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Parker’s Summer Program Offers Enriching Adventures

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By Kevin Yaley Imagine a summer immersed in learning and discovery: Students preparing fine cuisine with farm fresh ingredients; Others honing their athletic skills under the sponsorship of Nike or learning jazz music skills from recognized local artists. Imagine all this and more. At Francis Parker School, it is our goal to inspire excellence. Students [...]

Jumbo Loans Are Making a Comeback

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By Jason Katz, Vice President of Mortgage Lending for Guaranteed Rate Mortgage Jumbo loans are not only making a comeback; they are coming back in all shapes and sizes. Since the latter part of 2013, jumbo loans have been making headlines because something quite unprecedented happened: jumbo loan interest rates started to drop below conforming [...]

The Affordable Care Act: Easing the Stress of Post-Divorce Health Insurance

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By Nancy Bickford The ending of a marriage is always hard. Of course, there’s the emotional trauma, but then there’s also many practical matters to deal with. Spouses must sort out their finances, their home, custody and visitation of children, and obtaining individual health insurance (just to name a few). The health insurance issue has [...]

Unleashing Excellence through Creativity

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By Kevin Yaley Nurturing our students’ creativity is an important part of the Francis Parker School mission. At Parker, instruction in the arts helps students develop qualities essential for success in college and beyond. By practicing performing and visual arts, our students learn the essential skills of flexible thinking, risk-taking and persistence. That’s why we [...]

The 2014 Real Estate Outlook: Bull Versus Bear

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By Jason Katz, Vice President of Mortgage Lending for Guaranteed Rate Mortgage 2013 was a year of contrasts for the San Diego real estate market. During the first half of the year, an unusually low supply of homes, coupled with low rates, spurred bidding wars and pushed home prices up sharply. The second half of [...]

What We Can Learn from Celebrity Divorces

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By Nancy Bickford, Bickford Law When Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards divorced, Sheen sent Richards an email calling her “a sad, jobless pig who is sad and talentless and sad and jobless and evil and a bad mom…” During Christy Brinkley’s divorce from Peter Cook, she was accused of breaking into Cook’s office, copying his [...]

Empowering Students Through STEAM

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By Kevin Yaley, Francis Parker School One of the major goals in Parker’s recently approved Strategic Plan is to inspire academic excellence through the design and development of a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) Program. This STEAM Program will provide our students with opportunities to apply knowledge and skills acquired in content area [...]

Divorce Settlements: Who Gets Custody of the Pet?

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By Nancy Bickford Certified Family Law Specialist in San Diego http://BickfordLaw.com Two years ago, Shannon Louise Travis bought mini dachshund Joey as a 10-week-old puppy from a pet store and gave him to her then-girlfriend, Tricia Bridget Murray, as a gift. Now, after one year of marriage Travis and Murray are getting a divorce. According [...]

Ford 2013 Escape Recall Information: Consumer Info & Recommended Steps

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By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert Owners of the latest 2013 Ford Escape crossovers are urged to take the next steps to prevent accident and injury following the automaker’s latest recall. According to New York Times, Ford is recalling about 140,000 vehicles in the United States because of a potential fire hazard. The [...]

Healthy Choices Promote Academic Success

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By Kevin Yaley, Francis Parker School Last year, the government unveiled new nutritional standards in support of increased student health and wellness as recent studies reinforce the critical role nutrition plays in promoting better learning in students. The Wellness Impact: Enhancing Academic Success Through Healthy School Environments highlights the critical importance of improved nutrition and physical activity [...]

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