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The secret life of Olof

Look for La Jolla resident Inga’s lighthearted looks at life in La Jolla Light. Reach her at inga47@san.rr.com

I’ve known my husband Olof for a long time, so it was somewhat of a surprise to learn that he was masquerading as someone named Giselle who does outcall services. Fortunately, he’s recently retired as I do think this could have impacted, and not in a positive way, his security clearance.

Things I’ve heard through the grapevine

Catharine L. Kaufman

Plump, juicy grapes in rich royal jewel tones have invaded supermarket aisles and farmers market stands, piled high in luscious mounds. When you pop a cold one in your mouth, the sweet juices burst into thirst-quenching ambrosia.

Campaigning against robocalls

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Every election, I conclude that robocalls are God’s way of punishing people who still have land lines.

San Diego cooks conjure concoctions for Literacy Council event

Catharine L. Kaufman

Fine foodies mingled with devoted bibliophiles May 14 at NTC Promenade’s McMillin Center to celebrate the San Diego Council on Literacy’s fifth annual “Eat. Drink. Read.” event, amping up awareness of the shocking illiteracy figures in our community. It was a perfect marriage since books nourish the mind, spirit and soul, and food fuels the body and mind.

Don’t be shellfish, share your scallops

Catharine L. Kaufman

June celebrates the rich bounty of oceanic offerings with a designated National Seafood Month. The king of the mollusk family, the mighty scallop dates back to biblical times. It is a symbol of fertility and pilgrimage with its gorgeous symmetrical shell incorporated into classical art (Botticelli’s Birth of Venus), Greek mythology, ancient religious ceremonies and architecture.

Hail Caesar! But hold the fish sauce

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As a single working mom, I couldn’t spend much time at my kids’ schools during the day, which is probably how I got suckered into organizing an authentic Roman feast for my son’s classically-ennuied seventh-grade Latin class. An end-of-the-school-year celebration, it was an evening event so I really had no excuse.

Migraine Mitigation: Kick the enemy to the trenches

Catharine L. Kaufman

Spring blusters up quirky climate conditions, pressure changes, and fills the air with pollen and other allergens, creating the perfect storm for headaches of all varieties. Mine are debilitating migraines with a typical assortment of neurological symptoms. For fellow migraine sufferers (27 million in this country alone), here are ways to combat the sneaky foe on two fronts — by avoiding triggers and amping up foods to fend them off.

Frontline Cancer: Caring collaboration

Dr. Scott Lippman

Many people in our community grieved the loss of San Diego Hospice, which ceased operations in February. It was a large and vital center for the treatment and care of terminally ill patients. But San Diego Hospice served other critical needs as well. It hosted, for example, the largest training program in the country for the extraordinary men and women who seek to become palliative medicine clinicians, doctors specialized in relieving and preventing the suffering of patients.

Proof of Life

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I’ve written before about my neighbor Bob’s cat, Tiger. Or actually, former cat Tiger. This wonderful kitty passed away last summer despite heroic treatments to save him. Bob was devastated. But a new and happy feline chapter has begun.

Relish the thought: Celebrate Burger Month

Catharine L. Kaufman

The beloved burger, a culinary national treasure is honored in the month of May with a designated holiday that bears its name. Creative liberal-minded chefs have converted the classic burger into an equal opportunity food allowing a wide range of gustatory groups to earn their grill marks. Here’s a primer to help you celebrate National Burger Month whether you’re a die-hard carnivore, pescavore, pollitarian or vegetarian.

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    After attending the inaugural La Colonia de Eden Gardens Youth Leadership Camp last year, Edgar Vergara was inspired to make positive change in Solana Beach’s Eden Gardens community. Along with other local teens, the 15-year-old co-founded the youth group La Colonia Changers and recently hosted a town hall forum on underage drinking. Passionate about making […]
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    The Del Mar Union School District Board July 23 approved the new contract for Superintendent Holly McClurg through June 30, 2018. Per the contract, McClurg’s annual salary will be $185,000 with an annual doctoral stipend of $10,000. She will receive a car allowance of $400 a month, 25 vacation days, health benefits and a retirement contribution of $700 a mon […]
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