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Archive for December, 2011

San Diegan Wins Oldways’ Award

| December 31, 2011 | 0 Comments
San Diegan Wins Oldways’ Award

By Patty Ducey-Brooks Oldways, I’ve learned, has a mission regarding the future of food – about growing, processing, preparing, eating, drinking, and enjoying it. The founders of this organization agree that the “old ways” are sounder than the “new ways” for just about everything to do with what we consume, and discuss ways to advocate […]

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Sudsy Saponins Save the Day

| December 29, 2011 | 0 Comments
Sudsy Saponins Save the Day

Charlotte Tenney, MA Integrative Health   Pre-industrial times are often portrayed as eras of filth due to a lack of soap. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Those living in closer contact with nature were able to observe that some plants offered them naturally occurring suds that worked very nicely for cleaning skin, hair […]

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Woman Power!

| December 29, 2011 | 0 Comments
Woman Power!

By Laura Walcher When a San Diego Women’s Foundation (SDWF) member parts with $2,000 every year, strictly for community improvement, perks abound. Friendships that might never have been otherwise possible, and an immersion into society and its needs that somehow escaped one’s notice in the course of daily duties, family, friends and careers occurs. Tracy […]

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My Favorite New Year’s Resolution

| December 29, 2011 | 0 Comments
My Favorite New Year’s Resolution

by David Rottenberg The New Year is right around the corner. The sound of the falling ball in Times Square is echoed shortly thereafter by the sounds of falling resolutions, promises to oneself made in good faith but which often can’t endure in the glare of real life. There are a couple of resolutions that […]

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Local San Diego Musician Jim Allen Wears Three Band Hats

| December 29, 2011 | 1 Comment
Local San Diego Musician Jim Allen Wears Three Band Hats

By Richard Cone   With the advent of Facebook, MySpace and personal websites these days, anyone in a band can have a web presence where they can post sound samples, offer CD’s for sale and list tour dates.  In the “old days,” when San Diego musician Jim Allen first started playing in a band, one […]

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San Diego REPertory Theatre

| December 29, 2011 | 0 Comments
San Diego REPertory Theatre

San Diego REPertory Theatre (San Diego REP) presents the world premiere of a workshop production of “A Hammer, a Bell and a Song to Sing: the Music of Pete Seeger.” The brand new musical, which will be performed on the Lyceum Stage, at 79 Horton Plaza in downtown San Diego, is written and directed by […]

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El Bulli: Cooking in Progress

| December 29, 2011 | 0 Comments
El Bulli: Cooking in Progress

Renowned Spanish chef Ferran Adrià is widely considered the best, most innovative and craziest chef in the world. In his kitchen, that which was once familiar disintegrates. Each year his restaurant El Bulli closes for half a year—time for Adrià and his team to retire to his Barcelona cooking laboratory to create the new menu […]

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Community Calendar

| December 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Thru Jan. Reuben H. Fleet Science Center IMAX Film Schedule – Come see films like: Santa vs. the Snowman, Born to be Wild, Under the Sea and many more!  For film schedules, visit www.rhfleet.org. Harrah’s Rincon brings fresh entertainment to the New Year!  Highlights include Sylvia Browne, Livin’ La Vida Harrah’s live bands in the […]

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Senior Ramblings

| December 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

By C. David Kulman Health Chat I am home now after my stay at Scripps Mercy Hospital and the recuperative venue, The Cloisters of Mission Hills.  I definitely recommend both places for their excellent care, good food and great staff. Mercy Hospital has wonderful staff and care. The only thing I never understand about hospitals […]

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Obama for America?

| December 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich   Barack Obama took the presidential oath of office January 20, 2009. The challenges he inherited on that historic occasion were as great as faced by any president – including Abraham Lincoln and Franklin D. Roosevelt; any assessment of Mr. Obama’s presidency not accounting for those challenges would be dishonest. With that […]

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