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Heroin and Prescription Drugs

| May 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich When the governor of Vermont devoted his entire State of the State address to the heroin epidemic that had cursed his lovely state, that occasion became the first time any governor had focused on a single issue in such a speech. Governor Peter Shumlin of Vermont gave that historic address 7 January […]

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Baseball Legends to Make Appearances at MLB All-Star Fanfest

| May 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
Baseball Legends to Make Appearances at MLB All-Star Fanfest

Free Autographs, Q&As, Clinics and More with Price of Admission More than 40 legends of Major League Baseball and the San Diego Padres will make appearances at MLB All-Star FanFest from July 8 through 12, 2016 at the San Diego Convention Center. Fans will have the opportunity to receive free autographs and participate in question-and-answer […]

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What Now?

| May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich In June of last summer I watched Donald Trump in New Hampshire speak at a campaign appearance in a big home before an all-white audience. I watched his show courtesy of MSNBC, which astonishingly covered it live – all of it. Trump in his Live Free or Die campaign stop, was my […]

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Of Politics, Religion & Media

| April 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich Some time back the religion editor of “The New York Times” wrote a story about an openly gay United Methodist minister who lost her church over her sexual orientation. The reporter wrote the minister was in danger of being “excommunicated.” The Catholic Church excommunicates; the Methodist Church does not. However, excommunication is […]

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Clinton & Trump & America’s Future

| March 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich HILLARY CLINTON HAS A PROBLEM, AND IT’S NOT GOING AWAY. But if you think I intend here a Hillary screed, read no further. I do not. There are substantive reasons to oppose Mrs. Clinton for president; but they should be principled not personal. But before outlining my concerns about her candidacy, let […]

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A Very Rough Start

| February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Over the past few weeks, we have received a stark reminder that investing in the stock market involves risk. From March 2009 through 2015, the S&P 500 has gained over 200 percent, with only a couple of significant hiccups along the way. So what has investors so spooked, and what can those of us with […]

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The State of Our Union

| February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich How can we know how life unfolds When we cannot see the road Through the mist of time the path unwinds To the end of the road we go. To The End of the Road by John McDermott While watching President Obama’s last State of the Union address, I felt my emotions […]

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San Diego REPertory Theatre Receives Arts Grant

| January 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
San Diego REPertory Theatre Receives Arts Grant

The National Endowment for the Arts announced awards totaling more than $27.6 million in its first funding round of fiscal year 2016, including an Art Works award of $10,000 to San Diego REPertory Theatre to support a new work by Herbert Siguenza. The award supports a collaboration with playwright Herbert Siguenza, REP Co-Founder and Artistic […]

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Poway OnStage Presents Piano Virtuoso Jeremy Denk

| January 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
Poway OnStage Presents Piano Virtuoso Jeremy Denk

  Poway OnStage is elated to participate as a featured stop in  the Upright & Grand Piano Festival presented by The San Diego Symphony on Friday, January 15, 2016 at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts (15498 Espola Rd Poway, California).  The evening will include a presentation of Liszt’s “Black Gondola,” Shostakovich’s “Symphony No. 1,” and Beethoven’s “Piano Concerto No. 5: […]

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Mary Alice Meets an Angel

| January 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unaware.” – • Hebrews 13:2 (RSV) Mary Alice Williams, news anchor for New Jersey Television (NJTV) and co-founder of CNN, was known to me professionally but unknown personally. On the day former Senator Eugene McCarthy’s life was remembered and celebrated in […]

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