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The Things That Seem & Those That Are

| November 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

by George Mitrovich For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances As though they were reality, and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are. • Nicolo Machiavelli, The 8th Institute This column first appeared in 2005. Since that putative debut I have expressed many opinions about […]

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Taste of Mission Hills Debut’s 10.16.2012

| October 15, 2012 | 0 Comments
Taste of Mission Hills Debut’s 10.16.2012

  Tuesday, October 16, 2012 5-9pm Tickets go on sale Friday Sept, 28th! San Diego, CA- Restaurants in Mission Hills will be featured and host the first annual “Taste of Mission Hills” on Tuesday, October 16th from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Experience an evening in Mission Hills while sampling Tastes from around the globe. Council President […]

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Point Loma High School Kicks Off 2012 Football Season

| October 10, 2012 | 0 Comments
Point Loma High School Kicks Off 2012 Football Season

Dedicates New Turf Field and Weight Room Point Loma High School invited students, parents, staff and community members to kick off its 2012 football season and to celebrate the completion of its new synthetic turf football field and new weight room on Saturday, Sept 1. Board President John Lee Evans, Board Vice President Scott Barnett […]

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What Now? The Sillies, or the Willies

| October 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

I forget to pray for the angels, and the angels forget to pray for us … Item:  I’ve already attempted to diagnose Barney, our Cairn Terrier’s evil obsession with the parking meter scooters – or their drivers? –  but sadly, I continue to fail in this mission. Yet I have stopped fretting about it, even […]

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On the Cusp of Something Great

| October 1, 2012 | 0 Comments
On the Cusp of Something Great

I’ve been there before, many times. I’ve reviewed a number of restaurants there, all with different names. I’ve always enjoyed the amazing views from this location. But the other restaurants have come and gone. Where am I? I am at the top of the Hotel La Jolla, located on La Jolla Shores Drive, one of […]

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AA – Romney, Ryan & Rand – III

| September 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

I am a confessing Christian but understand people have a right to their own faith beliefs – or the absence thereof. My Christian convictions run deep but I do not proselytize. I am a welcoming person and my welcome is inclusive. I take seriously what Jesus said about loving our neighbors and respecting one another. […]

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Which America?

| September 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

 America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and  lose our freedoms; it will be because we destroyed ourselves.   — Abraham Lincoln Mitt Romney has repeatedly said the presidential campaign is between two visions of America. As a candidate for president, Mr. Romney has frequently been frustratingly ambiguous, but in this […]

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The Smart Choice for Mayor

| June 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

OPINION By Judith Copeland Four people are running for mayor. Each has unique skills, experiences, qualifications and disqualifications. I hear friends and neighbors espouse support for one or the other for odd reasons which have nothing to do with the job of being the mayor. Let’s be clear. Being the mayor is a job. It is primarily […]

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Timken Museum of Art Hosts Series of Small Displays of Art

| April 30, 2012 | 1 Comment
Timken Museum of Art Hosts Series of Small Displays of Art

Object Lessons: Francisco de Goya’s Self Portrait with Dr. Arriet The second in the series of major loans to the Timken Museum of Art comes from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.  Francisco de Goya’s Self-Portrait with Dr. Arrieta, from 1820 and one of the artist’s masterpieces, will be on display at the Timken beginning May […]

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Between the Lines: Reading Contemporary Americana

| February 1, 2012 | 1 Comment

I recently read two of last year’s highly praised novels. “The Marriage Plot” by Jeffrey Eugenides is his long-awaited follow-up to the award-winning “Middlesex.” “The Art of Fielding” is Chad Harbach’s first novel, and he hit the jackpot—it was selected as one of the New York Times’ five best works of fiction for 2011. Both […]

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