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San Diego to Read and Celebrate The Essential Emily Dickinson

San Diego to Read and Celebrate The Essential Emily Dickinson

Write Out Loud is a recipient of a grant of $15,000 to host the National Endowment (NEA) for the Arts Big Read in San Diego. An Arts Endowment initiative in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good […]

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Construction Begins on First Elementary School in Mission Valley History

Construction Begins on First Elementary School in Mission Valley History

It is history in the making for Mission Valley, as years of planning come to life with the start of construction on the neighborhood’s first public elementary school.  Located at the corner of Via Alta and Civita Boulevard, a new preschool through fifth-grade campus will serve residents living in the Civita residential development, as well as […]

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What Now?

Captain Kaplan, Sir!  By Laura Walcher In 2018, attorney Michael A. Kaplan, Esq. received the Martindale-Hubble Peer Review Rating award for his Personal Injury services. Annually, to the present, San Diego Magazine has noted brother Michael Kaplan as a “Top Attorney” in Personal Injury Law.  As a captain in the U.S. Army, doing duty in Viet […]

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Father Joe’s Villages Offers First-Glance Tours of Affordable Housing Project

Father Joe’s Villages Offers First-Glance Tours of Affordable Housing Project

In January, Father Joe’s Villages broke ground for its first affordable housing project of 2020, Benson Place. Representatives for the organization announced that Benson Place will be completed and move-in ready in August 2020. The South San Diego housing community will be the first of Father Joe’s Villages’ Turning the Key initiative to house people […]

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Lifestyle

Professional Interior Design Advice Goes Virtual

Professional Interior Design Advice Goes Virtual

If you’re going stir-crazy observing all the flaws in your home or business during the pandemic, the American Society of Interior Designers’ (ASID) San Diego Chapter has a solution.  During the month of July members of the prestigious organization will conduct virtual appointments to discuss design dilemmas and offer advice during ASID’s first-ever Summer Fresh Up […]

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Nonprofit ‘Senior Center Without Walls’ Helps Local Family Stay Connected

Nonprofit ‘Senior Center Without Walls’ Helps Local Family Stay Connected

By Simona Valanciute San Carlos resident Ed Robles is not someone who stays at home easily. Before California’s shelter-in-place orders went into effect, the 93-year-old World War II veteran was busy and active, filling his time with personal training sessions, coffee club and volunteering with San Diego’s Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol, where he won “Law Enforcement […]

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The Benefits of Grip Strength

In middle-aged and elderly people, grip strength consistently predicts mortality risk from all causes, doing an even better job than blood pressure. In older people, grip strength predicts all-cause mortality even when controlling for disease status, inflammatory load, depression, nutritional status, and inactivity. Grip strength requires fitness and fitness is a disease and aging fighter. Poor grip strength […]

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Five Healthier Pantry Swaps You Can Make in June

Spring is in waning full effect, but who’d know, given all of the rain of late. Hopefully, you’ve began the process of spring cleaning your home and life — and are nearing the end of that phase, but don’t forget the kitchen. One great place to do a final spring cleaning, prior to summer, is […]

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Entertainment

Circus Celebrates Summer Meals at 26 Meal-Distribution Sites

Circus Celebrates Summer Meals at 26 Meal-Distribution Sites

The Fern Street Circus brought cheer to Clark Middle School late this past June to promote San Diego Unified School District’s summer meals program, which will continue at all 26 food distribution sites through the summer.  Dressed in masks and circus costumes, acrobats and jugglers greeted families and students in City Heights as they picked up […]

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Fashion Week San Diego 2020 Presents Virtual Exhibition with Sotheby’s New York

Fashion Week San Diego 2020 Presents Virtual Exhibition with Sotheby’s New York

Fashion Week San Diego® (FWSD), California’s largest traditional fashion week, recently announced its highly-anticipated New York runway show, “The Art and Beauty Behind Fashion,” is going virtual with a first-of-its-kind experience. In partnership with Sotheby’sand Art Renewal Center (ARC), the online salon exhibition will feature a digital catalog of the 99 ARC Salon exhibiting works, a virtual walkthrough […]

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Cheetah Cub Thriving at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Cheetah Cub Thriving at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

In between eating her morning meal, a seven-week-old cheetah cub played and pounced in an indoor nursery area at the Ione and Paul Harter Animal Care Center, at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The curious little feline hasn’t yet been named, and weighs just over five pounds. Since the cub arrived at the nursery […]

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San Diego’s MOXIE Theatre Announces Sweet Sixteen Season – Vowing to Come Back

Turning sixteen means new responsibility and new freedom and the same goes for San Diego’s scrappy, innovative, and critically acclaimed MOXIE Theatre. MOXIE has been highlighted recently in the press as a leader in the virtual theatre landscape with their highly popular and among the first to market, ZoomFest. MOXIE is also lauded as the […]

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Animal News

Residents of Tir Na Nog Available for Adoption

Residents of Tir Na Nog Available for Adoption

San Diego’s longest operating equine sanctuary responds to the Stay At Home orders, which led them to cancel their annual open house, by putting a number of their ranch residents up for adoption, virtually. “Twenty of our ranch residents, from our horses, to our dogs, cats, sheep, goats, pigs and burros are represented and available […]

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WHAT NOW?

WHAT NOW?

What To Do…When You Have Nothing To Do Look Around. It’s entirely possible that you have kept your favorite teen T-shirts out of …um, history. Devotion. Memories.  Love.  But, forget about it. I’ve already tested this.  Your unappreciative kids may already be plotting, knowing that, unlike us, keeping them won’t provide any enjoyment, use, or […]

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Motherless Koala Joey Receiving Round-the-Clock Care at the San Diego Zoo

Motherless Koala Joey Receiving Round-the-Clock Care at the San Diego Zoo

An eight-month-old koala joey being cared for round the clock by San Diego Zoo wildlife care specialists is thriving. The male koala joey, named Omeo (pronounced Ooh-me-ooh), lost his mother due to cancer in mid-December, when he was about five-and-a-half months old and was still in her pouch. To save the joey’s life, Zoo veterinarians […]

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My Cats and the Escape Artist

My Cats and the Escape Artist

We have two cats, Lord Harry S. Plushbottom, an 18-pound ragdoll who goes by “Harry,” and a nine pound black cat, Cayman Last, known as Cayman.  (My daughter’s last name is Last and should Cayman outlive us, he will become a member of the Last family.)  Harry is gentle, slow moving, and is content with […]

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Education

Zooming Blooms

Zooming Blooms

With most of San Diego being home bound and/or restricted with meeting, April and May’s meetings were different.  We did meet via Zoom.  Zoom, as you may know, allows people to join the same meeting in a somewhat controlled setting.  Our children are using it for classes, and businesses are using it to continue to […]

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Destroying History and Monuments Does Not Change The Past

Destroying History and Monuments Does Not Change The Past

It’s been painful and shocking to watch the destruction that our “fellow Americans” are causing on monuments, historical sites and businesses around the country.  It’s as if they think that vandalism and destruction will change the course of history.  It does not. In fact, it only creates anger and more controversy that is contrary to […]

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San Diego State University Purchase and Sale Agreement Approved

San Diego State University Purchase and Sale Agreement Approved

By Barbara Bry  We’ve come a long way since January 2017, when the Chargers announced they were abandoning San Diego and the stadium they’d called home for over 50 years.   And soon after, we learned that real estate speculators had been meeting secretly with city officials for over a year, hatching a plan to acquire […]

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The Academy of Our Lady of Peace Presents First Live Virtual Graduation Ceremony

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace Presents First Live Virtual Graduation Ceremony

Ensuring graduating seniors receive the recognition they deserve, the Academy of Our Lady of Peace (OLP) successfully hosted its first live virtual graduation ceremony and the first of its kind in San Diego County by live-streaming each graduate as they celebrated from home. For the first time in 138-year history, OLP’s commencement was broadcast virtually […]

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Videos

Seven Oak Park Residents Displaced Following Structure Fire

Seven Oak Park Residents Displaced Following Structure Fire

San Diego, CA – A structure fire at an Oak Park residence last night caused smoke damage that forced seven residents to evacuate. The San Diego Fire Department was called to the house in the 5000 block of Elm St. where firefighters found a blaze in the detached garage. The incident was reported around 10:00 […]

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Lazy Acres Brings a New Attitude to Grocery Shopping

Lazy Acres Brings a New Attitude to Grocery Shopping By Patty Ducey-Brooks All of us who live in Mission Hills and the surrounding communities know that we have been eagerly anticipating the opening of Lazy Acres, which just recently opened at 422 West Washington Street.  It’s a refreshing addition to the community for a variety […]

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Coronado Talent Show Will Sell out

Coronado Talent Show Will Sell out

Coronado, CA – Budding entertainers, future stars and dedicated performers will vie to become the first winner of The Coronado Talent Show, a community-focused competition to benefit the Coronado Schools Foundation. The event takes place at Coronado High school on Thursday, March 2, at 7:00 p.m. and features performers who live or work in Coronado. […]

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Coronado Talent Show to Highlight Local Entertainment

Coronado, CA (For Release) – Budding entertainers, future stars and dedicated performers will vie to become the first winner of Coronado’s Got Talent, a community-focused competition to benefit the Coronado Schools Foundation. The event takes place at Coronado High school on Thursday, March 2, at 7:00 p.m., with auditions scheduled on Friday, February 3, from […]

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Other Recent Posts

Cherishing Freedom and Embracing Re-opening

| July 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

By J. Daniel Geddis, President, Mission Hills BID and Owner Team D&B at One Mission Realty Freedom comes in many forms. We may even forget we have until it is taken or altered in some way. Wearing a mask, the limitations placed on businesses, and altering our daily lives, can feel like an assault on […]

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Investing in an Election Year

| July 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

You’re going to be hearing a lot of people talking about how to ‘prepare your portfolio’ for the election results. I could make a case for lots of different possible outcomes, regardless of whom is ultimately elected. At the end of the day, though, the markets will have the final say, and it’s likely to […]

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Meals on Wheels San Diego County Announces New President and CEO

Meals on Wheels San Diego County Announces New President and CEO

| July 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Meals on Wheels San Diego County’s Board of Trustees announced today that they have selected Brent Wakefield to serve as the agency’s president and CEO. “After a very thorough search, the Board is excited to welcome Brent Wakefield to lead Meals on Wheels San Diego County (MOWSDC) into a bright and bold future,” said Peggy […]

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Barbara Bry For Mayor

Barbara Bry For Mayor

| July 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

A Vision and Mission to Be The People’s Mayor, Not A Career Politician Over the past couple of years, we have seen by action how our two mayoral candidates for the City of San Diego have acted and voted.  One of them is a career politician who says he will work for San Diegans, yet […]

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San Diego Rescue Mission Names New Vice President of Programs

San Diego Rescue Mission Names New Vice President of Programs

| June 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

San Diego Rescue Mission has named Paul Armstrong as vice president of Programs. Armstrong, a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, served for more than 20 years in the United States Navy as a Supply Corps Officer and Chaplain before transitioning into social services. Armstrong will oversee all of the Rescue Mission’s life-saving programs including its […]

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Acting Fast to Flatten the Curve: Rady Children’s Success Story

Acting Fast to Flatten the Curve: Rady Children’s Success Story

| June 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

By Duane Cameron In mid-March, as our country, and the world, was dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, it was clear to Dr. Patrick A. Frias, president & CEO of Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, that they were facing an unprecedented challenge. Cases of COVID-19 were rising in San Diego County, requiring the hospital to enact strict […]

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