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A Kensington Landmark Is Receiving A Major Renovation 

| June 5, 2022 | 0 Comments
A Kensington Landmark Is Receiving A Major Renovation 

This past May 2022, Franklin Elementary STEAM Magnet School students, alumni, community members, and San Diego Unified School District representatives grabbed shovels to pose in front of a makeshift dirt mound, as part of the district’s traditional groundbreaking celebration.  The event marked the start of the school’s highly anticipated Whole Site Modernization project, which will […]

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San Diego Superior Court at the Whaley House

| June 5, 2022 | 0 Comments
San Diego Superior Court at the Whaley House

From 1868 to 1871, the Whaley House in Old Town San Diego served as the courthouse and seat of San Diego. The County of San Diego rented the courthouse for $65 per month until the highly contested move to “new town” in downtown San Diego. On Tuesday, May 17, 2022, Presiding Judge Richard S. Whitney […]

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Cabrillo National Monument Open Until Sunset During Summer Weekends  

| June 5, 2022 | 0 Comments
Cabrillo National Monument Open Until Sunset During Summer Weekends  

Cabrillo National Monument will be open until sunset on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays starting Memorial Day weekend through Sunday, September 4 of Labor Day weekend. The tidepool area will be open until 30 minutes before sunset. Normal operating hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the tidepools closing at 4:30 p.m. These exclusive extended […]

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Making Progress with Our Elected Officials – One Meeting at a Time

| June 5, 2022 | 0 Comments
Making Progress with Our Elected Officials – One Meeting at a Time

This past month has been far busier than expected because of the following community issues: Presidio Park fires, the homeless/unsheltered, historic preservation, and concerned citizens who are worried about speculators and developers who aren’t willing to be good neighbors. Obviously, these are trying times for many of us. However, rather than sitting and waiting for […]

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Historic San Diego Civic Youth Ballet Appoints New Executive Director

| May 1, 2022 | 0 Comments
Historic San Diego Civic Youth Ballet Appoints New Executive Director

The Board of Directors at the San Diego Civic Youth Ballet has named Kim Thomas to serve as the new executive director of the historic youth arts organization, which recently celebrated their milestone 75th Anniversary Season in 2020, having opened their doors at the Casa del Prado in Balboa Park in 1945. With extensive background […]

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20 Years Later, “Enron by the Sea” Still Awash in Duplicity

| May 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

By Kate Callen When a 2002 whistleblower’s report unleashed the city’s massive pension fund scandal, and San Diego was branded “Enron by the Sea,” humiliated city leaders vowed to clean up their accounting practices and operate in full view. Two decades later, a new generation of city leaders is devising new ways of fudging data […]

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District 3 Citizens Express Frustration During Zoom Meeting with Councilman Whitburn

| May 1, 2022 | 0 Comments
District 3 Citizens Express Frustration During Zoom Meeting with Councilman Whitburn

After several attempts to talk to someone from Councilman Stephen Whitburn’s office, I elected to participate in a Zoom meeting with him that was initiated by his office.  I thought, “Maybe I can talk to him directly since calls and emails to his office are going unanswered.” By the way, I should mention, the reason […]

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La Jolla Concours d’Elegance Kicks Off Weekend of Automotive Excellence

| April 4, 2022 | 0 Comments
La Jolla Concours d’Elegance Kicks Off Weekend of Automotive Excellence

The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance presented by LPL Financial and Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty celebrates its 16th year of automotive excellence with packed weekend of exclusive events Friday, April 22, Saturday April 23, and Sunday April 24,2022. Earning a reputation as one of the finest internationally renowned classic automobile displays in the U.S., the La Jolla Concours is a unique […]

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39th Annual Cinco De Mayo Celebration Takes Place in Old Town San Diego

| April 3, 2022 | 0 Comments
39th Annual Cinco De Mayo Celebration Takes Place in Old Town San Diego

Celebrating its 39th year, the annual Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo, presented by Estrella Jalisco, returns for a weekend of free music, food, and culture from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. , Saturday, April 30  and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, May 1. Old Town will be transformed into the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration in […]

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The San Diego Museum of Art Presents Art Alive

| April 3, 2022 | 0 Comments
The San Diego Museum of Art Presents Art Alive

The San Diego Museum of Arts’ 41st annual Art Alive, an event in which floral designers transform famous works of art from the permanent collection into exquisite floral displays, returns Friday, April 29 through Sunday, May 1, 2022. A highly anticipated San Diego spring tradition,Art Alive is theMuseum’s signature fundraiser that provides support for education, […]

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