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18th Annual Little Italy Tree Lighting and Christmas Village

18th Annual Little Italy Tree Lighting and Christmas Village

This holiday season, sidewalks in Little Italy will be filled with holiday cheer for the 18th Annual Little Italy Tree Lighting and Christmas Village on Saturday, December 3 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Families, friends and visitors will be able to experience two tree lightings for the first time this year, a Christmas Village […]

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Holiday Decorating with David Root

The Mission Hills Garden Club had a potluck and a demonstration by David Root as our holiday event. Since we met the week before Thanksgiving, we had a variety of finished products. We learned concepts behind various arrangements, regardless of the occasion. Before he began his demonstration, Root told us how he came to be […]

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Three Generations of Military Officers Married on New Year’s Eve

Three Generations of Military Officers Married on New Year’s Eve

First Lieutenant James Reily, Army Air Corps, spent 12 months in a German Prisoner of War (POW) Camp after being shot down and captured, returning from a bombing run over Austria. He almost died on several occasions but fate intervened. When General George C. Patton liberated the camp in the summer of 1945 he asked […]

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WHAT NOW?

Lil’ Bit O’Coin I wonder what ever happened to the Humphreys, that big-city family whose outings were dedicated – yes, dedicated – to how much money they could find on a New York street? Did it pay their rent? Buy their groceries? Well, it was reported that they found “thousands,” but I, as an equally […]

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Lifestyle

Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Extend Love Through a strange series of events, here were Adam and Eve live on the radio, 6 p.m. from the East Coast. The last caller had wondered why, when God said not to, Adam had taken a bite of the apple anyway. That act brought us choice and with that choice came sin and […]

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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Human TuneUp Column by Cath

No Guarantees If we were refrigerators or cars or computers, we would have a guarantee. But no. Here we all are hanging out on this swirling-through-space earth, never really knowing from one day to the next what life will bring. I admit to wishing we did have at least the following guarantees:  If we’re good, […]

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More Facts and Ideas about Conserving Resources Part 3

More Facts and Ideas about Conserving Resources Part 3

The Garden Club’s May meeting at SDG&E’s Innovation Center ended with a presentation by Janet O’Dea of Powers Plumbing. She says that California’s population should be around 60 million by 2050. (SDG&E projects 51 million. Either way, it’s a lot of people wanting water for drinking, cleaning, or irrigation.)    Californians may be deprived of some of […]

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Time is a Valuable Commodity – Decluttering Our Schedule

Many books exist on decluttering our homes, getting rid of things. Nowadays we have the “luxury” of being burdened by having and owning too many things. Shelves are crowded and homes feel stuffy. Things take over and cramp our quality of life. The same goes for our schedules. Calendars are filled day after day, season […]

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Entertainment

Blake Shelton Announces “Doing it to Country Songs” Tour

Blake Shelton Announces “Doing it to Country Songs” Tour

Country music superstar and Platinum-selling recording artist Blake Shelton takes a song from his current album “If I’m Honest” to bill his 2017 “Doing It To Country Songs” tour. Shelton and special guest RaeLynn, who announced the tour in a “Newlyweds” style game on Facebook Live, will perform in San Diego on Saturday, March 11, […]

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National Comedy Theatre Announces a New Year’s Eve Spectacular

National Comedy Theatre Announces a New Year’s Eve Spectacular

National Comedy Theatre (NCT), San Diego’s professional improv comedy club present its annual New Year’s Eve Spectacular performance and party on Saturday, Dec. 31 at 8:30 p.m. at 3717 India Street in Mission Hills. NCT guests gorge on a catered buffet, laugh through a hilarious improv comedy performance, down a champagne toast at midnight and […]

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Write Out Loud Presents Voices of Christmas

Write Out Loud Presents Voices of Christmas

A Story Concert Reading Write Out Loud – an organization founded in 2007 with a commitment to inspire, challenge and entertain by reading short stories aloud for a live audience – announces Voices of Christmas, the third production in their 10th Anniversary Season. Write Out Loud Story Concerts bring literature to life – aloud – […]

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Fashion Week San Diego 2016

Fashion Week San Diego 2016

by Stylishly Aubree Lynn, stylist, producer, writer October crept up on me fast this year. Suddenly I realized we were closing in on Fashion Week San Diego 2016. I am in the fashion industry, which is a fast paced business, and I’m currently pursuing my own endeavors. Added to that, I am a new mother […]

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Animal News

Dog Bites and Homeowners’ Liability Insurance

On a recent weekend, some friends and I were walking our dogs in Mission Hills. A loose pit bull approached our group, charged and bit my dog. We chased it away and called animal control. Thankfully, my dog wasn’t seriously hurt, but it got me thinking about the responsibilities of owning a pet. Owning a […]

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Puppy that survives serious fall goes home

Puppy that survives serious fall goes home

by Melissa Phy, County of San Diego Communications Office She may have been 100 feet down a ravine a couple weeks ago, but this two-and-a-half-month-old puppy is now living happily in the foothills of LA County with her new family, including two young girls, a dog and a cat. The German shepherd, rescued by a […]

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Local Organization Earns Nationwide Grant

Local Organization Earns Nationwide Grant

Horses of Tir Na Nog is thrilled to announce that it was one of eleven winners of the third annual ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®)  Help a Horse Day contest. Help a Horse Day is a nationwide grant competition for equine rescues and sanctuaries to raise awareness about the year-round work […]

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Part Two:   Kenya  Sojourn

Part Two: Kenya Sojourn

When I wrote about our trip to Kenya, I stressed the luxuriousness of our camps. The camp guides can identify each mammal, bird, reptile and probably insect. In addition, they know all the plants. Each camp guide leads you to a plethora of animals doing whatever they do normally. I heard the Latin names of […]

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Education

Making Friends with Yourself Class Combats High Stress of Teen Life

Making Friends with Yourself Class Combats High Stress of Teen Life

“You’re not smart enough to get that job.” “Could you look any worse in that dress?!” “People think you’re an idiot – and they’re totally right!” If someone were to talk to us this way, we’d avoid him or her like the plague. If a comment like this appeared on our social media, we’d unfriend […]

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Thirteen Deserving San Diego County Students Receive Scholarships

Thirteen Deserving San Diego County Students Receive Scholarships

The San Diego Air & Space Museum inspires young people to tackle the challenges of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics academic disciplines, and to make a difference in tomorrow’s world through an innovative, adventurous spirit. To further this goal, the Museum recently selected 13 graduating seniors from San Diego County high schools to receive […]

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St. Vincent’s Teams Up with Royal Stone Bistro to Raise Funds for School

St. Vincent’s Teams Up with Royal Stone Bistro to Raise Funds for School

St. Vincent de Paul School recently partnered with Royal Stone Bistro to raise funds for the school. Parents and community members who participated in the Lift a Fork fundraiser enjoyed fine dining while supporting new textbooks for the students at St. Vincent’s. Royal Stone Bistro was recently opened by St. Vincent parents John and Jackie […]

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Phone Talk – Part 1

While Apple is fighting with the government about the right to privacy on our iPhones, I am dealing with my own privacy issues. For those who have a generation of phone that allows Siri to be our personal assistant, we know that Siri does not always get our requests right. How many of us have […]

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Videos

Hispanic Media Awakens to Fluoridegate and Fluoridation Harm

Hispanic Media Awakens to Fluoridegate and Fluoridation Harm

Telemundo, a major news and programming outlet for Hispanics here in the U.S., has produced a three-part series in Spanish that aired recently. The series is called: Drinking Water or Poison? For the first time, CDC was put on the defensive about fluoridation harm to Latinos, and an interview happened at CDC. The first piece […]

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Young Actors’ Theatre presents a “spooky, kooky” Addams Family

Young Actors’ Theatre presents a “spooky, kooky” Addams Family

San Diego,CA- Whether you are a youth, adult or senior citizen, you no doubt have fond memories of the spooky, kooky, “ooky” family that lived in that grand old house with the zombie butler and the foghorn doorbell – the Addams Family. Originally conceived as a one-panel comic in The New Yorker by cartoonist Charles Addams, the bizarre […]

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VIDEO: Help Get the F Out…of Austin!

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VIDEO: Pediatrician Speaks Out On Fluoridation

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Randy Jones Invitational and Pacific Hospitality Group Announce Major Joint Efforts

Randy Jones Invitational and Pacific Hospitality Group Announce Major Joint Efforts

| December 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Randy Jones Golf Invitational, founded by the former San Diego Padres pitcher to raise money for local charity golf tournaments, and Pacific Hospitality Group, Inc. (PHG), which develops and manages hotel and resort properties throughout San Diego County, announced the beginning of a program that could potentially increase fundraising for hundreds of charities countywide. […]

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Shop, Stroll, Sip and Repeat

| December 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Krista Lombardi, president, Mission Hills Business Improvement District & Lombardi Team at Scott & Quinn Real Estate It is an exciting time of year for our BID with its annual election and neighborhood holiday events. A heartfelt “thank you” to our wonderful local shops and shoppers who participated in Small Business Saturday on November […]

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All Souls’ 65th Annual Christmas Home Tour

All Souls’ 65th Annual Christmas Home Tour

| December 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

All Souls’ Episcopal Church celebrates its 65th Christmas Home Tour and Marketplace from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, December 3. Just three weeks before Christmas, it can be a whole day of fun with family and friends. An expanded marketplace prompts festive planning, with gifts and decorations that include handmade treasures and home-cooked treats […]

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The Broken Yolk Café – Growing With OPM

| December 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

When is the last time you had an opportunity to participate at the start of something big? Every stock trader dreams of finding the next Amazon starting up. Look at Qualcomm and ViaSat, two local companies that have grown significantly in just a few years. Local theater lovers flock to shows that are headed for […]

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New Mission Hills-Hillcrest Harley & Bessie Knox Branch Library

New Mission Hills-Hillcrest Harley & Bessie Knox Branch Library

| December 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

On Tuesday, November 22, members of the community, dignitaries and government officials were present at the home of the future Mission Hills-Hillcrest Harley & Bessie Knox Branch Library, located at the corner of West Washington Street and Front Street. The purpose was to introduce the construction phase of the project. Speaking at the event were […]

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Sticking to it…in the face…of everything

| December 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Consistency is often a wandering target of “on again, off again” frustration. The problem is, the older we get, the easier it is to lose our gains and give up. Sticking to anything can be challenging. We know what we need to do. We know what we ought to do, but with the over crowded […]

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