Local News

All Souls’ Episcopal Church in Point Loma Appointed Director of Music

All Souls’ Episcopal Church in Point Loma Appointed Director of Music

Acclaimed early music specialist Ruben Valenzuela has been appointed to lead All Souls’ Episcopal Church, Point Loma, music program. As Director of Music, Valenzuela will be All Souls’ organist and choir director. He will provide leadership for music within the parish as well as in “music as mission” outreach to the larger community. He will […]

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Annual Open House

Annual Open House

St. Vincent de Paul School invites prospective families to its annual Open House from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 11, 2015. St. Vincent’s is located at 4077 Ibis Street, San Diego, CA 92103. Please join the school faculty for small group tours during the Open House, an opportunity to meet the faculty, visit the […]

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Change Is In the Air

By Trish Watlington, Mission Hills BID President As we launch into spring I find myself embroiled in the re-writing of The Red Door’s mission statement. Six years into our launch as a small business we’ve seen many changes in our philosophy and vision. We realize that our purpose as both a neighborhood gathering place and […]

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United Way’s Tocqueville Society Honors Those Who Give Generously

United Way’s Tocqueville Society Honors Those Who Give Generously

Created by the United Way of America in 1984 by the late James F. Mulvaney to recognize its top donors, The Tocqueville Society is designed to deepen support for philanthropic giving. Tocqueville Society membership is granted to individuals who give at least $10,000 annually to United Way. Recently, Malin and Roberta Burnham hosted an event […]

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Lifestyle

The Stories We Tell About Ourselves: How to Change a Life

by Mrs. Freud “Airport books,” also known as the self-help book industry, is one of the largest and most successful categories in this market. We probably all have one or several self-help books at home. We’ve purchased them with the intent to better our lives. A few years ago I was at the “I Can […]

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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Tricky, but Essential Oh, if only people in Washington would get along and get things done. Oh, if only corporate greed and habits would not be ruining our environment. Oh. if only men would quit starting wars and stop raping women. If only there were cures for such devastating diseases as cancer and Alzheimer’s. If […]

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Stacks

Have you read “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up”? I could’ve written that book. I should’ve. But Marie Kondo beat me to it. Unbelievable, since I, closely related to the Empress of Clutter and the Emperor of Neatness, am about as close to an expert as one could get. It’s hard to imagine how my […]

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Living Artfully and Calmly

The now famous English wartime graphic “Keep Calm and Carry On” has become a ubiquitous mental reminder to slow down and relax in tense times. Sadly these days some folks would say, “How do you do that?” Universally, there are many such mantras which when stated will trigger immediate stress reduction and offer reminders to […]

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Entertainment

Young Musicians Perform Inspiration Concert

Young Musicians Perform Inspiration Concert

  Young orchestras and wind ensembles from the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory (SDYS) perform an exciting range of repertoire in the second Inspiration Series Concert of the season at 4 p.m., Sunday, March 15 at the Joan B. Kroc Theatre, located at 6845 University Avenue in La Mesa. The Inspiration Series features both […]

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Auditions for the Old Globe’s 2015 Intensive for High School Students

As The Old Globe celebrates its 80th Anniversary and its rich relationship with William Shakespeare, the theatre today announces that auditions for the Globe’s 2015 Summer Shakespeare Intensive for San Diego County high school students will be held on Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22 on the Globe campus. The four-week program is a […]

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A Salute to American Jazz Greats

A Salute to American Jazz Greats

Classics 4 Kids announces their February Family & Group Concert –A Salute to American Jazz Greats, Sunday, Feb. 22 at 2:00 p.m. at the historic Balboa Theatre, downtown in the Gaslamp. General admission is $10 for kids and $15 for adults, with premium seating (plus give-away) for $15 (kids 16 and under) and $20 (adults). […]

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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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Animal News

Local AKC Dog Clubs Roll Out Mobile Emergency Trailers

Local AKC Dog Clubs Roll Out Mobile Emergency Trailers

Home Base for Pets After Disaster Members of California-based American Kennel Club dog clubs and AKC Reunite, the nation’s largest non-profit pet identification and recovery service, presented three AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailers to officials from the County of San Diego Department of Animal Services this past month. The trailers are the first AKC Pet […]

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Thirty Dogs Are Impounded

Thirty Dogs Are Impounded

This past month, thirty dogs were impounded and are under the care of County Animal Services after they were removed from a home in San Ysidro. Animal Control Officers were conducting a yearly inspection of the property to make sure the owners had not exceeded a six-adult-dog limit that was imposed following a public nuisance […]

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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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Education

Ground Breaking Takes Place for a New Urban Discovery Academy

Ground Breaking Takes Place for a New Urban Discovery Academy

KCM Group, a full-service construction management and consulting firm, recently announced that construction is underway on the Urban Discovery Academy. The K-8 public charter school will be permanently located at Silo-Makers Quarter in the heart of San Diego’s East Village neighborhood. “Urban Discovery Academy is fortunate to reach an important milestone in the construction process,” […]

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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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Videos

Mission Hills Salons Encourage Patrons to Explore Their Treasures

San Diego, CA (Press Release) — Mission Hills-area salons, in partnership with the Mission Hills Business Improvement District, have kicked off a campaign to encourage patrons to take advantage of their treasure trove of products and services. With over 60 shops and salons offering hair, makeup, manicure and pedicure, facial, massage and spa services, Mission […]

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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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Other Recent Posts

New book celebrates the architecture of Mission Hills

New book celebrates the architecture of Mission Hills

| March 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Mission Hills” is the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series and is set to release on Monday, March 2, 2015. By local authors Janet O’Dea and Allen Hazard, this pictorial book immortalizes the stunning architecture that is so unique to Mission Hills. Please join Janet and Allen for their Book Launch! […]

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Blankinship & Foster CIO Leads Girl Scouts Board

Blankinship & Foster CIO Leads Girl Scouts Board

| March 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Blankinship & Foster, a nationally recognized wealth advisory firm in Solana Beach, California, announced that its Chief Investment Officer, Rick Brooks, has been elected chairman of the board of directors of Girl Scouts San Diego. Brooks’ tenure officially began January 5, just in time for the start of the annual Girl Scouts Cookie Program on […]

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Protecting Your Identity in a “Mega-Breach” World

| March 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

The following article was written by my business partner, Jon Beyrer, CFP, EA. With the announcement a few weeks ago by Anthem Blue Cross, and a disclosure recently that Lenovo has been pre-installing malware on computers they sold, it seems we are going to have to become much more vigilant about our personal information. Anthem […]

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How SMART is your goal?

| March 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

By Sean Ryback As the sun sets earlier and earlier each day, the seasons are rapidly changing as we get closer to the fall holiday season. That means cooler weather, less activity, and more ways to fall off the wagon in terms of your wellness. An effective way to prevent these challenges from taking over […]

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Horticultural Heritage

Horticultural Heritage

| March 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

You can tell that spring is happening this month by the sheer number of garden events around town. It is hard for a plant enthusiast to choose what goes on the calendar when there is so much going on. This phenomenon is due in large part to Kate Sessions and her setting the tone for […]

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On Behalf of Succulents

On Behalf of Succulents

| March 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jeff Moore, author and succulent nurseryman who spoke to the San Diego Horticultural Society in January, gave a fascinating lecture and slide show about succulents. They are plants which retain moisture for long periods of time (as a good thing). Cacti and succulents fall into this category. Tillandsias (air plants), bromeliads, and even some orchids […]

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