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Countdown to 30: All systems are now GO

When I was 19, I one of my biggest “dreams” was to skip over age 20 so I could reach the seemingly magical age of 21. Time seemed to pass at turtle-like speed as I awaited that “milestone” (now I can’t seem to slow down the hands of time).

Even landscaping can benefit from a “green” makeover

With summer just around the corner, a growing number of San Diego homeowners are taking water conservation seriously and with good reason: Water is getting more expensive. Many are consulting landscape architects to find ways to save money on their water bills.

Mothers and their strong, spineless lessons

I got the call a few days ago. I softened my voice with compassion while the sound of her tears traversed the airways. More than 1,800 miles away, she couldn’t tell me in person that her mom has ovarian cancer, again.

The hero I never met

When it comes to women pioneers in the media arts industry, I can think of no Asian-American woman more influential than legendary Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and educator Loni Ding.

A tribute to Midge Costanza and her ways

With Midge’s passing we also lost a good friend to many communities — the women’s community, the Italian-American community, the civil rights community and the animal-lovers community. Midge embraced a lot of different San Diego neighborhoods and causes. She was open-minded and open-hearted.