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Local Artist Travels Afar to Perfect Her Artwork

Local Artist Travels Afar to Perfect Her Artwork

Charlotte Bird is a Mission Hills textile artist with a national following. In August, she was artist-in-residence in Denali National Park, Alaska. She chaired the Quilt Visions 2014 international juried quilt show, now displayed at the Visions Art Museum in Liberty Station. Charlotte realized her dream to become an executive in public service but found it […]

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SOHO Salutes 1915 and 1935 San Diego Expositions

Exhibits, Special Events, Lectures and Tours at the Marston House Museum & Gardens Save Our Heritage Organisation (SOHO), San Diego’s regional historic preservation group, will explore the lasting impact and tangible legacy of the 1915 and 1935 San Diego international expositions throughout 2015 at the Marston House Museum & Gardens in Balboa Park, the scene […]

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Prairie Style From Midwest to Mission Hills

Prairie Style From Midwest to Mission Hills

“Prairie Style from Midwest to Mission Hills,”  is the topic of the Mission Hills Heritage (MHH) Annual Tenth Lecture Series Saturday, January 17 at the Francis Parker Lower School. Here, a panel of local architectural historians will explore the migration of the Prairie Style from the middle west to the west coast from 1908 to […]

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Mission Hills United Methodist Church Celebrates 100 Years of Worship and Ministry

Mission Hills United Methodist Church marks its centennial in the New Year. The church, located at 4044 Lark Street, was dedicated on Jan. 17, 1915. The celebration will include a rededication of the church building and sanctuary at 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, with Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño of the California-Pacific Annual Conference of […]

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Lifestyle

Human TuneUp Column by Cath

If Not Now, When? Anyone else have a master’s degree in procrastination? I think there is some part of nearly every human who likes to think we are not alone in our less-than-desirable traits. Procrastinators unite I say! Take comfort. All of us are walking around with unrealized dreams that never seem to make our […]

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Money and Its Ability to Change Lives: Good and Bad

Never fails: When the mail delivers the Fed’s official envelope, I know, I recognize … something about taxes, and then, I get that little shiver…maybe, hooray, a refund! There’s no way to begin a new year without thinking about money. We spent too much on the “holidaze”; we bought too much food, too many presents, […]

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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Human TuneUp Column by Cath

If Not Now When? It is so easy to get caught up in all we have to do in a day. We leave little time to stop and reflect, to tune into any overarching priorities we might have. Add to that, it takes quite some time to truly admit to ourselves that this body, this […]

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The Artful Spirit

Living Artfully With a Life Creed by Concetta Antico Too often we forget about the ongoing efforts we make as we strive to be our best, succeed and create a happy balanced life. It is easy to overlook the one person who consistently works the hardest at this goal – you! Let’s consider what might […]

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Entertainment

Violinist Nora Germain to Perform at Dizzy’s

Violinist Nora Germain to Perform at Dizzy’s

23-year-old jazz violinist and singer, Nora Germain will perform from her latest album “Little Dipper” at 8 p.m., Friday, January 30 at Dizzy’s in San Diego, located at 4275 Mission Ban Drive in San Diego. Joining her are Ed Kornhauser on piano, Will Pierce on bass and Ryan Shaw on drums. Nora Francesca Germain is […]

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Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company Celebrates Ten Year Anniversary

Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company Celebrates Ten Year Anniversary

Co-founder, Seema Sueko took the stage recently to celebrate the ten year anniversary of Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company. She joined Mo`olelo’s board members, staff and supporters who were present to share their thoughts on the first ten years and the future for the theatre company. Guests included David Henry Hwang, a Tony Award winning playwright […]

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Happy Birthday Spreckel’s Organ & Pavilion

Happy Birthday Spreckel’s Organ & Pavilion

  A day of 42 degree weather in San Diego felt like home, not because of the weather but because of the people. On New Year’s Eve, young and old showed up outside during unusually cold weather for the 100th Birthday of the Balboa Park Spreckel’s Organ Pavilion. This concert, led by Civic Organist Dr. […]

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Celebrating Five Years of Music, Dance and Theatre

Celebrating Five Years of Music, Dance and Theatre

This winter Visionary Dance Theatre (VDT) shares its Fifth Anniversary with the concert Perseverance at the Performing Arts Center at Point Loma High School, located at 2335 Chatsworth Blvd, San Diego, CA 92106, at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, January 23 and 24. Perseverance is a celebration of Visionary’s five years providing dance, music, […]

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Animal News

County Animal Services Rescue More than 40 Animals

County Animal Services Rescue More than 40 Animals

Animal Control Officers removed 31 horses, three llamas, four Dexter (miniature) cattle, five geese, and one dog from a property located in the 28300 block of Hell Creek Road in Valley Center. County Animal Services had been trying to get the owner to provide the necessary care for the animals without success. A notice posted […]

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Local Award Honors People Who Help Pets

Local Award Honors People Who Help Pets

  The San Diego Humane Society and SPCA held its second annual Animal Compassion Awards to recognize and pay tribute to the extraordinary animals and animal lovers throughout San Diego County. Nominations were collected in three categories, Animal Impact, Humane Hero and Pet-Friendly Destination. Military couple 1st Lieutenant Alisa Sieber-Johnson and Lieutenant Shawn Johnson founded […]

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Bowling for Burros

Bowling for Burros

  Horses of Tir Na Nog is bowling for burros. Burro lovers and bowlers alike are invited to help raise money for the burros at Horses of Tir Na Nog and for Burro Brigade, their youth-empowerment program. It will take place from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 13 at North County Tavern+Bowl in North […]

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Blessing of Your Animals

Blessing of Your Animals

  Sunday, January 19 in Old Town State Park Old Town State Park is holding its annual Blessing of the Animals from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Sunday, January 19. Wild and exotic animals will also be on display and animal adoptions will also take place. This free, pet-friendly event will take place from 12:30 to […]

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Education

Life Insurance – What’s The Catch?

Life insurance is an important part of any financial plan. It is designed to provide financial resources for a family in the event that a member’s premature death would cause financial hardship for the survivors. However, life insurance is often used for a variety of creative purposes beyond its intended design, and therein lies the […]

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Back to School with the Children´s Needs in Mind

by Mrs. Freud While the kids are still enjoying the last of summer, parents are getting ready for their next round of classes, assignments, meetings, etc. It can be very stressful for the parents, especially if the child has any kind of diagnosed needs, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). We can all learn […]

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The Art of Propagating Plants

By Barb Strona While I am no gardener and don’t have a great deal of success with my garden, I love flowers. In March I attended a workshop on propagation which really caught my fancy. Liz Youngflesh, owner of Vista’s Garden Glories Nursery, propagates the plants she sells. Youngflesh demonstrated various methods of propagating plants. […]

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St. Vincent’s School Loves a Parade

St. Vincent’s School Loves a Parade

  The recent San Diego St. Patrick’s Day Parade was well represented by St. Vincent’s school, complete with Principal Sr. Kathleen Walsh leading the float entry, riding in a convertible Shelby Mustang and waving to the large crowd with Irish flags. The school parents and students alike, all busily got to work on the school […]

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Videos

TASTE OF MISSION HILLS Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 5-9 p.m.

San Diego, CA- Taste of Mission Hills returns on Oct. 15, 2013 from 5-9p.m. With over a dozen restaurants participating. Tickets are just $20 each and can be purchased at Gelato Vera, Chase, USBank and State Farm in Mission Hills. For more information visit http://TreasureMissionHills.com

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Visitors to Reinvigorated Morena District Discovering Exciting New Shopping and Dining

Participating businesses give shoppers a chance at thousands in prizes during free June “Explore Morena” raffle promotion. It’s easy to win in the Morena District’s “Explore Morena” prize raffle from June 1-30. All people have to do is visit any of the dozens of businesses and drop in a business card or entry form into […]

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Taste of Morena 4.23.2013 Sample 19 Restaurants in San Diego’s Morena District

Taste of Morena 4.23.2013 Sample 19 Restaurants in San Diego’s Morena District

San Diego, CA- The 6th Annual Taste of Morena will feature 19 Restaurants in San Diego’s Morena District on Tuesday April 23, 2013 from 5-9 p.m. shuttles will be provided by Old Town Trolley and tickets are just $20. Sample portions from 19 of the best restaurants in the district with tastes ranging from Italian, […]

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WATCHING THE MASTER AT WORK

Contemporary Fine Artist Concetta Antico to Paint in a Live Demonstration When a painter is working in their medium they are immersed in a trance of thoughts and movement. Nothing is more delightful than to watch their creation come alive. The act is intense and spiritual bringing the viewer into a world of pure miracle […]

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Literacy Campaign Aims at Public Engagement

Literacy Campaign Aims at Public Engagement

| January 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

San Diego Council on Literacy, the County’s leading provider of literacy services, unveiled plans for LITERACY 20/20, a new and broad-based five-year campaign to combat low literacy at its 22nd annual Chairman’s Circle event held December 10th at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. Drew Schlosberg received the Council’s Literacy Luminary Award, presented by community leader and […]

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A Tribute to Jazz Fusion Violinist Jean-Luc Ponty

A Tribute to Jazz Fusion Violinist Jean-Luc Ponty

| January 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Chris Vitas & friends perform a tribute to the great Jazz Fusion violinist Jean-Luc Ponty, said to be “The first jazz violinist to be as exciting as a saxophonist.” Ponty has performed widely since the early sixties with such notable artists as Frank Zappa, Stephane Grappelli, Al Di Meola, and many more. Along with Chris […]

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Moving Forward in the New Year

| January 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Trish Watlington, president Mission Hills BID Happy 2015! I’m grateful and honored to have been re-elected president of the Mission Hills Business Improvement District (BID) and am looking forward to the year ahead. Joining me on this year’s board of directors are: Vice President Tom Curl of Ascent Realty; Secretary Krista Lombardi of Berkshire […]

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Good Habits Need to be Beckoned

| January 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

By Mrs. Freud Welcome to a brand new year! As always in the first issue of the year, I write about a means to help you with your New Year´s resolutions. Hope is in the air, and rightfully so. Years ago, I made it my profession to help people create amazing and successful lives. Habits […]

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Retirement Accounts: Trusts as Beneficiaries

| January 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

I hope you’ve enjoyed the holidays. As we ring in the New Year and start our client review cycle, one of the things that we do for our clients is to review the beneficiary designations of their retirement accounts (pensions, IRAs, etc.). This is important because the beneficiary designations that you elect control who gets […]

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Around The Table

| January 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Having a December birthday means I do not have to speak out loud my newest age until the last two weeks of the year. Well now it’s January and the birthday has come and gone. It’s not a milestone birthday, but I am at an age where all birthdays are significant. To mark another year […]

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