The Contra Costa Times reports that the San Ramon City Council just voted unanimously to cancel the controversial proposal for new HOV on ramps at Norris canyon Road. Their action elicited cheers and applause from residents who for years had battled these plans. Council members moved to ask the Contra Costa Transportation Authority to instead support improvements to the busy I-680/Bollinger Canyon Road interchange a short distance to the south to better serve commute traffic to and from … [Read more...] about Breaking News – City of San Ramon Kills HOV Lanes at Norris Canyon Rd.
Home owners can overdo it when it comes to making changes. This Old House recently spotlighted several ways that home owners’ enthusiasm for home ownership may actually harm the house. Planting trees near walkways. A line of trees to the house may up its curb appeal but adding young trees near driveways or walkways could be putting your slab at risk. As these trees grow taller, their roots will go outward, potentially pushing up the paving and causing it to buckle or crack. This Old House … [Read more...] about 19 Bad ‘Home Improvements’ You Shouldn’t Be Making
Were you planning to remodel your kitchen then discovered how much it was likely to cost? Maybe it’s not out of the question. Read on to see how you can remodel your kitchen without breaking the bank. But first, bear in mind that you can’t avoid the cost of permits. Visit the city or website to see if your project will need one. A kitchen remodel can cost much less than you think with the right approach. If your cabinets are in good shape and you are happy with the configuration, you may … [Read more...] about A High Quality Kitchen Remodel at A Bargain Basement Price