Local News

California’s Anti-Worker Law Shouldn’t be Imposed Nationwide

California’s Anti-Worker Law Shouldn’t be Imposed Nationwide

By Patricia Bates Independent contracting and freelancing work have been under assault in California for years because, among other things, it interferes with unionizing efforts. California passed a law in 2019 that significantly hurt worker freedom (Assembly Bill 5) and Congress could pass a similar law this year (PRO Act) that would devastate freelancers across […]

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Mission Fed Credit Union Presents “San Diego Go Red for Women” Campaign

Mission Fed Credit Union, San Diego’s largest member-owned, not-for-profit, full-service financial institution exclusively serving San Diego County, is proud to be a local supporter of the San Diego Division of American Heart Association’s (AHA) “San Diego Go Red for Women” campaign. Go Red for Women, which began January 18, 2021, includes National Wear Red Day […]

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Greater Good Charities and Actor Chris Pratt Raise Funds for Feed Thy Neighbor Initiative

Greater Good Charities and Actor Chris Pratt Raise Funds for Feed Thy Neighbor Initiative

Greater Good Charities and actor Chris Pratt award nearly $650,000 after successful Feed Thy Neighbor initiative to combat food insecurity across the U.S. that has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hunger Site by GreaterGood and 12 Tomatoes covered all credit card processing fees so that 100 percent of every dollar given helps, and Greater Good […]

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San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park Reopened

San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park Reopened

In keeping with the latest guidance set forth from the Governor’s Office, the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park reopened to the public, ending an almost two-month-long closure that began December 7, 2020. Guests will have the opportunity to once again experience amazing wildlife with their families, stroll among diverse habitats […]

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Lifestyle

How “Old” Did You Say You Are?

How “Old” Did You Say You Are?

Every day in my career, I help individuals set health and wellness goals that will help them as they age not only for the short-term but also for the long-term. Individuals that are transitioning into different stages of life; starting their careers in their 20s, parents raising their kid’s through elementary and high school, to […]

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Maison en Provence in Mission Hills for 25 Years

Maison en Provence in Mission Hills for 25 Years

This past month I received an email from Marielle Giai, one of the proprietors of Maison en Provence, located at 820 Fort Stockton Drive in Mission Hills.  Marielle was sharing with me that 2021 marks the 25th year that she and her husband, Pascal, arrived in Mission Hills.  And, though I have known them since […]

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Five Healthy Lunch and Dinner Recipes Featuring Pumpkin

Five Healthy Lunch and Dinner Recipes Featuring Pumpkin

Nothing says Christmas like pumpkin, and the good news is that pumpkin is a nutrient-dense fruit well worthy of including in your meals. In addition to its pleasing taste, pumpkin contains valuable antioxidants to help protect your cells, beta-carotene to protect your eyesight and skin, as well as vitamins A and C to support your […]

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Take Some Time to Take Care of Yourself

We’ve all been dealing with COVID-19 for several months now, and as cases begin to mount again, I’ve been thinking a lot about an interesting conversation I had with my oncologist. First, I have to say those are two words you never want to use together: “my oncologist.” Just about two years ago, I was […]

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Entertainment

The San Diego International Film Festival Presents 2021 Re-Imagined Line Up

The San Diego International Film Festival Presents 2021 Re-Imagined Line Up

As The San Diego International Film Festival www.sdfilmfest.com prepares for the 20th Anniversary of the Festival this October 2021, Tonya Mantooth, CEO/artistic director announced the launch of MySDFilmFest, the SD Intl Film Festival Channel, ShortsFest and Town Hall Series. According to Mantooth, “The work we did last October to present the Re-Imagined San Diego Intl […]

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Enjoying Valentine’s Day in Little Italy

Enjoying Valentine’s Day in Little Italy

Italian culture is known for romanticism and San Diego’s Little Italy knows how to keep that romance alive. Spend the afternoon strolling the lively downtown neighborhood, exploring local shops and eateries and drinking in the sunshine with the ones you love. Romantic Stroll – Spend a few hours taking in the vibrant sights of this bustling […]

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Unscripted Learning Presents “Falling” – A Virtual Play Reading

Unscripted Learning Presents “Falling” – A Virtual Play Reading

Unscripted Learning is pleased to present a virtual zoom play reading of “Falling” by Deanna Jent, available for streaming from Thursday, January 14 through Sunday, January 17. All proceeds will benefit Unscripted Learning, which is a San Diego non-profit organization in partnership with National Comedy Theatre. Through its Connections program – Unscripted Learning uses the […]

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The Hidden Story

The Hidden Story

Sometimes life takes you on a journey that you never expected.  That’s exactly what recently happened to me. This past month I received a press release on DJ Lance and Tuxedo, a special canine, whose story is on page 2 of this issue.  However, the real story is with Tuxedo’s human companion, Barry Soper.  I […]

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Animal News

San Diego Zoo Safari Park Gorillas Recovering After SARS-CoV-2 Diagnosis

San Diego Zoo Safari Park Gorillas Recovering After SARS-CoV-2 Diagnosis

The gorilla troop at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is recovering following the diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in several troop members earlier this month. San Diego Zoo Global is relieved to announce that the eight-member troop is eating, drinking, interacting and on their way to a full recovery, thanks to […]

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Military Personnel and Dogs Need Our Support

Military Personnel and Dogs Need Our Support

Move America Forward (MAF) is constantly involved in providing care packages (food and supplies) to military troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. These care packages bring great joy and comfort to military personnel who are a world apart. Recently MAP received a request from a K9 unit in Iraq who are dealing with intense heat […]

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In 2021, Consider a Virtual Training Class for Your Dog (or Cat!)

In 2021, Consider a Virtual Training Class for Your Dog (or Cat!)

By Juliette Nash, Community Training Coordinator, San Diego Humane Society Whether you’ve just adopted a puppy during the pandemic or you’re a longtime pet owner, positive reinforcement-based behavioral training is key to a happy, healthy human-animal relationship, especially while everyone is spending more time at home. But with most traditional in-person training classes on hold in […]

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San Diego Pup Makes Hollywood Debut

San Diego Pup Makes Hollywood Debut

Tuxedo, a five-year old, Standard Royal Party Poodle, who resides in Point Loma, recently made his Hollywood debut during the Christmas season being featured in “DJ Lance Rocky Harmony Hills Happy Holiday Special.” DJ Lance Rock of the famed kids TV show “Yo Gabba Gabba” on Nick, Jr. had produced a holiday special to Live stream some holiday […]

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Education

Bill Toone and the Monarch Butterfly

Bill Toone and the Monarch Butterfly

Bill Toone spoke via Zoom to the Garden Club in November.  While earning a master’s degree in biology from University of California, Toone began studying the California condors.  He was hired by Zoological Society of San Diego and became part of the federally mandated California Condor Recovery Team.  His attention was diverted to butterflies when […]

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Bill Tall Explains Ways to Help Your Garden Thrive

Bill Tall Explains Ways to Help Your Garden Thrive

In September, Mission Hills Garden Club was treated to a delightful presentation by the owner of City Farmers Nursery.  Founded by Bill Tall’s father in 1972, Tall is the current owner with his children ready to take up the reins when he retires.  Of course, Tall says, “It has never been just a job for […]

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St. Nicholas: An Inspiration For Us All

St. Nicholas: An Inspiration For Us All

Many people don’t realize that Santa Claus is based on Saint Nicholas, who was born to Greek parents near the end of the third century in the coastal city of Patara, in a region that is part of present day southwest Turkey. He was orphaned as a child and is said to have used his […]

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Winners of Shark Tank Inspired Competition Announced

Winners of Shark Tank Inspired Competition Announced

Just in Time for Foster Youth (JIT), a nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging a caring community to help transition age foster youth achieve self-sufficiency and well-being, has announced the four winners of its Third Annual JIT Shark Tank Competition. This entrepreneurial competition is part of the organization’s Pathways to Financial Power service, which provides career […]

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Videos

Networking in Covid-19 w/ Steven David Elliot – DavidKamatoy.com Show 2020.10 #PresidioSentinel

Networking in Covid-19 w/ Steven David Elliot – DavidKamatoy.com Show 2020.10 #PresidioSentinel

Multi-creative entrepreneur and television host and producer David Kamatoy has released his latest video from The DavidKamatoy.com Show on networking in the era of Covid 19 with author and entrepreneur Steven David Elliot. In the segment, “Networking in Covid-19 with Steven David Elliot,” the two discuss the creation of Elliot’s networking program, Rockstar Connect, and […]

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How to Google Yourself Properly – KZTC7 DavidKamatoy.com Show

How to Google Yourself Properly – KZTC7 DavidKamatoy.com Show

(San Diego, CA) David Kamatoy, multi-creative entrepreneur and television producer has released his latest video, “How to Google Yourself Properly.” In this video, a segment from the new DavidKamatoy.com Show, he provides tips and suggestions to make searching for your own name on the internet powerful and effective. “People Google, or search, themselves on the […]

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Soul Swapmeet Brings Black Entrepreneurs Together to Showcase Talents

Soul Swapmeet Brings Black Entrepreneurs Together to Showcase Talents

San Diego Soul SwapmeetSaturday November 21, 2020 10a.m.-3p.m. Encore Event Center8253 Ronson RoadSan Diego, CA 92111 Nearly four-dozen Black entrepreneurs gathered to share their goods and services at the Soul Swapmeet held on Saturday, September 19, at the Encore Events Center in Kearny Mesa. The businesses and organizations on hand ran the gamut from art […]

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Little Italy Al Fresco draws thousands to downtown San Diego

Little Italy Al Fresco draws thousands to downtown San Diego

(San Diego, CA) After seemingly innumerable weeks of staying at home to flatten the curve of the Covid-19 pandemic, hundreds of San Diego residents flocked downtown to enjoy the first ever Little Italy Al Fresco event on Saturday, June 13.

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How to attend SDCC 2020 #ComicConatHome

How to attend SDCC 2020 #ComicConatHome

| July 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Full daily schedules can be accessed through the Comic-Con@Home webpage at www.comic-con.org/cci/2020/athome.

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A Mother of Three Needs Blood Donors With Extremely Rare Blood Type

A Mother of Three Needs Blood Donors With Extremely Rare Blood Type

| February 7, 2021 | 0 Comments

Stacie Buechel, a San Diego mother of three was recently diagnosed with bone cancer and needs blood transfusions as part of her treatment.  Unfortunately, her situation is complicated because she has a rare blood type. Stacie needs blood from donors who have A+ (A positive), O- (O negative) or O+ (O positive) blood that also […]

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Miracle Babies Extends Free Diaper Drive-Through Program

Miracle Babies Extends Free Diaper Drive-Through Program

| February 7, 2021 | 0 Comments

Miracle Babies, a non-profit organization, based in San Diego, whose mission is to unite families with their critically ill newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) by providing transportation and supportive services, will be hosting its first diaper drive-through distributions of 2021 in February and March.  Free diapers will be available on a first come first registration basis to all San Diego […]

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Mysterious Galaxy Presents a Virtual Release Party for “Wild Sun: Unbound”

Mysterious Galaxy Presents a Virtual Release Party for “Wild Sun: Unbound”

| February 7, 2021 | 0 Comments

At 5 p.m., Tuesday February 16, Mysterious Galaxy is holding a virtual release party for “Wild Sun: Unbound,” a captivating, high-stakes interplanetary epic from brothers Ehsan and Shakil Ahmad, in which a strong, resourceful woman discovers both enemies and allies as she leads a band of fellow escaped enslaved people through a forest and beyond […]

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Cygnet Theatre Presents The Finish Line Commission

Cygnet Theatre Presents The Finish Line Commission

| February 7, 2021 | 0 Comments

Playwright Aurin Squire will workshop his play “Run/Fire,” which will be directed by Lamar Perry. The reading will be streamed online from Monday, February 8 through Sunday, February 14, 2021. A third commission will take place in the spring of 2021 and will be announced in the near future. When a college student is implicated in a crime spree, his attempt to seek […]

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In love in Mission Hills

In love in Mission Hills

| February 7, 2021 | 0 Comments

By Dixie Hall, Mission Hills BID President and DixiePops Owner By the time you read this, it is likely you have already returned to your favorite restaurant to sit down and legally eat outside, or had your hair or nails done in a real salon or been able to attend outdoor church services again. After […]

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Missing the Seasons and Especially Peonies

Missing the Seasons and Especially Peonies

| February 7, 2021 | 0 Comments

Although I have lived in California almost 70 of my 80 years, I am a native Californian and have been a San Diego homeowner since March of 1968.  Nevertheless, from 1942 until 1953 I lived in the Midwest:  Ohio and Michigan where it may snow as early as late October; I do remember snowstorms in […]

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