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Elisabeth Vito is not your average graduating senior

I first met Elisabeth Vito while she was energetically line dancing at Serving Seniors Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center downtown. I marveled as she showed off moves I couldn’t have done as a high school senior.

June 25, 2015

Caring for our common home

On May 24, the “Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’ Of The Holy Father Francis On Care For Our Common Home” came available. It stirred controversy, especially as it gave solace to those wishing to limit excessive releases of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere in order to avoid further grave harm to our common home.

June 25, 2015

Four ways to pay for residential solar investment

As a real estate agent, I am keenly aware of how changes to my home might affect future resale value. I recognize that a seller’s investment can easily be viewed by a buyer as a liability if tastes and preferences of both parties do not align.

June 25, 2015

Using customer feedback to advance merit-based diversity

A recent analysis of customer feedback from more than 5,000 restaurants revealed an interesting insight. It appears about 60 percent of the employees that customers recognized by name are female, yet nationally, men hold most restaurant manager positions.

June 24, 2015

The creepy consequences of oppression chic

Why was America so shocked by homegirl hoaxer Rachel Dolezal?

June 24, 2015

The frontiers of golf, law and capital markets

One of the fun parts of being a lawyer is watching law, cutting-edge technology and capital markets intersect in ways that produce big changes in how we live, work and play. The most fascinating such intersection I’ve seen in my career is happening here in San Diego.

June 23, 2015

Redefining life, need, freedom for political reasons

One of the more recent sets of statistics about the number of pregnancies in the United States that end through artificial means comes from an Associated Press survey of the 45 states that keep such records.

June 23, 2015

Veterans initiative gives back to those who have given

The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced it will partner with 50 communities across the country, beginning with 25 this summer, to help get veterans and their families better integrated into their communities.

June 23, 2015

State GOP unlikely to make gains soon in Congress

Few things gall California Republicans more than realizing they hold just 14 of this state’s 53 seats in Congress. That’s only 26 percent of California’s representatives, while the opposition Democrats, with a mere 14 percent more registered voters, hold 39 seats, or about 74 percent.

June 22, 2015

The Apple Watch bubble

Two months ago we were bombarded with news of the introduction of the Apple Watch. Everywhere we turned, another article, blog, preview or TV personality was talking about the product. And with it came the usual exaggerations — from Apple about how the watch is life-changing and from the analysts and writers, prognosticating about the collapse of the Swiss watch industry and the decimation of other smartwatches.

June 22, 2015
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