On Life and Love After 50: As We Age

Being able to write columns on “life” and “love” among the aging community for these past several years has been a gift for Tom Blake, as he’s able to help people who are hurting and suffering. Throughout his tenure as a columnist, he’s seen more stories from readers who have lost their mates. Sometimes, those heartbreaks and losses strike much closer to home, as he explains in his latest column.

Adoptable Pet of the Week: Buster

This week’s featured adoptable pet is Buster, a 3-month-old cutie who finds fun all around him. Buster gets along with other cats and would make a wonderful addition to almost any home.

Historical Happenings: Happy Birthday, Casino San Clemente

In this month’s Historical Happenings, Tom Marshall looks back at the past 85 years of the Casino San Clemente, the city’s historical dance hall in North Beach that hosted such stars as Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney in its heyday. It’s since become an entertainment and wedding venue that will host a special VIP celebration this Saturday.

On Life and Love After 50: How Susie Met Jon

In his latest On Life and Love After 50 column, Tom Blake features the story of how Susie and Jon, a local senior couple, met aboard a cruise ship in 2009. As Jon likes to recall, “Susie picked me up on the love boat.”

Adoptable Pet of the Week: Lex

This week’s featured adoptable pet is Lex, an 11-month-old, good-natured kitty who loves to play. When he’s ready for some downtime, Lex can be a top-notch cuddle buddy.

Adoptable Pet of the Week: Mary

This week’s featured adoptable pet is Mary, a 5-year-old sweetie just looking for her purrfect match. Apart from her silky grey fur, she has a winning personality and is quite friendly and attentive.

On Life and Love After 50: Was It a Senior Moment?

Tom Blake this week reflects on a bit of a senior moment he recently had—forgetting to remove the size-32 sticker off his brand-new shorts before walking around in public. Though embarrassing in the moment, he was reminded that 32 was the number worn by famed Laker Magic Johnson and recalled his friendship with the NBA Hall of Famer.