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Archive for December, 2013

What Now? In Honor of the Crossword’s Centennial

| December 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

If everyone did crosswords, the world would be a better place. We who experience undue stress in our lives (most of us) might want to share this inside secret. I am a recognized serene person. In fact, I’ve actually been cited and commended for my easy-going nature. This is entirely due to crosswords. It’s nearly […]

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An Extraordinary Conversation with Jack O’Brien

| December 31, 2013 | 0 Comments
An Extraordinary Conversation with Jack O’Brien

By Ginny Ollis The Old Globe Theatre was full of “family.” San Diego Union Tribune (SDUT) “Critic Emeritus” Welton Jones; our nation’s premier theatre head-hunter, Tom Hall, who was “managing director” of the Old Globe for 19 years, including the “O’Brien era;” renowned actors like William Anton and Jonathan McMurtry; prominent donors; production people; artists […]

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Choices! Lots of them! —- Dining at Pacifica Del Mar

| December 31, 2013 | 0 Comments
Choices! Lots of them! —- Dining at Pacifica Del Mar

Choices! Lots of them! There is much to consider when dining at Pacifica Del Mar, the award winning restaurant atop the Del Mar Plaza, located in the heart of the picturesque town that hugs the coastline between La Jolla and Encinitas. Some of the choices — where to dine in the venue’s several areas and […]

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Evidence-based Information Fest

| December 31, 2013 | 0 Comments
Evidence-based Information Fest

  It is January and, just in time to help with New Year’s Resolutions about being healthier, Scripps Healthcare is holding their 11th Annual Evidence –based Update on Natural Supplements. I look forward to the event every year with great anticipation. This internationally famous conference is the perfect antidote for the claim that there is […]

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Reasonable Resolutions

| December 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Setting Yourself Up for Success in ANY YEAR By Blake Beckcom Now that the last gift boxes have been put away and the holiday decorations are starting to come down, the New Year and a new set of resolutions is well underway. Before you get sucked into the stress of setting New Year’s resolutions and […]

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Invaders in our Midst

| December 31, 2013 | 0 Comments
Invaders in our Midst

“Since 1993 Sustainable Conservation has partnered with the private sector to identify, implement and scale environmental solutions that make economic sense,” explained Greg Richardson, PlantRight project manager of Sustainable Conservation and speaker at the September meeting of the San Diego Horticultural Society. PlantRight, a project run by Sustainable Conservation since 2005, has a goal: “to […]

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Leonard Simpson’s 10 Best Dressed Awards 2013

| December 31, 2013 | 0 Comments
Leonard Simpson’s 10 Best Dressed Awards 2013

Miracle Babies Charity By Aubree Lynn, stylist/writer/producer I had the honor of attending Leonard Simpson’s 10 Best Dressed Awards as a guest of musician nominee David Patrone. I’m not sure if you are familiar with Mr. Patrone’s music. If not, you need to check out this crooning musician who is filling our city with sweet […]

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Between the Lines: The Memoir and the Memoirist

| December 31, 2013 | 0 Comments
Between the Lines: The Memoir and the Memoirist

“I always wanted to write a memoir but had to wait until life gave me the right experience. A failed fiction writer and poet, I was hooked once I read James Baldwin and Joan Didion.” Three heart attacks in five years served as “the right experience” for Tom Larson, who announces the publication this month […]

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The Vice President in 2016

| December 31, 2013 | 1 Comment

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., while United States Senator from Delaware, was a guest of The City Club of San Diego 15-times. Few public speakers are better; none more personable. The Vice President is Catholic, but on one of his visits he asked if he could join our family in worship at First United […]

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Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci” Opens San Diego Opera’s 2014 Season

| December 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci” Opens San Diego Opera’s 2014 Season

  San Diego Opera announces the return of opera’s beloved “Pagliacci” by Ruggero Leoncavallo when it opens the 2014 season on Saturday, January 25, 2014 for four performances only. Making his return to the Company to sing the role of the murderous clown Canio, is American tenor Frank Porretta who was last heard as the […]

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