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Presidio Hills Golf Course Restoration for the 250th Commemoration of California

| May 10, 2018 | 0 Comments
Presidio Hills Golf Course Restoration for the 250th Commemoration of California

Some San Diegans don’t realize just how popular our City is to people around the country. Whenever I travel outside of San Diego, which is frequently, I hear the same comment from people I meet, “I love San Diego and wish I could live there.” Unfortunately, those of us who live here sometimes forget how […]

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Bikes Everywhere and Why?

| April 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Bikes Everywhere and Why?

It’s beyond obvious that bikes from three different organizations are now littering our sidewalks and neighborhoods. And, at this point in time, there seems to be no logical reason for this rash of bike placements. We see it in Pacific Beach, the Morena District, Mission Hills, Hillcrest and Old Town. Coronado, as most of us […]

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Over A Century of Memories

| April 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Over A Century of Memories

How would you like to have seen and experienced the world over the past century? Do you know anyone who has? Well, I know someone who owns that role and she lives in Mission Hills. And, I am honored to say that she is an inspiration to those of us who think of reaching that […]

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New Program Provides Jobs for Homeless

| March 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

For all of us who live in San Diego, it’s very obvious that the homeless situation has gotten increasingly worse. The number of homeless encampments has grown substantially and the locations around the city and county have become more obvious. Hillcrest business owners and residents recently shared with me that they are very concerned about […]

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Mission Hills Resident To Run Over 1,500 Miles To Support Children with Cancer

| March 5, 2018 | 0 Comments
Mission Hills Resident To Run Over 1,500 Miles To Support Children with Cancer

Richard Nares of Mission Hills will run more than 1,500 miles from Seattle, Washington to San Diego, California to raise money for the Emilio Nares Foundation (ENF), a nonprofit that helps families navigate their child’s journey through cancer. In 2003, Richard co-founded the Emilio Nares Foundation with his wife Diane after losing their son Emilio […]

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Lazy Acres Promotes Pie Winner

| February 3, 2018 | 0 Comments
Lazy Acres Promotes Pie Winner

This past January I was invited to sample the winning entry of Mission Hills Pie Contest that was previously held at the 4th of July celebration at Mission Hills/Pioneer Park. Lazy Acres featured the pie for National Pie Day that occurred on January 23. The winning entry, named Lemon Angel Pavlova Pie, was available to […]

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A Valentine Gift to Help Underprivileged Girls

| February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
A Valentine Gift to Help Underprivileged Girls

When most people are concerning themselves with what to give their special loved one on Valentines Day, there is an organization that is focused on helping lots of girls who don’t have the means to purchase new party clothes. The founders of Us Trendy, an independent fashion ecommerce site, started Believe In Yourself to help […]

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New San Diego Civic Organist is from Barcelona, Spain

| January 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
New San Diego Civic Organist is from Barcelona, Spain

Beginning in 2018, Raúl Prieto Ramírez will be San Diego Civic organist and artistic director of the Spreckels Organ Society. A search committee of some of San Diego’s top musical leaders, as well as representatives of the Spreckels Organ Society Board of Trustees and the City of San Diego, worked through 2017 to select Prieto […]

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Uptown Planners Address City Issues

| January 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Uptown Planners Address City Issues

DecoBike Station and Homeless One of Many Concerns At the November meeting of Uptown Planners, representatives from the city said they were listening to the comments and feedback from the Uptown community regarding the placement of the proposed DecoBike stations. Yet, according to representatives from the Uptown Planners, even after strong community opposition to the […]

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Collaborative Groups File a Lawsuit to End Fluoride-Treated Tap Water

| January 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

EPA Being Challenged About the Health Effects of Fluoride Fluoride Action Network (FAN), together with a coalition of environmental, medical and health groups, collectively known as the “petitioners,” served the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with a petition calling on the Agency to ban the addition of fluoridation chemicals to public water supplies due to the […]

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