Monthly Archives: February 2009
Feb 27 2009
Jalapeno Broccoli Casserole Great Recipe
 

Jalapeno Broccoli Casserole

Ingredients
1 onion, chopped
1/4 cup butter
1 (10 ounce) package frozen broccoli, thawed and drained
1 (10 1/2 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
1 (8 ounce) box Velveeta cheese
1 jalapeno, chopped
2 cups cooked rice

Directions

1 Saute onion in butter.
2 Add remaining ingredients and heat until cheese is melted.
3 Pour into shallow baking dish.
4 Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

*Credit goes to my friend, Arizona Matt, for sharing his family recipe with me this Thanksgiving.

Amanda G. Lucas

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Feb 27 2009
Job Trio Contractors Client Website
 
jobtrio.com: A New, Free Tool for Homeowners and the Construction Industry
Jobtrio.com is a free service that allows users to browse over 250, 000 listings of contractors, or quickly search for a business by name, location, or specialty. Jobtrio.com features candid customer reviews and in-depth profiles so that it’s easy for home owners and project managers to find great construction professionals.

jobtrio.com: A New, Free Tool for Homeowners and the Construction Industry

Santa Barbara, CA, February 27, 2009 –(PR.com)– This February, a new type of web site will be launched which connects construction contractors with their clients. “Our goal was to create a very low cost advertising tool for contractors and a great, free resource for home owners and project managers,” says Brett Vernon, CEO of jobtrio.com, headquartered in Santa Barbara, California.

Jobtrio.com is a free service that allows users to browse over 250,000 listings of contractors, or quickly search for a business by name, location, or specialty. Jobtrio.com features candid customer reviews and in-depth profiles so that it’s easy for home owners and project managers to find great construction professionals. “Contractors tend to be self-sufficient and frugal. The modern home owner likes to make informed decisions before they spend their money, and they get most of their information off the Internet,” says Josh Groves, President of jobtrio.com. “Our site is a bridge between these two groups of people.”

But, jobtrio.com is not solely aimed at connecting home owners with contractors; it has many features which are clearly intended for use by construction industry professionals. For instance, search results can be sorted by union and non-union labor, and you can quickly look up the cell phone number of a specific employee in a specific department. “We want contractors to view jobtrio.com as an undeniably valuable asset to their business,” says Vernon.

A 2008 study conducted by Yahoo shows that 59% of homeowners use the Internet to find the right construction contractor for their projects. Jobtrio.com eliminates the financial and technical hurdles which prevent most contractors from taking advantage of all the exposure offered by Internet marketing. While other web sites act as a middle-man, charging the contractor for every potential lead, or charging the consumer, jobtrio.com connects the customer directly with the contractor of their choice. The end result is a more satisfied consumer and a more profitable contractor.

Both Vernon and Groves have experience as construction contractors themselves. Vernon, a 28 year-old former Navy SEAL and business college graduate, worked as a general contractor alongside his dad and brother. Groves, a 30 year-old systems engineer, worked as operations manager for a building automation company. To help them realize their vision for jobtrio.com, they enlisted Louder Design from Pasadena, California to head up the software development efforts, a firm composed of Microsoft and Yahoo veterans.

“We are trying to present all the means for making the right decision when choosing a contractor,” says Vernon. “We really just want to bring clarity to contracting – clarity that benefits everyone.” When jobtrio.com launches this month, Basic and Premium profiles will be available for purchase at $15 and $20, respectively – a quarter of the price their competitors charge. As Groves puts it, “The jobtrio.com product sells itself. And that was always our goal: to give contractors a great marketing tool at a fair price.”

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Contact Information
jobtrio.com LLC
Josh Groves
800-436-3885
joshgroves@jobtrio.com
www.jobtrio.com
Cell: 805-679-1277
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Feb 27 2009
Rubies in the Orchard: How to Uncover the Hidden Gems in Your Business
 

Rubies in the Orchard: How to Uncover the Hidden Gems in Your Business
Lynda Resnick March 9, 2009
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.Milken Institute

POM Wonderful. FIJI Water. Teleflora. The Franklin Mint. What do these iconic brands have in common? They were all built by one remarkable woman: Lynda Resnick.One of the best marketing minds in American business, Resnick will talk about the secrets of her success – which she describes in detail in her new book, Rubies in the Orchard: How to Uncover the Hidden Gems in Your Business – at this Milken Institute Forum.

Resnick believes that every company can find elements of intrinsic value that consumers will desire. She will talk about how every successful marketing campaign begins with uncovering these hidden gems and communicating their value honestly and transparently. Her approach can help any company – large or small – break through marketplace clutter and consumer cynicism, creating blockbuster brands with true staying power.

Resnick will also talk about her own life, from opening her own ad agency at age 19 to the time she famously overpaid for Jackie Kennedy’s pearls at auction, then transformed her “mistake” into tens of millions of dollars in sales for the Franklin Mint.

After the Forum, Resnick will be available to sign copies of Rubies in the Orchard.

There is no charge for the Forum, but pre-registration is required. To RSVP, please register online. For questions, call 310-570-4605.

Reserved seating is available for Milken Institute Associates. If you are not currently a member of the Associates and would like to join or receive more information, click here.

Parking is not available at the Institute. Two-hour free parking is available in Public Parking Lot No. 1 on Fourth Street, immediately adjacent to our building.

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Feb 26 2009
Woman Murdered in Burbank
 

One arrest in the jail in Burbank.

8pm made the one arrest last night, Wednesday. 49 year old victim.

Answered the door Wednesday, around midnight, first homicide

Barabara Salaman was interviewed on the news.

29 year old male in custody. Arraignment to be Friday AM.

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Feb 26 2009
John Wayne at USC
 

The hat used in Hondo is at the exhibit. Lots of wear and tear

The hat was damaged when used by Sammy Davis Jr.

This weekend Feb 28- March 1, 2009 is the last weekend.

What was the name of John Wayne’s Trivia

Batjac

BatJac comes from a movie wake of the red witch, shipping company.

Duke – the life and legend of John Wayne

why are items at usc, football, john wayne couldn’t afford to pay tuition, played as a guard for USC.

He had to give up football, his shoulder was disclocated.

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Feb 26 2009
Jobless Claims Update
 

Jobless Claims for February up 667, 000 and total people on unemployment numbers 5 million.

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Feb 26 2009
Adobe Air Updated 1.5.1
 

This morning Adobe released an update for Air now at version 1.5.1.

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Feb 25 2009
Zap! Pow! Bam! at Skirball Media Coverage
 

Lots of Skirball – Golden Age Superhero media coverage.

  • Click on the link below to see the four live clips that aired on KTLA Morning News today, featuring reporter Gayle Anderson (who managed a total of FOUR costume changes during the broadcast) interviewing Erin Clancey (Associate Curator for the Skirball Cultural Center) inside the galleries. Click on the “Seen on the Morning…” tab and you’ll be able to select each of the four segments. As you’ll see, Gayle really got into Superhero spirit!

https://www.ktla.com/morningnews

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Feb 25 2009
LOGOS FOR 2009
 

LOGOS FOR 2009

DUE TO THE ECONOMIC SITUATION, MANY COMPANIES HAVE

DECIDED TO MAKE SOME CHANGES IN THEIR LOGOS FOR 2009:

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Feb 24 2009
Battery and AC Adapters for Notebooks
 

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