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Archive for March, 2012

The Hidden Minority

| March 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

We’ve always been aware of what constitutes a minority. In fact the dictionary defines it as “a group of people, within a society, whose members have different ethnic, racial, national, religious, sexual, political, linguistic, or other characteristics from the rest of society.” Lately, due to the political climate, the most newsworthy minority is the one […]

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Mission Hills Branch Library

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March 2012 Events    Mission Hills Book Group 3/1, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. The Mission Hills Book Group will discuss “Teacher Man” by Frank McCourt. New members are always welcome to attend and participate! Please read the book beforehand. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk while supplies last. Dr. Seuss’s Birthday […]

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Between the Lines: Jane Austen Lives

| March 1, 2012 | 2 Comments

I couldn’t resist it, nor could, I imagine, any Jane Austen fan. “Death Comes to Pemberley” is a mystery by the acclaimed P. D. James, most of whose twenty previous novels have been adapted for television. James skillfully captures the Austen voice and takes readers six years past “Pride and Prejudice” and back into the […]

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Robert F. Kennedy For Our Time

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Robert F. Kennedy For Our Time

I started writing monthly for the Presidio Sentinel in March of 2005. That was 78-months and more than a 125,000 words ago. I am not qualified to judge how my “body of work” stands, but I should guess in the grander schemes of things that judgment will never be made because you have to be […]

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Investing With Discipline

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In my last article I discussed some of the behavioral aspects to investing that can create problems for long-term investors. These are deeply rooted, emotionally driven mental shortcuts that humans have learned to use over the millennia. They have helped us to survive as a species in the wild, but are less helpful in today’s […]

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Senior Ramblings

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Chit Chat My birth date is February 16, 1926.  I just turned 86.  It’s no fun getting this old, but what is the alternative. As I am an atheist and I don’t believe in an afterlife, this is it for me. I am waiting for my gums to heal so that I can comfortably wear […]

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What’s On The Barbie? — Outback Steakhouse

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What’s On The Barbie? — Outback Steakhouse

Many “foodies” look down their plates at chain restaurants. There is a sense of superiority or even snobbery to claiming that chains are inferior the venues where a chef-proprietor labors in his kitchen to turn out dishes which cause foodies to sway in rapture. But, in truth, many chains turn out excellent food and often […]

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Vons Opens for Business

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Vons Opens for Business

Grand Opening and Special Events Planned Dating back to being in the Mission Hills and Hillcrest community since August 1958, Vons on Washington Street reopens for business on Thursday, March 29 with a grand opening event. Prior to the grand opening, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 28 Vons will host a free […]

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The Jewel of the City Awaits a Decision

| March 1, 2012 | 2 Comments
The Jewel of the City Awaits a Decision

Friends of Balboa Park reviewing options by Patty Ducey-Brooks Back in the July issue of the Presidio Sentinel, we introduced the proposed restoration of Plaza de Panama in Balboa Park with a pedestrian friendly environment.  The initial plan was to “polish” the jewel of San Diego for the 2015 Centennial of the Pacific-Panama Exposition. In […]

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Win an eco-trip to Kenya and $25,000 for sustainability efforts

| March 1, 2012 | 1 Comment
Win an eco-trip to Kenya and $25,000 for sustainability efforts

Sara Snow is the author of “Sara Snow’s Fresh Living; The Essential Room-By-Room Guide To A Greener, Healthier Family and Home” and is credited with putting the first TV series about natural living on the air. She wants to share simple ways that consumers can incorporate sustainability into their everyday lifestyle. The smallest changes really […]

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