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A Team Effort to Help the Homeless in Little Italy

| January 2, 2022 | 0 Comments
A Team Effort to Help the Homeless in Little Italy

Following a recent conversation with Marco LiMandri, chief executive administrator of the Little Italy Association, and Donnie Dee, president and CEO of the San Diego Rescue Mission, I learned of a team approach that they have initiated to support those experiencing homelessness in Little Italy. Their goal is to have fewer people calling the sidewalks of Little […]

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Be Grateful for the Elves Who Live Among Us

| December 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

Every day I am reminded that there are people in our communities who deserve our respect and appreciation. They are people who volunteer their skills, talents, experiences, vision, and offer foresight on a daily basis to serve our communities.  They don’t ask for anything in return. They do it because they care and are concerned […]

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A New Historic Park Opens in Old Town San Diego

| October 31, 2021 | 0 Comments

This past October, the Grand Opening of Iipay ~ Tipai Kumeyaay Mut Niihepok -Land of the First People took place in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Located at the corner of Taylor Street and Juan Street, the 2.5 acre historic site is dedicated to the First People, the Kumeyaay. It celebrates twenty years […]

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Winter Wonderland Fashion Show & Luncheon

| October 31, 2021 | 0 Comments
Winter Wonderland Fashion Show & Luncheon

The Arc of San Diego is presenting a spectacular philanthropic event taking place this holiday season, Winter Wonderland Fashion Show & Luncheon, which takes place on Friday, December 3 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront (1 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101). Doors open at 10 a.m. with registration, vendor boutique, and silent auction followed […]

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Reminding Ourselves to be Grateful & Thankful

| October 30, 2021 | 0 Comments
Reminding Ourselves to be Grateful & Thankful

Due mostly to the pandemic, many of us would say that the circumstances of the last two years have challenged us beyond our expectations. We have had to deal with some extreme blows to our personal and professional lives.  Most of us haven’t been able to visit with family, nor meet in person with our business […]

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The San Diego International Film Festival Runs Through October 2021

| October 4, 2021 | 0 Comments
The San Diego International Film Festival Runs Through October 2021

The 2021 San Diego International Film Festival runs from Thursday, October 14 through Sunday, October 24, and is produced by the San Diego Film Foundation. The film slate for their 20th Anniversary screens the top anticipated films of the year. Festival attendees are able to enjoy a hybrid of in-person and virtual events.  In-person festival […]

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Diane Powers’ Bazaar del Mundo and Casa de Pico Celebrate 50 Years in San Diego

| October 4, 2021 | 0 Comments
Diane Powers’ Bazaar del Mundo and Casa de Pico Celebrate 50 Years in San Diego

Fifty years ago, Diane Powers had a vision: create a unique shopping and dining experience in San Diego that would replicate the beautiful bazaars in Mexico she so admired. That vision resulted in Bazaar del Mundo – a vibrant attraction that drew thousands of visitors to San Diego’s historic Old Town State Park every year. […]

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California Coastal Commission Posts Public Hearing on NAVWAR Project

| October 3, 2021 | 0 Comments

The California Coastal Commission is holding a public hearing on the NAVWAR project that will be held virtually at 9 a.m., Friday, October 15. For details on the procedures of this hearing, visit the Coastal Commission’s webpage at www.coastal.ca.gov. If you would like to receive a paper copy of the Coastal Commission’s Virtual Hearing procedures, […]

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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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