• We Need Your Support! What Happens in LA…

    A situation arose in LA that could prove devastating to businesses of every size. We need you to join us and other industry stakeholders to save on-premise EMC signs.

    Six years ago, the City of Los Angeles proposed a very thorough rewrite of their sign ordinance that would have set a terrible precedent.

    What happens in LA often spreads to other cities and states.

    Our view from the beginning was that the City of LA does not have a sign code issue, but rather the city has a severe enforcement issue.

    In the ensuing years, CSA and various business organizations all came together to successfully halt enactment of all negative provisions put forth by the Planning Department. They finally understood the difference between off-site billboards and on-site signs.

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  • Federal Highway Study Confirms Digital Billboard Safety

    The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration has released a landmark study declaring that digital billboards do not pose a safety risk to passing motorists. Within the sign industry, the results of this study come as no surprise. Numerous traffic studies and analyses performed in the last couple of decades have reached similar conclusions. 
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  • 2018 WSSC Show and CSA Conference

    The Western States Sign Show has proven to be a not-to-miss event, and 2018 is no exception!
    This year will be bigger and better than ever as the Western States Sign Council combines efforts with the California Sign Association, for the third Western States Sign Show/CSA Convention. This combined event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Orange County, August 29-31, 2018, Wednesday through Friday! The Hyatt Regency Orange County is a high-end hotel spread over 2 towers and is set 2.2 miles from Disneyland® Resort and a 2.5-mile drive from the Angel Stadium of Anaheim baseball arena. Group Rate: $149/night (upgrades available for suites, etc.) Reservations: Passkey Link or call 888-421-1442. Note: The group name is “WSSC SIGN SHOW/CSA ANNUAL CONVENTION ”

    Read all about the exciting special events, the seminars, and the trade show here:  Schedule of Events  Download Registration Form Here: Registration (PDF)

    GOLFERS

    Sign up for our famous golf event, hosted on Wednesday, August 29th!
    Download Golf Registration & Sponsorship(PDF)

    SPONSORS

    Opportunities sell out, space is limited, check out your benefits here!
    Download Sponsorship Form(PDF)

    EXHIBITORS

    Choose your exhibit space and return completed registration information today!
    Download Exhibitor Prospectus (PDF)

  • The Great Fishing Trip August 4, 2018!

    Back for the 16th voyage off the coast of Dana Point, Captain Gary Quiel and 44 lucky fishermen, women & children will set sail early, early Saturday, August 4th! This event sells out every year, so book early! This is an all-day cruise launching at 5:00 am (please check-in by 4:30 am) out of Dana Point Harbor and returning around 5:00 pm that afternoon.

    Cost: $110 per person (license, equipment, food, drink or fish cleaning are NOT included in this fee). Payment is required to hold reservations. Registration form & payment are due by Friday, July 6, 2018. After this date, no refunds will be given for cancellations. The boat could hold 60, but Cap’n Gary limits the total number of guests to give everyone plenty of room to stretch out.

    For more information about the fishing, call Gary Quiel at (909) 885-4476. For information about registration, call CSA at (916) 932-0021 or email cflahive@calsign.org.

    License, equipment, food, drink or fish cleaning is NOT included in your registration fee.

    Saturday, August 4, 2018 – Sailing on the Clemente
    Check-in at 4:30 am, boat departs at 5:00 am sharp!
    Dana Wharf Sportfishing in Dana Point Harbor
    34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA

    Return approximately 5:00 PM.

  • Southern CA Seminar and Dinner

    SAVE THE DATE for this seminar and dinner event!

  • Northern CA Seminar and Lunch

    SAVE THE DATE for this luncheon event!

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    MONA Magic and More Tour

    On April 10th, members and guests of the California Sign Association eagerly visited a museum exclusively exhibiting art in electric media, with outstanding examples of historic neon signs, devoted to art that incorporates neon lighting! This is MONA – the Museum of Neon Art – in Southern California.

    Our group traveled to Glendale to experience the magic of Neon Art, featuring guest speaker, Neon Queen, Artist Lisa Schulte! She owns one of the largest neon collections in the world. An artist primarily recognized for working with light, Lisa experienced a tragic event at the age of seven that taught her to see the world in a different way, giving her an appreciation for how light interacts with surfaces and a passion for manipulating light. It was in 1984 when Lisa began to play around with neon lighting, the medium she is most well-known for. Our tour guide was Eric Lynxwiler; he is extremely knowledgeable and did a great job! A historian on the MONA Board, he curated the Motel California (sign) exhibit that we viewed. MONA is closed on Tuesdays, but Eric volunteered to open it for CSA; he is also the fellow who gives the MONA neon nights bus tour.

    Guests explored an institution that exists to encourage learning and curiosity through the preservation, collection, and interpretation of neon art. The current exhibitions “There’s More to Neon Signs Than Liquor, Motels and Live Nude Girls” and “Motel California” are one of a kind collections that surprised and delighted. Following the tour, attendees enjoyed networking and an evening of good Food + Camaraderie + Presentation! Based on comments from attendees, many are hoping to revisit next year!

  • WSSC – CSA Event is your 2018 Passport to Success!

    Wednesday, August 29, 2018

    9:00 – 10:00 AM GOLF – Registration
    10:00 AM GOLF – Shotgun Start @ Anaheim Hills Golf Course / 6501 E. Nohl Ranch Rd., Anaheim Hills, CA
    4:00 – 6:00 PM              CSA Board of Directors Meeting
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  • SoCal MONA Tour and Dinner Meeting

    PRIVATE TOUR – MONA (Museum of Neon Art)

    Museum of Neon Art – 216 S Brand Blvd. – Glendale, CA 91204
    A museum exclusively exhibiting art in electric media, with outstanding examples of historic neon signs. devoted to art that incorporates neon lighting!

    Guests will explore an institution that exists to encourage learning and curiosity through the preservation, collection, and interpretation of neon art. The current exhibitions “There’s More to Neon Signs Than Liquor, Motels and Live Nude Girls” and “Motel California” are one of a kind collections that you don’t want to miss seeing! Following the tour, join in on networking and an evening of good Food + Camaraderie + Presentation!

    Join us in Glendale to experience the magic of Neon Art, featuring guest speaker, Neon Queen, Artist Lisa Schulte! She owns one of the largest neon collections in the world. An artist primarily recognized for working with light, Lisa experienced a tragic event at the age of seven that taught her to see the world in a different way, giving her an appreciation for how light interacts with surfaces and a passion for manipulating light. It was in 1984 when Lisa began to play around with neon lighting, the medium she is most well-known for.

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    Standardized Engineering, STEPS and Dinner Meeting

    On Tuesday, March 13, at the Green Dragon Tavern and Museum located in Carlsbad, 24 seminar attendees listened carefully as CSA director Mike Sullaway, PE with Sullaway Engineering, outlined CSA’s Standardized Engineering and how it can be utilized. This CSA seminar was extremely well-received: Attendees were taking detailed notes and actively seeking additional insights from Sullaway. In addition, the subject matter is part of CSA STEPS (Sign Training & Education Program Series), to keep members informed and trained with the proper skill sets for the on-premise sign industry.

    Following the seminar, the networking began. The tavern and museum offered a terrific atmosphere for seminar participants who planned on staying for the CSA dinner meeting, as well as additional guests who showed up for the dinner presentation to mingle, beverages in hand. Eventually, 28 people sat down for dinner and camaraderie. Dinner was followed by a presentation to update guests on STEPS and Certification of Crane Operators. Those in attendance were excited to hear that the two STEPS Core Categories, Sign Installation/Service Technician and Sign Manufacture/Assembly Technician have kicked off. The deadline for crane operators to be OSHA certified is November 10, 2018.

    A big “thank you” to Mike Sullaway, PE and all who attended the March events!

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    CSA at the Races in 2018

    On March 8, horses and trainers could be seen preparing for the day’s races at Golden Gate Fields located in Albany. This was the beginning of a winning day for twenty-one attendees in the CSA group, who attended the annual NorCal Day at the Races! Valet parking, entrance fee, a program, the CSA-sponsored Fifth Race (California Sign Association noted in the program under the fifth race), a picture in the winner’s circle and a wonderful buffet lunch all were included in the CSA Event Package.

    We couldn’t have asked for a better day: The weather was perfect, the track was fast, and the beverages and conversation started flowing at 11 a.m. Lunch was served at noon, first post was 12:45 p.m., betting was active, and cheering for favorite horses was lively and loud. CSA members and guests soon gathered near the Winners Circle for the start of our “Fifth Race”, with “horse #4” finishing as the winner, and a number of CSA members racing to collect their winnings!

    Based on comments from attendees, many are already looking forward to next year’s event!

  • SoCal Seminar and Dinner Meeting 3/13/18

    DSC02333Date & Location: Tuesday, March 13th at Green Dragon Tavern & Museum  – 6115 Paseo del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92011

    First up: A Seminar you don’t want to miss!

    Standardized Engineering: Sign Industry Application & Value

    Presented by: Mike Sullaway, PE

    Seminar: 3:30pm -5:30pm

    Meet our guest speaker, Mike Sullaway PE, as he brings Standardized Engineering to life and outlines how it can be utilized throughout various departments– Design, Permits, Estimating, and Project Management.

    • Stay Informed
    • Train to Retain Key Personnel
    • Encourage Personal Growth
    • Provide Skills for Advancement
    • Save Time & Increase Productivity

    Followed by No Host Cocktails 5:30 – 6:30pm

    Then, stay for Dinner, Networking and learn about our country’s history!  6:30pm – 8:30pm

    Join the Revolution at the Green Dragon!

    We talk about Constitutional Rights, day in and day out, when it comes to our personal and (sign) business lives – Freedom of Speech.
    No better place to Network with the Sign Industry movers and shakers than the Green Dragon Tavern & Museum as America is brought to life!
    A replica of North End Boston’s historic Green Dragon Tavern, attendees will learn about the Colonial and Revolutionary War eras. Sip on some-thing cold to drink, then it’s time to experience some fabulous food!

     

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