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Education Matters

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  • Education Matters: SOUL given two years

    After covering education for the past 20 years, I thought nothing would surprise me any more. Then along came the Feb. 6 San Diego County Board of Education meeting. With depressing regularity, education leaders continue to circumvent what’s best for students and create impossible barriers for...

Kitchen Shrink

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  • Kitchen Shrink: February feasts and festivals

    Kitchen Shrink: February feasts and festivals

    KITCHEN SHRINK: It's hard to believe such a short month is so log-jammed with commemorations, celebrations, and annual hooplas from Super Bowl and Chinese New Year to Valentine's Day and Black History Month. (Let's not forget Mardis Gras, which usually falls in February, but missed the cut this...

Ask Mr. Marketing

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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...

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...