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15 Mar 2017
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Notes From the Road: A Rich History

The Peopling of the La Cienega Area A few weeks ago, Sunrise hosted a presentation of local history by Mike Taylor, Lolly Martin, and Marcos Rosacker who discussed the history of the area from several perspectives.  Mike, Lolly and Marcus are friends who share a passion for the history and traditions of the La Cienega…

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14 Feb 2017
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Cocoa, “Cocobiota,” and Health

February brings Valentine’s Day and along with it, a spike in chocolate sales. February also has been designated Heart Month by the American Heart Association. It turns out there’s a good medical reason to associate chocolates and hearts: cocoa is beneficial to cardiac health. (Cocoa, please note, is the solid portion of the bean that…

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30 Sep 2016
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Notes From the Road: The Old Millstone

Facilities Update After a few challenging delays the Aqua Pavilion is up and running. Guests have begun to enjoy the warm waters and beautiful views provided by this special new addition to the Sunrise experience. What do you do if you find an old millstone on the property, one with interesting carvings on it? If…

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11 Jul 2016
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Notes from the Road: Alfalfa Fields and Arroyos

Sunrise NewsMore feathered friends: In addition to the mom-duck with her teenagers, we have now have a second duck family: a mama with five much-younger ducklings. As stated before, we figure they were hatched at a neighboring pond and have moved to the Sunrise Springs pond for safety and food.Due to some construction and electrical…

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24 Jun 2016
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Notes from the Road: Alonso Rael Property

The swimming pool is open and warming up. Sunrise has new golf carts and the Sunrise staff has been working on putting the new beds on the backs. The replacing of all the patio gates at the casitas is complete as is the repair of the Moonhouse deck. The addition of the shade-sails to the…

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20 Jun 2016
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Doodle Power

Designer Milton Glaser said: “When you draw an object, the mind becomes deeply, intensely attentive. And it’s that act of attention that allows you to really grasp something, to become fully conscious of it.”In recent years abundant research has shown that in our age of ubiquitous gadgetry, drawing pictures by hand and doodling are critical…

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