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Education Matters

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  • Education Matters: Oversight committees, salaries, and school start times

    One of the factors that school districts and their consultants use to encourage voter support for General Obligation bonds is to emphasize that school districts must create an Independent Citizens Oversight Committee. ICOC members are entrusted to watch how bond money is spent. This is intended...

Kitchen Shrink

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  • Kitchen Shrink: Let's get this party started (Part 2)

    Kitchen Shrink: Let's get this party started (Part 2)

    KITCHEN SHRINK: "At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely." — W. Somerset Maugham Let's continue last week's dialogue with more party themes, along with a treasure trove of food and drink faves to celebrate the holiday season in good style and...

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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