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The Three Don’ts of a Successful Remodel

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By Scott Murfey, Murfey Construction How many of you have spent a lazy afternoon binge-watching episode after episode of HGTV’s  “The Property Brothers” or “Love It or List It”? Watching contractors transform their clients’ homes into their dreams homes is certainly addicting. As a contractor, I know that there’s nothing better than the look on [...]

Building Your Dream Home by the Rules

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By Rick Rutstein The National Association of Home Builders’ remodeling index, which measures current remodeling activity and indicators of future remodeling activity, is at its highest point since 2004. Thanks to the economic recovery, many homeowners are finally able to move forward with those home improvement plans they’ve been putting off. If you are planning [...]

Situational Leadership: There’s No One-Size-Fits All Approach to Management

Management workshops in La Jolla can improve your workforce.

By David Workman, SimplyEffective.co Over the last 20 years, there have been many articles written on the subject of how to best organize, direct and manage employees. In fact, the word “manage” itself has undergone a lot of criticism because it seems to imply overseeing employees without necessarily getting involved in the process. Other approaches [...]

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 [...]

Beyond the Basics: How Your Home Automation System Can Enhance Your Lifestyle

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By Otto Benson, Modern Home Systems It never ceases to amaze me how technological advances enable us to live our lives more conveniently, comfortably, and safely. Today, we can easily control the lighting, temperature, appliances, and security systems of our homes in the palms of our hands—and what’s astounding is that those home automation features [...]

The Psychology of Unexplained Physical Symptoms

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By Stephen M. Pfeiffer, Ph.D. Have you ever visited a doctor with a symptom, such as a headache, abdominal pain or back pain, only to be told that he or she can’t find anything wrong with you? This is actually quite common, and a well known fact in the health care provider community.  A recent [...]

Creative Remodeling Ideas: Untap Your Home’s Full Potential

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By Scott Murfey, Murfey Construction Your home has been good to you. It’s provided you with a place to sleep, eat, and entertain friends. Maybe it’s even given you a place to raise a family. But you have to ask yourself: has my home really given me everything it can? Most likely it hasn’t. Chances [...]

Following San Diego Accident, Teen Drivers Urged to Drive With Adult When Possible

Teens: Drive with a more experienced driver if you can.

By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert http://SeriousAccidents.com If you’re a teen driver, consider driving with a “co-pilot” if possible. It may prevent the next San Diego accident. The advice follows on the heels of the recent accident of a 16-year-old Steele Canyon high school student and his tragic death in an East County [...]

iLipo: The New Age of San Diego Body Contouring is Gentle and Convenient

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By Dr. Maurice Sherman, Del Mar Cosmetic Medical Center For some of us, no matter how much we diet or work out, thanks to good old genetics, we simply can’t lose that double chin or underarm flab. It may make us feel so self-conscious that we wish we could hide our bodies in turtlenecks all [...]

Uptick in San Diego Pileup Accidents Reminds Local Driver Community to Stay Safe, Proactive

Pileup accident lawyer Michael Pines talks about the recent multiple-vehicle collisions in San Diego and how to stay proactive.

By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert In my blog last week, I discussed the recent increase in pileup accidents in San Diego – and across the nation. From the chain-reaction accident in Pennsylvania last month to the more recent pileup accident in Chula Vista, the news has been full of multiple-collision accidents. While [...]

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  • VA System Working with Local Providers to Reduce Wait Times July 28, 2014
    By Joseph Franz Wait times at the VA has been a common headline lately. The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs has come under fire as tens of thousands of veterans nationwide have been waiting three months or more to get their first VA medical appointment. This has caused dozens of investigations and led Veterans Affairs […]
  • Local camp shapes Solana Beach youth into community leaders July 28, 2014
    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 […]
  • Del Mar Union School District approves new contract for superintendent July 28, 2014
    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 […]