Saving the Cheetahs

RAMONA, California – Dr. Laurie Marker, a wildlife researcher who is considered one of the world's top experts on cheetahs, recently visited the home of Roy and Robin Toft as part of her fall...

Gil and Nancy Riegler-Animal Whisperers in Ramona

Being an animal whisperer is not magic. It is a combination of common sense and tapping into an energy or even spiritual connection that a lucky few have with animals. Gil and Nancy Riegler,...

Saturdays at the Ranch: A Day to Rejuvenate your Spirit

Many of us lead hectic, stressful lives, so it is always healthy to find ways to unwind. Spending a week at a spa is one good way to relax and recharge, but not everyone...

Shakespeare with a Chicano Twist»

Shakespeare meets Hispanic/Chicano/Mexican stereotypes meet Mad Max’s Thunderdome for a fun and lively night of outdoor theater. Lively is the key here. There was never a dull moment in the new production of El...

Michael and Paula Mantell: Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle

How can one have a healthier and more meaningful lifestyle? The psychologist Dr. Michael Mantell likes to use acronyms when conveying his healing messages as he believes they are a helpful way for people...

Gary Weitzman- Book Review

Gary Weitzman, the president of the San Diego Humane Society and co host of the Animal House has co-authored a delightful new book with Aline Alexander Newman. It is called, "How to Speak Dog". The...

Dr. Gary Weitzman- A Humane Fellow

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines Humane as “being marked by compassion, sympathy, or consideration for humans or animals”. This is a good description of Dr. Gary Weitzman, president and CEO of the San Diego Humane...

Friends of Humane Society of Tijuana

Animals don’t have nationalities. They will love you no matter who you are and where you come from. Unfortunately, humans’ treatment of animals varies greatly, depending on the country and culture. There are many...

Vivian Blackstone – A Remarkable Life

On July 24th, 2013, my good friend Vivian Blackstone celebrated her 85th birthday. A woman in excellent health, she is someone who has lived an unconventional life. Vivian attributes her longevity to good genes,...

Abraham Romanowsky, a Mexican Jewish Immigrant Success Story

Why would a successful dentist leave a thriving practice in Mexico to start over in San Diego? Dr. Abraham Romanowsky did just that. Never one to back down from a challenge, he has sought...