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Archive for December, 2015

Patrons of the Prado Dedicates Time Capsule for 100th Anniversary

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Patrons of the Prado Dedicates Time Capsule for 100th Anniversary

  Patrons of the Prado punctuated the end of an extraordinary centennial celebration with a special Centennial Time Capsule dedication. This unique buried collection contains artifacts of our lives and times with a focus on the cultural treasures of Balboa Park. It will lie in the Old Globe Craig Noel Garden tucked in a vault […]

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Protect Your Property Values and Support Historic Districts

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Protect Your Property Values and Support Historic Districts

Deborah B. Pettry, Ph.D. On November 9, 2015, scary posters showed up on telephone poles throughout our community. “Protect Your Property Values!” they announced. “Research has shown that over time, the restrictions of being in an historic district hurt property values for most property owners.” This was the day before the Mission Hills Town Council […]

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Lions Tigers & Bears Rescues Six Exotic Animals

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Lions Tigers & Bears Rescues Six Exotic Animals

Animals are safely en route to find refuge at sanctuaries Bobbi Brink, founder and director of Lions Tigers & Bears (LTB), an accredited big cat, bear and exotic animal rescue sanctuary, in San Diego. California, and her team are making a 5,000 mile round trip journey to rescue and provide transport to six exotic animals, including […]

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Mission Hills Resident Earns Prestigious Award

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Mission Hills Resident Earns Prestigious Award

Gina Champion-Cain, who has had a meteoric rise to the top of the food chain in the hospitality industry, San Diego Visitor Industry, and retail and consumer products categories, was selected as a winner of the 2015 Women Who Mean Business Award, from the San Diego Business Journal. Champion-Cain was awarded the honor at the […]

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The Vulnerability of a New Mother

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The Vulnerability of a New Mother

Pregnant and having a baby for the first time results in a very steep learning curve. There is so much to know. Each of many phases last only a short time before the next comes with more things to know and decisions to make. On top of that, everything changes once that tiny being is […]

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What Social Security Changes Mean For You

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The federal Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 came as a mixed blessing for Baby Boomers who are at or near retirement. While the deal passed by Congress in late September avoided an ugly political fight and government shutdown, it also dramatically altered some beneficial Social Security optimization strategies for married couples who are near retirement. […]

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A Little Generosity Can Go a Long Way This Christmas Season

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Recently I was reminded that during the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, we forget that there are those in our communities who are alone and have little to appreciate. There are low-income seniors throughout our communities who are often forgotten during this time of year. Many are in poor health and struggling financially. This […]

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What Now? Good News!

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I’m a little challenged this month, having been determined to report some good news and raise a few laughs, but it just ain’t easy. Dreadful Donald has scooped up most of the available ink and air; seeking safety, seeking grounding, migrants rush desperately from country to country – and now, as I write, their plight […]

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Startled Not Scared

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Startled Not Scared

I was 15 when I fell under the spell of the theater. It was the last day of the run and after that the play was going on to Broadway. In those days, new plays often went to tryout cities before they opened on Broadway, and Philadelphia was one of those cities. My school had […]

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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

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Human TuneUp Column by Cath

In awe We, you and I, are the results of long lines of sperm meeting egg and on and on down through the generations, first uniting, and then cell by cell dividing and multiplying, until we miraculously became a self, entering through our mother’s body onto our earth and walking around, living a life. This […]

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