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96th birthday celebration draws mixed wine reviews

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  By Donald H. Harrison OCEANSIDE, California – The press release stated that “Excelencia Kosher Brut” is “perfect not only for celebrating important occasions” but is a “most versatile wine for pairing with food.” So we waited for an occasion with an interesting kind of food to test out this sparkling Spanish wine produced from […]

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Suit brought against nursing homes operator

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By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO —A law firm in Long Beach has filed a class action suit against a company that operates 57 nursing homes in California, including five facilities in San Diego County.  The lawsuit incorporated declarations from the state attorney general’s office in another case to contend that by understaffing nursing homes, […]

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Novel combines many genres

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The Tin Horse by Janice Steinberg, Random House © 2013, ISBN 978-0-679-64374-6; 336 pages, $26. By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO—There are two mysteries to be solved in The Tin Horse by Janice Steinberg, who contributes articles on books and dance to San Diego Jewish World. One mystery is the central story of this novel.  […]

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Brad Weinreb for Superior Court Judge

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SAN DIEGO — We endorsed Brad A. Weinreb for Judge in Superior Court Office No. 25 during the primary election and he came in first of three candidates.  Now, as the Nov, 4 runoff election for the open judicial seat nears,  we’re proud to endorse him again in the race in which he is opposed […]

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Novel depicts German family between the wars

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By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — Readers of San Diego Jewish World are familiar with Dorothea Shefer-Vanson through her columns that she sends from the Jerusalem suburb of Mevasseret Zion. They often focus on Israel’s lively music scene.  The reporter also is a fine novelist, her latest work being Time Out of Joint: The […]

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‘Schlepping Through the American West’ launches

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By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – I have been a journalist, believe it or not, for over a half century, having received my start as a cub reporter in 1962 on the UCLA Daily Bruin, working for the Associated Press for five years after graduation, and then serving for another eight years as the […]

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School Sup’t Marten tells anti- bullying plans

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By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — Returning to Congregation Beth Israel, at which she had her first teaching job at its now defunct Jewish day school, San Diego City School Superintendent Cindy Marten on Thursday evening, Sept.18, offered a step-by-step program for instilling student self-discipline. She coupled that with a promise that her administration […]

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Aiding the media, Israeli style

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  By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – When Western journalists walk into the American Colony Hotel in East Jerusalem, as many of them often do, they will almost immediately be approached by several Palestinians guides anxious to help them develop their stories, says Aryeh Green, director of Israel’s MediaCentral. Do the journalists need a […]

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Topping off a perfect Shabbat meal

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By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO—Frieda and Dr. Israel Barken had family, machatunim (relatives of in-laws) and friends over for Shabbat dinner, and Frieda, who loves to cook, felt perhaps she had shorted the guests, having prepared only 17 different dishes instead of what is for her the more typical 25. As we ate our […]

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Book tells of 10-year-old who eluded the Nazis

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Running From Giants: The Holocaust Through the Eyes of a Child by Margareta Ackerman, Ph.D. Illustrations by Vivien Mildenberger. © 2013, ISBN: 9781492330967, 81 pages. By Donald H. Harrison   SAN DIEGO—This book retells the stories of author Ackerman’s grandfather Srulik, who against all odds survived the Holocaust as a child after running away in […]

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The real classical music versus television themes

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    By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO—I know you are supposed to be intently listening during a performance of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, but a Summer Pops presentation on Thursday evening, Aug. 28, got me to thinking about how, for better or for worse, the minds of children can be imprinted forever. When […]

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The moral taught by the movie ‘Noah’

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By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO—I don’t know if it is more environmentally sensitive to go to a movie house or to watch the same film at home on a DVD. I suppose it would depend on the driving distance required for each option divided by the number of people in your party intending to […]

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A celebration of mind at Legoland California Resort

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David and Sara Harrison admire giant head of Einstein at Legoland California Resort.  An homage to Auguste Rodin’s “Thinker” reinforces the Lego Company’s celebration of the mind By Donald H. Harrison CARLSBAD, California – The Legoland California Resort here may be among the few places in the world where you can meet, after a fashion, […]

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Caves, caverns appeal to story tellers

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-Last of a 23-part series- By Donald H. Harrison LAKEHEAD, California – Melelani Correa, a high school senior working at Lake Shasta Caverns, and her fellow guides like to fantasize about the shapes made by mineral-laden water dripping onto cave walls. Somewhat food-focused, she sees the shape of chili peppers here, strips of bacon there, […]

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