Shortage of Primary Care Doctors Threatens Lives

Posted on August 13th, 2021
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Alarm bells have been sounding for years about the shortage of physicians in the United States.  Based on recent studies, those bells have become sirens. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has long been warning about this quandary, but the most current data suggests a serious tipping point is about to be reached. Within […]

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Music World Loses a Legend

Posted on August 6th, 2021
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Ed Berkeley’s unexpected death last month was a shocker in the performing arts community here and abroad. It was extraordinarily hard-hitting for the two organizations with which Berkeley had longstanding relationships: the Aspen Music Festival and School and The Juilliard School. Berkeley had been Director of the Opera Theater Center of the Festival for 40 […]

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Air Rage, Road Rage, America is Seething

Posted on July 30th, 2021
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Southwest Airlines flies from Sacramento to San Diego 90 times a week.  The one-hour and twenty-minute trip is usually a placid affair; turbulent California weather provides an occasional unpleasant exception. Flight 700 on Sunday May 23 of this year was unexpectedly whipsawed by forces much stronger than rough air. While on board, a Southwest flight […]

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Ageless Disneyland Turns 66 This Summer

Posted on July 23rd, 2021
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“Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional,” is perhaps Walt Disney’s most well-known adage.  It certainly applies to his most celebrated creation, Disneyland.  The park is turning 66 years old this month — it remains a gleaming testament to the wonder of youth just as it did on opening day in Anaheim, California, July […]

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The Collyer Brothers: World Champion Hoarders

Posted on July 16th, 2021
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“Like the rest of the world I knew of the Holt brothers through the newspapers which made them a sensation,” Marcia Davenport wrote. “Scarcely anybody has forgotten how Seymour Holt was found dead in that derelict house crammed from cellar to roof with one hundred seventy tons of hoarded rubbish; and how, after a twenty-two […]

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