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Maritime Museum of San Diego Holds Tall Ship Sailor Training

Maritime Museum of San Diego Holds Tall Ship Sailor Training

Maritime Museum of San Diego is offering the first stage of 2022 curriculum to train individuals 18 years of age and older how to sail and maintain tall ships.  Vessel training includes learning the skills to sail the 19th century Star of India, the world’s oldest active sailing tall ship, plus the official tall ship for the state Californian and […]

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19TH Annual Gator by the Bay Festival Returns in 2022

19TH Annual Gator by the Bay Festival Returns in 2022

Tickets are now on sale for the 19th annual Gator by the Bay Festival, Southern California’s largest Louisiana-themed music, food, and dance festival, with hundreds of live performances and lots of crawfish.  It returns to Spanish Landing Park, Thursday, May 5 through Sunday, May 8, 2022. Tickets are now available for purchase at the early […]

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8th Annual Swing with Santa Golf Tournament

8th Annual Swing with Santa Golf Tournament

St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center (SMSC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and empowering individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to realize their full potential, held its 8th Annual “Swing with Santa” Golf Tournament in memory of Don Parent this past year. This year’s event successfully raised over $27,000.  Golfers joined SMSC at the Singing Hills Golf Resort Pine […]

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UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of California Expands Access

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of California Expands Access

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of California recently announced a $1.5 million investment in community-based programs aimed to reduce health disparities and improve health equity in San Diego. The funding will support initiatives from 17 San Diego organizations, including community- and faith-based organizations, educational institutions, federally qualified health centers and nonprofits, to address specific health needs of […]

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Lifestyle

Planning is the Key to Goal Achievement

I recently had the pleasure of joining my clients for the christening of their new boat. It was one of those rare experiences when you can share the moment as a lifelong dream comes true. This dream was a long time coming and was the result of a lot of hard work and planning. One […]

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Over 50 and a Lifelong Learner?

Over 50 and a Lifelong Learner?

Looking for stimulating lectures? Then the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC San Diego is something you should check out. The highly acclaimed Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC San Diego is a membership program for adults over the age of 50 who are interested in pursuing intellectual interests with peers and enriching their lives through lifelong […]

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Propagation of Bougainvillea

Propagation of Bougainvillea

Some of you know that October is my birthday month. And, since we didn’t meet over the summer season, I decided to use this article to chat about what is currently of importance to me. In the late 1960s, San Diego State had climbing bougainvillea cascading down a hill to the parking lot just off […]

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Privacy in Today’s Social Media World

At Blankinship & Foster, we spend a LOT of time thinking about security and privacy to protect our clients’ hard-earned assets. So, when I set up a Venmo account recently to pay a buddy of mine for some football tickets, I was horrified by the amount of information available publicly. As I was setting up […]

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Entertainment

2022 Sundance Film Festival Is Coming to San Diego

2022 Sundance Film Festival Is Coming to San Diego

Media Arts Center San Diego’s Digital Gym Cinema and the Sundance FIlm Festival have partnered to bring selections from the 2022 Sundance Film Festival to San Diego, California as part of the Festival’s Satellite Screen program running Thursday, January 28 through Sunday, January 30. Local audiences will also be able to participate in the full […]

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Mission Hills Artist Wins Best of Miniatures Award

Mission Hills Artist Wins Best of Miniatures Award

Ann Slater, an artist and resident of Mission Hills, San Diego, California has won the Best of Miniatures award in the highly competitive December Members Show “Frozen in Place” on display in the San Diego Watercolor Society (SDWS) gallery at 2825 Dewey Road in Liberty Station, San Diego. Slater’s painting entitled “Madame Secretary” was selected […]

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Mission Hills: Abundantly Ours

Happy New Year and best wishes for 2022 By Dixie Hall, President Mission Hills BID and DixiePops Owner I am excited for the start of a brand-new year. It’s a clean slate and all things are possible, and spring will be here before we know it.  I have been re-elected president of the Mission Hills […]

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A Look at the Old Year and Its Blessings

A Look at the Old Year and Its Blessings

2021 was certainly much better than 2020.  First, it allowed us a bit of a respite from the isolation of 2020, especially for those of us who got vaccinated.  I, for one, was thrilled.  On the date that my vaccinations were deemed effective, I had a cleaning crew clean my entire house!  I never expected […]

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Animal News

A Three-Week-Old Giraffe Calf Gets a Name at the San Diego Zoo

A Three-Week-Old Giraffe Calf Gets a Name at the San Diego Zoo

Just in time for the New Year, a newborn giraffe calf at the San Diego Zoo has received the perfect gift—a name. The three-week-old female calf will be called Mawe (pronounced “maw way”), meaning stone in Swahili. She was born to first-time mom Saba; and at birth, she weighed a little under 150 pounds and stood approximately 5 feet, 10 inches tall. Mawe has […]

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Newest Destination at the San Diego Zoo Entering Final Phases

Newest Destination at the San Diego Zoo Entering Final Phases

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance (SDZWA) is expanding its mission to help all life thrive by cultivating some of its most important allies—the next generation. Opening in February 2022, the 3.2-acre Denny Sanford Wildlife Explorers Basecamp at the San Diego Zoo will be a place where guests and their families can enjoy an exciting experience […]

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Jungle Bells at the San Diego Zoo Offers Festive Fun for the Entire Family

Jungle Bells at the San Diego Zoo Offers Festive Fun for the Entire Family

‘Tis the season for holiday fun, and Jungle Bells at the San Diego Zoo proudly supported by California Coast Credit Union offers memory-making holiday experiences for the entire family. Scheduled events will treat guests to views of amazing wildlife, twinkling lights, entertaining live performances, holiday music and more. Visitors to Jungle Bells won’t want to […]

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The Pleasures of Age

The Pleasures of Age

For the past few years it seems that I devote one annual column to age.  Before this goes to press, I will turn 81.  I can honestly say that so far, this seems to be the best year of my life.  First, I survived the COVID isolation; in fact, I turned it into a huge […]

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Education

Teen Writers’ Plays Will Come Alive in Playwrights’ Project’s 37th Season

Teen Writers’ Plays Will Come Alive in Playwrights’ Project’s 37th Season

Playwrights’ Project will present its 37th annual Plays by Young Writers’ Festival showcasing new scripts written by youth across California. This year’s Festival will be presented with filmed performances offered virtually to the public and an in-person screening of the filmed performance at 7 p.m., January 22 at the Museum of Photographic Arts to celebrate the young playwrights.  […]

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Home Start Exceeds Fundraising Expectations at 14th Annual Fall Festival

Home Start Exceeds Fundraising Expectations at 14th Annual Fall Festival

Home Start, Inc., a nonprofit child abuse prevention and treatment agency that has strengthened San Diego’s families and communities since 1972, held its 14th Annual Hallo Wine Festival outdoors on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at the Historic Burnham House. The event raised over $50,000 – making it the most successful year in the event’s history.   Home Start’s Hallo-Wine Fall Festival is held every October in recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. […]

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The New Children’s Museum in San Diego Names New Leader

The New Children’s Museum in San Diego Names New Leader

The New Children’s Museum announced today that Elizabeth Yang-Hellewell will take the post of executive director and CEO on January 3, 2022. Yang-Hellewell is an accomplished museum leader with demonstrated success in strategic development and fundraising. The appointment comes at the conclusion of a nationwide search led by Museum Board President Caroline Perry, working with […]

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The Power of Community Can Support Local Seniors This Holiday Season

The Power of Community Can Support Local Seniors This Holiday Season

By Brent Wakefield, President and CEO, Meals on Wheels San Diego County    The holidays are upon us and the past two years have delivered far less than holiday cheer as seniors have struggled with social isolation, loneliness, and hunger more than ever.   Luckily, local senior nonprofit organizations stepped in. They have done the hard work year-round to keep seniors safe, healthy, and independent. I like to say, they are the boots on the […]

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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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La Maestra Family Clinic, Inc. Receives Top Quality Recognition

La Maestra Family Clinic, Inc. Receives Top Quality Recognition

| January 2, 2022 | 0 Comments

La Maestra Family Clinic, Inc., doing business as La Maestra Community Health Centers, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) and a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that provides culturally and linguistically competent primary, specialty care, and social services to uninsured and underserved San Diegans, has earned Community Health Quality Recognition (CHQR) badges for its achievements in access to […]

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Fashion Valley Receives Sustainability Recognition And Certification

Fashion Valley Receives Sustainability Recognition And Certification

| January 2, 2022 | 0 Comments

Fashion Valley, located at 7007 Friars Road in San Diego, has been recognized by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®) and has received the IREM® Certified Sustainable Property certification. This recognition is a mark of distinction for sustainable, efficient and environmentally friendly properties. The IREM® Certified Sustainable Property is a prestigious sustainability certification program […]

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St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center to Host Annual Tea by the Sea

St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center to Host Annual Tea by the Sea

| January 2, 2022 | 0 Comments

St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center (SMSC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and empowering individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to realize their full potential, will host its annual Tea by the Sea event from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at the Marine Room in La Jolla, located at 2000 Spindrift Drive, La Jolla, […]

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Kids of So-Cal End 2021 at a High Point

Kids of So-Cal End 2021 at a High Point

| January 2, 2022 | 0 Comments

2021 was the year that Kids Fashion Week So-Cal was able to truly shine. We were able to do model workshops, model call, training, and produce our Fashion Week, and also hold the 2nd annual Lemon Grove Toy Drive and Giveaway. December was a truly quick moving month for the Kids of So-Cal Fashion Week.  […]

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Miracle Babies Santa’s Workshop Toy Drive Event

Miracle Babies Santa’s Workshop Toy Drive Event

| December 9, 2021 | 0 Comments

Distroller World, a retail entertainment brand that exists to overwhelm the world with joy by pushing the limits of imagination and creativity through unique experiences and storytelling, will donate 30 Neonate Babies to the Miracle Babies Santa’s Workshop toy drive event on Dec. 13-17, 2021. The event will be held by appointment only at 8745 […]

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A New Historic Park Opens in Old Town San Diego

| December 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

This past October, the Grand Opening of Iipay ~ Tipai Kumeyaay Mut Niihepok -Land of the First People took place in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Located at the corner of Taylor Street and Juan Street, the 2.5 acre historic site is dedicated to the First People, the Kumeyaay. It celebrates twenty years […]

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