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Festival Celebrates the Region’s Distillery Makers with Tastings

Festival Celebrates the Region’s Distillery Makers with Tastings

The San Diego Distillers Guild Fest returns from 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday, October 30 at The Lane, located at 900 Bayfront Court.  Launched in 2019 to hundreds of enthusiastic attendees, the Guild paused last year’s festival as distillers temporarily pivoted to produce sanitizer. Now returning and ready to show off San Diego’s craft distilling community, this year’s festival […]

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Ghost Ship Experience for a Family Friendly Halloween Weekend

Ghost Ship Experience for a Family Friendly Halloween Weekend

Maritime Museum of San Diego embraces the profound and puzzling mystery behind the 282-ton brigantine MaryCeleste, famed as the ghost ship abandoned in 1872 – leaving researchers and maritime history buffs unable to solve how the vessel’s captain and crew went missing, with no signs of fire, explosion or other incidents. Theories as to why the ship was abandoned range […]

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San Diego Student Receives International Young Eco-Hero Award

San Diego Student Receives International Young Eco-Hero Award

Kyle Tianshi, a 14-year-old from San Diego, is one of 25 young environmental activists from across the globe honored by Action For Nature (AFN) as a 2021 International Young Eco-Hero, an award that recognizes eco-conscious youth ages 8 to 16 who are taking crucial steps to solve tough environmental problems. Kyle won the Innovator Award […]

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Home Start to Hold 14th Annual Hallo-Wine Fall Festival

Home Start to Hold 14th Annual Hallo-Wine Fall Festival

Home Start, Inc., a nonprofit child abuse prevention and treatment agency that has strengthened and developed San Diego’s families and communities since 1972, will hold its 14th Annual Hallo-Wine Fall Festival from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, October 23, 2021. The event will once again take place outdoors on the grounds of the Historic Burnham House in Balboa Park, located at 3565 Seventh […]

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Lifestyle

Propagation of Bougainvillea

Propagation of Bougainvillea

Some of you know that October is my birthday month. And, since we didn’t meet over the summer season, I decided to use this article to chat about what is currently of importance to me. In the late 1960s, San Diego State had climbing bougainvillea cascading down a hill to the parking lot just off […]

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Privacy in Today’s Social Media World

At Blankinship & Foster, we spend a LOT of time thinking about security and privacy to protect our clients’ hard-earned assets. So, when I set up a Venmo account recently to pay a buddy of mine for some football tickets, I was horrified by the amount of information available publicly. As I was setting up […]

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Mattress Recycling Council’s California Program Celebrates Fifth Year

Mattress Recycling Council’s California Program Celebrates Fifth Year

The Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) continues to lead the way in product stewardship in California. The organization’s 2020 Annual Report, recently submitted to state officials, shows that despite the disruptions and challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, MRC continued to strengthen its California mattress recycling program known as Bye Bye Mattress, worked with local and state leaders […]

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego – William J. Oakes Branch – Reopens

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego – William J. Oakes Branch – Reopens

Over the last 18 months, many kids have been isolated due to COVID, spending more time playing video games than playing outside with friends. Now, after being closed as a result of the pandemic, The Boys & Girls Club of Greater San Diego – William J. Oakes Branch in Logan Heights is reopening to its […]

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Entertainment

Mechanical Figures Come to Life at the Fleet Science Center

Mechanical Figures Come to Life at the Fleet Science Center

The Fleet Science Center is pleased to announce the opening of Mechanics Alive, featuring exhibits from the Cabaret Mechanical Theater. The engaging traveling exhibition gives visitors an up?close look at a collection of wonderful automata. It opens October 9, 2021, at the Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park and will be on view through January 17, 2022. This exhibition is […]

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4th Annual PoeFest

4th Annual PoeFest

Three Nights of Ghostly Interactions Write Out Loud presents the 4th Annual San Diego PoeFest at 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. from Friday through Sunday, October 29 through Sunday 31 at the Villa Montezuma Museum, located at 1925 K St., San Diego 92102.  This historic Queen Anne Victorian was named “The Palace of […]

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San Diego Watercolor Society’s September Exhibit

San Diego Watercolor Society’s September Exhibit

The San Diego Watercolor Society begin the month with a brand-new exhibit titled Beyond Rules that runs from Friday, September 3 through Saturday, September 25, available exclusively in person for their members. The gallery, located at 2825 Dewey Street, Suite 105, Building 202, is also offering a variety of in-person workshops throughout the month for all skill […]

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San Diego Open Men’s Professional Tennis Tournament Takes Place at Barnes Tennis Center

San Diego Open Men’s Professional Tennis Tournament Takes Place at Barnes Tennis Center

Tickets are now on sale for the $600,000 San Diego Open. The ATP 250-Level tournament is scheduled to be played Monday, September 27 through Sunday, October 3, 2021 at the Barnes Tennis Center, located at 4490 West Point Loma Boulevard. Fans can purchase tickets through the official tournament website at: www.barnessdopen.com. Ticket prices range from $10 […]

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Animal News

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Raises Rare Egyptian Vulture

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Raises Rare Egyptian Vulture

After more than four decades of successfully breeding, rearing and introducing California condors and other vultures back into their native habitats, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is ushering in a new era of vulture conservation. Wildlife care specialists at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park have begun hatching and raising the Western Egyptian vulture, a […]

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Spectacular Fall Celebrations Planned at San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Spectacular Fall Celebrations Planned at San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park

This year, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is celebrating kids in a big way during October’s Kids Free Month, by offering amazingly fun activities and experiences for the whole family at the nonprofit conservation organization’s two wildlife parks. Throughout the entire month of October, kids ages 11 and younger will receive free admission to the […]

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San Diego Zoo Safari Park Welcomes a Tamandua Pup

San Diego Zoo Safari Park Welcomes a Tamandua Pup

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is proud to announce the birth of a southern tamandua (pronounced tuh MAN deh wah) pup at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The female pup, yet to be named, was born July 21 to first-time tamandua parents, Cora and Fernando. Wildlife care specialists report the pup is healthy, and Cora is […]

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California Animal Welfare Funders Collaborative Awards Nearly $300,000 in Grants

California Animal Welfare Funders Collaborative Awards Nearly $300,000 in Grants

California Animal Welfare Funders Collaborative (CAWFC) recently awarded nearly $300,000 in grants to 27 organizations to make the largest possible impact for homeless pets across the state.  “Last year was an untraditional year in our state’s animal shelters. By taking our COVID-19 operating learnings and applying them to our ‘new normal’, we’re seeing services improving […]

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Education

The San Diego Foundation Awards $3.4 Million to Local College Students

The San Diego Foundation Awards $3.4 Million to Local College Students

The San Diego Foundation recently announced the historic awarding of more than $3.4 million in college scholarships – the highest annual amount ever – to 1,025 local students for the 2021 – 2022 academic year. Among the scholarship recipients, 69 percent are first-generation college students, or the first in their immediate families to pursue a […]

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San Diego Rescue Mission Receives Grant from MolinaCares Champions Awards

San Diego Rescue Mission Receives Grant from MolinaCares Champions Awards

Cassie Bates, an employee at the San Diego Rescue Mission, is one of four San Diegans to win the MolinaCare Champions Awards, which was created to honor people whose leadership, volunteerism, and public advocacy embody the spirit of compassion and service. Bates received the $5,000 grant, which she donated to the Rescue Mission, to support […]

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ArtsBusXpress Receives $25,000 from The Parker Foundation

ArtsBusXpress Receives $25,000 from The Parker Foundation

ArtsBusXpress (ABX), which provides on-site and virtual field trip experiences for San Diego County K-12 students to scores of local arts and science venues, has received a $25,000 grant from The Parker Foundation. The grant will be used to acquire professional staff members, according to Ted Peña, president of the board of the nonprofit. “This is […]

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Getting Those Orchids to Bloom Again

Getting Those Orchids to Bloom Again

In June, Chuck McClung spoke to the Garden Club about orchids.  Interested in gardens and gardening since early childhood, McClung received a master’s degree in botany from Washington State University and has worked in ecological and botanical research for several universities as well in commercial greenhouses and nurseries.  McClung explained he has over twenty years’ […]

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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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Celebrating Matt Hoyt

Celebrating Matt Hoyt

| October 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

By contributing writers Melissa Bell and Susan McNeil Schreyer Matt Hoyt, co-founder, co-owner and general manager of Mission Hills restaurant and bar Starlite, died Saturday, August 14, 2021. He was a beloved husband, brother, son, uncle, nephew, cousin to dozens, friend to too many to name, restaurateur, filmmaker, artist, musician, comedian, raconteur, and all-around merry-maker.  He […]

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The Old Globe Presents “Shutter Sisters”

The Old Globe Presents “Shutter Sisters”

| October 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

“Shutter Sisters,” written by Mansa Ra (“Too Heavy for Your Pocket”) and directed by Donya K. Washington (“Beautiful Blackbird” at Alliance Theatre and Festival Producer at Oregon Shakespeare Festival), features Terry Burrell (Broadway’s “The Threepenny Opera” and “Thoroughly Modern Millie”) as Mykal and Shana Wride (The Old Globe’s “Native Gardens” and Diversionary Theatre’s “2.5 Minute Ride”) as Michael. Performances begin October 7,  and run through November 7, with the official opening on […]

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North Coast Repertory Presents “Ben Butler”

North Coast Repertory Presents “Ben Butler”

| October 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

North Coast Repertory Theatre continues its wholly live Season 40 by shining a light on a little-known chapter of the Civil War. Written by Richard Strand, “Ben Butler” is part comedy, part history and completely captivating. General Benjamin Butler faces an impossible moral dilemma: follow the letter of the law or make a game-changing move […]

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Diane Powers’ Bazaar del Mundo and Casa de Pico Celebrate 50 Years in San Diego

Diane Powers’ Bazaar del Mundo and Casa de Pico Celebrate 50 Years in San Diego

| October 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

Fifty years ago, Diane Powers had a vision: create a unique shopping and dining experience in San Diego that would replicate the beautiful bazaars in Mexico she so admired. That vision resulted in Bazaar del Mundo – a vibrant attraction that drew thousands of visitors to San Diego’s historic Old Town State Park every year. […]

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California Coastal Commission Posts Public Hearing on NAVWAR Project

| October 3, 2021 | 0 Comments

The California Coastal Commission is holding a public hearing on the NAVWAR project that will be held virtually at 9 a.m., Friday, October 15. For details on the procedures of this hearing, visit the Coastal Commission’s webpage at www.coastal.ca.gov. If you would like to receive a paper copy of the Coastal Commission’s Virtual Hearing procedures, […]

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The Conrad Prebys Foundation Grants $1 Million To Tri-City Hospital Foundation

The Conrad Prebys Foundation Grants $1 Million To Tri-City Hospital Foundation

| September 6, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Conrad Prebys Foundation Board of Directors has approved a grant in the amount of $1 million for Tri-City Hospital Foundation’s Emergency Department redesign.   “The Conrad Prebys Foundation is pleased to support your impactful work, especially in this moment in history—when the need in our world has deepened tremendously,” said the Conrad Prebys Foundation’s Director of Grantmaking, Erin […]

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