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50 Years Ago in Mission Hills

| March 6, 2021 | 0 Comments

I woke up this morning and realized that fifty years ago I was frantically looking for a place to live.  My husband heard an ad on the radio.  A company had just hired a large number of employees who needed to buy homes.  As a lark, he listed our house for sale and were immediately […]

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Love Yourself

| February 7, 2021 | 0 Comments

If you’re familiar with the phrase “you can’t pour from an empty cup” then you understand the reasoning behind caring for yourself first. You have to be whole to be helpful. These days, people are busier than ever, and when you have a spouse, relatives, coworkers, friends and children in the mix, your responsibilities to […]

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Court Ruling Declares Newsom Violates Constitutional Power

| November 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) released the following statement after a California Superior Court Judge issued a tentative ruling declaring Governor Newsom has violated the Constitution. The ruling is in response to a lawsuit filed by Republican lawmakers Kevin Kiley and James Gallagher, which challenged Governor Newsom’s “one-man rule” and abuse of power. The ruling […]

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Super Bloom 2019 Wildflower Tour with Jim Bishop

| August 7, 2020 | 0 Comments
Super Bloom 2019 Wildflower Tour with Jim Bishop

In June the Mission Hills Garden Club met via Zoom.  Jim Bishop, engineer by education, landscaper by choice, and president of many important garden and horticultural groups, showed his magnificent slides from some of the 25 trips he and his partner Scott Borden took to see the spectacular display of wildflowers in San Diego County […]

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Gaslamp Quarter celebrates Padres’ home opener during “thoroughFARE”

| July 25, 2020 | 0 Comments
Gaslamp Quarter celebrates Padres’ home opener during “thoroughFARE”

(San Diego, CA) Although it comes nearly four months late, the San Diego Padres took on the Arizona Diamondbacks in an empty Petco Park for their home opener on Friday night, July 24. To celebrate the return of America’s Pastime, the Gaslamp District invited several chalk artists to create Padres-themed artwork along Fifth Avenue as […]

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Little Italy Al Fresco draws thousands to downtown San Diego

| June 19, 2020 | 0 Comments
Little Italy Al Fresco draws thousands to downtown San Diego

(San Diego, CA) After seemingly innumerable weeks of staying at home to flatten the curve of the Covid-19 pandemic, hundreds of San Diego residents flocked downtown to enjoy the first ever Little Italy Al Fresco event on Saturday, June 13.

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Fashion Week San Diego Designers Mask Donation Efforts

| May 11, 2020 | 0 Comments
Fashion Week San Diego Designers Mask Donation Efforts

By Gwendolyn Bates As the new director of Fashion Week San Diego (FWSD), it’s been a historic and eventful five months as the world is facing a pandemic like never before with the ever-fluid situation of Covid19. Within the FWSD organization, we are doing our part in increasing innovation, pivoting to create new initiatives, and […]

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Father Joe’s Villages to Kick Off Project Creating 82 New Affordable Housing Units

| January 5, 2020 | 0 Comments
Father Joe’s Villages to Kick Off Project Creating 82 New Affordable Housing Units

Father Joe’s Villages will host a ceremony from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 7 at 1010 Outer Road, San Diego, CA 92154 to announce its first affordable housing project of 2020, complete with a name dedication for the funders. A 17-foot-tall banner will unravel from the top balcony of the soon-to-be-converted building to showcase […]

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Be the Kind of Influencer the World Needs in 2020

| January 5, 2020 | 0 Comments
Be the Kind of Influencer the World Needs in 2020

By Karen McGregor Our world is full of so-called “influencers” vying for our attention. You can’t miss them: They create tons of noise and are always in the spotlight. From spiritually bankrupt politicians to super-wealthy tech geniuses to charismatic online personalities who use their influence to sway audiences to buy their favorite (sponsored) products, these […]

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Winter Wonder to Spread Holiday Cheer

| December 1, 2019 | 0 Comments
Winter Wonder to Spread Holiday Cheer

Belmont Park, San Diego’s iconic beachfront amusement park, brings families and friends together for the holiday season with its first annual Winter Wonder holiday spectacular on weekends from December 1 through January 5, 2020. The 94-year-old beachside park will offer a day-and-night experience, featuring a holiday toy drive, 10 to 15-foot-tall holiday-themed sculptures, a free […]

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