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Presidio Park and Old Town Golf Course Are Fire Dangers

Presidio Park and Old Town Golf Course Are Fire Dangers

Over the last couple of months, I have been getting emails, phone calls and on-the-street comments from people living in the Presidio Hills and Old Town area, those living closest to Presidio Park and the neighboring golf course. What has become obvious is that very little is being done to correct a serious problem, dead […]

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Family Matters

by Mrs. Freud No matter who I talk to, I have yet to find the ideal family “in the flesh.” Family is the only universe we know in the first years of life. It’s no wonder that we compare to it everything we encounter from then on, often throughout our entire life. There’s a saying, […]

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It’s Time for Change in Congress

It’s Time for Change in Congress

A very common message from people who are frustrated with national government is that “we need to make significant changes in Congress.” I agree. However, change doesn’t happen unless “we” make a concerted effort to elect new people to Congress. Early this year, I started meeting with Larry Wilske, a retired command master chief of […]

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What Now?

What Now?

How Cool Are We? Maybe, we wish, we hope, by the time you read this, we’re ‘way cool. Y’know, limber, in-the-know, into every band promoted by CityBeat, seeking adventurous dining in the new restaurants that keep popping up; we’re creative, edgy, wearing highly hip duds, with holes in the knees of our jeans and short […]

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Lifestyle

The Artful Spirit

Living Artfully With Stress What might seem at first at first like a huge oxymoron, this month’s Living Artfully with Stress title is not me having gone off my rocker. Instead, I hope to encourage and persuade you to realize that there are simple creative ways that exist in your own mind which will effectively […]

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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Human TuneUp Column by Cath

No Guarantees Life is not a refrigerator. If it were, we would be guaranteed a guarantee. Doesn’t work? Get a new one. I wish Life did come with certain guarantees. Such as, if we’re good, nothing bad will happen to us. All my family will be safe, healthy and content. I’ll die in my sleep […]

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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Human TuneUp Column by Cath

  The Benefits of Trusting Our Intuition Here are the various answers I have recorded over time in answer to “How does intuition benefit you?” Notice the ones that apply to you. ? As a warning system: something in you says “Watch out.” ? To assist in making decisions: tuning into body messages as you […]

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The Artful Spirit

Live Artfully in a Garden “You can learn a lot of things from the flowers…,” the bouquet of beauty crooned to Alice in her Wonderland. Isn’t this so true! Our gardens are our wonderland, reaching their colorful pinnacle for we are surrounded by beauty that fills our senses. There’s a wealth of happiness and romance […]

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Entertainment

The Funny Side of the Law

The Funny Side of the Law

Mission Hills Books & Collectibles, 4054 Goldfinch Street, San Diego, CA 92103 (entry on Ft. Stockton Street) is having a book-signing at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, September 27 with For more than 30 years, Sevilla, a widely respected San Diego defense attorney, has been collecting funny stories from the halls of justice — slips of the […]

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The Australian Pink Floyd Performs in San Diego

Get ready for an audiovisual extravaganza courtesy of The Australian Pink Floyd Show (TAPFS). The show features a multi-million dollar light show, multiple inflatables and stunning laser effects, all coupled with note perfect renditions of Pink Floyd’s biggest hits. This show, already seen by four -million people, is described as “The best tribute band in […]

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Fun Free Things to Do at San Diego Comic Con without a Badge

Fun Free Things to Do at San Diego Comic Con without a Badge

You say you wanted to go to the San Diego Comic Con but you couldn’t get a badge? Well fear not, friends, because there are plenty of cool things to do for free around the world’s biggest Geek-fest. From a free Interactive Zone where you can mingle with some of your favorite characters and even […]

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VIDEO: Television and Film Actor Mark Christopher Lawrence and Mayor Faulconer at Comic Con

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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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Other Recent Posts

Tax Efficient Charitable Giving

| October 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

A couple of months ago, I wrote about having a charitable giving plan, and how that can allow people to be strategic about their charitable gifts. As tax rates have been on the rise lately, many people have been looking for ways to reduce their income tax bill while benefitting the community. The whole point […]

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America’s Drug Epidemic: Our Greatest Threat

| October 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich The drug epidemic sweeping our country is someone else’s problem until it becomes your problem, as it has become our family’s problem. But most families so affected are silent because they’re ashamed and they wish to keep their family’s “shame” private; but silence is not an option, because until we have a […]

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Classical Italian – Acqua Al 2

Classical Italian – Acqua Al 2

| October 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

The descriptive term “classical” is often applied to such things as music and architecture. But it can also be applied to food, to mean traditional or the way it has been prepared for a long time or perhaps the way my mother used to make it. I think of it as classical when I return […]

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Garden of the Spirit

Garden of the Spirit

| October 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

. Tag! I am it. The volunteers at the Trees for Health Arboretum in Balboa Park have asked for a volunteer’s manual. As the volunteer who has been there the longest, twenty years, I am the default author to get it done. As I start roughing out an outline of topics, I find that most […]

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Hidden in Plain Hidden Sight (Part 3)

Hidden in Plain Hidden Sight (Part 3)

| October 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Unless you take the time to stop and observe closely, you will miss thousands of mini soap operas taking place in the lives of every living creature.  Meredith French, master gardener and long-time Mission Hills Garden Club supporter in every possible way, shared Francis Bacon’s words: “Even in the most beautiful landscape, in the trees, […]

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“It’s a Beautiful Day in this Neighborhood, a Beautiful Day for a Neighbor”

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Trish Watlington, president, Mission Hills BID But… would you know that The Washington Street Maintenance Assessment District (WSMAD), established in 1998, was a big part of the beauty in Mission Hills? The purpose of the WSMAD is to install and maintain the landscaped medians, trees, and other aesthetic improvements on Washington Street that replaced […]

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