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Take A Walk Down Memory Lane at the 20th Annual Mission Hills Garden Walk

Take A Walk Down Memory Lane at the 20th Annual Mission Hills Garden Walk

The Mission Hills Garden Club is pleased to announce their 20th annual garden tour. “Take A Walk Down Memory Lane” is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 12, 2018. There will be 10 to 15 gardens selected in North Mission Hills. Mission Hills Garden Club raises money from the walk each year to […]

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Write Out Loud Presents American Mosaic

Write Out Loud Presents American Mosaic

A Story Concert Reading Write Out Loud presents American Mosaic at 7 p.m., Monday, February 5 at Old Town Theatre, located at 4040 Twiggs Street in Old Town San Diego, the fourth production that focuses on American stories by American authors. Write Out Loud Story Concerts bring literature to life – aloud – with rehearsed […]

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The Ten Tenors Perform In March 2018

The Ten Tenors Perform In March 2018

Fresh off the success of their 20th Anniversary World Tour, The TEN Tenors return with their new show, Wish You Were Here, a celebration of musical legends lost before their time. The perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 10 at Balboa Theatre, located at 868 4th Avenue in downtown San Diego. In this heartfelt tribute, […]

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Storybook Romance — Chapter Four

Storybook Romance — Chapter Four

Love Blooms in July by Stylishly Aubree Lynn, Stylist/Producer/Writer There are so many ways to announce big events in your life. I would like to think I try and create announcements that are special to our family, and that fit our theme from when we got engaged to the events that have happened to date. […]

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Lifestyle

Around Town Valentine’s Day Offerings

Around Town Valentine’s Day Offerings

As Valentine’s Day is an ideal time to show your love for your special companion, it’s also when you can share appreciation for a friend and family member. Here are some special offerings from several businesses located throughout San Diego. Sweet treats— Indulge your palette in some wine and chocolate tastings at Chi Chocot, a […]

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Human TuneUp Column

Human TuneUp Column

by Cath A small act of love, you in? Since it’s love month, I welcome you to my act-of-love Heart Hoppers; they are 2” x 3.5” cards that are my version of spreading love around the world. Six different messages and oh are they magical?! Yes, they are. (photo of cards) They’re in 24 countries […]

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New York Citys’ High Line Park

New York Citys’ High Line Park

The first time I saw New York City’s High Line Park Gardens was January 1, 2015. At that time, it was still in the fetal stage of construction. However, when Rick Drake spoke about the Gardens of the High Line, I was amazed at the transformation and am aching to return. Drake gave us an […]

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New Neighbors Who Live on the Streets

“Don’t touch the walk button with your bare hand,” I admonished my granddaughter as we crossed the street to visit Balboa Park. “Either use your elbow or pull your sleeve over your fingers when you push the button.” When she visits me her favorite thing to do is to go to Balboa Park right across […]

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Entertainment

New San Diego Civic Organist is from Barcelona, Spain

New San Diego Civic Organist is from Barcelona, Spain

Beginning in 2018, Raúl Prieto Ramírez will be San Diego Civic organist and artistic director of the Spreckels Organ Society. A search committee of some of San Diego’s top musical leaders, as well as representatives of the Spreckels Organ Society Board of Trustees and the City of San Diego, worked through 2017 to select Prieto […]

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“Hamilton” Offering

“Hamilton” Offering

The Hottest Tickets in Town Benefit Two Non-Profit Organizations Just in time for end of the year charitable giving, Jewish Family Service and the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, Jacobs Family Campus are teaming up to offer the ultimate holiday gift for theater lovers. On Saturday, January 13, 2018, participants can attend a performance of […]

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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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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

Are We Worrying About The Right Things?

As we close out 2017 and start looking into the new year, several themes have been pervasive in our public discourse. As an investor, it’s important to look not just at the market results (which have been spectacular), but also the challenges facing us in the years to come. One thing that has struck me […]

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Designing with Succulents

Designing with Succulents

Debra Lee Baldwin frequently gives talks to garden clubs. Her most recent talk at the San Diego Horticultural Society gave highlights from her latest book, “Designing with Succulents.” Probably the greatest motivation for planting succulents in San Diego County is fire protection. During the wildfires many people said, “Succulents saved our house.” Baldwin showed us […]

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Collaborative Groups File a Lawsuit to End Fluoride-Treated Tap Water

EPA Being Challenged About the Health Effects of Fluoride Fluoride Action Network (FAN), together with a coalition of environmental, medical and health groups, collectively known as the “petitioners,” served the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with a petition calling on the Agency to ban the addition of fluoridation chemicals to public water supplies due to the […]

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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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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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Madly in Love in Mission Hills — Reservations Suggested

Madly in Love in Mission Hills — Reservations Suggested

| February 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

By Krista Lombardi, President MHBID In February expressions of love are everywhere. Young and old, new and longstanding, casual and devoted; couples have always celebrated this special day. And, if they knew about Mission Hills they’d likely want to spend Valentine’s Day with us. From good morning to good night, consider making a full day […]

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Two Ways To Keep Your Charitable Deductions in 2018

| February 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 changed a lot about living in California. While the Standard Deduction doubled, personal exemptions were eliminated and several prominent deductions were capped or eliminated, including: • Deductions for state and local taxes (income, property, sales and other) are capped at $10,000. • The cap on new mortgage […]

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Six Ways to Add Variety to Your Workout

| February 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you have been doing the same workout routine for years, it is likely time to switch it up. This will allow your body to get out of a plateau and will also bring a new sense of enjoyment to your workout schedule. Whatever your reason is for looking for some new moves, you have […]

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New Connections and Bus Service Routes Are Initiated

New Connections and Bus Service Routes Are Initiated

| February 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

By Sharon Gehl and Patricia Paylor Our only north-south Mission Hills bus, the 83, has changed its route. The north end, rather than having a dead end around Arista, now extends to trolley, train, and bus routes at the Old Town Transit Center, by way of Sunset and Juan Street. The south end will still […]

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Michael S. Dukakis

Michael S. Dukakis

| February 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich On Saturday, January 13, Michael S. Dukakis, who served 12-years as Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and was the nominee of the Democratic Party for President of the United States in 1988, delivered his *17th Annual State of the Nation Address to The City Club of San Diego. The event, held […]

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Lazy Acres Promotes Pie Winner

Lazy Acres Promotes Pie Winner

| February 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

This past January I was invited to sample the winning entry of Mission Hills Pie Contest that was previously held at the 4th of July celebration at Mission Hills/Pioneer Park. Lazy Acres featured the pie for National Pie Day that occurred on January 23. The winning entry, named Lemon Angel Pavlova Pie, was available to […]

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