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Bill Toone and the Monarch Butterfly

| January 10, 2021 | 0 Comments
Bill Toone and the Monarch Butterfly

Bill Toone spoke via Zoom to the Garden Club in November.  While earning a master’s degree in biology from University of California, Toone began studying the California condors.  He was hired by Zoological Society of San Diego and became part of the federally mandated California Condor Recovery Team.  His attention was diverted to butterflies when […]

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In 2021, Consider a Virtual Training Class for Your Dog (or Cat!)

| January 10, 2021 | 0 Comments
In 2021, Consider a Virtual Training Class for Your Dog (or Cat!)

By Juliette Nash, Community Training Coordinator, San Diego Humane Society Whether you’ve just adopted a puppy during the pandemic or you’re a longtime pet owner, positive reinforcement-based behavioral training is key to a happy, healthy human-animal relationship, especially while everyone is spending more time at home. But with most traditional in-person training classes on hold in […]

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Bill Tall Explains Ways to Help Your Garden Thrive

| December 14, 2020 | 0 Comments
Bill Tall Explains Ways to Help Your Garden Thrive

In September, Mission Hills Garden Club was treated to a delightful presentation by the owner of City Farmers Nursery.  Founded by Bill Tall’s father in 1972, Tall is the current owner with his children ready to take up the reins when he retires.  Of course, Tall says, “It has never been just a job for […]

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St. Nicholas: An Inspiration For Us All

| December 13, 2020 | 0 Comments
St. Nicholas: An Inspiration For Us All

Many people don’t realize that Santa Claus is based on Saint Nicholas, who was born to Greek parents near the end of the third century in the coastal city of Patara, in a region that is part of present day southwest Turkey. He was orphaned as a child and is said to have used his […]

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Winners of Shark Tank Inspired Competition Announced

| November 15, 2020 | 0 Comments
Winners of Shark Tank Inspired Competition Announced

Just in Time for Foster Youth (JIT), a nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging a caring community to help transition age foster youth achieve self-sufficiency and well-being, has announced the four winners of its Third Annual JIT Shark Tank Competition. This entrepreneurial competition is part of the organization’s Pathways to Financial Power service, which provides career […]

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The San Diego Foundation Hires a New Chief Innovation Officer

| November 15, 2020 | 0 Comments
The San Diego Foundation Hires a New Chief Innovation Officer

The San Diego Foundation announced that Susan Guinn has been hired as chief innovation officer. With a passion for and a deep understanding of cross-sector partnerships and San Diego’s nonprofit sector, Guinn will seek new funding opportunities and cross-sector initiatives that will allow The San Diego Foundation and its partners to better address community needs […]

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The San Diego Museum of Art Recognizes Its Accomplishments

| November 15, 2020 | 0 Comments
The San Diego Museum of Art Recognizes Its Accomplishments

Roxana Velásquez – the first woman to be appointed as executive director at The San Diego Museum of Art during its 90-plus years – is celebrating 10 years at the institution this fall. With an eye on the established strength of the collection, Velásquez has forged further and deeper international connections, shepherded major acquisitions and […]

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Cabrillo National Monument’s Names New Chief of Resources Management and Science

| October 12, 2020 | 0 Comments
Cabrillo National Monument’s Names New Chief of Resources Management and Science

Cabrillo National Monument Superintendent Andrea Compton announced Linh Anh Cat, Ph.D. as the new Chief of Resources Management and Science of Cabrillo National Monument located in San Diego, California. Dr. Cat has been serving as the park’s Chief of Resources Management and Science since the middle of February. Dr. Cat holds a doctorate in ecology […]

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HRB Designates Old Mission Hills Branch Library a Historic Resource

| October 12, 2020 | 0 Comments
HRB Designates Old Mission Hills Branch Library a Historic Resource

By Barry Hager On September 24, 2020, the City’s Historic Resources Board (HRB) voted to designate the old Mission Hills Branch Public Library, located at 925 W. Washington Street, as a historic resource. The board voted 9-1 in favor of designation, with more than one board member describing the building as a “slam dunk” for […]

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Advancing from a New Normal into a True Normal

| October 12, 2020 | 0 Comments
Advancing from a New Normal into a True Normal

J. Daniel Geddis, President Mission Hills BID and Team D&B at One Mission Realty As a bonafide foodie, I’ve enjoyed the experience of Mission Hills’ continuing renaissance of excellent eating establishments and specialty drink shops, up close and personal.  I’ll admit it––I’ve Instagramed a few meals and drinks enjoyed in Mission Hills.  It is a […]

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