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Archive for May, 2014

“I Am Who I Am!” and Other Communication-Stoppers

| May 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Mrs. Freud Almost certainly you have heard someone you love utter the above exclamation in frustration, maybe it was even you. We all have lines to hold prying people at bay. This is human. We don´t always have the peace of mind at that very moment to open up to be vulnerable, and to […]

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Retirement Plans for Small Businesses

| May 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Many of the requests we get from business owners around this (tax preparation) time of year relate to lowering the tax bill or saving for retirement. Many contribute to retirement plans steadily throughout the year, but several business owners also make last minute contributions to their plans as they figure out their tax liability and […]

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We Eat. We Drink. But – Can We Read?

| May 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Recently, Jose Cruz, the S. D. Council on Literacy’s (SDCOL) CEO was named Civic Leader of the Year at the Latino Awards program presented by U-T San Diego. This honor highlighted Cruz’s efforts to raise literacy rates in the region and reduce unemployment, homelessness, healthcare costs, and crime, among other social woes. On Wednesday, May […]

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A Walk on The Hill

| May 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

I always find that the classes and lectures I attend at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UCSD teach me something I did not know before. Recently I attended a lecture about Bankers Hill given by Dan Soderberg, a San Diego native who has a wealth of knowledge about America’s Finest City. Since I […]

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America’s Greatest Danger

| May 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Philip Seymour Hoffman was a very great actor. He was also a heroin addict. February 2 of this year Mr. Hoffman was found dead on the bathroom floor of his New York apartment. Phillip Seymour Hoffman, winner of the Academy Award for Best Actor in 2005, died with a heroin syringe in his left arm. […]

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When Herbalists Retire

| May 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
When Herbalists Retire

  What possibly could have inspired Danielle Cook to volunteer as the event coordinator for the “Healing Waters & Arts Festival” that is taking place in Jacumba Hot Springs this month? It has been a more than a yearlong labor of love, not to mention inspiration, cooperation, frustration and jubilation. She has been the driving […]

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DELI-cious D.Z. Akin’s

| May 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
DELI-cious D.Z. Akin’s

Customers were lined up three deep at the takeout counter at D.Z. Akin’s, waiting to pick up fish, chicken, brisket, matzo and other goodies essential for the upcoming Passover holiday, but no bread. Bread is not part of the Seder celebration. In the adjacent dining room, diners were biting into delicious mile-high pastrami sandwiches, overflowing […]

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Putting a Stop to Middle-Age Spread

| May 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

As you approach the 40-50 age groups it can be an exciting time of change, opportunity, prosperity and positive personal growth. But, at the same time, life can get complicated and busy as your family grows, you find less time for you, finding yourself getting more involved in, well, everything. Before you know it, the […]

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Between the Lines: Best Sellers

| May 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The New York Times Book Review publishes thoughtful and intelligent reviews of newly published books and newly released paperbacks. The Review also includes five pages of best-seller lists: print hardback, trade and mass-market paperback, and combined print/e-book rankings all broken down into fiction and nonfiction, plus a separate advice/how-to/miscellaneous section, and children’s books. I wonder […]

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Mission Hills Nursery: Will It Survive?

| May 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Mission Hills Nursery:  Will It Survive?

There may be a day in the near future when our Mission Hills Nursery is no longer a landmark on the corner of Palmetto and Fort Stockton Drive. Old time Mission Hills residents remember Mission Hills Nursery when the Antonicelli family owned and ran it. Giuseppe Antonicelli bought it from Kate Sessions in 1922. In […]

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