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San Diego hosted the nation's third largest Pride Parade on July 19. Photo: Courtesy San Diego LGBT Pride/Instagram

Pride month and marriage: Legally, it’s time to be practical

Pride month and marriage: Legally, it’s time to be practical

SAN DIEGO – July 22, 2014 –The U.S. Supreme Court ruled interracial marriage was legal in 1967. It still took until November 2000 for Alabama to become the final state to formally remove the interracial marriage ban, 33 years after the Supreme Court declared these laws unconstitutional. Today this scenario is playing out all over

John and Sophia Oord

Holocaust survivors understand the true meaning of Independence Day

VIRGINIA, July 21, 2014 — As John and Sophia Oord sat in their kitchen recounting growing up under German Nazi rule, John was factually spot on with his memory of detailed events, as was Sophia. But Sophia took a little urging from her granddaughter Tina, because Sophia would rather “forget all this Dutch and Nazi stuff.”

Jericho Canyon Winery in Calistoga, Napa Valley.
Image: S. Perkovich

A Tour of Calistoga Napa Valley: top six things to do

SONOMA, JULY 19, 2014 – Calistoga, in lovely Napa Valley, California, is breathtaking year-round. Nestled at the base of the Palisades Mountains and Mount Saint Helena, and at the very north end of the Napa Valley, you will find Calistoga. It is a small town treasure in an otherwise vast and often crowded wine country. 1.

Founders Dinner at Stull Residence by Susana Bates

Napa Valley Festival del Sole: A celebration of art and wine

SONOMA, CALIFORNIA, July 18, 2014 – Napa Valley’s Festival del Sole is in full swing, right in the middle of a ten-day celebration of art, music, dance, wellness, cuisine and, of course, wine. Festival del Sole is truly a celebration of life, and the wine country lifestyle meeting the big city arts scene.   Napa