Step Up Your Summer Style with Help from Fowler’s Boutique in Cardiff by the Sea, CA

April 21, 2016

Summer isn’t officially here yet, but with the hot weather San Diego County has been experiencing, it feels like it is. If you’re looking for fashionable, surf-inspired clothing to match the warmer weather, look no further than Fowler’s Boutique in Cardiff by the Sea. Originally established in 2007 in Solona Beach, Fowler’s moved north to Cardiff by the Sea in 2013. They’ve seamlessly settled into the community, providing quality clothing and accessories, featuring artwork from local artists, and hosting special events.

Join Needle to the Groove in San Jose, CA to Celebrate Record Store Day

April 14, 2016

Music lovers far and wide should be excited for this Saturday, April 16, 2016 because it is Record Store Day! Independent record stores play an important role in their communities, and Record Store Day gives the staff, customers, and artists a chance to get together and celebrate. In honor of the special event, participating record stores will feature special vinyl and CD releases along with a variety of promotional products made exclusively for Record Store Day 2016.

Do You Know Why Stamp Prices Are Going Down Just Before Tax Day?

April 11, 2016

Wonders never cease. For the first time since 1919, the price to mail a one-ounce letter dropped from 49 cents to 47 cents. Yes, right before everyone needs to mail their taxes, the price to do so just went down. To help alleviate the revenue declines from the Great Recession, the Postal Office had an agreement with Congress which allowed them to increase the price of stamps, but only until the Postal Service collected $4.6 billion in surcharges. They were expected to reach that amount by April 10, 2016, thus the decrease in prices.

Check Out This Handmade Soap in Palm Desert, CA

March 29, 2016

You may ask why one would purchase handmade soap when it’s easy to get bars of soap at a big box store for a fraction of the price. After all, soap is soap, right? According to SoapTree BodyWorks, a soap maker located in Palm Desert, CA, the difference is in the quality. When you buy handcrafted soaps, you get products made locally in small batches with high-quality ingredients.

Budget-Friendly Shopping for your Family in Indio, CA

March 23, 2016

Children grow fast, and between their growth spurts and the change in seasons, it can get expensive to keep a family well dressed. If you’re looking for budget friendly options, check out the clearance racks at department stores, garage sales, outlet stores, and resale and consignment shops.  Often, resale and consignment shops are locally owned and operated, so you can support a small, local business and score great deals on clothes for your children.

Things to Know About Passport Photos before Your Appointment

March 16, 2016

It’s already March, and spring and summer will be here before we know it. If you’re making plans to travel internationally this year, you’ll need a passport, which means you’ll need passport photos for new and renewal passport applications. We recently did a Q&A session with the passport photo experts at PostalAnnex, and they shared with us the U.S. Department of State’s answers to some common questions:

Q: I’m going to be traveling internationally, and I have young children. Do they need passports too?

PostalAnnex+ Franchisees Donate $2,000 to Help Adults with Disabilities

March 10, 2016

Donation Can Be Doubled With Public’s Help

SAN DIEGO, CA, March 9, 2016--Annex Brands, Inc, on behalf of its PostalAnnex franchisees and other brands in its shipping businesses, presented a $2,000 check to Partnerships With Industry (PWI), a Mission Valley (San Diego) based organization which provides skill building and jobs for adults with developmental disabilities.

The Place for Bird Lovers in Los Gatos, CA

February 29, 2016

If you love the outdoors and live in Los Gatos, there is a wonderful, local shop which is a must-visit.  Los Gatos Birdwatcher, located at the corner of Las Gatos Blvd and Blossom Hill Rd, specializes in everything related to birds, including supplies and resources for birdwatching, bird feeding, and much more. The friendly and knowledgeable staff are always happy to help you find just the right supplies and gifts, as well as answer any questions about birds.

Notary Public – Dispelling Common Misconceptions and Sharing the Facts

February 4, 2016

When you find yourself in need of notary service, there are certain steps you can take to prepare for your appointment. But, did you know that a notary public also has guidelines he or she needs to abide by? Below are some common misconceptions and the facts about notaries:

Myth – Anyone can be a notary public.

Fact: Qualifications vary by state, but typically, an individual must meet the following requirements to be eligible to become a notary: