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Expressing Gratitude to Everyone Who Got Involved

| October 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

As you will read in the article below, residents of Mission Hills who spoke in support of the MTS bus line servicing Mission Hills were able to change a course of action. Though the results aren’t ideal, they are better than the option: No bus service. This week I spoke with Councilman Chris Ward about […]

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Purchase Your Tickets for Taste of Old Town October 5 Event

| October 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
Purchase Your Tickets for Taste of Old Town October 5 Event

The popular annual event, Taste of Old Town, will take place from 5 to 9 p.m., Thursday, October 5 to support the efforts of the Old Town San Diego Chamber of Commerce to promote Old Town and keep free parking to the public. Taste of Old Town will include tastings of the area’s best Mexican […]

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The Matter of Facebook

| September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

“MySpace.com,” was the title of a sermon I preached at Washington’s National Cathedral, America’s foremost Protestant pulpit. MySpace was the social media rage. So much so that in 2005 Rupert Murdoch, the media baron, paid $580 million to buy it. I chose my sermon title because I wanted to make the essential point that everyone […]

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Lazy Acres Brings a New Attitude to Grocery Shopping

| September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
Lazy Acres Brings a New Attitude to Grocery Shopping

All of us who live in Mission Hills and the surrounding communities know that we have been eagerly anticipating the opening of Lazy Acres, which just recently opened at 422 West Washington Street. It’s a refreshing addition to the community for a variety of reasons. When I speak to my neighbors, since I also live […]

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Blinded by the Dark

| September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
Blinded by the Dark

Green Manor Residents Face a Stark Reality Everyday we are faced with the cruel reality of life and the unexpected challenges we are faced to deal with. Hurricane Harvey is a vivid reminder that life can change overnight without any recourse. Some of us have family, friends and business associates who reside there and feel […]

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Your Voice Does Matter

| August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

It has been a busy month of community challenges and opportunities. Hillcrest residents and business owners are dealing with SANDAG’s proposal to eliminate parking spaces (upward of 100) for more bike paths. Mission Hills residents and visitors are fighting to keep MTS from eliminating the 83-bus route. Concerned residents of Mission Hills and Old Town […]

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God Bless America

| July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
God Bless America

From as early as I can remember, the month of July has had important significance in my life. It is a constant reminder that I am an American and have rights and liberties that I should never take for granted. I hope that all Americans feel the same. It is also a time to remember […]

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Showing Gratitude for our Fathers and Forefathers

| June 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s impossible for me to not realize the importance of the month of June. It’s when most of us take time to show gratitude for our fathers. My father was an exceptional human being and amazing father. I also know that he lived a hard life. He helped me to understand that hardships and life’s […]

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Mother’s Day and Celebrating Families

| April 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
Mother’s Day and Celebrating Families

As I was envisioning my plans for May and getting ready for some of the events that are a part of this month, I was reminded of the most meaningful day that we celebrate, Mother’s Day. For those of us with Mothers who have been so important in our lives, we are grateful to be […]

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Explore Your Neighborhood Parks

| April 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
Explore Your Neighborhood Parks

This past month, a friend of mine who lives in Connecticut came to San Diego on a business trip. He commented on how lucky we are to live here. The weather, the environment, nature…all of the benefits of living in San Diego, and so close to the ocean, were just some of what he noticed. […]

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