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The Art of Propagating Plants

| July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Barb Strona While I am no gardener and don’t have a great deal of success with my garden, I love flowers. In March I attended a workshop on propagation which really caught my fancy. Liz Youngflesh, owner of Vista’s Garden Glories Nursery, propagates the plants she sells. Youngflesh demonstrated various methods of propagating plants. […]

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Lizz Russell: Runway to Red Carpet

| July 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Aubree Lynn, Stylist/Writer/Producer A black and white affair started off the collection. Then elegant sex-appeal took over the runway with jewels by Brandy Kevin Russell that hung with safety pins and beads, which caught the light and shimmered. Chic white shift dresses with wraps and loose flowing ends seemed to float, while colorful trains […]

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Mission Hills Restaurant Owner is Committed to Healthy Food

| July 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Recently I had the honor of going to the home of  Trish Watlington, owner of two Mission Hills restaurants: Red Door and the Wellington that are both located on West Washington Street. She gave me a tour of her garden that has become a source of food for her restaurants. What impressed me is that […]

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“I Am Who I Am!” and Other Communication-Stoppers

| May 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Mrs. Freud Almost certainly you have heard someone you love utter the above exclamation in frustration, maybe it was even you. We all have lines to hold prying people at bay. This is human. We don´t always have the peace of mind at that very moment to open up to be vulnerable, and to […]

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Retirement Plans for Small Businesses

| May 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Many of the requests we get from business owners around this (tax preparation) time of year relate to lowering the tax bill or saving for retirement. Many contribute to retirement plans steadily throughout the year, but several business owners also make last minute contributions to their plans as they figure out their tax liability and […]

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We Eat. We Drink. But – Can We Read?

| May 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Recently, Jose Cruz, the S. D. Council on Literacy’s (SDCOL) CEO was named Civic Leader of the Year at the Latino Awards program presented by U-T San Diego. This honor highlighted Cruz’s efforts to raise literacy rates in the region and reduce unemployment, homelessness, healthcare costs, and crime, among other social woes. On Wednesday, May […]

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A Walk on The Hill

| May 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

I always find that the classes and lectures I attend at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UCSD teach me something I did not know before. Recently I attended a lecture about Bankers Hill given by Dan Soderberg, a San Diego native who has a wealth of knowledge about America’s Finest City. Since I […]

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America’s Greatest Danger

| May 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Philip Seymour Hoffman was a very great actor. He was also a heroin addict. February 2 of this year Mr. Hoffman was found dead on the bathroom floor of his New York apartment. Phillip Seymour Hoffman, winner of the Academy Award for Best Actor in 2005, died with a heroin syringe in his left arm. […]

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When Herbalists Retire

| May 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

  What possibly could have inspired Danielle Cook to volunteer as the event coordinator for the “Healing Waters & Arts Festival” that is taking place in Jacumba Hot Springs this month? It has been a more than a yearlong labor of love, not to mention inspiration, cooperation, frustration and jubilation. She has been the driving […]

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DELI-cious D.Z. Akin’s

| May 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Customers were lined up three deep at the takeout counter at D.Z. Akin’s, waiting to pick up fish, chicken, brisket, matzo and other goodies essential for the upcoming Passover holiday, but no bread. Bread is not part of the Seder celebration. In the adjacent dining room, diners were biting into delicious mile-high pastrami sandwiches, overflowing […]

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