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The 2022 Bob Stall Chevrolet La Mesa Oktoberfest is Back

The 2022 Bob Stall Chevrolet La Mesa Oktoberfest is Back

Since 1973, La Mesa Oktoberfest has been attracting attendees from across San Diego and Southern California for 3 FREE days of festive live music, including Oompa bands, tons of top-notch German food, and of course, steins filled to the brim with German & Craft beer! The Munich-inspired festivities will be returning to the La Mesa Village […]

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Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest Welcomes the Return of a Band from Germany

Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest Welcomes the Return of a Band from Germany

Tickets to the 52nd Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest are now on sale. Organizers of Southern California’s #1 Oktoberfest are ready to deliver another authentic Bavarian-style celebration for nine consecutive weekends September 10 to November 5. Ticket options range from general admission, preferred seating options, Sunday Family-Fun Packages, and Über Bürgermeister Party Packs. Other big news for […]

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Academy of Our Lady of Peace Names New Chair of the Board of Directors

Academy of Our Lady of Peace Names New Chair of the Board of Directors

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace (OLP), the oldest all-girls’ high school in San Diego, has named Danitza Villanueva as chair of the board of directors. Born in San Diego, Villanueva spent her youth with family in Tijuana and grew up on both sides of the border. She has transferred her unique insight of […]

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2nd Annual Cocktails for a Cause

2nd Annual Cocktails for a Cause

A Tribute to the Roaring 20’s The Positive Movement Foundation, a local non-profit committed to supporting and empowering underserved and at-risk children and youth backed by Dan Fulkerson, Channel 933’s Geena the Latina, Alex Soria Rojas, Hailey Waitt, Omid Sabet and Erick Diaz, is thrilled to announce their 2nd Annual Cocktails for a Cause: A Tribute […]

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Lifestyle

Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live™ Glow Party™

Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live™ Glow Party™

The first-ever Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party™ will descend on San Diego September 24 and 25 in the second stop on the show’s West Coast tour at Pechanga Arena (formally known as the San Diego Sports Arena), located at 3500 Sports Arena Blvd. San Diego, CA. The thrilling new experience brings audiences the […]

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Some of the Less Attractive Aspects of Age

Some of the Less Attractive Aspects of Age

First, I am not a doctor.  Therefore, what I write may or may not be true for you.  These are my personal observations of aging, which I find a fascinating topic.  We are all unique and our bodies react differently based on genetics and lifestyle factors. With that thought, I find it interesting that I […]

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What to Look for in your Annual Life Insurance Review

Seriously, when is the last time you reviewed your life insurance? I don’t mean the letter you get (and probably throw away) from your insurance agent every year asking if you need more. I mean really sitting down and thinking about the life insurance you have, why you have it and what you are paying […]

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Now’s Your Time to Fly High Without a Plane

Now’s Your Time to Fly High Without a Plane

iFLY Indoor Skydiving, the sports and recreation company whose mission is to fly you high while taking prices low, is offering a special deal this summer. Summer is the perfect time to experience something new, and for a limited time, save up to 30 percent on weekdays. iFLY is offering an opportunity to beat the […]

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Entertainment

Artistic Director Announces Departure from San Diego Junior Theatre

Artistic Director Announces Departure from San Diego Junior Theatre

San Diego Junior Theatre (SDJT)’s Artistic Director, Desha Crownover, will be departing her long-time position in the coming months to pursue new artistic endeavors. Crownover’s time with SDJT began over 25 years ago, first as a teaching artist and stage director. In 2007, she moved into the position of artistic director, which she has held […]

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North Coast Repertory Theatre Presents “Red Hot Mama”

North Coast Repertory Theatre Presents “Red Hot Mama”

Currently celebrating its 25th Anniversary, the award-winning show “Red Hot Mama” was conceived and written by Sharon McNight based on the writings and music of Ms. Sophie Tucker. Sophie introduced many songs that are still being sung today, including: Gershwin’s “The Man I Love”, “He’s A Good Man to Have Around;” “After You’ve Gone;” A […]

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Critically Endangered Orangutan Thriving at the San Diego Zoo

Critically Endangered Orangutan Thriving at the San Diego Zoo

Wildlife care team members at the San Diego Zoo recently celebrated two of the Zoo’s prominent primate residents: Kaja, a critically endangered Sumatran orangutan infant; and his mother, Indah. Following major health complications that left Indah hospitalized after giving birth, wildlife care specialists jumped in to care for Kaja and help nurture him during the critical early weeks of his life.  Due […]

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The Old Globe

The Old Globe

The Old Globe has announced the cast and creative team for William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Globe Resident Artist Patricia McGregor, who was recently named artistic director of New York Theatre Workshop, directs a cast of 20. The Bard’s beloved comedy is the concluding production of the Globe’s 2022 Summer Shakespeare Festival under the stars in the […]

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Animal News

Communicating with the Non-Human World

Communicating with the Non-Human World

I have always believed that there should be a way to communicate with living entities that are not human.  Given today’s state of the world, I am not sure humans are doing such a great job communicating with our own species.  I am not an “animal communicator,” nor do I wish to become one; I […]

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Birch Aquarium Presents Opening Date for Beyster Family Little Blue Penguins

Birch Aquarium Presents Opening Date for Beyster Family Little Blue Penguins

Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego announced July 12, 2022 as the opening date for Beyster Family Little Blue Penguins– the biggest addition to Birch Aquarium at Scripps in 30 years.  Beyster Family Little Blue Penguins follows the world’s smallest penguins on their journey from hatchlings to adults, highlighting the challenges they face in […]

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San Diego Zoo Welcomes Birth of Endangered Ring-tailed Lemur

San Diego Zoo Welcomes Birth of Endangered Ring-tailed Lemur

The San Diego Zoo recently welcomed the birth of a ring-tailed lemur infant at the Zoo’s Conrad Prebys Africa Rocks Madagascar Forest habitat. The female infant was born May 22 to first-time lemur mother, Rindra. Wildlife care specialists report the infant is doing very well, nursing properly and gaining weight.   “We are all so excited and honored to have […]

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Surprising Information about Bees

Surprising Information about Bees

In April, the Garden Club met at Mission Hills Nursery to hear Candace Vanderhoff from Solobee tell us the truth about bees.  I assumed that most of our food is directly or indirectly dependent on the European honeybees’ pollination.  We learned from Vanderhoff that the European honeybee is threatening our native bee population by bullying […]

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Education

Multi-Arts Programs Receive Funding for Summer Camps

Multi-Arts Programs Receive Funding for Summer Camps

This past summer the San Diego Foundation awarded the VAPA Foundation $900,000 to deliver an enriching expanded learning program for San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) students as part of Level Up San Diego Summer 2022. As part of the award, the VAPA Foundation hired local arts organizations to offer summer camps at 12 schools […]

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San Diego Automotive Museum holds New Exhibit, “Cars with Character”

San Diego Automotive Museum holds New Exhibit, “Cars with Character”

The San Diego Automotive Museum, San Diego’s premier transportation museum, will be premiering a new exhibit “Cars with Character” through Sunday, September 25. Cars and motorcycles on display play many roles in TV and film, acting as characters, settings, plot devices, or backgrounds. This exhibit showcases the distinct looks and abilities of an amazing variety […]

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13th Annual TwainFest at Heritage County Park in Old Town San Diego

13th Annual TwainFest at Heritage County Park in Old Town San Diego

WRITE OUT LOUD, an organization founded in 2007 with a commitmentto inspire, challenge and entertain by reading literature aloud for a live audience – announced the 13th Annual TwainFest. Twainfest will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, August 20 in Heritage County Park, 2455 Heritage Park Row in Old Town. There is […]

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Rehabilitated Historic College Building Opens at Scripps Mercy Hospital

A historic structure built nearly a century ago to train nurses is now taking on a new purpose, as the recently rehabilitated Woltman Family College Building at Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego has opened its doors for cancer support services for patients and families. Built in 1926, the Italian Renaissance-style building was previously known as […]

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Videos

Networking in Covid-19 w/ Steven David Elliot – DavidKamatoy.com Show 2020.10 #PresidioSentinel

Networking in Covid-19 w/ Steven David Elliot – DavidKamatoy.com Show 2020.10 #PresidioSentinel

Multi-creative entrepreneur and television host and producer David Kamatoy has released his latest video from The DavidKamatoy.com Show on networking in the era of Covid 19 with author and entrepreneur Steven David Elliot. In the segment, “Networking in Covid-19 with Steven David Elliot,” the two discuss the creation of Elliot’s networking program, Rockstar Connect, and […]

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How to Google Yourself Properly – KZTC7 DavidKamatoy.com Show

How to Google Yourself Properly – KZTC7 DavidKamatoy.com Show

(San Diego, CA) David Kamatoy, multi-creative entrepreneur and television producer has released his latest video, “How to Google Yourself Properly.” In this video, a segment from the new DavidKamatoy.com Show, he provides tips and suggestions to make searching for your own name on the internet powerful and effective. “People Google, or search, themselves on the […]

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Soul Swapmeet Brings Black Entrepreneurs Together to Showcase Talents

Soul Swapmeet Brings Black Entrepreneurs Together to Showcase Talents

San Diego Soul SwapmeetSaturday November 21, 2020 10a.m.-3p.m. Encore Event Center8253 Ronson RoadSan Diego, CA 92111 Nearly four-dozen Black entrepreneurs gathered to share their goods and services at the Soul Swapmeet held on Saturday, September 19, at the Encore Events Center in Kearny Mesa. The businesses and organizations on hand ran the gamut from art […]

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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.

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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.

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Scripps First in Region to Use Novel Implant to Heal Knee Ligament Tears

Scripps First in Region to Use Novel Implant to Heal Knee Ligament Tears

| September 5, 2022 | 0 Comments

Patients with tears of their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) now have a new treatment option that can replace the need for ACL reconstruction surgery, as Scripps Clinic became the first in San Diego County to perform surgery using a new implantable device that enables the body to heal its own torn ligament. The device – called […]

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Eight Delicious Days of Dining, Connection, and Great Memories

Eight Delicious Days of Dining, Connection, and Great Memories

| September 5, 2022 | 0 Comments

San Diego Restaurant Week, presented by the California Restaurant Association, returns to wow diners with over 100 restaurants across 30-plus neighborhoods for eight days of dining from Sunday, September 25, 2022, through Sunday, October 2, 2022. As the Fall season returns, San Diego Restaurant Week invites diners from throughout the County to connect, reflect, and […]

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Summer Vibe to Autumn Vibrance

Summer Vibe to Autumn Vibrance

| September 5, 2022 | 0 Comments

By Dixie Hall, President, Mission Hills BID and Owner of DixiePops We hope you are enjoying the final stretch of summer.  On most any given day during the last three months our sidewalks and businesses have been buzzing. Visitors from near and far, local San Diegans, and Mission Hills’ neighbors have packed our destination restaurants, […]

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No on Measure ‘C’

| September 5, 2022 | 0 Comments

By Lisa Mortensen  Measure ‘C’ will be on the ballot in November.  It will allow the lifting of the decades’ long height restriction in the Midway District.  If this restriction is lifted, then City Hall has basically allowed for a wholesale lifting of all building regulations; allowing for-profit developers to build high rises extending downtown […]

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<strong>Botanica to Open on North Park’s University Avenue in Late Summer 2022<br><br></strong>

Botanica to Open on North Park’s University Avenue in Late Summer 2022

| August 9, 2022 | 0 Comments

San Diego’s Be Saha Hospitality Group announced its newest concept opening this summer: Botanica, an art-forward cocktail bar from the team behind Tahona and Wormwood. Planned to open at the end of summer in the heart of North Park at 3139 University Avenue, Botanica will bring an immersive drinking and social experience to San Diego through its […]

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Leon Williams Celebrates His 100th Birthday and Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Leon Williams Celebrates His 100th Birthday and Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

| August 9, 2022 | 0 Comments

Local elected officials and community leaders honored longtime political and equal rights leader Leon L. Williams with special awards this past month to help celebrate his 100th birthday. Williams was awarded a Life Achievement Award by the County. Williams was elected San Diego’s first Black city councilman in 1969 and first Black county supervisor in […]

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