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Archive for June, 2012

The Jewel of the City in the Middle of a Power Struggle The 2015 Celebration Isn’t Looking Good

| June 30, 2012 | 5 Comments
The Jewel of the City in the Middle of a Power Struggle The 2015 Celebration Isn’t Looking Good

In the July 2011 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 response to the park beautification initiative, upward of 20 […]

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What Now? Rude, Scurrilous, Insulting. So What Else is New?

| June 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

When Rahm Emannuel, the supremely un-shy White House chief of staff, described some colleagues as “retarded,” his apology, while … declarative, was widely considered as highly insincere, and didn’t get nearly the ink and air that the insult drew. And, that, friends, is how things are these days. Or not. Rosemarie Ostler has produced a […]

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How Secure Is Your Password?

| June 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

It seems that news reports about the hacking of some popular website, and the resulting compromising of millions of user names, passwords and other personal data, have become much too commonplace. Do you use a strong password? There’s a very amusing scene in the movie “Clear and Present Danger” in which Harrison Ford and a […]

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Stroke Awareness and Prevention

| June 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

According to the American Stroke Association (ASA), a stroke is a “brain attack,” as opposed to the most commonly known “heart attack,” that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts. […]

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Secret # 9: Allowing Grace

| June 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

The nine of 10 secrets to a fulfilled life is about taking responsibility for ourselves and letting others do the same. That way we can live with grace and with ease. The common trap of unspoken expectations and resulting frustrations and misunderstandings does not grab a hold of us that way. We might not have […]

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The End of the Journey

| June 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

We spend our time thinking about how we’re going to live but not necessarily about how we’re going to die. I’m healthy and hopefully a long way from leaving this earth, but recently I’ve had two occasions to contemplate end of life issues. I took a lecture course at UCSD dealing with this concept and […]

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Barack Obama & The End Time

| June 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

 Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never – in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Winston Churchill To the students at Harrow, 1941 I had breakfast recently with Padres president Tom Garfinkel and former state finance director Steve Peace. […]

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AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR MARJORIE HANSEN SHAEVITZ SHARES EXPERT ADVICE TO GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS PROCESS

| June 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Find answers to all of your questions about college admissions when Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz and her panel of graduating high school seniors share their tips and experiences on Tuesday, June 26th at Valencia Park/Malcolm X Branch Library and Wednesday, June 27th at Logan Heights Branch Library. Take the stress out of college admissions with guidance […]

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Local Organization Supporting Kids with Cancer is a Finalist to Receive a New Van from Toyota

| June 26, 2012 | 0 Comments
Local Organization Supporting Kids with Cancer is a Finalist to Receive a New Van from Toyota

Toyota is giving away 100 cars to charities nationwide and San Diego’s very own, Emilio Nares Foundation, is a finalist! All you have to do is vote for the Emilio Nares Foundation (ENF) to receive a new van in the 100 Cars For Good program on Wednesday, June 27th, at www.100CarsForGood.com ENF’s flagship program, Ride […]

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The Padres & Leadership Stability

| June 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

In June’s Sentinel I wrote about Tom Garfinkel and the Padres. Nick Canepa, whose presence at U-T sports is more important than ever, with Tim Sullivan’s dismissal, has admonished me for misrepresenting his views.   Mr. Canepa says he did not call for a “house cleaning” of the front office when new ownership takes control, […]

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