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Mea Culpa

| December 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich   First, I predicted Mrs. Clinton would win. I was wrong. Seriously, wrong. That many others were also wrong, is of no comfort. Donald Trump is president-elect. In the aftermath of the election, I have read hundreds of articles, editorials, opinion pieces, essays, all finding common ground in their collective disbelief – […]

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Jason Mraz Joins Forces to Say No on San Diego’s Measure B

| October 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
Jason Mraz Joins Forces to Say No on San Diego’s Measure B

Artists claim 1700-house development on land zoned for 110 homes is wrong approach to addressing the housing issue.  A growing list of local luminaries, including Jason Mraz, Rita Coolidge and Joel Rafael, are urging fellow San Diego County residents to join them in opposing Measure B this November. “I’m voting No to protect our local […]

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WHAT NOW?

| October 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
WHAT NOW?

Want a Ride? Need a Ride? Here’s Your Ticket! Marilyn Greenblatt moved with her family from New York to San Diego in 2002. She joined Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) in 2003 and played an integral role in the initial launch of “Rides & Smiles,” a volunteer-based transportation program for San Diego seniors […]

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Dog Bites and Homeowners’ Liability Insurance

| October 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

On a recent weekend, some friends and I were walking our dogs in Mission Hills. A loose pit bull approached our group, charged and bit my dog. We chased it away and called animal control. Thankfully, my dog wasn’t seriously hurt, but it got me thinking about the responsibilities of owning a pet. Owning a […]

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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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