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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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Behind the Scenes of “Sesame Street”

| November 3, 2019 | 0 Comments
Behind the Scenes of “Sesame Street”

Point Loma Resident Shares Her Secrets By Patty Ducey-Brooks It’s always gratifying to learn of people who reside in San Diego who have had exceptional careers and have the talent and skillset to share their life adventures and knowledge. Dr. Lucille Burbank, who is an author, educational media consultant, mother, and grandmother, worked behind the […]

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Presidio Hills’ Neighbors Enjoy a Day of Friendship

| October 8, 2019 | 0 Comments
Presidio Hills’ Neighbors Enjoy a Day of Friendship

This past September, residents of Presidio Hills, took time from their busy Sunday schedules to enjoy a day of bonding and sharing stories of living in Mission Hills. The Presidio Hills’ area includes residents of Altamirano, Cosoy, Marilouise, Presidio Drive and Arista.  The event took place at the home of Patty Ducey-Brooks and Craig Kinshella. […]

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Cancer…When It Hits Home

| October 8, 2019 | 0 Comments
Cancer…When It Hits Home

Dad Shares His Story About His Daughter with Cancer Last month, I learned briefly about the Seany Foundation, an organization that offers programs for children affected by cancer. These programs are free to relieve the financial burden of cancer and give families the opportunity to connect with those faced with a similar situation. I also […]

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“Mission Hills Architecture in the Roaring Twenties”

| September 4, 2019 | 0 Comments
“Mission Hills Architecture in the Roaring Twenties”

 Mission Hills Heritage 15th Annual Historic Home Tour Join Mission Hills Heritage on Saturday, September 21, 2019, for its 15th Annual Historic Home Tour. This year’s theme is “Mission Hills Architecture in the Roaring Twenties” and the tour will include eight homes in various styles built during the 1920s. Guests will explore both the exteriors […]

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The 9/11 Heroes Run Reminds Us To Never Forget

| September 4, 2019 | 0 Comments
The 9/11 Heroes Run Reminds Us To Never Forget

Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) will host the San Diego 9/11 Heroes Run 5K race at 8 a.m., Sunday, September 8 at San Diego State University. The annual race will unite the community to remember the nearly 3,000 lives lost on 9/11, as well as to honor the veterans, military, and first responders who serve our country […]

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