Local News

Taste of Little Italy Returns with a Fresh New Style

Taste of Little Italy Returns with a Fresh New Style

Foodies start making plans for Little Italy’s 13th Annual Taste of Little Italy.  To prepare for new guidance regarding the reopening California, Taste will now be held over two days, from 4 p.m. to 8 pm., Tuesday, June 22 and Wednesday, June 23. Attendees will be able to take in the summer air while walking […]

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National Monument Open Until Sunset During Summer Weekends

National Monument Open Until Sunset During Summer Weekends

Cabrillo National Monument will be open until sunset on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays starting Friday, May 28 for Memorial Day weekend through Sunday, September 5 of Labor Day weekend. The tidepool area will be open until 30 minutes before sunset. Normal operating hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the tidepools closing at 4:30 […]

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SOHO’s 38th Annual People In Preservation Awards Honors Preservationists

SOHO’s 38th Annual People In Preservation Awards Honors Preservationists

Save Our Heritage Organisation (SOHO), San Diego’s countywide preservation group, celebrated its 38th annual People In Preservation Awards, on Thursday, May 27 during National Preservation Month. This year’s awards honored twelve distinctive people and projects ranging across multiple historic preservation mediums, from building restorations and adaptive reuse, to historic community traditions and important arts and […]

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Tea & Tonic With a Twist Event Benefits Sexual Assault Survivors

Tea & Tonic With a Twist Event Benefits Sexual Assault Survivors

Center for Community Solutions’ (CCS) Tea & Tonic with a Twist event will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, June 18, 2021. This year, attendees will have the option to join the annual event in person at beautiful Coasterra for a Mexican fusion interpretation of the usual tea fare or attend virtually from the comfort […]

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Lifestyle

The Three Secrets to a Satisfying Retirement

As we work towards retirement, the financial services and marketing industries bombard us with images of happy people traveling, playing golf and walking on the beach; a permanent vacation. The reality is a bit more mundane: the average retiree spends most of their time (after sleeping) watching television. For those preparing for retirement (and even […]

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Kick Start Your Summer Body Now!

You may think this is funny given it is resolution time for most, as we enter this time of year. Rather than talk about your resolutions, I would rather focus you in now, on what your body will look like this summer.  If you start chipping now, by the time it is here you will […]

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Remembering Presidio Hills

Every once in a while something happens in our lives that we can call a “teaching moment.”  That happened to me recently with a new neighbor.  During this occurrence, I took the time to reflect on the past, and to re-experience living in the Presidio Hills neighborhood for 36 years. Where did the time go, […]

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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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Entertainment

ArtWalk to Debut New Summer Series in Little Italy

ArtWalk to Debut New Summer Series in Little Italy

ArtWalk Little Italy Summer Series announces its debut in Little Italy beginning Sunday, June 27 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Taking place at the Piazza della Famiglia, located at 523 W. Date Street, and the adjacent block W. Date Street, each one-day show will include thirty select artists exhibiting their stunning works of art. The event […]

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North Coast Repertory Theatre Presents “Becoming Dr. Ruth”

North Coast Repertory Theatre Presents “Becoming Dr. Ruth”

Most know Ruth K. Westheimer as Dr. Ruth, the extraordinary sex educator who empowered millions across the globe to claim their own sexual pleasure and fulfillment. Few know the whole story of losing her family in the Holocaust, her emigration to Israel where she became a sniper for the Haganah, or the complex personal journey […]

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“Wanderlust” Is Nominated for Best Americana Album of the Year

“Wanderlust” Is Nominated for Best Americana Album of the Year

Enter the Blue Sky recently announced that their album, “Wanderlust,” has been nominated “Best Americana Album of the Year” at the annual San Diego Music Awards (SDMA). Released on leap day (February 29) in 2020, the album was released just before the pandemic shutdown, to a standing-room-only full-house event. The band has a long history with […]

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GI Film Festival San Diego Announces Virtual 2021 Season

GI Film Festival San Diego Announces Virtual 2021 Season

Organizers of the GI Film Festival San Diego are thrilled to announce its diverse film lineup for their annual festival happening Tuesday, May 18 through Sunday, May 23. For the first time ever, the multi-day military-themed event is streamed online. Established in 2006 and brought to San Diego in 2015, the festival solely presents films […]

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Animal News

Golden Takin Born at the San Diego Zoo is off to a Strong Start

Golden Takin Born at the San Diego Zoo is off to a Strong Start

Wildlife care specialists at the San Diego Zoo welcomed the birth of a female golden takin last month, the first of this takin subspecies to be born in the Western Hemisphere. The female calf is named Mei Ling, meaning “beautiful antelope” in the Mandarin language. Golden takins are a horned mammal related to sheep and […]

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Adam Graves:  Some History on Balboa Park and its Trees. Part 1

Adam Graves: Some History on Balboa Park and its Trees. Part 1

In February, Adam Graves, director of the Horticulture Department of the San Diego Zoo and previous manager of the browse program and of the zoo’s team of arborists over the past five years, was our featured speaker.  Graves received his B.S. in Biology at UCSD and his master’s at Miami University.  He also volunteered at […]

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Lions Tigers & Bears to Rescue White Tiger and Servals

Lions Tigers & Bears to Rescue White Tiger and Servals

Lions, Tigers & Bears, San Diego’s only accredited big cat and bear sanctuary, located in East County, is rescuing three exotic cats – the last animals left at a facility in Southern California that will shutter at the end of the month. These will be Lions Tigers & Bears’ first new residents of the year, […]

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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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Education

Celebrations, Collaborations, Contests

Celebrations, Collaborations, Contests

By Dixie Hall, President of Mission Hills BID and Owner of DixiePops I love the start of summer: the warm sun, the flowers, the long days, and maybe even a vacation somewhere. The sense that the whole summer is in front of us with fun and relaxation just waiting to be had can’t be beat. […]

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Part 2:  Adam Graves with more of the San Diego Zoo’s Horticultural Department

Part 2: Adam Graves with more of the San Diego Zoo’s Horticultural Department

The San Diego Zoo is known for its conservation efforts.  Familiarly called “Team Plant,” it is comprised of four sections.  First is San Diego Zoo which focuses on research, conservation,  direct science, education and outreach.  The second section is San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research holding a seed bank with over 550 selections and […]

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Philanthropists Donate $100,000 to Help First-Generation Students Pursue Their College Dreams

Philanthropists Donate $100,000 to Help First-Generation Students Pursue Their College Dreams

The San Diego Foundation today received a $100,000 contribution to the Community Scholars Initiative from the David Malcolm Family Trust. The donation will help 38 first-generation, low-income and underrepresented students with college scholarships and critical wraparound services that bolster academic achievement. The gift is made possible by San Diego philanthropists David and Annie Malcolm. David, […]

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Plant It Forward Goes Virtual to Celebrate New Volunteer Garden Stewards Corps and Kate Sessions

Plant It Forward Goes Virtual to Celebrate New Volunteer Garden Stewards Corps and Kate Sessions

The Balboa Park Conservancy invites everyone to dig in for a hands-on virtual Plant It Forward event, celebrating the launch of the Garden Stewards volunteer initiative and the legacy of Kate Sessions. From May 1 to 8, 2021, the Conservancy is partnering with SDG&E to present a family-friendly series on climate-friendly garden stewardship to help budding gardeners of all ages […]

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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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“Federico” Book Signing and Jewelry Event at Bazaar del Mundo in Old Town

“Federico” Book Signing and Jewelry Event at Bazaar del Mundo in Old Town

| June 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

How did a young man from Tututepec, Oaxaca, become a famous jewelry artist and philanthropist living in Los Angeles? Find out at Diane Powers’ Bazaar del Mundo Shops in Old Town when author and jewelry artist Federico Jimenez Caballero makes an appearance for a signing of his new book, “Federico: One Man’s Remarkable Journey from Tututepec […]

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Mission Hills Artist Wins Awards

Mission Hills Artist Wins Awards

| June 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

In an unusual double win, Ann Slater, an artist and resident of Mission Hills, won both the Best of Theme and Best of Miniatures awards in the continuingly competitive May 2021 Member’s exhibition “Shape Zone” held a gallery show in May 2021, at The San Diego Watercolor Society (SDWS) gallery at 2825 Dewey Road in […]

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Father Joe’s Villages Unfurls Banner Atop San Diego’s Soon-To-Be Newest and Largest Affordable Housing Building

Father Joe’s Villages Unfurls Banner Atop San Diego’s Soon-To-Be Newest and Largest Affordable Housing Building

| May 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

This past April, local nonprofit leaders and homeless advocates in downtown San Diego wore face masks and climbed to the roof of the Father Joe’s Villages Paul Mirabile Center to watch as the local nonprofit unfurls a 40-foot “Hope Lives Here” banner from the top the organization’s latest affordable housing community, Saint Teresa of Calcutta […]

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Home Start to Host Virtual “Blue Ribbon” Event

Home Start to Host Virtual “Blue Ribbon” Event

| May 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

Home Start, a nonprofit organization dedicated to child abuse prevention and providing evidence-based family strengthening services, will host its annual “Blue Ribbon” event virtually this year. The event is titled “Blue Ribbon Broadcast for Bright Futures – It’s a Family Affair” and will be held via Zoom from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, May 8.  The theme for this year […]

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California Protons Treats 3,000th Patient with Proton Therapy

California Protons Treats 3,000th Patient with Proton Therapy

| May 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

California Protons Cancer Therapy Center recently announced the treatment of its 3,000th patient with proton therapy since the Center opened in 2014. The Center, located at 9730 Summers Ridge Road in San Diego, has been in operation for six years, with California Protons operating it since December 2017.   Proton therapy is a form of radiation treatment that is less […]

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Cabrillo National Monument Celebrates National Park Week With Junior Ranger Day and Plein Air Artists in the Park

Cabrillo National Monument Celebrates National Park Week With Junior Ranger Day and Plein Air Artists in the Park

| May 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

Cabrillo National Monument celebrated National Park Week with a Junior Ranger Day event on Saturday, April 17, and is holding a plein air painting by local artists through Monday, May 10.  Families were invited to pick up free copies of the park’s new Junior Ranger booklets from the Visitor Center and complete the activities as […]

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