Local News

Final Phases of Civita Park Include Four Acres of  Playgrounds, Picnic Areas and Gardens

Final Phases of Civita Park Include Four Acres of Playgrounds, Picnic Areas and Gardens

The final phases of Civita Park are complete and have opened to the public, adding approximately four acres of colorful playgrounds, game areas, ornamental gardens and open lawns to the 14.3-acre park, which is the largest park in Mission Valley.   Highlights include: ?      Two playgrounds, one for children two-to-five years of age, and the other […]

Continue Reading

The Packaging May be Deceiving

The Packaging May be Deceiving

We all know, over the last several months that there has been a shortage of hand sanitizers and wipes on the market.  All of us have gone to various stores where the shelves are bare with no timeline on when we will see this change. So, it’s understandable that if we see sanitizing wipes on […]

Continue Reading

SANDAG Proposes a Vision at a Cost of $177 Billion

SANDAG Proposes a Vision at a Cost of $177 Billion

This past August Mayors, City Councilmembers, Supervisors, and agency leaders from around San Diego County, who make up the SANDAG Board of Directors (Board), gathered virtually as SANDAG staff presented the vision for the 2021 Regional Plan. Board Chair and Poway Mayor Steve Vaus in his opening remarks offered. “I am hopeful that the work […]

Continue Reading

Cabrillo National Monument’s Names New Chief of Resources Management and Science

Cabrillo National Monument’s Names New Chief of Resources Management and Science

Cabrillo National Monument Superintendent Andrea Compton announced Linh Anh Cat, Ph.D. as the new Chief of Resources Management and Science of Cabrillo National Monument located in San Diego, California. Dr. Cat has been serving as the park’s Chief of Resources Management and Science since the middle of February. Dr. Cat holds a doctorate in ecology […]

Continue Reading

Lifestyle

All About Hydration: Why You Should Drink More Water

All About Hydration: Why You Should Drink More Water

Did you know that there’s something incredibly simple you can do each day to increase your mobility, improve your metabolism and digestion, better the appearance of your skin as well as help you to feel more energized? It’s proper hydration, folks. Hydration is the key to feeling great, staying well and giving your body what […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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. […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

Entertainment

Old Town San Diego 2020 Dia de los Muertos

Old Town San Diego 2020 Dia de los Muertos

Due to COVID-19 restrictions on festivals and large gatherings, Dia de los Muertos will look a lot different in Old Town this year. Old Town San Diego will not be hosting a traditional procession or displaying an altar in the El Campo Santo cemetery. Yet, you will be able to find Old Town decorated in […]

Continue Reading

Endangered Grevy’s Zebra Foals Make Their Debut at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Endangered Grevy’s Zebra Foals Make Their Debut at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Kids Free Month at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park will be extra special this year, after the birth of not one, but six endangered Grevy’s zebra foals—adding to San Diego Zoo Global’s ongoing effort to help preserve a population that is in steep decline. San Diego Zoo Global has a long history with Grevy’s […]

Continue Reading

One of Us In Mission Hills Just Published a Fabulous Book!

One of Us In Mission Hills Just Published a Fabulous Book!

I recently purchased a book because a friend had written it, and, so I had no choice but to read it, at least that’s what I thought. By page nine I was addicted.  No cooking, no snacking, no phone calls, no emails, I sat and read page to page, sometimes laughing out loud and sometimes […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

Animal News

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

Education

Advancing from a New Normal into a True Normal

Advancing from a New Normal into a True Normal

J. Daniel Geddis, President Mission Hills BID and Team D&B at One Mission Realty As a bonafide foodie, I’ve enjoyed the experience of Mission Hills’ continuing renaissance of excellent eating establishments and specialty drink shops, up close and personal.  I’ll admit it––I’ve Instagramed a few meals and drinks enjoyed in Mission Hills.  It is a […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

Videos

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.

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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. […]

Continue Reading

Other Recent Posts

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.

Continue Reading

Write Out Loud Presents the Third Annual (Virtual) Poe Fest

Write Out Loud Presents the Third Annual (Virtual) Poe Fest

| October 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Write out Loud, an organization founded in 2007 with a commitment to inspire, challenge and entertain by reading literature aloud for a live audience, presents the third Annual San Diego (VIrtual) PoeFest, streaming from Friday, October 23 through Sunday, November 1. PoeFest is produced by Write Out Loud in partnership with Save Our Heritage Organisation. […]

Continue Reading

A Mayoral Candidate Lacking of Good Judgment

A Mayoral Candidate Lacking of Good Judgment

| October 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

People have asked me if I fear God. My response is, no. I respect and trust God.  He is kind, caring, giving and provides guidance and direction to all people.  He loves us and is present for all people around the world. So what does this have to do with mayoral candidates?  None of us […]

Continue Reading

Ingenious and Resilient and Reopening

Ingenious and Resilient and Reopening

| September 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

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 […]

Continue Reading

Six Mistakes People Make with Annuities

| September 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

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 […]

Continue Reading

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

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

| August 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading