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Turf (& Toilet) Rebates Now Offered in West Sacramento

Turf (& Toilet) Rebates Now Offered in West Sacramento

Turf and toilet rebates are now available for West Sacramento residents! If you’ve been waiting to tear out your lawn or replace your toilets with water-efficient models, the time is now.

California’s Dept. of Water Resources is offering the rebate programs with funding available on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here for a rebate application.... Read More

Skipping home inspections can be a costly mistake

Skipping home inspections can be a costly mistake

Navigating the path between the dream of home ownership and getting the keys to your dream home can feel daunting, because of the countless steps in the transaction process. Sometimes it’s difficult to tell which steps are really necessary or what purpose they serve... Read More

August 1 Garden Class: Critters and Creatures – Gardening Without Pesticides

August 1 Garden Class: Critters and Creatures – Gardening Without Pesticides

Are the critters, creatures and pests in your garden getting the best of you?  If so, this free garden class is for you!  The Hanna & Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden, located in Woodland and sponsored by the Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency, will be host to a free gardening class on Saturday, August 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

This class will address the basics and essentials of successfully gardening without pesticides.  Topics will include how to identify beneficial and harmful insects and strategies to reduce unwanted pests, and will review the basic concepts behind the integrative pest management approach to gardening.  No gardening experience required; just a desire to learn more about how you can sustain a healthy garden without the use of harsh chemicals. 

Continued Improvement in Home Values Results in Increased 2015 Assessment Roll

Continued Improvement in Home Values Results in Increased 2015 Assessment Roll

Yolo County Clerk/Recorder/Assessor Freddie Oakley has announced this year’s annual Assessment Roll increased from the 2014 total value of $21.8 billion to a current value of just over $23 billion. Improving economic factors have continued to strengthen the real estate market, attracting new residents and contributing to an overall rise in home values throughout Yolo County, resulting in a total 2015 Assessment Roll of $23,239,449,070; a 6.51% increase over the prior year. 

“Every member of my staff has been working tirelessly to efficiently handle the increased workload that accompanies the fair valuation of land, property and many other aspects of Yolo County and I could not be prouder of the end result,” said Yolo County Clerk/Recorder/Assessor Freddie Oakley.  “Preparing this year’s roll was a wonderful experience.”

How to Keep Your Trees Alive During Drought

How to Keep Your Trees Alive During Drought

City watering restrictions have many residents of West Sacramento worried about the health of their trees. Once a week lawn watering rules don’t mean your trees have to suffer! A new brochure, by the West Sacramento Tree Program provides watering tips on how to keep trees alive during the drought.

Drought-Wise Tree Care

  • Young trees require 5-10 gallons of water weekly, depending on weather conditions.
  • Mature trees require 

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Builders Showcase // Copenhagen Media Stand

Builders Showcase / Copenhagen Media Stand

Tired of the Target 100$ entertainment centers - this one caught my eye.

This is the Copenhagen Media Stand.  I didnt like the view showing all the sandwiched layers from the end and the front so I framed the whole thing in Redwood.  I also used pine that had pine beetle discoloration. Got lucky and spotted some pre-made panels with pine beetle damage - someone at the plant used their head and alternated the colored strips with normal strips when they built them.  For the top I joined several strips to meet the altered dimensions I used - a few inches shorter than the plans.

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A Photography Studio Design Project // The Colorful Before

A Photography Studio Design Project / The Colorful Before

I just started working on what promises to be quite a showstopper of a design project for a photography studio. Let's just say it has something of a colorful past and I mean this literally... as in, so colorful it's virtually the stuff that nightmares are made of. To be fair, I guess cosmic rainbow murals have their place, but sadly I'm not sure that place belongs in a photography studio... Read More