Local News

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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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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“I Am Who I Am!” and Other Communication-Stoppers

by Mrs. Freud Almost certainly you have heard someone you love utter the above exclamation in frustration, maybe it was even you. We all have lines to hold prying people at bay. This is human. We don´t always have the peace of mind at that very moment to open up to be vulnerable, and to […]

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Retirement Plans for Small Businesses

Many of the requests we get from business owners around this (tax preparation) time of year relate to lowering the tax bill or saving for retirement. Many contribute to retirement plans steadily throughout the year, but several business owners also make last minute contributions to their plans as they figure out their tax liability and […]

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Lifestyle

A Walk on The Hill

I always find that the classes and lectures I attend at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UCSD teach me something I did not know before. Recently I attended a lecture about Bankers Hill given by Dan Soderberg, a San Diego native who has a wealth of knowledge about America’s Finest City. Since I […]

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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

What is The Way? The problem is with the pronoun “the.” It tricks our mind into thinking there is “the” way to live and off we go in search of it. We read all sorts of self help books, we follow gurus, we un-do what our parents did, we take some of their ways back, […]

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Once We Know, We Can´t Continue As If We Didn´t

by Mrs. Freud Did you ever find yourself thinking, “Blessed be the ignorant”? As we go through life we learn different things about ourselves at different times. All these revelations have something in common: once discovered, we “can´t not know” anymore. That is good and also challenging news. I trust that we come to discover […]

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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Trust life. Pay attention. Trust life. What?!? But if I don’t plan my life who will? Don’t I have to have goals? The idea is: don’t try to plan and goal life to death. Goals are fine. Just leave openings for other things to happen. I know. This strikes horror in the hearts of control […]

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Entertainment

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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California Ballet Company Presents Sleeping Beauty

  California Ballet Company will mount a full-length production of the 19th century classic, “Sleeping Beauty,” at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 17, 2014 and 2:30 p.m., Friday, May 18, 2014. All performances will take place downtown at the San Diego Civic Theatre. Staged by Director Maxine Mahon, after the original by Marius […]

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California Ballet School Presents Two Productions

  Leaps & Bounds – A Junior Company Showcase will be performed at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 22 and Beyond the Barre will be performed at 7 p.m. at the David & Dorthea Garfield Theatre, Lawrence Family JCC, located at 4126 Executive Drive in La Jolla. California Ballet School’s Junior Company Showcase will include classical […]

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San Diego Civic Youth Ballet Presents “Cinderella”

  The resident classical ballet school of Balboa Park since 1945, San Diego Civic Youth Ballet, will present a full-length production of the fairy tale favorite, “Cinderella” from Wednesday, April 2, 2014 through Sunday, April 6. Featuring professional costumes, sets, lighting, and staging, the performance will take place at Casa del Prado Theater located in […]

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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

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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Historic Old Town Golf Classic Restores Funding

  Local Fourth Grade Visits Continue The second annual Historic Old Town Golf Classic is scheduled for Monday, March 17, 2014, at the Salt Creek Golf Course in Chula Vista. The tournament raises much-needed funds to help local fourth grade students participate in the Old Town Fourth Grade History Program, covering the cost of transportation […]

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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

We Eat. We Drink. But – Can We Read?

| May 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Recently, Jose Cruz, the S. D. Council on Literacy’s (SDCOL) CEO was named Civic Leader of the Year at the Latino Awards program presented by U-T San Diego. This honor highlighted Cruz’s efforts to raise literacy rates in the region and reduce unemployment, homelessness, healthcare costs, and crime, among other social woes. On Wednesday, May […]

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America’s Greatest Danger

| May 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Philip Seymour Hoffman was a very great actor. He was also a heroin addict. February 2 of this year Mr. Hoffman was found dead on the bathroom floor of his New York apartment. Phillip Seymour Hoffman, winner of the Academy Award for Best Actor in 2005, died with a heroin syringe in his left arm. […]

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When Herbalists Retire

| May 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

  What possibly could have inspired Danielle Cook to volunteer as the event coordinator for the “Healing Waters & Arts Festival” that is taking place in Jacumba Hot Springs this month? It has been a more than a yearlong labor of love, not to mention inspiration, cooperation, frustration and jubilation. She has been the driving […]

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DELI-cious D.Z. Akin’s

| May 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Customers were lined up three deep at the takeout counter at D.Z. Akin’s, waiting to pick up fish, chicken, brisket, matzo and other goodies essential for the upcoming Passover holiday, but no bread. Bread is not part of the Seder celebration. In the adjacent dining room, diners were biting into delicious mile-high pastrami sandwiches, overflowing […]

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Putting a Stop to Middle-Age Spread

| May 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

As you approach the 40-50 age groups it can be an exciting time of change, opportunity, prosperity and positive personal growth. But, at the same time, life can get complicated and busy as your family grows, you find less time for you, finding yourself getting more involved in, well, everything. Before you know it, the […]

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Between the Lines: Best Sellers

| May 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The New York Times Book Review publishes thoughtful and intelligent reviews of newly published books and newly released paperbacks. The Review also includes five pages of best-seller lists: print hardback, trade and mass-market paperback, and combined print/e-book rankings all broken down into fiction and nonfiction, plus a separate advice/how-to/miscellaneous section, and children’s books. I wonder […]

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