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Husband and Wife Doing What They Love

| February 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

For 30 years, Valerie Lee Ferrari has been operating her boutique clothing and accessory shop, Le Bel Age at 1607 W. Lewis Street in Mission Hills. This past October she initiated a very soft opening of Chateau Le Bel Age, which is just across the street at 1578 W. Lewis Street. Having been a clientele […]

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From High Chairs to Bar Chairs

| December 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Dan Thomas Shares Fond Memories As we start a new year, 2014, some of us will be setting our sights for new personal and professional expectations and goals. However, one of my dear friends, Dan Thomas, will be closing a chapter in his life. He’s retiring. Before he retires, he plans to go out with […]

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A Poorly Executed Effort for Health Care insurance

| December 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Over the past several months I’ve heard from numerous individuals and business owners about their current and future health insurance. A lot of people initially expressed support for the concept of “all people having the opportunity for health insurance coverage.” Unfortunately, we’re now really feeling the results of what was proposed as insurance coverage that […]

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Grant K-8 Students Participate in Safety – Cone Zone – Guards

| November 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
Grant K-8 Students Participate in Safety – Cone Zone – Guards

  This past month I got to watch Grant K-8 students who are participating in a very important school safety program. They are helping to keep students and parents safe from vehicular accidents. Alicia Burnes, a mother of one of the students at Grant K-8, shared with me the importance of the program and gratitude […]

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St. Paul’s PACE Helps Seniors to Live Successfully at Home

| November 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
St. Paul’s PACE Helps Seniors to Live Successfully at Home

  What all of us learn to accept is that aging is a part of life. We’re getting older the minute we’re born. However, as we begin to watch those around us getting significantly older, it becomes a reality that an aging parent, sibling and spouse can be an unexpected responsibility. Anyone who has been […]

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Mission Hills Residents Meet to Determine Cell Transmission Location

| October 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

What first appeared to be a serious problem about a cell antenna/tower to be located in a historic residential neighborhood, without community input, was quickly corrected. That’s because residents residing close to the proposed site, and business leaders immediately came together to address the issue. Neighbors in Mission Hills, close to the proposed site, received […]

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A New Bike Corridor Motto

| October 29, 2013 | 1 Comment
A New Bike Corridor Motto

  Build It and They Will Ride? Over the last several months, I have attended numerous meetings and spoke to local residents and business owners about the proposed bike corridor project that is meant to encourage more people to bicycle. This past week, I attended another meeting hosted by the Mission Hills Business Improvement District […]

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Community Comments on SANDAG Article

| October 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Last month in the Publisher Column I shared comments from disgruntled Mission Hills’ business owners and residents, as well as others from Hillcrest and Old Town about a proposed bike lane project that would impact these three communities. The proposed project involves significant modifications to traffic flow, parking and traffic lanes on Washington Street, University […]

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Old Town San Diego Art Festival Will Be Held on October 5 & 6

| September 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

The streets of Historic Old Town San Diego transform into an art extravaganza at this year’s Old Town San Diego Art Festival, Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Old Town Chamber of Commerce invites guests to experience a world full of colorful art, live music, international food […]

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Help Bicycle Warehouse Reach Goal to Send 500 Bikes to Africa

| September 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Join owners Mike and Debbe Simmons of Bicycle Warehouse to reach their goal to send 500 bikes to Africa by Tuesday, December 31, 2013. Mike and Debbe learned about the “Africa Bike Drive & Sister Shop Program,” started by Mike’s Bikes in San Francisco, and immediately wanted to be a part of it. They have […]

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