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The picture of Northern California was much different in the late sixties from what it is today. Sunnyvale, Walnut Creek and Milpitas were still rather small rural towns with orchards dominating the landscape and none of the technology parks and glamorous office buildings so prominent now. Similarly, the Polish community in the area was much smaller and thinly spread over a huge territory except for a few pockets in San Francisco, Oakland, Monterey and Sacramento, and with the Polish Hall in San Francisco being the main center of activity. The Polish American Congress of California was the leading organization,▸ continue reading
Summer is here, and your energy bill is already skyrocketing. What can you do? Whether you live in a house, condo, or apartment, summer presents a challenge to everyone’s finances. If you’re on a tight budget, here are a few cost-saving tips to reign in your runaway summer energy bills. Quick Home Energy Audit. You don’t have to shell out the extra cash to hire an energy auditor–you can do your own home energy audit! First, check your home for places where air tends to leak (in or out). Doorways and windows are usually the biggest culprits.▸ continue reading