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Heat Advisory Issued for Los Angeles County and San Gabriel Valley

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the San Gabriel Valley from later this week well into next week, extending possibly until Jul 4 with temperatures likely exceeding 100 degrees. The City of Monrovia advises residents to take steps to protect...

“InnerViews” The never-cashed $2 checks

"I guess I'll never cash these checks now," said my longtime friend Bill. One look, and I had to agree with him. In his hands were two yellowed checks for $2 each, made out to Bill. They were slightly wrinkled and very fragile looking. One...

New Legislations in pipeline could potentially seriously impact seniors

New Legislations in pipeline could potentially seriously impact seniors The California State Senate is debating AB 241 by Assembly Member Tom Ammiano. This bill eliminates existing labor provisions in wage orders that keep home care costs affordable and accessible. If enacted this bill would...

Rustic Charm at Drakesbad Guest Ranch Part 2

  Lassen Volcanic National Park is home to smoking fumaroles (steam and volcanic-gas vents), mud pots, boiling pools, lush meadows, streams, crystal clear lakes, and towering volcanoes. It is also home to Drakesbad Guest Ranch, a 110-yr-old mountain hideaway, where a friend and I recently...

Summer fun at Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego

Bahia Resort Hotel has been a slice of paradise on San Diego’s Mission Bay for more than 50 years. With lush gardens and swaying palm trees, Mississippi paddlewheel boats and sprawling beach-front charm, the resort makes a great escape from life’s doldrums. Last week a...

Smart Women – Smart Money – Taxes

Emmy, everything seems to be taxable. Most of the time I simply accept this, however I cannot abide by these death taxes. Is there a way not to pay them? “Death Taxes”. What a loaded term! To set the record straight, there is no such...

Relaxing at the Hyatt on the American Riviera

  Santa Barbara is often called the American Riviera. With its wonderful beaches, perfect weather and iconic mission-styled architecture, it is easy to see why. And with resorts like the historic Hyatt Santa Barbara encapsulating this distinctive Californian charm, it is also easy to see...

Fabulous fun at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

I awoke to a cool sea breeze dancing on my face and the aroma of freshly brewed espresso tickling my nose. I got out of bed, put on my fluffy bathrobe and stepped on the balcony, where I breathed in the incredible view of...

Happy in Hermosa Beach

It was a memorable morning in Hermosa Beach. I awoke to the sounds of waves crashing and seagulls singing. I sipped coffee on a private balcony, overlooking the ocean and the sand. And I jogged along the beach, before enjoying a hearty Country Skillet...

Lian Dolan book signing at Pasadena Showcase House of Design

Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA) welcomes best selling author, Lian Dolan, to the 2013 Pasadena Showcase House of Design for a book signing of her new novel, Elizabeth the First Wife, on Friday, May 10th, 3 to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, May...
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