Land the federal government owns in the American West

~ In case you are curious. I thought this was really interesting ~ This map shows the huge amount of land the federal government owns in the American West By Andy Kiersz and Brett LoGiurato 21 hours ago Since Saturday, armed antigovernment protesters constituting a self-styled militia have occupied a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon. At … Continue reading Land the federal government owns in the American West

4 Top Design Trends

Top Home Design Trends for 2016 (and 3 Fads to Ditch!) Zillow January 07, 2016 Today, Zillow Digs announced the top home design trends for 2016, along with the three soon-to-be forgotten fads of 2015. Results were based on a survey of leading interior design experts and trending photos on Zillow Digs. So what will … Continue reading 4 Top Design Trends

PRADO DAM: Army Corps to review mural’s eligibility for national register

PRADO DAM: Army Corps to review mural's eligibility for national register The evaluation doesn’t guarantee protection for the 40-year-old mural near Corona. From Press Enterprise 1/5/16 A federal agency will soon begin a closer examination of the Prado Dam mural’s historic significance. Prado Dam mural preservationists are applauding the news, although the process won’t necessarily … Continue reading PRADO DAM: Army Corps to review mural’s eligibility for national register

3 Fixes for a Grimy Sponge

From Bob Vila If your sponges are living a life of grime, get them squeaky clean again using one of these fast and functional approaches. —Manasa Reddigari <img class="StretchedBox W(100%) H(100%) ie-7_H(a)" src="https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/nQl5QWQFeItBIzHrlQ4MNg--/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjtzbT0xO3c9NTQwO2g9Mzc0O2lsPXBsYW5l/http://l.yimg.com/cd/resizer/2.0/FIT_TO_WIDTH-w540/3262a49128e292803aed41ea0639430d6f37d805.jpg"/> Photo: fotosearch.com It’s often said that we tend to neglect those nearest to us, and this is especially true of our closest … Continue reading 3 Fixes for a Grimy Sponge

Martin Luther King Jr

Like many I only know of him from history books and movies. He was not a perfect man, but none are. He was however a great man that fought for a simple thing most take for granted and that is acceptance and equality. Being a man of God he sought to do that by peaceful … Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr

Affordable housing in I.E. imperative

EDITORIAL: Affordable housing in I.E. imperative From The Press-Enterprise 1/6/16 UC Riverside’s Center for Economic Forecasting predicts a 6 percent to 7 percent increase in 2016 for sales of existing homes in the Inland region, as well as a return of home prices in some parts of the region to levels unseen since the housing … Continue reading Affordable housing in I.E. imperative

2015 in review and a forecast for California’s housing market in 2016

From First Tuesday 12/31/15   California’s housing market California’s housing market experienced a modest boost in 2015 over the previous year. Home sales volume increased about 9% over 2014, with roughly 39,000 more homes sold in 2015. For historical perspective, 2015 is about level with 2013, a year when speculator buying greatly increased sales volume, … Continue reading 2015 in review and a forecast for California’s housing market in 2016

8 Things Your Realtor Does Behind Your Back

8 Things Your Realtor Does Behind Your Back By Realtor.com 1/5/16 Geri Lavrov/Getty Images Have you ever wondered what on Earth your real estate agent is doing behind your back? No, we don’t mean anything underhanded, naughty, or downright felonious—far from it, in fact. So relax. What we’re talking about is a mystery: In the sometimes … Continue reading 8 Things Your Realtor Does Behind Your Back

Self-Cleaning Can Break Your Oven. There’s a Safer, Better Way.

~ ok first and foremost I love self-cleaning ovens because bending into the stove to clean them is my least favorite chore! But if I will make my stove better I guess I can learn something new as well! ~ ‘Self-Cleaning’ Can Break Your Oven. There’s a Safer, Better Way. From Yahoo Makers 1/6/16 Be … Continue reading Self-Cleaning Can Break Your Oven. There’s a Safer, Better Way.

Will This Glamorous Old Hollywood Mansion Be Saved?

Will This Glamorous Old Hollywood Mansion Be Saved? Lisa Johnson Mandell From Yahoo Homes 1/4/16 When you step into the soaring entry hall illuminated by light from colorful leaded glass windows and an ornate Moorish chandelier, you can almost imagine the laughter bubbling up from the speakeasy downstairs, or the intimate whispers of lovers stealing … Continue reading Will This Glamorous Old Hollywood Mansion Be Saved?