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New Restaurant Maestoso Launches Sunday Brunch

New Restaurant Maestoso Launches Sunday Brunch

Contemporary Italian restaurant Maestoso, the highly anticipated project of acclaimed Chef Marco Maestoso and partner Dalila Ercolani that is open daily at 1040 University Avenue in Hillcrest, is now serving Sunday brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. to complement its nightly dinner service. Available throughout the restaurant, including a wraparound patio accented with green […]

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Local Nonprofit Fresh Start Collaborates with Chicano Federation

Local Nonprofit Fresh Start Collaborates with Chicano Federation

Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, a local nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of disadvantaged infants, children, and teens with physical deformities through the gift of reconstructive surgery and other healthcare services, has announced a strategic collaboration with the Chicano Federation, one of San Diego’s leading social service agencies that provides empowering opportunities for our diverse […]

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One Love Movement Presents 7th Annual Charity Yoga Event

One Love Movement Presents 7th Annual Charity Yoga Event

One Love Movement, a nonprofit aimed at raising awareness and support to advance social justice, will host its 7th Annual Charity Yoga Event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, September 23 at Waterfront Park in Downtown San Diego. The event features a yoga class followed by a guided meditation, live music, and a wine […]

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San Diego Zoo Food, Wine & Brew Celebration Returns

San Diego Zoo Food, Wine & Brew Celebration Returns

Enjoy a globally inspired, all-inclusive food, wine and beer tasting event at the San Diego Zoo from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Saturday, September 22. More than 160 of Southern California’s best vendors—along with animal encounters, live entertainment and dancing—will take place inside the world-famous San Diego Zoo. At the Food, Wine & Brew Celebration, […]

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Lifestyle

Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Are you thinking what I thought? With all the pill commercials on television and the pill-filled aisles at the store, it’s no wonder I had the volume-of-death-from-disease way out of perspective. From what we are fed, you would think we are all dying of one disease or another and quite possibly in the next 30 […]

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Getting Ready for Medicare

Medicare is the primary health insurance for U.S. citizens over 65. Unless you (or your spouse) are still working and covered by an employer-sponsored group health plan, all persons age 65 and older must sign up for Medicare to obtain health insurance. The Medicare rules are complex and can be confusing. It is important to […]

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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Summer by the Sea We honor the sea and those who work to keep it livable and those who work to coax out its mysteries and let us in on its secrets. We honor the great force of the sea and all those who live in it and by it. Our ears hear the sea’s […]

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Mayor Faulconer’s Airbnb Proposal Receives Strong Protests

Mayor Faulconer’s Airbnb Proposal Receives Strong Protests

Save San Diego Editorial According to representatives of Save San Diego, without fanfare, Mayor Faulconer rolled out his proposal to change San Diego’s Municipal Code – residential zoning ordinances – to legalize the use of residential dwellings as Airbnb mini-hotels – short term vacation rentals. There are over 10,000 homes in San Diego that have […]

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Entertainment

Ben Vereen to Perform in San Diego

Ben Vereen to Perform in San Diego

The Cooper Company and Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage are pleased to present one of North America’s greatest entertainers performing his popular stage show, Steppin’ Out with Ben Vereen. The strictly limited engagement plays two performances only, at 8 p.m., Tuesday, August 7 and 8 p.m., Wednesday, August 8 at Martinis Above Fourth Table […]

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Write Out Loud Presents 9th Annual TwainFest

Write Out Loud Presents 9th Annual TwainFest

Write Out Loud, an organization founded in 2007 with a commitment to inspire, challenge and entertain by reading literature aloud for a live audience, presents the 9th Annual TwainFest to take place from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, August 18 in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. TwainFest is produced by Write Out […]

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13th Annual Fine Arts Festival, ArtWalk at Liberty Station, Returns August 11-12

13th Annual Fine Arts Festival, ArtWalk at Liberty Station, Returns August 11-12

ArtWalk @ Liberty Station will return to Ingram Plaza for its 13th year on Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12 in the Arts District at Liberty Station. ArtWalk @ Liberty Station will be held at Liberty Station’s Ingram Plaza, 2751 Dewey Road, San Diego, CA 92106.The fine art festival will run from 10 a.m. […]

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Applebee’s® Neighborhood Grill + Bar Aims to Raise $1 Million for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to Help Fight Childhood Cancer

Applebee’s® Neighborhood Grill + Bar Aims to Raise $1 Million for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to Help Fight Childhood Cancer

Applebee’s® Neighborhood Grill + Bar restaurants nationwide and locally in California have teamed up with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to take a stand against childhood cancer in a month-long fundraising campaign. Now through Sunday, August 12, more than 1,050 participating Applebee’s restaurants aim to raise $1 million to help fund cutting-edge medical research. Restaurants will […]

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Animal News

Compassion for Paws Thanks Donors

Compassion for Paws Thanks Donors

This past month, Isabela Skincare in Mission Hills was the site of a fundraiser for Compassion for Paws. To help with this effort, Isabela Skincare provided raffle items as an incentive to help with the fundraiser. Candice Dodge, who is an author of the children’s book “Phyto The Friendly Firefighter,” is also supporting this effort […]

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Giant Panda Xiao Liwu Turns Six

Giant Panda Xiao Liwu Turns Six

Giant panda Xiao Liwu (pronounced “sshyaoww lee woo”) turned six-years old this past month, and the San Diego Zoo held a “Super Hero for Wildlife” conservation-themed birthday celebration to honor the much-visited white-and-black bear. Zoo guests and animal care staff packed the Barlin-Kahn Family Panda Trek and watched as Xiao Liwu—also known as “Mr. Wu” […]

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Visually Impaired Horse Has New Home with Old Mate

Visually Impaired Horse Has New Home with Old Mate

Two new equines have arrived at Horses of Tir Na Nog. One is an eighteen year-old gelding that has been diagnosed with moon blindness. Moon blindness is an eye disease that is also known as equine recurrent uveitis. The causes of this disease are not completely understood. As an appaloosa, this gelding had a greater […]

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Save Our Bees!

Save Our Bees!

I have attended three lectures on bees since I began writing this column. Years ago, a speaker gave an anecdotal talk to Mission Hills Garden Club about how she and her sister took over their father’s hives after his death. A few years later, at the San Diego Horticultural Society a speaker from UCSD brought […]

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Education

Soft Succulents That Are Easy to Handle

Soft Succulents That Are Easy to Handle

Jeff Moore spoke to the San Diego Horticultural Society about succulents that “do NOT draw blood.” While succulents is not a scientific term, it has come to mean fleshy plants that store moisture. Many of these have such pretty leaves that flowers are unnecessary to enhance your garden. Best of all, Moore says succulents have […]

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Jump Back in Time and Celebrate An 1800’s Fourth of July

Jump Back in Time and Celebrate An 1800’s Fourth of July

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park is hosting an old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration for locals and guests of San Diego. Visitors can join park staff and volunteers to celebrate Independence Day as early San Diego residents did in the 1800s. Free games, activities, music, and dance are all part of the celebration. The […]

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Social Security and Longevity

Every year, the Trustees for Social Security release a report which discusses the funding of the Social Security program. While it’s possible that Congress may enact changes to the Social Security program at some point in the future, we can’t predict how (or even if) that might take shape. With the caveat that there is […]

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Do You Know What Workout Moves Are Best for Your Body?

It is hard to go wrong when you are trying to decide which workout moves to do, but there are some that are a bit better than others. You’ve already taken the right first step by deciding to work out, so you are doing well, but some similar exercises have bigger differences than you may […]

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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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Concert for a Cause

Concert for a Cause

| August 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

At 6:30 p.m., Friday, August 10, the Carlsbad Museum of Making Music hosts a very special benefit concert at the Music Box (1337 India Street) in San Diego featuring two GRAMMY-winning artists: Herb Alpert and Lani Hall. A legendary trumpet player, Alpert’s musicianship earned him five #1 hits, nine Grammy Awards, 15 gold albums, 14 […]

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7th Annual U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge Takes Place on the Waterfront

7th Annual U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge Takes Place on the Waterfront

| August 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

One of the top 20 “Must See” seaside festivals in the world according to American Express and USA Today’s 10 Best, the U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Exposition will return to San Diego’s downtown waterfront for 4 days, Friday, August 31 through Tuesday, September 3. Presented by The Port of San Diego, this […]

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Buffalo Soldiers Celebrate Anniversary of the First Regiment Formation

Buffalo Soldiers Celebrate Anniversary of the First Regiment Formation

| August 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

On July 24 delegates celebrating the 152nd anniversary of the formation of the Buffalo Soldier Regiment visited the Casa del Rey Morro African American Museum on Congress Street in Old Town San Diego. The Old Town San Diego Chamber of Commerce/Business Improvement District President, Fred Grand joined in the celebration with other supporters and presented […]

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What Now?

| August 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

My Ode to a Romanian Immigrant by Laura Walcher Iris Bloom in Central Park (A poetic and personal history ) Time comes for her in small cocoons, One child or another of us; or her melancholy memory of her husband – scenes of the city in which she lived, knowing her generous and boundless energy […]

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Old House Finds a New Home In Mission Hills

Old House Finds a New Home In Mission Hills

| August 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you stayed up past midnight on Saturday, June 30th, you may have witnessed a once in a lifetime event: a vintage house moving into Mission Hills. That night, the historically-designated Henry B. Jones House, slowly made its way on a tractor-trailer from its original site in Hillcrest to its new home on Ibis Street […]

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Keeping It Cool in Mission Hills

Keeping It Cool in Mission Hills

| August 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

by Mission Hills BID The weather is at record setting highs with off-the-chart humidity as we try to fit all we have to share into the space allowed. With “hot” on our minds, following are some worthy mentions. Hot Event Save-the-Date: Each August the Mission Hills Business Improvement District (BID) takes a break from its […]

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