Archive for August, 2015

What Now? The Humane Society’s Top Dog

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What Now? The Humane Society’s Top Dog

  Gary Weitzman may be the best thing – since Noah – to happen to animals. The CEO of the San Diego Humane Society (SDHS) has broadened the Society’s outreach, to partner or cooperate with numerous like-missioned organizations and we, the public – all intended, he says, to “put ourselves out of business,” via the […]

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Enoteca Adriano – A Neighborhood Gem

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Enoteca Adriano – A Neighborhood Gem

Enoteca Adriano is a neighborhood gem. Located at the north end of Cass Street in Pacific Beach, the restaurant serves the young, hip, beach oriented population that lives nearby…and those lucky other people “in the know.” Close to its intersection with Garnet Avenue, Cass Street can be busy with traffic. But the hustle and bustle […]

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The Muse News

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The Muse News

As I write to you this issue from my 12-acre farm in Byron Bay, Australia, I am inspired to share the goodness of grow-your-own, weekly farmers markets and the great joy of living off the land. Proclaimed green thumb, or not, there has never been a better time than now to embrace the art of […]

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CAKE Wins the “Food Network’s” Cake Wars

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CAKE Wins the “Food Network’s” Cake Wars

Jennifer Duncan and Kimberly Gafter of CAKE, located at 3085 Reynard Way in Mission Hills, a premiere bakery for wedding cakes and special occasion cakes, recently won the “Food Network’s” Cake Wars. They will be competing again in the fall for more recognition and awards. CAKE creates one-of-a-kind cakes for weddings, birthdays, corporate events or […]

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San Diegans Share Talent and Lots of Creativity

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San Diegans Share Talent and Lots of Creativity

Mission Hills Music & Arts Festival Those of us who get to see and experience the various dimensions of creativity and talent in San Diego know that we have some of the best and aspiring entertainers and artists right in our own backyard. Every day, I am overly amazed at what we have to offer: […]

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Your Highest Most Devoted Training Partner

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We have 4 little Chihuahuas, Peanut, Butter, Toast, and Jelly that are a handful. Amazingly, their little legs, courageous spirits, bossy and demanding personalities have them out front towing the line as to whom will lead our pack and whom will follow. Hence at the end of our dog walks, we are sweaty and a […]

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It’s Summer in the Hills

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by Trish Watlington, President, Mission Hills BID Summer is in full swing and Mission Hills is definitely hopping. As both a business owner and someone who truly loves this neighborhood, it’s heartening and exciting to see so many folks out and about. Neighborhood shops and restaurants are bustling, the streets are filled with families, dogs, […]

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Recent Developments on the Community Plan Update

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Recent Developments on the Community Plan Update

  The City recently released a complete draft of the Uptown Community Plan Update.  As background, the Uptown Community Plan serves as a blueprint for development in Mission Hills and the other Uptown neighborhoods, including Hillcrest, Bankers Hills and University Heights. Community plans establish long-rang planning policy for land use, including residential dwelling densities, transportation, urban design, […]

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Successful Gardening with Less Water

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Successful Gardening with Less Water

Damian Valdez, head urban farmer at San Diego City College, educated the Mission Hills Garden Club about how the Sustainable Urban Agriculture Program, a part of the Life Sciences Department, successfully cuts back on water while still growing lush, healthy plants which are both edible and ornamental. The program teaches students garden design and how […]

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Musings at Eighty

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The larger the island of knowledge, the greater the shoreline of wonder. Dr. Ralph Washington Sockman Christ Church, Methodist, New York City (1916-61) As I approached my eighty birthday (July 29), friends said, “This is the big one, the Big Eight O.” But I didn’t see it that way. My family often complains; I am […]

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