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Lounging in luxury at L’Auberge Del Mar in Spring
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Lounging in luxury at L’Auberge Del Mar in Spring

First impressions mean a lot. So when I pulled into L’Auberge Del Mar and saw the sun reflecting on the ocean, as it loomed slightly above the peaked roofs of the hotel, I knew I was in for something special. My getaway to the seaside retreat began recently when a friend and I drove south…

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Making a difference, one pet at a time…It takes a shelter

The beauty of senior animals As part of our continuing desire to focus on those in our community who care for unwanted animals, we are highlighting here the work that animal rescue organizations do in helping those animals find homes. “Oooh! Look at this one! Shes SO pretty!” The middle-aged-looking couple was at a cat…

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Smart Women Smart Money – Stock Market

Hi Emmy. I really enjoy reading your new column. Now that the stock market seems to be booming again, is there any particular bandwagon you can advise me to jump on? Well, that all depends on how bumpy of a ride you can handle. Does your rumble seat have a lot of cushion left? All…

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Dorothy’s Place: Pondering or thinking?

No matter how much you care, some people just don’t care back. You cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to the other person. These tidbits of thought are taken from an e-mail I received recently about observations of life that were…

Spring into Azusa Canyon
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Spring into Azusa Canyon

As spring arrives in Southern California, the weather becomes even more beautiful and the varied landscape beckons, inspiring one of my favorite pastimes – the weekend drive. With this in mind, I recently took my Jeep to one of my favorite local spots for a Sunday adventure. I drove up to Azusa Canyon, where I…

Luxury, history and gourmet cuisine in Oceanside
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Luxury, history and gourmet cuisine in Oceanside

In honor of Oceanside turning 125 this year, my friend and I decided to revisit the charming seaside town for cool mid-week escape. Our getaway began at the Wyndham Oceanside Pier Resort, where we checked into a gorgeous fifth-floor suite overlooking the pool deck and the Pacific Ocean. The room was highlighted by a master…

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Eyes wide open

I found this check list from The Costa Mesa Police Department. It seems to be the best I’ve seen, so I re-print it A LOT. Please, if you are a senior READ THIS LIST and if you are a friend or caretaker of a senior PASS IT ON!! When You Are Out If you must…

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Dororthy’s Place: Romance and comfort

A soft rain is falling outside. Here in our living room the air is being warmed by the gas logs burning in the fireplace. The cats are settled in their favorite spots, each curled as only cats can curl. My husband and I are cozy and warm as we listen to Jackie Gleason playing My…

A winter escape to Maui and Hotel Wailea
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A winter escape to Maui and Hotel Wailea

As we sailed across the Auau Channel, we waved goodbye to secluded Lanai and set our sights on her sister island Maui. Along the way we again spotted humpback whales and dolphins and the rugged outlines of Molokai, Kahoolawe, and the Big Island. When the Expeditions (www.go-lanai.com) ferry docked in Lahaina Harbor, we disembarked and…

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