Archive for June, 2020

Staghorn Ferns

| June 8, 2020 | 0 Comments
Staghorn Ferns

Lynn Walker-Beveridge gave the Mission Hills Garden Club a practical and interesting approach to staghorn ferns.  She began her talk with the basics giving us specific and easy to follow instructions on propagating and nourishing staghorn ferns. Walker-Beveridge began by showing us several plants that Martha Pehl had grown.  They ranged in age from two […]

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Investing in the “New Normal”: Now what?

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As I write this article, it appears that the current outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has peaked in most U.S. states. State and local lock-down orders are being eased, but it’s an open question as to what will pass for a new normal while the pandemic continues. Even as some states begin to open up, […]

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Five Healthier Pantry Swaps You Can Make in June

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Spring is in waning full effect, but who’d know, given all of the rain of late. Hopefully, you’ve began the process of spring cleaning your home and life — and are nearing the end of that phase, but don’t forget the kitchen. One great place to do a final spring cleaning, prior to summer, is […]

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Residents of Tir Na Nog Available for Adoption

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Residents of Tir Na Nog Available for Adoption

San Diego’s longest operating equine sanctuary responds to the Stay At Home orders, which led them to cancel their annual open house, by putting a number of their ranch residents up for adoption, virtually. “Twenty of our ranch residents, from our horses, to our dogs, cats, sheep, goats, pigs and burros are represented and available […]

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The 2020 Presidential Election Is Heading for a Train Wreck

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By Jim Bates, Retired, Democratic City Councilman, County Supervisor and Congressman Remember when Stop Undermining Democracy Now (SUDN) communicated that the House of Representatives have 24 Congressional “Ghost District’s”? If you don’t recall, here’s a recap. Every decade at least 18 million “Illegal Immigrants” are counted in the Census. Then when the Redistricting process creates […]

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22nd Annual Mission Hills Garden Walk rescheduled for June 27

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22nd Annual Mission Hills Garden Walk rescheduled for June 27

The 2020 Mission Hills Garden Walk, themed “Take Time to Look,” utilizes a phrase from Georgia O’Keefe to invite us to slow down to look at the beauty and details in our lives.  It takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 27.  Most of the 10 gardens included in this year’s walk […]

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Painting the Gaslamp Quarter with Messages of Hope and Resilience

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Painting the Gaslamp Quarter with Messages of Hope and Resilience

Several Gaslamp businesses that temporarily shuttered in light of California’s Stay-at-Home Order covered their windows with plywood during the shutdown. Now, as the neighborhood begins to reopen, flowers have begun to bloom on the boarded-up shops. “As city lights have dimmed worldwide, these murals offer a sense of brightness for the Gaslamp and surrounding neighborhoods,” […]

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Event Planner Turns Mask Maker

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Event Planner Turns Mask Maker

There is no question that during the current epidemic, it can be hard to find sources of inspiration to get out of the quarantine funk. However, Laurel McFarlane did just that. Pivoting from coordinating San Diego’s most recognizable events to campaigning for graduate support, she has launched her latest initiative, grad masks, designed to support […]

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Fatherly Advice

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Fatherly Advice

For all of us who have had loving, caring and resourceful fathers in our lives, we know the loss we feel when they are no longer with us.  That void, no matter how recent or long ago it occurred, still seems to resonate in our lives.  However, somehow, Dad’s words of encouragement and fatherly advice […]

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