Archive for October, 2014

The Front Porch to Celebrate a Howling Good Halloween

| October 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Front Porch to Celebrate a Howling Good Halloween

Costume contests are as much a part of Halloween as jack-o-lanterns and trick-or-treating, and this year The Front Porch in Mission Hills is throwing a howler of a competition. On Friday morning, October 31, starting at 10:30 a.m., dogs of all shapes and sizes will gather with their owners for the first The Front Porch […]

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Presidio Park and Old Town Golf Course Are Fire Dangers

| October 5, 2014 | 1 Comment
Presidio Park and Old Town Golf Course Are Fire Dangers

Over the last couple of months, I have been getting emails, phone calls and on-the-street comments from people living in the Presidio Hills and Old Town area, those living closest to Presidio Park and the neighboring golf course. What has become obvious is that very little is being done to correct a serious problem, dead […]

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Family Matters

| October 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Mrs. Freud No matter who I talk to, I have yet to find the ideal family “in the flesh.” Family is the only universe we know in the first years of life. It’s no wonder that we compare to it everything we encounter from then on, often throughout our entire life. There’s a saying, […]

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Tax Efficient Charitable Giving

| October 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

A couple of months ago, I wrote about having a charitable giving plan, and how that can allow people to be strategic about their charitable gifts. As tax rates have been on the rise lately, many people have been looking for ways to reduce their income tax bill while benefitting the community. The whole point […]

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It’s Time for Change in Congress

| October 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
It’s Time for Change in Congress

A very common message from people who are frustrated with national government is that “we need to make significant changes in Congress.” I agree. However, change doesn’t happen unless “we” make a concerted effort to elect new people to Congress. Early this year, I started meeting with Larry Wilske, a retired command master chief of […]

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What Now?

| October 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
What Now?

How Cool Are We? Maybe, we wish, we hope, by the time you read this, we’re ‘way cool. Y’know, limber, in-the-know, into every band promoted by CityBeat, seeking adventurous dining in the new restaurants that keep popping up; we’re creative, edgy, wearing highly hip duds, with holes in the knees of our jeans and short […]

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America’s Drug Epidemic: Our Greatest Threat

| October 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich The drug epidemic sweeping our country is someone else’s problem until it becomes your problem, as it has become our family’s problem. But most families so affected are silent because they’re ashamed and they wish to keep their family’s “shame” private; but silence is not an option, because until we have a […]

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Classical Italian – Acqua Al 2

| October 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Classical Italian – Acqua Al 2

The descriptive term “classical” is often applied to such things as music and architecture. But it can also be applied to food, to mean traditional or the way it has been prepared for a long time or perhaps the way my mother used to make it. I think of it as classical when I return […]

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The Artful Spirit

| October 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Living Artfully With Stress What might seem at first at first like a huge oxymoron, this month’s Living Artfully with Stress title is not me having gone off my rocker. Instead, I hope to encourage and persuade you to realize that there are simple creative ways that exist in your own mind which will effectively […]

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Garden of the Spirit

| October 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Garden of the Spirit

. Tag! I am it. The volunteers at the Trees for Health Arboretum in Balboa Park have asked for a volunteer’s manual. As the volunteer who has been there the longest, twenty years, I am the default author to get it done. As I start roughing out an outline of topics, I find that most […]

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