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The Mann Family Performs at Balboa Theatre

The Mann Family Performs at Balboa Theatre

Grammy® Award Winner and Gospel music’s “IT” Girl, Tamela Mann and husband, comedian David Mann, joined by the rest of the talented Mann family, bring the Mann’s World Family Tour to the Balboa Theatre, located at 868 Fourth Avenue, in downtown San Diego on Sunday, September 17. You may have seen Tamela’s show-stopping performance on […]

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Enter the Blue Sky to Perform at the Adams Avenue Street Fair

Enter the Blue Sky to Perform at the Adams Avenue Street Fair

From 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Sunday, October 1, Enter the Blue Sky (ETBS) will perform at the Adams Avenue Street Fair on the Roots Rock stage at 34th Street and Adams Avenue. Working steady and reaching for the brass ring, this is their first year at the festival and they’re sure to make an […]

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Red O – Taste Of Mexico

Westfield, which operates shopping centers around the world, is pouring millions into the expansion and redevelopment of University Town Center (UTC). Drivers on La Jolla Village Drive have been watching construction for months as new buildings and parking structures take shape. But drivers also had the opportunity to watch new construction across the street from […]

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Trees For Health Garden Prospers with the Help of Volunteers

Trees For Health Garden Prospers with the Help of Volunteers

by Violet Green Even if you’ve lived in San Diego your entire life, you might not know about one of its hidden gems – the Trees For Health garden in Balboa Park. I was lucky enough to hear about this botanical medicine treasure when I attended a San Diego Herb Guild meeting in 2014. It […]

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Lifestyle

Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Cut loose the “never happy” Have you ever had to let go of a “never happy” friend in your life? This is difficult for a lot of us. In my case, because I lived with the belief that once a friend always a friend, it was especially tough. I’ve had to end friendships twice. It […]

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The Not-So-Hidden Costs of the “Affordable Housing Density Bonus” Program

by Barry Hager, Susan Dean and Deborah Pettry Elsewhere in this issue, you can read about the plight of Green Manor residents, whose lives are being impacted by the Jonathan Segal project next door at 1011 Fort Stockton Drive (“The Fort”). It’s especially sad that these lower income seniors and others in the community are […]

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Financial Planning for the Terminally Ill

Over the past few months, I’ve had an up-close and personal experience with this topic: my father recently passed away after a protracted illness. Financial planning is about making the best use of your available resources (money, time and skills) to do the things you want to do in life. Estate planning is most often […]

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I can’t remember my best friend’s phone number. To be honest, I only have two people’s phone numbers memorized. It wasn’t always that way, I used to know everyone’s number by heart, and some addresses, but that was long, long ago in those prehistoric pre-cellphone days. Now my phone knows everything that I do not. […]

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Entertainment

7th Annual Art & Craft Show Old Town San Diego

7th Annual Art & Craft Show Old Town San Diego

Historic Old Town San Diego will once again be the site of the 7th annual Art & Craft Show Old Town San Diego. Hosted by the Old Town Chamber of Commerce, the popular free weekend Art & Craft Show will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, September 30 and […]

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Colorful Folk Art and Mexican Pottery at Bazaar del Mundo’s Latin American Festival

Colorful Folk Art and Mexican Pottery at Bazaar del Mundo’s Latin American Festival

Folk artists from Oaxaca, Jalisco, Peru, El Salvador and more will convene at the Latin American Festival and Mata Ortiz Pottery Market at Diane Powers’ Bazaar del Mundo Shops, Friday through Saturday, August 4 to 6 in Old Town San Diego. The annual San Diego event presents one of the nation’s most extensive collections of […]

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Little Italy’s Biggest Party, Ferragosto, Goes Denim and Diamonds

Little Italy’s Biggest Party, Ferragosto, Goes Denim and Diamonds

Little Italy’s biggest party, Ferragosto, returns for its next big bash, “Wild Western: Little Italy’s Biggest Party Goes Denim and Diamonds,” on Saturday, August 19 from 6 p.m. to midnight with a VIP reception starting at 5 p.m. Guests are invited to Little Italy’s Amici Park for an evening that calls for attendees to dress-up […]

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San Diego Civic Youth Ballet Presents its 9th Annual Fairly Tales in the Park

San Diego Civic Youth Ballet Presents its 9th Annual Fairly Tales in the Park

The historic San Diego Civic Youth Ballet (SDCYB) in Balboa Park is presenting its 9th Annual Fairy Tales in the Park to highlight the production and as a fundraiser. The event takes place at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Saturday, August 19; and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Sunday, August 20 at the Casa del […]

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Animal News

Horses of Tir Na Nog Seeks Matching Donor for $5,000

Horses of Tir Na Nog Seeks Matching Donor for $5,000

Horses of Tir Na Nog’s efforts to raise $15,000 for their Medical Fund has just received a significant boost. An anonymous donor has offered a $5,000 matching gift for funds raised between Aug. 26 and September 26, 2017. “This summer we have been trying to raise $30,000 to cover our basic annual medical expenses. Through […]

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The Fleet Science Center presents Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

The Fleet Science Center presents Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

Narrated by Academy Award® Winner Morgan Freeman Join the Fleet Science Center for a spectacular journey to a remote and wondrous world when the film Island of Lemurs: Madagascar opens in the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater on Friday, August 4, 2017. The film is produced by IMAX® and Warner Bros. […]

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Conservationists Take Giraffe Surveillance to New Heights

Conservationists Take Giraffe Surveillance to New Heights

In a remote area of northern Kenya, a team of conservationists and veterinarians are collaborating on a unique project that will allow them to gather in-depth information on the habits of Kenya’s threatened reticulated giraffe population. The science team, made up of personnel from multiple conservation organizations, has attached solar-powered GPS satellite tracking devices to […]

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Dental Care for Tir Na Nog Horses

Dental Care for Tir Na Nog Horses

This past June, the annual Dental Day at Horses of Tir Na Nog took place. Forty-four of our sanctuary equines had their dental needs addressed, their weights checked, and receive dewormers and vaccinations. Adult horses have between 36 to 44 teeth, depending on if a horse has retained its canine and wolf teeth. Horses’ teeth […]

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Education

Literacy Summer Camp Preps City Heights Children for Back to School

Literacy Summer Camp Preps City Heights Children for Back to School

Students Maintain, Improve Reading Scores by 84 Percent Happy. Excited. And confident are the words eight-year-old Zohal Najemeddine used to describe how she felt coming to United Way of San Diego County’s “Readers in the Heights” Literacy Summer Camp over the past month. Along with 276 other students, Najemeddine benefited from the camp that promoted […]

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Villa Musica Offers Pop/Rock Performance Skills and Songwriting Camp

Villa Musica Offers Pop/Rock Performance Skills and Songwriting Camp

A Pop/Rock Performance Skills and Songwriting Camp is being held from Monday, August 7 through Friday, August 11 and is designed for teens and advanced tweens (age 12 to 17) who have good instrumental proficiency in one area (such as voice, guitar, bass, piano, or drums) but would like to branch out, and gain confidence […]

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A Banner Year for St. Vincent School Sports Programs

A Banner Year for St. Vincent School Sports Programs

This was an amazing athletic year for the St. Vincent’s Vikings. John Stone, St. Vincent’s volunteer athletic director and one of the school coaches, describes a sporting renaissance at the small school in Mission Hills. “St. Vincent’s School is increasingly recognized as not only a leader in academics and spiritual study, but also a growing […]

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Write Out Loud Holds 8th Annual TwainFest

Write Out Loud Holds 8th Annual TwainFest

Write Out Loud, an organization founded in 2007 with a commitment to inspire, challenge and entertain by reading literature aloud for a live audience, presents the 8th Annual TwainFest to take place on Saturday, August 19th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, San Diego. New this year, […]

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Videos

Dan McClellan Talks San Diego Sports with Sockers GM Sean Bowers

San Diego, CA – Sports Journalist Dan McClellan sits down with San Diego Sockers General Manager Sean Bowers to talk indoor soccer and sports in San Diego in an interview for Presidio Sentinel. A former CBS Sports Rapid Reporter, McClellan was involved in the 2016 petition drive to build a downtown stadium and convention center […]

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COSA presents “Migration” performs Jan 21 @ 7:00 p.m.

COSA presents “Migration” performs Jan 21 @ 7:00 p.m.

Coronado, CA- On January 21, 2017, for one night only, over 20 Coronado School of the Arts (COSA) Dance Division alumni spanning years 1996 to 2016 will come together to perform “Migration,” an hour-long, one-of-a-kind dance concert, at 7:00 PM on the stage of the Coronado Performing Arts Center. This exceptional event is the brainchild […]

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“Yes on C” Rally Brings Out Supporters to The Local

“Yes on C” Rally Brings Out Supporters to The Local

San Diego, CA  – A rally in support of Proposition C, the initiative that would develop a combination stadium and convention center in Downtown San Diego, took over The Local, a popular bar and restaurant located near Horton Plaza, on Friday, November 4. Supporters joined former Chargers players and Mayor Kevin Faulconer to help in […]

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Old Town Festival

Old Town Festival

Old Town will be celebrating there Art Festival this weekend. There will be over 80 vendors and today on GMSD, three of them, TwigKids, Leight Works Jewelry and Bomerito Art, share a sample of what will be displayed at this FREE festival.

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What Now?

| September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Bum-Rappery I’d be willing to bet that, besides the ample negative press our heaven-help-us president considers “ fake media,” he suffers daily from the supposed bum raps that land heavily on his equally ample ego. Tough stuff, for which it may by now be obvious, I have no sympathy. Perhaps the only good news as […]

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POP Factory Makes its Way to the West Coast

POP Factory Makes its Way to the West Coast

| September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Stylishly Aubree Lynn Writer, Stylist, Producer False lashes, trapeze style dresses, bold prints, go-go boots, blue shadow, scarves in hair, these are all that encompassed the free-spirit of anything goes in the era of the ‘60s where life just popped! I was asked to join my artistic and acclaimed performance and installation artist girlfriend, Jette […]

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7th Annual Art & Craft Show Old Town San Diego

7th Annual Art & Craft Show Old Town San Diego

| September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Historic Old Town San Diego will once again be the site of the 7th annual Art & Craft Show Old Town San Diego. Hosted by the Old Town Chamber of Commerce, the popular free weekend Art & Craft Show will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, September 30 and […]

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Home Tour: Craftsman, Then and Now

Home Tour: Craftsman, Then and Now

| September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

by Arlene Hauser Mission Hills Heritage is holding its Thirteenth Annual Historic Home Tour on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Eight, rather than the usual six, homes will be on view, each reflecting a different aspect of craftsman architecture. Visitors will explore both interior and exterior features, and docents will provide historical details. During San Diego’s […]

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Succulent Tapestries

Succulent Tapestries

| September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

I went with the Mission Hills Garden Club for an entertaining presentation by Laura Eubanks showing how she assembles gardens and is paid for doing so. Eubank’s path is both interesting and amusing. I know she has an incredible innate sense of design as she was completely untrained. Eubank has always loved gardens. With four […]

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Mission Hills — Exciting Autumn

Mission Hills — Exciting Autumn

| September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Krista Lombardi, President, Mission Hills BID and Lombardi Team at Scott and Quinn Real Estate I am excited to celebrate Labor Day on September 4th, welcome autumn, and look forward to the winter months ahead. I am also excited to introduce the newly formed Mission Hills BID President’s Circle. The BID has been looking […]

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