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At a special meeting held on Thursday night (6/26), the Pleasanton City Council voted 3-2 to place another initiative on the November ballot that deals with hillside development. A little over a week earlier, the council approved a resident-led initiative that would ban development on steep slope...
06/27/2008
On Tuesday the Fremont City Council approved an ordinance that allows individual neighborhoods to temporarily limit second story additions. They also directed staff to develop design standards for these types of additions. The ordinance is the city's response to the proliferation of large additio...
06/27/2008
Summer is here and we all want a green lawn but at what expense.  Here are some little tips I found while figuring out what I was going to do this summer expecially since the HOA nazi's are out and about checking on the front yards. 1. Don't drown ~ Instead of watering for one long session, wate...
06/23/2008
Summer is upon us and we have already expecienced the hot hot weather.  Here are some tips I found helpful for our four footed family members. Never leave your pet alone in a car during hot weather.  A car's inside temperature can increase as much as 40 degrees in an hour-with 80 percent of that ...
06/23/2008
You can do your part tomorrow to save the environment by grilling "green."  If you want to be environmentally friendly, you'll need to forgo charcoal grilling and embrace gas or electric grilling to  reduce emissions. If you have a charcoal grill, opt for natural lump charcoal, which contains fe...
06/23/2008
The rising cost of crude oil has everyone talking about gas prices at the pump... but what about the actual oil in your engine? Are you spending too much on oil by changing it too often? Most of us probably think a car's oil needs to be changed every 3,000 miles. But that's an old mechanics tale ...
06/22/2008
Today was Windermere's Community Service Day.  Every Windermere office closes on the third Friday in June in the 13 States to give back to the Communities we work and serve in. Our office volunteered to work at Shephard's Gate an emergency shelter for homeless women and children, while committing...
06/20/2008
C.A.R. initially opposed AB 2678 (Núñez) because it would have required, among other things, that all homes and commercial property in California have an energy audit at point-of-sale, and that mandatory energy efficiency investments be made prior to the sale of the property. C.A.R. supports ener...
06/20/2008
On Tuesday (6/17), the Pleasanton City Council agreed to place an initiative on the November ballot that could ban development on steep slopes and change the way units are counted toward the city's housing development cap. If approved by the voters, the initiative would ban the construction of st...
06/20/2008
The City of Hayward is seeking applicants for several city commissions. REALTORS® make great city commissioners given their knowledge and connection to community issues. Additionally, appointment to a city commission is a chance for REALTORS® to get involved in community service and see if future...
06/20/2008
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