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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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Adjectivity, Vocabularity, of our Time

| July 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

We really like Thomas Jefferson. He was a smart guy. If you can’t remember anything about him, make sure you see “Hamilton,” once you can afford it. One piece of Jeffersonian wisdom …” the most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do,” is a directive I treasure. […]

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Between Christ & Machiavelli

| July 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money. – Samuel Johnson One hundred and twenty-seven months ago I wrote my first column for the Sentinel. Not a single farthing has passed from publisher’s coffers to mine. So, “blockhead” fits. The exact number of words I’ve written is somewhere over 190,000; […]

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Major League Legends Participating in Major League All Star FanFest

| July 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
Major League Legends Participating in Major League All Star FanFest

  Major League Baseball (MLB) today announced the first round of participants competing in the MLB All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game on Sunday, July 10 at Petco Park in San Diego, including stars from movies, television, music, sports, plus Major League legends. Participants scheduled to appear include: Nina Agdal, Sports Illustrated swimsuit model and […]

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