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EDIBELLA Landscape Design
Mary Clemons
619 871 5927
Residential landscape consultation, design, installation, with emphasis on today's water conservation concerns, drought tolerance, native plantings, irrigation, lighting, terra-sculpting, water features, hardscape, comprehensive property design. Honest, ethical, loads of references.
Suzie Thai's Alterations
6088 University Ave.
San Diego, Ca. 92115
Emily is really nice to deal with, gets it done on time and very reasonably. I go there for all and any alterations or repairs. Full four-star recommendation.
Costco printer cartridge refill
Fletcher Parkway store
La Mesa, Ca.
Costco refills some of the common ones but not aftermarket cartridges, just the machine brand name pieces such as Canon, HP, Brother, etc.This list is a few years old so they may service more modern cartridges as well, check with them about yours.
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George Baird
Drain Cleaning Services
Fast Service, No Extra Charges,
All Work Guaranteed
619 462 8229
Knowledgable, mega-experienced, really nice, really reasonable. No general plumbing, just drain clearing/de-clogging.
C & C Partnership/Plumbing - Bill
286 9202,
Does service calls, repairs, no big installations or construction. Total recommendation, good work, good service, very nice and good to work with
Mesa Plumbing-Kerry Kohl
4809 Clairemont Dr. Suite 101
San Diego, Ca. 92117
276 5275
State Contractor #515449
ON HOLD as a recommendation pending changeover from father to son
Russell Plumbing and Supplies, Inc.
9030 Wintergardens Blvd.,
Lakeside, Ca. 92040
561-0585, 561-1611
I've worked with Josh, Wade and Dave; nice people, professional and really competent.
Shelton Plumbing, Harold Shelton
P.O. Box 16063, San Diego, Ca. 92176
281 3602
State Contractor #300834
Specializing in water heaters, knows his stuff, his son runs the company for general plumbing work.
Steve Bailey Heating, A.C.
PO Box 2036, El Cajon, Ca. 92021
Business 447 6467, cell 726 7456
Good company, reasonable, good work, conscientious about any follow-up or afterwork. Talk to Steve himself if you can, he's super straight forward and knowledgable.
Johnnie West Electric
858 270 5564
Replaced a porch light fixture with plastering, did sterling job. Super nice, civilized people, they're the bomb. Don't know about how much they charge but I'd call 'em, the whole experience was really good.
Vallejo Electric, Rick Vallejo
619 773 5785
Licensed, insured, Rick did a Request for Repairs punchlist job for me on one of my listings, knocked it out quick and easy. He does those all the time. Answers his phone, that's big on my list.
AETNA Window Cleaning Company
Ken Melban
3679 Fairway Dr.
La Mesa, Ca. 91941
460 8086
Good work, nice people, I like 'em.
The Gleaners
582 2299
OK, my cousin told me about these guys. They're some sort of senior organization and they'll come to your house and they pick your fruit trees and distribute it to those who could use it. She said that they sometimes take a while to call you back but if you're not using all those lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruits, avocados, tangerines, grapes, tomatoes or whatever then it would be a nice conscientious thing to do.
Jewish Federation
Brenda Silver
858 571 3444
Providing general services to Jewish community members
Tire Depot, Inc.
3189 Adams Ave.
San Diego, Ca. 92116
280 0331
Need tires for your car? This place does a fine job, the staff are nice, no one tries to sell you something that you don't need or want, very reasonable prices, prompt service. Make sure to visit the koi pond in the customer patio.
Snappy Auto Service
4234 Mississippi St.
San Diego, Ca. 92104
491 0283
QUADRUPLE A PLUS rating (so far, repeated personal experience)
Honest, quality work and service.
Rodeo Auto Center
8218 Wintergardens Blvd.
Lakeside, Ca. 92040
619 227 9600
Bodywork, paint, mechanical, call Sam, the owner, he runs the show. Super nice, honest, super reasonable, keeps commitments.
Heritage Motorsports British car service-Randy
1237 Pioneer Way
El Cajon, Ca 92020
447 0025
Classic british car specialist; Triumph, Austin Healey, Morris, Mini, MG. Currently rebuilding my Triumph 2000 cyinder head.
College Smog Check -TEST ONLY- center
4642 College Ave. at Adams, behind the cafe on the corner.
229 8434
Just smog checks, that's all they do there. Very reasonable, honest, helpful, one-man show, speedy, a pleasure to do business with. Make sure your renewal calls for a TEST ONLY test place.
Adams Ave. Lock & Key
2948 Imperial Ave.
San Diego, Ca. 92116
2800 800
Full Service Locksmith Store & Mobile Service
Lost keys-Stolen keys-Lock out-Rekeys-Broken keys
Used to be on Adams but they lost their location there. Good business, service, people.
Humphrey Appliance
3484 Adams Ave.
San Diego, Ca. 92116
286 8501
Humphrey's specializes in seconds/blemishes, returns or excess inventory. I've had more than one client or contact tell me that they got the best deals on appliances there. The staff are real nice and they'll get you what you want. Straightforward people.
Van Deutch Appliance Repair
Ben Benchekroun
Doesn't work on built-ins,but ref'gs, stoves, wash/dryer, those sorts of things,full experience-based AAAA rating, call him.
Complete Appliance (repairs)
562 7771
$45.00 visit fee, then service charges. No installs. If you need your appliances repaired, call them. Steve is great.
Coast Appliance Parts Center
4408 Twain Ave. San Diego, Ca. 92120
584 1192
If you need parts for your appliances, call them.
La Mesa Carpet and Linoleum
8772 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa, Ca.
619 463 7755
They will provide flooring to sellers, to be paid for from escrow proceeds.
Consignment Classics
1895 Hancock St.. San Diego, Ca. 92110
401 0700
Take your good used furnishings which you want to sell. If you need help getting them there then call Craig at 581 4409. He comes and writes the deal up right then and there and then takes the things down there for you.
Edwards Building Repair-J.B.
4521 University Ave.
283 7292
J.B. Edwards is the guy for any glass, door, or window needs, has older obscure parts, knows how to fix old out-of-date set-ups.
Handyman; James Viner Jr.
273 2067
May-17; haven't used him yet, very squared-away to speak with,
contractor's licence imminent.
Cory Tatz Tub and Sink Refinishing
7742 Topaz Lake Ave., San Diego, Ca. 92119
Wayne Wilson, 464 5141

Alex's Carpet, Upholstery
& Drapery Cleaning
379 8944
US Carpet Care
866 491 4936
My cousin Carol says:
"Reasonable, gets out spots that other people couldn't. I call them all the time because they're so reasonable, I have beige carpet and a big dog."
R-Solution Termite & Const,
1304 N. Melrose Suite H, Vista, Ca. 92083
760 535 7707, 619 921 3815
Termite inspect., treatment, related repairs. Very good service, very reasonable pricing. Meets commitments, good work, good to deal with all the way around, full recommendation.
Algon Exterminating Co. Inc.
13689 Hwy. 8 Business
El Cajon, Ca. 92021
561 1991
Good service, good to deal with, meets commitments.
A&A Acoustics, Mike
260 0151
13802 Pinkard Way #27
El Cajon, Ca. 92021
Acoustical Removal, Respray, Drywall repair, Wall Textures
BBB, lic. #653485
''Old Ceilings Made New''
Robbins Painting Services/Jim Robbins
806 0538
haven't used yet, referred by Johnnie West Elec.
Al's Quality Painting, Inc., Al
800 361 0555
G&B Sales, flooring; 800 226 8987
Sales-Hank, referred by
Gary, who did 4544 vinyl next door
My co-agent Harriet's plumbing pics! she knows her service providers.
plumbing - LB Powers/Bob 295 2115
plumbing -Ideal Plumbing 583 7963
plumbing -SD Plumbing/Luke 858 518 2062
roofing - Russ Horton 619 954 3806
roofing - Dana Logston office 619 808 8174 - lousy work crews
Dana Logston cell 390 8177
Here's a list of local charities:
  • Disabled American Veterans 800 894 2486
  • United Cancer Research 800 443 4224
  • St. Vincent De Paul 619 238 1556
  • My Sister's Closet (YWCA) 619 299 1474
  • Goodwill 619 232 2083
  • Salvation Army 619 232 1378
  • Jewish Family Services 619 563 5232
  • The Baras Foundation 619 291 5252