Archive for July, 2012

Community Rummage Sale Benefits Charities

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Community Rummage Sale Benefits Charities

  One of San Diego’s Oldest and Biggest Sales The preacher says “Amen” and an hour later the church’s Friendship Hall and patio have been transformed into a 5000 square foot rummage sorting area. For the next three days, men in a huge, rented Penske trucks, and several pick-up trucks fan out all over the […]

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Chicks and the City II

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Chicks and the City II

Shelly Stewart returned to the Mission Hills Garden Club for Chicks and the City II. The June meeting took place at the Mission Hills Nursery, home to two chickens, Maggie, a Rhode Island Red (brown eggs!) and Ash, a Barred Plymouth Rock. There was a third chicken, Willow, but Willow turned out to be a […]

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Mission Hills Town Council Announcement

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Mission Hills Town Council Announcement

  By Ginny Ollis Proving again that we humans are “pack animals,” residents and guests of Mission Hills poured into Pioneer Park on the 4th of July for the traditional parade, BBQ contest, children’s games and concert. Even the drizzling skies did not cause people to give up their neighborhood get-together. The Town Council registered […]

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Outdoor Pipe Organ Marathon

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Outdoor Pipe Organ Marathon

Internationally recognized organist Dr. Carol Williams will play the great Spreckels Organ in Balboa Park for 12 hours straight on Sunday, September 2, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in a special benefit for Operation Rebound. For this special one-day event, San Diego’s Civic Organist has prepared a vast repertoire of almost every kind […]

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The New A, B & Cs of Food Truck Regulation

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The New A, B & Cs of Food Truck Regulation

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors recently unanimously approved a program for assigning letter grades to the region’s expanding fleet of food trucks and other mobile food operators. Supervisor Ron Roberts, who is serving as board chairman in 2012, first brought the idea of letter grades to his colleagues in February. At that time, […]

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Introduction to Municipal Bonds

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Introduction to Municipal Bonds

During the past quarter, three municipalities in California filed for bankruptcy protection. The City of Stockton, followed shortly by Mammoth Lakes, and most recently the city of San Bernardino. Each municipality has been rocked by a combination of economic stagnation, declining revenues (property and sales taxes) and, in the case of San Bernardino, (possibly criminal) […]

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Finding Your “Inner Olympian”

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Finding Your “Inner Olympian”

What a month July is. We kick off the summer with its heat, all the fun, sun and frolic and in this spectacular summer we get a big dose of the much anticipated summer Olympics in London. For a few of the really fortunate in our circles, they’ll even be there at the games. Competing […]

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Secret # 10: Acceptance

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Secret # 10: Acceptance

This concludes the 10 month series of simple secrets to a fulfilled life. I hope you have enjoyed it and have tried out some of the exercises on the way. You may always go back and re-read them (www.MarvelsandStars.com/blog.html), the simple wisdom keeps on growing and reveals something new every time. I have also pointed […]

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Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dogs (TLCAD)

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Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dogs (TLCAD)

Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dogs (TLCAD) has welcomed the newest member into its service dog-in-training program. To raise funds for TLCAD’s life-changing work in assisting those on the autism spectrum, as well as wounded warriors with PTSD, the organization is inviting the community to name the male goldendoodle puppy via an opportunity drawing. Names may […]

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Photo Contest Seeks Balboa Park’s Next Top Dog

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Photo Contest Seeks Balboa Park’s Next Top Dog

Third annual photo contest showcases popular dog-friendly venue Shutter-happy pet lovers can prove that their pooch has what it takes to be leader of the pack by entering this year’s Balboa Park Top Dog Photo Contest. Top Dog submissions will be accepted from July 16 to August 13 and winners will be announced August 23 […]

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