Posted on September 30, 2020 by iwano@_84
ANGWIN, Calif. (KGO) — The small town of Angwin in Napa County was evacuated Tuesday afternoon after fear the Glass Fire may move into the small community home to 3,800 people.
Unlike most people, Dave Babcock stayed behind.
“I’ve been going around here cleaning out the gutters on this side of the street… often when you see houses go up… it’s because of the gutters,” he said.
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Babcock considers himself an ordinary guy, but to his neighbors he’s a hero.
“I was up most of the night watering down the houses and watching where it was going,” he said.
Babcock and his neighbor have been taking turns staying up to keep an eye on six homes along their street.
“We won’t watch our neighborhood burn.”
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Posted on September 21, 2020 by iwano@_84
STUART — It could run into the holidays before a grand jury is seated to determine whether to indict a handyman accused of killing a Port Salerno couple inside their home.
Johnny Joseph Manord, 55, of the 5400 block of Southeast Jack Avenue, was arrested on two counts of first-degree murder and one charge of aggravated burglary Sept. 9 regarding the Aug. 26 slayings of Donald Smith, 81, and his wife Lorraine, 80. He is in the Martin County Jail.
Manord accepted a plea deal, taking the death penalty off the table, and has agreed to serve three consecutive life sentences, said Tom Bakkedahl, chief assistant state attorney for the 19th Judicial Circuit that includes the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee County.
The next step in the legal process requires prosecutors to seek a capital murder indictment from a Martin County grand
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Posted on May 5, 2020 by iwano@_84
Often I talk about problems with homeowners hiring contractors who aren’t qualified yet give them low prices. Every one wants a bargain, but this time it didn’t work out for Sam who had just installed his third bathtub in three years. That’s right, how would you like to pay someone three times to install a bathtub. This stuff happens all the time in the bathroom remodeling and construction business.
The first time Sam hired a bathroom remodeling contractor, he got one bid from a friend of his at work who recommended his brother-in-law. His brother-in-law was a tile contractor and had some experience remodeling bathrooms, but obviously didn’t know how to install a fiberglass bathtub correctly. I never got to see the first contractor’s nightmare, I only got to see the second one.
The first contractor charged Sam $14,000 to remodel his bathroom and it didn’t work out very good. … Read More
Posted on May 2, 2020 by iwano@_84
Television networks such as HGTV have become very popular over the course of the last few years and with good reason. Not only do they do a very good job providing programming for those interested in doing work to their home, they also have shows showcasing the pitfalls of any project, namely that of bathroom remodeling.
While it can sometimes be a little entertaining to watch someone’s bathroom remodeling plans fall apart based on poor planning or maybe just an immature dislike of someone’s personality, it is important to glean some amount of caution when it comes to your own project. Bathroom remodeling is no joke, and it pays to really have a good reason to decide to go through with the plan.
But for all of the good information that comes from HGTV, it shouldn’t be the one place from which you & your family take pointers. You need … Read More