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Financial Planning for the Terminally Ill

| September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Over the past few months, I’ve had an up-close and personal experience with this topic: my father recently passed away after a protracted illness. Financial planning is about making the best use of your available resources (money, time and skills) to do the things you want to do in life. Estate planning is most often […]

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Update on the Legal Challenge to Uptown Community Plan

| September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
Update on the Legal Challenge to Uptown Community Plan

As many of you know, Mission Hills Heritage (MHH), with co-petitioner SOHO, filed a lawsuit against the City of San Diego this January over the Uptown Community Plan Update. Last November the City Council adopted a last minute re-write of the Uptown Community Plan that had been in the making for over seven years. Only […]

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Sir Patrick Stewart to Receive The Gregory Peck Award for Excellence in Cinema

| September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
Sir Patrick Stewart to Receive The Gregory Peck Award for Excellence in Cinema

The San Diego International Film Festival (SDiFF), produced by the San Diego Film Foundation, recently announced that iconic stage and screen actor Sir Patrick Stewart will be the recipient of the Gregory Peck Award for Excellence in Cinema. The awards will be presented October 5 at The Variety Night of the Stars Tribute at the […]

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Lazy Acres Brings a New Attitude to Grocery Shopping

| September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
Lazy Acres Brings a New Attitude to Grocery Shopping

All of us who live in Mission Hills and the surrounding communities know that we have been eagerly anticipating the opening of Lazy Acres, which just recently opened at 422 West Washington Street. It’s a refreshing addition to the community for a variety of reasons. When I speak to my neighbors, since I also live […]

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Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride San Diego, 2017

| August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments
Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride San Diego, 2017

1936 Nimbus Type C Photograph by Stephan Grotegut The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR) is an annual, world-wide motorcycle charity event. DGR has raised over 8 million dollars since 2013. This year’s event should have over 70,000 riders, in 600 cities across 95 Countries. DGR has teamed up with Movember Foundation (us.movember.com) to raise awareness for prostate cancer and men’s mental health issues. […]

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San Diego Civic Youth Ballet Presents its 9th Annual Fairly Tales in the Park

| August 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
San Diego Civic Youth Ballet Presents its 9th Annual Fairly Tales in the Park

The historic San Diego Civic Youth Ballet (SDCYB) in Balboa Park is presenting its 9th Annual Fairy Tales in the Park to highlight the production and as a fundraiser. The event takes place at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Saturday, August 19; and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Sunday, August 20 at the Casa del […]

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Your Voice Does Matter

| August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

It has been a busy month of community challenges and opportunities. Hillcrest residents and business owners are dealing with SANDAG’s proposal to eliminate parking spaces (upward of 100) for more bike paths. Mission Hills residents and visitors are fighting to keep MTS from eliminating the 83-bus route. Concerned residents of Mission Hills and Old Town […]

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Historic Carousel in Balboa Park is Purchased by Local Nonprofit

| July 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
Historic Carousel in Balboa Park is Purchased by Local Nonprofit

Friends of Balboa Park, a local nonprofit organization, has announced that it is acquiring the historic Balboa Park Carousel that has entertained San Diegans since 1913. The sale closed escrow on June 30, 2017, and will poise the nonprofit to maintain uninterrupted operation of the Balboa Park Carousel. “The carousel was one of very few […]

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Conservationists Take Giraffe Surveillance to New Heights

| July 12, 2017 | 0 Comments
Conservationists Take Giraffe Surveillance to New Heights

In a remote area of northern Kenya, a team of conservationists and veterinarians are collaborating on a unique project that will allow them to gather in-depth information on the habits of Kenya’s threatened reticulated giraffe population. The science team, made up of personnel from multiple conservation organizations, has attached solar-powered GPS satellite tracking devices to […]

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Costly 401(k) Mistakes That Could Wipe Out Your Retirement Plan

| July 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

We were recently asked to help someone who had a very unusual problem with her 401(k). While the combination of problems was unusual, the situation illustrated several common mistakes people make. In this case the combination of mistakes compounded into a nightmare. Hopefully, after reading this article, you’ll be able to avoid that result. Here’s […]

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