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Raising a San Diego Athlete

Whenever North Shore Girls Softball starts warming up for their season, I began to wonder what my daughter should be doing as a San Diego athlete to prepare.  She is playing Fall Ball for the league, which is a good start.  After all, practice makes perfect.  However, during the time she tucks away her bat during […]

The Western pallet (especially Americans) craves sweet and salty foods from early childhood; hence the sugar addiction.  This is a vast contrast to the Eastern pallet, which craves sour, bitter, and pungent foods.  Food manufacturers use this fact as to their benefit by adding sugar into nearly every food product available on the market.  For […]

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Post High School Graduation and what should you expect next. Many High School Seniors will graduate either this week or next. Then, in just a few months, they will be leaving the comfort of their homes, family, and friends to embark upon a new stage in their lives – “the life of college”. On the surface, […]

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Topics for College Applications The essays are by far the most malleable parts of college applications for any high school student. As such, you should use them to highlight your sparkling personality, maturity and/or goals that the admissions committee wouldn’t otherwise get to see. Why waste valuable application space with something the committee already knows? […]

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The Timken Museum of Art Presents Witness to War: A Powerfully Moving, Thought-Provoking and Evocative Exhibit Featuring the Works of Jacques Callot, Francisco Goya and George Bellows.  ‘Witness to War’ depicts searing images from the 17th to 20th centuries portraying the ‘Thirty Years’ War,’ ‘Napoleonic Wars’ and ‘World War I’:  January 27-May 28, 2017. The Timken Museum […]

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Perry Chen’s movie review of Trolls: Trolling for Cash by DreamWorks Animation. “Once upon a time, in a happy forest, in the happiest tree, lived the happiest creatures the world has ever known: the Trolls.” Trolls are tiny fluorescent-haired creatures who live in a culture saturated with manic festivity. Their antithesis, the gargantuan puke-colored Bergens, […]

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The Randy Jones Golf Invitational, founded by the former San Diego Padres pitcher to raise money for local charity golf tournaments, and Pacific Hospitality Group, Inc. (PHG), which develops and manages hotel and resort properties throughout San Diego County, announced the beginning of a program of major joint charity efforts that could potentially increase fundraising […]

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Carmel Valley House Call: Home Water Pressure This week one of my plumbing calls in the Carmel Valley San Diego community involved several problems.  One of the problems at this home had to do with the home water pressure regulator.  Many home owners do not know the importance of a water pressure regulator. In this particular […]

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Canyon Crest Academy Presented with Second Runner-Up Award and Cash Prize at Teen Indie Awards AT&T congratulates the student filmmakers of Canyon Crest Academy in San Diego, who received the Second Runner-Up award and a $2,500 cash prize at this year’s first-ever Cyberbullying Film Invitational, held during the All American High School Film Festival in […]

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Many of us are going to have to face the challenges of taking care of our aging parents. I am currently at the age where my parents can take care of themselves 100%. But I know those years are limited as they approach their eighties. One of our many responsibilities as children is to make […]

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For the past several years, we pediatricians were thrilled to have the option of offering families the Flu Mist. The children loved us for it too!  A quick nose spray instead of a shot, which protected them from the influenza.  A nasty respiratory illness.  But now, the Flu Mist is gone. So what happened????  Luckily, […]

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San Diego Volleyball Camp for Carmel Valley Students Looking for a fun way to stay active and develop some awesome volleyball skills this summer? Well, look no further. Local high school counselor and head volleyball coach, is leading Torrey Pines High School’s legendary summer San Diego Volleyball Camp. Carmel Valley, San Diego is know for […]

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