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NAVWAR Pursues Major Transformation of Its Campus Facility

NAVWAR Pursues Major Transformation of Its Campus Facility

NAVWAR is a major tenant at Naval Base Point Loma Old Town Campus (NBPL OTC). It is comprised of 70.5 acres (48.7 acres OTC Site 1 and 21.8 acre OTC Site 2). NBPL OTC is approximately 1.5 miles from downtown San Diego and 1/2 mile to San Diego International Airport, and is located in the […]

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Life Offers Lots of Opportunities Beyond Our Wildest Dreams

Life Offers Lots of Opportunities Beyond Our Wildest Dreams

Having been in the San Diego fashion industry for many years has provided me a great career and life journey. I used to produce and style shows in my teens. Then in my twenties the shows I produced always had a mix of adults and kids as models. It was a pleasure to work with […]

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The Old Globe

The Old Globe

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of “Little Women” by Kate Hamill. This brand-new version of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel about Jo March and her three unforgettably distinct sisters is presented in association with Dallas Theater Center and is directed by Sarah Rasmussen (artistic director of Jungle Theater, which originally commissioned the play). “Little Women” will run Saturday, March 14 through Sunday, April 19, 2020 on the Donald and […]

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Lyft Opens Largest Driver Center to Date in San Diego

Lyft Opens Largest Driver Center to Date in San Diego

This past February, Lyft officially opened its 35,000 square-foot Driver Center at 1240 West Morena Boulevard in San Diego. The Bay Park facility, formerly Toys “R” Us,  serves as a one-stop shop for thousands of Lyft drivers, providing them affordable and competitively-priced vehicle repairs, maintenance and other essential services, along with other driver support. This […]

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Lifestyle

Another Aspect of Aging:  Lessons learned in My 80th Year

Another Aspect of Aging: Lessons learned in My 80th Year

A year ago, I wrote an article about how much fun and how interesting it is to grow old. I still believe that, but I have learned that the veracity of that statement tempers as time goes on. My current belief is that as long as the body cooperates, the sky is the limit. Sadly, […]

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January is National Blood Donor Month

January is National Blood Donor Month

During the month of January, we are reminded by the American Red Cross to donate blood.  That’s because, during this month, there is typically a short supply due to the holidays (vehicle accidents) and an increase in communicable illnesses. With that in mind, a family in North Carolina is forever grateful to the blood donors […]

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WHAT NOW?

Don’t Call “Amy” by Laura Walcher Well, I did.  I called Amy.  Sweetly, I thanked her for her consideration.  She’d called to tell me that she could probably get me an appointment to have my car serviced; very appreciated, I’m a busy woman.  In fact, I’d been so busy that I wound up..well, I couldn’t […]

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How to Avoid Overeating During the Holidays

From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve, you are probably inundated with dinner parties and cocktail hours to celebrate the holidays. These events are a great time to be joyful with the people you love– but they can be a dangerous trap if you are trying to watch your weight. So how do you stick with […]

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Entertainment

WHAT NOW?

WHAT NOW?

Peacemaker Awards 2020 by Laura Walcher Are this year’s ‘Peacemaker Awards” more important than ever?  Inarguable, I declare, as each day’s news delivers less and less peace in our country, and in our world. All the more challenging for our National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC), dedicated to crafting, implementing, managing peaceful solutions to our society’s, […]

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Globe Guilders Host 30th Annual Fashion Show to Support The Old Globe

Globe Guilders Host 30th Annual Fashion Show to Support The Old Globe

The Globe Guilders presents Celebrating Couture 2020, their 30th annual fashion show and luncheon, presented by Neiman Marcus, to benefit The Old Globe’s artistic and arts engagement programs and support the impact the Globe makes in the San Diego community and across the nation. Neiman Marcus is producing a special treat for the audience this year with a rare exclusive—they will […]

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Awards Viewing Party With an Impressive Venue and Activities

Awards Viewing Party With an Impressive Venue and Activities

The 2020 San Diego International Film Festival Awards Viewing Party begins at 4:30 p.m., Sunday, February 9 at 41 West – Penthouse Floor, located at 2604 Fifth Avenue in San Diego, CA 92103. Walk the red carpet and watch the Academy Awards® in style at the top of one of San Diego’s newest and most […]

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Toronto’s Beyond the Pale brings its Balkan-Klezmer fusion to San Diego

Toronto’s Beyond the Pale brings its Balkan-Klezmer fusion to San Diego

Beyond the Pale (BTP), Toronto’s award-winning acoustic-roots ensemble known for its unique take on klezmer, Balkan and Romanian music is bringing its string and reed-powered sound to the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, CA on Saturday, February 29, as a part of its West Coast tour. The occasion has prompted BTP co-founder and mandolin […]

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Animal News

My Cats and the Escape Artist

My Cats and the Escape Artist

We have two cats, Lord Harry S. Plushbottom, an 18-pound ragdoll who goes by “Harry,” and a nine pound black cat, Cayman Last, known as Cayman.  (My daughter’s last name is Last and should Cayman outlive us, he will become a member of the Last family.)  Harry is gentle, slow moving, and is content with […]

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New Burro Arrives Just In Time for Bowling for Burros

New Burro Arrives Just In Time for Bowling for Burros

Horses of Tir Na Nog welcomes Harlie, a new burro to the ranch, just in time for their annual Bowling for Burros fundraiser. Her two friends, Corey and Carolita, two older grey mares, accompanied Harlie. “All three of these equines were part of a County of San Diego Department of Animal Services case involving an […]

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Attracting Backyard Birds with Mike Matherly

Attracting Backyard Birds with Mike Matherly

At its first meeting in 2020, Mission Hills Garden Club was entertained and educated about what we could do to encourage birds to visit our yards.  A long-time member of the Audubon Society, Mike Matherly is well versed about birds.  As he took us through his slide show, he knew what species was singing in […]

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Grooming, Not Just For Looking Pretty

Grooming, Not Just For Looking Pretty

By Salvador Gomez, head groomer at VCA Hillcrest Animal Hospital One of my primary roles as a pet groomer is to make pet owners aware of certain things we experience with your pets. In some cases, our findings are life saving. One day I was grooming a dog and came across a new, mole-like growth. […]

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Education

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace to Host Architects of Change

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace to Host Architects of Change

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace (OLP), the oldest all-girls’ high school in San Diego, will host its 8th Annual Architects of Change (AOC) live speaking engagement. The event, which takes place at 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 3 at OLP, will feature child entrepreneur, Alina Morse. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in […]

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Mission Hills 5k Run/Walk Takes Participants Through Historic Neighborhood

Mission Hills 5k Run/Walk Takes Participants Through Historic Neighborhood

The annual Mission Hills 5k takes place at 8 a.m., Saturday, March 21. Promising fun for the whole family, this run/walk will wind through the scenic, historic neighborhood of Mission Hills, beginning and ending at Grant K-8 (1425 Washington Place). Runners of all ages and fitness levels are encouraged to register at www.missionhills5k.com. All proceeds […]

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Mission Hills Heritage 2020 Walking Tour

Mission Hills Heritage 2020 Walking Tour

“Mission Hills – Heart and Soul,” Mission Hills Heritage’s 2020 annual walking tour, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 14 in the Mission Hills neighborhood of San Diego.  The guided walking tour will focus on the original subdivision known as “Mission Hills” mapped out by local businessman and developer George […]

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Paying for College

A college education gives your child a significant advantage in today’s job market, generally delivering higher earnings throughout their entire working life. Over the years, Congress has introduced many different incentives to help families afford the cost. Here are several of the key incentives and how they can help with you with the rising cost […]

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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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Other Recent Posts

How About In March?

How About In March?

| March 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

by J. Daniel Geddis, Team D&B at One Mission Realty and President of the Mission Hills Business Improvement District I am just back from a Mission Hills Improvement District (BID) Mixer hosted by Tami Ratliffe and Ali Dorvillier, owners of new business Lewis | Fay Home Collection and Design. The hospitality, food, and drink were […]

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The Transformation of Mail Station on Washington Street

The Transformation of Mail Station on Washington Street

| March 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Since 2008, Chris Sykes has been the owner and operator of Mail Station, located at 325 W. Washington Street, Suite 2 in Mission Hills. This past January, Lancelet Knight (that is his correct name), assumed ownership and management of the business. Knight, who has had management experience in the postal service business, also had an […]

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I Love More When I Love Me More

| March 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you’re familiar with the phrase, “You can’t pour from an empty cup,” then you understand the reasoning behind caring for yourself first — you have to be whole to be helpful. These days, people are busier than ever, and when you have a spouse, relatives, coworkers, friends and children in the mix, your responsibilities […]

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Politicians Who Are Trying To Make A Positive Difference

Politicians Who Are Trying To Make A Positive Difference

| March 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

As we all know, the political world we live in today has gotten really ugly.  And, for the most part, the series of recent negative occurrences (locally and nationally) are creating distance between government and the people.  Elected officials who have their own agendas and won’t be independent of their political alliances are destroying government, […]

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“Stop Undermining Democracy Now”

| March 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

By Jim Bates, Retired, Democratic City Councilman, County Supervisor and Congressman “Stop Undermining Democracy Now” (SUDN) is calling on the United States Congress to introduce a Constitutional Amendment to require a 2/3rds affirmative vote of Members of the House of Representatives, instead of a simple majority, to “impeach” the President of the United States of […]

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March for Meals 5K Charity Walk Benefits Meals on Wheels San Diego County

March for Meals 5K Charity Walk Benefits Meals on Wheels San Diego County

| March 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

Join Meals on Wheels San Diego County for its annual March for Meals 5K Charity Walk presented by Barona Band of Mission Indians at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, March 22. This free and fun fitness event will help support San Diego’s homebound and isolated senior population, as well as their furry companions, through their Animeals pet meal delivery program. Although the event […]

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