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County Animal Services Rescue More than 40 Animals

Animal Control Officers removed 31 horses, three llamas, four Dexter (miniature) cattle, five geese, and one dog from a property located in the 28300 block of Hell Creek Road in Valley Center. County Animal Services had been trying to get the owner to provide the necessary care for the animals without success. A notice posted […]

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“It’s a Beautiful Day in this Neighborhood, a Beautiful Day for a Neighbor”

by Trish Watlington, president, Mission Hills BID But… would you know that The Washington Street Maintenance Assessment District (WSMAD), established in 1998, was a big part of the beauty in Mission Hills? The purpose of the WSMAD is to install and maintain the landscaped medians, trees, and other aesthetic improvements on Washington Street that replaced […]

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Santa Fe Market at Bazaar del Mundo

Pawn Trader Art Quintana Will Appraise Guests’ Fine Indian Jewelry Collectors of fine Native American jewelry, art, hand woven rugs and Pendleton blankets will enjoy an unforgettable weekend among some of the Southwest’s finest artists at Bazaar del Mundo’s Santa Fe Market, September 19 to 21 in Old Town.  The event runs 10 a.m. to 8 […]

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Library Shop to Host “Booked for the Evening”

The Central Library at Joan & Irwin Jacobs Common will host “Booked for the Evening,” a rooftop soiree fundraiser hosted by the Library Shop on Sept. 11, 2014 from 7 to 10 p.m. Guests will be whisked to the ninth floor rooftop patio and enter a “literary-chic” themed party featuring a selection of fresh, locally […]

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Lifestyle

Human TuneUp Column by Cath

  The Benefits of Trusting Our Intuition Here are the various answers I have recorded over time in answer to “How does intuition benefit you?” Notice the ones that apply to you. ? As a warning system: something in you says “Watch out.” ? To assist in making decisions: tuning into body messages as you […]

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The Artful Spirit

Live Artfully in a Garden “You can learn a lot of things from the flowers…,” the bouquet of beauty crooned to Alice in her Wonderland. Isn’t this so true! Our gardens are our wonderland, reaching their colorful pinnacle for we are surrounded by beauty that fills our senses. There’s a wealth of happiness and romance […]

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I’m Done

My first close friend Sheila was always a difficult person. During high school and college we managed to stay close and because we had this long history I tended to overlook these imperfections. After college she moved to Chicago and our lives went in different directions. She never married and worked from graduation until retirement […]

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What Now?

Sensitive Techniques for a Balanced Life “It’s all about balance,” said movie mogul George Lucas, who juggled raising two children as a single father, his movies and Skywalker Ranch (the mini-city of which he is not merely mayor, but king). He can probably afford to buy all the balance he wants. Bill Gates says, just […]

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Entertainment

The Funny Side of the Law

Mission Hills Books & Collectibles, 4054 Goldfinch Street, San Diego, CA 92103 (entry on Ft. Stockton Street) is having a book-signing at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, September 27 with For more than 30 years, Sevilla, a widely respected San Diego defense attorney, has been collecting funny stories from the halls of justice — slips of the […]

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The Australian Pink Floyd Performs in San Diego

Get ready for an audiovisual extravaganza courtesy of The Australian Pink Floyd Show (TAPFS). The show features a multi-million dollar light show, multiple inflatables and stunning laser effects, all coupled with note perfect renditions of Pink Floyd’s biggest hits. This show, already seen by four -million people, is described as “The best tribute band in […]

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Fun Free Things to Do at San Diego Comic Con without a Badge

You say you wanted to go to the San Diego Comic Con but you couldn’t get a badge? Well fear not, friends, because there are plenty of cool things to do for free around the world’s biggest Geek-fest. From a free Interactive Zone where you can mingle with some of your favorite characters and even […]

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VIDEO: Television and Film Actor Mark Christopher Lawrence and Mayor Faulconer at Comic Con

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Animal News

Local Award Honors People Who Help Pets

  The San Diego Humane Society and SPCA held its second annual Animal Compassion Awards to recognize and pay tribute to the extraordinary animals and animal lovers throughout San Diego County. Nominations were collected in three categories, Animal Impact, Humane Hero and Pet-Friendly Destination. Military couple 1st Lieutenant Alisa Sieber-Johnson and Lieutenant Shawn Johnson founded […]

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Bowling for Burros

  Horses of Tir Na Nog is bowling for burros. Burro lovers and bowlers alike are invited to help raise money for the burros at Horses of Tir Na Nog and for Burro Brigade, their youth-empowerment program. It will take place from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 13 at North County Tavern+Bowl in North […]

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Blessing of Your Animals

  Sunday, January 19 in Old Town State Park Old Town State Park is holding its annual Blessing of the Animals from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Sunday, January 19. Wild and exotic animals will also be on display and animal adoptions will also take place. This free, pet-friendly event will take place from 12:30 to […]

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“San Diego Zoo Kids” Brings Joy to Sick and Ill Children

by Dove Kirby Not every press release has a pangolin as a presenter. This month, I was fortunate enough to attend an extremely unique event at Rady Children’s hospital, at which rare animals and some very special patients were in attendance. It was the official launch of a pioneering partnership between the two prominent San […]

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Education

Life Insurance – What’s The Catch?

Life insurance is an important part of any financial plan. It is designed to provide financial resources for a family in the event that a member’s premature death would cause financial hardship for the survivors. However, life insurance is often used for a variety of creative purposes beyond its intended design, and therein lies the […]

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Back to School with the Children´s Needs in Mind

by Mrs. Freud While the kids are still enjoying the last of summer, parents are getting ready for their next round of classes, assignments, meetings, etc. It can be very stressful for the parents, especially if the child has any kind of diagnosed needs, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). We can all learn […]

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The Art of Propagating Plants

By Barb Strona While I am no gardener and don’t have a great deal of success with my garden, I love flowers. In March I attended a workshop on propagation which really caught my fancy. Liz Youngflesh, owner of Vista’s Garden Glories Nursery, propagates the plants she sells. Youngflesh demonstrated various methods of propagating plants. […]

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St. Vincent’s School Loves a Parade

  The recent San Diego St. Patrick’s Day Parade was well represented by St. Vincent’s school, complete with Principal Sr. Kathleen Walsh leading the float entry, riding in a convertible Shelby Mustang and waving to the large crowd with Irish flags. The school parents and students alike, all busily got to work on the school […]

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Videos

TASTE OF MISSION HILLS Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 5-9 p.m.

San Diego, CA- Taste of Mission Hills returns on Oct. 15, 2013 from 5-9p.m. With over a dozen restaurants participating. Tickets are just $20 each and can be purchased at Gelato Vera, Chase, USBank and State Farm in Mission Hills. For more information visit http://TreasureMissionHills.com

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Visitors to Reinvigorated Morena District Discovering Exciting New Shopping and Dining

Participating businesses give shoppers a chance at thousands in prizes during free June “Explore Morena” raffle promotion. It’s easy to win in the Morena District’s “Explore Morena” prize raffle from June 1-30. All people have to do is visit any of the dozens of businesses and drop in a business card or entry form into […]

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Taste of Morena 4.23.2013 Sample 19 Restaurants in San Diego’s Morena District

San Diego, CA- The 6th Annual Taste of Morena will feature 19 Restaurants in San Diego’s Morena District on Tuesday April 23, 2013 from 5-9 p.m. shuttles will be provided by Old Town Trolley and tickets are just $20. Sample portions from 19 of the best restaurants in the district with tastes ranging from Italian, […]

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WATCHING THE MASTER AT WORK

Contemporary Fine Artist Concetta Antico to Paint in a Live Demonstration When a painter is working in their medium they are immersed in a trance of thoughts and movement. Nothing is more delightful than to watch their creation come alive. The act is intense and spiritual bringing the viewer into a world of pure miracle […]

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Jazz 88.3 FM Named 2014 “Station of the Year”

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 Local nonprofit radio station KSDS-FM (Jazz 88.3) has been named the 2014 “Station of the Year” (markets 1-25) by JazzWeek Magazine. The station was awarded the same distinction in 2012. “It’s an honor to be recognized for a second time by our loyal listeners and jazz industry leaders with this prestigious award,” said Jazz 88.3 […]

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Green Jazz at Dizzy’s

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At 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21 three notable San Diego musicians will present A Night of Green Jazz, with Chris Vitas and Keltik Kharma, featuring Chris, violin(s); Fred Benedetti, guitar; Jeff Pekarek, bass; and Duncan Moore, drums. Green Jazz is a lost art form that infuses traditional Irish fiddle tunes with intricate jazz harmonies (by […]

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The 13th Annual San Diego Film Festival Returns September 24-28, 2014

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The 2014 San Diego Film Festival will launch on September 24-28, with award-winning independent films, filmmakers, actors, panels and parties. The Festival, now in its 13th year and featuring more than 100 film screenings, will be held at the Reading Theater in Downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter (701 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, 92101) and ArcLight […]

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10TH Annual Mission Hills Heritage Home Tour Explores the Romance of Spanish Style Architecture and Design

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The tall, slender palms gracing the sidewalks of many streets in Mission Hills today set the scene for the multitude of homes with a Spanish flair in the neighborhood, outside and in. Hosted by Mission Hills Heritage, “The Romance of the Spanish Style” is the theme of the organization’s Tenth Annual Home Tour slated for […]

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“I Give Up”

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Sticking to a fitness routine over the long haul takes guts, determination, courage and a dose of motivation. If being fit and healthy were an easy proposition, everyone would look younger and live longer, but given it is not easy, grasping on to some distant visions of who you are likely to become down the […]

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Champion Quality — The Patio on Goldfinch

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A champion is a winner. Gina Champion-Cain is a winner in much more than name. She’s a winner in her real estate business, her lifestyle branding and marketing, and her ventures into retail marketing, Over the past several years she has also established herself as a winner in the local restaurant business. About 15 months […]

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