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Protect yourself from hepatitis A outbreak

Posted: September 22nd, 2017 | Health & Fitness, News, Top Story | No Comments

By Ken Williams | Editor

With 16 local people dead this year from hepatitis A and more than 400 infected by the virus, San Diego city and county officials are warning the public that those numbers are expected to rise before the crisis comes under control. In addition, health officials on Sept. 19 launched a “Vaccination, Sanitation & Education” campaign to urge residents to take up the challenge of helping to stop the spread of the virus.

Mayor Kevin Faulconer, County Supervisor Ron Roberts and county health officials spoke out about the urgent need for the public to take action to protect themselves, stressing the importance of residents washing their hands properly and getting most at-risk people vaccinated.

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The green thumb of Mission Hills

By Ken Williams | Editor

Jim Bishop calls himself a “plantaholic.” His friends will toast him — maybe even teasingly roast him — for that.

Over the past six years, Bishop has served as president of the San Diego Horticultural Society. He will step down from his leadership role following his talk about “My Life with Plants: Confessions of a Plantaholic” at the Aug. 14 meeting of the society.

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‘I walk’

By Blake and Gwen Beckcom | Fitness Together Often when conversing with someone, the small talk generally leads to “What do you do for a living?” I always find that to be an interesting topic due to the myriad and variety of occupations and careers that abound in our society and I am generally all ears. When it comes time for me to end questioning and begin clarifying what we do as fitness professionals, invariably one […]

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Volleyball great pens first book

Kensington woman sports an impressive resume By Lucia Viti Former beach volleyball superstar Angela Rock has just added authorship to her long list of athletic and professional accomplishments. In her first book, “Angela Rock’s Advanced Beach Volleyball Tactics,” the Kensington resident shares years of hard-earned experience in a guide book that covers beach volleyball from A to Z. Tactics are clearly defined with easy-to-follow references that cover every aspect of game.

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When is the best time to exercise?

Posted: April 7th, 2017 | Featured, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle | No Comments

By Blake and Gwen Beckcom | Fitness There have been many debates about the effectiveness of exercise during certain parts of the day. While nighttime workouts have been thought to disrupt sleep, new research adds in a new factor of the body’s circadian rhythm to determine the best time to exercise. The human body has a circadian rhythm that corresponds with the cycles of the sun and the moon. Research has shown that muscles also follow […]

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Madrid!

Posted: April 7th, 2017 | Columns, Featured, Global Gumshoe, Lifestyle, Travel | No Comments

Day or night, Spain’s heavenly culinary delight By Ron Stern | Global Gumshoe Madrid is a city of passion! Locals, known as madrileños, are ardent about their history, culture and perhaps most of all, their food. From tapas to tomatoes to treats, they love it all and are eager to share their love with visitors looking for a sensory culinary taste explosion. Unlike people living in the United States, Spaniards prefer to dine late. While Americans […]

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Leipzig

Posted: March 24th, 2017 | Featured, Lifestyle, Travel | No Comments

By Ron Stern | Global Gumshoe The cosmopolitan city of Germany Located in the German state of Saxony at the confluence of three rivers, Leipzig has always been a historically important city. Many notable figures have lived here, and its citizens were instrumental in bringing about the fall of communism in Eastern Europe. Today, while still honoring its past, Leipzig is steering a clear course toward a vibrant future in the arts, culture, cuisine and tourism.

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Preservation — by design

Posted: February 24th, 2017 | Featured, Homes & Garden, Lifestyle | No Comments

By Michael Good | HouseCalls Think you need to destroy your old house to save it? Put down that sledgehammer. Maybe you need a preservation architect. Open your eyes. Look around. Everything you see — the newspaper in your hand, the chair you’re sitting in, the room you occupy — has been designed.          

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