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Strangers in Dallas, Embroiled in the Death of a President

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Strangers in Dallas, Embroiled in the Death of a President

Veteran San Diego publicist Laura Walcher and her husband, Bob, were living in Dallas at the time of the Kennedy assassination and had their own encounter with the celebrated Zapruder film. The following is an essay Laura Walcher wrote about her experience. Here’s how it went: WFAA-TV broadcast engineer Bob Walcher took a roll of […]

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Frank Mankiewicz – Mentor & Friend

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Frank Mankiewicz – Mentor & Friend

Frank Mankiewicz was Latin American director of the Peace Corps, president of National Public Radio (NPR), nationally syndicated columnist (he made Richard Nixon’s infamous “enemies list”; described by the president’s chief of staff as a “known revolutionary”), author of “Perfectly Clear: Nixon From Whittier to Watergate,” an executive of Hill & Knowlton, one of the […]

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Money, Politics & Democracy’s Depravity

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

I believe in government, which is established through the means of politics. The government we get and the political means by which it is derived is imperfect, and to expect perfection from either is overly idealistic or dangerously ignorant. As Mr. Churchill said, “Democracy is the worst form of government, save for all the rest.” […]

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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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Hostage to Water

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

When I was doing some work for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD), I put together a private dinner at Rainwater’s (remember Rainwater’s? what a loss). Among San Diego’s civic leaders invited that night was Malin Burnham, as great as any civic leader we have. At the dinner Malin made a comment that […]

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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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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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Motherly Advice

| May 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

We Need To Look Out For Each Other Due to the fact that the month of May includes a tribute to mothers, it seemed appropriate to use this issue as an opportunity to share some motherly advice. I feel so blessed that I had a mother who was a kind, loving and generous person. She […]

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The San Diego Foundation Names Anne Kilpatrick Director, Human Resources

| November 21, 2011 | 0 Comments
The San Diego Foundation Names Anne Kilpatrick Director, Human Resources

Anne Kilpatrick began at The San Diego Foundation in 2006 as the Human Resources Manager. Bringing more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit management, her workplace and management knowledge has been highly beneficial to The Foundation. Kilpatrick’s scope of responsibility spans recruitment, employee engagement and relations, performance management, staff development, best practice and policy development, […]

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