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Historic San Diego Civic Youth Ballet Presents “The Nutcracker”

Historic San Diego Civic Youth Ballet Presents “The Nutcracker”

San Diego Civic Youth Ballet (SDCYB), founded in 1945 is celebrating almost 75 years as the resident classical ballet school in Balboa Park, and is again presenting “The Nutcracker” from Wednesday, December 11 through Sunday, December 22 at the Casa Del Prado Theater, located at 1800 Village Place.   You are invited to take an […]

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Little Italy Tree Lighting & Christmas Village

Little Italy Tree Lighting & Christmas Village

Families, friends and neighbors are invited to kick-off the holiday season with festive fun in San Diego’s Little Italy at the 21st Annual Little Italy Tree Lighting and Christmas Village on Saturday, December 7th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. This year, the Little Italy neighborhood will make exciting enhancements to the event with the reveal […]

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Kate Sessions Birthday Celebration in Balboa Park Invites Tree Lovers to “Plant It Forward”

Kate Sessions Birthday Celebration in Balboa Park Invites Tree Lovers to “Plant It Forward”

The Balboa Park Conservancy encourages San Diego families and tree lovers of all ages to help Plant It Forward at a new annual event in honor of Kate Sessions’s birthday and Balboa Park’s vital urban forest from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, November 9. The family-friendly celebration in Morley Field at Jacaranda Place is the […]

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Liberty Station’s Tree Lighting and Holiday Festivities, Nov. 29

Liberty Station’s Tree Lighting and Holiday Festivities, Nov. 29

Liberty Station invites the community to celebrate the season at its 2019 Salute the Season main event, the Liberty Station Tree Lighting and Holiday Festivities, taking place in the North Promenade on Friday, Nov. 29, from 4 to 9 p.m. Visitors will enjoy a magical evening of the iconic 88-foot Norfolk pine tree lighting as well as live […]

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Lifestyle

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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Heart Benefits of Lifting Weights

As you start to adapt a healthy lifestyle by eating healthy and exercising, you will lose excess fat in your body. Everyone knows this. Often, you will notice your waist become a bit slimmer and perhaps you lose a bit of weight in your face or legs as well. However, there is a different type […]

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Entertainment

Rady Children’s Ice Rink at Liberty Station Returns for the Holiday Season

Rady Children’s Ice Rink at Liberty Station Returns for the Holiday Season

San Diegans are invited to skate their way through the holiday season at the Rady Children’s Ice Rink at Liberty Station, which begins Thursday, November 14 and runs through Sunday, January 5, 2020.  The ice rink will be open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., with the exception of Thanksgiving and […]

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My “La La Land” Experience

My “La La Land” Experience

I truly feel like Los Angeles is the same anytime I attempt to visit. Things happen; people meet; and it feels like you are constantly on set for a film production experience. Well the weekend of October 11 was a definite “La La Land” moment for me. I got to enjoy some of my bucket-list goals, […]

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Beachside Fall Fest Festive-Themed Rides and Attractions

Beachside Fall Fest Festive-Themed Rides and Attractions

Belmont Park, San Diego’s iconic beachfront amusement park, continues its 8th Annual Beachside Fall Fest in November with a special give-back offer for active duty military, veterans and first responders; plus, special deals for all other guests. Festive-themed rides and attractions continue in November with the new hay maze and inflatable obstacle course, the giant […]

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Behind the Scenes of “Sesame Street”

Behind the Scenes of “Sesame Street”

Point Loma Resident Shares Her Secrets By Patty Ducey-Brooks It’s always gratifying to learn of people who reside in San Diego who have had exceptional careers and have the talent and skillset to share their life adventures and knowledge. Dr. Lucille Burbank, who is an author, educational media consultant, mother, and grandmother, worked behind the […]

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Animal News

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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Birds, Birds, and More Birds

Birds, Birds, and More Birds

Last March my grandson (Nic) and I went to the San Diego Bird Festival, an annual event put on by the Audubon Society at the Marina Village Conference Center.  Nic and I attended three of the scheduled presentations. The first was a talk on the parrots of San Diego given by Brooke Durham.  Our local […]

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Education

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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Winner of the Entrepreneur Pitch Day Competition Announced

Winner of the Entrepreneur Pitch Day Competition Announced

This past month, the winner of the Entrepreneur Pitch Day Competition was presented by Union Bank to Kelly Twichel, founder of Access Trax at CONNECT ALL @ the Jacobs Center (CAJC) — Southeastern San Diego’s first business accelerator designed to grow local early-stage businesses. The pitch competition was part of a graduation celebration for the […]

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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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Other Recent Posts

Controversial Eucalyptus

Controversial Eucalyptus

| November 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

In front of my property on the city’s land stands an enormous eucalyptus tree.  It has been lauded by all and has been designated a community asset.  It is truly beautiful with its lofty branches, its variegated colored bark, its leaves and pods.  It shades our house, and it provides entertainment.  Unkempt fledgling hawks and […]

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Foam Rolling 101: What Is It & Why Should You Be Doing It

| November 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

While it may seem like just another thing that your trainer is telling you to do, foam rolling is absolutely essential in your workout routine and offers a ton of benefit outside of the gym. Not only is foam rolling a self-massage at no cost, but it also primes your body for movement and helps […]

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Thanksgiving 5k to Fill Balboa Park with Costumed San Diegans

Thanksgiving 5k to Fill Balboa Park with Costumed San Diegans

| November 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

On Thanksgiving morning, more than 6,500 people will participate in Father Joe’s Villages’ Thanksgiving Day 5k, one of San Diego’s longest standing holiday traditions. The event is from 6:30 to 11 a.m., Thursday, November 28 at Spreckles Organ Pavilion & Plaza de Panama (1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101) in Balboa Park. After families […]

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The “R” Word: Recession

| October 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s been more than ten years since the end of the last recession, which is one of the reasons people have been talking about it lately. Historically, recessions come along every five to seven years, and so by that measure, we’re overdue for one. On the other hand, forecasts of when the next recession will […]

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28th Annual Gala Bootleggers Ball to Benefit Children with Physical Deformities

28th Annual Gala Bootleggers Ball to Benefit Children with Physical Deformities

| October 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

San Diego nonprofit Fresh Start Surgical Gifts will host its 28th Annual Gala Bootleggers Ball at 6 p.m., Saturday, October19 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, 3777 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122. Dr. Greg Ostrow, director of pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus at Scripps Clinic Carmel Valley, and his wife […]

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Celebrate Halloween at the Station

Celebrate Halloween at the Station

| October 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Liberty Station invites friends and family for tricks, treats and other festivities at the annual Halloween at the Station celebration in partnership with San Diego Comic Art Gallery, Comickaze Comics, Books, and More and Liberty Public Market from noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, October 27. The community is invited to gather in the North Promenade […]

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