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Welcome summer

by Troy Curnett, President MHBID and Owner/Broker One Mission Realty In Mission Hills, June kicks-off with multiple events including school graduations and promotions, the Town Council’s first in a series of Summer Concerts in Pioneer Park on Friday, June 17, and Father’s Day on Sunday, June 19. All of these events lend themselves to meals […]

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Mission Hills Residents Receive Preservation Award

Mission Hills Residents Receive Preservation Award

Mission Hills residents and business owners Allen Hazard and Janet O’Dea have been selected for a 2016 Excellence in Historic Preservation Award by the City of San Diego’s Historic Resources Board (“HRB”) for their critically acclaimed 2015 book, “Images of America, Mission Hills,” published by Arcadia Publishing. Allen and Janet will accept their second Excellence […]

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St. Vincent’s Teams Up with Royal Stone Bistro to Raise Funds for School

St. Vincent’s Teams Up with Royal Stone Bistro to Raise Funds for School

St. Vincent de Paul School recently partnered with Royal Stone Bistro to raise funds for the school. Parents and community members who participated in the Lift a Fork fundraiser enjoyed fine dining while supporting new textbooks for the students at St. Vincent’s. Royal Stone Bistro was recently opened by St. Vincent parents John and Jackie […]

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Chris Pratt and Concorde Win the Grand Prix of Del Mar

Chris Pratt and Concorde Win the Grand Prix of Del Mar

The 71st Del Mar National Horse Show came to a close bringing another season of equestrian excellence to San Diego County.  This three week event ended on a high note with top notch competition and the $100,000 Grand Prix of Del Mar.  In front of near sell-out crowds, the world renowned equestrian spectacle took place in […]

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Lifestyle

The Healing Power of Taa-naash-kaa-da

The Healing Power of Taa-naash-kaa-da

By Violet Green Do you know of a place where you can feel your heart beat in every cell of your body? A place where you can be your true self – no questions asked, no judgements made, just unconditional love and acceptance. Maybe this is what you feel when you’re floating in the ocean, […]

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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Human TuneUp Column by Cath

This Is It   The problem is with the article the. It tricks our minds 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 check out various gurus. We undo what our parents did. We take back some of our […]

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40 Years Among the Natives

40 Years Among the Natives

In April I went to the San Diego Horticultural Society at the Del Mar racetrack to hear David Fross talk about plants native to California.  He arrived at his current career by a circuitous route. Fross had been drawn to natural landscapes as a child. However, he majored in history; and as a graduate student […]

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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Human TuneUp Column by Cath

How do you define success? It’s easy enough to get caught up in society’s idea of success which involves nearly rampant materialism and money coming out of our ears. If we’re not careful, we adopt materialism and money and they become our measure of success. I suggest you don’t. Be clear, I’m not against materialism. […]

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Entertainment

Vacation. Staycation? –Think of Pala

Vacation. Staycation? –Think of Pala

Don’t let “May gray” fool you. Summer is almost here. Schools will soon let out thousands of students who will crowd the beaches and other recreational areas, not to mention malls and stores. Tourists will soon descend in droves, crowding hotels, attractions and restaurants. And the minds of many locals turn to the question, “Vacation…staycation.” […]

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UPRISING: Songs of Change concert at the Balboa Theatre

UPRISING: Songs of Change concert at the Balboa Theatre

San Diego Human Dignity Foundation (SDHDF), and the San Diego Women’s Chorus will present UPRISING: Songs of Change on at 7 p.m., Sunday, May 22, 2016 at the Balboa Theatre. The concert will feature the 85-voice San Diego Women’s Chorus (SDWC) and welcome special guest, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, Janis Ian as the event’s VIP performer. […]

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Beyond the Barre: Beer & Ballet

Beyond the Barre: Beer & Ballet

Ballet Goes Social California Ballet Company (CBC) presents Beyond the Barre: Beer and Ballet at the California Ballet Center in Kearny Mesa, located at 4819 Ronson Court, San Diego, CA 92111. At 8 p.m., Friday, May 21, a gourmet food truck will provide refreshments. At 1 p.m., Sunday, May 22, light snacks will be offered […]

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Landmark Theater

Landmark Theater

A Nebraskan family reunion couldn’t seem more backwards to a Californian teenager. If Ryder (Logan Miller) had his way, he’d choose a moment just like this to show his conservative relatives his true colors, the bigger the scene the better. For the sake of his fond mother (Robin Weigert), however, Ryder agrees to keep quiet, […]

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Animal News

Part Two:   Kenya  Sojourn

Part Two: Kenya Sojourn

When I wrote about our trip to Kenya, I stressed the luxuriousness of our camps. The camp guides can identify each mammal, bird, reptile and probably insect. In addition, they know all the plants. Each camp guide leads you to a plethora of animals doing whatever they do normally. I heard the Latin names of […]

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Lions Tigers & Bears Rescues Six Exotic Animals

Lions Tigers & Bears Rescues Six Exotic Animals

Animals are safely en route to find refuge at sanctuaries Bobbi Brink, founder and director of Lions Tigers & Bears (LTB), an accredited big cat, bear and exotic animal rescue sanctuary, in San Diego. California, and her team are making a 5,000 mile round trip journey to rescue and provide transport to six exotic animals, including […]

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Horses Need New Homes

Horses Need New Homes

Fifteen horses rescued from a property in Jamul are available for adoption at the County’s animal care facility in Bonita. The horses began arriving there Sept. 5 after animal control officers received reports the horses were suffering from neglect. They rescued a mare and her colt when the baby was found in a life-threatening situation. […]

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DogFest Walk n Roll to benefit Canine Companions for Independence

DogFest Walk n Roll to benefit Canine Companions for Independence

Get ready for a tail wagging good time at DogFest Walk ‘n Roll San Diego, the signature national event of Canine Companions for Independence, which takes place Saturday, November 14 at NTC Park at Liberty Station. Grab a leash and join in for lots of fun and family-friendly activities to raise money to provide highly-trained […]

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Education

Phone Talk – Part 1

While Apple is fighting with the government about the right to privacy on our iPhones, I am dealing with my own privacy issues. For those who have a generation of phone that allows Siri to be our personal assistant, we know that Siri does not always get our requests right. How many of us have […]

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Parker Announces Annual Gala Fundraiser

Parker Announces Annual Gala Fundraiser

2016 Black and White Ball with Old Hollywood Glamour Francis Parker School is holding a Black and White Ball, the gala to raise funds for student scholarships and faculty professional development. The event will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2016 on the Linda Vista Campus. This year’s Black and White Ball theme will evoke […]

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St. Vincent’s Teams Up with Local Restaurants to Raise Funds

St. Vincent’s Teams Up with Local Restaurants to Raise Funds

At the beginning of the summer, St. Vincent de Paul School partnered with local restaurants to raise much needed funds for the school. Parents and community members supported the school’s Just Lift A Fork fundraiser by dining at local Mission Hills restaurants – Brooklyn Girl Eatery, Lefty’s Chicago Pizzeria, and The Patio & The Front […]

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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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Videos

VIDEO: Help Get the F Out…of Austin!

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VIDEO: Pediatrician Speaks Out On Fluoridation

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Bonzai Beach Clean Up Day 2013!

Bonzai Beach Clean Up Day – Lake Tahoe, NV Bonzai Beach clean up day 2013 put on by People of Tahoe. Thanks to: -People of Tahoe Inc -Meeks Lumber and Hardware in Meyers -Mountain Hardware and Sports in Truckee -Integrated Environmental Restorations Services Inc -Safeway -Coffee Connection Thanks to the following for guidance and moral […]

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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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Virginie Woo Brings Her Love For Food To Mission Hills

Virginie Woo Brings Her Love For Food To Mission Hills

| May 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Luxury Farms™ Provides A Venue for Culinary Expert Virginie Woo was born and raised in Versailles (France) and was exposed to many cultures from which she takes the best of the worlds cuisine to incorporate in her creations. Her goal is to show how to realize the most exquisite dishes and desserts in a simple, […]

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Comes Through Mission Hills

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Comes Through Mission Hills

| May 30, 2016 | 1 Comment

Be Prepared for Street Closures This past month I learned that the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon would be coming through my Mission Hills neighborhood after parking restriction signs were posted on our automobiles. I guess you can say I was quite surprised…as were other residents on Presidio Drive. I first thought, “How did this happen […]

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Father´s Day

| May 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Father’s Day stands in the shadow of Mother´s Day, just like fathers often do in comparison to mothers. Moms are the known and celebrated nurturers, booboo kissers and lunch packers in children´s lives. Fathers often fulfill a more distant presence. The two roles are different in appearance but certainly not in respect to love towards […]

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Six Things to Consider When Your Child Turns 18

| May 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

It happens much faster than any of us expect. One minute you’re cradling this cute bundle of joy in your arms and the next thing you know she’s graduating from high school and planning to move out to college. Like many parents, I have no idea where the 18 years went, or how they went […]

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WHAT NOW?

| May 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s Complicated. It’s been that kinda May: half of our clan have birthdays; nearly every non-profit in the city hosts an annual event; there’s Mother’s Day; J.Walcher Communications celebrated its 15th anniversary. We could only nod to Passover, which we missed by a day. The birthday kids of May; well, the problem is, they’re no […]

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Explaining It All

| May 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

I live across the street from Balboa Park. Most mornings when I wake up and look outside I see homeless souls still sleeping or just waking up to spend the day foraging for cans, bottles and whatever can get them through the day. My grandkids, ages five and 12 often stay with me and are […]

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