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Mad Hatter Event Honors Community Service Champions

Mad Hatter Event Honors Community Service Champions

Hundreds of guests in Mad Hatter costumes ventured down the rabbit hole for an Alice In Wonderland-themed evening featuring live dance music under the starry night sky. After sipping on cocktails at a pop-up speakeasy, the women of Junior League of San Diego honored three community leaders leading volunteer efforts. The award recipients included Dairrick […]

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Marie Callender’s offers Christmas Dining Take Home Feasts

Marie Callender’s offers Christmas Dining Take Home Feasts

Excited to have family and friends at your home, but not up for the stress of cooking? In keeping with tradition of offering convenient and complete holiday feasts, Marie Callender’s offers its prime rib feast with all the trimmings. All feasts are conveniently packed and only need to be reheated. Classic take-home feasts can also […]

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Holiday Food and Gift Solutions

Holiday Food and Gift Solutions

Looking for the perfect solution to all your holiday parties and gifts for business associates and friends? Two neighboring businesses, owned and led by husband and wife team Tess and Jesse Brown, give holiday party hosts a one-stop shop for all their holiday planning needs—offering both full-service catering and premier gourmet artisan chocolate with a […]

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Panera Opens in Mission Valley and Expands Services

Panera Opens in Mission Valley and Expands Services

Panera Bread, known for elevating fast-casual dining, has opened its newest location in Mission Valley at the Westfield Mission Valley Mall with a totally new look – it’s the first of its kind in the nation to feature the fresh and light design that reflects its 100 percent clean menu (no artificial preservatives, sweeteners, flavors […]

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Lifestyle

A New Kind of Family

Thanksgiving dinner is over and Hanukkah and Christmas are yet to be. It is very different now. As a child holidays included grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins. A big crowd and a wonderful memory. Then as a young married, holidays were my family, my parents, my in-laws, and my sister and brother’s families, […]

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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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Entertainment

Dua Lipa Returns to the U.S. for Sold Out Tour

Dua Lipa Returns to the U.S. for Sold Out Tour

“New Rules” Continues to Rise on the U.S. Top 40 Chart Fresh off the heels of her first sold-out headlining arena tour across Europe, Dua Lipa has returned to the U.S. to kick off the North American leg of her Self-Titled tour in Boston. Her sold-out tour received an overwhelming response from fans, with most […]

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Sacha Boutros in Holly Jolly Holiday

Sacha Boutros in Holly Jolly Holiday

Grammy-nominated Jazz recording artist Sacha Boutros returns to Martini’s Above 4th (MA4), located at 3940 4th Avenue, 2nd floor, in Hillcrest, for an evening of holiday music in “Holly Jolly Holiday” at 8 p.m., Wednesday, December 13. Recognized by music critics, peers, celebrities, and musical legends, Sacha is one of the top jazz artists today. […]

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2ND Annual Steph Johnson & Friend Holiday Show

2ND Annual Steph Johnson & Friend Holiday Show

Homeless Choir Voices to Perform Steph Johnson, a San Diego resident and founder of Voices of Our City Choir, a choir created for people experiencing homelessness in San Diego – is performing on Saturday, December 2 for the 2nd Holiday Show featuring the choir and other special guests. The performance takes place at Bread and […]

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Growing Up Joely Fisher

Growing Up Joely Fisher

Actress, director, entertainer Joely Fisher invites you backstage, into the intimate world of her career and family with her hilarious, irreverent, down-to-earth show (based on her memoir) which is filled with incredible, candid stories about her life, her famous parents, and how the loss of her unlikely hero, sister Carrie Fisher, ignited the writer and […]

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Animal News

The Oldest Breeding Male Gorilla in the U.S. Gets a Heart Exam

The Oldest Breeding Male Gorilla in the U.S. Gets a Heart Exam

Winston, the oldest breeding male gorilla in the United States, is resting at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park after undergoing a thorough medical exam that included an in-depth assessment of his heart. The assessment was made after animal care staff noticed a decline in his general health earlier this year, when he showed nonspecific […]

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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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Education

How to Save Heirloom Tomato Seeds

How to Save Heirloom Tomato Seeds

When Mission Hills Garden Club met in September, Brijette Romstadt gave us a talk on seeds. Of all the seeds she mentioned, tomatoes interested me most. With the exception of 1972 or 1973, I have found it much cheaper to purchase fancy heirloom tomatoes than to grow them. Nevertheless, despite my vow to never grow […]

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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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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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San Diego Musician Releases Music Videos To Advocate Mental Illness

San Diego Musician Releases Music Videos To Advocate Mental Illness

| December 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

San Diego musician and mental health advocate Veronica May will release two new music videos by January 2018. One is a new single called “Rise” and the other is called “Tides,” a song from her 2017-released solo album “Awakened.” May utilizes her music to advocate for mental illness through sharing her own battle with Bipolar […]

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Meals on Wheels San Diego County Hosts Annual Share the Love Event

Meals on Wheels San Diego County Hosts Annual Share the Love Event

| December 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Meals on Wheels San Diego County and Kearny Mesa Subaru invite San Diegans to their annual Share the Love Food Truck & More Event & Competition from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, December 6, 2017. In celebration of the Subaru Share the Love event, San Diego’s top food trucks and restaurants will be on-site […]

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Parade of Lights Dinner Hosted by Maritime Museum Adds Winter Wonderland

Parade of Lights Dinner Hosted by Maritime Museum Adds Winter Wonderland

| December 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Maritime Museum of San Diego presents the 2017 Parade of Lights Dinner and Winter Wonderland holiday event. Festive fun organized to complement the delicious holiday buffet to include ice skating, photos with Santa, hot cocoa, cider, and holiday cookies. Maritime Museum of San Diego has been known for years as the best place on the […]

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“The Nutcracker” Comes to Life at the Historic San Diego Youth Ballet

“The Nutcracker” Comes to Life at the Historic San Diego Youth Ballet

| December 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

From Wednesday, December 6 to Sunday, December 17, 2017, the San Diego Civic Youth Ballet (SDCYB) will perform “The Nutcracker” At the Casa del Prado Theater in Balboa Park. Directed by SDCYB Artistic Director Danika Pramik-Holdaway, this San Diego holiday family tradition sells out every year and should not to be missed. Generations of ballet […]

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Cygnet Theatre

Cygnet Theatre

| December 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

“A Christmas Carol” will be Cygnet Theatre’s 100th production since it’s founding in 2003. What better way to celebrate than with the show that continues to grow in popularity as a favorite holiday tradition in San Diego. Written by Charles Dickens and adapted by Sean Murray with original score by Billy Thompson, this production is […]

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10th Annual Hallo-Wine Fall Festival Raises Funds for Home Start

10th Annual Hallo-Wine Fall Festival Raises Funds for Home Start

| December 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Home Start, Inc., a non-profit child abuse prevention and treatment agency that has strengthened and developed San Diego’s families and communities since 1972, held its 10th Annual Hallo-Wine Fall Festival and raised more than $25,000. The festival, held each year in recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, raised funds for the organization’s programs that […]

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