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Conserve Energy Painlessly

January 14, 2011

SAVING MONEY PAINLESSLY

Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) are much more efficient than incandescent bulbs and last six to 10 times longer. When Mom told you to turn out the lights, she was thinking of saving energy dollars, not rolling blackouts and bankrupt utility companies. Rarely have Moms words of wisdom been as fitting as they are now and not just in California. Electricity rates are going up everywhere. Besides switching off lights, there are several other painless methods to conserve energy and save money on your electric bills.

Plug ins * Look for those electronic devices, especially those with digital time and date displays that are infrequently used such as alarm clocks, TVs and VCRs in a guest room and unplug them.

* Unplug devices used to recharge electronics/batteries when they’re not being used. * Transformers consume energy. Consider unplugging devices like calculators that are not in use.

Appliances * Wait until you can fill up your dishwasher before running it. And if you have a heated-dry option, switch it off. Prop open the door a bit after the cycle to air dry your load. * If you have an electric cooktop, turn the burners off a few minutes before the allotted cooking time. The heating element will stay hot long enough to finish the cooking without using more electricity.

Refrigerators
  • Refrigerators use more power than any other appliance in the home and deserve special attention. Although rushing out to buy a new refrigerator may not be in your budget, it is important to know that new models are more efficient and use as little as half the electricity of older units.
  • Full refrigerators run more efficiently than ones that are only partially full. So buy more food and save some energy.
  • If you have two refrigerators, or an additional freezer, decide if the extra expense is really worth it. Cram as much as you can into your primary refrigerator or consider disposing of two older refrigerators and replacing them with one larger, newer and more efficient model.
  • Make sure the refrigerator door seals are tight. Test them by closing the door over a piece of paper or a dollar bill so it is half in and half out of the refrigerator. If you can pull the paper or bill out easily, the latch may need adjustment or the seal may need replacing.
  • Place food and liquids in airtight containers. Uncovered foods release moisture and make the compressor work harder.
  • Move the refrigerator away from the wall and vacuum its condenser coils yearly unless you have a no-clean condenser model. Refrigerators will run for shorter periods with clean coils.
  • Maintain a consistent temperature in the refrigerator and freezer. Recommended temperatures are 37 to 40F for the fresh food compartment of the refrigerator and 5F for the freezer section. If you have a separate freezer for long-term storage, it should be kept at 0F.
Lighting
  • Its obvious, but true: Turn off lights that are not being used. Consider installing timers or photo cells on some lights. And instead of constantly nagging the kids, try occupancy sensors that turn on and off automatically when someone enters or leaves a room.
  • Rather than brightly lighting an entire room, focus the light where you need it. For example, use fluorescent under-cabinet lighting for kitchen sinks and countertops
  • Consider dimmer switches and three-way lamps. These provide low light levels when bright lights are not necessary.
Use linear fluorescent and energy-efficient compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) in fixtures throughout your home to provide high-quality and high-efficiency lighting. Fluorescent lamps are much more efficient than incandescent bulbs and last six to ten times longer. Although fluorescent and compact fluorescent lamps are more expensive than incandescent bulbs, they pay for themselves by saving energy over their lifetime.
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“SILVER LAKE HOLIDAY NIGHTS OUT 2010”

November 24, 2010

The Silver Lake Chamber of Commerce announces first-annual
“SILVER LAKE HOLIDAY NIGHTS OUT 2010”
 
November 22, 2010 (Los Angeles, CA) – The Silver Lake Chamber of Commerce announces its first annual “Silver Lake Holiday Nights Out” – a month-long celebration between local business and the community that encourages neighbors to mingle, shop and enjoy live musical acts, caroling and holiday treats on December 3rd, 10th and 17th from 6-9pm.
 
“We really wanted to encourage everyone to come out and enjoy this neighborhood,” says Steve Melendrez, Silver Lake Chamber President and owner of the Living Room. “Times are tough, but there’s still so much to celebrate – we have a great community filled with art, music and culture. We wanted to create a way for everyone to hit the streets, have a place to come together as a community and in the process, support local business.”
 
Participating businesses like the Living Room, Matrushka, Alegria, Sumi, Gogosha Optical Boutique, Grey, Mornings & Nights Café, Lark Cake Shop, Stark Waxing Studio, Tarascos, Cats & Dogs, Tomboy, The Raven, Blair’s, the Cauldron, Michelangelo’s, Monkeyhouse Toys, Clover, Minettes, Luxe de Ville, Mesh & Lace, The Hive, Yolk, La Mill, Lake and The Runway Report along Sunset, Hyperion, Rowena, Glendale and Silver Lake Boulevard will host silent auctions, compete in a window display contest and offer holiday sales, sweet treats, eggnog and cider. Live music will be scattered at various locations and carolers will make their way from street to street.
 
“We want everyone who lives in Silver Lake and loves this neighborhood to come hang out for the holidays and keep it local,” says Melendrez. “All of the businesses are excited to have a huge holiday neighborhood block party!”

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REALTOR® Magazine-Daily News-Luxury Homes in Foreclosure Go to Auction

February 12, 2010

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via REALTOR® Magazine-Daily News-Luxury Homes in Foreclosure Go to Auction.

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Art Exhibit & Charity Event @ Keller Williams Los Feliz

January 20, 2010

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New Shop in Silver Lake “Funkie Town”

November 13, 2009

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2009 Silver Lake Art Crawl Nov 7-8

November 3, 2009
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Silver Lake Art Crawl

http://www.silverlakeartcrawl.com for more info

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Home Buyers Free Seminar Nov 7 Learn from the experts. Now is the time to jump in.

October 15, 2009

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