speaker tonight at the Graphisoft Open House at the Dax Gallery in Costa Mesa.

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Doug Will Be Presenting “Design for Aging in Our Evolving California Market”

Doug Pancake and Joshua Smith are attending the CALA Spring Conference at Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, CA. Doug will …

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Paintbrush Assisted Living Facility beginning construction

Paintbrush Assisted Living Facility in Fresno, CA is beginning construction today.

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DPA kicks off Premiere Rehabilitation and Wellness Center

DPA kicks off Premiere Rehabilitation and Wellness Center a 170 Bed Skilled Nursing Facility in Lancaster, CA.

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DPA office to discuss the changes to the Energy Code

Design West Engineering is hosting an MEP Code Seminar at the DPA office to discuss the changes to the Energy …

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Society for Design Administrators (SDA) Conference in Nashville, TN

Penny Nelson, Director of Finance is attending the Society for Design Administrators (SDA) Conference in Nashville, TN

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DPA is always looking for new talent

DPA is always looking for new talent, today DPA is attending the Cal Poly Pomona ENV Career Day.

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Doug Pancake Presents at LeadingAge Conference in Palm Springs, CA

Doug Pancake is attending the LeadingAge Conference in Palm Springs, CA this week and will be presenting with Cheryl Sanders, …

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DPA celebrates 4 years!

Thank you to all of our clients and consultants for your ongoing support.

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DPA Tours The Marke, A Mixed Use Complex in Santa Ana, CA.

The Marke features 300 apartments, retail spaces, and rooftop entertainment area. It is five stories wrapped around a five-story garage.

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The Valencia Building at ABHOW The Terraces at San Joaquin Gardens Opens

The Valencia building at ABHOW The Terraces at San Joaquin Gardens held a ribbon cutting and open house on Wednesday, July 17. …

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DPA to be featured in an upcoming issue of Construction Today

Douglas Pancake Architects are going to be featured in an up coming issue of Construction Today regarding the project, Terraces at San …

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DPA wins awards at National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

Last week DPA received 3 Silver awards at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 50+ Housing Awards at the …

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Nueva Vista at La Vida Llena wins the NAIOP

Nueva Vista at La Vida Llena won the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), Eagle Award of Excellence, …

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New addition to the DPA team

DPA would like to welcome Tatjana Radojkovic to the DPA team.

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DPA congratulates Loren Shook as 2012 Sage Person of the year

DPA congratulates Loren Shook, Silverado Senior Living, Inc. as 2012 SAGE Person of the year! Doug Pancake, Marshall Smith, Jonathan Ma, Kathryn …

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Tour of the new, under construction, Newport Beach city hall

DPA got a tour of the new, under construction, Newport Beach city hall. Thank you CW Driver. Click here for a …

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La Vida Llena, Nueva vista wins the “New Mexico 2012 Project of the Year”

La Vida Llena, Nueva Vista project won the “New Mexico 2012 Project of the Year” award from Associated Subcontractors Association …

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Construction of ABHOW Terraces of San Joaquin

ABHOW Terraces of San Joaquin, Building 6, Skilled Nursing Facility has obtained OSHPD approval and is slated to start construction …

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CALA Spring Conference in Santa, CA

Doug Pancake is attending the CALA Spring Conference in Santa Clara, CA this week. Please visit the CALA website for more information.

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Aging Services of California Conferernce

Doug Pancake is attending the Aging Services of California Conference this. If you would like more information please visit their website and …

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New addition to DPA

DPA welcomes Joshua Smith, Architect, to the team!

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Nueva Vista is near completion

Nueva Vista, the latest phase of La Vida Llena CCRC Expansion in Albuquerque, New Mexico, offers luxury apartment homes and …

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DPA’s first LEED Certified project

Atria Golden Creek in Irvine, CA achieves LEED Certification with 26 points. This is DPA’s first LEED Certified project. Go Green!

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Sierra View Homes is now complete

Sierra View Homes Independent Living Facility in Reedley, CA is now complete, this three-story apartment building is ready for occupants! Tour …

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Silverado Redondo Beach is near completion

Silverado Redondo Beach Memory Care project is nearing completion, we are looking forward to sharing our photos of the final …

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DPA welcomes 2 new team members

DPA welcomes Jonathan Ma, Architect, LEED AP and Rebecca Ta to our growing team!

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OSHPD approval of The Terraces of San Joaquin Gardens

OSHPD approved the first household model SNF in California. The Villages at ABHOW, Terraces at San Joaquin Gardens provides 54 …

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Sierra View Homes Memory Care is now complete

Sierra View Homes Memory Care in Reedley, CA is complete and accepting residents to their 21 bed Facility. This facility …

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Expansion of DPA’s office

DPA is expanding its office – the furniture install is complete!

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President Douglas Pancake’s article published in the October issue of the Cala Bulletin

President Douglas Pancake’s article “Bedridden and Beyond” is published this month in the October 2010 issue of the CALA Bulletin, …

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