Local News

The Mission Hills Business Community Has a New Leader

by Ginny Ollis The Business Improvement District (BID) for Mission Hills has a role of promoting local businesses and providing them with leadership to be their voice in government issues. BIDs provide services, such as cleaning streets, providing security, making capital improvements, construction of pedestrian and streetscape enhancements, and marketing the area. The services provided […]

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Assertiveness Goes With Kindness

by Mrs. Freud I love all my clients, I truly do. And there are a few that my heart goes out to even more. Here is why. I often wonder why a kind, intelligent and always giving person is not accepting of behavior on their part. Yet, they put up with it on a daily […]

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Charitable Giving is on the Rise

By Rick Brooks According to a report by Giving USA, gifts to charity totaled $335.2 billion last year, up 4.4 percent from 2012 and almost back to the peak levels reached in 2007. I’ve also had the pleasure of being able to assist some very generous clients with their personal gifts recently, so I thought […]

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What Now?

Contemporary Crab, Take Two by Laura Walcher I have not complained nearly enough about my new computer, my new phone and the traumas of contemporary technology. However, I’m moderately pleased to realize that, given all the hair-tugging responses I’ve received, I know I’m not alone in the world: Mike Jenkins: I just want those things […]

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Lifestyle

Precious Days in New York

by Ilene Hubbs The trip to New York City was just going to be a solo getaway, four days on my own to soak up the theater and culture of one of my favorite cities in the world. I planned to see a play or two, get in as many museums as I could and […]

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The Artful Spirit

Live Artfully in the summertime By Concetta Antico As much as we hate being cooped up inside during the winter, it can be equally alarming to us when we realize how many sunny summer days we have had and missed without see the sun. Experiencing summer and all that is has to offer outdoors should […]

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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Built In Wisdom May we hold open the welcome doors to our non rational selves; the place where wisdom resides and we simply know. The inner compass, intuition! It came in with us when we arrived on earth: Wisdom inside; a very good idea. What others have been saying about intuition over time? “You have […]

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

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Entertainment

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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Television and Film Actor Mark Christopher Lawrence Attends 2014 Comic Con

San Diego, CA (For Release) – Mark Christopher Lawrence, who has appeared on television on the NBC series Chuck and in such films as The Pursuit of Happyness and Terminator 2, and is co-host with Sarah Palin of Amazing America on The Sportsman Channel, is attending the 2014 San Diego Comic Con. On opening day, […]

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Mark Christopher Lawrence and Friends “Bring da Funny” to North Coast Repertory Theater

San Diego, CA (For Immediate Release) – Mark Christopher Lawrence, best known for his role as “Big Mike” on the NBC hit Chuck, and Prayer Dudz will present a night of adult comedy at the North Coast Repertory Theater on Tuesday, July 22, with Tuesday Night Comics. Joining Mark will be Andrew Norelli, Zoltan, headliner […]

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Lizz Russell: Runway to Red Carpet

by Aubree Lynn, Stylist/Writer/Producer A black and white affair started off the collection. Then elegant sex-appeal took over the runway with jewels by Brandy Kevin Russell that hung with safety pins and beads, which caught the light and shimmered. Chic white shift dresses with wraps and loose flowing ends seemed to float, while colorful trains […]

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Animal News

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

  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

  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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“San Diego Zoo Kids” Brings Joy to Sick and Ill Children

by Dove Kirby Not every press release has a pangolin as a presenter. This month, I was fortunate enough to attend an extremely unique event at Rady Children’s hospital, at which rare animals and some very special patients were in attendance. It was the official launch of a pioneering partnership between the two prominent San […]

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Education

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

  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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St Vincent’s 2nd Annual Father-Daughter Sweetheart Ball

  St. Vincent de Paul School fathers and daughters had a lot of fun at their recent Father-Daughter Sweetheart Ball. More than 80 girls from St. Vincent de Paul School in Mission Hills joined their fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and family friends, dressing up and enjoying a spectacular evening together in the parish hall. Parents transformed […]

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Seven Parker Student Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent

  The Class of 2014 at Francis Parker School added seven more names to the list of students who will be playing a sport in college during the 2014-15 school year. All seven were on hand at the San Diego Hall of Champions event on February 5 to sign their names to National Letters of […]

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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

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

Traffic Court & the Denial of Democracy

| August 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich Have you been to Traffic Court? Let me presume you haven’t. Great. Because you don’t want to go there. You will lose. The system is set up for you to lose. And, as systems go, this one is virtually fail safe. Absent seeing an in-depth study of cases that come before Traffic […]

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Passionate Neighbors

| August 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

by David Rottenberg All restaurants serve food, in one form or another. Two local restaurants do more. They infuse their dishes with passion. And, to make it easy to enjoy both the restaurants, they are located next door to each other. The two are Wellington Steak & Martini Lounge and its neighbor, The Red Door, […]

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Stone Season Has Arrived

| August 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Charlotte Tenney MA Integrative Health Our bodies give us lots of warning signals that allow us to make lifestyle adjustments to stay in physical and mental balance. Crystallized minerals in the urine, also known as kidney stones, are one of those signals. The symptoms can be subtle, such as persistent low-grade pain in the […]

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Three Tips to Avoid a Meltdown

| August 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Blake Beckcom With summer temperatures on the rise, it can be hard to focus on your workouts and keep your eye on the prize. As sweat drips down your face and clothes stick in various places, it’s a lot easier to throw in the towel and accept defeat, instead of sticking to your routine […]

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Mission Hills Historic District Expands by 99 Homes

| August 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Barry E. Hager The efforts of a group of Mission Hills residents recently paid off when the City of San Diego added 99 homes to the Mission Hills Historic District. The homes are all within the original Mission Hills subdivision, recorded by George W. Marston and others in 1908. “It was a complex process, […]

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Hidden in Plain Sight

| August 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

(Part 1) By Barb Strona Most people spend much of their leisure escaping into other’s worlds via TV, Internet, newspapers, or books. Meredith French, master gardener and long-time Mission Hills Garden Club supporter in every possible way, showed The Mission Hills Garden Club another source of love and lust, family relationships, and murder and intrigue. […]

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