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Save the 50’ Height Limit in Mission Hills

| October 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
Save the 50’ Height Limit in Mission Hills

by Barry E. Hager and Deborah B. Pettry, PhD. For ten years Mission Hills residents have been telling the City we want a firm 50’ height limit for the Mission Hills commercial core area around Washington and Goldfinch. Our residents have signed petitions, attended Uptown Planners meetings, submitted written recommendations, and testified at City Council […]

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Do You Really Know Your Neighbors?

| October 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
Do You Really Know Your Neighbors?

Last month I was reminded that we may not really know our neighbors. And, whose fault is that? How many of us actually take the time to say good morning to the people who live next door, or even around the block from us. I would guess not many. Fortunately, one of my neighbors who […]

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Big Changes Forthcoming for Two Mission Hills Restaurants

| September 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
Big Changes Forthcoming for Two Mission Hills Restaurants

Major changes are happening in Mission Hills at the location of sister restaurants The Red Door Restaurant & Wine Bar, located at 741 W. Washington Street, and the former Wellington Steak & Martini Lounge, located at 729 W. Washington Street. The Red Door is now the first community supported restaurant (CSR) in San Diego. The […]

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Masscult, Midcult & Media

| September 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich Mass culture masquerading as high art, promoted by money- hungry businessmen and consumed by the public unawares… the commodification of culture. Ermanno Rivetti on Dwight Macdonald The calling of the press is very high; it is almost holy. Louis Brandeis Dwight Macdonald was a writer and critic of great standing among the […]

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Meals-On-Wheels Greater San Diego, Inc. Launches New Brand

| August 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
Meals-On-Wheels Greater San Diego, Inc. Launches New Brand

More than 10 million (one in six) seniors in the U.S. face the threat of hunger and more than 15 million (one in four) are living in isolation. In San Diego alone, more than 3,400 seniors are being served annually by Meals on Wheels to address these issues. This summer, Meals on Wheels America, in […]

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WHAT NOW?

| August 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
WHAT NOW?

  Am I saying this right? That Ginger, she is one hunky girl! Maybe she’s not quite “pure,” but she’s got enough pit bull in her to send me sailing across the room with a wave of her tail. Her version of an apology is throwing herself into my arms and licking my – well, […]

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Who Knew a Talk on Breadfruit Would Be So Interesting?

| August 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
Who Knew a Talk on Breadfruit Would Be So Interesting?

Mission Hills Garden Club’s last meeting before September featured Ian Cole of San Diego Botanic Garden and formerly with the Breadfruit Institute in Hana, Maui. His focus was managing the world’s largest collection of breadfruit as well as working with farmers and chefs; he was also involved in breadfruit trees and orchards’ propagation studies and […]

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Mission Hills Has One of Four Diabetes Food Banks in the U.S.

| August 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
Mission Hills Has One of Four Diabetes Food Banks in the U.S.

Several years ago the idea was seeded in Ruth Henricks’ mind. 20 percent of the clients of her Special Delivery service are diabetic, which means they need not only to receive specific diets, but to learn how to eat for health. Her clients are not generally people with bountiful funds, and yet the requirements for diabetic […]

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San Diego Community to Clean-Up Starlight Bowl

| July 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
San Diego Community to Clean-Up Starlight Bowl

All Ages Invited to Save Starlight to Pull Weeds and Create a Video A new 501(c)3 non-profit community initiative—Save Starlight—kicks off a campaign to preserve, revive, and revitalize the Starlight Bowl, an abandoned open-air amphitheater located in historic Balboa Park. The mission is to revive the bowl as a viable community venue for performances and […]

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Lawsuit Filed To Stop San Diego Unified School District

| July 9, 2016 | 1 Comment
Lawsuit Filed To Stop San Diego Unified School District

Neighbors of Point Loma High School have filed suit in Superior Court to stop the San Diego Unified School District from illegally lighting and commercializing the football field, invading their homes with light and noise pollution and clogging their residential streets with hundreds of cars seeking parking spaces that the School District declines to provide. […]

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