Uncover Vintage Treasures on a Dime at Eco Thrift

July 22, 2014 1:55 pm

Look retro in Vallejo after shopping at Eco Thrift. Formerly known as the Value Center, Eco Thrift continues to offer vintage clothing and lots of other household items while helping people in need in the surrounding community.

Come in and check out the racks and shelves lined with gently used products. It can get a little cluttered, but that’s part of the fun! Eco Thrift is a place made for browsing, because you never know what you’re going to find on any given day. One day you might see a cool outfit, the next day you may uncover an out-of-print book that you’ve always wanted. (There is always a nice selection of infant and toddler clothing.) You’ll also like the selection of cookware and appliances.

Open Mondays through Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Eco Thrift lets you find some bargains while helping others. You can also donate your own used items.

Eco Thrift
490 Redwood Street
Vallejo, CA 94590
(707) 557-0238

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Movies & Soundtracks

July 17, 2014 7:41 pm

What do the following movies have in common?

Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Ratatouille, A Bug’s Life, Wall-E, Toy Story 2, Cars, Up, The Incredibles, Monsters Inc., Cars 2, Toy Story 3, Brave, and Monsters University?

Yes, they were created by Pixar Animation Studios. They also have great music scores to compliment the great characters.

Each movie is filled with great individual moments. You can make a two hour movie just by putting those special musical/movie clips together.

What would be even greater would be seeing the movies clips with a live musical performance by the San Francisco Symphony at the Davies Symphony Hall.

No need to imagine! Click on the following link for tickets for a great treat for the whole family Thu, July 17th to Sun, July 20, 2014.

Click here for more information.

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National Parks Near the Bay Area: Get Up Close and Personal With Giant Sequoias

July 15, 2014 5:13 pm

Two national parks line the Sierra Nevada mountain range, just a few hours drive away from the San Francisco Bay Area. While some may say the parks rival each other, both offer an array of their own breathtaking landscapes and famous landmarks.

Known primarily for its waterfalls and granite cliffs, Yosemite National Park is about a four-hour drive from San Francisco. An average of 3.7 million people visit the park every year, and most spend their time in a small, seven-square mile area of Yosemite Valley. It's home to the popular rock-climbing destination El Capitan, which is beloved in part due to its year-round accessibility. There are also three Giant Sequoia groves located within the park.

Sequoia and Kings Canyon
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is located east of Fresno, California. At the park's Redwood Canyon, you’ll find the largest grove of giant sequoia trees in the country, which grow on average to an astounding 200 feet tall and 23 feet in diameter. It is home also to the General Grant Grove of sequoias. Beyond the groves lies Kings Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the United States. Visitors to the park enjoy year-round horseback riding, camping, and hiking throughout the glaciated valley.

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