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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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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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Hidden in Plain Hidden Sight (Part 3)

| October 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Hidden in Plain Hidden Sight (Part 3)

Unless you take the time to stop and observe closely, you will miss thousands of mini soap operas taking place in the lives of every living creature.  Meredith French, master gardener and long-time Mission Hills Garden Club supporter in every possible way, shared Francis Bacon’s words: “Even in the most beautiful landscape, in the trees, […]

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County Animal Services Rescue More than 40 Animals

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
County Animal Services Rescue More than 40 Animals

Animal Control Officers removed 31 horses, three llamas, four Dexter (miniature) cattle, five geese, and one dog from a property located in the 28300 block of Hell Creek Road in Valley Center. County Animal Services had been trying to get the owner to provide the necessary care for the animals without success. A notice posted […]

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