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St. Vincent de Paul School Presents Havana Nights

Get ready for Havana Nights as St. Vincent de Paul School in Mission Hills presents their Annual Big Bash on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the Doubletree by Hilton – Mission Valley. The evening begins with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. where guests can bid on their favorite silent auction items followed at 7:30 […]

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Watching Over Me

February, the love month, and just who do I love? Lately my six-year old granddaughter Mila is leading the pack. How can I not love her best when she answers questions like this: Me: “I have not seen you in a month, do you still remember me?” Her: “Of course I remember you, you’re my […]

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Kick Start Your Summer Body Now

You may think this is funny given it is resolution time for most. Rather than talk about your resolutions, I would rather focus you in now, on what your body will look like this summer. If you start chipping now, by the time it is here you will be ready to strip down, show up […]

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The Deli Experience — Milton’s Deli

There are delis in many parts of San Diego—Italian delis, German delis and just plain old sandwich shops that put “deli” into their names or ads. But, to me, “deli” can refer only to Jewish delis, the kinds where salami is drying in the window, where pickles are brought immediately to the table and where, […]

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Lifestyle

Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Laugh and Love Laugh enough? Belly laughs leave their ripple effect in the body. Now and then a chuckle does too. I imagine a good laugh is much like a massage – only inside. Shaking up the cells, waking them up, settling in again with a new vitality. Avoid the humorless and those with no […]

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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Intent I’ve come to see the difference between intentions and intent. Intentions have a bit of fluffiness to them, as in having good intentions but nothing much happens – the kind of intentions associated with new year resolutions. Losing weight. Making more money. The ones that are usually dead by January’s end. Intent on the […]

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The Practice of Mindfulness

The practice of mindfulness encompasses the idea of living in the present moment and being acutely aware of your surroundings and focusing on things that matter. This involves taking control of how you view the world through observations of your surroundings and in turn how those observations create emotions that drive behaviors. While experiencing emotions […]

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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Extend Love Through a strange series of events, here were Adam and Eve live on the radio, 6 p.m. from the East Coast. The last caller had wondered why, when God said not to, Adam had taken a bite of the apple anyway. That act brought us choice and with that choice came sin and […]

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Entertainment

J*Company Youth Theatre Presents “The Wiz”

J*Company Youth Theatre Presents “The Wiz”

“Ease on Down the Road” with Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion in a trippy take on “The Wiz,” a contemporary revision of “The Wizard of Oz.” Performances of The Wiz will run from Friday, January 13 through Sunday, 29 at the David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community […]

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Blake Shelton Announces “Doing it to Country Songs” Tour

Blake Shelton Announces “Doing it to Country Songs” Tour

Country music superstar and Platinum-selling recording artist Blake Shelton takes a song from his current album “If I’m Honest” to bill his 2017 “Doing It To Country Songs” tour. Shelton and special guest RaeLynn, who announced the tour in a “Newlyweds” style game on Facebook Live, will perform in San Diego on Saturday, March 11, […]

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National Comedy Theatre Announces a New Year’s Eve Spectacular

National Comedy Theatre Announces a New Year’s Eve Spectacular

National Comedy Theatre (NCT), San Diego’s professional improv comedy club present its annual New Year’s Eve Spectacular performance and party on Saturday, Dec. 31 at 8:30 p.m. at 3717 India Street in Mission Hills. NCT guests gorge on a catered buffet, laugh through a hilarious improv comedy performance, down a champagne toast at midnight and […]

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Write Out Loud Presents Voices of Christmas

Write Out Loud Presents Voices of Christmas

A Story Concert Reading Write Out Loud – an organization founded in 2007 with a commitment to inspire, challenge and entertain by reading short stories aloud for a live audience – announces Voices of Christmas, the third production in their 10th Anniversary Season. Write Out Loud Story Concerts bring literature to life – aloud – […]

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Animal News

From 92 to 123 Dogs Rescued

From 92 to 123 Dogs Rescued

Last month, the San Diego Humane Society became part of a life-saving journey to rescue 92 Yorkies from a residence in San Diego County. Now the number of dogs rescued has grown to 123 (114 dogs and nine puppies). According to the San Diego Humane Society, it is not unusual for hoarders to hide animals […]

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Three Horses Find a New Home

Three Horses Find a New Home

As 2016 came to a close, County of San Diego Department of Animal Services continued to rescue abandoned and neglected horses throughout the County. While several have found loving homes, three had remained unadopted. • Elton’s family was evicted in June. He and his buddies were left behind. Chronic foot issues left him waiting for […]

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Dog Bites and Homeowners’ Liability Insurance

On a recent weekend, some friends and I were walking our dogs in Mission Hills. A loose pit bull approached our group, charged and bit my dog. We chased it away and called animal control. Thankfully, my dog wasn’t seriously hurt, but it got me thinking about the responsibilities of owning a pet. Owning a […]

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Puppy that survives serious fall goes home

Puppy that survives serious fall goes home

by Melissa Phy, County of San Diego Communications Office She may have been 100 feet down a ravine a couple weeks ago, but this two-and-a-half-month-old puppy is now living happily in the foothills of LA County with her new family, including two young girls, a dog and a cat. The German shepherd, rescued by a […]

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Education

Watershed Conservancy Offers Opportunity for All

Watershed Conservancy Offers Opportunity for All

In September my eyes opened to new ideas and knowledge. Jess Norton of the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy presented a wealth of information about her organization. Its mission is “to preserve, protect and share the natural and cultural resources of the San Dieguito River Valley through collaborative efforts to acquire lands, complete trails, restore […]

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The Diamond Process:

The Diamond Process:

How to Fix Your Organization and Effectively Lead People Do you need help moving your organization from chaos to order, or advice to achieve better balance? “The Diamond Process: How to Fix Your Organization and Effectively Lead People” (Greenleaf Book Group; April 17, 2017), is a timely new book that was written to will help […]

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Students Receive New Bikes

Students Receive New Bikes

Nearly 30 students at Porter Elementary gathered on the school’s blacktop waiting for members of the San Diego Unified School Police Department to finish “shining their shoes.” What these officers were really doing was grabbing a new bicycle that each of these students was receiving – and delivering it to them, helmet and all. The […]

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San Diego Boys & Girls Clubs Get Active with “Exergame”

San Diego Boys & Girls Clubs Get Active with “Exergame”

There was a lot of moving around for Kassandra, 10, and her buddies who happily tested out new “exergame” kits that were donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego. Known as NERF ENERGY Game Kits, the devices help encourage children to be more physically active through “exergaming” – a videogame that […]

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Videos

“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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Cabrillo National Monument Foundation Celebrates its 60th Anniversary

Cabrillo National Monument Foundation Celebrates its 60th Anniversary

From 6:30 to 10 p.m., Saturday, April 23, the Cabrillo National Monument Foundation will be having a celebration of its 60th anniversary. Local restaurants and beer and wine establishments have contributed to the event to participate in the celebration. According to Julie Crider, proprietor of Rose’s Tasting Room of Old Town, “We’re pleased to join […]

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Hispanic Media Awakens to Fluoridegate and Fluoridation Harm

Hispanic Media Awakens to Fluoridegate and Fluoridation Harm

Telemundo, a major news and programming outlet for Hispanics here in the U.S., has produced a three-part series in Spanish that aired recently. The series is called: Drinking Water or Poison? For the first time, CDC was put on the defensive about fluoridation harm to Latinos, and an interview happened at CDC. The first piece […]

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Other Recent Posts

What Now?

| February 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

As Luck Would Have It…Or, “Happy” Valentine’s Day! So, if I were living in pre-historic times, it might never occur to me to consider whether or not I’m happy. Better, back then, to be lucky. You know, to find food, versus to be food. Historian and author Darrin McMahon (“Happiness: A History.”) says happiness has […]

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An Unlikely Valentine’s Gift: Sharing and Preparing

| February 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

This is probably not going to sound all that romantic. I will even admit that my Valentine’s suggestion probably is a lot more practical than most people would normally consider. There’s no jewelry involved, though a box of See’s candies and a rose would round things out nicely. For many couples, especially those who have […]

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Donald Trump & Amazing Grace

| February 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Amazing grace how sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now I’m found. Was blind but now I see.” On the night he won the Florida Republican Primary, Donald Trump faced a crowded ballroom of supporters and several hundred media people. He began his remarks by saying, “I […]

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USO San Diego Makes Dedication Announcement

USO San Diego Makes Dedication Announcement

| February 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

USO San Diego has dedicated a prestigious STAR to Papa Doug and Geniya Manchester in recognition of their true patriotism and philanthropy in support of the U.S. Military and USO San Diego. The STAR will hold a permanent place on the patio wall of USO Neil Ash Airport Center. USO San Diego is dedicated to […]

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State of San Diego Water

State of San Diego Water

| February 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Mike Wille, meteorologist California reservoirs saw a welcome turnaround in the annual winter rainy season of 2016-17, the likes of which we haven’t seen in six years. It was December 2010 where portions of the San Diego County mountains received a mega 14-plus inches of rain, challenging rivers as it raced back out to […]

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Show A Little Love

| February 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Wouldn’t it be nice to not stress over Valentine’s Day and just do something that makes a really positive impact on people who are feeling very alone during this time of the year. It’s the season of love, chocolates and roses. But Valentine’s Day is not so rosy for the elderly. In fact, it’s often […]

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