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Prohibition Party at Oculto 477

Prohibition Party at Oculto 477

On Thursday, December 5 between 5 p.m. and 12 a.m. the newly opened Oculto 477, a Prohibition-style speakeasy hidden inside Tahona, honors the anniversary of the United States’ historic repeal of Prohibition by encouraging guests to dress up circa 1920’s fashions and sip from a menu of historic cocktails within San Diego’s newest secret space. […]

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U.S. Premiere of Chinese Opera and Dance Production Stars Multi-Award Singer

U.S. Premiere of Chinese Opera and Dance Production Stars Multi-Award Singer

China Arts and Entertainment Group Ltd. (CAEG) presents the U.S. premiere of an opera and dance musical production “Lady Zhaojun” starring Chinese multi-award singer Li Yugang. The performances will take place on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. and Monday, December 2, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the San Diego Civic Theatre, located at […]

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WHAT NOW?

Don’t Call “Amy” by Laura Walcher Well, I did.  I called Amy.  Sweetly, I thanked her for her consideration.  She’d called to tell me that she could probably get me an appointment to have my car serviced; very appreciated, I’m a busy woman.  In fact, I’d been so busy that I wound up..well, I couldn’t […]

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Holiday by the Bay Offers Lots to Enjoy During December

Holiday by the Bay Offers Lots to Enjoy During December

Hilton San Diego Bayfront is excited to begin a new tradition in 2019 with an oversized Christmas tree displayed on its Bayfront Pier throughout the holiday season. Other Bayfront holiday traditions such as the life-size gingerbread house in the lobby, breakfast with Santa in Vela on Sundays, and the naughty or nice drink menu in […]

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Lifestyle

How to Avoid Overeating During the Holidays

From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve, you are probably inundated with dinner parties and cocktail hours to celebrate the holidays. These events are a great time to be joyful with the people you love– but they can be a dangerous trap if you are trying to watch your weight. So how do you stick with […]

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What Now?

No Really, What Now? by Laura Walcher Okay, so once again, in a week of unrelenting frustrations and challenges, I decided not to strangle Mr. Entitled.  (“Fen” is his “real” name; our smart-aleck black poodle/bichon, who’s grown up to believe himself the emperor, tho’ he doesn’t even pay the mortgage.) So, he dips beneath a […]

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Presidio Hills’ Neighbors Enjoy a Day of Friendship

Presidio Hills’ Neighbors Enjoy a Day of Friendship

This past September, residents of Presidio Hills, took time from their busy Sunday schedules to enjoy a day of bonding and sharing stories of living in Mission Hills. The Presidio Hills’ area includes residents of Altamirano, Cosoy, Marilouise, Presidio Drive and Arista.  The event took place at the home of Patty Ducey-Brooks and Craig Kinshella. […]

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Lament for a Computer

Lament for a Computer

After 30-something years of using a computer for almost everything I write, I am now, with a horribly screwed up shoulder, trying to write on an iPad.  I began my computer relationship with an Apple product, an SE.  I was teaching Basic Skills at Mission Bay High School when the department chairman came into my office […]

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Entertainment

Philanthropists to Celebrate Brotherhood, Community, and Collective Impact

Philanthropists to Celebrate Brotherhood, Community, and Collective Impact

The Jewish Federation of San Diego County presents The Men’s Event 2019 will be held at 6 p.m., Sunday, December 8, at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines. The Men’s Event is the largest annual gathering of Jewish men in San Diego, known for bringing in dynamic and exciting speakers for a wonderful evening of […]

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In Front of The Lens

In Front of The Lens

by Stylishly Aubree Lynn Writer/Stylist/Producer It’s rare that I spend my day in front of the lens, but this day was kind of special.  I started out this particular morning selecting clothes and jewelry for a photo shoot to take place later in the afternoon. Then I had to get ready and head over to […]

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10th Annual ROMP Gala Benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities® of San Diego

10th Annual ROMP Gala Benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities® of San Diego

Contributions from the 10th annual ROMP gala and Hoehn Motors Luxury Car Raffle raised $600,000 in net proceeds for Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego, which provides supportive services for families with a critically ill or injured child in a local hospital. ROMP Enchanted: The Magic of Hope, held recenetly at The Fairmont Grand […]

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Old Town San Diego State Historic Park Hosts 69th Annual Las Posadas

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park Hosts 69th Annual Las Posadas

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park will be decked out in historic holiday finery this year and will be the scene of the 69th Annual Las Posadas celebration on Saturday, December 14. The annual Las Posadas procession is a walking reenactment of what is traditionally a 9-day event in Mexico depicting the biblical story […]

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Animal News

Grooming Pets for the Holidays and Year-Round

Grooming Pets for the Holidays and Year-Round

It’s around the holidays that we sometimes focus on making sure our pets look their best.  And, to make this possible, I spoke to two animal groomers who are passionate about their work and truly enjoy their customers, cats and dogs. Salvador Gomez is the head groomer at VCA Hillcrest Animal Hospital, located at 246 […]

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Celebrate Fall at Horses of Tir Na Nog

Celebrate Fall at Horses of Tir Na Nog

Celebrate the horses and other animals that call Horses of Tir Na Nog home at the annual Fall Celebration from 11 a.m. to noon, Saturday October 12 at Horses of Tir Na Nog and Rancho Samataguma, located at 26930 Old Hwy. 80, Guatay, CA 91931. Guests are invited to visit with the horses and then […]

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Lions. Tigers, and Bears, Oh, My!

Lions. Tigers, and Bears, Oh, My!

Jodie Cavenaugh organized one of our best field trips ever for the Mission Hills Garden Club.  We visited Lions, Tigers, & Bears, a sanctuary in Alpine for rescued exotic and abused animals.  We boarded a very nice bus in front of the nursery.  Several of us brought grandchildren who were old enough to behave completely […]

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Old McDonald Had a Farm

Old McDonald Had a Farm

An elderly stallion, a llama, a donkey, a goat, and a turkey all arrived at Horses of Tir Na Nog on Saturday, August 10. Animal Services, as part of a large neglect case, rescued all of these animals. As a result of medical concerns, they had been transferred to the care of Horses of Tir […]

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Education

Gardens Revitalized

Gardens Revitalized

In September the Garden Club presented Steven Harbour who treated us to some terrific ideas for coping with our water situation.  Harbour has spent the past 35 years plus in one form or another of the nursery business.  A friend bequeathed his “yard boy” customers to Harbour when he was only a kid.  This was […]

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Ever Grateful This Autumn

By J. Daniel Geddis, President Mission Hills BID and Realtor Team D&B at One Mission Realty  I am writing while enjoying a cool San Diego autumn evening and reflecting on how quickly this year has passed. With Thanksgiving occurring in November, the month is a time of gratitude and there is much to be grateful […]

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I’ve Been Hacked! Now What?

These words bring a certain level of dread to most people who hear (or think them). But what can you really do if you’ve been hacked? First, it’s going to depend on just what information has been compromised and where the hack occurred. I got a call from AppleCare (or Dell or Microsoft) saying… No […]

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Ten-Year Old Francis Parker Student Releases Second Book

Ten-Year Old Francis Parker Student Releases Second Book

Arden Pala, a ten-year old, fifth grade student at Francis Parker is already an established author and returns with another exciting chapter to capture the imagination of young readers. “The Adventures of Noah’s Flying Car Through Turkey” is the second in the series.  His first book was titled, “The Adventures of Noah’s Flying Car.” Pala […]

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Videos

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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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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Anna Danes and Friends in Home for the Holidays

Anna Danes and Friends in Home for the Holidays

| December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Top-charting Billboard Jazz recording artist Anna Danes returns to Martinis Above Fourth at 7 p.m., Saturday, December 14 for an evening of holiday merriment, song and a whole lot of style and class. The Polish born, San Diego based multi-faceted artist, has been identified as a passion-pursuing and dream chasing artist. Upon its release, “Find […]

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For The Sender Holiday Show Returns with Acclaimed Artists

For The Sender Holiday Show Returns with Acclaimed Artists

| December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

For The Sender is returning home to the historic La Paloma Theater, located at 471 South Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas, California, for its annual Holiday Show at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, December 14. Proceeds from the Holiday Show will directly benefit Team RWB’s Surf Camp for Veterans. As a special holiday offering, For The Sender will be accepting personal […]

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Charitable Gifting Today

| December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 eliminated or capped a lot of itemized deductions for most taxpayers. While deductions for charitable gifts were preserved, raising the standard deduction meant that many taxpayers lost the benefit of all but the largest donations. Here are some strategies that you can use to squeeze out the […]

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Giving Tuesday Inspires People to do Good

Giving Tuesday Inspires People to do Good

| December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Travis Manion Foundation (TMF), one of the nation’s largest veteran nonprofit organizations received a commitment from a private donor to match donations starting on Giving Tuesday through December 31, dollar for dollar up to one million dollars. All funds from this campaign will go toward TMF programs that support and empower families of fallen military […]

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Airbnb Questioned on Misleading Hosts and Listings

| December 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

This past month, Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), along with Reps. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Robin Kelly (D-IL), G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), Emanuel Cleaver II (D-MO), and Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY) today demanded Airbnb explain its plans to deal with deceptive limited liability corporations disguising themselves as “hosts” on the platform to market short-term rentals out of […]

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Little Italy Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Little Italy Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

| December 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

From 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday, December 7, the Little Italy Association will host its 21st Annual Little Italy Tree Lighting and Christmas Village. This year, Little Italy will make exciting enhancements to the event with the reveal of a new custom-designed Christmas tree by California-artist, Joshua Hubert. The 25-foot tall Christmas tree, located in the center of Piazza […]

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