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Eliza Friedman, founder and jewelry designer of Jewels With A Purpose created a unique and innovative approach that offers a stunning collection of Italian jewelry for sale by silent auction at fundraising events nationwide. Friedman began this enterprise some 13 years ago and presently is positioned on the West Coast while her partner is on the East Coast; the combination of which is helping over 200 charities raise money to support their programs.

These talented ladies continuously think outside the box and consistently create an aura of high fashion with their magnificent displays, be...
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A behind the scenes photo display and video capsule of the professional talent that joined together at a photo shoot for Cover on some of the editions used in the September/October issues of Discover Magazines, out in digital format in early September followed by hard copies to be distributed throughout San Diego. The Cover photo shoot, lasting some 6 hours, highlights the glamour in attending some of the many fine galas held throughout the year in San Diego. Included within the pages of the forthcoming issue is a guide to assist in choosing the perfect combination leading to a grand...
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Established in 1937 by Paramahansa Yogananda, the Self Realization Fellowship, its 17-acre site a prominent fixture along the South Coast Highway in Encinitas, welcomes visitors the world over to follow the teachings of Kyira Yoga, founded a long time passing in Eastern India. The center is open to all, be it to follow the teachings covered during its daily sessions or merely to enjoy the pleasure of visiting its manicured gardens, beautifully intertwined with Koi ponds and spectacular cliffside views of the Pacific shoreline. One must enter the grounds and walk the paths to gain a...
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Leave there be no doubt that this fascinating adventure by private vehicle, private boat, private driver and private guide, each night placing one’s head to pillow within the very finest of accommodations on site, whilst journeying to the spectacularly unique and culturally enriched highlights of the Southeast Asian Basin will ignite a mixture of...
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Many people have previously experienced or know someone who has put their back out. There is a sudden onset of pain and a feeling that you cannot or should not move. What most people do not realize is that our pets commonly experience this problem as well. Intervertebral disc herniation, also known as a slipped disc is one of the most common neurological problems in dogs. Dogs with short legs...
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Holistic is a buzzword nowadays, and the Encinitas and Leucadia areas have long been leaders of the pack. Eastern fashions, healthy eating, and ancient practices like yoga have exploded in popularity recently. Holistic medicine is a form of healing that considers the whole person, body, mind, and spirit or emotions when in a quest for optimal health and wellness. It addresses the root causes of a condition, not the symptoms. Throughout Encinitas and Leucadia, holistic medicine practitioners have taken different routes to achieve the same goal; complete health of not only the body, but also...
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As a young child, I remember going to the local zoo, and how mesmerized I was by all the animals. Now as an adult, although the experience is by no means the same, different animals, different park, gown older, there is one common thread ~ the deeper meaning behind the animals that it holds for each of us individually.  I am referring to the ancient symbolism of the animals, which the Native...
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Born and raised in San Diego, his father a Pastor, who overtime began a church of his own in El Cajon, raised the family as church goers who both sang at choir and played piano. Although all of the siblings could sing, none ever chose to make a career of it, nor did Randy at the very start. His mother, the pianist in church, and who also promoted piano within the home provided all of the family with a steady diet of piano and song. 

Connecting with Randy at his long held gig in Rancho Santa Fe, we find a passion within him that has continued strong these many years with each night's...
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Henna is a plant under the botanical name: Lawsonia Inermis, which is found grown in India, South Asian and North African countries. Natural Henna is made with dry leaves mixed with hot water, lemon, sugar and some natural oils. The mixture is then transferred into a small plastic tube with a fine point to allow for intricate designs. Applied on the skin it is slightly raised and once absorbed by the body it is completely dry. As a few hours pass, it begins to flake off of the skin leaving an impression of the design created by the artist. At first it is a light orange in color, then...
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La Jolla ~ The Jewel of San Diego ~ where one goes for beautiful views, upscale shopping, gourmet restaurants and ..... spiritual advising? And why not? For centuries, people have sought out directions for all facets of their lives, even if most would not seek this path for a bearing on what lies ahead or might they given mystic the powers of a true psychic. What better location for some calming treatment and insight ~ nestled among the jewelry shops and fine art galleries on ritzy Prospect Street, 1224 is tucked away down a shaded brick walkway with a rather magnificent view of the...
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Upon arrival into the wonder that is India, one begins to sense a pulsating rhythm that seemingly orchestrates this multi-tiered democracy of over one billion inhabitants. Clearly it is impossible to look in a single direction and capture all of the colors, sights or sounds emanating from such a diversified populace. Although the government recognizes Hindi as its Mother tongue, with 30...
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Sadie Hawkins' night at the Jabberwocky was pure gold and I was the Godfather of Disco. Those were the times that spawn rich memories and which having lasted a lifetime can be recalled vividly on a moment's notice. There really is no describing just how colorful and dynamic were those days as we were moving into a new era of music and dance, filling the dance floor with standing room only for the night long. Connecting with Ron Jones, who has become The Voice of La Jolla reflects on his many years as a Disc Jockey in the times of "Wolfman Jack" with the music and dance craze that swept...
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Josef Oszuscik has tuned some of the finest pianos in the world for some of the best known celebrities and yearly is invited to Steinway headquarters in New York City to work with the Masters of the trade. Never having played the piano, rather the violin, seems an unorthodox approach for one to become a Master tuner, however, Josef reveals that playing a piano and tuning a piano are two...
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Plagued by restless nights, daytime drowsiness, and interrupted breath while sleeping, Jay Levitt suspected he suffered from sleep apnea. Fearing the process of finding a solution would be arduous, he delayed seeking help as long as possible. Over the course of time, there came the recognition that the condition was growing worse and a course of action had to be pursued, however dire the process. His concerns proved all too accurate. After navigating a needlessly complex path of diagnosis and treatment, his entrepreneurial spirit convinced him that there had to be a better way to a good...
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Be they Thoroughbreds from the racetrack, from families no longer able or choosing to care for them, from the auction block or a feedlot, each is lovingly spared and welcomed to their sanctuary by one great lady who continues to be intensely passionate about providing these magnificent animals a safe place for comfort and healing. Celia Sciatica has known horses since the age of 10, and although she herself nearly measures 5, 1", she has ridden, trained and help manage horses all of her adult life. It is the intensity of her passion in caring for these discarded animals that stands her...
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John Robbins for decades has been a leader in the revolution for healthy eating while exposing the factory farms and the mistreatment of animals in America. In hoping to enlighten Americans with how this nation deals with its food policies, he is inciting urgency for us to take responsibility for our food choices and supporting life on a healthier planet. Finding that most in this country have less than a healthy diet and a vast percentage actually obese, John focuses on a means to end that cycle and improve upon the norm. It was shortly after his experience at the log cabin that Robbins...
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Travelers may recall the early years when napkins first appeared at the dinner hour and plumbing actually disposed of waste efficiently or perhaps recall when the majority of the populace wore Mao-styled jackets and in-country flights were often delayed or cancelled. Entry into China through immigration and customs was tedious, with foreign magazines confiscated and the process hours long....
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Harboring a vibrant tenor's voice, softly spoken Luigi Luevano at 74 years is revered among opera buffs throughout all of San Diego. Over the many years, he has performed at a variety of venues, including the Hotel Del Coronado, La Valencia Hotel, the Westgate Hotel, L'Auberge in Del Mar and at wedding events locally and in Palm Desert. While not under contract, Luigi would perform at many of the smaller restaurant venues where he built his following of admirers who would travel to listen to his performance while at whichever location they would find him.

Catching up with Luigi in the lobby...
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Computer programming teaches more than one would imagine for a child or young adult. It has long been acknowledged that the activities that are part of a child's growing years shape the way that they think as adults. Enabling kids to create software can have a profound and positive impact on their personal development at an age that is most meaningful. Aside from the fact that creating your own computer games is simply a lot of fun, there are many reasons why kids can benefit from learning to code, and all can be identified as very important facets in their growth at that early age in...
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Singing Bowls have been used since ancient times for their therapeutic value. To fully grasp an understanding of how sound can improve your health you must see yourself as a spirit (energy) with a Divine design and specific vibration. The sound of the bowl aligns us to our personalized blueprints. Our blueprints infuse into the physiology of our human bodies through the nervous system. When our charkas are aligned they greatly assist our bodies to return to their original perfection. We are talking about the quantum level of our being. Singing Bowls are here to help to raise your...
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