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Malibu Mayhem – Point Doom Part I

By   /  July 16, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  8 Comments

Point Doom Thomas Calabrese … Brian Westman could have been the poster model for a California golden boy advertisement. Even as a child he was the cutest in the group with piercing blue eyes, bright smile, dimples and wavy blonde hair. When women would see him, they would exclaim, “What a cute little boy, look at […]

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A little Corner of Tuscany in the North County – Cordiano Winery

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

  Kitty Morse, Contributing Writer…It’s been three years since we “discovered” the Cordiano Winery in Escondido. For that, I have to thank a friend who happened to read a review on YELP. What a find! The hilltop winery has now become a favorite destination of ours for home-made pizza, baked in a real brick oven […]

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Hearing Wednesday on Spread of High-Power Cell Towers

By   /  July 11, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Health advocates worried about the impact of wireless radiation are planning a show of force at a hearing tomorrow in Sacramento – on a bill that would smooth the way for telecom companies to put 5G and other cellular technology in neighborhoods across the state. Senate Bill 649 would mean companies would no longer […]

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Guide To Outdoor Summer Fun & Safety

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

  As the sun warms the air, you may be making plans for barbecues, outdoor swims and any other excuse you can find to enjoy the outdoors, even if you’re going no further than your own backyard. Before you hit the pool or fire up the grill, though, it may be worth reviewing some summer […]

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Table for Two – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  July 8, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  13 Comments

The Carnage   Entrée Thomas Calabrese …It was a clear and warm night in Oceanside, California on July 9, 2017 which was a nice change from the overcast weather that had encompassed the area for the last week. The neighborhood watch team of Richie Myerson and Ron Pickering had just turned off  Via Rancho Avenue on […]

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Volcan Mountain Winery, Julian, California

By   /  July 5, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

  Kitty Morse Contributing Writer …Have you uncovered this little gem of a vineyard on the outskirts of Julian yet? If not, you won’t be disappointed. Just about one hour and fifteen minutes’ drive along HI. 78, (beware of the mighty curves in the road), past Santa Isabel and the camel dairy, gets you to this […]

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Independence Day Facts & Figures

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

$7.15 Billion: Amount Americans plan to spend on Fourth of July food. $1.6+ Billion: Amount we plan to spend on Fourth of July beer and wine. $800+ Million: Amount we’re expected to spend on fireworks (67 percent of fireworks injuries occur within a month of July 4). 2 Million: Record number of people who will travel 50+ miles from home this Fourth of July. 1785:  year of the oldest Fourth […]

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(JFFD) – How To Quell Your Dog’s 4th of July Fireworks Anxiety

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

While 4th of July is a blast for us humans, not so much for our dogs – many of whom suffer from severe anxiety thanks to fireworks displays from large community productions to your backyard variety.    JUST FOOD FOR DOGS (JFFD) is expanding beyond its Los Angeles and Orange County footprint as we welcome the […]

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Cosmic Salvation – Conclusion Thomas Calabrese

By   /  July 3, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  14 Comments

  My Celestal Brother   For the next week Twister spent at least three hours a day sitting in the backyard, staring up at the sky. Finally Bear’s curiosity got the best of him, “Are you doing something that’s I’m just not getting or is it some kind of secret ritual?” “I hear a voice […]

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Cosmic Salvation Part I – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  June 24, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  8 Comments

My Celestial Brother Thomas Calabrese …The two giant asteroids were on a collision course, one was almost six hundred miles across at its widest point, the other was slightly less than five hundred and they had been floating through the infinite vastness of the Whirlpool Galaxy for thousands of years, but destiny had other plans […]

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Blindspot Collective Announces The World Premiere

By   /  June 23, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

OF A GRIPPING VERBATIM PLAY EXPLORING THE MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS IN AMERICA   “UNTOLD” PART OF THE 2017 SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL   San Diego, CA (May  2017) – Untold weaves music, movement, and excerpts from over one hundred interviews to explore the mental health crisis in America, creating an evocative meditation on hope and resiliency. This world […]

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Rattlesnake Avoidance Training for Dogs

By   /  June 20, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Did you know your dog can be trained to recognize rattlesnakes by sight, sound or scent AND to avoid them? This can possibly help YOU avoid an unfortunate surprise encounter as well. Uniquely we offer alternatives such as vibrating collars, spray canned air collars and static e-collars. Our professional herpetologist and staff offer what many […]

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Twisting In The Wind – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  June 17, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  11 Comments

Full Circle of Retribution  Thomas Calabrese… Allison Christiansen’s name was a contradiction in itself for there was absolutely nothing Christian-like about this young girl’s upbringing or behavior. She was completely void of morals or anything resembling a conscience. Her father Jason was a ruthless collector of unpaid gambling debts and her mother Maureen descended from a […]

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GenMark Receives Multiple FDA Clearances

By   /  June 15, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

GenMark Diagnostics Raises $90MM to fund commercialization efforts. This week, Carlsbad-based GenMark Diagnostics released very exciting news on FDA clearance of our ePlex molecular diagnostics system and the Respiratory Pathogen Panel, followed by news of $90MM in funding from a public offering of common stock and a drawdown of funds from our existing debt facility. […]

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Hank’s Justice He Walks The Blue Line – Thomas Calabrese

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

  He Walks The Blue Line Thomas Calabrese … It was late afternoon in Oceanside, California and twenty women were doing a yoga demonstration under a clear blue sky on the beach next to the pier as a large banner flew next to them; Peace and Tranquility through Yoga. They were going through a series of […]

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VITAL AGING CONFERENCE 2017

By   /  June 7, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Nadine Kaina …. This must be my  20th (at least)  (HHSA) Health and Human Services County of San Diego and (AIS) Aging & Independence Services free conference I have attended. It is never too late to learn new ways to improve your health. Beginning in San Diego at various locations, then branching out to North County, San […]

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Hope Bereavement Center Workshops

By   /  June 5, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

POETRY THERAPY GROUP  Finding A Poem Within: Writing for healing during times of loss 6 week program that will provide a comfortable space and time to take journeys into yourself by playing with the art of reflective and poetic writing. FACILITATORS: Alan Javurek Ph.D. & Poet/Artist, Doris Keats Mondays, June 5 thru July 17 10:30 am […]

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The Underground Dynasty – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  June 3, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  7 Comments

I Can Dig It Thomas Calabrese ….  Mohawk Indians have an impressive history of being fearless and adept iron workers. Seven generations of this special breed of men have climbed halfway to the heavens on two foot wide steel girders with a steady gait and unwavering balance to create monuments of architecture. Their contributions to […]

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Did You Know II

By   /  May 31, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Vista is home to two city-owned theaters: the recently updated Moonlight Amphitheatre and the Avo Playhouse. The Moonlight is an open-air theater that specializes in musical productions, performing several Broadway caliber, musical productions during the course of the summer. A winter season concert venue called ClubM hosts shows where the performance and audience areas are […]

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Non-profit Organization: Love Your Feral Felines”

By   /  May 29, 2017  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

One woman’s birthday wish to do something for the greater good, has now turned into a mission to save the feral cats in San Diego County. In 2011, Christine Hubbard wanted to do something different for her birthday. She didn’t want a party, didn’t want fancy gifts, she wanted to honor her birthday with doing […]

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