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Central Elementary Students Surprised with New Bikes from Mentors

Central Elementary Students Surprised with New Bikes from Mentors

San Diego Unified Police, along with San Diego Probation and San Diego Police Department officers, surprised third-grade students with brand-new bikes and a surprise visit from Santa, who landed at Central Elementary in City Heights via helicopter. Approximately 30 students were involved in the gift-giving program. The uniformed police officers greeted the students and provided […]

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San Diego Rescue Mission Feeds More Than 1,000 Homeless

San Diego Rescue Mission Feeds More Than 1,000 Homeless

More than 1,000 of San Diego’s homeless men, women and children gathered at the San Diego Rescue Mission on Saturday, December 15 for the Christmas Outreach Meal. This is one of three times during the year when the San Diego Rescue Mission opens its doors to the homeless community to celebrate the holidays. More than […]

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What Now?

We Get By…With a Little Help Could there be a better or more inspiring report than learning about Steven Spielberg’s SHOAH Foundation, and his yeoman efforts to address, combat and eliminate our rising anti-semitism, anti-black, anti-LGBTQ drives, newly motivated by “anything” permissibly spawned without consequence on social media? Fortunately for, I hope, most of us […]

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Hardcore Fitness San Diego Donates $2,600 to Local Nonprofit

Hardcore Fitness San Diego Donates $2,600 to Local Nonprofit

Hardcore Fitness San Diego, a fitness studio dedicated to transforming lives and providing a supportive fitness atmosphere, donated $2,600 to local nonprofit Fresh Start Surgical Gifts to benefit kids with physical deformities. All proceeds will benefit the Fresh Start Medical Program that provides free-of-cost reconstructive surgery for infants, children and teens with physical deformities caused […]

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Lifestyle

Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Get out those rose-colored glasses. The times they call for them. Yes, Virginia there is a dim side of life. The trick is not to succumb to it. Could it be a matter of turning our attention elsewhere? Perhaps. One of the things I do when my optimism dips? It helps to turn my attention […]

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Creating Your Best Retirement Isn’t All About Money

A 2014 study of retirees done by Merrill Lynch and Age Wave led to the following conclusion: “Retirees say health is the number one ingredient for a happy retirement.” Financial security, family and purpose were all important, but health was tops. And this makes perfect sense, as good health leads to living longer, having more […]

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Kerri Walsh Jennings Brings Volleyball and Fitness to San Diego

Kerri Walsh Jennings Brings Volleyball and Fitness to San Diego

Professional beach volleyball player and three-time Olympic gold medalist, Kerri Walsh Jennings’ event series, p1440 has announced Waterfront Park as the location for its p1440 San Diego stop on its inaugural 2018 – 2019 season. p1440 San Diego is taking place Friday, Nov. 30 through Sunday, Dec. 2. The three-day event will feature a professional […]

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Gardening Challenges That Have Become Fulfilling

Gardening Challenges That Have Become Fulfilling

Most of my column’s readers know I have never been a fan of gardening. This stems from my childhood. I loathed sitting at the dinner table, bored to tears, while my parents discussed crab grass and dichondra or bonsai or orchids, depending on which parent had the floor. I still cannot comprehend how they could […]

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Entertainment

25th Star Awards Recognizes Volunteers

25th Star Awards Recognizes Volunteers

At 7 p.m., Saturday, February 2, 2019, the San Diego Performing Arts League is proud to present the 25thStar Awards honoring outstanding volunteers in the performing arts. Individuals representing over 40 arts companies will be honored for volunteering nearly 200,000 hours to the arts. The event will take place at the Irwin M Jacobs Qualcomm […]

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Old Town State Historic Park to Host 68th Las Posadas

Old Town State Historic Park to Host 68th Las Posadas

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park will be decked out in historic holiday finery this year and will be the scene of an expanded Las Posadas celebration on Saturday, December 15. Now in its 68th year in Old Town, the annual Las Posadas procession is a walking reenactment of what is traditionally a nine-day […]

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What Now?

Lost and Found! Here’s how I remember the German wood-carver who, decades ago, knocked on our door: sullen and craggy, middle-aged but bent beneath his over-flowing backpack, not even trying one or two words of English. But his mission was clear: will we buy his carvings? Well, he wasn’t exactly unpleasant, and we were surely […]

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A Little Generosity Can Go a Long Way This Christmas Season

A Little Generosity Can Go a Long Way This Christmas Season

It’s almost impossible to tell people to enjoy the Christmas and holiday season without getting a look of, “Are you kidding? That’s because we make this the time of the year to pack as much activity in to our lives as possible. Shopping tops the list, with parties and decorating following. However, if we allow […]

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Animal News

Lynx, Amur Leopards and Snow Leopards Receive a Snowy Experience

Lynx, Amur Leopards and Snow Leopards Receive a Snowy Experience

A lynx, three Amur leopards and two snow leopards received a cool experience this past month, when fresh, powdery snow was placed in their exhibits at the San Diego Zoo. While all three species of felines appeared to thoroughly enjoy the icy substance in their habitats, the snow leopards especially lived up to their name, […]

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San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s Big Baby Girl Gets a Name

San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s Big Baby Girl Gets a Name

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park announced that the newest baby elephant born at the Park has been named Mkhaya. The youngest member of the herd—born Sept. 26 to mother Umngani (pronounced OOM-gah-nee)—was named for Mkhaya, a wildlife reserve in the southern African nation of Swaziland. The name follows the Safari Park’s tradition of naming […]

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Mustangs Participate in the Annual Fall Celebration for Tir Na Nog

Mustangs Participate in the Annual Fall Celebration for Tir Na Nog

Horses of Tir Na Nog, San Diego’s longest operating equine sanctuary, will be celebrating its mustang herd during its annual Fall Celebration. It will take place from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Horses of Tir Na Nog and Rancho Samataguma at 26930 Old Hwy. 80, Guatay, CA 91931. This year’s annual […]

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An Equine Reunion Six Years In the Making

An Equine Reunion Six Years In the Making

On August 17, 2012 a group of six emaciated mustangs arrived at the ranch after being rescued by the County of San Diego Department of Animal Services as part of an animal neglect case. This group has flourished in our Mustang Habitat and welcomed their seventh member with the birth of a filly in 2013. […]

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Education

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace Hosts Architects of Change Live Conversation

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace Hosts Architects of Change Live Conversation

Mike Fasulo, President and COO of Sony Electronics, to be Keynote Speaker The Academy of Our Lady of Peace (OLP), the oldest high school in San Diego and the only all girls’ school in the county, will host its 6th Architects of Change (AOC) Live speaking engagement featuring keynote speaker Mike Fasulo, president and COO […]

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St. Vincent’s Students Succeed at STEAM Maker Festival

St. Vincent’s Students Succeed at STEAM Maker Festival

Thousands of students, educators, and industry professionals came together for the Annual STEAM Maker Festival at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. STEAM, which stands for Science Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics, is the basis for a variety of educational curricula, which lets children learn and explore creatively as they develop their critical thinking skills. Students from schools […]

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Fourth Annual Mission Hills 5k Run/Walk Returns Saturday, April 6th

Fourth Annual Mission Hills 5k Run/Walk Returns Saturday, April 6th

The fourth consecutive year, the annual Mission Hills 5k will return at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 6. Promising fun for the whole family, this run/walk will wind through the scenic, historic neighborhood of Mission Hills, beginning and ending at Grant K-8 (1425 Washington Place). Runners of all ages and fitness levels are encouraged to register […]

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An Evening with the Yale University Whiffenpoofs

An Evening with the Yale University Whiffenpoofs

A Fundraiser for the Honeymoon Bridge Reconstruction Project in Balboa Park Nonprofit Friends of Balboa Park is hosting a fundraiser from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Sunday, January 13 at the Prado Ballroom in Balboa Park, featuring the world famous Yale Whiffenpoofs, America’s oldest collegiate a capella singing group, to benefit Friends’ newest Balboa Park improvement […]

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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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Musings for a Rewarding New Year

Musings for a Rewarding New Year

| January 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

By the Mission Hills BID Happy 2019! If you are anything like us, over the years you may have started making New Years’ resolutions around the changes you’d like to see in the coming months, and even broken a couple before New Year’s Day was over. This year we are focused on doing more that […]

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For the Love of Plants

For the Love of Plants

| January 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

October’s Garden Club meeting featured a past president of San Diego Horticultural Society and our own garden club, Jim Bishop. He introduced himself as a plant-a-holic. He explained his first slide by saying he always loved to dig. There was Bishop, maybe two years old, shovel in hand at the beach in Panama City, Florida. […]

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Keeping Track of Multiple IRAs

| January 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Besides losing weight and getting in shape, one of the more common New Years’ resolutions is getting organized. It’s also one of the first steps in the financial planning process because it makes keeping on top of your finances a lot easier. Nowhere is that more important than with your retirement savings. This is because […]

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Injury-free Workout Plan

| January 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Fitness Together Now Celebrating 12 Years of Keeping Mission Hills Healthy Fit and Happy by Blake Beckcom Maybe you gained a few pounds from too much holiday celebrating, or perhaps you realized another year passed and you still haven’t started that workout program. Whichever the case, the start of a new year often brings an […]

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“U.S. News” and Best Lawyers Present 2019 “Best Lawyer of the Year”

“U.S. News” and Best Lawyers Present 2019 “Best Lawyer of the Year”

| January 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

This past December “U.S. News & World Report” and Best Lawyers, have awarded Kevin F. Quinn, senior partner at San Diego Based Thornes Bartolotta McGuire, among the highly selected “Top Lawyers of the Year” for 2019. As a defensive back on the West Point football team, Quinn never failed to offer opposing runners a hand […]

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San Diego Museum Council Hires New Executive Director

San Diego Museum Council Hires New Executive Director

| January 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

The San Diego Museum Council (SDMC) announced the appointment of Nicole Miller-Coleman to the position of executive director. In her role, Miller-Coleman will oversee the strategy and operational execution of the SDMC’s programs in fulfillment of its mission to increase awareness, connect, provide services, and advocate for the diverse museums within its membership. “The San […]

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