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Social worker students opinion on the Personal Responsibility Act (Welfare)

Despite the attempts of lawmakers to address the multiple needs of the underserved, people continue to suffer the consequences of policies’ hidden intentions. Such is the case with the Personal Responsibility and Work Reconciliation Act (Personal Responsibility Act) of 1996. Most of us know...

Dororthy’s Place: Romance and comfort

A soft rain is falling outside. Here in our living room the air is being warmed by the gas logs burning in the fireplace. The cats are settled in their favorite spots, each curled as only cats can curl. My husband and I are...

A winter escape to Maui and Hotel Wailea

As we sailed across the Auau Channel, we waved goodbye to secluded Lanai and set our sights on her sister island Maui. Along the way we again spotted humpback whales and dolphins and the rugged outlines of Molokai, Kahoolawe, and the Big Island. When the...

The taxpayer relief act – what a relief it is

We’ve skirted the Fiscal Cliff for now. However, I’m confident congress will drag us back there again soon. Thanks to their efforts, our nation now has a permanent personal income tax guidelines. The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 has been enacted. How does...

When it ‘rains it pours’

By Lisa Magno It’s estimated that for every one case of elder abuse reported to authorities, about five go unreported. Those same estimates believe that overall reporting of financial exploitation at only 1 in 25 cases, suggesting that there here may be at least 5...

What’s Obscene?

In a few words...Overpaid, Egotistic and Violent ‘athletes' (Oh, and giving or receiving a ‘High Five') By Terry Miller I’ll make no bones about it, I’m not a sports fan. In fact, I’m kind of odd as well as being sick and tired of the crap...

Dorothy’s Place: Damned annoying

The faucet leaks in the bathtub. The filter screens on the hoses in the washer need changed. The handle on the under-the-sink cupboard keeps coming off in my hand and one-half of the magnetic latch is missing from the broom closet. Those things are not...

Empty house party gets designers in the mood

The gala empty house party on Friday put on by Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts was another in s string of huge successes for the philanthropic organization. Hundreds of guest and VIPs meandered their way through the empty rooms of the Arcadia mansion that...

Dorothy’s Place: Live with both?

My life will soon change. I’m about to become rich. Have you seen all the ads recently for the big Sweepstakes? Well, with no effort on my part, I’ve made it to the finals and now I’m mailing in the winnng entry. The camera...

Wine, French Food and Rustic LA County

Los Angeles never ceases to amaze me. Just when I thought I’ve covered all the cool spots around, I discover a place like Aqua Dulce and the Sierra Pelona Valley Viticultural Area. Located in the hills near Santa Clarita, the town is not only...
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