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Paraprosdokians

By Dorothy Denne What? You don’t know what a paraprosdokian is? Neither did I, nor did five different dictionaries I visited. According to an e-mail that I received, “it is a phrase or sentence that leads us down the garden path to an unexpected ending.” Well okay, let’s just take the senders word for it…

Trains, Wind Machines and History in Tehachapi
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Trains, Wind Machines and History in Tehachapi

By Greg Aragon I thought we would blow into Tehachapi, take a few photos of the town’s world-famous wind machines, and then be home for lunch. I didn’t know we would spend the entire day there, enjoying an exciting, spontaneous getaway. The trip began when a friend and I rented a car and headed north…

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Smokin’

By Bill Dunn “Smoke smoke smoke that cigarette puff puff puff and if you smoke yourself to death, tell St. Peter at the Golden Gate that you hate to make him wait, but you just gotta have another cigarette.” -“Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette” by Merle Travis/Tex Wiiliams On June 15th I had an anniversary,…

Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village
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Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village

Who says you have to travel far to get away from it all. Sometimes a memorable journey is just a short drive up the 101 Freeway. Such was the case last Saturday when a friend and I checked into a gorgeous suite at the Four Seasons Hotel, Westlake Village. Located in the city of Westlake…

For Women Only: Fit into Your Wedding Dress Again
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For Women Only: Fit into Your Wedding Dress Again

-Courtesy Photo Pasadena Fitness Trainer Shows Women When and How They Eat Can Help Shed Unwanted Inches Fitness trainer Lauren Saracione, owner of Pilates Barbell Club, is hosting a fun “field trip and cooking class” at the private home of one of her regular clients on Saturday June 16 from 1pm to 4pm. Open to…

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Doctor’s Column

Answers to All Your Questions Regarding Weight Gain/Loss Question: I am in my early 30’s and I have been gaining weight over the last 5 years. How do I know if I am obese or just overweight? From J.B., Pasadena Answer: We define obesity by using the Body Mass Index (BMI), which is essentially a…

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