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Songa Designs International Collaborates with Mrembo Africa

| July 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
Songa Designs International Collaborates with Mrembo Africa

Artisan groups from Kenya and Rwanda work together to empower women Songa Designs International, a socially conscious accessories and lifestyle brand, recently announced its collaboration with Mrembo Africa to promote its 2017 summer collection of sarongs that empower underprivileged women around the world. Hand-dyed by skilled Kenyan artisans over the course of two hours, each […]

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Happy 4th of July Mission Hills!

| July 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
Happy 4th of July Mission Hills!

by Krista Lombardi, Lombardi Team at Scott and Quinn Real Estate We thank Patty Ducey-Brooks for the generosity of space and the ongoing opportunity to share our business voice through the Presidio Sentinel. This month marks the Mission Hills Business Improvement District (BID) monthly column’s third year in this newspaper. Congratulations to John Bertsch and […]

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Dinner and a Movie

| July 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Concept Two Seven Eight Have you ever dreamed of opening and owning a restaurant? So many people, especially men with outgoing personalities and even the slightest culinary background, often fantasize about the thrill of commanding a kitchen and with greeting old friends and customers as they enjoy the food and ambiance of one’s establishment. But […]

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San Diego Rescue Mission Holds Retirement Event for President and CEO

| June 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
San Diego Rescue Mission Holds Retirement Event for President and CEO

The San Diego Rescue Mission will hold a retirement celebration for long-time president and CEO, Herb Johnson. The “Blues” event will take place from 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the San Diego Natural History Museum in Balboa Park. The black-tie optional evening includes a rooftop reception, dinner, silent auction and live […]

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Five Simple Steps to Reduce Your Debt

| June 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

According to the Federal Reserve, total consumer debt (mortgage, credit card, auto and other) totals $12.7 trillion, or roughly 99 percent of disposable personal income. Of this, revolving debt is just shy of $1 trillion, most of which is credit card debt. One more stat: for households that carry a balance on their credit cards, […]

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Embraceable Summer

| June 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

by Krista Lombardi, president, Mission Hills BID | Realtor, Lombardi Team at Scott and Quinn Real Estate A very special tradition in Italy is the preparation of nocino liqueur from unripe walnuts and eating snails in celebration of the Summer Solstice and the night of St. John, on June 24. Bonfires are lit and music, […]

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It’s Hollywood – Dining At Final Cut

| June 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
It’s Hollywood – Dining At Final Cut

If you haven’t seen the television and print ads for Hollywood Casino, you’ve been living under a rock. It is the newest casino in San Diego County, joining a relatively large number of operations that include familiar names such as Barona, Viejas and Pala. Hollywood Casino opened in October 2016 and, as the new kid […]

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You Won’t Get Carded At The Red Card Cafe

| May 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Paris is known as the “City of Lights.” To romantics, it is the “city of love.” To foodies, it is the “city of great cuisine.” It is, after all, the city that originated cordon bleu. Even the smallest bistro on the left bank of the city seems to embed extra flavor in even its simplest […]

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Honoring Our Heroes

| May 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Honoring Our Heroes

by Krista Lombardi, President, Mission Hills BID The weather is sumptuous enough to wear as we begin the month of May in celebration of La Festa del Lavoro; a time to catch up with friends and family, eat, socialize, dance, and, of course, rest. La Festa del Lavoro is celebrated throughout Italy on May first. […]

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Special Delivery Receives Grant to Feed Homeless and Those in Need

| May 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Special Delivery Receives Grant to Feed Homeless and Those in Need

Special Delivery, a non-profit organization serving the nutritional needs of disadvantaged San Diegans, has received a grant from the County Employees’ Charitable Organization (CECO) to purchase nutritional foods stocked in its food pantry serving over 5,500 people annually, announced Ruth Henricks, founder and executive director, “We are thrilled to receive this very generous award from […]

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