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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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Come Celebrate an Amazing Accomplishment

| January 7, 2019 | 0 Comments
Come Celebrate an Amazing Accomplishment

We may all have made similar comments about something not happening “in our lifetime.” Yet, happily, I can say that I’ve seen a lot happen in my lifetime and some pretty incredible accomplishments. As a longstanding resident of Mission Hills, I’ve seen lots of changes occur in the business and residential areas of the community. […]

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Cygnet Theatre

| December 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

“A Christmas Carol” returns to Cygnet Theatre for its fifth season of cheer. And while it has become a tried and true holiday favorite, each year it’s kept fresh and new. This year patrons will enjoy a new musical sequence and a new cast member, along with a fun (and furry) new community partner. The […]

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The Perfect Place To Purchase Your Holiday Gifts – Trillion Jewels

| December 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
The Perfect Place To Purchase Your Holiday Gifts – Trillion Jewels

Close to two years ago, I dropped into a local estate jewelry store called Trillion Jewels on Juan Street in Old Town San Diego. Not only was I pleasantly surprised by the eclectic array of fine and unique jewelry on display, I also became a customer and acquired an exceptionally attractive red/purple sapphire and diamond […]

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A New Year & New Hope

| December 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich The publisher of this newspaper, Patty Ducey-Brooks, asked her contributors if we would write something positive for the New Year? I can do that, by first pointing out a political fact: The Democratic Party will hold as many as 240 seats in the House of Representatives when the 115th Congress convenes January […]

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