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BiCE — Worldwide Acclaim

| March 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

BiCE! How do you pronounce it? “Beez”? “Beys”? “Bike”? Surprise! The name of this outstanding restaurant is pronounced “bee-chay.” The restaurant is named after its founder, Beatrice Ruggeri, who was nicknamed affectionately “Bice.” She was born on a farm in Italy, the eldest of ten children. As such, she had to work hard to help […]

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Local Ronald McDonald House Receives Gifts from UnitedHealthcare

| March 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
Local Ronald McDonald House Receives Gifts from UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare donated Valentine’s Day-themed gifts to families at Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego this past February. The gifts, in the form of 150 toy bags for kids, were delivered to families and officials of the Ronald McDonald House. In addition to toys, the colorful packages – known as Grins 2 Go bags – […]

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Old Town San Diego Welcomes Trillion Jewels

| March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
Old Town San Diego Welcomes Trillion Jewels

This past February I was informed of a new business that had moved in to Old Town San Diego, a short drive from my house. So I reached out to the new tenants and quickly learned of their recent move to San Diego via Ireland. While visiting with Lisa and Neil Ward I quickly learned […]

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Fab Cakes Wins Three Food Network’s Cake Wars

| March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
Fab Cakes Wins Three Food Network’s Cake Wars

This past month I learned of the only bakery to accomplish an impressive honor. Fab Cakes in Mission Hills has the talent, skills, creativity and passion to win three Food Network’s Cake Wars. They are amazing. In 2015, Fab Cakes competed in the D.C. Comics episode and won. In 2016, Fab Cakes competed in the […]

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The Deli Experience — Milton’s Deli

| February 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

There are delis in many parts of San Diego—Italian delis, German delis and just plain old sandwich shops that put “deli” into their names or ads. But, to me, “deli” can refer only to Jewish delis, the kinds where salami is drying in the window, where pickles are brought immediately to the table and where, […]

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Casa Guadalajara — New Year’s Beginnings

| January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Citizens of San Diego have a very special relationship with Old Town. It is where the city was founded. In 1769, Father Junipero Serra established the first of 21 missions that he established up and down the state. Fifty years later, a small village developed that grew into a town. In 1846, the American flag […]

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Wishing You Health and Prosperity in 2017

| January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

by Krista Lombardi, President, Mission Hills BID Lombardi Team at Scott & Quinn Real Estate In Italy, it’s customary to eat cotechino con lenticchie or sausages and green lentils, just after midnight on New Year’s Day. Pigs symbolize progress. Legumes including beans, black eyed peas, and lentils are symbolic of money and are consumed with […]

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Clearing Out Your Old 401(k)

| January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

When changing jobs or retiring, one important decision you will face is whether to roll over your employer’s retirement plan (401k, 403b, pension, SIMPLE or SEP IRA, etc.) to an IRA. Before you leave your employer, there are a couple of things you need to be aware of. Below are some questions to ask, and […]

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Salad Subscription Service Delivers Healthy Meals

| January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
Salad Subscription Service Delivers Healthy Meals

Farmer’s Fix, a San Diego salad delivery company, offers weekly subscriptions of delicious and nutritious salads delivered directly to homes or offices. The salads are handmade in small batches every week using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Each salad is $10 and delivered weekly to customers’ doorsteps in reusable insulated bags with icepacks, staying fresh regardless […]

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The Diamond Process:

| January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
The Diamond Process:

How to Fix Your Organization and Effectively Lead People Do you need help moving your organization from chaos to order, or advice to achieve better balance? “The Diamond Process: How to Fix Your Organization and Effectively Lead People” (Greenleaf Book Group; April 17, 2017), is a timely new book that was written to will help […]

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