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Old Town San Diego Welcomes Trillion Jewels

| March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
Old Town San Diego Welcomes Trillion Jewels

This past February I was informed of a new business that had moved in to Old Town San Diego, a short drive from my house. So I reached out to the new tenants and quickly learned of their recent move to San Diego via Ireland. While visiting with Lisa and Neil Ward I quickly learned […]

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Fab Cakes Wins Three Food Network’s Cake Wars

| March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
Fab Cakes Wins Three Food Network’s Cake Wars

This past month I learned of the only bakery to accomplish an impressive honor. Fab Cakes in Mission Hills has the talent, skills, creativity and passion to win three Food Network’s Cake Wars. They are amazing. In 2015, Fab Cakes competed in the D.C. Comics episode and won. In 2016, Fab Cakes competed in the […]

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Show A Little Love

| February 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Wouldn’t it be nice to not stress over Valentine’s Day and just do something that makes a really positive impact on people who are feeling very alone during this time of the year. It’s the season of love, chocolates and roses. But Valentine’s Day is not so rosy for the elderly. In fact, it’s often […]

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Whiskers in Wonderland Adoption Promotion is a Success

| January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
Whiskers in Wonderland Adoption Promotion is a Success

More than 900 animals were available for adoption from Dec. 16 through Dec. 24 at all San Diego Humane Society campuses and satellite adoption centers. To help these animals find homes, for the nine days before Christmas, all animal adoptions were sponsored by Sharon Blanchet of ABC Family Law and Reed Team at Willis Allen […]

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Ministerial Permit Approved for Mission Hills Property

| January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Opportunity or Loop Hole It has become very obvious to any one living, working or traveling through Mission Hills that the property at 1011 Fort Stockton is undergoing development. After emails and phone calls from local residents regarding this property and the “due process” for the community to be involved in some dialogue on this […]

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Students Receive New Bikes

| January 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
Students Receive New Bikes

Nearly 30 students at Porter Elementary gathered on the school’s blacktop waiting for members of the San Diego Unified School Police Department to finish “shining their shoes.” What these officers were really doing was grabbing a new bicycle that each of these students was receiving – and delivering it to them, helmet and all. The […]

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The Tunnel of Light

| December 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

I was recently reminded that we start our days in a tunnel of darkness. We don’t actually know what to expect, even though we may have tasks, activities and responsibilities to be completed during the day. However, it always seems that there are a variety of factors, including people who we interact with that determines […]

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What Now?

| October 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Just Sayin’… This could have been a very, very long column. I could have included radio and TV commentators; friends, colleagues, family, national, regional, local media, international media: The Economist (unrelentless!). A Charles M. Blow headline, reads: “Trump, The Worst of America.” Next month, I’m going back to humor: Does this definition of a narcissist […]

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Thinking and Living Outside the Box – Politics Included

| October 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

I’ve recently come to the realization that I need to share the fact that I think and live outside the box. My entire life has been that way, because I choose to live this way. And, because of my lifestyle, I get to experience the world with an enhanced set of eyes, ears and feelers. […]

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Do You Really Know Your Neighbors?

| October 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
Do You Really Know Your Neighbors?

Last month I was reminded that we may not really know our neighbors. And, whose fault is that? How many of us actually take the time to say good morning to the people who live next door, or even around the block from us. I would guess not many. Fortunately, one of my neighbors who […]

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