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Spreading Holiday Cheer to Those in Need

Spreading Holiday Cheer to Those in Need

By Katie White, County of San Diego Communications Office Staff from the County’s Public Administrator, Guardian, and Conservator’s Office (PA/PG/PC) did their part to brighten the holidays for the clients they serve throughout the year. They delivered holiday gifts to dozens of men and women in their care. The PA/PG/PC office serves as the legally […]

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WHAT NOW?

WHAT NOW?

Read This and See! The San Diego Council on Literacy (SDCOL) recently held its “Literacy Champions Reception” and “Hall of Fame” induction.  Yes, I was there.  And, I was “inducted!” In thanks, I performed the event’s shortest speech:  “Reading is Educational!  Reading is Tranquilizing!  Reading is Power!”   Yes, a belief heartily shared by my co-awardees, […]

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Supreme Court Dismissal Creates New Normal for Homelessness in San Diego

Supreme Court Dismissal Creates New Normal for Homelessness in San Diego

Recently, the Supreme Court refused to hear a major case on homelessness, letting stand a ruling that protects homeless people’s right to sleep on the sidewalk or in public parks if no other shelter is available. Without comment, the Supreme Court refused to hear a case originating from Boise, Idaho, which challenged a ruling from […]

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Paul Vaden Honored with the 2019 Erwin Lurie Award

Paul Vaden Honored with the 2019 Erwin Lurie Award

JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, recently announced Paul Vaden as the recipient of its Erwin Lurie Award for his noteworthy contributions as a volunteer leader in the organization. Named after the late Erwin Lurie, who helped found JDRF in 1970 with his wife Carol and others, the Erwin Lurie […]

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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

San Diego County McDonald’s® Hosts Opera Performance To Celebrate New Technology for Charities

San Diego County McDonald’s® Hosts Opera Performance To Celebrate New Technology for Charities

To celebrate the launch of its new technology, Round-Up for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), San Diego County McDonald’s partnered with local nonprofit Opera4Kids to host an opera performance at a Linda Vista McDonald’s for children and families staying at Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego. At the event, more than 30 children and […]

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Award-Winning Singer and Actress Performs in San Diego

Award-Winning Singer and Actress Performs in San Diego

Lillias White, a Tony and Emmy award-winning American singer and actress, will perform at 7 p.m.Sunday, January 19 at Martinis Above Fourth, located on the second floor at 3940 Fourth Avenue in Hillcrest.  She made her Broadway debut in “Barnum” in 1981. She understudied the role of Effie in the original 1981 production of “Dreamgirls” […]

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Award-Winning Seinfeld Comedy Writer Featured at Jewish Community Gathering

Award-Winning Seinfeld Comedy Writer Featured at Jewish Community Gathering

Each year, The Jewish Federation of San Diego County hosts a gathering of women in support of their work to provide humanitarian relief and sustain Jewish community for generations to come. This year’s Options: The Women’s Eventwill be held at 10 a.m., Sunday, February 2 at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines. Federation has been […]

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Legacy International Center to Open This Winter in San Diego

Legacy International Center to Open This Winter in San Diego

$200 million project features an exhibit and attraction hall and more  A first-of-its-kind experience, Legacy International Center, located in the heart of San Diego’s famed Mission Valley, is set to be unveiled this January 2020. Featuring a 126-room hotel and conference center; an International Experience Center; and a 500-seat performing arts theater, this one-of-a-kind resort […]

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Animal News

There’s a New Dog Detective in Town

There’s a New Dog Detective in Town

A dog named Willow is helping law enforcement in the ongoing fight against child predators. The sixteen-month old yellow Labrador works, in partnership, with the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, the San Diego Police Department, and the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. As a K-9, Willow has a unique distinction: she’s the […]

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Grooming Pets for the Holidays and Year-Round

Grooming Pets for the Holidays and Year-Round

It’s around the holidays that we sometimes focus on making sure our pets look their best.  And, to make this possible, I spoke to two animal groomers who are passionate about their work and truly enjoy their customers, cats and dogs. Salvador Gomez is the head groomer at VCA Hillcrest Animal Hospital, located at 246 […]

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Celebrate Fall at Horses of Tir Na Nog

Celebrate Fall at Horses of Tir Na Nog

Celebrate the horses and other animals that call Horses of Tir Na Nog home at the annual Fall Celebration from 11 a.m. to noon, Saturday October 12 at Horses of Tir Na Nog and Rancho Samataguma, located at 26930 Old Hwy. 80, Guatay, CA 91931. Guests are invited to visit with the horses and then […]

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Lions. Tigers, and Bears, Oh, My!

Lions. Tigers, and Bears, Oh, My!

Jodie Cavenaugh organized one of our best field trips ever for the Mission Hills Garden Club.  We visited Lions, Tigers, & Bears, a sanctuary in Alpine for rescued exotic and abused animals.  We boarded a very nice bus in front of the nursery.  Several of us brought grandchildren who were old enough to behave completely […]

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Education

Gardens Revitalized

Gardens Revitalized

In September the Garden Club presented Steven Harbour who treated us to some terrific ideas for coping with our water situation.  Harbour has spent the past 35 years plus in one form or another of the nursery business.  A friend bequeathed his “yard boy” customers to Harbour when he was only a kid.  This was […]

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Ever Grateful This Autumn

By J. Daniel Geddis, President Mission Hills BID and Realtor Team D&B at One Mission Realty  I am writing while enjoying a cool San Diego autumn evening and reflecting on how quickly this year has passed. With Thanksgiving occurring in November, the month is a time of gratitude and there is much to be grateful […]

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I’ve Been Hacked! Now What?

These words bring a certain level of dread to most people who hear (or think them). But what can you really do if you’ve been hacked? First, it’s going to depend on just what information has been compromised and where the hack occurred. I got a call from AppleCare (or Dell or Microsoft) saying… No […]

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Ten-Year Old Francis Parker Student Releases Second Book

Ten-Year Old Francis Parker Student Releases Second Book

Arden Pala, a ten-year old, fifth grade student at Francis Parker is already an established author and returns with another exciting chapter to capture the imagination of young readers. “The Adventures of Noah’s Flying Car Through Turkey” is the second in the series.  His first book was titled, “The Adventures of Noah’s Flying Car.” Pala […]

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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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DixiePops Has Expanded its Ice Cream Pie Selection

DixiePops Has Expanded its Ice Cream Pie Selection

| January 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

DixiePops, located at 915 West Washington Street in Mission Hills, has expanded its selection of ice cream pies to the delight of their many customers.  Apple pie ice cream pies have been selling out. And, salted caramel pie is already a favorite, along with pumpkin ice cream pie, which has also been in high demand […]

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Excited for the Year Ahead

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by J. Daniel Geddis, President, Mission Hills BID and realtor Team D&B, One Mission Realty  Happy 2020!  We are excited for the year ahead. Having just elected Mission Hills Business Improvement District (BID) officers and directors for 2020, we are looking forward to the work ahead, and the board’s strategic planning workshop taking place on […]

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Have a Happier New Year

| January 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

As a financial planner, my basic role is to help people make their lives better, whether it’s through realizing their dreams or simply organizing their finances. In more than 20 years of working with clients, I’ve found that the most impactful conversations are often not about money. They are about life, health and relationships. With […]

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The Basics of Resolve

| January 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

New Year’s resolutions by this time have more than likely come and gone. That’s right, you are reading this in January and many have already given up, or never even made, nor will make a commitment to regain what was lost in years past. Now, some made it, but sadly, most failed. It’s the nature […]

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Father Joe’s Villages to Kick Off Project Creating 82 New Affordable Housing Units

Father Joe’s Villages to Kick Off Project Creating 82 New Affordable Housing Units

| January 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

Father Joe’s Villages will host a ceremony from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 7 at 1010 Outer Road, San Diego, CA 92154 to announce its first affordable housing project of 2020, complete with a name dedication for the funders. A 17-foot-tall banner will unravel from the top balcony of the soon-to-be-converted building to showcase […]

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“Stop Undermining Democracy Now”

| January 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

By Former U.S. Congressman Jim Bates (D-California) Speaker Pelosi is trying to package her “Democrat Impeachment” as a “Constitutional Duty,” not the “Partisan Revenge” that it is. Actually, the Democrat Partisan Revenge is the real abuse of power involved here and it is strictly contrary to Constitutional authority. The power the Democrats are abusing is […]

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