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Archive for December, 2013

Water Hikes – On the Rise

| December 31, 2013 | 0 Comments
Water Hikes – On the Rise

Councilmember Scott Sherman In Opposition On November 21, the City Council voted 8-1 to dramatically increase water rates in the City of San Diego despite angry public comments by dozens of ratepayers and thousands of signed protest forms. I cast the lone dissenting vote against this rate hike. The action taken by the City Council […]

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Spanish Revival and Eclectic Architecture

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Spanish Revival and Eclectic Architecture

Topic of Mission Hills Heritage 9th Annual Lecture Series by Valerie Lemke Historians, artists and authors will explore “Spanish Revival and Eclectic Architecture in Mission Hills,” at the Ninth Annual Lecture Series presented by Mission Hills Heritage (MHH) Saturday, January 18. Talks and displays will focus on the romantic architectural styles and decorative arts popular […]

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Presidio Meet Up For Exercise and More

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Presidio Meet Up For Exercise and More

by Dove Kirby If you happen to drive by Presidio Park on Tuesday or Thursday morning and see a group of people exercising, give them a shout out—rest assured they are pushing themselves. But they’re doing more than just working out their bodies, they’re giving back to the community by supporting a great cause. This […]

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Early Bird Dining — the Next Generation

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Early Bird Dining — the Next Generation

by Dove Kirby This past year I turned forty. Though that is considered a milestone birthday, I didn’t feel much different– at first. But soon into my 41st year of life, I made a new and wondrous discovery: Early bird dining. I am now a devotee of dinner at 5 p.m. and am here to […]

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In Preparation of the Upcoming San Diego Opera Seasons

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by Karen Keltner, resident conductor and music administrator Greetings, everyone, and a happy 2014 to all! Here at San Diego Opera it’s always an interesting “dance” as we try to balance the excitement and responsibilities of an upcoming opera season with the excitement and responsibilities that come with impending holidays. And this year the November […]

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New Year´s Resolutions (NYRs) that Stick

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by Mrs. Freud Again, another young and fresh year inspires us to a better version of ourselves: Happier, lighter, nicer, richer, healthier… The possibilities are endless. Wanting to change for the better is a great thing, and certainly doable. But are there items on your list that have been there year, after year, after year? […]

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Have You Reviewed Your Beneficiary Designations Lately?

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When was the last time you reviewed the beneficiaries for your retirement accounts and insurance policies? When you open a retirement account or buy an insurance policy, part of the process is determining who will receive the assets when you pass away: your beneficiary. Unfortunately, many people never review those choices, even when life changes. […]

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Ballyhoo! and Passafire at The Irenic on Jan. 30

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Ballyhoo! and Passafire at The Irenic on Jan. 30

BALLYHOO: 1: a noisy attention-getting demonstration or talk. 2: flamboyant, exaggerated, or sensational promotion or publicity. 3: excited commotion. A rock band with punk energy and pop reggae grooves, Baltimore’s BALLYHOO! is a fun, fan-loving powerhouse band that embodies the dictionary definition of “Ballyhoo,” emphasis on the words “fan friendly.” These road warriors have toured […]

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“San Diego Zoo Kids” Brings Joy to Sick and Ill Children

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“San Diego Zoo Kids” Brings Joy to Sick and Ill Children

by Dove Kirby Not every press release has a pangolin as a presenter. This month, I was fortunate enough to attend an extremely unique event at Rady Children’s hospital, at which rare animals and some very special patients were in attendance. It was the official launch of a pioneering partnership between the two prominent San […]

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From High Chairs to Bar Chairs

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Dan Thomas Shares Fond Memories As we start a new year, 2014, some of us will be setting our sights for new personal and professional expectations and goals. However, one of my dear friends, Dan Thomas, will be closing a chapter in his life. He’s retiring. Before he retires, he plans to go out with […]

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