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The Transformation of Mail Station on Washington Street

| March 3, 2020 | 0 Comments
The Transformation of Mail Station on Washington Street

Since 2008, Chris Sykes has been the owner and operator of Mail Station, located at 325 W. Washington Street, Suite 2 in Mission Hills. This past January, Lancelet Knight (that is his correct name), assumed ownership and management of the business. Knight, who has had management experience in the postal service business, also had an […]

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Politicians Who Are Trying To Make A Positive Difference

| March 3, 2020 | 0 Comments
Politicians Who Are Trying To Make A Positive Difference

As we all know, the political world we live in today has gotten really ugly.  And, for the most part, the series of recent negative occurrences (locally and nationally) are creating distance between government and the people.  Elected officials who have their own agendas and won’t be independent of their political alliances are destroying government, […]

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Awards Viewing Party With an Impressive Venue and Activities

| February 3, 2020 | 1 Comment
Awards Viewing Party With an Impressive Venue and Activities

The 2020 San Diego International Film Festival Awards Viewing Party begins at 4:30 p.m., Sunday, February 9 at 41 West – Penthouse Floor, located at 2604 Fifth Avenue in San Diego, CA 92103. Walk the red carpet and watch the Academy Awards® in style at the top of one of San Diego’s newest and most […]

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Diplomats, Not Dictators

| February 1, 2020 | 0 Comments
Diplomats, Not Dictators

Government Charged to Represent Its Constituents Being involved in a small business and assisting other small businesses around the country has some real benefits, versus working in big corporate America. I have done both in my lifetime and have valued these experiences.  One moves slower, has layers of bureaucracy, and, also tends to be more […]

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Best Friends Who Share a Passion for Coffee and Character Building

| February 1, 2020 | 0 Comments
Best Friends Who Share a Passion for Coffee and Character Building

This is a Valentine Day story about two guys who met at a training site before spending two years in Afghanistan. Eric Johnson was a Naval engineer officer, and Marcel Wright was an Army logistics officer. While serving together between May 2013 and February 2014, they developed a strong friendship and a desire to eventually […]

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DixiePops Has Expanded its Ice Cream Pie Selection

| January 5, 2020 | 0 Comments
DixiePops Has Expanded its Ice Cream Pie Selection

DixiePops, located at 915 West Washington Street in Mission Hills, has expanded its selection of ice cream pies to the delight of their many customers.  Apple pie ice cream pies have been selling out. And, salted caramel pie is already a favorite, along with pumpkin ice cream pie, which has also been in high demand […]

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January is National Blood Donor Month

| January 5, 2020 | 0 Comments
January is National Blood Donor Month

During the month of January, we are reminded by the American Red Cross to donate blood.  That’s because, during this month, there is typically a short supply due to the holidays (vehicle accidents) and an increase in communicable illnesses. With that in mind, a family in North Carolina is forever grateful to the blood donors […]

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Grooming Pets for the Holidays and Year-Round

| December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments
Grooming Pets for the Holidays and Year-Round

It’s around the holidays that we sometimes focus on making sure our pets look their best.  And, to make this possible, I spoke to two animal groomers who are passionate about their work and truly enjoy their customers, cats and dogs. Salvador Gomez is the head groomer at VCA Hillcrest Animal Hospital, located at 246 […]

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The Perfect Place To Purchase Your Holiday Gifts – Trillion Jewels

| December 1, 2019 | 0 Comments
The Perfect Place To Purchase Your Holiday Gifts – Trillion Jewels

With more than three years as a favorite shopping experience for many residents in Mission Hills and surrounding communities, Trillion Jewels on Juan Street in Old Town San Diego, continues to offer an attractive array of exceptionally unique jewelry. Neil Ward, the proprietor, says that Trillion Jewels has lots of repeat clients who appreciate the […]

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Thanking God for the Purpose of The Season

| December 1, 2019 | 0 Comments
Thanking God for the Purpose of The Season

Now that Christmas and the holiday season are upon us, I know that people in our world are having different reactions and experiences with what they should feel and believe.  Though I am Catholic and have been since birth, I would be naïve to think that others understand how this season feels to me. Fortunately, […]

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