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Tips on Garden Design - 08/31/07 12:47 PM
I was reading the Home Depot Gardening site and ran across this very helpful information... The formula for designing new gardens is simple, and it all begins with a plan. A plan allows you to complete stages as your budget allows and make sure that what you do this season won't have to be undone next season. Collect pictures of scenes that please you. Tastes vary. Some people like precise formal gardens, some want to play croquet on a big lawn, others like the informal country look. Take an inventory. Do a "floor plan" of your property on a piece of (0 comments)
Take the 20 Gallon Challenge in Santa Monica - 08/30/07 12:06 PM
Santa Monica is joining its sister water agencies across the southland to promote simple ways that each of us can contribute to statewide water conservation efforts in what is now California’s driest year on record. If everyone saved 20 gallons of water a day, the Southern California region would be protected against severe water shortages this summer. The “20 Gallon Challenge” asks every person to save this much water each day—at home and at work—by implementing simple strategies for both indoor and outdoor water use. Whether you’re a homeowner, apartment resident or a business owner, saving water is easier than you (4 comments)
An Evening in Santa Monica with LA's Favorite Band--Los Lobos - 08/29/07 05:18 PM
I have thoroughly enjoyed the free summer concerts in the City of Santa Monica! The 23rd Annual Twilight Dances Series features great new artists and long-time favorites each Thursday evening, all summer long! July 26: "Tosh Meets Marley" with Fully Fullwood & Junior Marvin; August 2: Zydeco and Western Soul with Queen Ida & Her Zydeco Band and Hacienda Brothers; August 9: Spiritual Hip-Hop with Arrested Development and the Agape International Choir; August 16: An Evening with Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Patti Smith; August 23: Americana with the Holmes Brothers and Carrie Rodriguez; August 30: An Evening with LA's (0 comments)
Cool Down with Hot Jazz on Santa Monica City Hall's Front Lawn - 08/26/07 01:07 PM
What better way to end this hot month of August with the coolest concert on the Westside. Today is the final "Concert on the Lawn" in Santa Monica. Maggie Palomo aka "Hot Salsa Mama" will be performing this evening. Date/Time: Today, August 26th @ 5pm Location: Santa Monica City Hall, 1685 Main Street Santa Monica, CA. View Larger Map Maggie Palomo spent the summer evenings of her youth listening to the sounds of Marvin Gaye and Aretha Franklin. On August 26th she combines the Motown sound with that of her Cuban heritage to dominate the stage. This Santa Monica artist will (2 comments)
Picking a Safe Place to Live - 08/22/07 11:27 PM
I ran across some very helpful information on the Santa Monica Police Dept. website. If you are considering purchasing a home, please make certain to thoroughly research both the property and the neighborhood!To preview Santa Monica's finest Real Estate, please visit my website. When you are ready to view homes for sale or have any questions regarding selling your home, please contact me .Are you considering moving and want to know about the crime in a particular area? Some house and apartment seekers erroneously conclude that areas with higher property values and higher rents have less crime. Don't assume that well-groomed (5 comments)
Repairing a Water-Damaged Hardwood Floor - 08/21/07 05:43 PM
Wood and water just don't mix. Sealed and waxed floors may become stained if water sits on their surface for more than a few minutes. Here's how to repair the damage... Mask off the surrounding boards with painter's masking tape. Make sure to purchase the higher quality tape!First remove any wax or surface finish. Use fine steel wool to remove wax, and sandpaper to remove a surface finish. Depending on the size of the repair area, hand-sand with a rubber sanding block or machine-sand with a random-orbit sander. In both cases, start with 80- or even 60-grit abrasive and sand to (1 comments)
Santa Monica History Tour - 08/18/07 10:08 AM
The Santa Monica Conservancy is offering a new docent-guided downtown walking tour traversing more than 130 years of history. In six blocks, including portions of the Santa Monica Promenade, tourgoers will experience the transformation of a Wild West frontier town into the sophisticated, hip urban area of today. Tours will be weekly on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Click here for more information. This is just one of the many reasons why I love selling Santa Monica Real Estate. There's always an event nearby to enjoy. Whether it's a party, family event, concert on the Pier, or Farmer's Market you will always (2 comments)
Taste of Santa Monica - Save the Date! - 08/15/07 07:09 PM
The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend their fun-filled food festival and find out why the 2007 Zagat Los Angeles/Southern California Guide voted Santa Monica as the best dining experience destination. Sample delicacies offered by up to 40 different restaurants , visit the separate wine garden, learn cooking techniques from hourly chef demonstrations, and enjoy live music by the beach. Date: September 16, 2007 Time: 12:00 - 4:00 pm Location: Santa Monica PierWest Parking Lot This is just another reason why Santa Monica Real Estate will always be extremely desired! To preview Santa Monica's finest properties, please visit (1 comments)
Today's Featured Property - 08/13/07 05:56 PM
GEORGEOUS CUSTOM BUILT HOME IN TOLUCA LAKE/BURBANK. OVER 4400 SQ. FT. MAGNIFICENT SPANISH 5 BEDROOM, 6 BATH HOME WITH GUEST HOUSE. LARGE FIREPLACE IN FAMILY ROOM SEPARATE THEATRE/POOL HOUSE, BEAUTIFUL POOL & SPA PLUS OUTDOOR SHOWER A MUST SEE! Courtesy of Windermere Real Estate Dominic Naidoo 310.968.0418 (1 comments)
10 Things That Can Add to the Value of Your Home - 08/13/07 04:59 PM
Here are 10 features that can add value to your home. I ran across an amazing article on Yahoo. In today's market, most seller's are unrealistic as to their expectations! Read below for the very helpful ideas that the article had... 1. An updated kitchen. "Kitchens are critical," says Robert Irwin, author of "Home Buyer's Checklist." "Today, people like a big kitchen with a lot of workspace." They look for solid surface counters and high-quality flooring, such as wood, laminate, tile or stone. And they want newer appliances in working order. Even if it's not huge, it should have "countertops that (0 comments)
Rent Control Seminar for Santa Monica Tenants - 08/12/07 02:07 PM
Rent Control staff are presenting free quarterly seminars for tenants of residential rental property in Santa Monica. Tenants will learn the basics of the Santa Monica Rent Control law. Date and Location: Tuesday, August 14, 2007 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica Main Library Auditorium google map There are many benefits of living in an area that's rent controlled. There even more benefits to being a Santa Monica homeowner! To preview Santa Monica's finest properties for sale, please visit my website. Please contact me for any additional information or if you would (0 comments)
Today's Featured Property - 08/11/07 09:20 PM
REDUCED!! Rare, stylish, contemporary 3 bedroom, 3 full bath, all one level w/loft ceilings. Bright, quiet, west corner facing w/green belt views. Wood floors throughout, balcony, fireplace, inside laundry, granite breakfast bar, walk-in closets. Full gym just steps away. Secuirty building, 3 parking spaces! Close to CBS, MGM, Sony & Water Gardens. Courtesy of Windermere Real Estate Dominic Naidoo 310.968.0418 (0 comments)
Santa Monica Farmer's Market - 08/11/07 08:46 PM
Wednesdays and Saturdays Come enjoy one of the largest and best Farmers' Markets in Santa Monica, California on Arizona between Second and Fourth streets google map Both on Wednesdays and on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is just another reason why Santa Monica Real Estate will continue to strengthen and be one of the most desired communities to live it. To preview Santa Monica's finest properties for sale, please visit my website. Please contact me for any additional information or if you would like to view a home. (4 comments)
Today's Featured Property - 08/10/07 04:41 PM
Spacious 3 bedroom condo in the heart of Brentwood. Currently used as a 2bedroom, 2 bath plus large den (easily converted back to 3rd bedroom). Open living room w/fireplace & large sun filled balcony. Granite counters in the kitchen. Master suite w/separate tub & shower. In-unit laundry possible. Lots of closet space & storage unit above parking. Central air and heat. Close to Brentwood shops & restaurants. (0 comments)
Free Bicycle Valet in Santa Monica - 08/10/07 12:22 PM
You can always count on the City of Santa Monica for continuing the quest for an eco-friendly planet. I ran across an article this morning which really caught my eyes! Along with the free Twillight Dance Series concerts on the Santa Monica Pier, you can now enjoy the convenience of free bicycle valet for the concert. This is just another reason why Santa Monica Real Estate will always be extremely desired! To preview Santa Monica's finest properties, please visit my website. When you are ready to view properties, please contact me. Some ideas seem so obvious that it's a wonder they (0 comments)
Santa Monica Neighborhood Watch - 08/07/07 04:43 PM
One of the reasons I love Santa Monica is because of the community strength! Neighbors are persistent about keeping their streets safe and clean. Part of the Neighborhood Centered Policing strategy implemented by the Santa Monica Police Department includes the "Neighborhood Watch" program. This is a "partnership" approach in which the goal is for police to work hand in hand with you and your neighbors in an effort to reduce crime and enhance the quality of life in your community. In order to reach this goal, we want you to become better acquainted with your neighbors while our SMPD Crime Prevention (2 comments)
Santa Monica College to receive over $865k in Grants! - 08/03/07 05:50 PM
I ran across an article about SMC(Santa Monica College) receiving money for transportation and logistics training.... Santa Monica College is pleased to announce it has received two state grants totaling $865,000 to develop a program to train Westside transit workers in hybrid technology and related skills and Southland employees in the ever-expanding field of logistics, the movement of goods and services. The two grants were awarded by the California Community Colleges' Chancellor's Office and will be used based on the participating companies' needs. The $437,500 "advanced transportation" grant is to train technicians and managers at the Santa Monica Big Blue Bus and Culver City (0 comments)
Blue Bus Expands Route in Santa Monica - 08/03/07 01:36 AM
On Monday, August 27, Santa Monica's Blue Bus will introduce another "Mini Blue" route in the Sunset Park neighborhood. Like the four Mini Blue routes that began service June 24, the new Sunset Ride will use buses 30 feet or shorter powered by biodiesel or other alternative fuels and charge a reduced fare of 50 cents regular and student and 25 cents for senior/disabled/Medicare passengers. The Sunset Ride is also designed to connect SMC's new Olympic Shuttle parking lot (actually on Stewart Street and Exposition Boulevard just off Olympic Boulevard) with the SMC main campus and two of its satellites - (0 comments)
Relay for Cancer in Santa Monica - 08/03/07 12:49 AM
The annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life fundraiser was held for 24 hours, from 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 28, through 9 a.m. on Sunday, July 29, at John Adams Middle School in Santa Monica.Teams of people camped out at John Adams, and each team had a representative on the field at all times to symbolize that cancer never rests.According to relayforlife.org, "Much more than a walk around a track, Relay is a time to celebrate those who have battled cancer, remember those lost and get inspired to fight back. Those who have shared the same experience find common ground, (0 comments)
Santa Monica National Night Out - 08/01/07 06:42 PM
National Night Out is back with a twist. The Santa Monica Police Department and Chief Timothy Jackman are hosting a 1950s style party on Tuesday, August 7th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in front of the Public Safety Facility located at 333 Olympic Drive.Celebrating the lowest crime rate since 1956, the National Night Out Block Party will include entertainment by The Wonderelles, an all female group, who will perform a 50s revue, contests and games for the kids and lots of free food and prizes.McGruff the Crime Dog, the SWAT Team, and K-9 and Mounted Units will be joined by (0 comments)
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