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$484.5 Million Increase In County Budget Delivers Record Spending

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
$484.5 Million Increase In County Budget Delivers Record Spending

On Tuesday, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved a balanced $6.27 billion budget that is an increase of $484.5 million, or 8.4 percent, over the current year for a total of $6.27 billion. The 2018-19 budget plan includes record new spending on helping the homeless and those with substance abuse and mental health […]

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Eclipse Chocolate’s Annual Cupcake Extravaganza Returns

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Eclipse Chocolate’s Annual Cupcake Extravaganza Returns

Eclipse Chocolate’s highly anticipated Annual Cupcake Extravaganza, now in its eleventh year, will return to the South Park confectionary-restaurant takes place from late June through Sunday, July 8. During this ten-day event, San Diegans can experience 24 limited-time flavors created by Eclipse’s founder and Food Network’s “Guy’s Grocery Games” winner Will Gustwiller while delighting in […]

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It’s Official! Gas Tax Repeal Qualifies for November Ballot

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

County-by-County Random Sample Certifies More than 730,000 Valid Signatures Were Collected The Gas Tax Repeal Campaign is pleased to announce that the county-by-county signature certification process on its initiative petition has been successful and California voters now will be able to vote to repeal the car and gas tax hikes enacted by Sacramento politicians. Nearly […]

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Mayor Faulconer’s Airbnb Proposal Receives Strong Protests

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Mayor Faulconer’s Airbnb Proposal Receives Strong Protests

Save San Diego Editorial According to representatives of Save San Diego, without fanfare, Mayor Faulconer rolled out his proposal to change San Diego’s Municipal Code – residential zoning ordinances – to legalize the use of residential dwellings as Airbnb mini-hotels – short term vacation rentals. There are over 10,000 homes in San Diego that have […]

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United Way of San Diego County Women’s Leadership Council 10th Anniversary Celebration

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
United Way of San Diego County Women’s Leadership Council 10th Anniversary Celebration

This past month, 140 local philanthropists and business leaders gathered at The Cuvier Club in La Jolla to celebrate 10 years of this network of powerful women across all sectors and from top companies who pull together their funds to change the lives of women, children and families countywide. The program included an interview with […]

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Richard’s Heart & Sole Run for Emilio Ends in San Diego on August 19

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Richard’s Heart & Sole Run for Emilio Ends in San Diego on August 19

Join the Emilio Nares Foundation (ENF) on Sunday, August 19 from 10 a.m. to noon as co-founder Richard Nares finishes his 1,700 mile run from Seattle to San Diego. Richard’s Heart & Sole Run for Emilio began on Monday, June 4 in Seattle, where Richard set off to run more than 1,700 miles down the […]

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Social Security and Longevity

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Every year, the Trustees for Social Security release a report which discusses the funding of the Social Security program. While it’s possible that Congress may enact changes to the Social Security program at some point in the future, we can’t predict how (or even if) that might take shape. With the caveat that there is […]

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Save Our Bees!

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Save Our Bees!

I have attended three lectures on bees since I began writing this column. Years ago, a speaker gave an anecdotal talk to Mission Hills Garden Club about how she and her sister took over their father’s hives after his death. A few years later, at the San Diego Horticultural Society a speaker from UCSD brought […]

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Tell Us How You Really Feel

| June 29, 2018 | 0 Comments
Tell Us How You Really Feel

Current Library Re-Use Opportunities’ Survey by Mission Hills Business Improvement District A new 15,000-square-foot new Mission Hills Hillcrest Branch Library will replace the current 3,850-square-foot Mission Hills Branch Library located at 925 West Washington Street and built in 1961. The San Diego Architectural firm Mosher Drew designed the project schematic, which was further developed by […]

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Mission Hills Residents Speak Up on Behalf of Presidio Park

| June 29, 2018 | 0 Comments
Mission Hills Residents Speak Up on Behalf of Presidio Park

This past month, a large group of Mission Hills’ residents who live in the Presidio Hills area went before the Mission Hills Town Council trustees to voice their serious concerns regarding the physical condition of the park and the increasing number of homeless encampments that are becoming a common problem. They also shared the fact […]

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