May 8, 2011
Six of us decided to spend the night in Hemet after attending a matinee of "Ramona" at the Ramona Bowl. We had made reservations at the Quality Inn and were pleasantly surprised by the motel experience. The managers were accommodating and service-oriented, the rooms were spotlessly clean, the entire property was beautifully maintained and included a pool and spa area. Such a great value: less than $90 a night, which included breakfast, bottles of water and free Wi-Fi. Quality Inn,1201 W. Florida Ave., Hemet; (951)
November 12, 1992 |
Although California is a relative newcomer to commercial pistachio production, the nut took to the state's climate and topography with a vengeance. Since 1976, when the state's first commercial harvest took place, pistachio acreage has grown to 62,000 acres, making California the second largest producer in the world with close to 500 million pounds of nuts harvested in 1991. Pistachios, actually a relative of the mango and the cashew, are native to the Middle East.
March 16, 2000
This is one in a series of tax questions from readers answered by local members of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, to help with your 1999 and 2000 tax issues. Q: We currently own a home that has an adjacent, separately deeded lot. My husband, who is 65, will probably retire in two to three years and we are contemplating selling these properties, as values are rising.
August 9, 2006 |
Sushi chef Jimmy Wu could carve a cucumber into a paper-thin scroll, but he knew his knife skills weren't enough to achieve his dream of owning a sushi restaurant. So he took the advice of a customer and contacted a former head of the California Restaurant Assn. The retired restaurant executive spent months teaching Wu the ins and outs of restaurant ownership and helping him scout locations.