Thursday, December 18, 2014

Charlene Parent Testimonial - The Academy of 21st Century Learning



http://www.Academy21Learning.com

The Academy of 21st Century Learning transforms lives by uniting the academic standards of reading, writing, math, science, foreign language, and study skills with creativity, leadership, art, and music.
 
By focusing these abilities through curriculum targeted to the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics, our students will become much more competitive when seeking higher educational opportunities and competing in the global marketplace.
 
Conveniently located in the Nut Tree Center in Vacaville, and serving the needs of students and families from locations throughout Solano and Yolo Counties (Fairfield, Winters, Woodland, Dixon, Suisun, and Davis). The Academy is a new place for learning! Our energetic instructors, many with degrees from UC Davis, provide expert and state-of-the-art, STEM-based tutoring. We are also proud to offer summer programs, counseling, SAT/ACT prep, home schooling assistance, and many other academic services to our students from Kindergarten through High School.
 
As our model, The Academy of 21st Century Learning uses a framework that is comprised of four key categories that will prepare students for the complex demands of the 21st century. These categories are described below.
 
Core Subjects and 21st Century Themes. Students work on core subjects, which include English language arts, mathematics, world languages, arts, economics, science, history, geography, and civics.
 
Learning and Innovation Skills. These are the skills necessary to be an effective member of the 21st century workforce. They include creativity and innovation, critical thinking and problem solving, communication and collaboration.
 
Information, Media, and Technology. Our digital and media-rich world is constantly evolving. Students need to understand how to effectively utilize technology and media to contribute to society and collaborate in a constructive fashion.
 
Life and Career Skills. It is important for students to develop the following skills in order to be competitive in the workforce: flexibility and adaptability, initiative and self-direction, social and cross-cultural skills, productivity and accountability, leadership and responsibility. Together these competencies will provide students with knowledge and skills to maneuver and address the complex demands of the 21st century landscape.
 
Come join us and be a part of the fun and excitement at The Academy!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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, December 7, 2014

Pro-Tech Truck Accessories In Stock Ready To Mount



Dave talks briefly about the quality differences in their decision to become a stocking dealer for Pro-Tech products. They carry underbed, above bed, cross boxes, in various colors including polished aluminum. They also have the headboard which is made for each truck specifically. See more at http://www.sierratruckvan.com

Friday, December 5, 2014

Work Is My Play by Wallace E Johnson with Eldon Roark - Del's Outlet



Work Is My Play by Wallace E Johnson with Eldon Roark. Foreword by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

Published by Hawthorn Books Inc, W Clement Stone, Publisher, c1973, 198 pages

From the dust jacket: "For Wallace E Johnson, both work and play are the Holiday Inns. This highly personal autobiography of the co-founder of the nation's largest hotel and motel chain combines a rags-to-riches success story of a man who has an abiding faith in God and trust in man with a practical, down-to-earth account of a phenomenal business venture. The author tells of his partnership with Kemmons Wilson, of the start of the chain of Holiday Inns and their development through franchising throughout the country and overseas, and of various other business triumphs. Mr. Johnson's story is a source of inspiration, being filled with a lively sense of humor, frankness about his early struggles as an entrepreneur, reminiscent anecdotes, and a religious respect and positive business philosophy that permeates his every activity."

Rare signed copy. First Printing. Non-Stated edition. Book is signed with an nice inscription as shown in the photo. Photos are of the actual book. Clear plastic dust cover protector is installed. Book is hardcover in very good+ condition. On a scale of 1-10, this is a 9.5

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Wellness Workshop Offered Twice a Month at Vaca Valley Chiropractic!

"Take Control of Your Health" 

Vaca Valley Chiropractic Wellness Workshop
1st & 3rd Wednesday Every Month
Starts at 6:00pm - Approximately 60-70 Minutes
 

(707) 447-9885
www.vvchiro.com 97-A Dobbins Street
Vacaville, CA, 95688
 
 
No Cost - Free Gift Just For Coming
Free PH Test
Wellness / Immune System Indicator



Exercise And Stretching | Instructions For Your Specific Condition
 



Learn How To SALT Your Way To Health


 Lifestyle vs Diet | Nervous System | Nutritional Facts
 

Sunday, November 30, 2014

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, November 28, 2014

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, November 26, 2014

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Knotty Hair Salon in Suisun City - A Bit of History

 

Prior to the stock market crash of 1929, business in Suisun was booming. Local historian Jerry Bowen cites a 1925 edition of the River News, which noted that Suisun City's prosperity at the time was evident by the success of its banks. Specifically, the Bank of Suisun, which in 1925 had more than 10 times its original capital stock of $100,000 in its vault.

Founded by R.D. Robbins on February 7, 1876, the Bank of Suisun was the town's first bank and Robbins oversaw its growth as president until his death in 1919. The bank's first location was 607 Main Street.

By 1927, the bank was ready for a new home. It found it, a few doors down on the corner of Main and Sacramento Streets. According to The Heritage Collection, a historical book on Fairfield-Suisun sites and structures, the building was built on the site of the Rummelsburg Dry Goods Store. Typifying the Mediterranean style of the 1920s and 1930s, it was designed with high-arched windows, a low-pitched tile roof, stucco surface walls, and a rectangular floor plan.

Today, some 85 years later, these same architectural features can still be found at 601 Main Street. Paint may have given the exterior a brand new look, but the basic design of the historic 1927 building remains perfectly preserved as Old Town glamour. Fittingly so, since these days Knotty Hair Salon is what buzzes with commerce there.

New owners Justin and Emily Giangrasso set up shop at the corner of Main and Sacramento in 2009, converting the building into a modern beauty salon with vintage touches. Customers can take a step back in time with a visit. The lather room, for example, is built inside the Bank of Suisun's old vault - complete with the original bank doors.

Read more in the Downtown Suisun City Walking Tour Guide.

Knotty Hair Salon is located in historical Suisun City. They 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. They 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!

Hours
Tuesday thru Friday 9:00am ~ 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday & Monday By Appointment Only
 601 Main Street
Suisun City, CA 94585
 Emily Giangrasso, Owner 707-434-9100 

Friday, November 21, 2014

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

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Payroll Etcetera Services - Accounting

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.
 

Payroll Etcetera provides timely and accurate financial reports to help business owners make informed decisions. Services can be provided at your location or in our office.
 
  • monthly or quarterly reporting
  • bank reconciliation
  • invoice services
  • sales and use tax payment and reporting
  • forecasting, budgeting and business planning
  • seamless upload of payroll into your QuickBooks
  • 1099 preparation
     


Ewald Mueller has 20 years experience in finance. He earned his MBA from Duke and holds a PhD from the Technical University in Darmstadt, Germany. As an active member of the community, Ewald is an ambassador and member of the Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce, an alumnus of Duke University, a member of the Suisun City Business Group, and teaches finance and economics at the University of Phoenix.
 
For more information, please visit http://payrolletc.org/

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Highest Credit Score Possible - Porter Report



How to have the highest credit score possible: this weeks Porter Report is the first of a series on improving your credit score. Call Solano Mortgage at 707-449-4777 for more information!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Holiday Open House at Green Valley Floral This Friday!

 
Friday, November 14, 2014
@ 5:00pm to 8:30pm
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 Please join us for an evening of merriment.
We will be celebrating the Holiday Season in typical
Green Valley Floral fashion.

Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served.

Come get the first look at all of our fantastic and unique
holiday merchandise. Find a special gift or find things to
adorn your home and impress holiday guests. 

Hope to see you here...Bring your friends!

* Drawing for a $100.00 centerpiece.

Green Valley Floral
4160-A Suisun Valley Road
Fairfield, CA 94534

(707) 864-0822

Friday, November 7, 2014

Fire Alarms & Inspections - Safe Side Security

 
 
 
Safe Side Security Inc. provides commercial fire alarms for any application; from voice evacuation to simpler water flow systems. Often times the fire alarm installation is the last thought during construction but is a requirement before the building can be signed off for occupancy. Local Fire Marshals, National Fire Protection Association and current Life Safety Code requirements can be confusing and difficult to interpret. Let our California Fire & Life Safety qualified technicians assist you in designing and installing your fire alarm system. We are also a listed U.L. (Underwriters Laboratories) installing Fire Alarm company.

Our company also provides Fire Alarm Inspection service for local & monitored fire alarm systems. We adhere to the inspection requirements as outlined in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) guidelines and provide comprehensive testing and maintenance of fire detection devices.

If you already have a fire alarm system, we can provide inspections and 24 hour U.L. monitoring by Total Monitoring Services, Inc. Call our office to speak with one of our qualified Fire specialists.
 
UL Certified Installers

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Forklift-Loadable Modular Rack by Rack-it



Gary is showing us a forklift-loadable in a modular system that can be shipped worldwide. These racks are truck specific to make fitting your truck a breeze. See more at http://www.rackitinc.com