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'I am heartbroken': Santa Paula High's Bryden Gym demolished after massive fire

Days after fire destroyed the historic Bryden Gym at Santa Paula High, crews demolished the building Friday as fire investigators sought the cause.       

Eco-tip: Holiday decorations set tone for season

The wreath on your front door can help spark a season of celebration that reduces waste.       

UCLA survey: Political rancor has led to harassment of LGBTQ youth, watered-down subjects

California stands out in the study regarding political vitriol between students.       

Costco eyes retail warehouse, gas station in Camarillo

Costco Wholesale has submitted applications to build a retail warehouse and gas station in Camarillo near Home Depot.       

Decorations made from more than 80,000 canned goods rise in Ventura for annual food drive

Thousands of cans of food headed to Food Share stopped first in Ventura to become colorful outdoor displays of trees, fire trucks and more.       

What to Do When Your Furnace Breaks Down in Winter

Learn how to troubleshoot a non-functional furnace and what you should do if your heating system malfunctions during winter.

Should You Have the Air Ducts in Your Home Cleaned? | US EPA

Duct cleaning generally refers to the cleaning of various heating and cooling system components of forced air systems, including the supply and return air ducts and registers, grilles and diffusers, h

Indoor Mold – Symptoms of Mold Exposure

Indoor Mold – Symptoms of Mold Exposure Mold spores are in the air, at all times, in almost every biome. Mold is a fungus that naturally eats dead plant matter like old logs and thick unde

PHOTOS: See CAN-Tree Food Drive creations stack up

Gallery: Volunteers stacked up more than 80,000 donated food cans for Food Share's annual CAN-Tree event in Ventura on Friday, Dec. 2, 2022.       

Whole-Home Air Purifier Vs. Portable Air Purifier: Which is Best?

Your home’s air quality is important to the wellness of your family. Your HVAC system can work like a giant filter, with plenty of unpleasant contaminants coming to reside in your air duct system. M

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The Ultimate Winter Furnace Maintenance Checklist

Ready to get your furnace ready for winter? Check out our furnace maintenance checklist to learn how to prepare your furnace and keep it running strong throughout the snowy season.

How to Clean Dryer Vents (and Why)

If your clothes are taking multiple cycles to dry you may be overdue for a cleaning. Here's how to clean out your dryer vents the right way.

Demolition of Santa Paula High's Bryden Gym, before and after

After a massive fire destroyed Santa Paula High's historic Bryden Gym on Sunday, crews demolished the remains on Friday, Dec. 2, 2022.       

3 Signs of Poor Indoor Air Quality in Your Home

COMMON SYMPTOMS OF POOR INDOOR AIR QUALITY IN YOUR HOME Many people assume indoor environments to be safe and free from any kind of pollutants, but the reality is far from it. You cannot s

'In desperate need': Moms still search frantically for baby formula months after shortage

The Biden administration greatly improved supplies. But problems remain, and more is needed to increase current stocks and prevent future shortages.       

Is Relative Humidity Negatively Affecting Your Indoor Air Quality?

Indoor relative humidity readings that fall outside the EPA’s recommended range can affect your HVAC system performance, diminish your indoor air quality, and may even cause health issues. That’s

Roundup: Murder charges dropped in Santa Ynez case, more news

Santa Barbara County prosecutors dismiss murder case that involved regional manhunt, arrest in fatal Camarillo OD, beach contamination warning.       

Ventura County's 'sluggish' economy lags behind rest of region, report says

Despite a wealthy and well-educated populace, Ventura County has had the worst-performing economy in Southern California in recent years.       

How Do Professionals Clean Dryer Vents

Dryer vents are clogged with lint frequently, causing the dryer to overheat and become a fire hazard. To clean your dryer like a pro, you’ll need to use the air duct cleaning method, wh

6 Ways to Save Money on Annual HVAC Maintenance

When you own a home with a central, forced-air HVAC system, maintaining that system annually is critical. Yearly a/c cleaning, furnace cleaning, and ductwork maintenance help ensure your HVAC system r

Air Duct Cleaning Benefits

Did you know the average home collects about 40 pounds of dust yearly? Most of this dust goes into your air duct and out into the warm or cool air pumped and circulated into your househol

7 Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency

Winter is nearly here in the Twin Cities, and for many people, that means pricey energy bills for months on end. If you’re one of those people and your heating bills are consistently higher than you

6 Sneaky Signs Your House is Due for Duct Cleaning

When it comes to keeping a clean house and maintaining healthy indoor air quality, keeping ductwork clean is one of the most important (and effective!) things you can do. But it’s not always obvious

5 Easy Indoor Air Quality Hacks

Whether or not you realize it, the air you breathe inside of your home and workplace is considerably more contaminated than the air outdoors. And if you’re like most Minnesotans who spend the majori

Got Pets? Reasons Your Air Ducts Need More Frequent Cleanings

If you have pets, your ductwork may be harboring allergens that affect your home and health. Learn why routine duct cleaning is essential from the experts at Dust Doctors. 

3 Weird Things That You Might Find in Your Air Ducts

If your home has a central HVAC system, you likely have ductwork throughout your attic and maybe even in your basement, crawlspace, or garage. You should know that those air ducts can accumulate a sho

Do Air Purifiers Destroy Viruses?

The average virus is transmitted through air, thus prompting the need for effective measures to help combat virus presence in the air we breathe. Many air purifiers claim to kill viruses, but is that

How to Hire an Air Duct Cleaning Service

  Indoor air has microorganisms that are too small for the eye but are equally harmful to the human body over time. One of the ways to ensure that these particles do not affect you … Continue rea

Air Purifiers for Cold And Flu Season

    Globally, the cold and flu season is something to be of concern. The season comes yearly, ranging from sniffling and sneezing to chills and fevers. Indeed, a sneeze can send clouds of flu …

How Often Should You Clean Your Dryer Vent

Isn’t it irritating to take your clothes out of the dryer and discover they are not completely dry? If it has been a while since you have cleaned your dryer vent, this could be the … Continue re

Difference between and Air Cleaner and Air Purifier

It might sound like an air cleaner and an air purifier are the same, but the reality is that the two are quite different. The short answer is that air cleaners generally use a passive … Continue r

Mistakes to Avoid when Buying an Air Purifier

Air Purifier Purchasing Mistakes. With the number of allergens, pollutants, and diseases that circulate throughout our environment, it’s not surprising that heating and air customers are requesting

The Creosote Sweeping Log: What it is and How it Works

For anyone who uses an open fire or wood-burning stove consistently, there will inevitably be a build-up in their chimney as a result of the compounds that are released into the air as part of the bu

How Do I Know if My Chimney Needs Cleaning?

We all live busy lives and have one hundred and one different things to worry about, so it is easy to pay little or no attention to your chimney. Reliable and faithful, most chimneys will keep workin

Fire Safety – Clean Your Dryer Vents

The humble dryer is one of the most popular and useful gadgets in the home, and yet without proper maintenance, it can be a threat to your safety. The biggest issue is that our clothes produce lint,

Common Duct Cleaning Scams

How to Avoid Being Taken To The Cleaners by the Cleaners  Air duct cleaning is not an easy job. When done right, it is not as cheap as some unreliable companies would have you believe. That is why t

How To Know If Your Ducts Need To Be Cleaned

Do you notice dust coming out of the air ducts in your home every time you turn on the HVAC system? Have you seen any dust or pet hair trapped in the vents or dirt on the grill for the air register?

5 Types Of Molds That Are Commonly Found in Your Air Ducts

One of the most significant and frequent problems homeowners face when it comes to home maintenance is mold issues. Mold is hazardous for anyone living in the home. Mold can be complicated to spot at

Leading Portland HVAC Cleaner Warns About The Importance Of Indoor Air Quality As Hay Fever Season Approaches

Portland, OR – Willard Power Vac, a leading provider of HVAC cleaning services, is today highlighting the importance of ensuring good indoor air quality, as the pollen counts start to rise. Accord

When Was the Last Time You Had Air Quality Testing?

Have you had air quality testing done in your home or business lately? If you’re like many people, the answer is likely no. But did you know that poor air quality can increase your risk of breathin

Chimney Cleaning: Preparing for Colder Weather

Between December 2016 and January 2017, Portland, Oregon, had arguably one of the harshest winters of the year among cities in the US. During this period, the city experienced five winter storms over

Summer Is Coming to End: How to Prepare Your HVAC for Fall

A good HVAC system is something you won’t miss until it’s gone. But many people don’t care for their HVAC systems properly. That makes them costly and even a health hazard. With summer on the w

10 Things at Trader Joe’s I Can’t Live Without

OK so maybe that title is a bit exaggerated.  Of course I could live without these things, just like I could also technically live without Foxen Pinot Noir but where’s the fun in that?  So let’s

My 12 Favorite Things About Ventura

1:  The Air.  It’s unlike anywhere else.  I miss it when I leave and love to breathe it in when I return.  I love living without air conditioning, something I never thought was possible after g

Ventura Real Estate

In my professional life I own a real estate brokerage that focuses on marketing high-rise condos in 40 cities around the country.  Since we obviously don’t have any high-rises in Ventura I wasn’t

So long Fresh & Easy, and thanks for all the fish…

What a bummer.  It seems like just yesterday that I was writing about Fresh and Easy opening their first store down the hill here in Ventura County (it was actually 5 years ago… good lord….).  

Have you discovered Marina Park?

UPDATE 8/2016:  So much for the zip line… apparently someone got hurt so the city took it down.  I don’t know the details… if you do please comment and let us know. One of the things that amaz

You Don’t Need a Costco Card to buy Alcohol

I just learned this… because of liquor laws Costco cannot require you to have a membership in order to buy wine, beer and alcohol.  All you have to do is tell the person that checks your card that

Sushi Marina – Under New Management

You may have noticed the “Under New Management” banner at Sushi Marina on California in Downtown Ventura.  Although if you haven’t it’s hard to blame you, because there is so much going on wi

Getting to the London Aloft Excel Hotel from Heathrow

I just got back from a trip to London where I stayed five nights at the newer Aloft hotel that’s connected to the London ExCel Center.  I’ll describe the hotel later in the post, but first I want

97.5, why hast thou forsaken us for Air 1?

The only time I ever switched to terrestrial radio was to either listen to NPR or KRUZ 97.5 .   I loved 97.5 because they weren’t one of those top-40 stations that just play the same songs all the

Ventura Home Team’s First Donation!

I’m so excited about this!  Earlier this year I started Ventura Home Team, a new real estate company that aims to be the area’s first non-profit real estate brokerage.  After one of our clients


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