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Posted - 01/23/09 10:12am by tim mcclellan, updated or replied 01/23/09 10:14am
 
Elementary teacher / mom available for childcare
 
I worked as an elementary teacher in the Netherlands for 7 years and have worked as a nanny for the last 3 years. I have experience watching 3 children at once.   More…
Posted - 01/06/09 1:43pm by Ingrid van der Bij, updated or replied 01/06/09 1:45pm
 
Meditation in Niles
 
Looking to join a meditation group or form a new one.  Prefer to meet 1x/week on a weekday evening for 1-2 hours, for sitting / walking Vipassana meditation.  I have practiced in the Spirit Rock style of Vipassana (www.spiritrock.org) but am open to any simple meditation practice.   More…
Posted - 07/20/07 11:24am by Colleen O
 
Victorian Home Restoration Supplies?
 
 Here's another webesite: http://www.ohmegasalvage.com/Showroom%20Pages/salvage_list.htm   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 2:19pm by Lynn R Slater
 
Victorian Home Restoration Supplies?
 
Ohmega is in Berkeley also.   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 2:18pm by Lynn R Slater
 
Victorian Home Restoration Supplies?
 
 Never been there but I think the place in SFO is Ohmega salvage?   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 2:18pm by Lynn R Slater
 
Victorian Home Restoration Supplies?
 
 Besides Whole House in East Palo Alto, there is also Urban Ore in the Berkeley/Oakland area and a place that I don't know the name of in San Francisco.  These are a bit further to go, but also offer a big selection of recovered materials.   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 2:18pm by Lynn R Slater
 
Victorian Home Restoration Supplies?
 
 Still there, lumber yard had moved.   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 2:17pm by Lynn R Slater
 
Victorian Home Restoration Supplies?
 
I agree about Wholehouse Building Supply, but I think they have moved and I'm afraid I do not know where to.  The Pulgas location may have the new address posted, or you may want to try information.  I remember seeing that they were moving maybe at the end of December or the end of January.  I cannot remember which.  Just FYI.    More…
Posted - 04/15/06 2:17pm by Lynn R Slater
 
Victorian Home Restoration Supplies?
 
Wholehouse building supply on Pulgas Rd in East Palo Alto has all kinds of old home stuff. They salvage from homes slated for demo on the peninsula. They have demo sales prior to the demolition where you can go to the house and take whatever you want (for a fee) then whatever is left goes to there yard.    More…
Posted - 04/15/06 2:17pm by Lynn R Slater
 
Victorian Home Restoration Supplies?
 
How about trying www.vandykes.com,      More…
Posted - 04/15/06 2:17pm by Lynn R Slater
 
Victorian Home Restoration Supplies?
 
I, also, have a very old home on Iron Horse Lane   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 2:17pm by Lynn R Slater
 
Victorian Home Restoration Supplies? See all 9 replies
 
We're searching to replace some existing dowels, and posts, on the front-porch railings of our Victorian home.  Is there any type of "restoration" parts-supply store, relatively close by, which carries wooden dowels, posts, and perhaps other Victorian style ornaments? We haven't found the same dowels at Lowes or Home Depot. (Ours is the grey Victorian, with the horrid pink trim, across from the church office.    More…
Posted - 04/15/06 2:16pm by Lynn R Slater, updated or replied 04/15/06 2:19pm
 
Need help/re: Bally's Total Fitness
 
I've talked woth a few people - discussions with upper managers might help.    More…
Posted - 04/15/06 9:47am by Lynn R Slater
 
Need help/re: Bally's Total Fitness
 
It is unfortunate what happened to you, but is rather common. They are in he membership selling, not providing services.   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 9:47am by Lynn R Slater
 
Need help/re: Bally's Total Fitness
 
not that this is helpful, but it looks like Bally's is and has always been   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 9:47am by Lynn R Slater
 
Need help/re: Bally's Total Fitness
 
Along the same lines as 7 on Your Side is Action Line through the Mercury News www.sjmercury.com.    More…
Posted - 04/15/06 9:47am by Lynn R Slater
 
Need help/re: Bally's Total Fitness
 
I'm not sure what it takes to get their attention, but this sounds like a perfect fit for "7 On Your Side":   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 9:46am by Lynn R Slater
 
Need help/re: Bally's Total Fitness
 
Bally's especially, as well as most of the large chain gyms, are   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 9:46am by Lynn R Slater
 
Need help/re: Bally's Total Fitness See all 6 replies
 
Does anyone know how I can get out of my gym membership.   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 9:46am by Lynn R Slater, updated or replied 04/15/06 9:47am
 
Mr. Le's Marine Services
 
 You can try Mr. Le's Marine Services (http://www.mrlemarine.com/).  He is supposed to be very honest and an all around good guy.  I heard he was fired from is last job because he told a customer that he really didn't need certain work.  So he opened up his own shop.  Word spread fast and now he is swamped with work.  He's trained in Evinrude (which is what I have), but I'm not sure about Mercury.  You will have to ask him about that.   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 9:27am by Lynn R Slater
 
Boat Tuneup See reply
 
Seeking knowledgable "boat person" to clean up and tune up our 17' Glastron, trailer and 150 hp Mercury outboard. We will be selling it soon but wish to spiff it up first. Thanks,   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 9:27am by Lynn R Slater, updated or replied 04/15/06 9:27am
 
I agree !!
 
 He was my former neighbor and is very straight forward and honest   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 9:21am by Lynn R Slater
 
Charles Thym
 
Charles Thym, lives in Niles on "J" Street - he has done several pieces for me - he does beautiful work   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 9:21am by Lynn R Slater
 
Jewelry Designer See all 2 replies
 
Does anyone know of a good jewelry designer?  We're looking for someone who actually designs jewelry.  We used to go to a person in Walnut Creek, but he retired.  We have gone to two other jewelry designers, but their quality has not been that great.   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 9:19am by Lynn R Slater, updated or replied 04/15/06 9:21am
 
Seamstress
 
Can anyone recommend a good seamstress who charges reasonable prices?  I have a couple items of clothing that I would like to have altered.
Posted - 12/12/05 3:43pm by K
 
Orthepedic
 
I wanted to let every one know that I chose Dr. Sally Harris from Palo Alto Med Foundation in Palo Alto.  She specializes in Pediatric Sports Med & ortho.   More…
Posted - 12/10/05 10:01am by Lynn R Slater
 
Cabinet Makers and Refinishers
 
We have had no direct experience with Silva's Cabinet Shop in Newark, but they did a lovely job on some built in alcove cabinets for our neighbors, and they were much more reasonable than other quotes they got.   More…
Posted - 12/10/05 9:48am by Lynn R Slater
 
Cabinet Makers and Refinishers
 
My suggestion is Harold Barrows, he lives here in Niles. 258-4433   More…
Posted - 12/10/05 9:47am by Lynn R Slater
 
Cabinet Makers and Refinishers See all 2 replies
 
We learned, from a knowledgeable professional, that our kitchen cabinets are made of real wood. He suggested stripping the exisiting varnish, then prepping and staining to our desired color. Along with the hardware of our choice for the handles and knobs, voila! Real-wood beauty.   More…
Posted - 12/10/05 9:47am by Lynn R Slater, updated or replied 12/10/05 9:48am
 
Pest control or exterminators
 
Clark sent someone out, who wasa not very helpful.
Posted - 12/10/05 9:45am by Lynn R Slater
 
Pest control or exterminators
 
We just set traps in the attic.  My husband looks forward to coming home and checking his "traps" - UG, big hunter...   More…
Posted - 12/10/05 9:44am by Lynn R Slater
 
Pest control or exterminators
 
A while back, I had asked for the same recommendation from this group.  I was given recommendations for a few companies, but all of them only dealt with insect and/or termite control.  I started researching this issue and was told that there are basically two companies that handle this type of situation (where you have an animal intruding onto your property).  I thought that there were pest control places that would handle rodent trapping, but I had a hard time finding one in the tri-cities area.  There were some in San Jose, but none would travel to Fremont.  I was given two recommendations by one the San Jose folks.  Animal Damage Management based in Morgan Hill and Critter Control based in Walnut Creek.   More…
Posted - 12/10/05 9:43am by Lynn R Slater
 
Home Depot
 
We have purchased our tree from Home Depot for the past 5 years and   More…
Posted - 12/03/05 11:34am by Lynn R Slater
 
Christmas Trees
 
The two most popular trees for Christmas decorating appear to be the Scotch Pine (long needles in clusters thus a full-looking tree) and the Douglas Fir (the more expensive one, with shorter needles all along each branch - thus ornaments are more easily seen as well as the individual branches). Usually after you get one home, you still need to saw off the first inch or two since often some of those trees may have been sitting in the lot awhile..   More…
Posted - 12/03/05 11:34am by Lynn R Slater
 
Now have artificial tree
 
We got tired of paying for trees, thus we now have artificial tree (After Christmas sale at Target 50% off).  $79 is cheap!  I believe the trees are all cut the same time, so the sooner you buy it and and get it in water the better.  It is very important to not let the water dry out, or it may seal and not absorb more water.   Definately need a water resevoir unless you get it the last minute and it's up less than a week. The swivel stand is great for decorating... especially when putting the lights on.   Young Life has a Christmas lot, so the profits stay local (there are probably other non-profits that have lots too).  Your choices are basically 2 kinds of tree, one is cheaper than the other, but it all depends on what you like.  I prefer the more expensive one (I forget the names of each), as the limbs are sturdier, the needles shorter and you can see your ornaments better.  Flocking is an option (looks like snow)... very messy and you can't recycle the tree.  Fire retardant not necessary if you keep the tree well watered, check lights are in good shape and don't leave the lights on when you're not home.  The taller the tree the more expensive.  Another option is a live tree that you can then plant in your yard.  Some folks like to travel to a Christmas tree farm (look on internet) and go and chop their own down.   More…
Posted - 12/03/05 11:33am by Lynn R Slater
 
Christmas Trees See all 3 replies
 
For our entire lives, my wife and I have always had fake Christmas trees.  Finally, we have decided to get a live Christmas tree this year.  The problem is, we know nothing about buying a live Christmas tree.  So we would like to ask for some advice:   More…
Posted - 12/03/05 11:32am by Lynn R Slater, updated or replied 12/03/05 11:34am
 
Orthepedic
 
We used Dr. Jaureguito 739-6520 here in Fremont. He specializes in shoulders and knees and was highly recommended - lived up to his excellent reputation. I’m taking a friend there tomorrow to have both knees repaired!   More…
Posted - 12/03/05 11:30am by Lynn R Slater
 
Orthepedic See all 2 replies
 
Nolan's knee is not healing as we think it should.   We've rested it quite a bit & he keep re-injuring it.  can anyone recomend a good orthepedic Dr?  Maybe a sports Dr. as it seems to be sports related.   More…
Posted - 12/03/05 11:29am by Lynn R Slater, updated or replied 12/10/05 10:01am
 
Garden soil?
 
Ok--I'm set for soil suggestions! Today I checked out Lyngso off 101    More…
Posted - 12/03/05 11:18am by Lynn R Slater
 
Garden soil?
 
Yes, Tri-City is fine. Ask for their planter mix, which has a fair amount of mulch mixed into it. With an organic starter product and occasional feedings of Osmocote, most everything has grown like weeds for almost three years.   More…
Posted - 12/03/05 11:16am by Lynn R Slater
 
Garden soil?
 
You might try Tri-City rock on Osgood, they deliver.  Here is their website. http://www.tricityrock.com/   More…
Posted - 12/03/05 11:15am by Lynn R Slater
 
Garden soil?
 
Davis Street Transfer Station, San Leandro 510-638-2303, sells compost and other garden soils and amendments at a low cost. Must bring your own truck.   More…
Posted - 12/03/05 11:14am by Lynn R Slater
 
Garden soil?
 
We got ours from Tri-City and it has worked out fine.  The planter mix delivered was a competitive price and was dumped where we could get at it.  Give them a call.  Barry of Niles Glen
Posted - 12/03/05 11:13am by Lynn R Slater
 
Garden soil? See all 5 replies
 
Does anyone have a recommendation for a place in the area that sells soil   More…
Posted - 12/03/05 11:13am by Lynn R Slater, updated or replied 12/03/05 11:18am
 
Good Inexpensive Vet Needed For Sick Cat
 
I'd recommend Mission Valley also.  We've been using them for 6 years.   More…
Posted - 12/03/05 11:09am by Lynn R Slater
 
Good Inexpensive Vet Needed For Sick Cat
 
Mission Valley is very good.  They have consistently provided first-rate care for our cats
Posted - 12/03/05 11:08am by Lynn R Slater
 
Pete's Pipes
 
Thanks to all of you who responded to my plea for help.. Pete's Pipes   More…
Posted - 10/29/05 10:16am by Lynn R Slater, updated or replied 10/29/05 10:17am
 
Chiropractor
 
I am looking for a gentle and experienced chiropractor in the   More…
Posted - 10/29/05 10:15am by Lynn R Slater
 
GREAT chiropractor close by
 
I cannot say enough about my chiropractor.  Her name is Susan Bromley and she is located in UC, right next to Logan High School.  She has helped me--my family, extended family and many of my friends.  She is trained in multiple techniques, is a sports chiropractor for groups from the Olympic Committee to Ringle Brother's Barnum and Bailey and is completely down-to-earth.   More…
Posted - 10/29/05 10:12am by Lynn R Slater
 
Chiropractor
 
Our Niles Chiropractor is:   More…
Posted - 10/29/05 10:11am by Lynn R Slater
 
Chiropractor See all 3 replies
 
This is a Chiropractor in Niles, I believe a female off Niles on one of the lettered streets. Does anyone know of her, name and number, etc??   More…
Posted - 10/29/05 10:11am by Lynn R Slater, updated or replied 10/29/05 10:15am
 
Under sink Water Filter
 
California has a web site,   More…
Posted - 10/29/05 10:08am by Lynn R Slater
 
Under sink Water Filter See reply
 
I'm currently have Alhambra Water delivered to my house, however, the jug and stand take up a lot of room in my kitchen. Is anyone happy with their under sink water filter? I'm not looking for a whole house filter, just one for the kitchen sink. I don't like the smell or chemical taste of Fremont's water, but otherwise I'm sure it's safe to drink.   More…
Posted - 10/29/05 10:08am by Lynn R Slater, updated or replied 10/29/05 10:08am
 
Plumber
 
The last time we needed a plumber, Bob Rugani (Niles Plumbing) recommended Petes Pipes. Pete came out personally on a Sunday and we were very happy with his work, and service.   More…
Posted - 10/28/05 8:54am by Lynn R Slater
 
Attorney
 
I am seeking a GREAT tough and assertive awttorney here in town.  Preferably a female.   More…
Posted - 10/28/05 8:53am by Lynn R Slater, updated or replied 12/03/05 10:14am
 
CPA
 
We use Terri Terri Crinnion, CPATerri@aol.com, in San Ramon.  It was the least painful tax service I've ever had, and it was the cheapest.   More…
Posted - 10/28/05 8:51am by Lynn R Slater
 
CPA
 
I second that motion - he is awesome! Very knowledgeable and efficient!   More…
Posted - 10/28/05 8:51am by Lynn R Slater
 
CPA
 
Troy Van Slotten, near China Chilie. Able to range from personal everyday stuff to complex mega deals.   More…
Posted - 10/28/05 8:51am by Lynn R Slater
 
CPA See all 3 replies
 
Can anybody recommend a good CPA?   More…
Posted - 10/28/05 8:50am by Lynn R Slater, updated or replied 10/28/05 8:51am
 
Mechanic Recommendations
 
 I have been very happy with the service from Fremont Foreign Auto on Mowry near Cherry. Eduardo has taken very good care of my Volvo for a number of years, including doing small things like installing a new light bulb or fuse on the spot for free. Plus Fremont Foreign Auto is   More…
Posted - 10/28/05 8:49am by Lynn R Slater
 
Mechanic Recommendations
 
We use a place called "The Shop" (he didn't have to reach too far for the name), over on Dusterberry across from DMV (510) 797-4050.  We use them for our old cars (husband's old el camino, my '81 corvette), and our new cars.  I had always had dealer service on my new cars until they were out of warranty, but am so pleased with The Shop I take everything there now.  He always prints out the factory service requirements so I see that he's doing exactly what they would do at the dealership, my Honda's 30k service was just about half the price of what the dealer would have charged me.tori   More…
Posted - 10/28/05 8:49am by Lynn R Slater
 
Mechanic Recommendations
 
 We just love Dando's Automotive located at 45554 Industrial Place #9. Phone # 659-7900 Ken Keeler is the owner and lives in Niles. We have   More…
Posted - 10/28/05 8:49am by Lynn R Slater
 
Mechanic Recommendations See all 3 replies
 
 We are in need of maintenance on our 2005 BMW and would prefer to have this done locally.  Can anyone recommend a mechanics garage in the Tri-Cities area that we can establish a long term relationship?   More…
Posted - 10/28/05 8:48am by Lynn R Slater, updated or replied 10/28/05 8:49am
 
Housekeeper
 
I’m loosing my fabulous housekeeper to illness and need someone trustworthy and excellent to replace her. If anyone knows of a good housekeeper who is willing/able to take on more work – I’d appreciate the referral!   More…
Posted - 10/28/05 8:45am by Lynn R Slater
 
Doors
 
Larson Construction in Hayward did a great job installing my retrofit windows and I see that they were listed under the diamond rating system in the paper recently.  I would definitely recommend them.   More…
Posted - 10/28/05 8:44am by Lynn R Slater
 
Doors See reply
 
I've just gotten a quote for Anderson brand French doors from Quality Windows and Doors located in Pleasanton.  I like this company very much and appreciate that they're still in business, but I'd like to get some other quotes from other reputable window/door companies that also do their own installation.   More…
Posted - 10/28/05 8:44am by Lynn R Slater, updated or replied 10/28/05 8:44am
 
Deck/Pateo
 
I am searching for a reputable deck contractor.  My house is located in the Niles Crest and has 3 decks that need to be rebuilt or strengten.    More…
Posted - 10/28/05 8:43am by Lynn R Slater
 
P. Miller is great
 
Posted - 10/28/05 8:42am by Lynn R Slater
 
Not Sam
 
We had to drop Sam after his crew was consistently cruel to our dog.
Posted - 10/28/05 8:41am by Lynn R Slater
 
Recommendations and more Not Sam
 
 Bob McIvor recommendsEliodora Diaz   More…
Posted - 10/28/05 8:40am by Lynn R Slater
 
Not Sam
 
We had a very bad experience with Sam Reynoso with some electrical work he and his crew did with our automatic sprinkler system. When we questioned him about it he quit the job (left it unfinished) and without even the courtesy of calling us, he discontinued his sons crew from doing our weekly maintenance (his son Aldo we would have recommended). When we called to find out why we had not had anyone maintaining our garden, he said he would ask Aldo and then he never called back!!   More…
Posted - 10/28/05 8:39am by Lynn R Slater, updated or replied 10/28/05 8:40am
 
Not Sam
 
Well, I have to respectfully disagree.  Our experience was different.  He also put in our sprinkler system, adjusted it as necessary and it continues to work fine now.  That was some number of years ago.  He has come regularly and reliably for at least five years.  His sons are also very nice.  He has also pruned my trees without requesting extra money, drove all the way to my mother's house in San Carlos as a favor to us to do her yard, put up wires for our wisteria and will try to please to the best of his ability.  Genie Hawkins   More…
Posted - 10/28/05 8:39am by Lynn R Slater
 
Not Sam
 
We had a very bad experience with Sam Reynoso with some electrical work he and his crew did with our automatic sprinkler system. When we questioned him about it he quit the job (left it unfinished) and without even the courtesy of calling us, he stopped his sons crew from doing our weekly maintenance (his son Aldo we would have recommended). When we called to find out why we had not had anyone maintaining our garden, he said he would ask Aldo and then he never called back!! His unprofessional attitude and lack of courtesy would not allow us to give him any recommendation! Theresa & David Second Street
Posted - 10/28/05 8:38am by Lynn R Slater
 
Gardening Service Recommendations
 
Sam Reynoso has been doing our yard for years.  He does many others in Niles as well and two other houses on our block.  He comes every week, rain or shine without fail, except Christmas, and other holidays.  His phone number is 510-792-6558.   More…
Posted - 10/28/05 8:38am by Lynn R Slater
 
Gardening Service Recommendations
 
Mark and I use Tommy’s Landscaping. 510-207-8623 He has helped us install our lawn (front and back) and shrubbery surrounding our yard and now maintains it with weekly mowing and tree trimming on occasion. We really like him and think that his prices are reasonable. Quotes are always free. Good Luck,   More…
Posted - 10/28/05 8:38am by Lynn R Slater
 
Gardening Service Recommendations See all 8 replies
 
Would anyone be able to recommend a reputable gardening service?    More…
Posted - 10/28/05 8:37am by Lynn R Slater, updated or replied 10/28/05 8:42am
 
Vet Recommendation
 
 I order a lot of products for my dogs from   More…
Posted - 10/28/05 8:35am by Lynn R Slater
 
Vet Recommendation
 
May I suggest the mobile pet clinic at Pet Food Express near Raleys for help in keeping pet costs down.  I have 2 dogs & a cat and that's where I've been taking them to get their vaccinations & medications.  It's about a 1/3 of what the vets charge and they give you a receipt/certificate to show what shots have been given.     More…
Posted - 10/28/05 8:35am by Lynn R Slater
 
Vet Recommendation
 
 I have taken my cat to American Animal Hospital for 12 years and they have taken very good care of him. Their new clinic is state of the art,   More…
Posted - 10/28/05 8:35am by Lynn R Slater
 
Vet Recommendation
 
One reason prices have gone up is that corporations are buying out vet practices. They are pushed to ask for a large array of tests that normally would be optional but most people don't know that.    More…
Posted - 10/28/05 8:34am by Lynn R Slater
 
Vet Recommendation
 
Usually when a Vet is more expensive there is a reason. They have state of the art equipment and a good reputation to be thorough and knowledgable. They use Isoflorin for anesthesia (same as what people get in hospitals) instead of that other stuff which makes the animals very groggy for a few days (been there, done that). It's also not that safe. Basically - you get what you pay for. I've heard nothing but negative feedback from American - including from people who used to work there. Always had great experiences with Mission Valley at Mowry and Mission.   More…
Posted - 10/28/05 8:34am by Lynn R Slater
 
Vet Recommendation
 
When people say "they're not cheap" does that mean there is a big difference from a normal priced vet? We just adopted a stray cat and we need the full test/vaccine package including getting him "fixed" eventually. I'd really like to find a vet that is normally priced and offers good friendly service. I really liked Dr Metcalfe on Grimmer, but he is no longer there. We tried American once, and were not too pleased. I've been to vets that seem to charge 2x the going rate. Does the mobile (Dr Robin Teague)vet come to Fremont? Looks like they're in Livermore but their fees are reasonable. I'll call tomorrow but what was the experience like? Greg Rock Ave
Posted - 10/28/05 8:33am by Lynn R Slater
 
Vet Recommendation
 
V.H.S. Veterinary Housecall Service   More…
Posted - 10/28/05 8:33am by Lynn R Slater
 
Vet Recommendation
 
Dr. Robert Tisdale on Ellsworth Street in Mission San Jose.  He has been my vet for over 20 years.  He just celebrated his 25th anniversary in the same location.  And the office staff is nice, too.   More…
Posted - 10/28/05 8:32am by Lynn R Slater
 
Vet Recommendation
 
We love Mission Valley Vet!Sue   More…
Posted - 10/28/05 8:32am by Lynn R Slater
 
Vet Recommendation
 
I agree with everything Gitta said.  I was really impressed with how nicely and lovingly they handled my little Scruffy dog, as he tried to eat their hands.  And they're not cheap.   More…
Posted - 10/28/05 8:31am by Lynn R Slater, updated or replied 12/03/05 11:08am
 
Vet Recommendation
 
 Mission Valley Vet at Mowy and Mission has been great for the last 25 years for us...even with the change of Vets... They are not cheap -   More…
Posted - 10/28/05 8:31am by Lynn R Slater
 
Vet Recommendation See all 13 replies
 
Can someone recommend a good vet?    More…
Posted - 10/28/05 8:30am by Lynn R Slater, updated or replied 12/03/05 11:09am
 
Plumber See all 2 replies
 
Need to replace kitchen faucet.  Can anyone recommend someone for the job?
Posted - 10/28/05 8:30am by Lynn R Slater, updated or replied 10/29/05 10:16am
 
Pest control or exterminators See all 3 replies
 
Can anyone out there recommend a good pest control company?  I've been   More…
Posted - 10/28/05 8:28am by Lynn R Slater, updated or replied 11/26/07 6:20pm
 
Looking for daytime babysitting/childcare
 
I know they don't make house calls (or temple calls) but if you are looking for a babysitter for just a few hours at an odd time (middle of the day) you can always check with the Discovery Cove at the Family Resource Center - they have a limited number of kids they can take at one time but are licensed, open Mon-Fri during the day and good in a pinch - please call ahead to reserve a spot. The info is at http://www.fremont.gov/Community/FamilyResourceCenter/agenciesprogramsservices.htm#discoverycove  
Posted - 10/28/05 8:26am by Lynn R Slater
 
Looking for daytime babysitting/childcare See reply
 
Looking for daytime babysitting/childcare for two days in October at Temple Beth Torah in Fremont.    More…
Posted - 10/28/05 8:26am by Lynn R Slater, updated or replied 10/28/05 8:26am
 
Notary
 
 Gitta Brown of this group can help you out. Highly recommended!   More…
Posted - 10/28/05 8:23am by Lynn R Slater
 
Notary See reply
 
I know we've got to have a few Notaries in town.  Anybody know one? Anyone is one?     More…
Posted - 10/28/05 8:22am by Lynn R Slater, updated or replied 10/28/05 8:23am
 
Fence work
 
GardenGateways. See details. Distinctive Quality, Individually Crafted.   More…
Posted - 10/28/05 8:17am by Lynn R Slater, updated or replied 10/28/05 8:19am
 
Fence work
 
Fremont fence....quick and cheap   More…
Posted - 10/28/05 8:16am by Lynn R Slater
 
Fence work See all 2 replies
 
 Does anybody know of a good fence company?    More…
Posted - 10/28/05 8:15am by Lynn R Slater, updated or replied 10/28/05 8:17am
 
Yoga
 
 Titera Dance at 37495 Niles Blvd. has a great yoga class taught by Niles instructor Julie Aragon Tues. mornings at 9 AM. It is a friendly  drop in class where you can either pay by the class or month.  She is a great instructor and teaches to all levels simultaneously.  I also have a history of back problems and have not had one tweak that lasted more than a day or so since I started yoga.  You can call Julie at 796-4638.   More…
Posted - 10/28/05 8:14am by Lynn R Slater
 
Yoga
 
Check out the website for nilesyoga.com. The studio is behind Tyme for Tea on H Street.   More…
Posted - 10/28/05 8:14am by Lynn R Slater
 
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I'm looking for a venue to take yoga once or twice a week.  An ideal setting would have a comfortable social atmosphere and an instructor with a fun loving, casual attitude.    More…
Posted - 10/28/05 8:13am by Lynn R Slater, updated or replied 10/28/05 8:16am
 
In home care
 
A year and a half ago, my husband and I moved in with my father who has dementia and have been able to manage on our own so far. Thank you for your information and for sharing your experience. I'm sure we'll be using what you learned in the future. I can add to the care information you gave with the recommendation of a book called The 36 Hour Day by Nancy L. Mace and Peter Rabins published by Warner Books. We had a friend give us a copy and, in turn, we've told at least 4 dozen people about it. It answered a great many questions and is becoming dog earred from constant reference. Since many of our parents are living longer, there is a huge number of the population developing this problem; and, therefore, more and more help is becoming available. Still, it's not an easy thing to deal with. It takes patience and a sense of humor and helpers.   More…
Posted - 10/28/05 8:10am by Lynn R Slater
 
In home care
 
I hired 24-hour care for my mother in her home from January of 1992 until she died in January of 2004 from Alzheimer's Disease at the age of 95. She was also in reasonably good health except for the Alzheimer's. She had always wanted to remain in her home so I did my best to keep her there. I was very fortunate and lucky in finding reliable caregivers but it was very costly and I went though a lot of people before finally finding a strong, reliable staff of 3 caregivers that were with me for 12, 9 and 6 years, respectively. The last year I also used an agency in Pleasant Hill to fill in-my mother lived in the Oakland area. The agency charged me $150 per day. Caregivers are now subject to minimum wage so if you hire people above board, which I did, you will have to pay them from minimum wage to as much as $20 or $30 per hour. Fortunately my mother had money. We used it all and ended up taking out an equity line against her house to continue her care until she died. Hiring caregivers is a very costly endeavor. The last 7 months we also had Hospice-they were wonderful.   More…
Posted - 10/28/05 8:09am by Lynn R Slater
 
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I am hoping someone out here can pass along a little advice. My husband and I are about to begin to search for someone to provide daily care for his elderly mother at her home in Santa Clara.   More…
Posted - 10/28/05 8:08am by Lynn R Slater, updated or replied 10/28/05 8:17am
 
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