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Ingenious and Resilient and Reopening

Ingenious and Resilient and Reopening

By Daniel Geddis, President Mission Hills BID and partner Team D&B at One Mission Realty Baseball season is in full swing and at The Regal Beagle a loyal following knows the drill for tailgating in the India and Chalmers Streets parking lot: “Bring your own chair or tailgate, respect social distancing, and never apologize for […]

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Six Mistakes People Make with Annuities

Ask some financial advisors what they think about annuities, and their first thought is likely to be “Commissions.” They won’t say that, of course, but the reality is that annuity sales generate huge revenues for brokers and insurance agents. So it’s no surprise that they sell a lot of them. But are they good for […]

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Parrot Talk

Parrot Talk

Every so often, or if you live in some parts of San Diego, you will hear loud squawking.  If you look up, you will see a hoard of different kinds of parrots.  To shed light on what they are, why they are here, and what their future might be, Sarah Mansfield of SoCal Parrot spoke […]

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Cabrillo National Monument Celebrates 19th Amendment Centennial with “Forward Into Light”

Cabrillo National Monument Celebrates 19th Amendment Centennial with “Forward Into Light”

San Diego, CA: On August 18, 1920, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment, which Congress had passed just 15 months before, reaching the required three-fourths ratification to become law. Eight days later, on August 26, passage was certified by U.S. Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby. One of the shortest Amendments to […]

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Lifestyle

Super Bloom 2019 Wildflower Tour with Jim Bishop

Super Bloom 2019 Wildflower Tour with Jim Bishop

In June the Mission Hills Garden Club met via Zoom.  Jim Bishop, engineer by education, landscaper by choice, and president of many important garden and horticultural groups, showed his magnificent slides from some of the 25 trips he and his partner Scott Borden took to see the spectacular display of wildflowers in San Diego County […]

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Turning Up the Intensity in Your Summer Fitness Routine

As the heat waves of summer roll through, exercising (especially outdoors) can be quite challenging. When the barometer spikes up, it is a natural tendency to sideline your exercise routine and replace it with more cooling activities like lounging at the pool, shopping at an indoor mall or watching movies in an air conditioned home. […]

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Professional Interior Design Advice Goes Virtual

Professional Interior Design Advice Goes Virtual

If you’re going stir-crazy observing all the flaws in your home or business during the pandemic, the American Society of Interior Designers’ (ASID) San Diego Chapter has a solution.  During the month of July members of the prestigious organization will conduct virtual appointments to discuss design dilemmas and offer advice during ASID’s first-ever Summer Fresh Up […]

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Nonprofit ‘Senior Center Without Walls’ Helps Local Family Stay Connected

Nonprofit ‘Senior Center Without Walls’ Helps Local Family Stay Connected

By Simona Valanciute San Carlos resident Ed Robles is not someone who stays at home easily. Before California’s shelter-in-place orders went into effect, the 93-year-old World War II veteran was busy and active, filling his time with personal training sessions, coffee club and volunteering with San Diego’s Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol, where he won “Law Enforcement […]

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Entertainment

Mission Hills Heritage Launches Podcast Walking Tour Series

Mission Hills Heritage Launches Podcast Walking Tour Series

Mission Hills Heritage is pleased to announce a series of podcast walking tours of Mission Hills.  With social distancing and other health measures in place due to the pandemic, the group has decided to place a hold on this year’s live events and instead offer a series of free, on-demand podcast walking tours focusing on […]

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San Diego’s Party Hats Entertainment Pivots for Covid

San Diego’s Party Hats Entertainment Pivots for Covid

(San Diego, CA) When the COVID-19 pandemic essentially shut down the country three months ago, many businesses struggled to find their footing. Some decided to hunker down and wait things out, while some, regrettably, closed their doors forever. However, some businesses pivoted to find new ways to reach customers and clients, taking advantage of the […]

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How to visit the Online Exhibit Hall at Comic-Con@Home 2020 #ComicConatHome2020

How to visit the Online Exhibit Hall at Comic-Con@Home 2020 #ComicConatHome2020

San Diego, CA: When the decision was made to move San Diego Comic-Con 2020 online as Comic-Con@Home, the first thought on most people’s minds was how organizers would handle the popular panels that are a major element of the convention. Thanks to current technology and platforms such as Zoom and YouTube, this challenge was quickly […]

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How to attend SDCC 2020 #ComicConatHome

How to attend SDCC 2020 #ComicConatHome

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

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Animal News

Cheetah Cub Thriving at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Cheetah Cub Thriving at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

In between eating her morning meal, a seven-week-old cheetah cub played and pounced in an indoor nursery area at the Ione and Paul Harter Animal Care Center, at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The curious little feline hasn’t yet been named, and weighs just over five pounds. Since the cub arrived at the nursery […]

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Residents of Tir Na Nog Available for Adoption

Residents of Tir Na Nog Available for Adoption

San Diego’s longest operating equine sanctuary responds to the Stay At Home orders, which led them to cancel their annual open house, by putting a number of their ranch residents up for adoption, virtually. “Twenty of our ranch residents, from our horses, to our dogs, cats, sheep, goats, pigs and burros are represented and available […]

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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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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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Education

Comic-Con@Home opening panels discuss the importance of comics in education

Comic-Con@Home opening panels discuss the importance of comics in education

San Diego, CA: Wednesday, July 22, was the opening day for Comic-Con@Home, the virtual iteration of the annual event that normally brings tens of thousands of fans to Downtown San Diego in a celebration of all forms of pop culture. This year, because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) and all other […]

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San Diego to Read and Celebrate The Essential Emily Dickinson

San Diego to Read and Celebrate The Essential Emily Dickinson

Write Out Loud is a recipient of a grant of $15,000 to host the National Endowment (NEA) for the Arts Big Read in San Diego. An Arts Endowment initiative in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good […]

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Construction Begins on First Elementary School in Mission Valley History

Construction Begins on First Elementary School in Mission Valley History

It is history in the making for Mission Valley, as years of planning come to life with the start of construction on the neighborhood’s first public elementary school.  Located at the corner of Via Alta and Civita Boulevard, a new preschool through fifth-grade campus will serve residents living in the Civita residential development, as well as […]

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Father Joe’s Villages Offers First-Glance Tours of Affordable Housing Project

Father Joe’s Villages Offers First-Glance Tours of Affordable Housing Project

In January, Father Joe’s Villages broke ground for its first affordable housing project of 2020, Benson Place. Representatives for the organization announced that Benson Place will be completed and move-in ready in August 2020. The South San Diego housing community will be the first of Father Joe’s Villages’ Turning the Key initiative to house people […]

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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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A Tale of Two Decisions

| August 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

The stock market drop in February and March was the fastest drop of that magnitude on record. The recovery since late March has been equally breathtaking. In fact, many people we speak with are surprised that the broad stock market has completely recovered its losses for the year. During turbulent markets like these, investors face […]

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Thank You For Choosing Mission Hills

Thank You For Choosing Mission Hills

| August 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

By J. Daniel Geddis, Mission Hills BID President and Owner Team D&B at One Mission Realty As I am writing this month’s column many of our businesses are again shut down under state and local mandates due to spikes in COVID-19 test results.  Lax social distancing and lack of mask wearing have been mentioned as […]

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Comic-Con@Home and San Diego Blood Bank sponsor annual Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive

Comic-Con@Home and San Diego Blood Bank sponsor annual Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive

| July 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

San Diego, CA: For 43 years San Diego Comic-Con has held an annual blood drive honoring the legendary science fiction author Robert A. Heinlein. Since 1976 more than 25,000 pints of blood have been donated by Con participants, impacting more than 75,000 lives. In spite of the cancellation of the in-person event, Comic-Con@Home, in conjunction […]

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Gaslamp Quarter celebrates Padres’ home opener during “thoroughFARE”

Gaslamp Quarter celebrates Padres’ home opener during “thoroughFARE”

| July 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

(San Diego, CA) Although it comes nearly four months late, the San Diego Padres took on the Arizona Diamondbacks in an empty Petco Park for their home opener on Friday night, July 24. To celebrate the return of America’s Pastime, the Gaslamp District invited several chalk artists to create Padres-themed artwork along Fifth Avenue as […]

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What Now?

| July 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Captain Kaplan, Sir!  By Laura Walcher In 2018, attorney Michael A. Kaplan, Esq. received the Martindale-Hubble Peer Review Rating award for his Personal Injury services. Annually, to the present, San Diego Magazine has noted brother Michael Kaplan as a “Top Attorney” in Personal Injury Law.  As a captain in the U.S. Army, doing duty in Viet […]

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Circus Celebrates Summer Meals at 26 Meal-Distribution Sites

Circus Celebrates Summer Meals at 26 Meal-Distribution Sites

| July 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Fern Street Circus brought cheer to Clark Middle School late this past June to promote San Diego Unified School District’s summer meals program, which will continue at all 26 food distribution sites through the summer.  Dressed in masks and circus costumes, acrobats and jugglers greeted families and students in City Heights as they picked up […]

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