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Blue Garage Gallery Joins the Mission Hills Scenery

Blue Garage Gallery Joins the Mission Hills Scenery

And then came the Pandemic. A year ago Kirby Kendrick’s gallery in Santa Fe and in San Diego closed temporarily, due of course, to the pandemic. She thought, “Where, oh where can I show my paintings now?” That’s when she decided that her garage door in Mission Hills would be perfect. It’s on a on […]

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Seafaring Event with 45-Minute Historic Bay Cruise and Naval History

Seafaring Event with 45-Minute Historic Bay Cruise and Naval History

Maritime Museum of San Diego, remains open weekends only, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Maritime Museum of San Diego’s outdoor experience includes a walking tour of the upper decks of the historic fleet, including the world’s oldest active sailing ship, Star of India, H.M.S Surprise, the revolutionary war navy frigate replica of the H.M.S. Rose, also […]

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Cygnet Theatre

Cygnet Theatre invites patrons to “Dixie’s Happy Hour,” a new comedy show written by Kris Anderson. This hilarious new streaming play will be available to enjoy from Wednesday, April 7 through Sunday, April 18. On the heels of the international smash hit “Dixie’s Tupperware Party,” which has become one of the longest-running off-Broadway tours in history, and the inspiring “Dixie’s: Never […]

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Kids Fashion Week Network So-Cal is Making Progress

Kids Fashion Week Network So-Cal is Making Progress

The Kids Are Back…and they are going to be stronger then ever. The kids around us have been hit hard this past year, and our hearts go out to all the parent’s homeschooling them. They have been subjected to screen learning and very little in person socialization. And though it has impacted all the sports, […]

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Lifestyle

The No Excuse Zone

We’ve all heard of “time zones,” “slow speed zones,” “construction zones,” “no fly zones,” “school zones” and the like. Now let’s introduce ourselves to the “no excuse zone.” As you embark on a new month and a new quarter, you have an important choice to make. Are you going to jump on the train to […]

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50 Years Ago in Mission Hills

I woke up this morning and realized that fifty years ago I was frantically looking for a place to live.  My husband heard an ad on the radio.  A company had just hired a large number of employees who needed to buy homes.  As a lark, he listed our house for sale and were immediately […]

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Putting a Stop to Middle-Age Spread

As you approach the 40 to 50 age groups it can be an exciting time of change, opportunity, prosperity and positive personal growth. Yet, at the same time, life can get complicated and busy as your family grows. You may find less time for you, finding yourself getting more involved in everything. Before you know […]

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How “Old” Did You Say You Are?

How “Old” Did You Say You Are?

Every day in my career, I help individuals set health and wellness goals that will help them as they age not only for the short-term but also for the long-term. Individuals that are transitioning into different stages of life; starting their careers in their 20s, parents raising their kid’s through elementary and high school, to […]

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Entertainment

St. Patrick’s Day is Poppin’ Up at The Irish Julep

St. Patrick’s Day is Poppin’ Up at The Irish Julep

Celebrate your favorite clover-filled holiday with cuisine of the homeland, drinks of Irish delight, the sounds of the rolling hills and loads of jigging at a St. Patrick’s Day-themed restaurant. The Irish Julep hits Middletown, San Diego Friday, March 12 through Wednesday, March 17 featuring a pop-up restaurant, retail and entertainment experience crafted for safety, good times and a […]

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“Open Air” Concert in Sculpture Garden Celebrates the Transformational Power of Nature

“Open Air” Concert in Sculpture Garden Celebrates the Transformational Power of Nature

When planning Art of Elan’s 20/21 Transformations season, Executive/Artistic Director Kate Hatmaker was so inspired by The San Diego Museum of Art’s May S. Marcy Sculpture Garden that she programmed their March concert “Open Air” to be performed outdoors among the art. No one could have predicted this last year’s turn of events and while this concert will still be […]

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Dr. Stephen Wheeler Joins the Board of the San Diego Film Foundation

Dr. Stephen Wheeler Joins the Board of the San Diego Film Foundation

As The San Diego International Film Festival www.sdfilmfest.com prepares for the 20th Anniversary of the Festival this October, Tonya Mantooth, CEO/Artistic Director announced the addition of San Diego Arts Advocate, Dr. Stephen Wheeler to the Board of the Foundation. According to Mantooth, “We are in a time of great transformation with the work we did […]

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San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park Reopened

San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park Reopened

In keeping with the latest guidance set forth from the Governor’s Office, the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park reopened to the public, ending an almost two-month-long closure that began December 7, 2020. Guests will have the opportunity to once again experience amazing wildlife with their families, stroll among diverse habitats […]

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Animal News

Burrowing Owls Find Home in the Grasslands of Ramona

Burrowing Owls Find Home in the Grasslands of Ramona

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance team members gathered with Ramona residents and representatives of natural resource agencies to welcome some new neighbors to the Ramona grasslands: 24 western burrowing owls. The ground-dwelling raptors, which hatched at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, were reintroduced to a swath of suitable habitat preserved as part of the […]

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Suzy’s Zoo Began Right Here in San Diego

Suzy’s Zoo Began Right Here in San Diego

As a little girl, Suzy Spafford discovered new worlds and joyful ventures right at the end of her watercolor brush and pastel markers.  At five-years of age she would spend hours merging shapes and colors and creating happy images.  The summer after high school graduation, one of her favorite places became the huge art mart […]

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Creating a More Compassionate World for Community Cats

Creating a More Compassionate World for Community Cats

By Gary Weitzman, DVM, president and CEO, San Diego Humane Society In a report published in the San Diego Union Tribune on December 20, 2020 titled “San Diego Humane Society urged to stop releasing adoptable cats back onto streets,” reporter Morgan Cook noted that some animal advocates disagree about the best care for community cats. The […]

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Houdini the Husky Performs His Best Trick

Houdini the Husky Performs His Best Trick

By Yvette Urrea Moe Houdini the Husky has performed his best trick yet with the help of a professional magician. The dog who needed a home after being adopted and returned seven times has vanished from the San Diego County Animal Shelter and is now in the loving and capable hands of his new best friend, […]

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Education

Horticultural History: Kate Sessions’ Lost and Found Gardens of Balboa Park

Horticultural History: Kate Sessions’ Lost and Found Gardens of Balboa Park

This winter Nancy Carol Carter, club historian, spoke about three of Kate Sessions’ Gardens while giving us a healthy dose of Balboa Park’s history. The three gardens Kate authored for the Park are the Aloe and Agave Garden, the Cactus Garden and the San Jose Hester Palm Garden (or “grove,” Nancy says, “is more accurate.”) […]

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Inflation – Here to Stay?

The single greatest question facing investors at the moment is what will happen to inflation. This was highlighted with the grounding of a large freighter which recently blocked the Suez Canal, cutting off shipping between Asia, Europe and the U.S. East coast. Inflation affects interest rates and interest rates affect just about everything else. So […]

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Academy of Our Lady of Peace Student Named Virtual Poetry Out Loud

Academy of Our Lady of Peace Student Named Virtual Poetry Out Loud

Kate Linggi, a senior at Academy of Our Lady of Peace in San Diego, took first place in the 2021 countywide Virtual Poetry Out Loud competition on February 10. Linggi will represent San Diego at the upcoming virtual state finals. Sarah Datta of Canyon Crest Academy placed Second at the event. Write Out Loud – […]

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Grammy Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter Kenny Loggins Donates Custom Theme Song to San Diego Zoo Kids Channel

Grammy Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter Kenny Loggins Donates Custom Theme Song to San Diego Zoo Kids Channel

Kenny Loggins, one of pop music’s greatest hit makers, offered a special treat to young patients and their families at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego — along with viewers from around the globe — when he presented “The Great Adventure,” a custom theme song recorded by Loggins for the San Diego Zoo Kids Channel, this […]

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Videos

Networking in Covid-19 w/ Steven David Elliot – DavidKamatoy.com Show 2020.10 #PresidioSentinel

Networking in Covid-19 w/ Steven David Elliot – DavidKamatoy.com Show 2020.10 #PresidioSentinel

Multi-creative entrepreneur and television host and producer David Kamatoy has released his latest video from The DavidKamatoy.com Show on networking in the era of Covid 19 with author and entrepreneur Steven David Elliot. In the segment, “Networking in Covid-19 with Steven David Elliot,” the two discuss the creation of Elliot’s networking program, Rockstar Connect, and […]

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How to Google Yourself Properly – KZTC7 DavidKamatoy.com Show

How to Google Yourself Properly – KZTC7 DavidKamatoy.com Show

(San Diego, CA) David Kamatoy, multi-creative entrepreneur and television producer has released his latest video, “How to Google Yourself Properly.” In this video, a segment from the new DavidKamatoy.com Show, he provides tips and suggestions to make searching for your own name on the internet powerful and effective. “People Google, or search, themselves on the […]

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Soul Swapmeet Brings Black Entrepreneurs Together to Showcase Talents

Soul Swapmeet Brings Black Entrepreneurs Together to Showcase Talents

San Diego Soul SwapmeetSaturday November 21, 2020 10a.m.-3p.m. Encore Event Center8253 Ronson RoadSan Diego, CA 92111 Nearly four-dozen Black entrepreneurs gathered to share their goods and services at the Soul Swapmeet held on Saturday, September 19, at the Encore Events Center in Kearny Mesa. The businesses and organizations on hand ran the gamut from art […]

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Little Italy Al Fresco draws thousands to downtown San Diego

Little Italy Al Fresco draws thousands to downtown San Diego

(San Diego, CA) After seemingly innumerable weeks of staying at home to flatten the curve of the Covid-19 pandemic, hundreds of San Diego residents flocked downtown to enjoy the first ever Little Italy Al Fresco event on Saturday, June 13.

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How to attend SDCC 2020 #ComicConatHome

How to attend SDCC 2020 #ComicConatHome

| July 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Full daily schedules can be accessed through the Comic-Con@Home webpage at www.comic-con.org/cci/2020/athome.

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Oh, How I Love April!

Oh, How I Love April!

| April 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

by Dixie Hall, Mission Hills BID president and DixiePops owner Nothing says springtime in Mission Hills more than a walk in the neighborhood. The flowers are in bloom, fragrant and filled with color.  The foliage is at its peak.  With the arrival of spring we are filled with hope and optimism.  Over the last couple […]

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A Love Story That Continues

A Love Story That Continues

| April 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

For most of us, the energy that Frank and Madeleine Pavel exude in one day would serve us well for many weeks. Both are native San Diegans who share the same curiosity and, eagerness to bring about needed changes in our city and county.  At the same time, they offer a friendly approach to their […]

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Inspiration Heights Historic District Progresses

Inspiration Heights Historic District Progresses

| April 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

Last year Mission Hills Heritage began an ambitious project to nominate Inspiration Heights—one of the earliest subdivisions in Mission Hills—as an historic district for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Historic district status will highlight the history of Inspiration Heights and its importance to Mission Hills and San Diego, and help protect the […]

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Attorney and Mediator Returns to Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire As Partner

Attorney and Mediator Returns to Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire As Partner

| April 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

After 20 years as one of San Diego’s most successful trial lawyers and mediator at the head of his private law firm, attorney Christian Hulburt has returned to the firm where he began his legal career, Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire. Hulburt, a two-time outstanding Trial Lawyer award winner and San Diego Magazine Top Lawyer since 2013, will specialize in serious and […]

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Questions and Answers about Covid-19 Vaccines

Questions and Answers about Covid-19 Vaccines

| March 6, 2021 | 0 Comments

By Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath Many Americans have questions about Covid-19 vaccines – and rightfully so. There’s lots of information out there, and researchers are learning new details about the virus daily. But the science is very clear: Getting communities vaccinated is a crucial step to returning to “normal” life. Here are some answers to frequently […]

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Ronald McDonald House Charities® of San Diego Celebrates Opening of New Vertex Foundation Guest Services Office and Family Welcome Center

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of San Diego Celebrates Opening of New Vertex Foundation Guest Services Office and Family Welcome Center

| March 6, 2021 | 0 Comments

To support families with a hospitalized child, the Vertex Foundation funded a new Guest Services Office and Family Welcome Center at Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego as well as additional support for the organization’s meals and overnight stays. The newly named Vertex Foundation Guest Services Office provides a private and comfortable space to meet […]

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