Posts Tagged ‘california’

How do you cope with copious amounts of rain and wind?

January 18, 2010

Please retweetThe storm hitting Southern California this week will dump a lot of much-needed precipitation in the area.  Unfortunately, there is a lot of wind coming with it.  At least today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a holiday throughout most of the state, so many people did not have to come into work today.

When the weather gets very nasty outside, how do you cope?

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Francis M. Unson

Cinco de Mayo Festival

January 15, 2010
Community Event - Cinco de Mayo Festival at OLPH in SCV, California

Community Event - Cinco de Mayo Festival at OLPH in SCV, California

Although Cinco de Mayo is just over a month away, that gives you plenty of time to get ready for the festivities and join in on some fun!

The Cinco de Mayo Festival, a community event, is taking place on Saturday evening, May 1, 2010, from 2-11:30PM, at the OLPH campus in Santa Clarita.  Come to the festival for an evening of arts and crafts, live music, and dancing.  No festival is complete without food and desserts and, for the older crowd, margaritas and beer.  Call Rick Montoya at 661.675.3140 or follow us on Twitter (@FlowerBlossoms) for more details.

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Francis M. Unson

How Electric Blankets Work

January 7, 2010

Even though we live in Sunny Southern California and can get by dressing in multiple layers, we should not forget the people who live in places where ice and snow are the norm during the month of January.  How exactly do our friends and relatives that live in more frigid climes keep warm?  Hopefully, they are making use of an electric blanket.  How do these comforting modern marvels work?  A website gives an explanation, seen below.

An electric blanket consists of heating coils in the form of insulated wires sewn into the inner fabric.  Arranging the wires in rows, a sensor called a rheostat stabilizes internal temperatures.  The sensor measures two things: 1) the temperature of the blanket and 2) body temperature.  Using both sets of data, the sensor sets the heating process, assuring the even distribution of heat across the entire blanket.  Some blankets come with an adjustable rheostat controller that is separate from the blanket.

Electric Blanket

Electric Blanket

Electric blankets come in various configurations: beneath the blanket or over existing blankets, often in lieu of existing bed sheet; preheating blankets that warm the bed prior to use and must be disconnected later; and all-night blankets that can stay on.  Safe storage of electric blankets ensures that their interior structure is not damaged.  Older blankets should be checked by the manufacturers of the blanket or an electrician every three years.

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Francis M. Unson

Valencia Welding Inc.

December 29, 2009

Small businesses were hit severely by the economic downturn towards the end of 2008 and throughout the rest of 2012.  I am looking forward to a reprieve in 2013.

Valencia Welding Inc. of Valencia, CA, and Santa Clarita Enterprise Zone business, is looking forward to helping local restaurants make kitchen repairs and keep costs down in lieu of replacing kitchen appliances with on-site repairs.  The company specializes in aluminum and stainless steel welding.  If your restaurant needs that kitchen sink repaired, contact Valencia Welding today!

Valencia Welding of Santa Clarita, California

Valencia Welding of Santa Clarita, California

Rick Montoya, President of Valencia Welding
25136 Anza Drive
Valencia, CA 91355
Phone: 661.312.6596

Email: ValenciaWelding@aol.com

Valencia Welding Inc. of Santa Clarita, CA, specializes in aluminum and stainless steel welding for your kitchen repair needs.

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