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Let Inga Tell You

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  • Let Inga Tell You: Dishwasher wars revisited

    Let Inga Tell You: Dishwasher wars revisited

    LET INGA TELL YOU: A while back, I wrote about how Olof and I were engaged in dishwasher wars now that he had taken over this chore in retirement. Three-plus years later, after considerable discussion and negotiation, I would like to report that …nothing has changed. As I noted when I first wrote...

Kitchen Shrink

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  • Kitchen Shrink: Let's get cagey; The truth about eggs

    Kitchen Shrink: Let's get cagey; The truth about eggs

    KITCHEN SHRINK: My grandma would often tell me how much she enjoyed farm-fresh eggs delivered weekly to her home by the friendly egg-man, who happened to be completely bald, humorously reflecting his trade. He gingerly handed her a confetti of eggs piled in a wicker basket — some speckled, some...

Frontline Cancer

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  • Frontline Cancer: The season for family, health, hope and new beginnings

    Frontline Cancer: The season for family, health, hope and new beginnings

    FRONTLINE CANCER: This is the season for celebrating family, health, hope and new beginnings. I want to share a story about one family, a doctor and their unified hope for a new beginning. In 2014, Merak Melikian Hatounian was a 20-year-old sophomore attending the University of San Francisco. "He...

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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