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Ocean-Front Charm and Baja Cuisine in Newport Beach
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Ocean-Front Charm and Baja Cuisine in Newport Beach

-Photo by Greg Aragon It hit me as I leaned back, sipping a cucumber -jalapeno margarita, and watching yachts bob in the water a few feet away. This was no ordinary excursion. The dinner I just had at SOL Cocina was Baja California cuisine at its best, and my room at the Newport Beach Hotel…

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Speaking of . . .

By Dorothy Denne I have a good sense of humor but no matter how hard I laugh, life is still just one damn thing after another. Speaking of which, I need brakes. No, not on my car, on my scales. When I step on them that pointer is like a certain bunny we all know….

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Opinion: Conway Asks SGVCOG for Financial Aid Despite Felony Charges – You’ve Gotta Be Kidding!

Conway Asks SGVCOG for Financial Aid Despite Felony Charges – You’ve Gotta Be Kidding! By Terry Miller San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments Executive Director Nick Conway, who was recently arrested and charged with multiple felonies, has reportedly made a unique request that the agency pay his legal defense against the conflict of interest charges…

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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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