Patrick McCarran

PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY AND YOU When your home is for sale, whether you are the owner or the tenant, it is equally important that you be aware of security and take precautions to keep you and your valuables safe while your property is marketed for lease or for sale. While the property is on the market a variety of people including potential buyers, Realtors, inspectors, and others will have access to your property. In anticipation you should take steps to make sure that your property is safe for such visits. What are the threats that you should be aware of? The obvious threats are of course tangible items or personal property such as jewelry, decorative items and of course cash. It is recommended that jewelry, cash, important documents … [Read more...]

For Your Dental Health

To Floss or not to Floss? Recently the media reported that flossing doesn’t help and your dentist is wrong. This single associated press report created such a big social media firestorm. Dentistry’s message of health was again foiled by a sensational story. It’s bad enough that dentists are portrayed as clowns and socially inept characters in Hollywood productions! The media jumped at an opportunity to make everyone feel good about their dereliction of duties. The report’s false implication that “flossing doesn’t work” resonates with the public because it confirms and justifies the decision not to floss in the first place and excuses someone’s lack of diligence with oral hygiene. It also opens the opportunity for patients to throw the … [Read more...]

Who’s Been Snooped?

The Newest Seed on The Grapevine Well, Brentwood Sweet corn is finished for the season, the tomato haulers are leaving those infamous piles of ripe tomatoes on the side of the road after harvest and G & S Farms has their seasonal U-pick pumpkin patch in the ground. In the farmlands, locals look for fresh new crops throughout the year. What a perfect time to take an inside look a fresh new “business owner” taking the reins of a 25 year old local business. I have been snooping for the Monthly Grapevine since 1997 and requested this assignment to introduce our readers to Yemi, the new owner of our magazine. I went to meet him in person to talk about my future with TMG and see if he would like to continue using my articles. The answer was … [Read more...]


Community Coming Together To Support Literacy Hello, I wanted to take a minute to bring some light to a Project that was 100% community based to support literacy in Brentwood. I’m a resident of Brentwood and when I moved here 2 years ago I noticed there are so many beautiful parks and so trails to enjoy, but I also noticed at that time the library was under construction and there are very few book stores in the community. I decided I want to put a plan into action to some bring together more access to books and to reading for our children and even adults in our community. After some research and ideas I learned about Free Little Library’s, a concept of book free book sharing for a community. I fell in love and decided this was exactly … [Read more...]

On the House

5 Steps to protect your home from rodents this fall (BPT) – Once they’re inside, rats and other rodents can do a lot of harm to your home. This includes damage to electrical wiring, metal or plastic pipes and insulation found in walls and attics. On top of structural damage, the critters aren’t good for the people who live in your home, either: Some species of mice and rats can transmit diseases like hantavirus through their urine and droppings. Between the potential health issues and possible damage to your home, the last thing you want to hear is the scurrying of little rodent feet in your walls or attic. Luckily, there are steps you can take that will help keep those critters out. Block possible points of entry Be aware of any … [Read more...]

Who’s Who In East County

That's A Wrap Of Brentwood Lose 10-30 inches safely in an hour, tighten skin, reduce cellulite Basically, this wrap is a food grade inorganic mineral and distilled water solution. You are wrapped tightly with ace type bandages that are soaked in the heated mineral solution. You will be in the wrap for an hour and while you are in the body wrap you will move around and stimulate circulation with moderate exercise. It isn’t about getting hot or sweaty just stimulating circulation in the areas you would like the best results. As soon as the minerals touch your skin your body takes in the minerals it needs as most are mineral deficient. When the minerals come in, the body has to release something, so it releases impurities and the … [Read more...]

Pick of the Vine

Dhyanyoga Centers Dhyanyoga Centers can help you on your path to psychological growth. They offer meditation instruction and pro-active, authentic yoga classes, healing modalities and a wide variety of workshops and special events, that all support spiritual, psychological and physical well-being. The purpose of their classes and remedies is to awaken a source of energy and boost activity for a direct method of spiritual evolution. In addition to their large meditation and yoga rooms, they have an extraordinary spiritual store. Their store includes books, media, and apparel. Dhyanyoga charges less than local yoga studies and they offer donation-based yoga classes on Saturday mornings from 10-11 a.m. Their center is a non-profit … [Read more...]