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Father Joe’s Villages Unfurls Banner Atop San Diego’s Soon-To-Be Newest and Largest Affordable Housing Building

Father Joe’s Villages Unfurls Banner Atop San Diego’s Soon-To-Be Newest and Largest Affordable Housing Building

This past April, local nonprofit leaders and homeless advocates in downtown San Diego wore face masks and climbed to the roof of the Father Joe’s Villages Paul Mirabile Center to watch as the local nonprofit unfurls a 40-foot “Hope Lives Here” banner from the top the organization’s latest affordable housing community, Saint Teresa of Calcutta […]

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Home Start to Host Virtual “Blue Ribbon” Event

Home Start to Host Virtual “Blue Ribbon” Event

Home Start, a nonprofit organization dedicated to child abuse prevention and providing evidence-based family strengthening services, will host its annual “Blue Ribbon” event virtually this year. The event is titled “Blue Ribbon Broadcast for Bright Futures – It’s a Family Affair” and will be held via Zoom from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, May 8.  The theme for this year […]

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Plant It Forward Goes Virtual to Celebrate New Volunteer Garden Stewards Corps and Kate Sessions

Plant It Forward Goes Virtual to Celebrate New Volunteer Garden Stewards Corps and Kate Sessions

The Balboa Park Conservancy invites everyone to dig in for a hands-on virtual Plant It Forward event, celebrating the launch of the Garden Stewards volunteer initiative and the legacy of Kate Sessions. From May 1 to 8, 2021, the Conservancy is partnering with SDG&E to present a family-friendly series on climate-friendly garden stewardship to help budding gardeners of all ages […]

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California Protons Treats 3,000th Patient with Proton Therapy

California Protons Treats 3,000th Patient with Proton Therapy

California Protons Cancer Therapy Center recently announced the treatment of its 3,000th patient with proton therapy since the Center opened in 2014. The Center, located at 9730 Summers Ridge Road in San Diego, has been in operation for six years, with California Protons operating it since December 2017.   Proton therapy is a form of radiation treatment that is less […]

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Lifestyle

Kick Start Your Summer Body Now!

You may think this is funny given it is resolution time for most, as we enter this time of year. Rather than talk about your resolutions, I would rather focus you in now, on what your body will look like this summer.  If you start chipping now, by the time it is here you will […]

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Remembering Presidio Hills

Every once in a while something happens in our lives that we can call a “teaching moment.”  That happened to me recently with a new neighbor.  During this occurrence, I took the time to reflect on the past, and to re-experience living in the Presidio Hills neighborhood for 36 years. Where did the time go, […]

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The No Excuse Zone

We’ve all heard of “time zones,” “slow speed zones,” “construction zones,” “no fly zones,” “school zones” and the like. Now let’s introduce ourselves to the “no excuse zone.” As you embark on a new month and a new quarter, you have an important choice to make. Are you going to jump on the train to […]

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50 Years Ago in Mission Hills

I woke up this morning and realized that fifty years ago I was frantically looking for a place to live.  My husband heard an ad on the radio.  A company had just hired a large number of employees who needed to buy homes.  As a lark, he listed our house for sale and were immediately […]

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Entertainment

GI Film Festival San Diego Announces Virtual 2021 Season

GI Film Festival San Diego Announces Virtual 2021 Season

Organizers of the GI Film Festival San Diego are thrilled to announce its diverse film lineup for their annual festival happening Tuesday, May 18 through Sunday, May 23. For the first time ever, the multi-day military-themed event is streamed online. Established in 2006 and brought to San Diego in 2015, the festival solely presents films […]

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Adam Graves:  Some History on Balboa Park and its Trees. Part 1

Adam Graves: Some History on Balboa Park and its Trees. Part 1

In February, Adam Graves, director of the Horticulture Department of the San Diego Zoo and previous manager of the browse program and of the zoo’s team of arborists over the past five years, was our featured speaker.  Graves received his B.S. in Biology at UCSD and his master’s at Miami University.  He also volunteered at […]

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Blue Garage Gallery Joins the Mission Hills Scenery

Blue Garage Gallery Joins the Mission Hills Scenery

And then came the Pandemic. A year ago Kirby Kendrick’s gallery in Santa Fe and in San Diego closed temporarily, due of course, to the pandemic. She thought, “Where, oh where can I show my paintings now?” That’s when she decided that her garage door in Mission Hills would be perfect. It’s on a on […]

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Seafaring Event with 45-Minute Historic Bay Cruise and Naval History

Seafaring Event with 45-Minute Historic Bay Cruise and Naval History

Maritime Museum of San Diego, remains open weekends only, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Maritime Museum of San Diego’s outdoor experience includes a walking tour of the upper decks of the historic fleet, including the world’s oldest active sailing ship, Star of India, H.M.S Surprise, the revolutionary war navy frigate replica of the H.M.S. Rose, also […]

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Animal News

Burrowing Owls Find Home in the Grasslands of Ramona

Burrowing Owls Find Home in the Grasslands of Ramona

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance team members gathered with Ramona residents and representatives of natural resource agencies to welcome some new neighbors to the Ramona grasslands: 24 western burrowing owls. The ground-dwelling raptors, which hatched at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, were reintroduced to a swath of suitable habitat preserved as part of the […]

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Suzy’s Zoo Began Right Here in San Diego

Suzy’s Zoo Began Right Here in San Diego

As a little girl, Suzy Spafford discovered new worlds and joyful ventures right at the end of her watercolor brush and pastel markers.  At five-years of age she would spend hours merging shapes and colors and creating happy images.  The summer after high school graduation, one of her favorite places became the huge art mart […]

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Creating a More Compassionate World for Community Cats

Creating a More Compassionate World for Community Cats

By Gary Weitzman, DVM, president and CEO, San Diego Humane Society In a report published in the San Diego Union Tribune on December 20, 2020 titled “San Diego Humane Society urged to stop releasing adoptable cats back onto streets,” reporter Morgan Cook noted that some animal advocates disagree about the best care for community cats. The […]

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San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park Reopened

San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park Reopened

In keeping with the latest guidance set forth from the Governor’s Office, the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park reopened to the public, ending an almost two-month-long closure that began December 7, 2020. Guests will have the opportunity to once again experience amazing wildlife with their families, stroll among diverse habitats […]

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Education

Cabrillo National Monument Celebrates National Park Week With Junior Ranger Day and Plein Air Artists in the Park

Cabrillo National Monument Celebrates National Park Week With Junior Ranger Day and Plein Air Artists in the Park

Cabrillo National Monument celebrated National Park Week with a Junior Ranger Day event on Saturday, April 17, and is holding a plein air painting by local artists through Monday, May 10.  Families were invited to pick up free copies of the park’s new Junior Ranger booklets from the Visitor Center and complete the activities as […]

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Medicare Advantage has a (VERY) dark side

If you’ve been stuck at home watching TV for the past 12 months, you’ve almost certainly seen at least one ad in which Joe Namath, the former NFL star, is promising all kinds of perks if you sign up for Medicare Advantage instead of ‘regular’ Medicare. It sounds like a great deal, and in some […]

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St. Vincent de Paul School Presents a Virtual Venetian Masquerade

St. Vincent de Paul School Presents a Virtual Venetian Masquerade

Your attendance is requested. Grab your mask and join us for an unforgettable night of intrigue, dining, wine tasting, music, and much more at St. Vincent de Paul School’s Virtual Venetian Masquerade Big Bash. The annual fundraiser will take place on Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. It is the school’s largest […]

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37th California Young Playwrights Contest Is Accepting Entrants

37th California Young Playwrights Contest Is Accepting Entrants

Last year’s California Young Playwrights Contest writers were able to celebrate in person. However, this year’s Plays by Young Writers Festival was well received – even in its digital format – by the public and students alike. One educator summed it up by saying, “My students were introduced to a new opportunity. I have several writers in my […]

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Videos

Networking in Covid-19 w/ Steven David Elliot – DavidKamatoy.com Show 2020.10 #PresidioSentinel

Networking in Covid-19 w/ Steven David Elliot – DavidKamatoy.com Show 2020.10 #PresidioSentinel

Multi-creative entrepreneur and television host and producer David Kamatoy has released his latest video from The DavidKamatoy.com Show on networking in the era of Covid 19 with author and entrepreneur Steven David Elliot. In the segment, “Networking in Covid-19 with Steven David Elliot,” the two discuss the creation of Elliot’s networking program, Rockstar Connect, and […]

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How to Google Yourself Properly – KZTC7 DavidKamatoy.com Show

How to Google Yourself Properly – KZTC7 DavidKamatoy.com Show

(San Diego, CA) David Kamatoy, multi-creative entrepreneur and television producer has released his latest video, “How to Google Yourself Properly.” In this video, a segment from the new DavidKamatoy.com Show, he provides tips and suggestions to make searching for your own name on the internet powerful and effective. “People Google, or search, themselves on the […]

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Soul Swapmeet Brings Black Entrepreneurs Together to Showcase Talents

Soul Swapmeet Brings Black Entrepreneurs Together to Showcase Talents

San Diego Soul SwapmeetSaturday November 21, 2020 10a.m.-3p.m. Encore Event Center8253 Ronson RoadSan Diego, CA 92111 Nearly four-dozen Black entrepreneurs gathered to share their goods and services at the Soul Swapmeet held on Saturday, September 19, at the Encore Events Center in Kearny Mesa. The businesses and organizations on hand ran the gamut from art […]

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Little Italy Al Fresco draws thousands to downtown San Diego

Little Italy Al Fresco draws thousands to downtown San Diego

(San Diego, CA) After seemingly innumerable weeks of staying at home to flatten the curve of the Covid-19 pandemic, hundreds of San Diego residents flocked downtown to enjoy the first ever Little Italy Al Fresco event on Saturday, June 13.

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How to attend SDCC 2020 #ComicConatHome

How to attend SDCC 2020 #ComicConatHome

| July 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Full daily schedules can be accessed through the Comic-Con@Home webpage at www.comic-con.org/cci/2020/athome.

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Just in Time for Foster Youth to Host Series of EMpower Parties

Just in Time for Foster Youth to Host Series of EMpower Parties

| May 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

Just in Time for Foster Youth (JIT), a nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging a caring community to help transition age foster youth achieve self-sufficiency and well-being, will be hosting a series of EMpower parties through the end of May for its dedicated community of supporters. In order to meet County regulations while also meeting the […]

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Eradicating pandemics one signature at a time – the Recall Reopening

Eradicating pandemics one signature at a time – the Recall Reopening

| May 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

By Sen. Scott Wilk If there’s one thing that’s consistent with Gov. Gavin Newsom during the pandemic, it’s inconsistency. Constantly moving goalposts have caused more economic harm in California than anywhere else in the country. While our unemployment rate hovers at around nine percent, one of the highest, more than 19,000 businesses have closed their […]

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17th Annual San Diego Giving Back Raffle Guarantees Winners

17th Annual San Diego Giving Back Raffle Guarantees Winners

| May 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

As San Diego home prices continue their meteoric rise, the 17th Annual San Diego Giving Back Raffle benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities® of San Diego is providing participants the possibility of winning a multimillion-dollar Encinitas home or thousands of other prizes. Once again guaranteeing every participant walks away a winner, the Giving Back Raffle is awarding more […]

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Friends of Balboa Park Receives $1 Million Donation

Friends of Balboa Park Receives $1 Million Donation

| May 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

Friends of Balboa Park has received a landmark donation from longtime benefactor and local philanthropist Dorothea Laub toward the historic Balboa Park Carousel. This gift brings her aggregate support of the Carousel to $1 million, one of the largest sums contributed to the organization since it was established in 1999. “For an organization our size to […]

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Cygnet Theatre

| April 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

Cygnet Theatre invites patrons to “Dixie’s Happy Hour,” a new comedy show written by Kris Anderson. This hilarious new streaming play will be available to enjoy from Wednesday, April 7 through Sunday, April 18. On the heels of the international smash hit “Dixie’s Tupperware Party,” which has become one of the longest-running off-Broadway tours in history, and the inspiring “Dixie’s: Never […]

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Kids Fashion Week Network So-Cal is Making Progress

Kids Fashion Week Network So-Cal is Making Progress

| April 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Kids Are Back…and they are going to be stronger then ever. The kids around us have been hit hard this past year, and our hearts go out to all the parent’s homeschooling them. They have been subjected to screen learning and very little in person socialization. And though it has impacted all the sports, […]

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