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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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GPS FILM PARTNERS, an independent film financing company, led by Gregory Shockro, Patti Judd, and Stephanie Brown, just announced their latest film, AN EVENING WITH BEVERLY LUFF LINN has been selected into the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. The preeminent Festival takes place Jan 18-28 in Park City Utah, LUFF LINN’s world premiere is Saturday night, January 20th, on opening weekend. For the 2018 Festival, 110 feature-length films were selected from 13,468 features and shorts submissions, representing 29 countries and 47 first-time filmmakers. Shockro is a veteran indie film producer with...
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Arrival into Bangkok to be met by our private driver with VIP treatment from the very start - An early am arrival whisked us to our accommodation, a former 1920's residence converted to a beautiful hotel in 2009. David, the owner, joined us for breakfast and provided a wealth of local knowledge. On this free day, we maneuvered the Sky Train to the Chao Phraya River to view the never-ending parade of unique water craft that ply the waters. Enjoyed a sumptuous lunch at the Riverside Restaurant aside the Mandarin Oriental Hotel followed by a "Jet-Lag" massage in their beautifully appointed...
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Years of development, planning and funding are about to culminate in the Grand Opening of the Living Lab, a partnership between the Ocean Discovery Institute and the San Diego Unified School District to build a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to the study of science and conservation with its location in the heart of City Heights. Understandably ecstatic about the opening is the Executive Director and Founder of Ocean Discovery Institute, Shara Fisler. Most days she can be found on site at the newly constructed facility overseeing its development and enthusiastically providing...
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Hoffman International Properties made a generous donation to the Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego at the recently held Gingerbread City Gala held at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. "Ultimate Heart", a royally bred Arabian mare is a purebred that was foaled in 2007 and sired by "Ultimate Bey", a National Champion and sire of a National Champion and a Reserve National Champion. "Ultimate Heart's"...
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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 different languages spoken across the country, English is recognized as India's second language and most Indians that a traveler will meet while en route across the breadth of the nation speak a very proper...
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With the juice industry accounting for nearly 4 billion dollars in yearly sales, there is little doubt that preparing your own choice of ingredients, particularly from certified sources that are of your personal choosing for a customized blending of that select produce will best suit your needs. The many reasons why are outlined by Tara Coleman, a San Diego Nutritionist who firmly believes that cold-pressed juice has powerful cleansing properties and should be used to supplement a healthy diet, not replace one. The process is a simple one that allows for the finest selection of local...
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Not long ago retired from a leadership position with Sempra Energy, and having led a distinguished and illustrious career in both the private and public domain, Knight is most readily found at a Board meeting, at theatre or supporting one of the many fundraisers that he holds dear to his heart. A Missouri native at birth and a San Diegan by choice, his business acumen, forged over these many years, beginning with a stint in the jungles of Honduras has led him to leadership roles in the major cities within California. We caught up with Knight after yet another of his early am workouts in...
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