Sunday, March 29, 2015

Founder's Message - The Academy of 21st Century Learning




We are conveniently located in The Nut Tree Plaza in Vacaville. Your student will love it here—it’s inviting, challenging, safe, and fun! We have a mascot (Sophie the Shih Tzu) and a vibrant team of innovative and caring educators. Our educational games in the lobby even make parents want to get in on the learning, and where else can you write on the walls and tables, all in the name of education? So how does this all come together? As our model, The Academy of 21st Century Learning uses a framework comprised of four key categories that prepare students for the complex demands of learning in the 21st century.

  • Core Subjects in the 21st Century: All schools pay their respects to the core subjects –math, English, science, etc. –but we take our students to the next level by rigorously emphasizing critical thinking and analysis, creativity, and adaptability in all areas of their lives, whether it’s AP English, basketball, or Yearbook Club. 
  • Learning and Innovation Skills: What does Google teach a child? In today’s world, where there are many “right” answers, a search engine may be able to deliver the answer, but that does not mean it is actually capable of instilling the learning and innovation skills necessary for success. 
  • Information and Technology: Today’s textbook is a tablet. Although many teens claim to be technologically savvy, we realize the necessary tools for the 21st Century go well beyond being able to install your grandmother’s printer software. To this end, The Academy teaches advanced computing skills—we hold computer programming classes, and our tutors incorporate the use of advanced computational software in their instruction. 
  • Life and Career Skills: What happens when school ends and you’re faced with a real-life problem? Can you add it? Format it in MLA? Boil it in a beaker to find a solution? We prepare students life beyond the classroom by pushing them to their limits with challenging problems. The Academy is a place where it’s okay to be wrong. In fact, we embrace it, as no one has ever developed a strong character by solving easy math problems and being right all the time. 

Successful tomorrows start at The Academy!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Check Out Julz Ice Cream & Candy!


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!!!!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Solano County Fairgrounds Is Your Event Place!


Whether you have a large event or a small event, and whether it may be a private event or a public event, whether you prefer indoors or outdoors, the Solano County Fairgrounds is the perfect place for almost any event.

Here's just a few good reasons to choose the Solano County Fairgrounds:

  • There are 5 major buildings containing 61,400 square feet of space for indoor events.
  • The complex sits on 157 acres at the intersection of Interstate 80 and State Highway 37, so it is easily accessible and conveniently located for all of the bay area and beyond.
  • Just in case you might need this, we have a 5,000 seat grandstand, plus 1,000 seat bleacher seating for overflow.
  • There are 5 acres of paved area inside the grounds, so it is ideal for vehicle shows, motor sports, and other large outdoor attractions.
  • There is parking for 5,600 cars.
  • Adjacent to the fairgrounds is a full-service Courtyard by Marriott hotel, and just across the street from the fairgrounds is the Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Theme Park. Tie that with your event and you'll get nothing but rave reviews!

Well, that's just a few of the highlights and all good reasons to have your next event here. To see more information, visit our website at www.scfair.com

Friday, March 20, 2015

Pazdel Chiropractic - Quality, Affordable Chiropractic Care


http://www.pazdelchiropractic.com

Dr. Pazdel has always been fascinated by how the human body produces responses to interventions from man. When he began his college career, he set out to study this phenomenon and to pursue a career in Genetic Engineering. While attending San Jose State University, Dr. Pazdel suffered a career altering injury to his low back.

Like so many individuals, Dr. Pazdel began what evolved into several months of traditional medical care and therapy with no relief. One of his family members suggested that he seek care from a Chiropractor in the area. Within a couple of visits to the Chiropractor, his low back pain had subsided significantly. Following the completion of his treatment plan, Dr. Pazdel was completely relieved of the pain.

Feeling energized by the experience, Dr. Pazdel began researching Chiropractic methods of heath treatment. Following undergraduate work at San Jose State University, he enrolled in Life Chiropractic College West and graduated in 1990. After becoming licensed by the state of California, Dr. Pazdel began practicing as a Doctor of Chiropractic in a very large practice in Yuba City, California. Following a transfer to Fairfield, California, he purchased the practice in 1995 where every day he continues to be energized by how the human body produces responses to interventions from man and how efficiently Chiropractic care works for the healing of so many disorders and injuries. Dr. Pazdel feels truly blessed to have a career that he loves and to touch the lives of so many patients in a positive

Treatment Services:

Sports

Did you over do it on the weekend? Dr. Pazdel successfully treats sports injuries including tennis elbow, knee and ankle injuries, sprains, and strains. Pazdel Chiropractic can also work on wrist and feet problems, braces, supports, heel spurs, and fallen Arches.

Auto Accidents

Have you recently been in an auto accident? Even small accidents can lead to major problems if left untreated. Dr. Pazdel has successfully worked with accident victims to treat accident related acute pain conditions. These include trauma, neck and spine injuries, and whiplash.

Massage Therapy

In addition to chiropractic, Dr. Pazdel provides massage therapy, commonly used in the treatment of stress reduction, sports injuries, automobile and work injuries, headaches, chronic muscle tension and fatigue.

Supplements

Supplements provide the raw materials to allow your body to heal and function normally. Dr. Pazdel can recommend specific supplements depending on your specific condition and overall state of health.

Expert witness

Dr. Pazdel is an expert witness who can evaluate injuries and effectively communicate his expert opinion in a courtroom. His integrity and experience in chiropractic medicine often make the difference.

Recovery plans

We design recovery plans that meets your unique needs. Dr. Pazdel can design a plan that works with your insurance and time requirements. Let us take care of the details. "We take care of the details and get you on the road to recovery."

Pain Management

Due to extensive training, experience, and advanced certifications; Dr. Pazdel is uniquely qualified to treat chronic pain. Whether you are experiencing Migraines, Arthritis, Tendonitis, Fibro Myalgia, Scoliosis, or Bursitis; Dr. Pazdel can help you manage reoccurring pain. Dr. Pazdel has successfully helped individuals manage work related pain including Carpal Tunnel, and Repetitive Motion Syndrome.

Education

Doctor Pazdel's provides safety talks and training that meet the requirements of California SB 198. Safety training can reduce insurance costs for employers and reduce the lost time and wages. Work place safety includes training for back lifting and repetitive motion.

Evaluations

Dr. Pazdel is a certified provider of Department of Transportation physicals required for Class A drivers licenses. As a Workers' Compensation Specialist, Dr. Pazdel's provides Disability Evaluations.

Children and Young Adults

Pazdel Chiropractic is a family centered treatment facility that caters to children and young adults. We have extensive experience working with and treating children. We provide a child friendly environment that facilitates treatment for our younger patients. Dr. Pazdel also provides Sports Physicals and "Camp" Physicals to better serve his community.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

David Sarnoff by Eugene Lyons. Narrated by Bob Butz - Del's Outlet


David Sarnoff by Eugene Lyons. Narrated by Bob Butz

c1986 Newstrack, Inc.

From the package: "David Sarnoff immigrated as a child from a rural village in Russia. At fifteen, he took a job as office body at the Marconi Wireless Company . . . and there began a life-long association with an industry he helped to create. As an RCA executive, Sarnoff pioneered the development of both radio and TV, and as RCA president, he poured one hundred and thirty million dollars into the development of color television. No surprise that Sarnoff is called "the father of television."

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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Sunday, March 15, 2015

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

Friday, March 13, 2015

Bryan-Braker Adapts To The Needs Of Families


 1850 W. Texas Street, Fairfield, CA 94533
(707) 425-4697
bryanbraker.com

Fairfield - Bryan-Braker adapts to the needs of the families they serve. While providing funeral, cemetery and cremation services to local families for over 50 years there have been some changes.

Bryan-Braker realizes the value of personalization and its value to the families we serve. Celebrating a life lived through gatherings that allow more family participation and stories about how we remember our loved one are much more common today. Families are encouraged to bring in photographs of different times in their lives, doing what they loved to do for hobbies, fun, traveling, or being with family and friends. The photographs help to create a fuller picture of the person’s life. The times that made us laugh and times that made a difference in other people’s lives. From customized memorial folders to video tributes, we want to create a memorable service for everyone. This personalization will have them talking, laughing, crying and sharing memories. Helping families gather these life mementos, photos, memories, and to plan the gathering or celebration of one’s life is what we do at Bryan-Braker.

To help deliver this service we have invested in state of the art audio/visual equipment and have well trained staff that can scan a box of photo memories and turn them into a 6 to 10 minute video production that is a beautiful mosaic of the person’s life. This production would be accompanied by music and is a beautiful tribute to a life lived. Additional copies of the production can be given to family and friends. Also, we can create slideshows that can be continually shown on wall mounted LCD screens throughout the lobby areas during the visitations.

By staying up to date on technology, we have yet another tool for us to use to meet the needs of today’s families. We know that you only get to plan the service once and whether the family chooses a small or a grand send off, Bryan-Braker can help with all the details with special care of your loved one, assisting with hotel rooms for out of town guests, to the reception planning after the service.

Another trend is, more and more families are choosing cremation and we have our own crematory at our cemetery Fairmont Memorial Park and this is comforting to families knowing their loved one never leaves our care.

I often hear people say ….“There is nothing new in funeral service.” But that is only true if you’re not open to new ideas. We will always strive to be the best funeral service provider by having the best funeral directors and the necessary technology to meet the needs of the families we are privileged to serve.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Knotty Hair Salon - Experienced Stylists Who Cater to All!



Knotty Hair Salon is located in historical Suisun City. We are directly across from the beautiful waterfront. In 1927, this building was home to the Bank of Suisun. In 2009, Justin and Emily Giangrasso (owners) transformed this charming old building into a lovely salon with a friendly atmosphere.

Clients are now able to enjoy a relaxing shampoo in the chandelier adorned "Lather Room." At one time this room was the vault of the old bank. Still standing are the vault doors with all of their character and interest. Knotty Hair Salon has experienced stylists who cater to all. We offer a variety of services and specialize in many different areas. We highly recommend scheduling your appointment in advance, but walk-ins are always welcome!

At Knotty Hair we want our clients to leave the salon with a confident smile. Whether you desire a classic look or a swanky style, our artistic team will cater to your needs. We always recommend using professional hair care products to ensure the longevity of your look and the health of your hair.

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Hodson & Mullin - "Best Family Law Firm"

 

Hodson & Mullin has been a premier law firm in Solano County for over 15 years. The firm has been recognized as the Solano County Bar Association “Firm of the Year” and was recently recognized as "Best Family Law Firm" by the Vacaville Reporter.  Both supervising partners, John D. Hodson, CFLS, and Samuel C. Mullin, III, CWCS, have been designated Certified Specialists by the California State Bar Association's Board of Legal Specialization in their practice areas. John Hodson has served as Judge Pro Tempore for the Solano Superior Courts, and is a graduate of Pepperdine School of Law’s internationally recognized Straus Institute Litigation Mediation Training Program. Samuel Mullin served as Assistant Suisun City Attorney, both Partners have served as Federal Prosecutors for the U.S. Air Force and Judge Advocates. The Partners’ extensive experience and expertise has earned them repeated honors as “California Super Lawyers.”

The firm’s associate attorneys also bring a wealth of experience to Hodson & Mullin clients. . David Flores-Workman is an experienced Workers’ Compensation attorney and also assists clients with Social Security Disability matters and is a member of the California State Bar Association and the Solano County Bar Association

The firm’s focus is on serving the needs of its clients in the North Bay through their two locations at 601 Buck Avenue in Vacaville, and in their Fairfield office at 723 Texas Street, Fairfield. The Partners’ military service also equips them with special expertise in representing military clients. Hodson & Mullin is also one of the few firms in the county with Certified Specialists who are committed to providing expert legal services to Spanish speaking clients.

The firm offers a wide variety of legal services including all aspects of Family Law (Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce), Establishment of Parental Relationship (Paternity), Child custody and Visitation, Domestic Violence, Prenuptial Agreements, Guardianships, Step-parent adoptions, Contempt proceedings, post judgment enforcement, mediation and other Domestic Relations matters), Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation.

Hodson & Mullin has been a trusted presence in Solano County for years and the firm prides itself on its commitment to staying abreast of recent changes and current developments in the law through extensive continuing legal education to ensure every client has excellent representation. Much of our business is the result of referrals from former clients. Put our experience to work for you.


For more information, please visit http://www.hodsonandmullin.net

Friday, March 6, 2015

Payroll Etcetera Services - Taxes

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.

Personal, Business, Sales and Property Taxes

Payroll Etcetera is a full service tax office providing individuals and businesses with tax preparation and planning.

IRS Representation 

Our enrolled agent is licensed to represent our clients in front of the IRS with issues such as installment agreements and offers in compromise.

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.

For more information, please visit http://payrolletc.org/

Friday, February 27, 2015

Burglar Alarms - Safe Side Security, INC.

 
SAFE SIDE SECURITY, INC.
1240 Commerce Avenue, Suite C
Woodland, CA 95776
530-662-1144 | 800-794-7575 | Fax: 530-662-4859
 
Safe Side Security, Inc. was established in Davis, California in 1983. For the past 30 years, we have provided design, installation, monitoring, servicing and inspections of security and fire alarm systems. We are the "local" company serving Yolo, Sacramento, Placer, Solano Counties and the surrounding areas. As active members in the Sacramento Area Alarm Association and the California Alarm Association, we continue to work with our fire departments and law enforcement agencies on local and national industry issues.

Our success is a result of the thousands of satisfied customers who use our services daily, and are pleased with the results. We take pride in providing each customer with a professionally installed, user-friendly system tailored to fit their needs. Service is a high priority, with technicians on call 24 hours a day. Our systems are monitored by U.L. central station Total Monitoring Services, Inc., located in Sacramento, California. In March of 2008, Safe Side Security became a Certified U.L. fire alarm company.
 
Burglar Alarms 
 
In the past, security systems were regarded as luxuries only the rich would need or could afford. But today, there is a security system for any household, business and budget. Security systems are as much of a necessity of modern life as computers, dishwashers and microwaves. With everyone's busy lifestyles, there is often just no one to keep a watchful eye out and local police just can't be everywhere all at once.

The good news is today's Security Systems are simply smarter, more user-friendly, and more affordable than ever before. Safe Side Security offers a hybrid of hardwired and wireless system components to suit your needs today and tomorrow. Protecting your property from burglary, our systems can do it all with ease 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our advanced security systems are engineered to be so smart they're actually easier to use; with your choice of keypads, remote key fobs, and detectors for a complete user friendly system.
 
 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Rack-it Modular Truck Rack For Camper Shell or Truck Cap



Gary shows off a fully assembled modular truck rack designed to allow a camper shell or truck cap to be installed on the truck. http://www.rackitinc.com

Friday, February 20, 2015

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Commercial and Residential Restoration - Alltek Restoration Inc.


925-757-6000 Corporate   
510-473-5070 Alameda 
209-910-5070 San Joaquin
 http://ari247.com
 
Post loss conditions of a structure can be minor to severe predicated on the type of loss and its severity. Both small and large losses will require trained professionals to perform mitigation & restoration pertinent to the specific loss, followed by reconstruction to return property to pre-loss condition. It is imperative that your loss is assessed and the initial restoration efforts are performed correctly preventing further damage or distress to property and structure. Reconstruction is a very critical part in the process of restoring your property back to pre-loss condition.

All of our workers are trained, properly equipped and supervised by certified staff while handling all restoration & reconstruction projects. We produce high efficiency, quality work accompanied with superior customer service. We specialize in insurance restoration & reconstruction for damages resulting from Fire, Water, Smoke, Storm, Vandalism and Vehicle impact.


Water damage restoration: There are two large certifying bodies, the IICRC and the RIA, that recommend standards of care. Most companies in the restoration industry use the IICRC procedural standard, which is known as the S500. The S500 indicates the standards and techniques related to the current technology and proven service required to perform water restoration.


Fire damage restoration: Fire losses are often the most complex, after a structure or property has suffered fire damages they typically are accompanied by smoke and water damage. Smoke damage occurs as a direct result from the combustibles being burned and the water damages are a result from the excessive amount of water to extinguish the fire. The combination of these three can leave a property and structure severely distressed and damaged.

Smoke damage restoration: Smoke damage to a home and the restoration/remediation efforts used to properly restore structural or property are predicated and based on the type of combustibles that have produced the smoke and severity of the damage. Having a restoration professional performing the smoke damage remediation using the industries techniques and supplies will ensure the highest quality or removal of stain and odor removal.

Storm damage restoration: Structures or property damaged by rain, wind, hail, or the combination of any fall into this category. Storm damages often result in roofing components being compromised which could result in water intrusions resulting in interior damage. Strong winds can cause structural components to fail and long rains resulting in super saturated soils can also cause water intrusion. Storms can also cause trees to fall and impact a structure. The severity of damages a structure receives from a storm will greatly be impacted by the intensity of the storm and the deficient condition the storm has created. A timely response by trained professionals can often quickly remedy or reduce damages caused to a structure or property.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Allow Vaca Vet Striping to Make Your Business ADA Compliant

Allow Vaca Vet Striping to make your business ADA (Americans with Disabilities Assoc.) compliant. 

Vaca Vet Striping understands the importance of quality asphalt maintenance and the importance of leaving a lasting impression to prospective tenants, home buyers, customers and the general public.

V.V.S. strives to provide quality work and great service at an affordable cost. We provide services in Solano, Napa, Yolo and Sacramento counties. Our services include city, county, and state roads, highways, airports, commercial parking lots, driveways and racetracks. 


707-592-8331

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

SERVING NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Ricardo Semler: Radical wisdom for a company, a school, a life


What if your job didn’t control your life? Brazilian CEO Ricardo Semler practices a radical form of corporate democracy, rethinking everything from board meetings to how workers report their vacation days (they don’t have to). It’s a vision that rewards the wisdom of workers, promotes work-life balance — and leads to some deep insight on what work, and life, is really all about. Bonus question: What if schools were like this too?

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