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...

Herbie and Abbie- A Fine Match

What do actor Herbert Siguenza and the late activist Abbie Hoffman have in common? Having had the honor to meet them both, I can say they are not only warm and charismatic, but they...

Lizet Benrey

An artistic streak runs in Lizet Benrey's family. Her late mother, Shirley Chernitsky, was a painter, and Benrey has followed in her footsteps. However, Benrey takes her creativity one step further. Not only is...

Book about Kurdish Jews and the Aramaic Language

My Father's Paradise About 15 years ago, a student of mine with blue eyes told me he was a Kurdish Jew. I was surprised because most of my Kurdish students at Grossmont College in nearby...

Lions, Tigers and Bears

Wild animals should not be behind cages! That might be your first impression when you see the pictures from Lions, Tigers, and Bears, an animal sanctuary in Alpine, Ca. However, did you know that...

A New Life for Former San Diego Rabbi

Rabbi Tamar Malino is full of hope and optimism. She has started a new life in Spokane, WA after leaving San Diego in 2008. She still has fond memories of her former congregation in...