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The Front Porch is Now Luxury Farms

The Front Porch is Now Luxury Farms

New Name Reflects Brand Enhancements The Front Porch in Mission Hills and Coronado, California recently went through a name change to reflect enhancements to the business. According to Melissa Scott Clark, one of the owners, this is in response to a growing product range and expanding brand; The Front Porch is now Luxury Farms. Luxury […]

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A Very Rough Start

Over the past few weeks, we have received a stark reminder that investing in the stock market involves risk. From March 2009 through 2015, the S&P 500 has gained over 200 percent, with only a couple of significant hiccups along the way. So what has investors so spooked, and what can those of us with […]

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Transparency and Government

Is Change on the Horizon? My friend, George Mitrovich, who is a passionate writer, shares in this issue his impression of our current president. Though I respect George’s political experience and outlook, he and I don’t share the same observation and feelings about the current president and his accomplishments and contributions. The reason I make […]

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Mission Hills: A Treasure Trove for Valentine’s Day and Everyday

by Troy Curnett, president, Mission Hills Business Improvement District Realtor and Broker/Owner of the boutique real estate office, One Mission Realty Whether your celebration of Valentine’s Day takes place with a friend, spouse, parent or child, there are many wonderful ways to celebrate. And, when I think of Mission Hills “wonderful” is one of the […]

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Lifestyle

Love Yourself First

By Violet Green Ah February, the month that makes everyone, at least in American culture, think of hearts — paper hearts, candy hearts, hand-drawn hearts and flower hearts. They can be seen in all manner of shops trying to cash in on the retail holiday of Valentine’s Day. I’d rather think of it as a […]

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Love in Unusual Places

Every year around Valentine´s Day we get inspired by love stories and then seek to show the special people in our lives how much we love them. It inspires me to think of love as the glue of society. It is the ingredient that makes a bonding, human relationship possible; it even extends to other […]

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What Now?

What Now?

The Treksters She went north; he crossed the ocean. Both Maggie Espinosa and Don Gullans invested months of preparation for their “Camino” treks: Espinosa, 800 miles through the California’s El Camino Real, from San Diego to Sonoma, and Gullans, across northern Spain’s El Camino de Santiago. Gullans spent two months on the trail; Espinosa, in […]

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Let There Be Light

It all started with a dream. He was a music lover and a talented composer, whose Masters degree was in music composition. But sometimes life gets in the way. First a marriage, then children and the dream of a music career turns into the practicality of staying with a small business that is growing and […]

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Entertainment

Puccini’s Tosca Opens the 2015-2016 Mainstage Season

Puccini’s Tosca Opens the 2015-2016 Mainstage Season

New Production Never Seen Before in San Diego San Diego Opera’s mainstage season opens at the San Diego Civic Theatre on Saturday, February 13, 2016 with Giacomo Puccini’s operatic thriller “Tosca.” Last performed by San Diego Opera in 2009, “Tosca” features the exciting Company debut of Greek soprano Alexia Voulgaridou as Tosca and Welsh tenor […]

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San Diego REPertory Theatre Receives Arts Grant

San Diego REPertory Theatre Receives Arts Grant

The National Endowment for the Arts announced awards totaling more than $27.6 million in its first funding round of fiscal year 2016, including an Art Works award of $10,000 to San Diego REPertory Theatre to support a new work by Herbert Siguenza. The award supports a collaboration with playwright Herbert Siguenza, REP Co-Founder and Artistic […]

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Poway OnStage Presents Piano Virtuoso Jeremy Denk

Poway OnStage Presents Piano Virtuoso Jeremy Denk

  Poway OnStage is elated to participate as a featured stop in  the Upright & Grand Piano Festival presented by The San Diego Symphony on Friday, January 15, 2016 at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts (15498 Espola Rd Poway, California).  The evening will include a presentation of Liszt’s “Black Gondola,” Shostakovich’s “Symphony No. 1,” and Beethoven’s “Piano Concerto No. 5: […]

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J*Company Youth Theatre presents “Seussical, Jr.”

J*Company Youth Theatre presents “Seussical, Jr.”

Join Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Layzie Mayzie and all your other favorite Dr. Seuss characters in a fantastical, magical music extravaganza from the creative minds of Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. The J*Company Youth Theatre performers will transport you from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus and […]

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Animal News

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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What Now? The Humane Society’s Top Dog

What Now? The Humane Society’s Top Dog

  Gary Weitzman may be the best thing – since Noah – to happen to animals. The CEO of the San Diego Humane Society (SDHS) has broadened the Society’s outreach, to partner or cooperate with numerous like-missioned organizations and we, the public – all intended, he says, to “put ourselves out of business,” via the […]

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Education

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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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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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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Videos

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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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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The State of Our Union

| February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich How can we know how life unfolds When we cannot see the road Through the mist of time the path unwinds To the end of the road we go. To The End of the Road by John McDermott While watching President Obama’s last State of the Union address, I felt my emotions […]

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First Annual Mission Hills 5k Scheduled to Take Place on March 19

| February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

The first annual Mission Hills 5k is scheduled to take place at 8 a.m., Saturday, March 19. Promising fun for the whole family, this fun run/walk will wind through the scenic, historic neighborhoods of Mission Hills, beginning and ending at Grant K-8 (1425 Washington Place). Runners of all ages and fitness levels are encouraged to […]

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The Crab Catcher

The Crab Catcher

| February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Thirty Five and Going Strong My grandson’s favorite expression is, “if you snooze, you lose!” I thought of that as I watched the winter San Diego Restaurant Week draw to a close. San Diego Restaurant Week, which takes place twice a year (winter and fall) is both an attraction to tourism and an opportunity for […]

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Be Smart About Your Resolutions

| February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

SMART goals — commonly defined as specific, measureable, achievable, relevant and time-bound — have been used in the corporate world since the early 1980s. The concept has stood the test of time because it works. Anyone can set goals without these criteria, but if goals aren’t clearly defined and geared toward your real objective, you’ll […]

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Part One:  Kenya Sojourn

Part One: Kenya Sojourn

| February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Travel broadens the mind. I disagree. Being in a location with people who have had different experiences, whose way of life is unlike yours, whose physical environment is different from yours is enlightening. Traveling coach by air, to go from point A to point B, is exhausting and annoying. However, the destination can make the […]

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In 2016: Wishing Health and Prosperity to Everyone!

| January 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Troy Curnett, President, Mission Hills Business Improvement District REALTOR and Broker/Owner of the boutique real estate office, One Mission Realty As the clock struck mid-night following December 31, the world became immersed in celebration. Different parts of the world welcomed the New Year with their individual customs, rituals and traditions. And, around the world, the […]

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