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Archive for April, 2016

The Jewels of San Diego Annual Gala to Benefit the ARC of San Diego

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The Jewels of San Diego Annual Gala to Benefit the ARC of San Diego

Black Tie Gala Benefits People with Disabilities Join San Diegans in supporting people with disabilities at The Jewels of San Diego 2016 Gala -America’s Finest City. This annual black tie gala is on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Fairmont Grand Del Mar. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception, followed at 7 p.m. by […]

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The Prankster In Side Of Ourselves

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April Fool’s Day is one of my personal favorites; and at the same time, most disliked special days. It has many aspects of its existence that cause this reaction. They include the potential of having some fun, being creative and getting out of the same-old rut for a single day. It also has the potential […]

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Colonial Revival Style

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Colonial Revival Style

Annual Mission Hills Heritage Historic Walking Tour by Laura Largey The Colonial Revival Style in Mission Hills is the theme of the 2016 Annual Historic Walking Tour hosted by Mission Hills Heritage (MHH) on Saturday, April 16, from 1 to 4 pm. As docents lead participants past homes built in this popular east coast style, […]

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Tax Considerations of Supporting Family Members

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Last month I wrote about some basic rules to frame a decision of whether and how to lend money to a family member. Here are some additional considerations, with this very important caveat: giving a gift or lending money to a family member can have very important tax and estate planning implications. You should discuss […]

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What Now? PEACE Now!

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What Now?  PEACE Now!

If we need a little hope for the world, we could consider that at the National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC), the organization that selects the awardees for their annual Peacemaker event, always have plenty of excellent choices. And, says CEO Steve Dinkin, “It’s our mission and pleasure to honor our ‘peacemakers’ and hope they lead […]

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Landmark Theater

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Landmark Theater

A Nebraskan family reunion couldn’t seem more backwards to a Californian teenager. If Ryder (Logan Miller) had his way, he’d choose a moment just like this to show his conservative relatives his true colors, the bigger the scene the better. For the sake of his fond mother (Robin Weigert), however, Ryder agrees to keep quiet, […]

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Phone Talk – Part 1

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While Apple is fighting with the government about the right to privacy on our iPhones, I am dealing with my own privacy issues. For those who have a generation of phone that allows Siri to be our personal assistant, we know that Siri does not always get our requests right. How many of us have […]

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Of Politics, Religion & Media

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By George Mitrovich Some time back the religion editor of “The New York Times” wrote a story about an openly gay United Methodist minister who lost her church over her sexual orientation. The reporter wrote the minister was in danger of being “excommunicated.” The Catholic Church excommunicates; the Methodist Church does not. However, excommunication is […]

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A Restaurant To Impress Family or Friends

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A Restaurant To Impress Family or Friends

Residents of San Diego are very fortunate to live there. So often when I speak with people in other cities, particularly those who live in cold climates where the icy hand of winter comes sweeping over the mountains, I hear real envy in their voices. We do enjoy the best weather of the country. But […]

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City Council Unanimously Approves Urban Agriculture Incentive Zones

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City Council Unanimously Approves Urban Agriculture Incentive Zones

Recently, the San Diego City Council unanimously approved Councilman Scott Sherman and Supervisor Ron Roberts Agriculture Incentive Zone Proposal, a program that will help expand community access to fresh produce through a property tax incentive for urban agriculture on vacant, blighted land. The new program will provide communities throughout the entire City an economic tool to […]

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