Local News

Urban Corps of San Diego Receives Grant to Plant 2000 Trees

Urban Corps of San Diego Receives Grant to Plant 2000 Trees

Urban Corps of San Diego County has been awarded $1.253 million in Proposition 68 funding from CAL FIRE’s Urban and Community Forestry, Urban Forest Expansion and Improvement grant program to plant 2000 trees throughout the county. The grant program is designed to employ and train 100 young adults on tree planting activities. According to Urban […]

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2nd Annual San Diego Pin & Patch Con Brings Presents Wearable Art

2nd Annual San Diego Pin & Patch Con Brings Presents Wearable Art

The 2nd Annual San Diego Pin & Patch Con brings the world’s first wearable art convention to San Diego from noon to 6 p.m., June 8 at Montezuma Exhibit Hall at San Diego State University, 6075 Aztec Circle Drive in San Diego. San Diego Pin & Patch Con drew 1,500 attendees and featured more than […]

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11th Annual Taste of Little Italy Offers Flavorful Bites

11th Annual Taste of Little Italy Offers Flavorful Bites

From 5 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, June 19, San Diego’s Little Italy will host its 11th AnnualTaste of Little Italy. A full lineup of top restaurants will open their doors and invite the community to experience culinary bliss as attendees get the opportunity to sample some of the best dishes each restaurant has to offer […]

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San Diego Center for Children Raises Funds for Children With Mental Health Challenges

San Diego Center for Children Raises Funds for Children With Mental Health Challenges

The San Diego Center for Children’s 132nd Anniversary Celebration, Cherishing the Joys of Childhood, took place on Saturday, May 11 at Humphreys by the Bay on Shelter Island and raised $400,000. Funds raised from this event will support the Center’s programs and services.  he Center, founded in 1887, is San Diego’s oldest children’s nonprofit organization […]

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Lifestyle

WHAT NOW?

Direct Mail: A Contemporary Dilemma! If there were an award to get for “membership” in the MOST not-for-profit organizations, I could, by now, have earned it.  Here’s my short list:  The Audubon Society.  Feeding America. The National Wildlife Federation, American Red Cross, Human Rights Watch, National Parks Conservation Association, Sierra Club, National Museum of African-American […]

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Five Healthier Pantry Swaps You Can Make in June

Spring is in waning full effect, but who’d know, given all of the rain of late. Hopefully, you’ve began the process of spring cleaning your home and life — and are nearing the end of that phase, but don’t forget the kitchen. One great place to do a final spring cleaning, prior to summer, is […]

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Raw Food: The Hottest Trend in Pet Nutrition May Be the Riskiest

Raw Food: The Hottest Trend in Pet Nutrition May Be the Riskiest

Dog owners are becoming more and more educated about the negative effects of processed kibble and canned food. They are looking to natural and minimally processed options for their best friends. While raw food has been a growing trend in the last decade, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it may not be the […]

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We Can All Benefit From Motherly Advice

For those of us with loving mothers who have provided unconditional love and lots of important guidance, we know that May is the month to recognize them and their contributions to our upbringing.  Even though I recognize my mother in different ways during this month, she is on my mind constantly.  That’s because she was […]

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Entertainment

Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls San Diego Holds Annual Camper Showcase

Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls San Diego Holds Annual Camper Showcase

Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls San Diego, a nonprofit organization that brings the community together to empower girls through music, will host its fourth annual camper showcase at the House of Blues San Diego on Saturday, July 27 at 12 p.m., following a summer empowerment camp for girls ages eight to 17. At the […]

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Father’s Day Fest and Car Show at Belmont Park

Father’s Day Fest and Car Show at Belmont Park

Belmont Park will host its sixth annual Cruise to Belmont Father’s Day Fest and Car Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, June 16with free parking and admission. Celebrate dad this Father’s Day at the beach with nearly 200 classic and modern cars on display, live music, Father’s Day brunch and a cornhole tournament; […]

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Oseas Villatoro Presents Men’s Wear at a Hot New Venue

Oseas Villatoro Presents Men’s Wear at a Hot New Venue

by Stylishly Aubree Lynn Stylist/Writer/Producer Within the past year Oseas Villatoro has upped his fashion game from women’s wear to solely focusing on men’s wear and landing himself in a boutique on University Avenue in San Diego called Manfest. This store has only men’s wear and carries local designers as well as novelty items. Villatoro […]

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San Diego Junior Theatre Presents “Seussical”

San Diego Junior Theatre Presents “Seussical”

San Diego Junior Theatre, the nation’s longest-running youth theatre program, is proud to present “Seussical,” directed by Susan Jordan DeLeon, musically directed by William Ah Sing and choreographed by Marc Caro. “Seussical” showcases San Diego performers, musicians and technicians all ranging in age from eight to 18. The production runs through Sunday, May 12 at […]

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Animal News

Horses of Tir Na Nog Seeks Assistance

Horses of Tir Na Nog Seeks Assistance

Rescued Mustangs Receive Needed Care In November of 2018 fifteen underweight mustangs were seized by County of San Diego Department of Animal Services as part of an on-going animal neglect case. These fifteen are part of the mustang herd residing at Horses of Tir Na Nog. The original members were rescued by Animal Services in […]

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Lynx, Amur Leopards and Snow Leopards Receive a Snowy Experience

Lynx, Amur Leopards and Snow Leopards Receive a Snowy Experience

A lynx, three Amur leopards and two snow leopards received a cool experience this past month, when fresh, powdery snow was placed in their exhibits at the San Diego Zoo. While all three species of felines appeared to thoroughly enjoy the icy substance in their habitats, the snow leopards especially lived up to their name, […]

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San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s Big Baby Girl Gets a Name

San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s Big Baby Girl Gets a Name

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park announced that the newest baby elephant born at the Park has been named Mkhaya. The youngest member of the herd—born Sept. 26 to mother Umngani (pronounced OOM-gah-nee)—was named for Mkhaya, a wildlife reserve in the southern African nation of Swaziland. The name follows the Safari Park’s tradition of naming […]

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Mustangs Participate in the Annual Fall Celebration for Tir Na Nog

Mustangs Participate in the Annual Fall Celebration for Tir Na Nog

Horses of Tir Na Nog, San Diego’s longest operating equine sanctuary, will be celebrating its mustang herd during its annual Fall Celebration. It will take place from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Horses of Tir Na Nog and Rancho Samataguma at 26930 Old Hwy. 80, Guatay, CA 91931. This year’s annual […]

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Education

Former Foster Youth become College Bound

Former Foster Youth become College Bound

Over 60 transition age foster youth who have overcome the odds to head for college will have the opportunity to start their journey with help and support from Just in Time for Foster Youth (JIT) through its College Bound service. College Bound provides young people with everything they need to succeed in all aspects of […]

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It’s All About Location

It’s All About Location

Role and Responsibility of the Mission Hills Business Improvement District By J. Daniel Geddis, President Mission Hills Business Improvement District                             Team D&B, One Mission Realty I’m writing this column in an unseasonable downpour of rain. Surely it will stop in time for the community-wide banner art contest Colors on Canvas Awards Reception taking place […]

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Investing In Real Estate 2: How Not To Invest In Real Estate

Last month, I discussed some of the benefits of including real estate in your investment mix. These include income, diversification and, in the case of owning property directly, some significant tax advantages for owning income properties. I also mentioned that there are some versions of real estate investing which are more attractive than others. A […]

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Celebration of All Things Science at St. Vincent School’s 5th Annual Science Night!

Celebration of All Things Science at St. Vincent School’s 5th Annual Science Night!

St. Vincent School held its Fifth Annual Science Night on March 27, 2019 where students and parents explored a range of scientific principles. Activities were organized at various stations run by parents, high school students and middle school students. Participants explored the science of cooking by super-cooling ice cream and other treats in liquid nitrogen, […]

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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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The Struggles of Foster Youth Emancipation

The Struggles of Foster Youth Emancipation

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What happens when a young person leaves the foster care system without preparation or support? To address this topic, Just in Time for Foster Youth (JIT), a nonprofit organization that engages a caring community to help transition age foster youth achieve self-sufficiency and well-being, hosted a showing of the film, “Friday’s Child,” at the Mission […]

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United Way’s Community Breakfast Supports Local Children and Families

United Way’s Community Breakfast Supports Local Children and Families

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United Way of San Diego County’s annual Community Breakfast brought together hundreds of business and government leaders, community partners, and school advocates to support moving students and families forward to a brighter future through education and family stability. Attendees at the annual event heard from keynote speaker Pedro A. Noguera, an education expert and distinguished […]

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Ecologically Speaking with Greg Rubin

Ecologically Speaking with Greg Rubin

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Reluctantly I went to the Garden Club meeting since I’d heard the speaker before.  Was I in for a pleasant surprise!  I learned more in that meeting than I can possibly relay.  However, I will point out the highlights.  Greg Rubin, a former aerospace engineer, is an award-winning landscape contractor.  In the past 23 years […]

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The Beginning of the End

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The larger a country, the less easy for its real opinion to be ascertained, and the less difficult to be counterfeited; when ascertained or presumed, the more respectable it is in the eyes of individuals. — James Madison, “Public Opinion”, 1791 Recently Donald Trump did something so outrageous, so vile, so reprehensible, so unethical, so […]

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Father Joe’s Villages Gala Funds Homeless Children Services

Father Joe’s Villages Gala Funds Homeless Children Services

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On May 4, the philanthropic community came together for dinner and dancing to invest in life-changing services for children and families experiencing homelessness. More than 350 guests gathered at the U.S. Grant Hotel and raised nearly $900,000 to support Father Joe’s Villages services for children and families experiencing homelessness, spanning from preschool to medical care. […]

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San Diego’s First-Ever Transportable Health Program for People Living on the Streets

San Diego’s First-Ever Transportable Health Program for People Living on the Streets

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Father Joe’s Villages recently announced its new Street Health Program, a part of the Village Health Center at Father Joe’s Villages. This pilot program provides healthcare services directly to people on the streets of San Diego, reaching individuals experiencing homelessness who have not yet sought out help themselves. Thirty percent of individuals experiencing homelessness have […]

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