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Archive for February, 2009

An Afternoon in Carmel Valley

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="384" caption="Galante Vineyards"][/caption] The clear and mild weather between rain storms made for a pleasant afternoon last Saturday at Galante Vineyards in Carmel Valley. Jack and Dawn Galante, their family and staff, were gracious hosts at their well attended open house. We tasted several soon-to-be-released bottled wines and ...
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Your Town – February 23, 2009

Thursday, February 19th, 2009
Tom Carleton has scheduled three interesting guests for this month's installment of the Your Town television (Channel 24) and radio (KNRY 1240AM) program from from 5-6 PM on February 23, 2009 (the 4th Monday of each month). Jeff Fortin, CEO/Managing Director of Nestech Management Group Inc., will describe the economic benefits ...
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The Jewel on Main Street

Monday, February 16th, 2009
[caption id="attachment_466" align="alignnone" width="225" caption="Salinas High School 2009"][/caption] The restoration of an historic building takes commitment, determination, time, and money. The vision of a few local citizens is the real story behind the conversion of Salinas High School. This long-term effort was revealed in an interview with John Macias, former Principal, ...
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Build a Bungalow

Monday, February 9th, 2009
[caption id="attachment_460" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Bungalow Concept"][/caption] Are you envisioning a new cottage in your back yard or on the back forty?  TJC has designed many bungalows, guesthouses, mother-in-law units, caretaker cottages, and senior citizen residences. They are labeled with various names in different towns and counties. The first thing we do ...

A Pattern of Clustered Spaces

Monday, February 2nd, 2009
[caption id="attachment_443" align="alignnone" width="250" caption="Architecture: Form Space & Order"][/caption] In a beautifully illustrated book, Architecture: Form Space & Order, Francis D. K. Ching shows historical examples of spatial relationships in floor plans. He presents centralized, radial, linear, grid and clustered patterns. Some of TJC 's designs can be grouped into similar ...
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