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UnitedHealthcare Donates Funds For Urban Life Rooftop Garden Project

UnitedHealthcare Donates Funds For Urban Life Rooftop Garden Project

The YMCA of San Diego County received a $50,000 grant from UnitedHealthcare’s “Do Good. Live Well.” employee volunteer initiative during an event earlier this year. The grant funds an UrbanLife Rooftop Garden Program at the Copley-Price Family YMCA that will encourage youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Kevin Kandalaft, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of […]

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Jimbo’s Supports Jewish Family Services Hand Up Food Pantry

Jimbo’s Supports Jewish Family Services Hand Up Food Pantry

On Tuesday, May 5, 2020 Jimbo’s made a donation to Jewish Family Services Hand Up Food Pantry in the amount of  $8,542.80. Following the passing of Proposition 67 in 2016, Jimbo’s is required by California State law to impose a charge of 10 cents on each paper bag they provide to customers. As a result of […]

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Ronin Factory Makes $100,000+ Donation to Meals on Wheels San Diego County

Ronin Factory Makes $100,000+ Donation to Meals on Wheels San Diego County

San Diego based apparel company Ronin Factory gave a large donation to Meals on Wheels San Diego County. The money was collected from proceeds from every single order they received in the final two weeks of their normal monthly truck giveaway, as well as direct donations by their customers. What started out with a goal […]

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Bell Middle School Celebrates Ball Field for Children with Disabilities

Bell Middle School Celebrates Ball Field for Children with Disabilities

This past March, the opening day of games for the Miracle League of San Diego kicked off the event by announcing a unique ball field recently built at Bell Middle School. Made of rubberized material, the new playfield is a safe and accessible surface ideal for students with special needs.  “All students [and children] are worthy […]

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Lifestyle

Westerlay Orchids Reaches Half Way Mark on “100,000 Orchid Challenge”

Westerlay Orchids Reaches Half Way Mark on “100,000 Orchid Challenge”

For the past several weeks Westerlay Orchids, a third generation, family owned business, has shown their appreciation and support for community members on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic by sending thousands of boxes of orchids.  The company has shipped 49,000 orchids thus far and is well on their way to accomplishing their “100,000 […]

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Social Isolation: Spotting the Signs and Opening Minds of Your Senior Loved Ones

Social Isolation: Spotting the Signs and Opening Minds of Your Senior Loved Ones

By Simona Valanciute, San Diego Oasis If you’re the caretaker of a parent or other elderly relative, it can be challenging to convince your loved one to try something new. However, what you may perceive as stubbornness could be a sign they are experiencing social isolation, which poses serious risks to their health and wellbeing. Social distancing, […]

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WHAT NOW?

WHAT NOW?

What To Do…When You Have Nothing To Do Look Around. It’s entirely possible that you have kept your favorite teen T-shirts out of …um, history. Devotion. Memories.  Love.  But, forget about it. I’ve already tested this.  Your unappreciative kids may already be plotting, knowing that, unlike us, keeping them won’t provide any enjoyment, use, or […]

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Looking on the Bright Side

Looking on the Bright Side

Because of COVID-19, the Mission Hills Garden Club will not be meeting until further notice.  I shall continue writing about whatever strikes my fancy or seems reasonable, as always. Today I want to talk about opportunities self-quarantine is giving us.  We have heard about what to do to slow the course of the corona virus.  […]

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Entertainment

The San Diego Museum of Art Offers a Virtual Learning Experience

The San Diego Museum of Art Offers a Virtual Learning Experience

The San Diego Museum of Art is providing a variety of ways to continue its mission to inspire, educate and cultivate curiosity through online channels, including its mobile app, YouTube channel, social media and a brand new podcast series. Here are some suggestions for how readers can still access art and programming from home: Masterpiece Minute Podcast – […]

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“Live From The Lizard Lounge”

“Live From The Lizard Lounge”

Diversionary presents their on-line, streaming, cabaret production of “Live From The Lizard Louge” at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 9, starring Kirsten “Kiki” deLohr Helland and Justin Huertas of the original cast of Diversionary’s popular “Lizard Boy,” (winner: Craig Noel Award for Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical). From the ashes of Mount St. Helens emerged a monster with […]

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Life Offers Lots of Opportunities Beyond Our Wildest Dreams

Life Offers Lots of Opportunities Beyond Our Wildest Dreams

Having been in the San Diego fashion industry for many years has provided me a great career and life journey. I used to produce and style shows in my teens. Then in my twenties the shows I produced always had a mix of adults and kids as models. It was a pleasure to work with […]

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The Old Globe

The Old Globe

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of “Little Women” by Kate Hamill. This brand-new version of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel about Jo March and her three unforgettably distinct sisters is presented in association with Dallas Theater Center and is directed by Sarah Rasmussen (artistic director of Jungle Theater, which originally commissioned the play). “Little Women” will run Saturday, March 14 through Sunday, April 19, 2020 on the Donald and […]

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Animal News

Motherless Koala Joey Receiving Round-the-Clock Care at the San Diego Zoo

Motherless Koala Joey Receiving Round-the-Clock Care at the San Diego Zoo

An eight-month-old koala joey being cared for round the clock by San Diego Zoo wildlife care specialists is thriving. The male koala joey, named Omeo (pronounced Ooh-me-ooh), lost his mother due to cancer in mid-December, when he was about five-and-a-half months old and was still in her pouch. To save the joey’s life, Zoo veterinarians […]

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My Cats and the Escape Artist

My Cats and the Escape Artist

We have two cats, Lord Harry S. Plushbottom, an 18-pound ragdoll who goes by “Harry,” and a nine pound black cat, Cayman Last, known as Cayman.  (My daughter’s last name is Last and should Cayman outlive us, he will become a member of the Last family.)  Harry is gentle, slow moving, and is content with […]

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New Burro Arrives Just In Time for Bowling for Burros

New Burro Arrives Just In Time for Bowling for Burros

Horses of Tir Na Nog welcomes Harlie, a new burro to the ranch, just in time for their annual Bowling for Burros fundraiser. Her two friends, Corey and Carolita, two older grey mares, accompanied Harlie. “All three of these equines were part of a County of San Diego Department of Animal Services case involving an […]

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Attracting Backyard Birds with Mike Matherly

Attracting Backyard Birds with Mike Matherly

At its first meeting in 2020, Mission Hills Garden Club was entertained and educated about what we could do to encourage birds to visit our yards.  A long-time member of the Audubon Society, Mike Matherly is well versed about birds.  As he took us through his slide show, he knew what species was singing in […]

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Education

Disciplined Investing in Volatile Markets

The past few weeks have been a wild ride, to be sure. With financial markets selling off and government efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak starting to crimp both economic and personal activity, it’s very reasonable to be concerned about what will happen in the coming months. Frankly, there are about as many theories as […]

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San Diego Unified Honors Teachers of the Year

San Diego Unified Honors Teachers of the Year

Coinciding with Day of the Teacher and National Teacher Appreciation Week, the San Diego Unified School District honored its 2020 Teachers of the Year while celebrating its some 6,000 teachers throughout the first week of May. The announcement of the Teachers of the Year is made in conjunction with the National Day of the Teacher […]

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The Academy of Our Lady of Peace to Host Architects of Change

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace to Host Architects of Change

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace (OLP), the oldest all-girls’ high school in San Diego, will host its 8th Annual Architects of Change (AOC) live speaking engagement. The event, which takes place at 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 3 at OLP, will feature child entrepreneur, Alina Morse. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in […]

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Mission Hills 5k Run/Walk Takes Participants Through Historic Neighborhood

Mission Hills 5k Run/Walk Takes Participants Through Historic Neighborhood

The annual Mission Hills 5k takes place at 8 a.m., Saturday, March 21. Promising fun for the whole family, this run/walk will wind through the scenic, historic neighborhood of Mission Hills, beginning and ending at Grant K-8 (1425 Washington Place). Runners of all ages and fitness levels are encouraged to register at www.missionhills5k.com. All proceeds […]

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Videos

Seven Oak Park Residents Displaced Following Structure Fire

Seven Oak Park Residents Displaced Following Structure Fire

San Diego, CA – A structure fire at an Oak Park residence last night caused smoke damage that forced seven residents to evacuate. The San Diego Fire Department was called to the house in the 5000 block of Elm St. where firefighters found a blaze in the detached garage. The incident was reported around 10:00 […]

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Lazy Acres Brings a New Attitude to Grocery Shopping

Lazy Acres Brings a New Attitude to Grocery Shopping By Patty Ducey-Brooks All of us who live in Mission Hills and the surrounding communities know that we have been eagerly anticipating the opening of Lazy Acres, which just recently opened at 422 West Washington Street.  It’s a refreshing addition to the community for a variety […]

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Coronado Talent Show Will Sell out

Coronado Talent Show Will Sell out

Coronado, CA – Budding entertainers, future stars and dedicated performers will vie to become the first winner of The Coronado Talent Show, a community-focused competition to benefit the Coronado Schools Foundation. The event takes place at Coronado High school on Thursday, March 2, at 7:00 p.m. and features performers who live or work in Coronado. […]

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Coronado Talent Show to Highlight Local Entertainment

Coronado, CA (For Release) – Budding entertainers, future stars and dedicated performers will vie to become the first winner of Coronado’s Got Talent, a community-focused competition to benefit the Coronado Schools Foundation. The event takes place at Coronado High school on Thursday, March 2, at 7:00 p.m., with auditions scheduled on Friday, February 3, from […]

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Other Recent Posts

Supporting One Another

Supporting One Another

| May 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

By J. Daniel Geddis, president, Mission Hills BID and realtor at Team D&B at One Mission Realty My gratitude goes out to our neighborhood of hardworking health care professionals, medical personnel, first responders, and essential services providers who are unselfishly continuing to put themselves at risk taking care of the sick and providing for the healthy. At […]

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Staying in Shape Virtually

| May 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

It has been over a month now since we have been forced to be closed due to CV19. It takes about six solid weeks of effort to develop a sustainable habit. Yet, the loss of said habit is much faster when you end the habit abruptly, given the hand the pandemic dealt to us all. […]

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Mission Hills Couple Strike Racist Restrictive Covenant As Part of Centennial

Mission Hills Couple Strike Racist Restrictive Covenant As Part of Centennial

| May 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

By Kenneth Zak I’ve enjoyed living in four different Mission Hills homes over the past twenty years.  Meandering past so many well-preserved, historic homes is a cherished benefit of our neighborhood.  So, as the centennial of our 1920 craftsman bungalow approached, Kyona and I wanted to celebrate its history and contribute to its preservation.  We […]

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Remembering Michal Andrew Peter “Tuz” Tuzinkiewicz

Remembering Michal Andrew Peter “Tuz” Tuzinkiewicz

| May 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

This past month for all of us has been extremely challenging, with lots of new norms and ways of living and working. However, for those of us with the Presidio Sentinel, it was life changing for an additional reason. Our friend and co-worker, who was also the creative director and graphic designer, Michal Andrew Peter […]

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NAVWAR Pursues Major Transformation of Its Campus Facility

NAVWAR Pursues Major Transformation of Its Campus Facility

| March 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

NAVWAR is a major tenant at Naval Base Point Loma Old Town Campus (NBPL OTC). It is comprised of 70.5 acres (48.7 acres OTC Site 1 and 21.8 acre OTC Site 2). NBPL OTC is approximately 1.5 miles from downtown San Diego and 1/2 mile to San Diego International Airport, and is located in the […]

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Lyft Opens Largest Driver Center to Date in San Diego

Lyft Opens Largest Driver Center to Date in San Diego

| March 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

This past February, Lyft officially opened its 35,000 square-foot Driver Center at 1240 West Morena Boulevard in San Diego. The Bay Park facility, formerly Toys “R” Us,  serves as a one-stop shop for thousands of Lyft drivers, providing them affordable and competitively-priced vehicle repairs, maintenance and other essential services, along with other driver support. This […]

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