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Education Matters

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  • Education Matters: A time for reflection

    For Jews, this is the season for reflection, atonement, forgiveness and renewal. In that spirit, I wish to apologize to anyone I’ve offended through my personal contact or written word. My passion for education issues sometimes overrides my sense of decorum and respect for others, others who also...

Kitchen Shrink

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  • Kitchen Shrink: Don't be a sap this fall, let maple syrup pour!

    Kitchen Shrink: Don't be a sap this fall, let maple syrup pour!

    KITCHEN SHRINK: Growing up in northeastern Canada, maple syrup — the authentic, really good stuff — practically coursed through my veins. We would not only drench pancakes, waffles and French toast in the liquid gold, but drizzle it on savory dishes as well. But even more fun than eating the blissful...

One View

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  • One View: Looking forward with Michael Dukakis

    Michael Dukakis, 83, former governor of Massachusetts and 1988 Democratic candidate for president, spoke recently to the Rancho Santa Fe Democratic Club where I am VP for programs. Congressman Scott Peters was there. Also Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez and new husband Nathan Fletcher, a likely candidate...

Rant with Randi

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  • Rant with Randi: Enough is enough

    Rant with Randi: Enough is enough

    I was trying to figure out what I should write about this week, when it was handed to me recently at a Friday night football game. I heard a woman talking, ranting actually, about coaches and their roles in our kids’ lives. I haven’t written about sports and crazy parents for a while, because sometimes...

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