Thursday, May 30, 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!!!!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Northwest Roofing & Waterproofing - Meeting All Your Roofing Needs

Northwest Roofing and Waterproofing is a company with extremely high standards, creating a roof for you to be admired! A roof you can trust to protect against nature's elements for many years to come. We firmly believe that our customers are our most valuable asset.

Northwest Roofing and Water Proofing is a leader in the residential and commercial roofing industry because of its outstanding customer service.

Whether it is a repair service, maintenance service, or a new roof, Northwest Roofing and Waterproofing is equipped to meet all your roofing needs.


MISSION STATEMENT: To give our Customers the service and quality that we would expect ourselves. Providing personal attention in a professional manner with a focus on quality workmanship.

  • Family owned and operated 
  • Owner of the company in the business for 16 years 
  • Shortest term employee in the business for 6 years 
  • Owner on every job site 
  • We pay higher wages to keep quality employees 
  • Bonded and insured a minimum of 1 million
The weakest link in your home or business is probably right over your head. At Northwest Roofing & Waterproofing we have carefully studied the various roofing products available and can suggest the best application for your particular needs. We specialize in residential re-roofs, downspouts and gutter repairs along with water proofing decks and patios, especially on the second floor. With years of experience and thousands of durable, weather-resistant roofs completed, we know how to provide estimates for every job. Our quotes are reasonably priced and the work will be completed in a timely matter. Northwest Roofing & Waterproofing is licensed and insured for your protection.

Preventive maintenance and effective repair for your roofing system will save you thousands of dollars in the long run. Northwest Roofing & Waterproofing is located in Dixon. Call them at 707-678-9185 or toll-free 1-800-766-3529 or fax them at 707-678-0447. They can provide cost effective technology in maintenance, reinforcement, restoration and new roofing systems. They offer Cool Roof Systems for industrial buildings that may quality for Department of Energy rebates.

Remember, a good roof isn't luck. It is result of durable, quality products, accurate bids and experienced professionalism. Northwest Roofing & Waterproofing is a member of the Better Business Bureau, Chamber of Commerce.

If you are in need of a new roof or any repairs call them at 707-678-9185, or you may e-mail at


We specialize in built-up, metal, modified, and single-ply systems. There is no residential or commercial project too big or too small. For safety reasons, hot tar services are not available.

We offer the following services:
• Re-roofing
• Waterproofing Decks and Patios
• Down Spouts and Gutter Repairs
• Preventive Maintenance
• Repairs (any type)

• Suisun Roofing Supply
• California Shingle and Shake
• Roofing Supply Group
• ABC Supply Brand Name Products:
• GAF Elk
• Owens

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Help Celebrate Safe Side Security's 30 Year Anniversary at Their Open House

You are invited 
to celebrate Safe Side Security's 30 year anniversary at their
Open House
Thursday June 13th, 2013 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
1240 Commerce Avenue Suite C Woodland, Ca 95776
Appetizers will be served throughout the day at this come and go event.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Star Tech European - Automotive Service and Repair Performance Specialists

 About Star Tech European

We are a European Automotive Service and Repair facility. We specialize in Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Porsche, Jaguar, Audi, Volkswagen, Volvo and Mini. We are also a Bosche Service Center.

From minor services like oil changes to major repairs we are skilled and ready to service your vehicle with care and thoroughness. With over 35 years of experience, we have the knowledge to give you the best service possible.

Unlike most repair facilities, the owner of this facility is the head mechanic!

A Bit of History
Don Westhaver has been working on cars in Vallejo for over 35 years and was shop foreman for the Mercedes-Benz, Porsche dealer in Vallejo for 15 years. He was the recipient of the rare and coveted Star Technician award from the Mercedes-Benz factory. Don also has a great deal of Porsche factory training and has the Audi/VW Quality Control award as well. When that dealership closed, Don decided to go out on his own.

We moved to Vacaville 9 years ago and it began to make more sense to move our business to Vacaville. In January, 2008 we opened for business at our current location. We have been busy ever since with very little advertising and are very pleased that we made the move.

How We Feel About Business

The auto repair business doesn't have the  best reputation, so we go the extra mile to build trust. That includes taking extra time to really explain what your car needs and why. Our goal is to give professional, friendly, honest service without the stress and hassle of going to the dealer. We will never sell you something you don't need.

Star Tech European
23 Union Way
Vacaville, CA 95687



Tuesday, May 21, 2013

“Uncorked” - A Unique Wine Tasting of Suisun Valley Appellated Wines

Come and Taste the Wines of Suisun Valley

June 22, 2013 | 6 PM – 9 PM
at Il Fiorello Olive Oil Company

Join the Suisun Valley Growers and Vintners to celebrate Suisun Valley with an evening of extraordinary food and wine.

Honored chefs:
Chef Marvin Martin executive chef of Il Fiorello
Chef Peter Halikas owner of Mankas Steakhouse
Chef Morgan Robinson owner of Smoke Open Fire

Sunday, May 19, 2013

5 Reasons for Small Businesses to Outsource Payroll

Small business owners are a unique class of citizens. They are ambitious, intelligent, quick on their feet, perceptive, and are generally great problem solvers. They also face a very unique set of challenges. Unlike mega-business moguls who have endless corporate reserves to pull from when the time comes to make something happen, small business owners are mostly on their own. They make the choices, they do the work, and it is up to them to make the most of what they have to work with... which is EXACTLY why they would benefit from the opportunity to outsource a task like payroll out to another company.

The internet and the business sector have given birth to many different payroll outsourcing options over the last few years. As a small business owner, you actually have more options in this area than ever before. But is it worth it? Is it worth it to outsource such a vital component of your business, or is the risk greater than the payoff?

Here are 5 reasons for why you SHOULD outsource the payroll responsibilities of your small business. I am pretty sure that you will find that these reasons make a lot of sense, which is EXACTLY why more small business owners are outsourcing this vital task than have ever before!

1... It Will Save You Money
In the old days, you would have needed to have someone on payroll to do your accounting work. If you didn't have someone, then you would have had to figure out how to do it yourself. While hiring someone is not always a bad thing, it can hurt you if you don't want to spend more money on a full-time person, JUST to do payroll! Outsourcing is much cheaper, and accomplishes the same thing.

2... It Will Save You Time
Outsourcing payroll will keep the problem off of your shoulders. After all, if you don't have an employee to do it, you might have to fill the roll... which will seriously cut in on your own time. As a business owner, you have important things to do, and you might not be able to afford the time it will take you to figure out payroll each week.

3... It Will Keep The Books Accurate
Payroll is definitely not easy! While those who have done it for a while can get used to it, there are a lot of numbers and figures to keep straight. If you do something wrong, it could come back to haunt you later in the form of an IRS audit, and that is definitely something that you will want to avoid! Outsourcing this roll to a professional service, however, will keep you in the free and clear when it comes to taxes, fees, reporting, and wages.

4... You Have A Lot Of Options
Outsourcing payroll is definitely easier now than it has ever been... and one of the reasons for this is due to the incredible number of options at your disposal! A lot of bookkeepers and enrolled agents have payroll and tax services. These options make payroll easy and hassle free! With so many inexpensive options, you would be amazed at how much of a load this could take off of your mind!

5... It Will Help You To Move Forward
As a business owner, you need to keep moving forward. Being stuck on payroll is definitely not something that is going to be conducive to getting more accomplished. If you don't do something to get this task taken care of, it is going to eat up more and more of your time. Eventually, you are going to HAVE to do something... and outsourcing the task now can be a great way to set yourself up for more efficiency later on.

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Payroll Etcetera will confidentially manage your payroll and bookkeeping services, including preparing payroll, W2's, quarterlies and monthly financial statements. We can help you save time by taking over these tasks so you can focus on what you do best, running your business. Serving all of Solano County; including Vacaville, Fairfield, Dixon, Suisun City, Rio Vista, Benicia and Vallejo.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Talk of the Town Salon in Vacaville

Talk of the Town Salon
358 Merchant Street
Vacaville, CA 95688

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Talk of the Town Salon in Vacaville is a SALON offering expertise in Hair care and SofTap Permanent Makeup.

At Talk of the Town Salon in Vacaville we guarantee to satisfy your every need with our well-established staff of artists and designers. It is our desire to provide you with excellent customer service and superior quality work! We not only hope to exceed your expectations but, we strive to do so in a positive and uplifting environment.

We offer fantastic services and product selections such as Enjoy, Eufora Haircare Products, Alterna Caviar, Moroccan Oil, and Cinderella Hair Extensions.

With our up-to-date looks and trends, we invite you to become a part of Talk of the Town's family!

At Talk of the Town we love what we do and do what we love and we specialize in YOU!

Call us for a consultation with one of our highly qualified designers. Let them rise to the challenge of your beauty needs.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Ultimate Life Services - What I do as a Life Coach

I am often asked-- what do I do as a life coach?

First and foremost -- You cannot get new results with old behaviors. So, I meet with my client (in person or over the phone) and we review their "life history" in as complete a manner as possible.  Part of the process includes discussing their hopes, dreams, and aspirations.  In addition, we conduct a personal life inventory in order to confirm personal strengths. 

Afterword, my main job is to Activate POTENTIAL(we all have potential and talents - it may just it needs to be activated) and Instill CONFIDENCE.  These objectives are achieved by the following:
  • Have conversations you may not want to have that you really need to have.
  • "Push" you to do some things you may not want to do but you need to do.
  • "Help" you become something that you didn't think you could become.
How do I accomplish the above?  By establishing TRUST ... lending PERSPECTIVE ... ensuring PREPARATION ... and providing DISCIPLINE & ACCOUNTABILITY.

Need a coach or desire a coach?  It may not be as expensive as you think and definitely worth the investment.  Please contact me - or (865) 803-7404.  

 For more information please visit:

Monday, May 13, 2013

ABC Music Store Owners to be Honored for Donating Over $100,000 to Local Music Programs

On May 16th the board of Benicia Unified School District will acknowledge ABC Music Store owners Stan and Marianne Houston for donating more than $100,000 over the past five years to the district’s various music programs. What started as a for-profit enterprise, when originally conceived by the Houston’s, quickly transformed into a fund raising platform as a result of the dire financial burden placed on the district’s operating budget. The Houston’s elected to forego personal profiteering from their Benicia store and instead transferred the last five years of net income to Benicia school music classes and programs. The public is invited to the board meeting as well as a reception which follows immediately at their music store. 


Date of BUSD board meeting: Thursday May 16, 2013 
Time: 7:00pm 
Location: District Offices - 350 East K Street - Board Room 
Reception: Immediately following Board presentation 
Location: ABC Music Store & Academy, 739 First Street – Downtown Benicia 
Contact: Stan Houston, 707-746-7565

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Looks Forward To Visiting The Dentist - Regency Dental

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

Friday, May 10, 2013

Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit

Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn't the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of "grit" as a predictor of success.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Solano Mortgage Sports Challenge For Charity

Solano Mortgage challenges any business or organization in Solano County to a game of the sport of your choosing with the losing team to donate $500 to the winner's local charity of choice. The winning team will donate $250 to loser's chosen charity. 

So "Get Your Game On!" Let's have some fun for a great cause! 

For details and rules of engagement contact: 
Jim Porter or Cheryl Bovee @ 707-449-4777

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Pierce Energy Planning Provides Complete Energy Conservation Services

Pierce Energy Planning is a full service consulting firm that provides energy management and facility planning services. The Company specializes in developing energy behavior management programs for public and private sector clients.

Many organizations know that there is money to be saved by managing energy costs in their facilities. However, in the majority of cases they do not have the knowledge, experience, and personnel to actually create and implement an energy program that will achieve results. By using Pierce Energy Planning, our clients are able to save money on energy and allocate scarce resources to other areas. In this way, we support them in creating maximum value.

Founded in 1994 by Sue Pierce, CPA, Principal, Pierce and Associates provides organizations with a full range of energy behavior management services including:
  • Energy Benchmarking 
  • Energy Planning 
  • Energy Team Creation and Support 
  • Energy Audits Energy Reporting 
  • Energy Software Consultation 
  • Sustainability Consulting
For more information please visit

Monday, May 6, 2013

Earth Day Solano Event In Suisun City CA

Rod talks about the 3rd Annual Earth Day Solano event held in Suisun City, CA on April 20th, 2013. One of the unique events this year was several artists participating in "Garbage Art." See more about this event and Mission Solano at

Sunday, May 5, 2013

GuardDog™ Stops Fuel and Chemical Spills In Their Tracks

Independent Secondary Shutoff Control System® - Spill Prevention Technology

With the environment, life safety and product security in mind, we developed the proprietary patented GuardDog to continuously monitor from 1 to 2 sets of Overfill Detection and Static Ground units, from 1 to 8 individual product meter pulses, up to two vapor recovery hose pressure transducers, and from 1 to 8 individual preset pump commands per unit.

Under normal conditions the GuardDog is silent, until its predictive intelligence predicts valve failure within 750 msec of a wet probe event. Upon the predicted valve failure, it immediately leaps into action to shutdown pumps, close storage tank base valves and lock out the loading operation. It alerts management personnel of the problem and provides an opportunity for investigation. The GuardDog gives management control by not allowing loading to continue or resume until management determines that it is safe to load again by initiating a keyed system reset switch.

Not only does the GuardDog stop potential spills in their tracks, but it also sniffs out potential leaks, prevents over pressurization of cargo tank and attempted sabotage and product theft. It prevents catastrophic events while maximizing performance and minimizing false positives. The GuardDog gives management significant improvement in facility safety, security and control.

See more about this product at

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Jim Rohn: The Big D's

This is an excellent video to watch and consider the message. - UTMS

International Business Philosopher, Jim Rohn delivers an invigorating lecture on transforming your disciplines into joyful undertakings to create an enterprise with Herbalife. What can you achieve? Apply Jim's philosophy to put yourself on track to realize your full development.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Matt Garcia Cinco de Mayo Event Is Tomorrow, May 4th. Get Tickets Today!

5th Annual Cinco De Mayo Fiesta 
Dinner & Dancing 

Live music presented by 
DJ Khaos

Hilton Garden Inn Fairfield
2200 Gateway Ct.
Saturday, May 4th, 2013
6pm - 11pm

Tickets $65. Available online at

Proceeds to benefit The Matt Garcia PAL Youth Summer Jobs Program

To nominate someone for the Billy Yarbrough Spirit of Community Award, go to

Thursday, May 2, 2013

The Perfect Mother's Day Gift

Give your mother a gift this year that she is sure to love...a spa day gift certificate from 36 Oaks Country Retreat! It's a great way to show just how much you appreciate her.

It's convenient too! You can buy and print a gift certificate straight from 36 Oaks's website. They offer a variety of relaxing services. You can choose from an individual treatment or a spa day package.
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The service and ambience that have made 36 Oaks a premier day retreat remains the signature of our operations. From the full hands on time of each listed massage to herbal facial massages and body polishes, you will find a variety of options to reduce stress, rejuvenate, and regain a sense of well being. 

36 Oaks Country Retreat is nestled in a grove of majestic oak trees on Gibson Canyon Road. It is an oasis of relaxation and natural beauty in the Vacaville countryside. A lovely country cottage setting on two and a half acres, with wild ferns growing in the shade. It is not uncommon to see deer wandering through, an occasional raccoon or even a fox. 

The name, 36 Oaks, came from an actual counting of the oaks twenty years ago. Visiting the retreat, with its private patios, flowers, and cozy sitting areas, is a healing experience in itself, inviting you to get back in touch with nature and yourself. 

Please visit our website for more information

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Suisun Wildlife Center At Earth Day Solano Event

Suisun Wildlife Center ( participated in the Mission Solano 3rd Annual Earth Day Solano event held in Suisun City CA on April 20th 2013. See more about this event at