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DOING IT BETTER: A Neighborhood of Movie Stars
Looking back at the 1940s in Beverly Hills, it seems extraordinary now. Everyone seemed to know movie stars; they were not such a big deal. June Haver was in my class, and I helped her put on make-...
Sep 02, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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ASK THE RETIREMENT CONCIERGE: Don't let life-changing events become life-changing events
Dear SharonAnn – I remarried nine years ago, and we are working on our wills and trusts. He has children; I have children; and we have a child together. It is complicated trying to treat everyone f...
Sep 02, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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A La Jolla cottage for $9 a month? Those were the days!
In the late 1800s, during La Jolla's early development, beach bungalows were the preferred style of home, and they were mainly used as seaside retreats and vacation homes. These simple cottages als...
Aug 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Have the Cove's sea lions learned to clean up their mess?
I had a lovely lunch (is there any other kind along Prospect Street?) last Friday, one that saw me arrive uncharacteristically early. Spare time at the Cove is a precious commodity, so I thought I'...
Aug 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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NFL on notice for anti-trust violation against City of San Diego
Dear Editor: Today we fans put the NFL on notice and formally submitted a demand letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL’s chief legal officer, Anastasia Danias, that any such proposed...
Aug 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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ASK THE RETIREMENT CONCIERGE: This estate planning move could be a disaster in disguise
Dear SharonAnn, I have been struggling with getting a family trust. Although I live in La Jolla, I am very careful about every dollar I spend. The fees for a trust range from free on-line documents...
Aug 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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DOING IT BETTER: A new beginning in California
When France fell, we knew we could not go home again. We lost everything and, eventually, almost everyone I had ever known. When the Germans crossed into Lithuania, they took my grandparents out of...
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Annual Fur Ball is a fun way to save lives
Dear San Diegans, A few weeks ago we announced the momentous news that we had reached zero euthanasia of healthy and treatable animals in San Diego. That's something worth celebrating. And we're go...
Aug 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Going green, giving back rule at the Varano home
Tama and Marshall Varano recently hosted members of the U.C. Garden Club on a tour of their "green" garden, where the phrase “going green” is an understatement. "Our garden is a reflection of my hu...
Aug 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 4 4 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 | 4 4 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 | 5 5 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 | 2 2 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 | 4 4 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 | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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