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Fireside in Liberty Station

| July 3, 2019 | 0 Comments
Fireside in Liberty Station

Americana BBQ meets Coastal Baja Cuisine The Patio Group (TPG) restaurants are going through a transformation. The new Corporate Executive Chef Jarrod Moiles, recently appointed to lead TPG’s culinary team, is changing the climate, culture and menus of these restaurants.  Moiles, who oversees The Patio Group of restaurants, including The Fireside by the Patio at […]

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Do You Really Know Your Neighbors?

| July 3, 2019 | 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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Supervisor Ron Roberts A Master Architect

| July 3, 2019 | 0 Comments
Supervisor Ron Roberts A Master Architect

This past year, Supervisor Ron Roberts of Mission Hills, who represented the Fourth District of San Diego County, was termed out of office. For those of us who worked with him on various City and County projects, he was a pleasure to work with and true to form. Honesty and integrity are two of the […]

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Politicians Who Truly Need to “Think Outside the Box”

| May 31, 2019 | 0 Comments
Politicians Who Truly Need to “Think Outside the Box”

This past week, many of us from Mission Hills and some surrounding communities attended a meeting that was held at the new Mission Hills Library that was coordinated by Councilman Chris Ward and his staff.  Those who attended were told that Mayor Faulconer has decided on the fate of the original Mission Hills Library site, […]

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Beautiful Bonsai

| May 13, 2019 | 0 Comments
Beautiful Bonsai

On the last day of February, I missed the meeting I most wanted to attend.  Fortunately, Martha Pehl stood in for me taking great notes as Abe Far, president of the Golden State Bonsai Federation made his presentation.  I am probably the last person to write about Bonsai.  My father had one, but he also […]

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We Can All Benefit From Motherly Advice

| May 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

For those of us with loving mothers who have provided unconditional love and lots of important guidance, we know that May is the month to recognize them and their contributions to our upbringing.  Even though I recognize my mother in different ways during this month, she is on my mind constantly.  That’s because she was […]

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Thinking Way Outside The Box

| April 7, 2019 | 0 Comments
Thinking Way Outside The Box

Every day I am amazed by the announcements I receive from people dealing with issues impacting our world. A lot of time and resources have been allotted to changing the status quo and to bring about meaningful and quantifiable results. What I find most refreshing is that people in our world are actually willing to […]

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Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz Participates in ArtWalk’s Philanthropic Program

| March 8, 2019 | 0 Comments
Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz Participates in ArtWalk’s Philanthropic Program

Mission Federal ArtWalk is hosting a Surfboard Art Auction in partnership with Rerip, a nonprofit organization that specializes in repurposing surfboards to minimize waste. The auction will benefit ArtReach, Mission Federal ArtWalk’s nonprofit partner that delivers visual arts education to underserved K-8 schools throughout San Diego County. “With Rerip’s generous donation, artists are able to […]

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Remembering Warren

| March 8, 2019 | 0 Comments
Remembering Warren

After more than 19 years of being the publisher and executive editor, I constantly face the reality of wanting whatever I communicate to be meaningful to our readers. This issue is no different. However, this month, I have a heavy heart. The article that I am writing does not come easily. That’s because I prefer […]

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St. Vincent’s Students Succeed at STEAM Maker Festival

| January 7, 2019 | 0 Comments
St. Vincent’s Students Succeed at STEAM Maker Festival

Thousands of students, educators, and industry professionals came together for the Annual STEAM Maker Festival at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. STEAM, which stands for Science Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics, is the basis for a variety of educational curricula, which lets children learn and explore creatively as they develop their critical thinking skills. Students from schools […]

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