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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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The Breeders’ Cup inaugural held at Hollywood Park in 1984 was the culmination of ideas spawned by Thoroughbred owner and breeder John Gaines, who early on had envisioned a year’s end championship round matching the various Thoroughbred racing divisions.

Initial plans were to rotate the yearly event to various venues throughout the country, although ultimately, the scope narrowed and the Cup has been showcased at very few tracks, Santa Anita and Churchill Downs being the most frequent hosting facilities. 

For horse racing fans, the Breeders’ Cup is akin to combining the Super Bowl,...
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Having acquired her Ph.D. at Cornell University, Doctor Karen E. Nelson joined the J.Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) legacy organization at The Institute for Genomic Research in Rockville, Maryland. Thereafter, she was named Director of the (JCVI) in Rockville in 2009. Today she services as President of the bicoastal organization and routinely commutes between both campuses, one in Rockville, Maryland and the other La Jolla, California.

The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), a not-for-profit research facility is home to approximately 250 scientists dedicated to the advancement of the science...
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As a photographer, I witness events that can be exhilarating and those that can be heart wrenching. I see tears of joy create a brilliant facial sheen on an expectant Mom, the joyous smiles of a bride on her wedding day, the proud countenance on the parent of a graduating senior, and the love and relief shared by loved ones surrounding a returning service member.

I also witness tears of deep saddened loss by those facing disability, hardship or the loss of a loved one. it is true that a powerful image can speak 1,000 words, and its emotive power needs no translation and shares no boundary....
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Born in the small town community of Bellaire, Texas, and while in high school setting a career goal of interior design, fortuitous events led her to become a favored cover model for magazines such as Cosmopolitan and Vogue, among others, experiencing a years-long love relationship with rock star Rod Stewart, studying architectural and interior design at UCLA and after years of canned and frozen foods, growing passionate about healthful living, and thereafter hosting a radio show depicting healthful ways with noted guests who excelled in the field of nutrition.

We caught up with Kelly...
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Since 1989, First Cabin Travel has created luxury-styled custom tours to destinations worldwide utilizing the very same ground operators as the upscale luxury tour operators while offering equal to and better services for less. A clear comparison can be made when pricing a tour to China where having a private car, private driver and guide clearly speaks volumes when considering how rewarding...
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It was on a remarkably clear day in the gardens of Buckingham Palace that in February 2015, Dame Sandra Rhodes was granted Damehood by Queen Anne of England. "Never would have I thought at age 12, chalking in "Doodlebugs" in the London shelter with V2 rockets flying overhead that I would one day be standing in the gardens at the palace with such recognition. I didn't even know what a Dame was...
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Until about 20 years ago, Doctor John Kitchin had dedicated his time and energy to a full time neurology practice in San Diego, which as he describes, allowed him to possess fancy cars, multiple homes, and the other highly seductive parts of our materially and scientifically orientated society. His material successes allowed him to change direction and sample another type of life; a life where one could spend time in a state of prayer or meditation. And so it was some 20 years ago that Kitchin laced a pair of roller blades and began skating to beautiful music on the colorful boardwalk in...
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John Farris, who has lived in the Ranch and North County these many years is certain to be one of the more likable personalities that you will find about town. It just so happens that once in the saddle during a competition, his demeanor is elevated to another realm and be you calf or competitor, you will feel his presence in the ring among the other riders to be rather intimidating, and as often as not, challenging the best in the field for the coveted top honor. We caught up with John having returned from one of his competitions, which takes him to various venues within the country as...
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