Local News

Maestoso to Open and Offer Modern Italian Dining in Early 2018

Maestoso to Open and Offer Modern Italian Dining in Early 2018

Future Italian eatery Maestoso announces it will open in The Hub Hillcrest Market at 1040 University Avenue, in place of the former Napizza pizzeria, as early as February 2018. The restaurant is the project of Chef-Owner Marco Maestoso, who has found success around the world while cooking for names like former Italian President Giorgio Napolitano […]

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NYC’s The Standard Hotel Chef Takes the Helm at San Diego’s Latest Hot Spot

NYC’s The Standard Hotel Chef Takes the Helm at San Diego’s Latest Hot Spot

In the late 1800s, the most influential man in San Diego’s Chinatown, Tom Ah Quin, ran Monkey King, an illegal lottery house where politicians and San Diego’s elite could go to dine, drink and gamble late into the night. Now, the King has returned. Located in the same location where the original establishment once was, […]

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San Museum of Art’s 2018 Event Highlights Culture and Cocktails

San Museum of Art’s 2018 Event Highlights Culture and Cocktails

The San Diego Museum of Art’s Culture & Cocktails, returns Thursday, January 25 and it’s shaping up to be quite the fiesta. The theme will be tied to the Museum’s popular fall exhibition Modern Masters from Latin America and the interactive exhibition Frida and Me. In addition to signature cocktails, viewing artwork and dancing to […]

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New San Diego Civic Organist is from Barcelona, Spain

New San Diego Civic Organist is from Barcelona, Spain

Beginning in 2018, Raúl Prieto Ramírez will be San Diego Civic organist and artistic director of the Spreckels Organ Society. A search committee of some of San Diego’s top musical leaders, as well as representatives of the Spreckels Organ Society Board of Trustees and the City of San Diego, worked through 2017 to select Prieto […]

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Lifestyle

WHAT NOW?

“Resolutionary” “Screw it, just do it!” We could take lessons from Richard Branson, the Virgin Atlantic entrepreneur.  This has been, he says, his philosophy for just moving ahead, undeterred by the usually myriad questions that accompany – and often slow down – one’s plan, one’s dream, i.e.: do you have time, funding, talent, etc.? Well, […]

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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

Human TuneUp Column by Cath

What’s Your Dream? I remember one of the closing scenes in the movie “Pretty Woman.” A man is doing a slow stroll down the sidewalk, saying loudly and more than once to all who would hear: “What’s your dream?” It’s that time of year again. Dreamin’ time. It’s a new year after all and a […]

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How to Successfully Get Started on Your Quest to Fitness and Health

You know that you want to be _____ (enter any number of positive adjectives that are plaguing your mind at the moment – healthy, fit, strong, confident, muscular, thinner), but it can be so hard to get started. How many cycles of “tomorrow’s the day” or “I’ll start on Monday” or “next month when things […]

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Collaborative Groups File a Lawsuit to End Fluoride-Treated Tap Water

EPA Being Challenged About the Health Effects of Fluoride Fluoride Action Network (FAN), together with a coalition of environmental, medical and health groups, collectively known as the “petitioners,” served the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with a petition calling on the Agency to ban the addition of fluoridation chemicals to public water supplies due to the […]

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Entertainment

“Hamilton” Offering

“Hamilton” Offering

The Hottest Tickets in Town Benefit Two Non-Profit Organizations Just in time for end of the year charitable giving, Jewish Family Service and the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, Jacobs Family Campus are teaming up to offer the ultimate holiday gift for theater lovers. On Saturday, January 13, 2018, participants can attend a performance of […]

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Dua Lipa Returns to the U.S. for Sold Out Tour

Dua Lipa Returns to the U.S. for Sold Out Tour

“New Rules” Continues to Rise on the U.S. Top 40 Chart Fresh off the heels of her first sold-out headlining arena tour across Europe, Dua Lipa has returned to the U.S. to kick off the North American leg of her Self-Titled tour in Boston. Her sold-out tour received an overwhelming response from fans, with most […]

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Sacha Boutros in Holly Jolly Holiday

Sacha Boutros in Holly Jolly Holiday

Grammy-nominated Jazz recording artist Sacha Boutros returns to Martini’s Above 4th (MA4), located at 3940 4th Avenue, 2nd floor, in Hillcrest, for an evening of holiday music in “Holly Jolly Holiday” at 8 p.m., Wednesday, December 13. Recognized by music critics, peers, celebrities, and musical legends, Sacha is one of the top jazz artists today. […]

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2ND Annual Steph Johnson & Friend Holiday Show

2ND Annual Steph Johnson & Friend Holiday Show

Homeless Choir Voices to Perform Steph Johnson, a San Diego resident and founder of Voices of Our City Choir, a choir created for people experiencing homelessness in San Diego – is performing on Saturday, December 2 for the 2nd Holiday Show featuring the choir and other special guests. The performance takes place at Bread and […]

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Animal News

The Oldest Breeding Male Gorilla in the U.S. Gets a Heart Exam

The Oldest Breeding Male Gorilla in the U.S. Gets a Heart Exam

Winston, the oldest breeding male gorilla in the United States, is resting at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park after undergoing a thorough medical exam that included an in-depth assessment of his heart. The assessment was made after animal care staff noticed a decline in his general health earlier this year, when he showed nonspecific […]

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World’s Second Oldest Gorilla Celebrates Her 60th Birthday

World’s Second Oldest Gorilla Celebrates Her 60th Birthday

Gorilla birthdays are always a momentous occasion at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, but today’s (Oct. 24) festivities were especially significant. Vila (pronounced VEE-la), the world’s second oldest gorilla, celebrated her 60th birthday with a joyful party that included all nine members of her family at the Safari Park, including a second birthday girl—one-year […]

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Tiger Cub Pair Gets More Room for Playtime Adventures

Tiger Cub Pair Gets More Room for Playtime Adventures

The rambunctious Sumatran and Bengal tiger cubs being cared for by the animal care staff at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park are growing and thriving. The younger of the two male cubs, a Bengal tiger, now weighs 15.6 pounds; and his Sumatran tiger companion weighs 19.1 pounds. As they continue to grow, the Bengal […]

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Horses of Tir Na Nog Seeks Matching Donor for $5,000

Horses of Tir Na Nog Seeks Matching Donor for $5,000

Horses of Tir Na Nog’s efforts to raise $15,000 for their Medical Fund has just received a significant boost. An anonymous donor has offered a $5,000 matching gift for funds raised between Aug. 26 and September 26, 2017. “This summer we have been trying to raise $30,000 to cover our basic annual medical expenses. Through […]

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Education

Are We Worrying About The Right Things?

As we close out 2017 and start looking into the new year, several themes have been pervasive in our public discourse. As an investor, it’s important to look not just at the market results (which have been spectacular), but also the challenges facing us in the years to come. One thing that has struck me […]

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Designing with Succulents

Designing with Succulents

Debra Lee Baldwin frequently gives talks to garden clubs. Her most recent talk at the San Diego Horticultural Society gave highlights from her latest book, “Designing with Succulents.” Probably the greatest motivation for planting succulents in San Diego County is fire protection. During the wildfires many people said, “Succulents saved our house.” Baldwin showed us […]

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How to Save Heirloom Tomato Seeds

How to Save Heirloom Tomato Seeds

When Mission Hills Garden Club met in September, Brijette Romstadt gave us a talk on seeds. Of all the seeds she mentioned, tomatoes interested me most. With the exception of 1972 or 1973, I have found it much cheaper to purchase fancy heirloom tomatoes than to grow them. Nevertheless, despite my vow to never grow […]

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Grant K-8 Holds New Facilities Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Back to School Night

Grant K-8 Holds New Facilities Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Back to School Night

This past September a community celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony took place for the new facilities at Grant K-8, located at 1425 Washington Place in Mission Hills. The evening ceremonies included a student band, a student singing the National Anthem, and district speakers. Superintendent Cindy Marten, Board of Education President Richard Barrera, Facilities Planning and […]

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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

San Diego Hardware Celebrates 125 Years in Business

San Diego Hardware Celebrates 125 Years in Business

| January 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

San Diego Hardware, offering the largest selection of decorative hardware in San Diego, recently celebrated 125 years in business with a ceremony, a party for the public and recognition from the Mayor and city officials who declared this “San Diego Hardware Day.” Founded in 1892 on Dec. 8 in San Diego, the company is still […]

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Uptown Planners Address City Issues

Uptown Planners Address City Issues

| January 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

DecoBike Station and Homeless One of Many Concerns At the November meeting of Uptown Planners, representatives from the city said they were listening to the comments and feedback from the Uptown community regarding the placement of the proposed DecoBike stations. Yet, according to representatives from the Uptown Planners, even after strong community opposition to the […]

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83 Bus Route is Slated to Change in 2018

| January 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

by Patricia Paylor and Sharon Gehl The 83 bus that runs through Mission Hills is slated to change its route January 29, 2018. Instead of dead ending in North Mission Hills, as it has for years, it will extend along Sunset and Juan Streets to connect the Old Town Transit Center down the hill. This […]

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Felice Anno Nuovo + Happy New Year + Feliz A?o Nuevo + Bonne Année

Felice Anno Nuovo + Happy New Year + Feliz A?o Nuevo + Bonne Année

| January 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

By Krista Lombardi, President, Mission Hills Business Improvement District Realtor, Lombardi Team at Scott & Quinn Real Estate Auguri per un felice 2018! Lucky me to be both Italian and American with a history of welcoming the New Year in celebration and with delicious cuisine. As is my family’s tradition, this year we celebrated New […]

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Welcoming the Future

| January 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Saying goodbye to 2017, I realize, invokes very mixed feelings. There were some good times and some sad times. It is the first full year without my oldest son and every little celebration brought his absence to the forefront. It is never easy, we will always miss him, but it truly does ease up with […]

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Jesus, Am I a Christian?

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By George Mitrovich On the day before Christmas, Nicholas Kristoff’s column in The New York Times was entitled, “Cardinal, am I a Christian?” To haters of The Times, who believe it inherently and disgustingly liberal, Mr. Kristoff’s column may seem odd, but it shouldn’t, as the question of Mr. Kristoff’s “Christian standing” is one he […]

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