Long Beach's Fresh Catch

Long Beach’s Fresh Catch

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Your Guide to Going Fishing in Long Beach Like most sports, fishing has its seasons, but being blessed with our local Pacific currents, fishing in Long Beach means an almost always open season– you just need some local insight, the right gear, and a knowledgeable charter to set you on the right track. Luckily these favorable conditions have created a …

Container Gardens Add Pop to Patios

Container Gardens Add Pop to Patios

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Need a patio refresh without the long term construction or investment of a remodel? Enter the container garden. An island unto itself, this self contained botanical canvass is only limited by the size of your container and the scope of your imagination. Curated and composed in the right combinations, they’re the ultimate DIY fix for a patio that needs a …

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House Hunting for Pet Perks

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When searching the market for your next home purchase, there’s a whole spectrum of features that top the list of every buyer’s dream property. For some, it’s finding a prime location or neighborhood, for others architectural style or structural design take precedence. Those with a green thumb search for the perfect landscape to watch their garden grow, while the home …

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Community Service & Involvement in Long Beach

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In neighborhoods across the US, a need for community involvement is cropping up from all generations, but it differs according to generation. While the older generations are feeling a keen sense of loss of community of their cities, the younger are feeling a driving need to become more invested in both involvement and community service. But where do we get started? …

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Getting Organized For the New Year

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2017 is here whether we were ready for it or not, yet don’t despair if you didn’t get as organized as you’d planned. It’s not too late to get organized for 2017. Don’t Procrastinate on Cleaning It’s a temptation to put off your to-dos and home maintenance . Take 2017 by storm by starting out with a tidy home.  If …

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Solar Benefits and Drawback for Owners

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Solar technology is a fantastic and fast moving industry, and the national desire to switch from traditional energy methods to renewable energy like solar is commendable. Solar energy is among the most hyped subjects for home improvement, with the promise of a completely sustainable and off-the-grid electrical service that will save homeowners money and the environment. That’s a big claim, …

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Home Products to Beat the Heat

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Beat the Heat in Style Multi-Functional Products You’ll Want at Home This Summer The summer heat is upon us. Check out these fabulous ways to beat the heat at home – even if you don’t have AC! The ZEF Climatic Table This sleek, modern, and functional dining room table has a special phase-changing material that absorbs and releases heat to …

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Peaches

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What’s in the Garden? Peaches are the perfect summer fruit. They are sweet, juicy, tangy, and every bite brings to mind wonderful summer memories… This stone fruit is a member of the rose family and is a cousin to cherries, apricots, plums and even almonds. Blush Colored Gems at Long Beach Farmers Markets Walk through any Long Beach Farmers’ Market …

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Protect Your Skin – Homemade Sunscreen

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Homemade Sunscreen Summer is the time to be outside and enjoy the great Southern California weather, and sunscreen in part of the routine. Yet, how many times a day in the winter do you remember to put on sunscreen. This past year Long Beach had 278 days of sunshine and how many days did you protect your skin? Sun exposure …

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Lemons

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What’s in the Garden? Lemons are in the gardens all over Long Beach. Drive through any neighborhood, and you will see branches drooping to the ground because they are covered with bright yellow bursts of sunshine. Lemons are the world’s healthiest fruit. They originated in in Asia and have been cultivated in China and India for 2500 years. They were brought to …