dos vientos: Ever wonder where you should settle down? - 07/30/13 12:40 AM
 
Finding the right place to live and settle down takes careful consideration. There are a few important questions to ask yourself during this process. Are you looking for a quiet, small town where everybody knows your name, or a big city filled with a great night-life? Do you want a medium-sized city, where you can keep some anonymity, but still attend an occasional block party? Do you even want to move to another city?
Nowadays, people tend to go wherever their work is, settle in and make do. It’s possible to be happy and even very happy on very little, … (14 comments)

dos vientos: Ventura Co Air Pollution Control issued an Air Quality Advisory. RAIN!!! - 05/03/13 09:32 AM
Public announcement: Ventura County issued an Air Quality advisory today for blowing dust, smoke, and ash.  Advisory in effect for May 3rd and 6th 2013.
  RAIN, RAIN, DON'T GO AWAY COME TODAY, TOMORROW, ANYDAY... WE GOT OUR RAIN TODAY 5/5/13 AND SHOULD CONTINUE UNTIL TOMORROW.   Blaze burns 28,000 acres in Ventura County 90% contained.  Mandatory evacuations click here for latest updates. Acres: 28,000
Containment: 90%
Homes Threatened: 4,000, 15 damaged, none destroyed.
Assigned Personnel: 1,895
Injuries: 1 firefighter, 1 civilian, both from a traffic collision away from the fire.
Roads/Evacuations: 
Pacific Coast Highway - Open!
Potrero Rd. - Closed
Deer Creek Rd. - Closed, evacuation orders still … (2 comments)

dos vientos: How to be a better listener and why... - 03/28/13 01:46 AM

With all the White House receptions he hosted, President Franklin D. Roosevelt eventually got tired of flashing his big smile and saying all the usual pleasantries.  One evening, he decided to find out if anybody was really listening to what he was saying. As each person came up to him he extended his hand, he flashed that big smile and said, " I murdered my grandmother this morning."
People automatically replied with comments like "Oh, how lovely!" or "Just continue your great work."
 
One foreign diplomat who turned out to be listening; after thinking about replied, "I'm sure she … (38 comments)

dos vientos: Let's get cooking Dos Vientos, make prime rib like a pro? - 12/25/12 12:31 PM
My answer, "yes, I would" so I turned to the pro. Martha Stewart
To get started, gather the following ingredients:
1 three-rib prime roast, first cut, trimmed and tied 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons salt 3 short ribs, tied 1 1/2 cups dry red wine   Now, the directions:
1. Place oven rack on lower level. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Rub roast all over with salt and pepper. Transfer to heavy 13-by-16-inch metal roasting pan. Arrange fat-side up. Place short ribs in pan.
2. Cook 20 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees, and continue cooking until … (32 comments)

dos vientos: Good News Dos Vientos, high-end homes are finally selling again... - 12/21/12 04:09 AM
CNBC reported on 12/20/12 that sales of existing homes beat expectations in November.   An even bigger surprise in home sales data has been the jump in sales of high-end homes.  Sales of homes priced above $750,000 jumped 50 percent from a year ago.
Topping the list of towns for the most million dollar sales this year
(1) Beverly Hills, Ca and tied for second
(2) Aspen, Co (2)  Santa Barbara, Ca

 
 Read full CNBC story
I negotiated my client's short sale, got his debt forgiven, $28,000.00 cash in his pocket & I have the check to prove it!!!
Enter to Win a … (0 comments)

 
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