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There are many reasons why the benefits of gathering the proper foods and creating your own juices far surpasses what can be found on the market shelves. Choice of ingredients tops the list in determining the quality of the product. Store bought juices range from certified organic to GMO processed vegetables. Given the difference in freshness, quality of flavor and healthful benefits derived...
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PK, as she is known to those in close proximity has long enjoyed an illustrious career in creating and deciphering H.dots and digital codes used in the technology behind video conferencing. An expertise well-established over these last 22 years led her to oversee the technology’s evolvement with some of the larger well-known corporations. Recently retired from the technological field, it was her long-held passion for uniquely designed, couture jewelry that launched her corollary career in the design, creation and presentation of high fashion jewelry, which has over the years taken on an...
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If done in earnest, searching for a tour operator or an agency to handle the all-important services required upon arrival in country can be an arduous task. Given the wealth of opportunities on-line from the very large, well-established firms to the cyclo driver offering guide service in a Third World country, one has an abundance of choices. Some of those choices can be found at seemingly...
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There has become an ever-increasing awareness that colored diamonds have great investment potential and for good reason. Diamonds are considered a hard asset, protecting against both inflation and the devaluation of currency. In addition, they offer long-term positive returns with nominal volatility in the marketplace compared to assets such as stock or real estate. Colored diamonds over white...
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Born in Hungary in the 1930's as an only child, Frank Iszak, the son a railroad worker received a scholarship to a private school run by a French based clerical order named Premontre St.Norbert. Having completed his eight years of study, his plans were to attend the University of Literary Sciences with personal aspirations to become a journalist, whereas the Communist regime thought otherwise. The Party clearly stated that there was no need for journalists, and thereafter chose a five-year plan to train him as a chemist. It was made very clear to him that it would be either chemistry or...
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Since 1977, it is without a doubt, one of the very best Hole in the Wall Burger Joints in San Diego. It would be hard to match this burger given its price and quality. Saunter in and share the counter or table with a dynamic mix of young and old downing brews and eating burgers. Two-item menu, served by a somewhat surly crew who accept only cash as payment. Must be 21 to enter. You...
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Phō, pronounced (fuh), originated in the north of Vietnam in the early 20th century and primarily used beef bones to make the broth. A far more healthy version consists of a vegetarian broth, filled with rice noodles, sautéed ginger, tofu mushrooms, thin slices of red pepper, slices of green scallions, bean sprouts and heads of broccoli, which when stirred among the rice noodles,...
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The Woman’s Museum of California located in San Diego’s beautiful Point Loma at Liberty Station deserves special mention. The museum holds something for everyone, be they male or female, young or old. It truly is an eye-opening experience and most definitely worth a visit.The museum features traveling exhibits, vintage clothing events, a wine, cheese and chocolate festival, and even a Suffrage Ball. The catalyst for this dream to become reality was Mary Maschal. It began in 1983, then simply an extensive collection of memorabilia and artifacts within her private home in...
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The Timken recently celebrated its 50th anniversary and a new collaboration with USD, combined with the talents of its Director of Curatorial Affairs, Derick Cartwright has poised the museum to propel forward in the art-world. Megan Pogue, the Executive Director has spent her first two years at Timken focusing on organization while charting the strategic direction for the next five years.    ...
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The original "National Horse Show" has its origin at Madison Square Garden where it was first held in 1883 and continued its presence until 2011 when it was moved to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. The tradition of showing horses runs deepest on the East Coast with the Del Mar National, considered by most to be the finest within the western region. Begun in 1945 as a component...
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For Many of us living in North County, the very mention of the San Diego Gaslamp Quarter brings to mind congestion, parking problems, tattoo parlors, aging buildings, unkempt walkways, and an overall experience generally to be avoided. In fact, for quite a number of years now, the only time I ventured south was to catch a plane for a vacation, business trip or to pick up a friend at the...
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And well indeed should we all. The flavorings and taste of a fine meal, be it with family inside Grandma’s kitchen or seated to dine within a fine eatery; this communal gathering at tableside, with stories shared, fears revealed, opinions voiced, the joyous laughter or the shedding of tears has for generations shown how the power of food, shared by family or perhaps new-found friends brings...
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