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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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The taxpayer relief act – what a relief it is

We’ve skirted the Fiscal Cliff for now. However, I’m confident congress will drag us back there again soon. Thanks to their efforts, our nation now has a permanent personal income tax guidelines. The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 has been enacted. How does the ATRA affect us? Let me count the ways, albeit briefly:…

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When it ‘rains it pours’

By Lisa Magno It’s estimated that for every one case of elder abuse reported to authorities, about five go unreported. Those same estimates believe that overall reporting of financial exploitation at only 1 in 25 cases, suggesting that there here may be at least 5 million financial abuse victims each year in the United States….

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What’s Obscene?

In a few words…Overpaid, Egotistic and Violent ‘athletes’ (Oh, and giving or receiving a ‘High Five’) By Terry Miller I’ll make no bones about it, I’m not a sports fan. In fact, I’m kind of odd as well as being sick and tired of the crap that calls itself sports. Ask anyone who knows me….

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