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Travel Tips of the Week 12-15-08

Vantage Cruises

By Jean Strauber Vantage River Cruises is offering a savings of $4,000 per couple on an Ancient Civilizations of the Red Sea: Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia if you book by December 19, 2008 for January 27 and February 23, 2009 departures. Only 5 cabins left for a land and cruise tour that follows the […]

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Harbinger of Doom

Harbinger of Doom

“Harbinger Of Doom” Meaning — A sign, warning of bad things to come. We now use ‘harbinger’ in a metaphorical sense, meaning ‘forerunner; announcer’. With that meaning, almost anything can be harbingered (the word has been used as a verb as well as a noun since the 17th century, although that usage is now rare). […]

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Don’t Have a Cow This Holiday Season, Buy One

Buy a Cow

Oh, the holidays. You could prepare to wait in lengthy store lines in crowded malls to buy the same old gifts that will more than likely be returned, or you could just buy a cow. That’s right, Heifer International offers alternative gift ideas that can help end world hunger by instituting self-sustainable communities where households […]

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From The Sidelines 12-15-08

By Irving Leemon, Contributing Columnist City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo appears to have evolved into one of those self-serving lawyers who run for political office to achieve the power and financial gains that the offices can generate. He seems to have forgotten that he was elected to represent the City, the City Council, and it’s employees, […]

December 15th, 2008 | Posted in Opinions and Editorial | Read More »

LAFD Christmas Safety Tips

Christmas Tree Safety

The men and women of the Los Angeles Fire Department would like to reiterate and stress that the holiday season is also a time of increased risk, that involve hazards in the home. Added this season is the threat of potential mudslides in the recently burned areas of the Sayre Brush fire. During these challenging […]

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Man Driving Bentley Shot on the 101 Freeway

Man Killed in Bentley

Los Angeles detectives are asking the public’s help in providing any information related to a shooting of a 25-year-old man who was driving on the 101 Freeway this morning, December 12, 2008. The man, who is from Los Angeles, is in critical condition and not expected to survive. “We have not seen a freeway shooting […]

December 15th, 2008 | Posted in Police News | Read More »

Disability: An Overlooked Threat to Retirement

Retirement and Disability

Tough economic times are threatening the financial security of more workers, including their dreams of a secure retirement. The Council for Disability Awareness (CDA) paper “Worker Disability: A Growing Risk to Retirement Security” addresses people’s widespread unawareness about the growing incidence of disability and the financial risks an unexpected accident or illness can have on […]

December 15th, 2008 | Posted in Health & Lifestyle | Read More »

Arachnophobia And Other Fears


By Edward Mills We had a little excitement this morning at home. My wife came out of the bathroom and said, quite calmly, “Ed, there’s a big black spider in the bathtub.” Since I was watching my daughter, Ella, at the time, I carried her in there to investigate. I was a bit surprised that […]

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Travel Tips of the Week 12-15-08

Caravan Tours The Grand Canyon

By Jean Strauber, Travel Editor Caravan Tours has recently published their 2009 brochure. They are offering several tours that range from $995 to $1195 (per person/double occupancy) including Mount Rushmore and Yellowstone Costa Rica Natural Paradise, Mexico’s Copper Canyon, Mexico’s Ancient and Colonial Cities, Guatelmala with Tikal and Copy. One of the Caravan tours, The […]

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A Brief History of Hanukkah

Hanukkah Candles

(Hebrew: הכונח , alt. Chanukah), also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd century BCE. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew […]

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