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Archive for August, 2018

Compassion for Paws Thanks Donors

| August 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
Compassion for Paws Thanks Donors

This past month, Isabela Skincare in Mission Hills was the site of a fundraiser for Compassion for Paws. To help with this effort, Isabela Skincare provided raffle items as an incentive to help with the fundraiser. Candice Dodge, who is an author of the children’s book “Phyto The Friendly Firefighter,” is also supporting this effort […]

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Giant Panda Xiao Liwu Turns Six

| August 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
Giant Panda Xiao Liwu Turns Six

Giant panda Xiao Liwu (pronounced “sshyaoww lee woo”) turned six-years old this past month, and the San Diego Zoo held a “Super Hero for Wildlife” conservation-themed birthday celebration to honor the much-visited white-and-black bear. Zoo guests and animal care staff packed the Barlin-Kahn Family Panda Trek and watched as Xiao Liwu—also known as “Mr. Wu” […]

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Concert for a Cause

| August 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
Concert for a Cause

At 6:30 p.m., Friday, August 10, the Carlsbad Museum of Making Music hosts a very special benefit concert at the Music Box (1337 India Street) in San Diego featuring two GRAMMY-winning artists: Herb Alpert and Lani Hall. A legendary trumpet player, Alpert’s musicianship earned him five #1 hits, nine Grammy Awards, 15 gold albums, 14 […]

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7th Annual U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge Takes Place on the Waterfront

| August 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
7th Annual U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge Takes Place on the Waterfront

One of the top 20 “Must See” seaside festivals in the world according to American Express and USA Today’s 10 Best, the U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Exposition will return to San Diego’s downtown waterfront for 4 days, Friday, August 31 through Tuesday, September 3. Presented by The Port of San Diego, this […]

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Buffalo Soldiers Celebrate Anniversary of the First Regiment Formation

| August 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
Buffalo Soldiers Celebrate Anniversary of the First Regiment Formation

On July 24 delegates celebrating the 152nd anniversary of the formation of the Buffalo Soldier Regiment visited the Casa del Rey Morro African American Museum on Congress Street in Old Town San Diego. The Old Town San Diego Chamber of Commerce/Business Improvement District President, Fred Grand joined in the celebration with other supporters and presented […]

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What Now?

| August 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

My Ode to a Romanian Immigrant by Laura Walcher Iris Bloom in Central Park (A poetic and personal history ) Time comes for her in small cocoons, One child or another of us; or her melancholy memory of her husband – scenes of the city in which she lived, knowing her generous and boundless energy […]

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Old House Finds a New Home In Mission Hills

| August 6, 2018 | 0 Comments
Old House Finds a New Home In Mission Hills

If you stayed up past midnight on Saturday, June 30th, you may have witnessed a once in a lifetime event: a vintage house moving into Mission Hills. That night, the historically-designated Henry B. Jones House, slowly made its way on a tractor-trailer from its original site in Hillcrest to its new home on Ibis Street […]

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Keeping It Cool in Mission Hills

| August 6, 2018 | 0 Comments
Keeping It Cool in Mission Hills

by Mission Hills BID The weather is at record setting highs with off-the-chart humidity as we try to fit all we have to share into the space allowed. With “hot” on our minds, following are some worthy mentions. Hot Event Save-the-Date: Each August the Mission Hills Business Improvement District (BID) takes a break from its […]

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Getting Ready for Medicare

| August 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Medicare is the primary health insurance for U.S. citizens over 65. Unless you (or your spouse) are still working and covered by an employer-sponsored group health plan, all persons age 65 and older must sign up for Medicare to obtain health insurance. The Medicare rules are complex and can be confusing. It is important to […]

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Exercises to Cure “Tech Neck”

| August 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Have you heard of “tech neck”? More people than ever are suffering from this problem due to the long hours spent looking down at phones, tablets, and laptops. If this issue is not resolved, it may lead to chronic pain and even permanent changes in your skeletal structure. However, there are some exercises that you […]

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