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THE RETIREMENT CONCIERGE: How to test-drive your retirement
Dear SharonAnn, Our planned retirement and move, 12 months from now, is heading toward us like a bullet train, and such big changes in our lives are really scary. What if we cannot make new friends...
Jun 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Snarls aplenty at UC traffic safety meeting
It is always a good sign when the audience outnumbers the speakers at a meeting. On June 4, there was a 6-1 ratio at the University City Library. The topic was street safety, and the audience was s...
Jun 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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A message of service brushes campus (for real) at La Jolla High commencement
Erica Liu was first to receive her diploma at La Jolla High School's class of 2015 commencement ceremony at Gene Edwards Stadium on June 15 – such are the perks that come with the office of class v...
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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DOING IT BETTER: My Childhood in Paris, part 2
In the Europe of the '20s and '30s, child rearing conventions were centered on not “spoiling” the children with affection and freedom. We were never kissed nor told we were loved. I shook hands wit...
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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DOING IT BETTER: My childhood in Paris, part 1
My Childhood in Paris, part 1 The Paris of the 1920s had cobblestone streets and horse-drawn carriages delivering milk in glass bottles with the cream on top — reserved for my father for his café a...
Jun 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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THE RETIREMENT CONCIERGE: The courage to be wrong
“‘I have done that,’ says my memory. ‘I cannot have done that,’ says my pride, and remains inexorable. Eventually – memory yields.” - Friedrich Nietzsche Dear SharonAnn, What do I do about my boyfr...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Santa Barbara spill: U.S. pipelines need better safety testing
Last week an underground pipeline ruptured in Santa Barbara spewing about 105,000 gallons of oil. A nine-mile slick coated birds, killed sealife and blackened pristine beaches. The 28 year-old line...
May 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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FROM MY GARDEN: Epsom salt isn't just a cure for aches and pains
After I listed a charming Westbourne Street home, everyone who has seen the house and gardens has asked me how my client grows such beautiful roses. Her roses are breathtakingly large, with lush gr...
May 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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DOING IT BETTER: The effectiveness of smiling
"Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone." These are the first two lines of Ella Wheeler Wilcox’s 1883 poem “Solitude.” Little did she know that this thought was the precurso...
May 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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THE RETIREMENT CONCIERGE: You can cope amid people's wrongdoing
Dear RC, My eighth decade is creeping up, and I find that I am deeply disturbed by how people act today. It bugs the hell out of me when I see people do not pick up after their dogs, when kids sit ...
May 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Park Row falls victim to business community
I'm writing to once again talk about issues in the Park Row area. Our streets are in horrible condition, with curbs broken and trash everywhere. The concern for the business community is that emplo...
Apr 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Pacific to Plate' legislation aims to bring more fresh fish to San Diego tables
By Speaker Toni G. Atkins It is no secret that San Diego is home to some fresh, delicious seafood. From fish tacos to fine dining, San Diegans have made seafood a healthful staple on their dinner p...
Apr 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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THE RETIREMENT CONCIERGE: My friend is mad at me!
Dear Ask: I gave one of my friends a referral for a professional service recently, and the person I referred her to has just been bothersome. He constantly sends out email and weekly phone calls to...
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Memories, jacarandas rule as 17th Secret Garden Tour nears
What began as me and my friend Susan Vandendriesse's idea over a cup of coffee has blossomed into an event we are pleased to say has become a perennial La Jolla favorite. Our reason for starting th...
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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THE RETIREMENT CONCIERGE: There's untold reward in prudent financial management
Dear Ask: My wife passed away two years ago. She always took care of the finances while I brought home the money. After we retired, I just wasn’t interested, so she did it all; but now I have to do...
Apr 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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