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Planning is the Key to Goal Achievement

| January 2, 2022 | 0 Comments

I recently had the pleasure of joining my clients for the christening of their new boat. It was one of those rare experiences when you can share the moment as a lifelong dream comes true. This dream was a long time coming and was the result of a lot of hard work and planning. One […]

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Over 50 and a Lifelong Learner?

| January 2, 2022 | 0 Comments
Over 50 and a Lifelong Learner?

Looking for stimulating lectures? Then the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC San Diego is something you should check out. The highly acclaimed Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC San Diego is a membership program for adults over the age of 50 who are interested in pursuing intellectual interests with peers and enriching their lives through lifelong […]

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Propagation of Bougainvillea

| October 4, 2021 | 0 Comments
Propagation of Bougainvillea

Some of you know that October is my birthday month. And, since we didn’t meet over the summer season, I decided to use this article to chat about what is currently of importance to me. In the late 1960s, San Diego State had climbing bougainvillea cascading down a hill to the parking lot just off […]

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Privacy in Today’s Social Media World

| October 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

At Blankinship & Foster, we spend a LOT of time thinking about security and privacy to protect our clients’ hard-earned assets. So, when I set up a Venmo account recently to pay a buddy of mine for some football tickets, I was horrified by the amount of information available publicly. As I was setting up […]

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Mattress Recycling Council’s California Program Celebrates Fifth Year

| September 6, 2021 | 0 Comments
Mattress Recycling Council’s California Program Celebrates Fifth Year

The Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) continues to lead the way in product stewardship in California. The organization’s 2020 Annual Report, recently submitted to state officials, shows that despite the disruptions and challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, MRC continued to strengthen its California mattress recycling program known as Bye Bye Mattress, worked with local and state leaders […]

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego – William J. Oakes Branch – Reopens

| September 6, 2021 | 0 Comments
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego – William J. Oakes Branch – Reopens

Over the last 18 months, many kids have been isolated due to COVID, spending more time playing video games than playing outside with friends. Now, after being closed as a result of the pandemic, The Boys & Girls Club of Greater San Diego – William J. Oakes Branch in Logan Heights is reopening to its […]

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Getting Those Orchids to Bloom Again

| September 6, 2021 | 0 Comments
Getting Those Orchids to Bloom Again

In June, Chuck McClung spoke to the Garden Club about orchids.  Interested in gardens and gardening since early childhood, McClung received a master’s degree in botany from Washington State University and has worked in ecological and botanical research for several universities as well in commercial greenhouses and nurseries.  McClung explained he has over twenty years’ […]

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Assemblyman Ward Uses Emotion Not Logic for his Response

| September 6, 2021 | 0 Comments
Assemblyman Ward Uses Emotion Not Logic for his Response

By Lisa Sinclair The fact that Assemblymember Ward relies so heavily on emotion to justify his vote for SB 9 and SB 10 should raise a red flag—especially since his statement doesn’t align facts with reality. What Senator Atkins authored and what Assemblymember Ward voted for will destroy single-family neighborhoods and do nothing to provide affordable […]

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Assemblymember Chris Ward’s Statement on his support for SB 9 and SB 10

| September 6, 2021 | 0 Comments

When asked why Assemblymember Chris Ward elected to support SB9 and SB10, which received major opposition from his constituents, he responded with the following: “For years Californians across the state have been living paycheck to paycheck, in cars or in crowded, unstable housing situations, struggling under the weight of astronomical housing costs.  This crisis touches […]

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The Misguided Bike Lane Dilemma

| September 6, 2021 | 0 Comments
The Misguided Bike Lane Dilemma

By Paul Krueger I’m a veteran cyclist who commuted 14 miles to work and back for years. I’m fully committed to clean air, climate action, and a sensible reduction in the use of solo-driver vehicles for commuting and weekend errands. But I’m convinced that the city’s current strategy for attaining these laudable goals is misguided, […]

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