Columns, News

Brush With Destiny

Brush With Destiny By Leslie Freiberger During the recession in the seventies, my mother went back to work as an insurance agent and financial planner. Since she was the “newbie” she wasn’t given the best territories, or the best clients, quite the opposite. Which is why she was given a cold call in an undesirable…

Columns, Opinion

Thanks a Lot – By Leslie Freiberger

Thanks a Lot By Leslie Freiberger On this Thanksgiving I’m thankful for a lot of things. I’m thankful for having my family and friends seated around my table. I’m thankful to live at the base of these mountains. Everyone has some kind of a sanctuary. Mine is up the Mount Wilson Trail to First Water….

Heaven on Earth – China

Heaven on Earth – China

By Amy Leong No matter how many times I fly on an airplane, I still enjoy the rumble of the wheels picking off from the ground, the speed of the plane taking flight into the skies, and the weight of its altitude lifting off your shoulders. And 14 hours from now, I will still be…


Cunard’s Queen Victoria to Meet Sister Ship Queen Mary

Cunard’s Queen Victoria to Meet Sister Ship Queen Mary For Cunard Royal Rendezvous in Long Beach Harbor Grand Celebration Fireworks Planned for Thursday 3 March : As Cunard’s Queen Victoria nears the end of her debut Americas season and the last of four calls to the Port of Los Angeles, she will make history when…

“Let food be thy medicine” – Hippocrates

“Let food be thy medicine” – Hippocrates

With our society becoming bogged down in pharmaceuticals, supplements and quick fix pills, many people are turning towards a more natural remedy: food. For millennia, human beings have discovered health and well being properties in the produce they could grow themselves and only in the last few centuries has the West turned towards a more…


A Big Little One

by Dorothy Denne It is said that big things often come in little packages. I don’t think that is meant to apply to words, but I sure thought of it when I read the following about a little two-letter word. This two-letter word in English has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and the…


A Spanish Getaway to the Hidden Treasures of Ojai

I’m surprised at how many people I talk to that have yet to discover the magic of Ojai. The tiny idyllic town, hidden in a bowl of hills behind Ventura, has to be one of the best kept secrets in Southern California. In fact, I’m almost afraid of telling people about my last visit for…

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