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Fall Fun and Food in Avila Beach
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Fall Fun and Food in Avila Beach

-Photo by Greg Aragon If I close my eyes I can almost see the old wooden pier standing in the sea and hear the rocks rolling in the waves outside my window. I can almost feel the refreshing ocean breeze filter through my beach-front room. And I can almost taste all the wonderful food I…

Amazing Asian Stars in Athletics, Academics and Life
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Amazing Asian Stars in Athletics, Academics and Life

By Harry Sneider -Courtesy Photo My long career as a sports fitness trainer includes working with some major celebrities in figure skating. This all started with figure skater Lynn Grimditch who was a friend of figure skating gold medalist Dorothy Hamill. Shortly after that a young lady by the name of Christie Jenkins came to…

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Dorothy’s Place – Proofreading, A Dying Art

By Dorothy Denne Last week I shared, from my e-mails, some blunders that had the possibility of sending the wrong message. Many of you said they made you chuckle. I never want to miss an opportunity to make you chuckle so I was prompted to share the following headlines that show proofreading gone awry, or…

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California’s Prop 37 Apt to Start GMO Labeling Trend

By Arianna Locatell California’s November Ballot has the biotechnology industry compromised, as Prop 37 threatens to override the synergy of business and politics that has enabled the lucrative industry and threatened the American ideal of liberty for nearly two decades. One of the main concerns regarding biotechnology is the way in which genetically modified (GM)…

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You Don’t Have to Use Drugs to Be a Champion

By Harry Sneider One of my all time leading athletes in my hall of fame is Lance Armstrong. I have followed his career for many years and thought that he was drug free. New findings from the USADA have uncovered all kinds of maneuvers by his team, as well as their spouses and girl friends,…

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Distressed Properties Taking Toll on American Children

By Rudy L. Kusuma A new study put out by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has shed some light on the fact that adults aren’t the only ones who feel the effects of foreclosure and financial distress. In fact, children may be suffering more than their parents. After gathering data from 38 children’s hospitals…

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Dorothy’s Place: Downsizing

By Dorothy Denne With political campaigns heating up, there is much talk about the economy; jobs being lost as with the Albertsons’ shut-downs, jobs being gained with new growth and seasonal hirings. It has reminded me of a column I wrote and first put to print in 1995. I dug it out of my files…

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