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The Front Porch is Now Luxury Farms

| February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
The Front Porch is Now Luxury Farms

New Name Reflects Brand Enhancements The Front Porch in Mission Hills and Coronado, California recently went through a name change to reflect enhancements to the business. According to Melissa Scott Clark, one of the owners, this is in response to a growing product range and expanding brand; The Front Porch is now Luxury Farms. Luxury […]

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A Very Rough Start

| February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Over the past few weeks, we have received a stark reminder that investing in the stock market involves risk. From March 2009 through 2015, the S&P 500 has gained over 200 percent, with only a couple of significant hiccups along the way. So what has investors so spooked, and what can those of us with […]

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The Crab Catcher

| February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
The Crab Catcher

Thirty Five and Going Strong My grandson’s favorite expression is, “if you snooze, you lose!” I thought of that as I watched the winter San Diego Restaurant Week draw to a close. San Diego Restaurant Week, which takes place twice a year (winter and fall) is both an attraction to tourism and an opportunity for […]

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In 2016: Wishing Health and Prosperity to Everyone!

| January 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Troy Curnett, President, Mission Hills Business Improvement District REALTOR and Broker/Owner of the boutique real estate office, One Mission Realty As the clock struck mid-night following December 31, the world became immersed in celebration. Different parts of the world welcomed the New Year with their individual customs, rituals and traditions. And, around the world, the […]

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Hacienda Hotel Names New General Manager

| January 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
Hacienda Hotel Names New General Manager

Mike Hensley has been named the general manager of Best Western Plus Hacienda Hotel, a 200-room property overlooking the historic district in Old Town San Diego. Hensley is in charge of day-to-day operations, marketing and managing the property fiscally and physically. “My goal for the Hacienda is to create and sustain a culture that gives […]

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Got Milk? Unites Over 20 California Artists for Charity Project

| January 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
Got Milk? Unites Over 20 California Artists for Charity Project

Local artists paint life-size cow sculptures to raise funds for Camp Ronald McDonald California is known for being one of the premier creative capitals of the world. For decades, artists have flocked to California seeking inspiration from the state’s majestic scenery and vibrant culture. Now, the the California Milk Processor Board (CMPB), creator of the iconic got […]

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Barons Market Raises Nearly $32,000 for Local Charities in 2015

| January 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
Barons Market Raises Nearly $32,000 for Local Charities in 2015

Family-owned grocery stores supported 156 causes Step inside any of Southern California’s five Barons Market locations and you will discover much more than groceries. Community news boards splashed with flyers and a plethora of cheerful employees will update you on the store’s latest events, workshops or tastings. This is how the family-owned, all-natural grocery store […]

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What Now?

| January 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hey, I’m History! Here’s how it started: around about the mid-70s, a friend of mine organized an Israeli Festival, to be held in Mission Valley’s Scottish Rite Auditorium. She corralled me: “You know how to write. You do the publicity!” Well, she was right; I was already a writer, a columnist in our local pubs […]

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Mission Hills Resident Earns Prestigious Award

| December 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
Mission Hills Resident Earns Prestigious Award

Gina Champion-Cain, who has had a meteoric rise to the top of the food chain in the hospitality industry, San Diego Visitor Industry, and retail and consumer products categories, was selected as a winner of the 2015 Women Who Mean Business Award, from the San Diego Business Journal. Champion-Cain was awarded the honor at the […]

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Coasterra

| October 31, 2015 | 0 Comments
Coasterra

Views, views and more views Do you remember the Reuben E. Lee? It was a paddle wheeler vessel moored at the far edge of Harbor Island. Actually, it was a large barge onto which a multi-deck facsimile was built like the kinds of ships which cruised the Mississippi that carried travelers, gamblers and women, or, […]

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