September 2nd, 2014 at 10:00 am


With all the new, innovative and amazing architectural projects taking place around the globe, it can be easy to overlook what we have right here in Southern California. You don’t have to go abroad to see a stunning work of art (although it’s a great travel excuse). Below is our list of 12 architectural masterpieces located just a short drive from you.

  1. The Getty Center (LA)
  2. Disney Theater (LA)
  3. Bradbury Building (LA)
  4. Museum of Contemporary Art (LA)
  5. Gamble House (Pasadena)
  6. The Hollyhock House (LA)
  7. Salk Institute (SD)
  8. Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels (LA)
  9. Hotel del Coronado (SD)
  10. Crystal Cathedral (Garden Grove)
  11. Segerstrom Center for the Arts (Costa Mesa)
  12. Geisel Library (SD)


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August 29th, 2014 at 10:00 am

Find experts, inspiration and more! That’s the motto of the San Diego home Show, which is just around the corner. Coming up on September 5th through 7th, this is a must attend event for anyone who is planning or in the process of remodeling, landscaping or decorating their home. Exhibitors provide product demonstrations, how-to tutorials, design samples and other interactive experiences. Attend the show to compare prices and quality, discover new ideas and meet the experts!


Friday, September 5th 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Saturday, September 6th 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Sunday, September 7th 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


San Diego Convention Center

111 West Harbor Drive

San Diego, CA 92101



For more information, visit


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August 28th, 2014 at 11:00 am

Curb appeal – something sellers hear endlessly about when they are putting their home on the market. Suddenly you may be scrambling to complete all kinds of home renovations in a short period of time. The best way to avoid this from happening to you is by keeping up to date on your home maintenance. One of those projects that often gets pushed aside or back a few years is resealing your asphalt driveway. Fortunately it’s a simple project that can easily be completed on your own. Asphalt driveways should be resealed every two years. Follow this step-by-step guide to get your driveway look its very best.

Before you get started, watch this video below for a brief outline of what you’re in for. Then, follow our guide to get your driveway sealed and ready to go in no time!

Step 1: Clean the Surface

Haul out the weed whacker and start by trimming down grass alongside the driveway. If there are any bushes, be sure to cut back branches. Inspect your driveway for gas or oil stains; scrub off with a mild detergent. Follow sweeping the entire surface of debris and scraping out any cracks with a knife or flathead screwdriver. At this point it may be wise to create a barricade at the entrance to your driveway to prevent anyone from passing over the surface.

Step 2: Repairs

Pick up a patch sealer from your local hardware store and fill any cracks or potholes. Once complete, sweep again, rinse and let sit for 24 hours. (more…)

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August 27th, 2014 at 11:00 am

Ice Bucket Challenge


If you’ve been on social media the last few weeks you’ve probably seen the ALS Ice Bucket challenge, but did you know our President & CEO David Cabot, Orange County managers and The Charitable Foundation board members accepted the challenge?

That’s right, head to our YouTube Channel see some of our team get completely drenched!

A special thank you goes out to Burnz Eye View for donating their time and resources to shoot the video for us.

Visit our Facebook page to check out photos from the event at Photography services were provided by Obeo.

What is ALS?

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehig’s Disease,” is a progressive neurodegenerative disease. It affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. ALS can also affect motor neurons that reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. ALS is a devastating disease that results in loss of control and movement throughout the body.

How can you help?

Raise awareness and join our staff by taking the challenge today! If you’d rather not dump ice water over your head you can donate online or participate on November 8th in the 3rd Annual Walk to Defeat ALS.

Learn more about ALS and the challenge by visiting


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August 26th, 2014 at 11:00 am

Hose on ground

Residents of Southern California are doing their part to conserve water and follow the restrictions currently in place. But, there’s more you can do right at home to conserve water. Not only will these tips contribute to water conservation efforts, but they will also lower your water bill. The majority of these tips are simple fixes that everyone can do in their home starting today, a few require a bit more planning and maintenance. (more…)

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