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WHAT ENTREPRENEURS NEED TO KNOW BEFORE FILING TAXES

By   /  April 10, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

That dreaded time of the year is almost upon us: tax season. While tax season can be a financial headache for many small business owners, it’s especially difficult for newly minted entrepreneurs. Filing errors can affect a firm’s financial health for months and sometimes even years to come. Here are a few tips to avoid […]

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Miss Mercs. – Thomas Calabrese 4/9

By   /  April 8, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  15 Comments

They put the take in breathtaking Thomas Calabrese … It was a hot and muggy evening in Juarez, Mexico and the stench of garbage stubbornly hung over the city like a foul smelling guest who’s overstayed his welcome.  The ruthless enforcers of the drug cartel caught a group of careless men transporting cocaine through their area […]

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April is Fair Housing Month

By   /  April 4, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

                April is Fair Housing Month When we think of Fair Housing Month, we hearken back to the Federal law that mandated fair housing for all. Now, there are so many issues around housing; primarily affordability here in San Diego County, but many places throughout the country. And for […]

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The Devil’s Breath – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  April 1, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  12 Comments

Don’t be Fooled…   Thomas Calabrese …  The group consisted of forty students and ten teachers from Mira Costa Junior College in Oceanside, Ca.  They were touring religious and historical sites in Israel when they were kidnapped as they left the Garden Tomb. Hamas and Isis both claimed responsibility for the abduction and Intel determined it […]

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Giant Mosquito? Mosquito-Eater? Nope, It’s a Crane Fly!

By   /  March 30, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

They look like giant mosquitoes, or daddy-longlegs with wings, and they fly like crazy bumper-car drivers, bouncing off walls, each other, ceilings and light sources. But they’re nothing to be afraid of, says Chris Conlan, the County’s supervising vector ecologist. They’re crane flies — also known as “mosquito hawks,” “skeeter-eaters,” and “daddy longlegs.” Conlan said […]

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MetaHuman Fitness – “Burpees: An Evolution”

By   /  March 28, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

A Case for The Burpee Oh, the dreaded burpee. We love to complain about this uniquely punishing movement, and try to avoid doing them as much as possible. But have you ever stopped to wonder where the burpee came from and why this torturous exercise is a favorite of fitness professionals across the globe? Burpees: […]

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McDonalds Revents Drinking Straw

By   /  March 27, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Last December, Elwin Ong’s Silicon Valley engineering startup was approached out of the blue by an unexpected client with an even more unexpected challenge. McDonald’s, it turned out, wanted to reinvent, of all things, the straw. “They wanted to partner with a team with experience working on cutting edge technology to tackle a unique challenge,” […]

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Uncle Chubby’s Pool Thomas Calabrese

By   /  March 25, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  15 Comments

   Beware of the Deep End Thomas Calabrese …When I say the word chubby, the first thing that probably comes to your mind are words like plump and chunky. When you hear the name, Ervin “Chubby” Piper, you can easily picture a pleasant rotund cheerful fellow with rosy cheeks. If you are a sensitive person […]

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Keeping The Spirit Of The People Alive In The Digital Age

By   /  March 24, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

North County’s first Face 2 Face meeting took place on a Sunday February at the San Luis Rey Bakery, Organized by Indian Voices and Mel Vernon  for the purpose of disconnecting folks from their digital devices to get back to our story telling tradition. An eager audience gathered around for coffe and vittles in the […]

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Longest Walk 5.2

By   /  March 21, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  1 Comment

Reprinted from Indian Voices March 2017 Publication The National Field office of the American Indian Movement proudly  announces the Longest Walk 5.2 “Calling To  An End To Drug Abuse & Domestic Violence” Dennis Banks, National Field Director, and co-founder  of the American Indian Movement issued a  phase 3 year walk across America in 2016.  Dennis stated “Because […]

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Diligent and Dangerous Part II – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  March 18, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  12 Comments

Thomas Calabrese… Part II When they got close enough to be seen, Catlin slumped over her board as Camille began waving at the yacht. It slowed down and pulled alongside, “What is wrong?” The deckhand called out with a heavy accent as he stared at the two beautiful women. “My friend is sick, can you help […]

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Overcoming Homelessness with Interfaith

By   /  March 14, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

When Art came to Interfaith ten months ago, he was 62 years old and having a hard time finding work. A few years prior, he had been laid off from his job as an electrical engineer and after spending all of his savings, Art began sleeping on friend’s couches when he could no longer afford his […]

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Diligent and Dangerous Part I – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  March 11, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  5 Comments

Semper Femme Fatale Thomas Calabrese …Part I Catlin Forrest and Camille Reubens were relaxing at the San Onofre State beach not far from their San Mateo base housing quarters when their Marine Corps pilot husbands flew low over them in their Cobra helicopters on their way back to the Camp Pendleton airfield. The two women […]

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Mary Myers’ Picket Fence – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  March 4, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  13 Comments

  Events in history that you never knew Thomas Calabrese ….Mary Garretson was born on March 4, 1860 in Durango, Colorado, the youngest of nine children. Her father Virgil nicknamed “Buck” worked at a variety of jobs including stagecoach guard, miner and faro dealer and her mother was half Cheyenne and a former dance hall […]

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Rainstorms Wash Away Drought in More than 90 Percent of California

By   /  March 3, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

The report noted improved conditions in the San Joaquin Valley, the coastal range to Santa Barbara County and Southern California. “Basically, 95 percent of California was in some form of drought at this time last year,” said NBC4 forecaster Crystal Egger. “It’s incredible progress. We’ve had a fantastic season.” Santa Barbara County’s Lake Cachuma, which […]

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Almost There – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  February 25, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  14 Comments

Close is not good enough this time… Thomas Calabrese…It was the evening of December 28, 2016 and Glenn Garrison was scrolling down his list of potential resolutions for the upcoming year as he sat in the kitchen of his sparsely furnished one bedroom apartment in the Rancho Del Oro area of Oceanside. In the past […]

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Allegiance of Blood – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  February 19, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  13 Comments

The True Bond of Loyalty Thomas Calabrese …. Pete Caldarelli’s paternal grandfather Salvatore migrated from Palermo, Sicily to San Diego California in 1946 after the end of World War II. His father Joseph was born in 1950 and served in the Navy during the Vietnam War and after his discharge from the military, he became […]

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Advocates Feel New Urgency to Defend Medicare

By   /  February 14, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

“Older Californians depend on Medicare for affordable health care,” says AARP California state director Nancy McPherson. (Alyssa L. Miller) PASADENA, Calif. — Rep. Tom Price begins his first full week as secretary of Health and Human Services today, and Medicare advocates say they will continue to push Congress and the new administration to protect the […]

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Candy and a Flower – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  February 11, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  10 Comments

(Who Saved Who?) Thomas Calabrese…Mike Hemmer was a homeless veteran, just one of thousands around the country and after his discharge from the Marine Corps, he returned to his hometown of Longmont, Colorado. He was in the fourth year of a six year enlistment and serving with a Force Reconnaissance unit when the helicopter he […]

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State Drought Regulations

By   /  February 10, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Water Savings The State Water Resources Control Board announced on January 4 that urban Californians’ monthly water conservation was 18.8% in November, a decrease from 19% in October and below the 20.2% savings in November 2015, when state-mandated conservation targets were in place. The State Water Board stressed the need for continued conservation given that […]

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