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San Diego Artist Invites Guests to Contribute to Her Creation

| May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
San Diego Artist Invites Guests to Contribute to Her Creation

Recently I had the opportunity to communicate with a local artist who enjoys creating large format artwork and to make the process “inclusive.” Nan Coffey, a contemporary artist, says she’s not exactly sure what motivated her to begin creating in such a large format, and to invite participation. However, she prefers the large format because […]

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Between the Lines: Zoe means “life” in Greek

| September 6, 2012 | 0 Comments
Between the Lines:  Zoe means “life” in Greek

“Only in America,” is one of the first things Zoe Ghahremani says to me about the success of her first novel, “Sky of Red Poppies,” when we meet at Bread & Cie. Later she qualifies it to “Only in San Diego,” praising the local writing community that encouraged and promoted her efforts. Through a series […]

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Constantly Reinventing Herself

| March 1, 2012 | 0 Comments
Constantly Reinventing Herself

It was a little over six years ago when I first got the opportunity to meet a San Diego based artist who impressed me in several ways. At the time of our meeting, Kirby Jean Kendrick of Mission Hills shared with me that she was a cancer survivor who developed an appreciation for art while […]

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Our Neighbor Eugene

| March 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

This past month an icon from our Mission Hills community was getting ready to celebrate his 100th birthday. Unfortunately, Eugene Price didn’t make it to the February 10, 2012 celebratory date. I was informed us his birthday and passing by neighbors who reminded me that the Mission Hills News, which preceded the Presidio Sentinel, had […]

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New York High Line

| February 1, 2012 | 1 Comment
New York High Line

by Carl Strona This month your usual reporter is taking a much-deserved break, and I, her husband Carl, am subbing this month.  As a result of a short vacation to celebrate New Year’s Eve with a group of friends, this month’s topic is The High Line Park in New York City. Since the column is […]

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Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone at Sycuan’s Live & Up Close

| August 2, 2011 | 0 Comments
Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone at Sycuan’s Live & Up Close

At the tender age of 15, when most young English lads were in school, Peter Noone achieved international fame as the lead singer and front man of the legendary 1960’s pop band “Herman’s Hermits.” In what proved to be an enjoyable exchange with the iconic singer, Noone echoed Frank Sinatra, who once said to his son, […]

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