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Disaster Preparedness For You And Your Home

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Although it’s always a good idea to be ready for a natural disaster or emergency, the recent tragedies occurring across the country highlight how important disaster preparedness really is. You can’t anticipate the level of destruction that seismic activity, fire or severe weather can bring. But creating a plan to minimize damage to your property and keep your family safe in the …

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Built-in Grill Turns Up Summer Heat

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There’s no better season than summer to up your grilling game with a new barbecue. For some, it’s as simple as a trip to the local hardware store to upgrade to the newest, biggest, baddest barbecue model they can wheel to their truck– easy enough project for the casual user. But then there are those who take their commitment to grilling …

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Memorial Day Remembrance and Recreation

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A Day of Tribute and Tradition Set aside to honor the men and women who have sacrificed their lives in service of the United States Military, Memorial Day is a holiday marked by ceremonies of reflection and remembrance. With the rich naval and military history of the greater Long Beach area, you’ll find plenty of local opportunities to commemorate the …

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Ownership: The Cure for Rent Discontent?

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Clients often ask if now is a good time to buy a home, but it’s rare for anyone to ask if it’s a good time to rent. While we’d make the argument that the benefits of home ownership almost always outweigh those of renting, current market trends sharply underscore that today is most definitely not a prime time to rent. Runaway …

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A Day in the Snow

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Going to The Snow From Long Beach January proved to be record snowfall for California, with white mountains all along Los Angeles County as well as the Sierra Nevadas. Here in Long Beach, the line of the mountains has been a tease from across the clear skies, with the promise of a snow day just within reach. The forecast for …

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Colorado Lagoon Restoration Project

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The lagoon is getting a facelift, but that’s not all… The Colorado Lagoon was once a flourishing part of the historic Los Cerritos Wetlands and remains a habitat for various animals and plants. Today, it’s surrounded by beautiful homes and parks and is a special haven for families and Long Beach locals. But you’ve probably noticed… something’s afoot at the lagoon. Despite …

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Take A Ride On the Metro Blue Line

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The Los Angeles County Metro is one of the greatest developments in Southern California. Connecting the wide array of cities across the region, the Metro has the unique ability to help commuters, visitors, and eco-conscious citizens alike. The overwhelming approval of Measure M this last Tuesday approves a massive expansion of Metro lines. More people are becoming curious about this transit …

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4754 Palo Verde Avenue

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Spacious and Cheerful Ranch Home 4754 Palo Verde Avenue, Lakewood, CA  90713 Just Sold!   3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1486 sq. ft., 5215 sq. ft. lot (per tax records) Built in 1950 Offered at $497,000 2 car garage Check out this classic Lakewood ranch home in a great neighborhood. Just past the custom brick steps and porch lies a welcoming …

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Shed Savvy: The Wonderful Ways to Use a Shed

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Shed Design: A Worthy Transformation 10 Creative Ways to Use your Shed When you hear the word ‘shed,’ you tend to picture a small rustic garden shed where the lawnmower is stored. However, sheds have progressed a lot recently. Quality sheds are an excellent addition to any home and whether you’re planning to stay put or sell, it may be worth it …

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Free Things to do Outdoors in Long Beach

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Summer 2016: Roundup of Free (or Almost Free) Outdoor Activities and Events in Long Beach Long Beach is THE place to be this summer! From movies in the park to an amazing selection of outdoor festivals, there are so many fun things to do this summer in Long Beach! And the best part? Most of them are totally free! Festivals: …