Don Helverson is a teacher in the Technology Academy atand he writes the appearing on Studio City Patch every Tuesday. He says:
"I'm fleeing the area for a little breath of salty air and a taste of the coffee shops in San Diego.
"I wish everyone a pleasant experience, but it was a great excuse to use my vacation."
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