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Fresh Start Surgical Receives $12,000 Grant

Fresh Start Surgical Receives $12,000 Grant

MAXIMUS Foundation, the charitable arm of MAXIMUS, a leading operator of government health and human services programs throughout the nation and around the globe, awarded Fresh Start Surgical Gifts $12,000 to benefit the Fresh Start Surgical Gifts Medical Program. Fresh Start is a local nonprofit that provides free-of-cost reconstructive surgery and healthcare related services for […]

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Seeking Mrs. First Lady:

A Light Hearted Talk With La Verle Mitrovich I asked Patty Ducey-Brooks if she would mind republishing this article that ran in the June 2006 issue of the Presidio Sentinel.  Patty agreed since it brings to light more memories of George Mitrovich, who passed away this past July 2019.  La Verle has played a prominent […]

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Register To Transform Hope for Local MDA Families

Register To Transform Hope for Local MDA Families

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is bringing strength to life for kids and adults in the San Diego community with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases at the 2019 MDA Muscle Walk of San Diego on September 7, 2019 at Crown Point Park in Mission Bay. The 23rd annual MDA MuscleWalk is a meaningful way […]

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McDonald’s® Donates 600 NASA-Inspired Happy Meal® Books

McDonald’s® Donates 600 NASA-Inspired Happy Meal® Books

Continuing its commitment to creating feel good moments and using its scale for good, McDonald’s is donating 600 Happy Meal books featuring Peanuts’ characters Snoopy and Woodstock exploring space to Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego and the San Diego Air & Space Museum to inspire children to explore their universe.   In partnership with the […]

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Lifestyle

What Now?

A Curiously Cranky Columnist Go ahead; crab all you want.  I’m with you!  I’ve concluded, however, that I must stop crabbing about Mr. Trump, who will probably still be president by publication time, despite so many national/international efforts to…umm: un-president him.  The problem is, I haven’t paid sufficient attention to other issues that deserve being […]

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WHAT NOW

“The Trumpiness of Trump” We definitely have to conjure up new ways of cheering ourselves up. Or expressing our anger. Or fear – you know, in this era of … Trump.  Other grumbly societies have been far more creative – and to the point – than have we.  In Greece, for instance, one can throw […]

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WHAT NOW?

Direct Mail: A Contemporary Dilemma! If there were an award to get for “membership” in the MOST not-for-profit organizations, I could, by now, have earned it.  Here’s my short list:  The Audubon Society.  Feeding America. The National Wildlife Federation, American Red Cross, Human Rights Watch, National Parks Conservation Association, Sierra Club, National Museum of African-American […]

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Five Healthier Pantry Swaps You Can Make in June

Spring is in waning full effect, but who’d know, given all of the rain of late. Hopefully, you’ve began the process of spring cleaning your home and life — and are nearing the end of that phase, but don’t forget the kitchen. One great place to do a final spring cleaning, prior to summer, is […]

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Entertainment

“Mission Hills Architecture in the Roaring Twenties”

“Mission Hills Architecture in the Roaring Twenties”

 Mission Hills Heritage 15th Annual Historic Home Tour Join Mission Hills Heritage on Saturday, September 21, 2019, for its 15th Annual Historic Home Tour. This year’s theme is “Mission Hills Architecture in the Roaring Twenties” and the tour will include eight homes in various styles built during the 1920s. Guests will explore both the exteriors […]

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The Old Globe

The Old Globe

The Old Globe presents “Almost Famous,” a world-premiere musical with book and lyrics by Academy Award winner and San Diego native Cameron Crowe (films “Jerry Maguire,” “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” “Say Anything…”), based on his iconic film. “Almost Famous” is directed by Tony Award nominee Jeremy Herrin, and features songs that span the range from classic hits to new songs, with original music and lyrics […]

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Bazaar del Mundo’s Annual Santa Fe Marketplace

Bazaar del Mundo’s Annual Santa Fe Marketplace

Celebrating the colorful cultures of Native Americans and the American Southwest, Bazaar del Mundo’s annual Santa Fe Marketplace returns to Old Town, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 20 through 22. Transformed into a vibrant outdoor marketplace, Bazaar del Mundo (located at 4133 Taylor […]

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Fiesta Patrias in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

Fiesta Patrias in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

It’s time again to head to Old Town San Diego State Historic Park to celebrate Mexican Independence Day. This year the annual festivities commence at 11 am with the ringing of the bell at the historic Casa de Estudillo on Saturday, September 14, 2019. This free event commemorates an important day in early San Diego […]

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Animal News

Lions. Tigers, and Bears, Oh, My!

Lions. Tigers, and Bears, Oh, My!

Jodie Cavenaugh organized one of our best field trips ever for the Mission Hills Garden Club.  We visited Lions, Tigers, & Bears, a sanctuary in Alpine for rescued exotic and abused animals.  We boarded a very nice bus in front of the nursery.  Several of us brought grandchildren who were old enough to behave completely […]

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Old McDonald Had a Farm

Old McDonald Had a Farm

An elderly stallion, a llama, a donkey, a goat, and a turkey all arrived at Horses of Tir Na Nog on Saturday, August 10. Animal Services, as part of a large neglect case, rescued all of these animals. As a result of medical concerns, they had been transferred to the care of Horses of Tir […]

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Birds, Birds, and More Birds

Birds, Birds, and More Birds

Last March my grandson (Nic) and I went to the San Diego Bird Festival, an annual event put on by the Audubon Society at the Marina Village Conference Center.  Nic and I attended three of the scheduled presentations. The first was a talk on the parrots of San Diego given by Brooke Durham.  Our local […]

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Raw Food: The Hottest Trend in Pet Nutrition May Be the Riskiest

Raw Food: The Hottest Trend in Pet Nutrition May Be the Riskiest

Dog owners are becoming more and more educated about the negative effects of processed kibble and canned food. They are looking to natural and minimally processed options for their best friends. While raw food has been a growing trend in the last decade, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it may not be the […]

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Education

28th Annual OLP Golf Tournament

28th Annual OLP Golf Tournament

Tournament will raise funds for the Carondelet Annual Fund Academy of Our Lady of Peace (OLP), will hold its 28th Annual Golf Tournament and first OLP Pilot Hall of Fame on Friday, September 13, 2019. The tournament will be held at Maderas Golf Club, located at 17750 Old Coach Road, in Poway.  Registration opens at […]

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Stretching as Part of a Healthy Pain Free You

If you are suffering from lower back or hip pain, you are not alone. In our current age of technology, many of us find ourselves sitting in front of the computer for most of the day. All of this sitting can cause tightness in the hamstrings, shoulders, and hip flexors, as well as a weakening […]

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Old Town Founder’s Day Festival To Commemorate The Tapestry of San Diego

Old Town Founder’s Day Festival To Commemorate The Tapestry of San Diego

In the August issue of the Presidio Sentinel, I referred to the 250th Commemoration of San Diego and the State of California that is occurring here in our own backyard.  Though there have been events taking place around the City of San Diego over the past year, there was a significant event this past July […]

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St. Vincent de Paul School Welcomes New Principal

St. Vincent de Paul School Welcomes New Principal

St. Vincent de Paul School of Mission Hills kicked off the school year with welcoming Steve Stutz as the new principal. Stutz has been working in Catholic education for more than 30 years. Most recently, he served as administrator of FIAT Catholic Schools, a collaboration between the Diocese of San Diego, South Bay Parishes and […]

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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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The 9/11 Heroes Run Reminds Us To Never Forget

The 9/11 Heroes Run Reminds Us To Never Forget

| September 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) will host the San Diego 9/11 Heroes Run 5K race at 8 a.m., Sunday, September 8 at San Diego State University. The annual race will unite the community to remember the nearly 3,000 lives lost on 9/11, as well as to honor the veterans, military, and first responders who serve our country […]

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Annual Event Raises Money To Support Children Battling Cancer

Annual Event Raises Money To Support Children Battling Cancer

| September 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Emilio Nares Foundation (ENF), a nonprofit that helps families navigate their child’s journey through cancer, will celebrate their 16th annual Harvest for Hope fundraiser from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, September 22 at Liberty Station’s BRICK. Harvest for Hope aims to raise money for low-income, underprivileged families whose children are battling cancer. The […]

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Interest Rates are Very, Very Low

| September 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Over the past few weeks, stock market volatility has risen and the yield on the 10-year Treasury Note has plummeted to the lowest levels since 2016. Roughly one quarter of all bonds outstanding trade at negative yields, mostly outside the U.S. With long-term interest rates lower than short-term rates in the U.S., let’s review some […]

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The Clearity Foundation to Hold Teal Woman Celebration

The Clearity Foundation to Hold Teal Woman Celebration

| September 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Clearity Foundation will hold their Teal Woman Celebration on Sunday, September 15 at the Kona Kai Resort & Spa.  Special guest speaker for the evening is Kelly Corrigan, New York Times best-selling non-fiction author, and cancer warrior. Christina Grint will chair the event, with entertainment provided by Amy Burkman, speed painter and ovarian cancer […]

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California Should Not Chastise Federal Government When the State Fails to Disarm Violent Felons & Mentally Ill

| August 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Following Governor Gavin Newsom’s press conference this week in which he demanded national background checks, Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) called on him to direct Attorney General Xavier Becerra and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to do their job and fully implement the Armed & Prohibited Persons System (APPS) to disarm violent criminals and […]

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10th ANNUAL TwainFest

10th ANNUAL TwainFest

| August 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Write Out Loud presents the 10th Anniversary of their Annual TwainFest to take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, August 17 in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, San Diego. TwainFest is produced by Write Out Loud and sponsored by Fiesta de Reyes in association with Old Town San Diego State Historic […]

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