Local News

Party Time — Private Dining at Pampelmousse Grille

Party Time — Private Dining at Pampelmousse Grille

This year has shot by amazingly fast. I feel like it is April (perhaps because of the recent tax deadline) but it is really November. The holidays are just around the corner. Thanksgiving is coming up and Christmas is already being marketed by major retailers and catalogue companies. It is also “party time” when companies […]

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What Now?

What Now?

“The Camp.” From Prison to Pen, Ralph Inzunza’s New Life, New Book Is there ever anything “good” to be gained for a year in the pokey? Most of us would issue a resounding, “No!” Former San Diego City Councilman Ralph Inzunza might surely agree, even if the experience has led him to an inspired first […]

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Allison Andrews and Fashion Week San Diego Celebrate Ten Years

Allison Andrews and Fashion Week San Diego Celebrate Ten Years

Stylishly Aubree Lynn Writer, Stylist, Producer Back to the nostalgic Port of San Diego Broadway Pier for the tenth anniversary of Fashion Week San Diego (FWSD) runway shows. All energy and lights focused on the designers’ latest collections as models paraded down the main aisle while the crowd of attendees waiting in eager anticipation to […]

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Something Special about Seeds

Something Special about Seeds

The Mission Hills Garden Club met in September (we meet on the odd-numbered months) at the Mission Hills Nursery to hear Brijette Romstedt tell us really interesting facts about seeds. Romstedt believes that seeds provide “a window to the past and a door to the future.” Her company, San Diego Seed Company, is the only […]

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Lifestyle

The Care and Feeding of Your Estate Plan

Most affluent Californians have some form of estate plan. While a will is a basic necessity, many people have invested in a comprehensive package including a will, trust, powers of attorney and advanced health care directive. As I’ve written before, your estate plan determines what happens to your assets once you’ve passed away or when […]

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WHAT NOW?

Knock-Knock, Spit-Spit “Knock-knock, spit-spit?” Okay, I just dated myself, yet again. But that’s what we did – or said – in the face of wishing for good luck, or averting bad luck. Not both, not together, you understand. Anyway. I found four pennies in one day – all tails up. Bad luck! You realize that, […]

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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Cut loose the “never happy” Have you ever had to let go of a “never happy” friend in your life? This is difficult for a lot of us. In my case, because I lived with the belief that once a friend always a friend, it was especially tough. I’ve had to end friendships twice. It […]

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The Not-So-Hidden Costs of the “Affordable Housing Density Bonus” Program

by Barry Hager, Susan Dean and Deborah Pettry Elsewhere in this issue, you can read about the plight of Green Manor residents, whose lives are being impacted by the Jonathan Segal project next door at 1011 Fort Stockton Drive (“The Fort”). It’s especially sad that these lower income seniors and others in the community are […]

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Entertainment

The Mann Family Performs at Balboa Theatre

The Mann Family Performs at Balboa Theatre

Grammy® Award Winner and Gospel music’s “IT” Girl, Tamela Mann and husband, comedian David Mann, joined by the rest of the talented Mann family, bring the Mann’s World Family Tour to the Balboa Theatre, located at 868 Fourth Avenue, in downtown San Diego on Sunday, September 17. You may have seen Tamela’s show-stopping performance on […]

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Enter the Blue Sky to Perform at the Adams Avenue Street Fair

Enter the Blue Sky to Perform at the Adams Avenue Street Fair

From 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Sunday, October 1, Enter the Blue Sky (ETBS) will perform at the Adams Avenue Street Fair on the Roots Rock stage at 34th Street and Adams Avenue. Working steady and reaching for the brass ring, this is their first year at the festival and they’re sure to make an […]

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7th Annual Art & Craft Show Old Town San Diego

7th Annual Art & Craft Show Old Town San Diego

Historic Old Town San Diego will once again be the site of the 7th annual Art & Craft Show Old Town San Diego. Hosted by the Old Town Chamber of Commerce, the popular free weekend Art & Craft Show will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, September 30 and […]

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Colorful Folk Art and Mexican Pottery at Bazaar del Mundo’s Latin American Festival

Colorful Folk Art and Mexican Pottery at Bazaar del Mundo’s Latin American Festival

Folk artists from Oaxaca, Jalisco, Peru, El Salvador and more will convene at the Latin American Festival and Mata Ortiz Pottery Market at Diane Powers’ Bazaar del Mundo Shops, Friday through Saturday, August 4 to 6 in Old Town San Diego. The annual San Diego event presents one of the nation’s most extensive collections of […]

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Animal News

World’s Second Oldest Gorilla Celebrates Her 60th Birthday

World’s Second Oldest Gorilla Celebrates Her 60th Birthday

Gorilla birthdays are always a momentous occasion at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, but today’s (Oct. 24) festivities were especially significant. Vila (pronounced VEE-la), the world’s second oldest gorilla, celebrated her 60th birthday with a joyful party that included all nine members of her family at the Safari Park, including a second birthday girl—one-year […]

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Tiger Cub Pair Gets More Room for Playtime Adventures

Tiger Cub Pair Gets More Room for Playtime Adventures

The rambunctious Sumatran and Bengal tiger cubs being cared for by the animal care staff at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park are growing and thriving. The younger of the two male cubs, a Bengal tiger, now weighs 15.6 pounds; and his Sumatran tiger companion weighs 19.1 pounds. As they continue to grow, the Bengal […]

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Horses of Tir Na Nog Seeks Matching Donor for $5,000

Horses of Tir Na Nog Seeks Matching Donor for $5,000

Horses of Tir Na Nog’s efforts to raise $15,000 for their Medical Fund has just received a significant boost. An anonymous donor has offered a $5,000 matching gift for funds raised between Aug. 26 and September 26, 2017. “This summer we have been trying to raise $30,000 to cover our basic annual medical expenses. Through […]

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The Fleet Science Center presents Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

The Fleet Science Center presents Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

Narrated by Academy Award® Winner Morgan Freeman Join the Fleet Science Center for a spectacular journey to a remote and wondrous world when the film Island of Lemurs: Madagascar opens in the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater on Friday, August 4, 2017. The film is produced by IMAX® and Warner Bros. […]

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Education

Grant K-8 Holds New Facilities Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Back to School Night

Grant K-8 Holds New Facilities Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Back to School Night

This past September a community celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony took place for the new facilities at Grant K-8, located at 1425 Washington Place in Mission Hills. The evening ceremonies included a student band, a student singing the National Anthem, and district speakers. Superintendent Cindy Marten, Board of Education President Richard Barrera, Facilities Planning and […]

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Literacy Summer Camp Preps City Heights Children for Back to School

Literacy Summer Camp Preps City Heights Children for Back to School

Students Maintain, Improve Reading Scores by 84 Percent Happy. Excited. And confident are the words eight-year-old Zohal Najemeddine used to describe how she felt coming to United Way of San Diego County’s “Readers in the Heights” Literacy Summer Camp over the past month. Along with 276 other students, Najemeddine benefited from the camp that promoted […]

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Villa Musica Offers Pop/Rock Performance Skills and Songwriting Camp

Villa Musica Offers Pop/Rock Performance Skills and Songwriting Camp

A Pop/Rock Performance Skills and Songwriting Camp is being held from Monday, August 7 through Friday, August 11 and is designed for teens and advanced tweens (age 12 to 17) who have good instrumental proficiency in one area (such as voice, guitar, bass, piano, or drums) but would like to branch out, and gain confidence […]

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A Banner Year for St. Vincent School Sports Programs

A Banner Year for St. Vincent School Sports Programs

This was an amazing athletic year for the St. Vincent’s Vikings. John Stone, St. Vincent’s volunteer athletic director and one of the school coaches, describes a sporting renaissance at the small school in Mission Hills. “St. Vincent’s School is increasingly recognized as not only a leader in academics and spiritual study, but also a growing […]

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Videos

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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Dan McClellan Talks San Diego Sports with Sockers GM Sean Bowers

San Diego, CA – Sports Journalist Dan McClellan sits down with San Diego Sockers General Manager Sean Bowers to talk indoor soccer and sports in San Diego in an interview for Presidio Sentinel. A former CBS Sports Rapid Reporter, McClellan was involved in the 2016 petition drive to build a downtown stadium and convention center […]

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COSA presents “Migration” performs Jan 21 @ 7:00 p.m.

COSA presents “Migration” performs Jan 21 @ 7:00 p.m.

Coronado, CA- On January 21, 2017, for one night only, over 20 Coronado School of the Arts (COSA) Dance Division alumni spanning years 1996 to 2016 will come together to perform “Migration,” an hour-long, one-of-a-kind dance concert, at 7:00 PM on the stage of the Coronado Performing Arts Center. This exceptional event is the brainchild […]

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“Yes on C” Rally Brings Out Supporters to The Local

“Yes on C” Rally Brings Out Supporters to The Local

San Diego, CA  – A rally in support of Proposition C, the initiative that would develop a combination stadium and convention center in Downtown San Diego, took over The Local, a popular bar and restaurant located near Horton Plaza, on Friday, November 4. Supporters joined former Chargers players and Mayor Kevin Faulconer to help in […]

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Other Recent Posts

Oh So Thankful This Thanksgiving

Oh So Thankful This Thanksgiving

| November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

by Krista Lombardi, Mission Hills BID President, Lombardi Team at Scott and Quinn For the Mission Hills Business Improvement District, November is truly a time to be thankful. In my role as elected president of the Mission Hills BID board of directors, let me express my personal thank you to Mission Hills’ business owners, my […]

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Friends of Balboa Park Announces Annual Award Honorees

Friends of Balboa Park Announces Annual Award Honorees

| November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Friends of Balboa Park (FoBP), a nonprofit that preserves the legacy and beauty of the Park, this week celebrated the honorees of its 17th Annual Awards Luncheon. This year’s event, themed “Magical Menagerie,” commemorated the nonprofit’s recent acquisition of the historic Balboa Park Carousel. The event also recognized institutions and organizations throughout the Park that […]

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Workouts

| November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Many people who spend hours in the gym are trying to get lean and toned, but somehow it ends up being harder than anticipated. So, what does one have to do to actually tone their muscles and see some definition? Getting a fit body requires doing a variety of exercises, including increasing your endurance and […]

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USO San Diego is Recipient for Holiday Season Events

USO San Diego is Recipient for Holiday Season Events

| November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

This holiday season, USO San Diego encourages all San Diegans to stand together and support the sacrifice of our military service members and their families. This year, USO San Diego is the honored beneficiary of holiday events sponsored by the Hilton San Diego Bayfront and the Headquarters at Seaport Village. The season kicks off with […]

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Longtime Advocate for Torture Survivors	Receives 2017 Inspiration Award

Longtime Advocate for Torture Survivors Receives 2017 Inspiration Award

| November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Kathi Anderson, Survivors of Torture, International’s (SURVIVORS’) executive director, was selected among six remarkable finalists to receive The Wealth and Legacy Center’s prestigious 2017 Inspiration Award recently at the Sanford Consortium, La Jolla. Anderson was chosen because of her longtime dedication in working with an invisible population – torture survivors. In 1997, Anderson co-founded Survivors […]

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Save Our Children

| November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

My wife and I will survive the consequences of Donald Trump’s presidency. Our three children, possibly, our grandchildren, will not. If you think that’s just our circumstance, unrelated to yours, you are mistaken in your judgment. I will come back to this, but first: Trump is president. He wasn’t my candidate, possibly, not yours. But […]

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