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For Your Benefit

Apparently by 1921 cousin Pete was not publishing his column PETE SEZ on a regular basis. His heading said, “Published every now and then for the benefit of those who…

Dorothy’s Place: Reflecting on July 4th

Today is Independence Day. I think we should pay less attention to the fireworks and more to the meaning of our country’s founding and the values it holds dear. Otto…

Bullying, Cyber-bullying

Two weeks ago, our newspaper(s) and website(s) published an account of a few students who are concerned about an aquatics coach who they believe “demeans students, throws tantrums and tosses…

Dorothy’s Place: Gorgeous?

Well I did it again. I had a beauty treatment. It was a heat treatment and it worked. I looked gorgeous. Actually, it was my legs that looked gorgeous. Let…

Calculating the real retirement number

The “million dollar” question many of those preparing for retirement ask themselves is simply stated but not necessarily easy to answer – “how much money do I need to save…

No Rocking Chairs Yet – Local Author Has plans for Life After 50

No Rocking Chairs Yet is the perfect segue to Rina Torri’s longtime career as a feature story writer for numerous magazines and newspapers on the east coast as well as…

A common sense solution for Midday and late-night traffic

It’s happened to anyone who lives in Southern California. A late-night accident or mysterious slowing clogs the rightmost freeway lanes, while the carpool lane sits empty a situation that seems…

Social worker students opinion on the Personal Responsibility Act (Welfare)

Despite the attempts of lawmakers to address the multiple needs of the underserved, people continue to suffer the consequences of policies’ hidden intentions. Such is the case with the Personal…

Dororthy’s Place: Romance and comfort

A soft rain is falling outside. Here in our living room the air is being warmed by the gas logs burning in the fireplace. The cats are settled in their…

The taxpayer relief act – what a relief it is

We’ve skirted the Fiscal Cliff for now. However, I’m confident congress will drag us back there again soon. Thanks to their efforts, our nation now has a permanent personal income…