Local News

It’s All About March

by Krista Lombardi, President, Mission Hills BID Lombardi Team at Scott & Quinn Real Estate Services We owe a debt of gratitude to Mars, the Roman god, after whom March is named. It was during this month when spring began and the military campaign season got underway, following winter. Since childhood, springtime has always been […]

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Past, Present, and Future

Past, Present, and Future

Fashion Week San Diego Spring Showcase Who doesn’t love a good night out, hanging with girlfriends, cocktails, shopping, and spending the evening at one of the most iconic venues in San Diego? I know I sure do! With that in mind, here’s an invitation on behalf of Fashion Week San Diego, to the 10th Annual […]

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Mission Hills Heritage to Host Free Workshop on Historic Districts

Do you want to know the facts about historic districts and what they mean for you and your neighbors? Then mark your calendars for Saturday, March 11, 2017, when Mission Hills Heritage will host a free public workshop to explain and answer questions about historic districts. The workshop will take place in the auditorium of […]

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Propagation:  An addicting pastime.

Propagation: An addicting pastime.

Part 1: Sexual Propagation: Growing plants from Seeds On a sunny Saturday, Jill Schmidt, a fellow member of the Mission Hills Garden Club and San Diego Horticultural Society, and I drove to El Cajon for a propagation workshop. Anne Moore, English native but in the U.S. long enough to have lost most of her accent, […]

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Lifestyle

Estate Planning Is More than Just a Will

Not too long ago, I wrote about the most basic estate-planning tool: your will. If you have children, or really anyone whom you wish to benefit at your death, your will is the most essential foundation for putting your affairs in order after you’re gone. However, “after you’re gone” isn’t the only scenario your estate […]

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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Five choices other than wearing out Indulge me, please, while I restate the obvious: you can only overdo something for so long until there is a price to pay. Overworking without breaks and enough rest can quickly lead to a dip in health. You wear yourself out. How long can you keep overworking? Only you […]

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“Coldmaggedon” Got You This Season?

“Coldmaggedon” Got You This Season?

by Violet Green Did you succumb to “coldmaggedon” this winter season? No. Well lucky you! Many of the rest of us were not so fortunate. When we had cold and flu season last year in San Diego, I remember there were lots of colds and sniffles and even some serious cases of whooping cough. This […]

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Watching Over Me

February, the love month, and just who do I love? Lately my six-year old granddaughter Mila is leading the pack. How can I not love her best when she answers questions like this: Me: “I have not seen you in a month, do you still remember me?” Her: “Of course I remember you, you’re my […]

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Entertainment

What Now?

What Now?

Peacemaker Awards, Not a Moment Too Soon Absent the 20th century world wars, can we remember a time since, so filled with conflict, seemingly invading every aspect of our society, seemingly propelled by American’s thin-skinned, rash president? Tough times. All the more reason to recognize, honor and celebrate the National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC), which […]

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MADCAPS Presents 57th Annual Benefit Show

MADCAPS Presents 57th Annual Benefit Show

Mothers and Daughters Club Assisting Philanthropies (MADCAPS) celebrates 57 years of community service with its annual benefit show Thursday, March 9 through Saturday, March 11, in Point Loma Nazarene University’s Brown Chapel Theater. The theme for this year is “On Broadway,” featuring Broadway hit shows such as “Grease,” “Chicago,” “Saturday Night Fever,” “School of Rock,” […]

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Havana Nights is Fast Approaching

Havana Nights is Fast Approaching

St. Vincent de Paul School’s Annual Fundraiser Get ready for Havana Nights at St. Vincent de Paul School in Mission Hills presents its Annual Big Bash on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the Doubletree by Hilton – Mission Valley. The evening begins with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. where guests can bid on their […]

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“A Wrinkle in Time” Transports Audiences Through Time and Space

“A Wrinkle in Time” Transports Audiences Through Time and Space

Based on the Newberry Award winning novel by Madeleine L’Engle and adapted for the stage by John Glore, “A Wrinkle in Time” is the story of Meg Murry, a young woman who is transported on an adventure through time and space to rescue her scientist father from the evil forces that hold him prisoner. With […]

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Animal News

From 92 to 123 Dogs Rescued

From 92 to 123 Dogs Rescued

Last month, the San Diego Humane Society became part of a life-saving journey to rescue 92 Yorkies from a residence in San Diego County. Now the number of dogs rescued has grown to 123 (114 dogs and nine puppies). According to the San Diego Humane Society, it is not unusual for hoarders to hide animals […]

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Three Horses Find a New Home

Three Horses Find a New Home

As 2016 came to a close, County of San Diego Department of Animal Services continued to rescue abandoned and neglected horses throughout the County. While several have found loving homes, three had remained unadopted. • Elton’s family was evicted in June. He and his buddies were left behind. Chronic foot issues left him waiting for […]

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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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Education

Winner of Regional Finals is Announced

Winner of Regional Finals is Announced

A National Poetry Recitation Competition for High School Students 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. announced the 2017 winner of the Poetry Out Loud Regional Finals. The Regional finals were held this past Febrary at the […]

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St. Vincent de Paul School Presents Havana Nights

Get ready for Havana Nights as St. Vincent de Paul School in Mission Hills presents their Annual Big Bash on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the Doubletree by Hilton – Mission Valley. The evening begins with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. where guests can bid on their favorite silent auction items followed at 7:30 […]

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Watershed Conservancy Offers Opportunity for All

Watershed Conservancy Offers Opportunity for All

In September my eyes opened to new ideas and knowledge. Jess Norton of the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy presented a wealth of information about her organization. Its mission is “to preserve, protect and share the natural and cultural resources of the San Dieguito River Valley through collaborative efforts to acquire lands, complete trails, restore […]

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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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Videos

“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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Old Town Festival

Old Town Festival

Old Town will be celebrating there Art Festival this weekend. There will be over 80 vendors and today on GMSD, three of them, TwigKids, Leight Works Jewelry and Bomerito Art, share a sample of what will be displayed at this FREE festival.

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Cabrillo National Monument Foundation Celebrates its 60th Anniversary

Cabrillo National Monument Foundation Celebrates its 60th Anniversary

From 6:30 to 10 p.m., Saturday, April 23, the Cabrillo National Monument Foundation will be having a celebration of its 60th anniversary. Local restaurants and beer and wine establishments have contributed to the event to participate in the celebration. According to Julie Crider, proprietor of Rose’s Tasting Room of Old Town, “We’re pleased to join […]

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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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Other Recent Posts

When is the Best Time to Exercise?

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There have been many debates about the effectiveness of exercise during certain parts of the day. While nighttime workouts have been thought to disrupt sleep, new research adds in a new factor of the body’s circadian rhythm to determine the best time to exercise. The human body has a circadian rhythm that corresponds with the […]

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Encountering Ayn Rand at Fourteen?

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I was 14 when I saw “The Fountainhead” with Gary Cooper and Patricia Neal. I saw the film on a Saturday afternoon at the North Park Theater (a 10 cents trolley ride from our home on Redwood Street on the border with South Park). The “gang” I hung out were all from the neighborhood and […]

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BiCE — Worldwide Acclaim

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BiCE! How do you pronounce it? “Beez”? “Beys”? “Bike”? Surprise! The name of this outstanding restaurant is pronounced “bee-chay.” The restaurant is named after its founder, Beatrice Ruggeri, who was nicknamed affectionately “Bice.” She was born on a farm in Italy, the eldest of ten children. As such, she had to work hard to help […]

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Local Ronald McDonald House Receives Gifts from UnitedHealthcare

Local Ronald McDonald House Receives Gifts from UnitedHealthcare

| March 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

UnitedHealthcare donated Valentine’s Day-themed gifts to families at Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego this past February. The gifts, in the form of 150 toy bags for kids, were delivered to families and officials of the Ronald McDonald House. In addition to toys, the colorful packages – known as Grins 2 Go bags – […]

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Beauty by Dolly Partners with Big Sister League of San Diego

Beauty by Dolly Partners with Big Sister League of San Diego

| March 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Beauty by Dolly, a leading natural hair removal studio, partnered with Big Sister League of San Diego, a local nonprofit dedicated to providing transitional housing and support services for women affected by mental illness, homelessness and abuse, to provide free beauty makeovers during Random Acts of Kindness Week this past February. “In celebration of Random […]

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SANDAG Board Approves Independent Examination

| March 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Agency Revenue Forecasting Issues In Question In a unanimous vote, the SANDAG Board of Directors directed agency staff to hire an outside party to initiate an independent examination of issues surrounding the agency’s sales tax revenue forecasts, and also approved a work plan developed by agency staff to improve data integrity and accuracy. In recent […]

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