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Gone to the Ducks!

Now I've had animals roam my backyard wall for many years but today's entry was a real surprise. We've seen possums, skunks, raccoons and more out there but yesterday a beautiful teal headed mallard flew in.

We watched him walk up and down the wall for quite a while from inside the house.  After…

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Added by Lee Dworshak on March 22, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

House Hunters Renovation on HGTV

San Pedro's own Keller Williams LA Harbor Realtor, Catherine Bennison was recently featured on the popular HGTV series House Hunters Renovation, as she deftly leads a young couple through the purchase and remodel of their first home in the South Shores area of San Pedro, CA.

 

From HGTV.com

 

"In the episode entitled 'A Shabby Kitchen Gets a Part-Modern, Part-Beachy Overhaul,' we find…

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Added by Lee Dworshak on December 6, 2013 at 10:33am — No Comments

Back to the Future - If only...

The 1950's.  Now that was an era.  I think today's America, the new America, was actually born in the '50s.  I was fortunate enough to be born in Burbank, CA on April 4, 1950 and I still remember much of the '50s.

We lived in North Hollywood, CA and grew up just like the kids in the movie "Sandlot" (1993). It was pick-up baseball games, football,…

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Added by Lee Dworshak on December 3, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Christmas: Past, Present & Future

When President Obama was pressed by Barbara Walters in a November 22nd interview about the failed roll-out of Obamacare and his legacy, he responded by saying "the good thing about when you're down is that usually you got nowhere to go but up."

His response begs the question, where do Americans go when they're down? What do we do? How do we…

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Added by Lee Dworshak on December 2, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Affordable Boat Act

AtHomeSense.com Guest Contributor - The U.S. government has just passed a new law called: "The affordable boat act" declaring that every citizen MUST purchase a new boat, by April 2014. The online Affordable Boat Exchange (ABE) website has been set up for all to register for a boat at their convenience. We have hired the most incompetent federal lobbing companies to setup the Affordable…

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Added by Lee Dworshak on November 18, 2013 at 10:43am — No Comments

Veterans Day 2013 on the USS Iowa - Almost...

Saturday November 9, 2013 - San Pedro, CA - Picked up my long time friend Marty in Lomita and headed back to San Pedro about 11:00 AM to check out the Veterans Appreciation Day festivities at the USS Iowa. Marty had never been on the big battleship that was opened to the public back in…

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Added by Lee Dworshak on November 11, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

My Barbershop

After 45 years in business at the same location on 25th St. and Western Ave. in San Pedro, Henry at Harbor Village Barbers wondered where all his business had gone. Down to one chair with a second barber coming in a couple of days a week, the shop's business was in a downward spiral.

This is a traditional manly man's barbershop. There are no stylists to be found…

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Added by Lee Dworshak on July 4, 2013 at 2:00am — No Comments

How the Mower Saved Detroit

Forget complex business plans, a political overhaul or massive infrastructure projects. Maybe what will help save the crumbling city of Detroit is a rotating set of mower blades.

Detroit has been on the decline, financially and population-wise, for many years for lots of reasons, not the least of which is the troubled auto industry. With numerous abandoned homes and vacant lots dotting the city, it might be difficult to really call Detroit a “city” anymore. Urban blight, maybe, but…

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Added by Lee Dworshak on July 3, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

Home Values Likely to Decline When QE3 Ends

Sales of previously occupied homes have hit their second-highest peak of the last three years, reports Reuters. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, certain that the economy is improving, has now proposed bringing the current round of quantitative easing, or QE3, to a close.

Every month since last September, the Fed has purchased $85 billion in mortgage-backed securities…

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Added by Lee Dworshak on June 29, 2013 at 5:48pm — No Comments

The End of the Earth as We Knew It

With the sky literally falling in Russia last week the conspiracy theorists are at it again. The Russians think the meteor was some new weapons system being tested by the Americans and many nuts just think it's the beginning of the end of the earth.

While the Earth may not be dying anytime soon in the physical or…

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Added by Lee Dworshak on February 17, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Christopher Dorner - One Angry Man

Former LAPD officer and Navy reservist Christopher Dorner born June 4, 1979 in New York state has obviously reached his limit. What's telling about the series of attacks in Southern California over the past week that left three people dead is the back story which psychologists say may go all the way to his childhood.

On Sunday Feb. 3, Dorner allegedly shot and killed a…

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Added by Lee Dworshak on February 10, 2013 at 5:40pm — No Comments

Hillary & Barack - A Match Made in.... Washington

The CBS 60 Minutes interview Sunday January 27th with Steve Kroft soft-balling Barack Obama and…

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Added by Lee Dworshak on January 28, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Fiscal Cliff

What's the problem? Are we Democrats and Republicans or Americans? Congress needs to get off their collective asses...

The infamous Rodney King in his first interview after his beating by over-zealous LAPD officers said "Can't we all just get along?" While not the…

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Added by Lee Dworshak on November 26, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments

Politics and Politicians - My Turn

I'm not a political person. I don't think like one or act like one. Maybe that's why I have such a hard time understanding the nature of the game. Be it family politics, corporate politics or government politics, I'm still baffled to this day by the need, of some, to lie, cheat, steal and orate their way to a better position in life.

But, I guess that's just human nature.

Where do…

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Added by Lee Dworshak on September 12, 2012 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

Dancing With Derivatives 'Pas De Deux'

The newly coined phrase, from Maureen Dowd of the New York Times comes from the latest two-step by Jamie Dimon, CEO at JPMorgan, where he managed to orchestrate Wall Street's latest big bank debacle.  He'll soon be "…

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Added by Lee Dworshak on May 18, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments

Over the Top

First, I'm not a prude. Growing up in the '50s and '60s I got to see my share of
 Hugh Hefner's 
Playboy…

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Added by Lee Dworshak on May 14, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Winners and Losers - America's Class System

The article below is reprinted from June 2008; nearly four years ago. Remember 2008? There was hope and change in the air, we elected 
Obama. Has anything changed? You bet it has! When I wrote this in 2008 I too had hope, hope for the have-nots. Unfortunately we've gone backwards since our last election. Will we make the same mistake again?
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Added by Lee Dworshak on May 8, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Why Doesn't My Real Estate Web Site Generate Leads For Me?

While we don't have exact figures, it's estimated that 85+% of all real estate
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Added by Lee Dworshak on May 8, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Harbor Nocturne - Joseph Wambaugh

He's baaack........ Joseph Wambaugh hits hard with another gritty cop story from his…

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Added by Lee Dworshak on April 8, 2012 at 2:00am — No Comments

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