Tag: Patty Ducey-Brooks

Mission Hills Restaurant Owner is Committed to Healthy Food

| July 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Mission Hills Restaurant Owner is Committed to Healthy Food

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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Motherly Advice

| May 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

We Need To Look Out For Each Other Due to the fact that the month of May includes a tribute to mothers, it seemed appropriate to use this issue as an opportunity to share some motherly advice. I feel so blessed that I had a mother who was a kind, loving and generous person. She […]

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Concerned for Yourself, a Friend or Family Member?

| March 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
Concerned for Yourself, a Friend or Family Member?

  Yesterday I spoke to a young woman who was willing to share her experiences with an eating disorder. I was introduced to her through representatives of National Eating Disorders Awareness (NEDA) Week, which was this past month. Throughout the country NEDA groups held walks to bring more awareness to this disorder. Because of the […]

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From High Chairs to Bar Chairs

| December 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Dan Thomas Shares Fond Memories As we start a new year, 2014, some of us will be setting our sights for new personal and professional expectations and goals. However, one of my dear friends, Dan Thomas, will be closing a chapter in his life. He’s retiring. Before he retires, he plans to go out with […]

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20th Annual Tradition

| July 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
20th Annual Tradition

A couple of months ago, I spoke about my Dad and Mom, who have both passed away. People who know me and my family understand how important traditions and legacy were to my parents. We used to help organize and volunteer for the annual bazaar of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Denver, Colorado. […]

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Young and Seasoned Entrepreneurs Join Efforts MakerPlace is a Workshop Haven

| August 1, 2012 | 0 Comments
Young and Seasoned Entrepreneurs Join Efforts MakerPlace is a Workshop Haven

Several months ago, I attended the grand opening of MakerPlace, located at 1022 W. Morena Boulevard in the Linda Vista area. I thought I’d seen everything while attending this event. I was wrong. This past week I took a tour of the facility that has opened my eyes to what’s really happening at MakerPlace. Now […]

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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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The Jewel of the City Awaits a Decision

| March 1, 2012 | 2 Comments
The Jewel of the City Awaits a Decision

Friends of Balboa Park reviewing options by Patty Ducey-Brooks Back in the July issue of the Presidio Sentinel, we introduced the proposed restoration of Plaza de Panama in Balboa Park with a pedestrian friendly environment.  The initial plan was to “polish” the jewel of San Diego for the 2015 Centennial of the Pacific-Panama Exposition. In […]

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Harsh School Discipline Challenged

| October 31, 2011 | 0 Comments
Harsh School Discipline Challenged

Common Sense Approach Proposed The California Endowment announced events in support of the National Week of Action on school discipline, which occurred this past October, to shine a spotlight on the alarming overuse of suspension, expulsion and other harsh punishments in California schools. In the 2010-11 academic year, California schools issued more than 720,000 suspensions […]

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Rare Bird Consignment House Opens in Mission Hills

| October 29, 2011 | 1 Comment
Rare Bird Consignment House Opens in Mission Hills

It’s so rewarding to get to know people who learn from life’s upsets and take on more challenges. Such is the case for Kelly Kraus of Mission Hills, who is willing to share the hardships she’s experienced, and the opportunities that have come her way. She has vision and good taste. Kraus says that she […]

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