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Vinyl Wraps – What are they?

Heading down Crown Valley Road, a gold chrome, snake skin care sped passed me. No lie, chrome and snake skin, it was quite a looker. Let’s just say it stood out.

Come to learn, this type of customization is called a vehicle wrap. I began to do a little research on what exactly a vehicle wrap was, just for my own understanding, as what I say, although not my style, was quite amazing.

I came across a blog written by Haus of Wraps. They are a vehicle wrap shop in San Diego. Their blog provided some great info, but I decided to call and get a little more information.

I spoke with Ed, one of the owners. He was glad to provide me with information about the wrap industry, and come to find out, they are planning to open a shop in Acton by summer of this year….coincidence, small world…who knows.

After my research and the information provided by Ed, this article came to fruition.

What is a Vinyl Wrap?

In layman’s terms, a vinyl wrap basically like a big stick er that can be applied to a variety of surfaces. It is pressure sensitive and be molded to any shape. The film comes in a variety of colors, finishes, and textures. Images and graphics can also be printed on these films, truly making for customization of any project.

What can you wrap with vinyl?

Vinyl can be applied or installed to most surfaces, although most people are familiar with car wraps. Vinyl can be installed on cars, boats, trucks, walls, windows, ice chests, toilets…yes toilets, and more. Now you may not have seen a gold chrome snake skin car, but i’m sure you’ve seen a truck or van advertising their business info on their vehicle, well that is a vinyl as well. That is actually the graphics application. So really it’s all around us.

What is the Cost of Vinyl?

Well Ed told me that it depends on the what is being wrapped, if graphics are done, what material is used, and the amount of coverage that needs to be applied, which all makes sense. He did inform me that a vinyl used for a vehicle wrap is a lot cheaper (1/3 of the cost) than a paint job, and offers protection to the vehicle and paint itself.  Read More

The 411 on New Year Actions

2016 is soon coming to a close, and a new year begins. The majority of us are creating the ever so famous tradition of the New Year’s resolutions list. The list that we preach to ourselves at the beginning of each year.

This year I will be diligent about my dieting and get down to my goal weight.  This year I’m really getting serious about……

This year I plan to put more energy towards….

myself, my family, my children, my work, my peace of mind, my animals, my relationships….and the list goes on.

By definition a resolution is the decision to do or not to do something. This is great, especially in theory. However if action steps are not both planned, developed, and executed, one’s resolution gets added to next year’s resolution list.  Does it seem that you’ve had the same New Year’s goals, or personal verbal commitments? If so, this article may be just what you need to read, whether your an Acton, CA resident, or a resident of Tim-buck-too.

It’s easy to calm ourselves and our minds with what we plan to do. Just getting that list down feels good. In our minds things are going to be different each year. And then something comes up, or happens, or offers an immediate excuse for the postponement of what we had the best intentions to being doing or stop doing. So what can we do?

There are a couple of ways to rewire the way we do things to promote results. First of all, ask yourself why you want to do what you are saying. Is it for you? Is it for someone else? Is it for a short term success? Long term success? Are you really attached to why you are doing it? Defining why you plan to out energy and action towards a goal, thought or plan is essential for success. If you don’t know why you are doing something, it’s hard to keep going.

Next once you understand why you are willing to put the time, and energy into your resolution, it’s important to define what it will take to make it happen, as well as be prepared for the obstacles you may face. Obstacles and speed bumps exist…end of story. It’s important not to focus on them, but to have a plan when they do arise.  Next you must remember that if you fall down, you stand back up. Falling does not mean your legs are broken, it means they weakened for a moment, but you will stand again. Identifying what created the weakness and then preparing and strengthening those muscles will keep you on the road to success.

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The 411 on solar in California


Solar Energy as an alternative energy is a very discussed topic, especially in California. Whether you are in Acton, or another Cali location, solar is bug new. California leads the solar market industry. It makes sense with the solar advocates and policies, along with the sun that bathes the pacific, and the fact that California is the most populated state in the U.S.

Although Acton is a small, considerable laid back town compared to other So Cal areas, solar still plays a big role in the local market.

We decided to offer some information on solar for those residing in Acton, as well as other locations in the largely populated, sunny state of California.

Solar energy is energy created by the sun. Solar cells, or solar technology capture the sun’s energy and convert it into a useable energy, one that can be used to power the many electric “necessities in life. Solar power therefore reduces the emissions and negative environmental effects that crude oil places on our world as a whole. I mean why not harness the natural power and energy from the sun and use it for our benefit. Whether or not your an environmental supporter or activist (although everyone should be considerate), solar energy reduces the amount of money spent on electricity. That directly impacts you because of money spent or money saved.

Currently there are both Federal and state incentives for people to go solar. Each state offers different incentives, rebates and tax breaks for people who “go solar”. Many areas of California have tapped out on these state incentives and rebates, although some are still available. Federal incentives are in place until December 31, 2019. The incentives prove to be very advantageous and help greatly to increase the return on your solar investment.

With the drive to increase the amount of green renewable energy sources and reduce our use of resources that negatively impact the environment, solar options have evolved.

Acton, Ca has higher than average energy costs, which may just be the leading reason that it is an area that has the highest percentage of home powered by solar.  Located just north of Los Angeles, which by the way is one place in the nation that receives peak annual sunlight hours, Acton residents and businesses greatly benefit from opting for solar. Not all states allow for leasing panels, which is an appealing option to many people. Acton does allow for solar leasing, which gives residents more choices on how they can go solar. Solar leasing allows for a smaller upfront investment, being that you pay a monthly cost. That monthly cost should be smaller than your monthly electric bill for it to make financial sense, although environmental sense should also still be considered.

Acton residents on average receive a faster return on their initial solar investment because of the higher cost of energy combined with the available incentives. Check out our website directory and find a solar provider in Acton. Explore if solar energy is right for you from a financial standpoint, because form an eco friendly standpoint, it is right for everyone.

Acton, California

Acton is located in Los Angeles County just 50 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. Although close enough to a big city, Acton is some country living at it’s finest! Nestled in between the San Gabriel Mountains and the Sespe Condor Sanctuary provides Acton with four seasons, including a warm Mediterranean climate in the summer months.

Acton was originally founded as a mining town in the late 1800’s. Gold, silver, and copper kept the town booimgThis fact has contributed to small town western feel Acton has.

California has 40 districts, and Acton is part of the 21st District, which is represented by Senator Scott Wilk.

There are many enjoyable things to do in Acton. Take a stroll back in history and visit the 49er Bar & Grill, the first saloon founded during the mining days in 1889.  Still in operation over 125 years late,r, it was one of the restaurants to check out. Located in the mountains, there are outdoor activities to engage in adventure in, as well as RV parks for camping, and the well known Shambala Reserve.

The Shambala Reserve, founded by Tippi Hendren, is space dedicated to providing a sanctuary and safe home to exotic felines who have experienced life other than they should. Exotic animal private ownership is very more popular than many are aware of. The trading and selling of exotic cats is a very big business. Once a cat is rescued and brought to Shambala, it stays in this sanctuary reserve, where it is fed, nourished, and treated as it should be for the rest of it’s life.

Acton is quite a bit quiter than the bustle of LA. Yet it is close enough to explore both. We invite you to learn more about Acton, it’s government, real estate and other things going on. Have questions? Always please feel free to contact us.

Our goal is to provide you on the happenings actin’ on Acton. Stop by and explore what’s going on around town or learn about this old mining town located 50 miles north of Los Angeles.