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San Diego Food System Alliance (SDFSA) Launches Food Vision 2030

| September 6, 2021 | 0 Comments
San Diego Food System Alliance (SDFSA) Launches Food Vision 2030

After two years of intensive research and deep collaboration with community partners, The San Diego Food Alliance (SDFSA) has officially launched San Diego County Food Vision 2030. The in-depth report, released in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic’s upheaval to our regional economy and food supply chains, highlights where our food system fails communities and workers, […]

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Homelessness – No Quick Fix

| September 6, 2021 | 0 Comments
Homelessness – No Quick Fix

This past month, the Mission Hills Business Improvement District (MHBID) was the lead organizer of a forum on homelessness: the cause, effects, and options for addressing this growing issue for San Diego, and all its respective communities. Present for this event was Mayor Todd Gloria, Councilman Stephen Whitburn, and people from the City and County […]

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It’s Time to Take Action!

| August 10, 2021 | 0 Comments
It’s Time to Take Action!

Community Groups Join Efforts By Patty Ducey-Brooks I have been very fortunate in my lifetime to observe and participate in community collaborations where people from different backgrounds, skills and experiences have made great things happen. It started when I was a youngster, observing my parents as they worked with other residents and business owners in […]

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San Diego Sold To the Highest Bidder

| July 3, 2021 | 0 Comments

There is this impression, as I talk to people in San Diego and around the country, that our fine city has been put on an auction block for speculators who are willing to pay the highest price for changing the character of our city.  Unfortunately, as alarming as that might be, it is potentially true.  […]

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“Federico” Book Signing and Jewelry Event at Bazaar del Mundo in Old Town

| June 5, 2021 | 0 Comments
“Federico” Book Signing and Jewelry Event at Bazaar del Mundo in Old Town

How did a young man from Tututepec, Oaxaca, become a famous jewelry artist and philanthropist living in Los Angeles? Find out at Diane Powers’ Bazaar del Mundo Shops in Old Town when author and jewelry artist Federico Jimenez Caballero makes an appearance for a signing of his new book, “Federico: One Man’s Remarkable Journey from Tututepec […]

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An Appreciation for Those Who Created San Diego History

| June 4, 2021 | 0 Comments
An Appreciation for Those Who Created San Diego History

This past month, I was doing some research recently on businesses that have been operating in the City of San Diego upward of 100 years. That’s when I learned about the longstanding history of Walter Andersen Nursery, which opened in 1928 by Walter Andersen Sr. on Juan Street in Old Town San Diego, near the […]

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Remembering Presidio Hills

| May 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

Every once in a while something happens in our lives that we can call a “teaching moment.”  That happened to me recently with a new neighbor.  During this occurrence, I took the time to reflect on the past, and to re-experience living in the Presidio Hills neighborhood for 36 years. Where did the time go, […]

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A Child Author Who Loves Music

| April 5, 2021 | 0 Comments
A Child Author Who Loves Music

As I have shared for many years, there are a variety of people who capture my attention as they present their special stories. What usually gets my immediate reaction is when children are involved, especially those who use their talents and skills in a unique way. This is one of those young people who caught […]

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As Small Business Optimism Is at Its Lowest Level, Local Government Isn’t Helping or Responding

| March 6, 2021 | 0 Comments

Sadly, many small and independent business owners are beginning to wonder if there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Those hoping for an upturn in the economy aren’t confident that the business climate will get any better within the next six months. According to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Optimism […]

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28th Annual Fostering Hope Golf Classic Benefits Voices for Children

| February 7, 2021 | 0 Comments
28th Annual Fostering Hope Golf Classic Benefits Voices for Children

Show your support for thousands of children in San Diego County foster care by participating in Voices for Children’s 2021 Fostering Hope Golf Classic on Monday, May 17, chaired by Rolf Benirschke, Dave Bialis, Bill Sailer, Katie Sullivan, and Dale Yahnke. Hosted at the beautiful La Jolla Country Club, golfers will tee off for an 18-hole […]

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