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Let Inga Tell You

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  • Let Inga Tell You: Who'd be a mother?

    Let Inga Tell You: Who'd be a mother?

    LET INGA TELL YOU: A friend sent this e-mail: "Ethan totally disgraced me in the Easter play at nursery school. He refused to be a raindrop, didn't sing any of the songs or play his musical instrument or participate in it any way — all of which I could easily accept. What mortified me was that...

Kitchen Shrink

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  • Kitchen Shrink: Summer's hot popsicle craze

    Kitchen Shrink: Summer's hot popsicle craze

    KITCHEN SHRINK: The other day I heard a nostalgic melody streaming through my window as an ice cream truck tooled along the streets of my neighborhood. My mouth suddenly watered for an old-fashioned malty, a 50/50 bar, or a rainbow Popsicle. Nothing beats the heat like a fruity, refreshing ice...

Frontline Cancer

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Natural La Jolla

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  • Natural La Jolla: Pocket gophers spend time digging intricate burrows

    Natural La Jolla: Pocket gophers spend time digging intricate burrows

    NATURAL LA JOLLA: Last week, I spotted a little furry creature poking out of its burrow in the middle of a manicured lawn — it was a pocket gopher! Botta's pocket gophers (Thomomys bottae) are native to California and are mainly nocturnal rodents related to beavers, squirrels, chipmunks and rats....

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