Friday, September 9, 2016 / by Kimo Quance
The calmer winds and nicer weather of spring make fishing a no-brainer.
Whether you're fishing for trout or catfish, with seven lakes to choose from (Lakes 1-5 are for the general public and Lakes 6 and 7 are for campers only), Spring is here and fishing season at Santee Lakes is on!
Starting with the annual Catfish Opener, a tournament to see who can reel in the largest fish, the Lakes are packed with avid anglers (709 this year). With prizes ranging from free fishing for a year to fishing gear to whole BBQ grills, the tournament has all anglers of all ages competing to deplete the aggressively stocked lakes.
Cheap Fun Fishing
A day's fishing at Santee costs only $9. Cheap, right? But many anglers are thrilled to learn that you don't need a state fishing license to fish here. Santee Lakes also has a fishing store on site, in case you forget any gear.
Trout Fishing Tips
With the increase in temperatures, the fish are startin ...
Monday, August 1, 2016 / by Kimo Quance
Ranked the most populous state in the U.S.A, California also happens to be one of the most expensive states to live in.
Head on over to Zillow and you'll probably be shocked at property prices in the Golden State. But despite that, people still flock to San Diego in droves.
Do you really need to ask?
Beautiful weather. Check.
Awesome cuisine. Check.
A melting pot of diverse cultures. Check!
Whether it's the amazing food and drink in Little Italy, or the nightlife in the Gaslamp Quarter, you’ll never be disappointed by San Diego's diversity.
Just take the suburb of Santee; whether you're looking for a modern townhome, spacious Mediterranean-style house or Craftsman-style homes, I bet you'll find the perfect house somewhere in Santee.
But if you're looking to splash the cash, here are three gorgeous homes in America's finest city, that won't break the bank (well, not really.)
3. 7207 Ocotillo St, Santee, CA 92071
Remember we agreed that California ...
Friday, July 29, 2016 / by Kimo Quance
It's a no-brainer that San Diego is considered to be the ideal family getaway spot. The city seems to have it all; sun, tasty food, beautiful parks, and fun activities for all ages. In a 2014 study, one of its suburbs, Santee, was rated one of the ten best cities in Southern California for raising a family.
The study ranked smaller cities based on availability of superior schools, diversity, and safe neighborhoods. In south Santee is the Riverwalk Community, one of Santee's home developments that ticks all those boxes.
Your New Home?
Today, the Quance Group is proud to show you a charming home on Leavesly Trail in Riverwalk. Built in 2007, this 4-bedroom, 3 bathroom unit is spread across an impressive 1,860 sq. ft. of space. The property boasts an open floor plan with large windows, which keeps the interior flooded with bright, natural light.
The vaulted ceilings, combined with the layout of the living/dining area, makes the home feel even more expansive than it i ...
Friday, July 22, 2016 / by Kimo Quance
According to researchers, the amount of teens who commit suicide or self harm has risen drastically within the past decade. Teen depression has become a widespread problem across America, with 20% of teens experiencing depression at some point before reaching adulthood.
Researchers are not sure of what triggers it and different factors have been blamed. A family history of depression, seasonal affective disorder, domestic abuse, alcoholism, anxiety etc, are all suspected in the manifestation of teen depression, which often spirals into much worse conditions.
How can we rescue our teens? How can we curb this disturbing trend? With most American parents working at least 49 hours a week, it's no wonder they can't find time to spend with their kids. Sometimes, all the kid needs is an encouraging word or a hug, but getting them is harder these days.
At school, at-risk kids tend to 'tune out' from whatever is going on around them. After-school programs may b ...
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 / by Kimo Quance
I once saw a comparison of LA and San Diego that made me chuckle. It read “If LA is the world capital of movie stars, then San Diego has the world's largest concentration of skateboarding stars.” It just may be true, with legends like Tony Hawk, Bucky Lasek and Danny Way all living in SD North County and younger skaters like Shaun White actually born in SD too.
Speaking of skaters, did you know skating was invented by surfers? The legend claims surfers got bored waiting for the noon tide to subside, and started looking for ways to 'surf' on land! Ever noticed the boards used are kinda similar?
Skating's been around since the 1940's and till date, it shows no signs of waning in popularity. With recognition as an extreme sport, its consideration for inclusion into the Olympics, and the billions generated from sponsorship, it looks like it will be here for a while.
Woodglen Vista Skate Park
But with its impact on curbs and urban terrain, skating is confined to sk ...