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Cardiff Surf Classic and Green Beach Fair – Saturday and Sunday October 2 – 3 2010 at Seaside Reef, Cardiff State Beach. This low key surf triathalon will include longboard, shortboard and paddling categories. Surf contest for all ages, including children under 16. Environmentally friendly green exhibits.
- October 22 – November 28 at the Coronado Playhouse stage at 1335 First Street at the Coronado Ferry Landing. Don’t miss this exciting San Diego event. Dracula
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Prepare for New 760 area code dialing changes
Effective October 24, 2009, Full Number Dialing Will Be Required For All Local and Long Distance Calls.
New Dialing Rules Checklist
- Update your contact information with security and alarm companies.
- Re-program speed dial, auto dial, modems and other telephone equipment with your ten-digit number.
- Update the contact information of friends, family, neighbors, family doctor, etc.
- Start providing your area code when you give out your phone number.
- Inform family and friends of the need to dial 10 digits.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is ten-digit dialing?
Ten-digit dialing requires a user to dial “1” plus the area code and phone number to place a call.
- What was the problem with the 760 area code?
According to the Public Utilities Commission, the amount of numbers available in the 760 was reaching the point of exhaustion. To avoid running out of numbers, an area code overlay was adopted.
- What is an area code overlay?
An overlay is the merging of 2 area codes into one area. Instead of splitting the 760 area code, the new 442 area code with be used for all new numbers assigned.
- Will I need to change how I dial 911 or other three-digit calls?
No. 911, 411 and other three-digit calls can be dialed in the same manner as they are now.
- Will the new changes affect cell phones?
Yes, cell phones with 760 area codes will also need to dial ten-digits.
Information provided by: www.arc.asm.ca.gov/GD
It’s time to Think and Grow Rich… Again!
As many of you know, out of the great depression came an Inspirational classic called:
Think and Grow Rich that taught our nation one simple message:
What ever the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve!
From this attitude, legendary empires were created.
Fast forward to today’s economic challenges, where the text reemerges with a fresh new team reminding us…
“Our greatest success will come just one step away from our greatest failure”
With honor, I would like to introduce a project that I am personally involved with:
Think and Grow Rich: Three Feet From Gold! Turning Obstacles into Opportunities.
A Book and Film By,
Sharon Lechter (co-author, Rich Dad Series, and Filmmaker Greg S.Reid)
100 years from when a young writer was gifted the task of a lifetime, the Napoleon Hill Foundation set out to recreate history by commissioning a new set of faces that sat down with modern day leaders asking them just one question:
“How did you handle the challenges that came your way?”
From the answers Three Feet from Gold was created – and I want to share it with you!
Have you ever felt like giving up? Throwing in the towel? Are things tough right now and are wondering if you are making the right decisions?
You are NOT alone!
With the help of the Napoleon Hill Foundation, and this project ~ you will learn that
This too shall pass and you may truly be three feet away from your mine of gold.
On October 24/25 in Anaheim Ca – My great friend Greg Reid invites you to join me along side Bob Proctor,T. Harv Eker, Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup Series), The CEO of Napoleon Hill- Don Green, Les Brown, Sharon Lechter, John Assaraf, Mark Sanborn, and 30 of the Greatest leaders as we celebrate the release of this exciting work.
I am honored to be invited by Greg to be an Associate Producer of the movie – you will want to be there for the Red Carpet walk as we launch the World Premier – Hollywood style!
PS…The VIP Section is awesome, and we have a few tickets left if you want to mingle with all the speakers and celebrities, be sure to order soon as those tickets are going fast! The rest of the seats are great and you should not miss this event!
(With the pass you will even get access to a ‘Special’ VIP room to meet everyone with food and drinks, etc.)
How many of you remember the true “full service” gas stations?
Well, I do.
For those of you who do not, let me fill you in, no pun intended.
Full service gas stations are a thing of the past, in California anyways. But not to long ago you could drive into your favorite gas station, say hello to a friendly gas station attendant, sit back, relax and let him or her, do all the service work.
What a concept!
They would ask you which grade of gas you’d like to have. They would check your oil levels for you. They would even check your tire pressure. Oh, and guess what? They would even wash your windows, without being asked. Wow, now that was service!
Unfortunately, that kind of service in the gas station business is a thing of the past, by and large.
In the Real Estate industry we are in danger of the same thing happening, if we aren’t careful. More and more companies are losing that personal touch, not only with their clients, but with the agents who work for them.
Not to long ago almost all Real Estate companies provided full service to their agents. They would provide a desk, a phone, a computer to work from, fliers, marketing materials, training, management support, and the latest technology products and support.They would have managers and administrative people available, 24/7 to help with a number of issues relating to helping the client.
Sadly, this too seems to be going by the way of the gas station and too many companies today focus on the number of people they hold licenses for, they focus on how many deals they produce, and they focus on themselves rather than on the client and the agent.
At Exclusive Properties we are a little old fashioned I guess, when it comes to service. We still believe it is very important to provide all of the support and tools that we can for agents, so they can provide the very best full service to the client.
We do provide all the tools, the technology, the administrative and management support, 24/7, to help our agents be the best they can possibly be. We understand the need to be on the cutting edge of technology and we are in so many ways, but not at the cost of that personal one on one touch that is so important in our people first industry.
Let us not forget that computers, phones and gadgets have been invented, developed and provided to assist us in our one to one personal business, not to replace it. The client and the agent need to have that personal interaction. They need to have that one on one conversation about the most important investment they are likely to make, a home. Just as an agent needs that same kind of relationship with their Broker and support staff.
At Exclusive Properties we value those relationships with our agents and the client.
We will continue to lead in our industry with the tools, the support, and the, yes, the “service” to our agents and ultimately to the client.
Check it out and see for yourself. I know that the support you need, we have.
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With the rising number of foreclosures around the nation and right in our own neighborhoods, our sympathies go to the families that will leave their homes behind and out of desperation move on.
The question I pose is, what about the pets? The number of family pets that are left behind is staggering. The family pet, once part of the family, is now abandoned and trapped in an empty home, with minimal or no food and water.
The people to arrive first to a foreclosed home i.e. the junk haulers, Realtors, bank inspectors, and neighbors typically do not have the authority to remove the animals. Once the Humane Society has been called, it can take several days to respond to the foreclosed house due to the volume of other cases.
One of the Humane Society employees, who has personally responded to about 1,000 foreclosure calls last year, tells of finding the animals chained up, or running loose in the house. The Humane Society does not keep numbers on how many animals are found in foreclosed homes. The pets are simply listed as abandoned. Animal cruelty charges are rare in foreclosed cases because it’s hard to prove malice involved in leaving the pet behind.
The before mentioned Humane Society employee has found 15 dead animals in foreclosed homes and has filed charges in each of those cases. When he found a boxer tied to a tree in the backyard next to a pile of trash, no charges were filed. And nothing was done to the owners of a yellow lab who left the dog chained to a water faucet.
He states, “Once the family has been tracked down the first thing they tell you is, ‘Man we loved our dog, but we just couldn’t take him with us,’” Personally, there is no reasoning that I can wrap my head around to justify leaving your beloved pet behind. And if the family is moving into a place that does not accommodate pets, then why not drop them off at a shelter? At least that gives them a chance, even though the numbers are climbing at the shelters and due to overpopulation almost half of incoming animals are euthanized.
A majority of the pets found are in poor health, some can be rehabilitated, but approximately 15 percent are euthanized. As more families are forced from their homes, the fallout is painfully clear at the animal shelters nationwide. Experts say a dog will become dehydrated within 24 hours without water and could die in extreme heat within a few days. Like humans, dogs and cats can go for a long time without food but will quickly die without water.
How Can You Help Save Abandoned Pets?
In most states, by law, pets are personal property, which means they have little or no rights. Personal property left behind by home owners are subject to seizure by the lender that has taken the home back in foreclosure, but most REO lenders don’t want to take care of pets. Some laws do not allow for forfeiture of personal property until a certain period of time has passed, so lenders are prevented from removing pets, and often discourage others from intervening.
- If you know that a home in your neighborhood is being foreclosed upon, why not ask the occupants if they have made plans for their pets?
- Some homeowners might willingly turn over their pets to an animal welfare agency that specializes in rescuing stray and abandoned pets, if they knew where to take their pets.
- Leave animal rescue literature with the owners; it’s better to offend and apologize than to do nothing.
- After the owners have moved, check on the home to see if any pets were left behind or tied up in the back yard.
- Call your local Humane Society to find out how you can help to rescue abandoned pets.
- Call a local real estate agent and ask the neighborhood specialist to inspect the home for abandoned pets. Most will gladly oblige at no obligation.
- In some states, animal cruelty is against the law, If you suspect animal cruelty, call the police.
- If you find a dehydrated pet, provide a small amount of water under supervision—some pets can become so thirsty and weak that they can drown in a water bowl—then call a vet before administering food.
Because if you don’t speak up for these helpless animals, WHO WILL??????
If this blog has moved you in some way, please take a look at the nopawsleftbehind.org website… It is a nonprofit that helps the pet owners find shelters. Please take a look and see how you can become proactive and help the forgotten victims of foreclosure.