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SANDAG Board Approves Independent Examination

| March 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Agency Revenue Forecasting Issues In Question In a unanimous vote, the SANDAG Board of Directors directed agency staff to hire an outside party to initiate an independent examination of issues surrounding the agency’s sales tax revenue forecasts, and also approved a work plan developed by agency staff to improve data integrity and accuracy. In recent […]

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Mission Hills 5k Run/Walk Support Grant K-8

| March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
Mission Hills 5k Run/Walk Support Grant K-8

Following its sold-out debut last year, the second annual Mission Hills 5k returns Saturday, March 18 at 8 am. Promising fun for the whole family, this fun run/walk will wind through the scenic, historic neighborhood of Mission Hills, beginning and ending at Grant K-8 (1425 Washington Place). Runners of all ages and fitness levels are […]

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Old Town San Diego Welcomes Trillion Jewels

| March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
Old Town San Diego Welcomes Trillion Jewels

This past February I was informed of a new business that had moved in to Old Town San Diego, a short drive from my house. So I reached out to the new tenants and quickly learned of their recent move to San Diego via Ireland. While visiting with Lisa and Neil Ward I quickly learned […]

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Art is a Mind-Expanding Exploration

| March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
Art is a Mind-Expanding Exploration

No two people look at any piece of art and see exactly the same thing. The lack of words opens the personal tunnel of interpretation. A new artist who has moved to San Diego and into a small but engaging gallery in Old Town graces our neighborhood with both the freedom to see with our […]

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Fab Cakes Wins Three Food Network’s Cake Wars

| March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
Fab Cakes Wins Three Food Network’s Cake Wars

This past month I learned of the only bakery to accomplish an impressive honor. Fab Cakes in Mission Hills has the talent, skills, creativity and passion to win three Food Network’s Cake Wars. They are amazing. In 2015, Fab Cakes competed in the D.C. Comics episode and won. In 2016, Fab Cakes competed in the […]

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St. Vincent de Paul School Presents Havana Nights

| February 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Get ready for Havana Nights as St. Vincent de Paul School in Mission Hills presents their Annual Big Bash on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the Doubletree by Hilton – Mission Valley. The evening begins with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. where guests can bid on their favorite silent auction items followed at 7:30 […]

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Watching Over Me

| February 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

February, the love month, and just who do I love? Lately my six-year old granddaughter Mila is leading the pack. How can I not love her best when she answers questions like this: Me: “I have not seen you in a month, do you still remember me?” Her: “Of course I remember you, you’re my […]

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Kick Start Your Summer Body Now

| February 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

You may think this is funny given it is resolution time for most. Rather than talk about your resolutions, I would rather focus you in now, on what your body will look like this summer. If you start chipping now, by the time it is here you will be ready to strip down, show up […]

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The Deli Experience — Milton’s Deli

| February 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

There are delis in many parts of San Diego—Italian delis, German delis and just plain old sandwich shops that put “deli” into their names or ads. But, to me, “deli” can refer only to Jewish delis, the kinds where salami is drying in the window, where pickles are brought immediately to the table and where, […]

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What Now?

| February 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

As Luck Would Have It…Or, “Happy” Valentine’s Day! So, if I were living in pre-historic times, it might never occur to me to consider whether or not I’m happy. Better, back then, to be lucky. You know, to find food, versus to be food. Historian and author Darrin McMahon (“Happiness: A History.”) says happiness has […]

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