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Archive for October, 2011

Harsh School Discipline Challenged

| October 31, 2011 | 0 Comments
Harsh School Discipline Challenged

Common Sense Approach Proposed The California Endowment announced events in support of the National Week of Action on school discipline, which occurred this past October, to shine a spotlight on the alarming overuse of suspension, expulsion and other harsh punishments in California schools. In the 2010-11 academic year, California schools issued more than 720,000 suspensions […]

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Do You Know Simone Weil?

| October 31, 2011 | 0 Comments
Do You Know Simone Weil?

 If you read what follows, know that it arises from a sense of personal duty. To what desired end, beyond my need to share, I’m unclear. But if you read this and are persuaded to learn about the woman of whom I write, then my time will not have been spent without just cause. Let […]

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Smart Real Estate Foreclosures Releases Promo Video for Southern CA

| October 31, 2011 | 0 Comments
Smart Real Estate Foreclosures Releases Promo Video for Southern CA

San Diego, CA – Smart Real Estate Foreclosures, a real estate investment company specializing in foreclosed properties, has released an informational video featuring owner Alan Kinzel. The new video takes potential investors through all of the services and features that the company provides, such a pictures, videos and valuations of properties. The company specializes in […]

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Rare Bird Consignment House Opens in Mission Hills

| October 29, 2011 | 1 Comment
Rare Bird Consignment House Opens in Mission Hills

It’s so rewarding to get to know people who learn from life’s upsets and take on more challenges. Such is the case for Kelly Kraus of Mission Hills, who is willing to share the hardships she’s experienced, and the opportunities that have come her way. She has vision and good taste. Kraus says that she […]

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Play ball – or just read about it

| October 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

For baseball fans, October means the playoffs and the World Series, and the timing is perfect for the release of new baseball movies and books. I’ve been hearing about The “Art of Fielding” by Chad Harbach, said to combine a love of baseball with a love of literature—that works for me! “Moneyball,” published in 2003, […]

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Reviewing the Small Business Lending Fund

| October 21, 2011 | 0 Comments
Reviewing the Small Business Lending Fund

The numbers are in, the “winners” have been chosen, and in this case there doesn’t even seem to be much left to shout about. After the usual hype and ballyhoo, President Obama’s much vaunted Small Business Lending Fund has ended with what Thomas K. Brown described in iStockAnalyst.com as “a thud.” Out of a total […]

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Leon Russell and Stephen Stills in Concert at Belly Up

| October 11, 2011 | 0 Comments
Leon Russell and Stephen Stills in Concert at Belly Up

Stephen Stills, best known for his work with Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, and the first person to ever be inducted twice on the same night into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his work with both bands, makes a rare San Diego appearance in concert at the Belly Up […]

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On Being An Outsider in America

| October 8, 2011 | 1 Comment
On Being An Outsider in America

                                    I consider myself an outsider who belongs everywhere andnowhere… Being  a human  being is what truly counts. That’s where you’ll find me.                                                •    Annie Lennox The U-T in its Sunday edition of September 18 ran a major front-page story on the 150th anniversary of Temple Beth Israel. The newspaper is to be congratulated for its placement and […]

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Heroes Rise to the Occasion

| October 6, 2011 | 0 Comments
Heroes Rise to the Occasion

Some people say “Heroes are born,” some believe heroes are manufactured by the media. I believe that heroes are ordinary people who in times of crisis decide to step up and do something for others. This story tells of a few people that live in San Diego who rose to the occasion when it counts. […]

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Hooyah! Celebrating 100 Years of Chevy + 100 Years of Naval Aviation

| October 6, 2011 | 0 Comments
Hooyah! Celebrating 100 Years of Chevy + 100 Years of Naval Aviation

Man has dreamed of going fast and flying high since the dawn of time, and at the 2011 Coronado Speed Fest, we celebrated 100 years of innovation at Chevrolet together with 100 years of advancements in naval aviation. From the historic military plane flyovers to the dozens of vintage Chevy racers on the racetrack, the […]

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