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World’s Second Oldest Gorilla Celebrates Her 60th Birthday

| November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
World’s Second Oldest Gorilla Celebrates Her 60th Birthday

Gorilla birthdays are always a momentous occasion at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, but today’s (Oct. 24) festivities were especially significant. Vila (pronounced VEE-la), the world’s second oldest gorilla, celebrated her 60th birthday with a joyful party that included all nine members of her family at the Safari Park, including a second birthday girl—one-year […]

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Longtime Advocate for Torture Survivors Receives 2017 Inspiration Award

| November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
Longtime Advocate for Torture Survivors	Receives 2017 Inspiration Award

Kathi Anderson, Survivors of Torture, International’s (SURVIVORS’) executive director, was selected among six remarkable finalists to receive The Wealth and Legacy Center’s prestigious 2017 Inspiration Award recently at the Sanford Consortium, La Jolla. Anderson was chosen because of her longtime dedication in working with an invisible population – torture survivors. In 1997, Anderson co-founded Survivors […]

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Save Our Children

| November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

My wife and I will survive the consequences of Donald Trump’s presidency. Our three children, possibly, our grandchildren, will not. If you think that’s just our circumstance, unrelated to yours, you are mistaken in your judgment. I will come back to this, but first: Trump is president. He wasn’t my candidate, possibly, not yours. But […]

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CAREGIVERS, HOUSEWIVES AND HISTORY

| October 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

When you’ve been married 60 years you appreciate the challenges your wife faces, as mother and housewife (if you have any measure of self-awareness); when your wife is hospitalized 49 days due to a catastrophic leg break and finally comes home, where 24-hour care is necessary, your “appreciation” is suddenly, dramatically, exponentially, greater. Friday, March […]

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What Now?

| September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Bum-Rappery I’d be willing to bet that, besides the ample negative press our heaven-help-us president considers “ fake media,” he suffers daily from the supposed bum raps that land heavily on his equally ample ego. Tough stuff, for which it may by now be obvious, I have no sympathy. Perhaps the only good news as […]

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Sir Patrick Stewart to Receive The Gregory Peck Award for Excellence in Cinema

| September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
Sir Patrick Stewart to Receive The Gregory Peck Award for Excellence in Cinema

The San Diego International Film Festival (SDiFF), produced by the San Diego Film Foundation, recently announced that iconic stage and screen actor Sir Patrick Stewart will be the recipient of the Gregory Peck Award for Excellence in Cinema. The awards will be presented October 5 at The Variety Night of the Stars Tribute at the […]

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The Matter of Facebook

| September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

“MySpace.com,” was the title of a sermon I preached at Washington’s National Cathedral, America’s foremost Protestant pulpit. MySpace was the social media rage. So much so that in 2005 Rupert Murdoch, the media baron, paid $580 million to buy it. I chose my sermon title because I wanted to make the essential point that everyone […]

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The Fleet Science Center presents Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

| August 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
The Fleet Science Center presents Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

Narrated by Academy Award® Winner Morgan Freeman Join the Fleet Science Center for a spectacular journey to a remote and wondrous world when the film Island of Lemurs: Madagascar opens in the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater on Friday, August 4, 2017. The film is produced by IMAX® and Warner Bros. […]

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Songa Designs International Collaborates with Mrembo Africa

| July 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
Songa Designs International Collaborates with Mrembo Africa

Artisan groups from Kenya and Rwanda work together to empower women Songa Designs International, a socially conscious accessories and lifestyle brand, recently announced its collaboration with Mrembo Africa to promote its 2017 summer collection of sarongs that empower underprivileged women around the world. Hand-dyed by skilled Kenyan artisans over the course of two hours, each […]

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Trump is Still Trump

| July 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich The greatest thing ever said about age was said by the great Negro Leagues pitcher, Leroy “Satchel” Paige, who memorably said: “How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?” Having just gone through lung surgery at Sharp Hospital (unrelated to smoking, which I’ve never done and have […]

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