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Casa Guadalajara — New Year’s Beginnings

Citizens of San Diego have a very special relationship with Old Town. It is where the city was founded. In 1769, Father Junipero Serra established the first of 21 missions that he established up and down the state. Fifty years later, a small village developed that grew into a town. In 1846, the American flag […]

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Practicing Civility in an Uncivil Age

Therefore, putting away falsehood, let everyone speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. — Ephesians 4:25, RSV In 1949 I was in the eighth grade at Roosevelt Junior High School in San Diego, watching with my classmates, for teaching purposes, a black and white film depicting an automobile crash. […]

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Wishing You Health and Prosperity in 2017

by Krista Lombardi, President, Mission Hills BID Lombardi Team at Scott & Quinn Real Estate In Italy, it’s customary to eat cotechino con lenticchie or sausages and green lentils, just after midnight on New Year’s Day. Pigs symbolize progress. Legumes including beans, black eyed peas, and lentils are symbolic of money and are consumed with […]

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Losing Bradley

I will always think of 2016 as the worst year in my life. This is the year I lost my child, Bradley. Yes, he was a grown man, balding and starting to show some wrinkles, but I saw none of that. To me he was always my child, my first born. He is what made […]

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Lifestyle

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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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Human TuneUp Column by Cath

No Guarantees If we were refrigerators or cars or computers, we would have a guarantee. But no. Here we all are hanging out on this swirling-through-space earth, never really knowing from one day to the next what life will bring. I admit to wishing we did have at least the following guarantees:  If we’re good, […]

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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

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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Local Organization Earns Nationwide Grant

Local Organization Earns Nationwide Grant

Horses of Tir Na Nog is thrilled to announce that it was one of eleven winners of the third annual ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®)  Help a Horse Day contest. Help a Horse Day is a nationwide grant competition for equine rescues and sanctuaries to raise awareness about the year-round work […]

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Education

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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St. Vincent School-Quality Education with Heart and Soul

St. Vincent School-Quality Education with Heart and Soul

In the heart of Mission Hills, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School stands out as an example of high quality education in a small school environment. You can experience all the offerings this great school has to showcase at one of the upcoming open houses from 10 a.m. to noon on Sunday, January 29 and […]

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Videos

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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Young Actors’ Theatre presents a “spooky, kooky” Addams Family

Young Actors’ Theatre presents a “spooky, kooky” Addams Family

San Diego,CA- Whether you are a youth, adult or senior citizen, you no doubt have fond memories of the spooky, kooky, “ooky” family that lived in that grand old house with the zombie butler and the foghorn doorbell – the Addams Family. Originally conceived as a one-panel comic in The New Yorker by cartoonist Charles Addams, the bizarre […]

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VIDEO: Help Get the F Out…of Austin!

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VIDEO: Pediatrician Speaks Out On Fluoridation

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Drought Defying Gardens

Drought Defying Gardens

| January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

They began by pointing out that we should be using native plants. Many of the plants we think of as natives are not; they are either imports or invaders. Most native plants are both drought and heat tolerant. With water becoming scarcer as our drought continues, the lovely Mediterranean plants which have flourished so long […]

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Clearing Out Your Old 401(k)

| January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

When changing jobs or retiring, one important decision you will face is whether to roll over your employer’s retirement plan (401k, 403b, pension, SIMPLE or SEP IRA, etc.) to an IRA. Before you leave your employer, there are a couple of things you need to be aware of. Below are some questions to ask, and […]

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Save Our Heritage Organization Files Lawsuit on Controversial Project

Save Our Heritage Organization Files Lawsuit on Controversial Project

| January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

This past December 2016, Save Our Heritage Organisation filed a lawsuit in Superior Court to stop the controversial Balboa Park Plaza de Panama Project citing violations of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The $79 million construction of a massive bypass bridge, roads and paid-parking garage would irreparably damage the historic park, an internationally renowned […]

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Emilio Nares Foundation Dedicates Bell for Childhood Cancer Survivors

Emilio Nares Foundation Dedicates Bell for Childhood Cancer Survivors

| January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

This past December, childhood cancer patients at Rady Children’s Hospital received an inspirational opportunity to announce a victory milestone in their battles against cancer. The Emilio Nares Foundation (ENF), a non-profit organization that helps families navigate their child’s journey with cancer, dedicated the first, permanent childhood cancer Survivor Bell for the hospital’s oncology inpatient unit, […]

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Salad Subscription Service Delivers Healthy Meals

Salad Subscription Service Delivers Healthy Meals

| January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Farmer’s Fix, a San Diego salad delivery company, offers weekly subscriptions of delicious and nutritious salads delivered directly to homes or offices. The salads are handmade in small batches every week using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Each salad is $10 and delivered weekly to customers’ doorsteps in reusable insulated bags with icepacks, staying fresh regardless […]

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Balance the New Year with Herbs

| January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

by Violet Green Phew! 2016 is finally over. The beginning of the calendar year often marks the end of a stressful holiday season. Sometimes we’re feeling drained from all of the holiday fun and running around, which is often exacerbated by sugar-filled, yummy homemade goodies or drinks that we’ve shared with friends and family. You […]

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