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Weekend Getaway to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Weekend Getaway to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

If you’re looking for a quick getaway from the blazing desert heat, then a trip to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido should be on every family’s summer vacation agenda. The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a quick two hour drive from the Palm Springs area. The park is located at 15500 […]

Don’t Get Distracted by the Stock Market

Don’t Get Distracted by the Stock Market

In a world that seems to focus way too much on glitz and glamour, it’s easy for investors to get distracted from the basics. As advisors, we can make the same mistakes. We have earned so much money over the past few years that it’s easy to count our winnings and forget about the fundamentals. […]

Cell phone robberies are on the rise

Cell phone robberies are on the rise

In a 2012 statement to Congress, FCC Chairman Julius Genachoski announced that since 2011 the percentage of Americans with smartphones has doubled, going from about 25 percent of subscribers to more than 50 percent. Along with this increase came alarming statistics regarding cell phone robberies. The FCC found that in Washington DC, New York and […]

Two former Marines trek across the country to benefit Wounded Warriors project

Two former Marines trek across the country to benefit Wounded Warriors project

Two former Marines are walking 2,700 miles across America to bring awareness to the Wounded Warrior Project. Adam Shatarsky, 33,  (on the Left) and Chris Senopole, 23, (on the right) both served together in the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines in the Weapons Company. Senopole did duty in Afghanistan and after returning decided to trek across the […]

Remembering My Father as a Man’s Man

Remembering My Father as a Man’s Man

On this Father’s Day, I recall things about my Dad that only a daughter would remember. He lived an amazing life, an unbelievably rich and full life, a life that’s worthy of a best-selling novel or Academy Award-winning movie. He had so much charisma that men wanted to be him and women, well, they just […]

East Meets West in Palm Springs

East Meets West in Palm Springs

  RANCHO MIRAGE – A historical meeting took place at the Annenburg Estate on Sunnylands when presidents from two superpowers, China and the United States, convened here last weekend to discuss pertinent social, political and trade issues. A gaggle of reporters and photographers gathered on the tarmac outside the Palm Springs International Airport on Friday, […]

Get Pet Insured –Never Worry About Vet Bills Again!

Get Pet Insured –Never Worry About Vet Bills Again!

Regular vet checkups alone do not insure a healthy pet and neither will visiting your doc for a yearly physical guarantee better health. If you gobble fast foods, buy six packs of soda (diet sodas included), believe that exercise is a form of punishment, and think belly fat is cute – your doctor will soon […]

Gun Control: The Path to 60 Votes

Gun Control: The Path to 60 Votes

I watched national TV news this weekend, something I usually avoid because it’s just too full of violence, death, destruction and mayhem. I cringed when the news (repeatedly) reported the tragedy of five women who were burned alive in a limousine on the San Mateo Bridge, a bridge I frequently transited during my seven years […]

When Does A Person Become Old?

When Does A Person Become Old?

The traditional designation for age – 65 years – has no basis in biology. Many people are vigorous and active at 65. Others are sick and inactive at 40. The fact is that 65 years became the basis for being considered old because age 65 was chosen as the age for retirement in Germany, the […]

Important Points to understand about Medicare

Important Points to understand about Medicare

By Janice Gough Many people do not know that Medicare is mandatory after age 65.  The only exception is if you are covered under a large group plan of more than 20 employees.  You must enroll in Part A of Medicare (Hospital, Skilled Nursing, Blood, and Hospice), if you are insured by a Small Group […]