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Rich And Unknown Thomas Calabrese

By   /  May 9, 2021  /  The Back Page  /  8 Comments

Never About The Money Thomas Calabrese — The odds against winning the Powerball lottery are about one in 292 million, and Mega Millions is even worse, one in about 303 million. The federal government will take 24% right off the bat of winning 5,000 dollars or more. The state taxing authority will likely have its […]

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By   /  May 5, 2021  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Jeff: I want my wife to start going to the gym with me and lift weights not just do cardio while I’m in the weight area. She thinks she will get too bulky but I told her that isn’t true. What should I tell her?? Megan: The benefits of weight training for women are tremendous […]

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The Ultimate Dog Whisperer – Thomas Calabrese Greg Nielse

By   /  May 1, 2021  /  The Back Page  /  13 Comments

Worst of the Best Thomas Calabrese Editor and Contributing Writer Greg Nielsen –United States Marine Forces Special Operations is a component of Special Operations Command. (SOCOM) MARSOC’s core capabilities are direct action, special reconnaissance, foreign defense, counter terrorism and information operations. Sergeant Joseph Smithfield became a Special Operations Capabilities Specialist with MARSOC, three years after […]

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By   /  April 27, 2021  /  Local, The Back Page  /  No Comments

Jeremy: Why is eating white bread considered bad for you? Megan: Ever heard of Wonder Bread? Rumor has it the name came to be because of the mystery ingredients that makes you wonder how the bread can have such a long shelf life. White bread is a simple carbohydrate which means it has more sugar that […]

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The Leisurely Cruise -Thomas Calabrese

By   /  April 24, 2021  /  The Back Page  /  12 Comments

One Hell of a Ride Known as the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta SFOD-D, also commonly referred to as Delta Force, Combat Applications Group, the unit, Army Compartmented Element, or Delta is an elite Army special operations force under the control of Joint Special Operations Command. There is no pathway to go from civilian to Delta Force operator. In order to apply […]

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The Cliché Kid – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  April 17, 2021  /  The Back Page  /  9 Comments

Unassuming Overachievers By Thomas Calabrese Editor and Contributing Writer Greg Nielsen — Fred Rutherford was a journeyman plumber with a keen analytical mind, the kind of man that worked hard, followed orders and felt extremely uncomfortable when he had to be creative or take any initiative. If you wanted something fixed correctly, he was the […]

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By   /  April 13, 2021  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Jenny: I want to reset my body and my digestive system and I have heard that doing a cleanse can help with this. I see so many types and products at the store and online so what works or doesn’t and is it even safe or a good idea? Megan: I would want to know […]

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Bears Ears – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  April 11, 2021  /  The Back Page  /  9 Comments

Wings of the Eagle Thomas Calabrese – Editor and Contributing Writer – -Greg Nielsen The Bears Ears National Monument is located in San Juan County in southeastern Utah. The area within the monument is largely undeveloped and contains a wide array of historic, cultural and natural resources. Four local Native American tribes; the Navajo Nation, Hopi, Utes […]

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By   /  April 6, 2021  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Jane: People say that doing tons and tons of crunches or abs doesn’t mean you are going ot have a 6-pack and it’s a waste of time. Is that true? Megan: Doing abdominal exercises is beneficial but to see the muscles (6-pack) you have to shred and lose the layers covering them. You have your skin, your […]

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His Stroll – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  April 3, 2021  /  Local, The Back Page  /  13 Comments

The Best Television Memories of His Life Thomas Calabrese –he last five years had been rough for Dave Corbett, rough might be an understatement. If he wasn’t so strong, emotionally, physically and mentally, he might have just packed it in. After graduating from Vista High School in 2008, he received an appointment to the United […]

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By   /  March 30, 2021  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Jeremy: Why is eating white bread considered bad for you? Megan: Ever heard of Wonder Bread? Rumor has it the name came to be because of the mystery ingredients that makes you wonder how the bread can have such a long shelf life. White bread is a simple carbohydrate which means it has more sugar that […]

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The Wizard of Awe – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  March 27, 2021  /  The Back Page  /  14 Comments

In Search of Greater Things Thomas Calabrese –Amazing, inspiring, spectacular, astounding, stupendous, wondrous, fabulous, marvelous, miraculous or phenomenal. These are all adjectives that would be appropriate to use when describing Awe. For the human mind to truly comprehend the unique experience of awe, two things must occur. Vastness happens when we see something that exceeds […]

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By   /  March 24, 2021  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Craig: I’ve been trying to eat more vegetables and for me frozen or canned is what I have to do to make it happen. Fresh just doesn’t happen when I’ve got travel and getting to the store every week is hard. So which is better between the two, frozen or canned?? Megan: I’m glad you are trying […]

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The Wokester – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  March 21, 2021  /  The Back Page  /  10 Comments

Social Media Vigilante Colonel Michael Luchesi was in the Marine Corps for 25 years before retiring and taking a position with Homeland Security. He met his wife during the early part of his military career while he was serving with his Special Operations unit and assigned to a multi-national drug interdiction team in Bueno Aires, […]

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By   /  March 17, 2021  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Steven: I can’t seem to not over-eat all the time. Whatever is on my plate or however much is in front of me, I’m always hungry enough to eat it all. How can I control this?  Megan: There’s a fine line between binge eating and just eating too much because you can. Strangely enough, sometimes we feel […]

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I Belong To Yesterday-Thomas Calabrese

By   /  March 13, 2021  /  The Back Page  /  8 Comments

Brite Lites Thomas Calabrese –Editor and Contributing Writer Greg ‘Nails’ Nielsen — The Schilling family lived on the cutting edge of technology. Lawrence Schilling graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in computer science. He worked at Apple Technologies and Hewlett Packard in Silicon Valley before relocating to Carlsbad, California. He accepted […]

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By   /  March 10, 2021  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Kim: I’ve heard that juicing celery is really good for you. What are your thoughts??  Megan: The top three reasons celery juice is good for you is because it can really help with digestion, relieve inflammation which can then help with chronic pain, and improve your skin.It is super low in calories but is loaded with  […]

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Under the Dog Park Moon – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  March 6, 2021  /  The Back Page  /  8 Comments

You Just Never Can Be Sure Thomas Calabrese –The Crest Recreational Park in Oceanside, California was never intended to be an off-leash dog park, but it evolved into one. I actually believe the City only put up the sign that read; All dogs must be kept on leash, as their protection from liability if some […]

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By   /  March 2, 2021  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Phillip: Why do people say carbs are bad for you?  Megan: Too be clear, not all carbs are bad. Your body uses the glucose from carbs for energy production, however, an excess of carbs that are not used for this energy then get stored as fat. The sugar (glucose) in carbs gets broken down into simple […]

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Just Passing Through – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  February 27, 2021  /  The Back Page  /  8 Comments

Two Fast Guns Thomas Calabrese — Rancho Santa Margarita y Las Flores was a 133,440 acre Spanish land grant. In 1841, Governor Juan Alvardo granted 89,742 acres to Pio and Andres Pico. In 1863, Juan Forster, an Englishman who was also a Mexican citizen, married Pio Pico’s sister, Ysidora. He paid off Pio’s and Andres’ […]

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