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Posted on April 20 at 12:32 p.m.
Independent editors, can't you give your newbies a crash course on local place names? First "Mission Valley," then "Anacapa Park." Please.
On Earth Day: Bigger and Better Than Ever
Posted on April 11 at 7:24 a.m.
And that comment is presumably written by a college student. God help us all.
On What's Wrong with Fun?
Posted on March 3 at 7:11 a.m.
I really want to like Jill's Place but have been disappointed. The last two times we ate there, the sirloin I ordered medium rare was overcooked and dry. It took a long time to get the attention of the waitstaff so I could send it back, and a very long time to get a replacement steak that wasn't much better. A frustrating experience and a sad waste of Shalhoob's excellent beef. Now we buy their sirloin at Tri-county Produce and grills it at home -- far better than I've ever had in their restaurant.
On Jill’s Place
Posted on January 24 at 10:54 a.m.
Mourning doves do not eat worms. Seeds are 99% of their diet, with insects eaten only rarely. Does the Pet Psychic have any greater insight into domestic animals' thoughts than into those of wild animals?
On Some Like It Wet
Posted on November 25 at 5:31 p.m.
Silvercloud, we've been through all this before. SBBG is a GARDEN, not a "natural area." Nearly everything growing there was planted on purpose, and the buildings have been inadequate for years. The Garden cannot carry out its research and education missions if the collections, classrooms and Library are moved off-site to various scattrered locations. While there are a few things in the Vital Mission Plan I'm not totally pleased with, it's time to move forward, not keep going around and around in the same circles. Grrr....
On High Noon in the Garden of Controversy
Posted on November 22 at 2:57 p.m.
Right you are, Nitz: "Board member Robinson makes the same disastrous mistake in the article that others are making here in the comments, confusing support for/hostility to Schnieder, Symington and the Board, with support for/hostility to the VMP. Robinson justifies ignoring all criticism of the Board as mere hostility to the Plan." These are two separate issues. Many people DO support the one but not the other.
Posted on November 16 at 6:59 a.m.
ljp, you have another chance to see it this Wednesday at the Museum of Natural History, 7:30 pm, and meet Ernestine and the others who brought this story to reality. DVDs of "Six Generations" will also be for sale at the Museum
On Two Centuries of Chumash
Posted on October 20 at 2:44 p.m.
We've always carried Medaglia de Oro instant; not as good as real coffee, but better than most instants. And yes, coffee is really that important.
On Starbucks Leaves a Bad Taste in a Very Needy Guy
Posted on September 4 at 8:41 p.m.
micaelm, why can't you people grasp the fact that SBBG is NOT a "natural public place." It is a GARDEN, which means nearly everything there was planted on purpose. Also, it's a private nonprofit institution, despite being open to the public. It is not a public park!
On Botanic Garden Plan Steps Closer to Reality
Posted on August 27 at 6:40 a.m.
Private practice docs are not the only ones having trouble making it. At Sansum, primary care physicians are expected to serve something like 3000 patients and they are getting burned out from the heavy case load and the bureaucratic insurance paperwork load that goes with it. Then they leave and hope to make it in private practice, where they can actually get to know their patients. It's discouraging to learn that the success rate is so low.
My employer provides HMO-type insurance that requires me to stay in-network, i.e. Sansum, and every time I find a doctor I like, they leave after a couple of years. Two of these were Anna Hayes and Anne White, mentioned in this article. Now Eric Trautwein, the best doc I've ever had, is also about to leave Sansum for private practice. Most of his clients who can't go out of network will have little choice of new physicians, other than his replacement, since few Sansum docs are accepting new patients.
At least I'm one of the lucky ones who has insurance, but the present medical system controlled by for-profit insurance companies is not meeting our needs.
On Are Primary-Care Doctors Going the Way of the Dodo?
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