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Good News for the Future of Solar

Solar Panel Battery

By Martin Learn Last April, snipers opened fire at an electrical power station near San Jose, CA and knocked out 17 huge transformers that funnel power to Silicon Valley. To avoid a blackout, power was rerouted to various plants in Silicon Valley that, consequently, had to produce more electricity to compensate. This lasted for 27 [...]

Diamonds: Emotional and Financial Gain

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By Carl Blackburn As one of the most concentrated forms of wealth on the planet, diamonds make an excellent investment. While precious metals like platinum and gold also have intrinsic value as investments, they are much bulkier and harder to store, requiring the serious investor to maintain a very large safe. On the other hand, [...]

Tips for Your Home Entertainment System

Modern Home Theater Room Interior with Flat Screen TV

By Otto Benson, Modern Home Systems We live in a golden age of home entertainment. There is so much great TV we can enjoy from the comfort of our own homes: HBO series like Game of Thrones, Netflix originals like House of Cards, the NBA playoffs, the Stanley Cup, HGTV. That’s why it’s so important [...]

Mental Illness in the Workplace

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By Stephen M. Pfeiffer, Ph.D. According to a 2012 report by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services, almost 46 million adult Americans experienced a diagnosable mental, behavioral or emotional disorder in 2011. When these mental, behavioral and emotional disorders cause people ongoing stress and affect their ability to function, we refer to it [...]

The Benefits of Hiring a General Contractor

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By Scott Murfey, Murfey Construction San Diego has been referred to as “heaven on earth,” which means that owning a home in San Diego means that you own a little piece of heaven.  The only thing more special than owning a piece of heaven on earth is building your dream house from scratch there. There’s [...]

New Apple TV Rumored to Be Unveiled This Month

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By Otto Benson, Modern Home Systems If rumors are true, then this month promises to bring us something very exciting. According to Bloomberg, Apple Inc. is planning to introduce a new Apple TV set-top box. Apple has been planning to unveil it this month and have it in stores by the holiday season, but because [...]

Today’s Mentally Destructive Workplace

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By Stephen M. Pfeiffer, Ph.D. According to ABC News, Americans work more than citizens in any other industrialized country. We take fewer vacations, work longer days, and retire later. Perhaps, not surprisingly, a survey by Harris Interactive for Everest College found that about 83 percent of American workers report feeling stressed out by their jobs [...]

Parker Invites Community Builders to Leadercast

Graduation Education Path LEARN to LEAD

By Kevin Yaley, Head of School At Francis Parker School we seek to inspire and develop tomorrow’s leaders. Leadership doesn’t simply mean to be in charge. Leadership is inspiring others to take on challenges and reach beyond their expectations. That is why Parker is inviting San Diegans to attend Leadercast, a daylong leadership-building event on [...]

The Three Don’ts of a Successful Remodel

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By Scott Murfey, Murfey Construction How many of you have spent a lazy afternoon binge-watching episode after episode of HGTV’s  “The Property Brothers” or “Love It or List It”? Watching contractors transform their clients’ homes into their dreams homes is certainly addicting. As a contractor, I know that there’s nothing better than the look on [...]

Building Your Dream Home by the Rules

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By Rick Rutstein The National Association of Home Builders’ remodeling index, which measures current remodeling activity and indicators of future remodeling activity, is at its highest point since 2004. Thanks to the economic recovery, many homeowners are finally able to move forward with those home improvement plans they’ve been putting off. If you are planning [...]

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RSS North Coastal News

  • Ice Cream Social and benefit at Muttropolis July 22, 2014
    The ninth annual Ice Cream Social for pets and their owners was held at Muttropolis on S. Cedros in Solana Beach […]
  • Del Mar-Solana Beach Optimists welcome July 22, 2014
    The Del Mar-Solana Beach Optimist Club members donned festive racing hats to kick off the season at the club’s July 26 dinner meeting […]
  • ‘Horses in Motion’ reception July 22, 2014
    Nativa Interiors is hosting a six-week art exhibit showcasing the gentle beauty of horses, celebrated with an opening cocktail reception held July 19 at the store’s Solana Beach location. […]