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San Museum of Art’s 2018 Event Highlights Culture and Cocktails

| January 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
San Museum of Art’s 2018 Event Highlights Culture and Cocktails

The San Diego Museum of Art’s Culture & Cocktails, returns Thursday, January 25 and it’s shaping up to be quite the fiesta. The theme will be tied to the Museum’s popular fall exhibition Modern Masters from Latin America and the interactive exhibition Frida and Me. In addition to signature cocktails, viewing artwork and dancing to […]

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Uptown Planners Address City Issues

| January 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Uptown Planners Address City Issues

DecoBike Station and Homeless One of Many Concerns At the November meeting of Uptown Planners, representatives from the city said they were listening to the comments and feedback from the Uptown community regarding the placement of the proposed DecoBike stations. Yet, according to representatives from the Uptown Planners, even after strong community opposition to the […]

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Save Our Heritage Organization Files Lawsuit on Controversial Project

| January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
Save Our Heritage Organization Files Lawsuit on Controversial Project

This past December 2016, Save Our Heritage Organisation filed a lawsuit in Superior Court to stop the controversial Balboa Park Plaza de Panama Project citing violations of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The $79 million construction of a massive bypass bridge, roads and paid-parking garage would irreparably damage the historic park, an internationally renowned […]

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Art Glass Guild Presents its Annual Fall Show

| October 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
Art Glass Guild Presents its Annual Fall Show

The Art Glass Guild presents its 2015 Fall Patio Show and Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, October 10 and 11 at 1770 Village Place, Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park. This show is free to the public and the largest Art Glass show in Southern California which is focused […]

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2015 Patrons of the Prado’s Masterpiece Gala

| June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
2015 Patrons of the Prado’s Masterpiece Gala

Patrons of the Prado’s Masterpiece Gala, in celebration of Balboa Park’s 100-year anniversary of the Panama-California International Exposition will take place on Saturday, July 18, 2015, at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion. This will be the organization’s largest fundraiser to date, with an ambitious goal to raise significant financial support for the programs and initiatives of […]

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PART 2: Balboa Park and the Panama Canal Exposition Then and Now

| June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
PART 2: Balboa Park and the Panama Canal Exposition Then and Now

Nancy Carol Carter’s February talk gave many fascinating details about the Exposition of 100 years ago. The United States planned this exposition to celebrate the opening of the Panama Canal. The canal would allow boats to travel between the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans. The United States had money to donate to the host city. […]

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Welcome to the 17th Annual Mission Hills Garden Club Garden Walk

| May 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Welcome to the 17th Annual Mission Hills Garden Club Garden Walk

By Maureen Tess-Fieberg and Antoinette Embry, Co-Chairs, 2015 Mission Hills Garden Walk “Inspiration and Influence 1915-2015….Celebrating the Horticultural Heritage of Mission Hills” is this year’s Garden Walk theme. All year long, America’s Finest City is celebrating the centennial anniversary of San Diego’s Panama-California Exposition and honoring the event that helped to shape San Diego in […]

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Balboa Park and the Panama Canal Exposition Then and Now (PART 1)

| May 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Balboa Park and the Panama Canal Exposition   Then and Now  (PART 1)

In February Nancy Carol Carter entertained the Mission Hills Garden Club with a colorful and fascinating talk about “Growing Balboa Park.” Carter is well qualified. She is a horticultural historian who publishes and speaks on topics including the development of Balboa Park, San Diego gardens, the olive industry and the contributions of Kate O. Sessions […]

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Horticultural Heritage

| March 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Horticultural Heritage

You can tell that spring is happening this month by the sheer number of garden events around town. It is hard for a plant enthusiast to choose what goes on the calendar when there is so much going on. This phenomenon is due in large part to Kate Sessions and her setting the tone for […]

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Kids and Climbs and Happy Hour Too

| February 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

February is supposed to be a slow month. The holidays are long past and summer is far away, but our temperate climate lets us forget we are in the throes of winter. So this might be a good time to share my recent discoveries with all of you readers. If you have not had the […]

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