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San Diego REPertory Theatre Receives Arts Grant

| January 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
San Diego REPertory Theatre Receives Arts Grant

The National Endowment for the Arts announced awards totaling more than $27.6 million in its first funding round of fiscal year 2016, including an Art Works award of $10,000 to San Diego REPertory Theatre to support a new work by Herbert Siguenza. The award supports a collaboration with playwright Herbert Siguenza, REP Co-Founder and Artistic […]

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Poway OnStage Presents Piano Virtuoso Jeremy Denk

| January 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
Poway OnStage Presents Piano Virtuoso Jeremy Denk

  Poway OnStage is elated to participate as a featured stop in  the Upright & Grand Piano Festival presented by The San Diego Symphony on Friday, January 15, 2016 at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts (15498 Espola Rd Poway, California).  The evening will include a presentation of Liszt’s “Black Gondola,” Shostakovich’s “Symphony No. 1,” and Beethoven’s “Piano Concerto No. 5: […]

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Mary Alice Meets an Angel

| January 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unaware.” – • Hebrews 13:2 (RSV) Mary Alice Williams, news anchor for New Jersey Television (NJTV) and co-founder of CNN, was known to me professionally but unknown personally. On the day former Senator Eugene McCarthy’s life was remembered and celebrated in […]

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Protect Your Property Values and Support Historic Districts

| December 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
Protect Your Property Values and Support Historic Districts

Deborah B. Pettry, Ph.D. On November 9, 2015, scary posters showed up on telephone poles throughout our community. “Protect Your Property Values!” they announced. “Research has shown that over time, the restrictions of being in an historic district hurt property values for most property owners.” This was the day before the Mission Hills Town Council […]

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Lions Tigers & Bears Rescues Six Exotic Animals

| December 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
Lions Tigers & Bears Rescues Six Exotic Animals

Animals are safely en route to find refuge at sanctuaries Bobbi Brink, founder and director of Lions Tigers & Bears (LTB), an accredited big cat, bear and exotic animal rescue sanctuary, in San Diego. California, and her team are making a 5,000 mile round trip journey to rescue and provide transport to six exotic animals, including […]

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What Now? Good News!

| December 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

I’m a little challenged this month, having been determined to report some good news and raise a few laughs, but it just ain’t easy. Dreadful Donald has scooped up most of the available ink and air; seeking safety, seeking grounding, migrants rush desperately from country to country – and now, as I write, their plight […]

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“Boots on the Ground”

| December 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich Come you masters of war. You that build all the guns. You that build the death planes. You that hide behind walls. You that hide behind desks. I just want you to know I can see through your masks.   Bob Dylan A couple of years back I spoke at a dinner of […]

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The Promise and Pitfalls of Genetic Testing

| October 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

There seems to be an ever-expanding number of companies looking to help you understand your genes. Some of my family have had their genes tested to try to find out “where they come from” and learned they’re part Sicilian, part Arab and part Viking. You could learn what health risks might lie waiting for you […]

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Swimming Upstream Takes Courage

| October 31, 2015 | 0 Comments
Swimming Upstream Takes Courage

A good friend of mine recently reminded me that as Americans we have been given privileges and rights, and therefore, we also have a responsibility to protect them. He also reminded me that “swimming upstream takes courage.” He is so right. Five years ago, I was one of hundreds of San Diegans fighting to prevent […]

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Called to Serve

| October 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

“We should take very seriously what the dreadful past can tell us about our blindness and predilections. The haunting fact is we are morally free. If everyone around us is calling for Barabbas, it is only probable, never necessary, that some of us join in. Since we have not yet burned the taper of earthly […]

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