Sunday, December 29, 2013

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Beautiful Complete Kitchen Remodel In 39 Year Old Home

 Stu Reid shows off a recent complete remodel from floor to ceiling on this 39 year old home. The owners are thrilled with the results. Look at all the features in this kitchen.

Call Stu at 707-422-7682 and visit

Monday, December 23, 2013

Precision Concrete Cutting Can Fix Your Sidewalk, Just Give Us A Call!

Precision Concrete Cutting is the leader in uneven sidewalk repair. Our patented process stretches your budget, makes sidewalks ADA compliant, and eliminates trip and fall liability. Our sidewalk repairs typically save our clients 70-90% compared to sidewalk replacement.  

Precision Concrete Cutting of San Francisco Bay / Sacramento is committed to providing the best trip hazard removal service possible, bringing your sidewalks into compliance with the American's with Disabilities Act (ADA) and increasing safety. Precision Concrete Cutting has removed trip hazards on uneven sidewalk panels for countless municipalities, school districts, home owners associations, and property management groups. We are committed to saving our clients time and money! Not only is trip hazard removal our's the only thing we do.



Servicing all of Northern California
Phone: (650) 867-8657
Fax: (650) 240-3866
Contact: Joe Fouret

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Toy Drive at Green Valley Floral for Mission Solano - Stuff The Bus!

Help Mission Solano provide a Christmas gift for underprivileged families in Solano County!

Drive Ends Monday, December 23, 2013

Green Valley Floral's toy barrel is not even a 10th of the way full. 

Please open up your hearts for our local under privileged children. 

Green Valley Floral
4160-A Suisun Valley Road
Fairfield, CA , US , 94534

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Handmade Ornaments and Other Stocking Stuffers Available at ABC Music!

 ABC Music Store & Academy 

739 First Street
Benicia, CA

2156 First Street
Livermore, CA 

These are handmade ornaments from an artist in Poland available exclusively at both ABC Music stores. Also, we have one-of-a-kind handmade acoustic guitars from local luthiers as well as from Nicaragua. In addition, we have a large variety of guitar straps to fit the needs of a beginner to the professional. Whether you're looking for guitars and band instruments, instrument and musical accessories, or just last minute stocking stuffers, we have a variety to fit your needs!

Stan's special "Brothers-in-Law" Sicilian Starter" for an authentic sauce to make any pasta dish special. For years, Stan and his Brother-in-Law competed to create the best sauces for the family BBQ's. This sauce came out the winner, and is made with special organic ingredients from our farm in Benicia.

Monday, December 16, 2013

The Baseball Barn in Vacaville is Now Open!


The Baseball Barn's Mission:

The Baseball Barn (BB) was founded on the principal that passionate, dedicated, and intelligent training are the keys to improving performance. The BB is a premier baseball/softball training facility, where athletes of all ages and skill levels can come to improve their game. Whatever your training needs:

• Batting Cage Rentals
• Pitching Practice
• Conditioning, Strength & Agility Training
• Mental Focus Training
• Full Team Practices
• Group Camps/Clinics
• Individual Instruction in Pitching, Fielding, and Hitting with a Mike Epstein Certified Hitting Instructor.

The Baseball Barn has got you covered. Come check out our facility and see for yourself how the BB can help you take your game to the next level and beyond.

It’s not a question of can you…It’s a question of will you?

M-F 4pm - 9pm  Sat 10am - 7pm  Sun 11am - 5pm

777-D Elmira Rd
Vacaville, CA 95687

(877) 847-4586

For more information, please visit

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Railroad Avenue Self Storage Fairfield CA

Too much stuff? Store it safely with Railroad Avenue Self Storage in Fairfield, California. With gated access, multiple unit sizes, and onsite managers, they are sure to have the storage solution that's right for you. And every unit is ground level making drive-up access easier so you can get your belongings when you need them. Contact them today.

For more information, please visit

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Jeff Ramirez Towing - A Look At Some Of Our Services

>Motorcycles   > Off Road Recovery   > Motorhomes

> Light, Medium, and Heavy Duty Trucks  > 5th Wheels

> Travel Trailers     > Fuel Delivery     >Tire Changes

The Ramirez Family has been providing exceptional and affordable services to the motoring public for over 50 years. From our Fairfield, Vacaville, and Suisun locations we can assist you with your emergency road service, towing and transport needs anywhere in Northern California and beyond. We are one of the most diverse towing companies in Northern California providing specialty towing, light, medium and heavy duty towing, as well as roadside assistance and auto transport. Our fleet of over 15 trucks are clean and well maintained and ready to assist you. Our drivers are courteous, clean professional and all are well trained and certified by the California Tow Truck Association of which we have been members for over 25 years.
"We provide Fast, Professional service. 
Our services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year."
For more information, please visit

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Scott G.- Parent, The Academy of 21st Century Learning

Scott G. talks about his daughter's experience with The Academy's 'Exploring Ecosystems' STEM program. For more information, please visit

Thursday, December 5, 2013

36 Oaks Country Retreat's December Special

Special for December 

$20.00 off 

The New Relaxation Massage Package
  A four hour stay including -
An hour massage
Steamy towel application
Cheese and fruit plate        
 Regular price $95.00
Now through December 20th  $75.00

$10.00 off all other packages!!!

Just call or email if you would like Gift Cards mailed to you for the specials above. 

You don't have to use them by Dec. 20th!!! 
For more information, please visit

Monday, December 2, 2013

FREE Cleaning & Restoring Smoke Damaged Contents C.E. Credit Course - SERVPRO of Fairfield


Be SERVPRO of Fairfield's guest at their FREE class on
Restoration of Fire and Smoke damaged contents. 
They will also be collecting gently used and new coats for
Coats For Kids AND ~~~~ they have FABULOUS PRIZES!!

Hope to see you there!.  Please reply to RSVP

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Have a wonderful day enjoying food, family and friends

Monday, November 25, 2013

First Service Insurance Covers The Industry

About First Service Insurance:

We have made serving small to medium size businesses our first priority since opening our doors in 1997. Today, thousands of satisfied clients trust us with the coverage they need and rely on us for the service they want.

We earn our reputation by providing what you want and then going beyond to deliver the unexpected. Here’s what you get: First, you are handed your own dedicated support team made of licensed pros who really know construction coverage. Next, you get our fully-staffed certificate department at the ready. After that, anytime you need us you have the most highly-experienced group of specialty insurance people in the business. Wrapping it all up, you get a guarantee that puts in writing that you will continue to get this service all the time.

With us, you get the specialist in the field. The best. You usually expect to pay more for this level of service, but the people we serve happily report that our premiums are actually better. And, of course, no one else has the huge advantage of our experienced service and our written guarantee on top of it all.

Remember, with us it’s more than a slogan, we are Working for Contractors™.

Thousands of contractors trust First Service for their insurance needs. We proudly serve contractors in every trade:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Cabinet Makers
  • Ceramic and Mosaic Tile
  • Commercial Builders
  • Concrete
  • Earthwork
  • Electrical
  • Electrical Sign
  • Excavating
  • Finish Carpentry
  • Fire Protection
  • Flooring
  • Framing
  • Landscaping
  • General Contracting
  • General Engineering
  • Glazing
  • Grading
  • Home Builders
  • HVAC
  • Lathing
  • Manufactured Homes
  • Masonry
  • Painting and Decorating
  • Paving
  • Pipeline
  • Plastering
  • Plumbing
  • Refrigeration
  • Reinforcing Steel
  • Residential Builders
  • Roofing
  • Sanitation System
  • Sheet Metal
  • Solar
  • Structural Steel
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tile
  • Welding

We have programs for all construction projects and contractor types.

Click “Get Quotes”  to get your quote, or call us at 800-591-9692.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Looks Forward To Visiting The Dentist - Regency Dental

Hannah talks about how she loves Regency Dental, and been going there her whole life. She actually looks forward to going to the dentist. See more at

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Fuso Italian Restaurant Has a Full Bar

535-A Main Street
Vacaville, CA 95687

707.447.5560 Phone
Tuesday thru Sunday
3:00pm to 6:00pm

Looking to relax with friends over a refreshing Margarita or Mojito? 
Fuso now has a full bar to accommodate your every need!


Come join us for live music on the patio!

Check out our News and Events and make sure to follow us on our social media sites for all the latest news.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Creekside Hearing Aid Service, Vacaville, CA

Creekside Hearing Aid Service 

600 Nut Tree Rd, Suite 250 
Vacaville CA 95687 

Creekside Hearing Aid Service staff is committed to giving our patients the best hearing care possible and to serve as a guide in making hearing health care decisions that will improve one's quality of life. We specialize in audiometric testing, hearing aid evaluations, fitting of advanced hearing systems, and counseling. We are pleased to participate with most insurance plans and offer financing. Please discuss any specific requests or needs you may have with us.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Thursday, November 14, 2013

"Giving Tree" Being Hosted By Yippie Yogurt

Yippie Yogurt is hosting a “Giving Tree” for the holidays. Include a gift for a Yippie youth or the shop on your holiday shopping list. Drop by anytime between 1:00 – 7:00 pm and take an ornament from the Yippie Giving Tree with the item(s) you wish to give written on the back. Bring that donated item, wrapped or unwrapped, with the youth’s name on it and place under the tree. All items will be given to youth by 12/23. 1955 W. Texas Street, Fairfield.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Audit Representation - ATS Tax & Financial Solutions


When someone receives that dreaded letter notifying you that your return has been selected for an audit most people fear going to jail. We have represented many clients in both personal and business tax audits. Even if you do not believe that you have done anything wrong or are unsure of why you are being audited, we don't recommend that you attempt to represent yourself.

We will provide you the experience and professionalism when dealing with your IRS or State audit. For a personal audit it is important to understand that returns are usually selected for statistical reasons. By contacting us we are able to become a buffer between you and the IRS and/or State. If you have a business audit, it is important to understand your rights. Before you allow them to take computers, records, even enter your place of business. STOP!! Understand your rights.

By contacting ATS Tax & Financial Solutions, Inc. we will meet the auditor for you and we will have your case prepared and positioned to give you the protection you deserve. We know your rights and you have nothing to fear. If paperwork is missing we will help you put together all the documentary evidence you will need to come out of your tax audit successfully. Also note, most audits can be made correspondence audits, so that there is no need to appear. That allows us to handle case across the nation regardless of your location.

You will not need to appear and we will represent you, prepare your case "water tight" and you can stop worrying about what will happen next. We will keep the IRS from ever speaking with you. This will help you avoid saying something that might go against you. We will be your most important advisory. You can speak in confidence about your case with us. We are experts in resolving IRS and State audits. Do not go at it alone. Call ATS Tax & Financial Solutions, Inc., speak to one of our Tax Angels to better understand your rights. 

For more information, please visit

Thursday, November 7, 2013

2013 Annual Green Valley Floral Open House Tomorrow Night!

Holiday Open House 
at Green Valley Floral 
Friday, November 8, 2013
@ 5:00pm to 8:30pm
 Please join us for an evening of merriment.
We will be celebrating the Holiday Season in typical
Green Valley Floral fashion.

Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served.

Come get the first look at all of our fantastic and unique
holiday merchandise. Find a special gift or find things to
adorn your home and impress holiday guests. 

Hope to see you here...Bring your friends!

Green Valley Floral
4160-A Suisun Valley Road
Fairfield, CA 94534

(707) 864-0822

Monday, November 4, 2013

About Ledgewood Creek Winery

The Beginning 
Dean and Bunnie FrisbieIn the early 1980s, we, Dean and Bunny Frisbie, started visiting Suisun Valley because it’s only an hour drive north of San Francisco. Drawn to the tranquility of this rural community, we bought a pear orchard in 1985. We learned the Suisun Valley climate is perfect for growing several grape varieties, and since 1989, our pear orchard has been fully planted over to vineyards, featuring Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Rhône Valley grapes.

We named Ledgewood Creek Winery after the creek that meanders along the northern border of our estate. Located in the heart of the Suisun Valley American Viticultural Area (AVA), it was the fertile valley soils that attracted us to the Suisun Valley and continues to keep us here today.
Our History 

After more than a decade of supplying wine grapes to leading Napa and Sonoma wineries, we felt it was time to make and market our own wine. We hired Larry Langbehn, an experienced winemaker in Northern California whose talents are sought by wine companies from all over the world, including China and Europe. The 2001 harvest led to our Suisun Valley winery's first release.
Our Tasting Room

Please come and enjoy our spacious tasting room with views of the beautiful vineyards and golden hills, where our knowledgeable and friendly staff will assist you. We’re open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Learn about and sample our award-winning wines.
  • Relax in our picnic area, with an outstanding view of our vineyards.
  • Have fun with family and friends on our bocce court.
  • Let us host your winery wedding or other Suisun Valley event.  Please call for more information, or visit our Private Events page.


Winemaker Larry Langbehn Talks About Our Wines

"When I started working with Ledgewood Creek in 2002, I discovered a ranch with the highest diversity of unusually excellent quality grapes that I’ve seen in the last 15 years. It took about two years to figure out how to optimize the technical methods of winemaking, and how to blend these grapes to obtain the very best expression of the vineyard site. The results have been stunning."
~Larry Langbehn

Ledgewood Creek Wines: Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Chardonnay, Grenache Rose, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Rhône Blends.

For more information, please visit

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Vacaville’s Top Science Tutors

Tutor Doctor can help your student to succeed in Science. Science is one of those subjects that combine math skills with reading and writing skills. Without a solid foundation in these areas, a student will not reach their full potential in their study of Science. Learning skills and work habits are also important when it comes to doing well in Science.

Studies have shown that students who achieve high marks in Science and Math can choose from a wider array of Post-Secondary programs. Contact us today to get started!

Student Science Lab

Our tutors cover a wide range of scientific subjects, we are currently helping students with the following courses: 

  • Chemistry / Organic Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Earth / Environmental Science
  • Anatomy / Physiology
  • AP level
  • IB level
  • High School, College, Post-graduate

For more information, please visit

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Kitchen Remodeling in Northern California - Castle Rock Construction

A kitchen remodel is by far one of the best investments a homeowner can make, and the return on investment (ROI) a kitchen remodel might produce is an important consideration. The ROI a homeowner might expect for a kitchen remodel varies, depending on how you spend your kitchen remodeling dollars and the strength of the housing market in your specific area. The annual Cost vs. Value study Report—a joint study done by the National Association of Realtors and Remodeling magazine-provides national and regional averages. The report is an estimate of the costs associated with a kitchen remodel and compares it to the value it would recoup if the home sold ONE year later. In many areas, a minor kitchen remodel recoups more than 70% within one year!

Most older-style kitchens can easily be updated without major structural changes. Painting the walls and replacing cabinets might be a starting point. Replacing vinyl flooring with ceramic tile, new countertops, a ceramic backsplash and a double-basin sink are modern kitchen remodeling options many homeowners consider. New appliances might be included in the facelift such as a dishwasher or a drop-in range.

An antiquated kitchen may need to be gutted. New custom cabinets and natural stone countertops become the rule. A kitchen remodel is something the chef of the house wants and deserves. Changing an inconvenient traffic flow and adding state-of-the-art appliances to make gourmet meal preparation possible is every chef's dream.

How much you plan to budget for your kitchen remodel has as much to do with meeting your wants and needs, but also how long you plan to remain in your home. Today's trend to retire in place means many Americans are going to make sure they include the best ideas a kitchen remodel can bring to their decision. When you are planning on staying in your home for more than five years, plan a budget of 15%-18% of the total value of your home. So, if your home is worth $300,000, a kitchen remodel budget of $45,000 is a reasonable investment. It is our pleasure to help you work your way through all the planning, budget considerations, and decisions a kitchen remodel brings. Here is a list of preliminary questions for you to consider and discuss with us during the early planning stages:

  • How often do we prepare meals in our kitchen?
  • Is our kitchen the focal point of daily family life? Is the face of the
  • refrigerator an art gallery for budding Rembrandts?
  • How much time do we spend in the kitchen and dining room area?
  • Do we have children or physically impaired family members in the kitchen?
  • Do we eat in the kitchen, or is it a place for meal preparation only?
  • How often is there more than one person involved in meal preparation?
  • How does the current traffic flow work in our kitchen and how would we improve it?
  • What are our storage needs?
  • How often do we shop and how much room do we need for all categories of consumables?
  • Are we happy with the appliances we currently have, or are we going to update them during the remodel?
  • How safe and efficient is our current kitchen and what changes might we make to correct deficiencies?
  • Is there enough light for meal preparation?
  • Do we need more countertop surface area to prepare meals efficiently?
  • Do we need a larger stove or refrigerator?
  • How much are we willing to invest to have the kitchen we want?

Once you have considered these questions, the next step is a discussion about your wants and needs with Castle Rock Construction. We will help you with the types and styles of cabinets, comparing one countertop surface to another, and how best to use the floor space you have, or whether to step outside your current foot print. Let us give you what you want within a budget you are comfortable.

Many Options 

  • Cabinet
  • Appliances
  • Tile
  • Granite
For more information, please visit

Monday, October 28, 2013

The Never Forget Pendant & Chain - Bryan-Braker Funeral Home

The Never Forget Pendant & Chain is sterling silver, is designed by Deborah J. Birdoes, and is from her "Inspirational Blessings™" collection of jewelry.

• A beautiful reminder of a loved one that has passed.

• This item comes with an 18" chain, pre-packaged in a gift box.

• Also included is a card with a verse from scripture.

Quote from Scripture:

"But watch out! Be very careful never to forget what you have seen the LORD

do for you. Do not let these things escape from your mind as long as you live! And be sure to pass

them on to your children and grandchildren." Deuteronomy 4:9

More Information HERE

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Random Reminiscences of Men and Events by John D. Rockefeller. Narrated by Harry Elders - Del's Outlet

Random Reminiscences of Men and Events by John D. Rockefeller. Narrated by Harry Elders

c1985 Newstrack, Inc.

From the package: "Rockefeller founded the Standard Oil Company and became on e of the most famous businessmen and philanthropists of all time. In Random Reminiscences, he recounts how he did it, and describes the events, associations and philosophy that shaped his success. Businss may have changed since his day, but the qualities that make for success like his are universal."

Audiobook is on two cassettes (approx. 3 hours) in very good condition. On a scale of 1-10, this is a 9.

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Knotty Hair Salon's Fall Special

Receive a complimentary pumpkin conditioning treatment 

OR brow wax 

with any color or highlight service 
(By Stacey or Megan Only)

Expires 11/30/2013

Call to schedule your appointment 

Knotty Hair Salon
601 Main Street
Suisun City, CA 94585


Monday, October 21, 2013

Ford F-650 Gas Low-Profile Cab Chassis with 18' Flatbed and Steel Gates

Don Beezley, Commercial Sales Manager at Northside Ford Trucks in Portland, Oregon shows off an F-650 Gasoline powered chassis with an 18' Flatbed with 48" Steel Gates and Class V Receiver. This unit is also a low profile model with 19.5" wheels and lower profile tires to make it convenient to get in and out and load the vehicle. See more at, or call 800-757-4535

Saturday, October 19, 2013

A.R.E. V-Series Shell with Allure Roof Rack On Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

Kevin is showing a job for an avid hunter where an A.R.E. V-Series Camper Shell or Truck Cap with no frills is matched to a HD Allure Aluminum Rack on the shell. The interior is easily cleaned after a hunting trip and having the dogs in the back. The rack allows for carrying heavier things than other shell racks, and it is all inexpensive and yet has the full quality of all the A.R.E. products.

See more at, or call 707-447-9905 and talk to Kevin.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013

Ramirez Garage Doors Has Been Featured On HGTV

Whether your needs are a single garage door for your home or hundreds of doors for your business, you've come to the right source for your garage door solution. Ramirez Doors offers a complete line of residential and commercial door and operator products. Our trained Service Technicians repair or service residential, commercial and industrial garage doors and electric door operators in Northern California.

We want to ensure every homeowner makes the right decision when considering home repairs or improvements. The right garage door is styled to compliment your home and designed to fit your lifestyle. Ramirez Doors can help you make the best choice for your needs and budget.

Ramirez Garage Doors have been featured in over 10 episodes of the Home and Garden Television (HGTV) makeover series "Curb Appeal".

If your garage door is old and worn out, or if you're simply getting tired of the way your house looks, it might be time for a new garage door. New garage doors are more energy efficient than older doors, and they also offer better security. A new garage door can improve your homes "Curb Appeal" and provide a great first impression and increase it's value. Ramirez Doors can help you accomplish a transformation on your home.

Visit our Vacaville showroom with a selection of garage doors on display.

Ramirez Doors offers free, no obligation, in-home estimates within the Solano, Napa, Contra Costa and Marin counties of Northern California.

To schedule your free estimate, please call us for an appointment date and time or you may also contact us at 707-451-2700 for an appointment.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

United Heart Provides Medical Training

FAIRFIELD — Some rooms in United Heart Training Center look like a hospital, right down to the beds with patients in them.

These patients have liquid flowing in their veins and can shed tears, but they’re not human. They are high-tech mannequins that help nurses, paramedics, doctors and others in the health profession get ready for the real thing.

Dr. Yvonne Lawson-Thomas founded the training center in 2011 in a waterfront Suisun City office building. She recently moved the operation to 420 Executive Court, Suite G in Fairfield.

Business is apparently booming. The new location has 8,000 square feet – twice as much as the Suisun City site – and Lawson-Thomas has filled it up.

NorthBay Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente employees trained at United Heart as the hospitals worked on their trauma center status, Lawson-Thomas said.

“Our center is the only one in the world that stands on its own and we’re not affiliated with anyone,” Lawton-Thomas said. “It’s just me, a single owner, no partners or anything.”

The center has a simulation emergency room with four beds and an infant warmer for premature babies. It has a training room for spinal cord injuries. It has an operating room where the mannequins have a rubber-like skin that doctors can cut into. It has a room for X-ray and ultrasound training. It has an outdoor area where paramedics can train.

Lawton-Thomas was born and raised in Jamaica and came to California in 1960. Her specialties are trauma surgery and cardiology. She worked at David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base and retired in 2011.

But retirement only meant a new career. Lawton-Thomas disliked the idea of sitting around at home trying to figure out what to do. Instead, she decided to launch a venture that merged her love for medicine with her love for teaching.

The center has other doctors involved besides Lawton-Thomas. Among them are Thomas Lenz of David Grant Medical Center, Michael Allhouse of Children’s Hospital in Madera and retired U.S. Navy Capt. John Bartlett. Courses range from advanced cardiac life support to advanced trauma care for nurses to pediatric advanced life support.

Go to to learn more about United Heart Training Center.
Article Source: Daily Republic

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Platinum Services' Champagne Fountain Is Always A Party Favorite

Charles with Platinum Services Event Rentals shows us a very popular item in their inventory: the Champagne Fountain. This can be used with Champagne, Fruit Juice, Sparkling Cider, or any liquid you may like. It is perfect for filling champagne style glasses and is fun and elegant.

Contact Platinum Services Event Rentals at 707-365-7981 and visit their website at

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Fire Alarms & Inspections - Safe Side Security Inc.

Safe Side Security Inc. provides commercial fire alarms for any application; from voice evacuation to simpler water flow systems. Often times the fire alarm installation is the last thought during construction but is a requirement before the building can be signed off for occupancy. Local Fire Marshals, National Fire Protection Association and current Life Safety Code requirements can be confusing and difficult to interpret. Let our California Fire & Life Safety qualified technicians assist you in designing and installing your fire alarm system. We are also a listed U.L. (Underwriters Laboratories) installing Fire Alarm company.

Our company also provides Fire Alarm Inspection service for local & monitored fire alarm systems. We adhere to the inspection requirements as outlined in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) guidelines and provide comprehensive testing and maintenance of fire detection devices.

If you already have a fire alarm system, we can provide inspections and 24 hour U.L. monitoring by Total Monitoring Services, Inc. Call our office to speak with one of our qualified Fire specialists.

For more information please visit

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Cleanly Remove Trip Hazards - Precision Concrete Cutting

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 defines a ‘trip hazard’ as any vertical change of over 1/4 inch or more at any joint or crack. Since the ADA demands strict compliance, trip hazards represent a legal liability to our clients. Cities, school districts, hospitals, churches, shopping malls, universities, apartment complexes, and other large buildings are all extremely concerned with this liability.

Precision Concrete Cutting's patented saw-cutting technology completely and cleanly removes trip hazards from sidewalks, virtually eliminating claims that result from trips and falls on uneven sidewalk. By having Precision Concrete Cutting remove their trip hazards, our clients reduce their legal liability using the most efficient and cost effective method available.
  • Each offset will be tapered according to the specifications requested by the client and will have a smooth, uniform appearance and texture.
  • The raised sidewalk will be cut from edge to edge and brought to a zero point of differential settlement, completely eliminating the trip hazard.

Our service, unlike other approaches, accurately measures each offset to ensure that we achieve the slope requested by our customers. The only alternative available to achieve ADA compliance (if done correctly) is removal and replacement, which is costly, disruptive, and time consuming.

Precision Concrete Cutting is the leader in uneven sidewalk repair. Our patented process stretches your budget, makes sidewalks ADA compliant, and eliminates trip and fall liability. Our sidewalk repairs typically save our clients 70-90% compared to sidewalk replacement.
Call us at 650-867-8657 today!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Made in Madera

Printed by the Fresno Bee on February 3, 2013

Frustrated at jobs getting shipped overseas, a Madera manufacturer is launching a line of "Made in America" products.

The Nemat Management Group employs 30 people on Road 24 in Madera. Normally, they make machinery that other manufacturers use to make their products, such as grape-processing equipment or machinery that makes solar panels.

But owner Mike Nemat wants to start making products that are often now made in China. The company already is manufacturing the TV Mighty Mount, a metal mounting system for flat-screen TVs. The company will start taking orders on its website soon and hopes to find a retailer to sell the Mighty Mount.

Nemat also is considering making woodworking equipment and theft-proof mailboxes. High quality, simple design and a process with little waste can keep American-made products competitive and costs down, he said.

"I believe in making American products," he said. "I think manufacturing should have stayed in the United States. It shouldn't have gone offshore."

For more information about Nemat Inc., please visit

Monday, September 23, 2013

Get To Know Julz Ice Cream & Candy!

1453 Sacramento Ave
West Sacramento CA 95605 
Julz Ice Cream and Candies, formerly known as Naidu’s Ice cream has been a family owned business in West Sacramento for the past 23 years. We are a wholesale Novelty warehouse specializing in brand names like Blue Bunny, Good Humor, Its It, Nestle, Haagen Dazs, Wonder, Foster Farms, Ben & Jerry’s, M & M Mars, Delicias, and Rich’s to name a few.  We serve the local ice cream truck vendors, mini marts, schools, Churches, Company picnics, and General Public in any event that needs ice cream. 
My father, Mr. Naidu started as an ice cream vendor on the streets of Dixon, California, 30 years ago.  We all grew up selling ice cream on the streets of Dixon.  As soon as we got our driver’s license, our father gave us an ice cream truck to teach us responsibility and the value of a hard earned dollar.  Even till this day, we are known as THE ICE CREAM family in Dixon.  I remember throwing candies out from the trucks at the Dixon Mayfair Parade.  Good times!!!
Today our pride and joy is this wholesale novelty warehouse, which is operated by husband Ravi, my two son’s Shivam and Avineet and myself, Julz.  We are open seven days a week from 8am to 1pm, weather permitting.  Our hours change for the winter months. But whether hot or cold, ice cream is a treat that everyone loves to eat, stop by and check us out!!!!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Top Talent in Logistics Frequently Asked Questions

Why use a recruiter?  Recruiting is both an art and a science. Collectively, our team has many years of research and practice in talent acquisition.  We are experts in finding the talent you want and need because this is what we do – all day every day.

Most companies outsource the recruiting function when there is a sense of urgency in filling a mission-critical position or when they need our expertise in sourcing top talent they cannot find on their own.  Top Talent has many resources at our disposal.  As we target passive candidates, we are going after successful people who are not necessarily looking for jobs.  Because we source nationally, our database of prospective candidates runs deep and wide.  With a sole focus on logistics, we know your competition well and what it takes to get the best.

What is the difference between a Contingency Agreement a Retainer Agreement? 

Contingency:  This agreement does not require a commitment from either party, but stands as a binding agreement to discuss opportunities. A contingency agreement essentially says that we are not obligated to show you any candidates and you are not obligated to hire any of our candidates.  However, should we present a candidate to you and you hire them, you will owe us a fee.    The fee is due in its entirety on the day the candidate starts.  We offer a 60 day guaranty on the placement and if the candidate leaves within a 60 day period, we replace them at no additional charge. Contingency agreements are not our preferred way of doing business, but we do offer the option.

Retained - This commitment agreement is used when clients have a sense of urgency.  When a position needs to be filled within a certain period of time and with a specific type of person, we are obligated through this contract to find the right person in the designated time period.  Through a retained contract, you agree that if we find the person you have specified, you will make the hire.   The fee is the same as with a contingency agreement, but the structure of the fee differs. One third of the estimated fee is due when the agreement is signed, and the balance is paid on the day the candidate starts.  If you are serious about getting specific talent in place, this is the way to go.  If we do not source the candidate within the time period specified in the agreement, we refund the retainer portion in full.  Our guaranty period is longer for this agreement and if a candidate leaves on their own accord or is terminated in that 90 day period, we replace them at no charge.  Retained clients get the first look at our candidates, and are a priority over contingency searches.  We also assign a specific recruiting team to retained clients and hold our team accountable for meeting your needs.  

Why do you recommend retained searches?  We believe that both parties have to have skin in the game. What we have found is that firms that put a retainer up front are more invested in the search process, our calls get returned faster and there a greater sense of urgency across the board.  Our executive recruiters know that you are committed to hiring Top Talent from us and are fully committed to providing you with thorough communication and timely results. We like dealing with companies that say “Make us a priority”!  Because we do.

What if I hire an Agent and they don’t perform to the level you say they will?  In our Agent search agreement, we incorporate something we believe no other firm is doing – we provide a 1 year performance guaranty.  If the agent does not produce at least 80 % of what they say, then we make up the difference with another agent at no charge.  Is this a strong guaranty? Absolutely.  We want you to feel comfortable with bringing on agents we represent.

You don’t offer terms and require payment on the day the candidate starts. That’s awfully fast.  Yes it is. We work fast and very aggressively, and our staff of recruiters is highly incented to bring you the best talent possible.  Since the bulk of their compensation comes in the form of commission, they want to be paid when the search is complete.  In Logistics, the companies that pay their carriers or vendors the fastest, win.  Carriers then make those firms a priority.  We work the same way.  If you pay us fast, you will get first consideration.  Pay us slow and don’t expect to be a favorite among our recruiters.

If I hire you to find me someone, will you recruit any of my people down the road?  Never. Once you are a client, you are always a client. Some of our clients hire talent from us every year and other come to us for one executive. Our belief is once a client, always a client.  There is a saying in recruiting:  “You are either a client or a source for candidates” but you can’t be both. We are very proud of this because not all of our competitors conduct themselves the same way. Being ethical is extremely important to us.

What is a passive candidate?  Passive candidates are the cream of the crop. They are currently employed, well respected, strong contributors to their organizations.  Most are not actively looking for a job and therefore do not have their resumes posted all over the internet.  It takes solid recruiting techniques to encourage these people to engage with us and consider making a move. We help open their eyes and minds to other outstanding opportunities and are experts in doing so.

Do you do any consulting?  We are available for a wide variety of consulting assignments.  Our staff and affiliates have consulting experience in the following areas: Agent Programs, Sales Compensation Plans, Business Coaching, Human Resource Management, Organizational Analysis and Sales Development, Restructuring and Sales Acceleration.

I have been burned by a recruiter in the past, why are you different?  Unfortunately, we hear this more than we’d like.  While we cannot atone for the sins of another, we will be right up front with you and spend a lot of time getting to know you and understanding what you want.  We are not a resume service or a staffing agency so we don’t just throw resumes at you hoping one will stick.  The majority of our clients see less than three candidates and it is not uncommon for our clients to hire the first person we present. Why? Because we have an extremely in-depth due diligence process with both clients and candidates where we ask a lot of questions to ensure we understand what is important. We also will not bring someone to the table unless we feel we have hit the nail on the head.  If our initial candidate is not chosen, we dig deep to find out where we missed the mark, recalibrate and in most cases, the second candidate is hired.

Why do I need to give you my account list?  Prior to joining one of our client firms we do our best to insure your accounts are not already customers of our client. We also want provide our client companies with the opportunity to do cursory credit checks on your clients.  All of our clients understand the confidential nature of our business and we have not had any issues sharing this information.  This step is taken to insure your transition will be easy and profitable for everyone.

Do you work with all companies?  No. We only do logistics and we screen clients prior to representing them.  Clients range from $2 million to $2 billion in sales, the majority of which range from $25 million to $100 million.  Clients must be credit-worthy, ethical, growing, and pass the “we would work there ourselves” test.  In addition, we like organizations that have “Sizzle” rather than being milk toast.  We connect with top executives so that the highest decision makers possible are involved in the process.

Do you work with any candidates?  No. We have a saying at Top talent – “We do not market mediocrity.”  Not everyone is Top Talent, so we screen all candidates prior to representing them.  We dig deep to fully understand who they are and what they bring to the table. Are they high producers? Top Sales Executives?  Experienced, ethical agents? More importantly, do they exude certain traits that are common among other highly Top Talented individuals?  In our candidate searches, we look for these traits in addition to experience and expertise.

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