Archive for July, 2019

Setting Up and Maintaining a Native Garden (Part Two)

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Setting Up and Maintaining a Native Garden (Part Two)

Last month I gave you a synopsis of Greg Rubin’s basic explanation of the ecology of a native garden.  The remainder of Rubin’s talk dealt with how to keep your garden looking healthy and vigorous all year.  Rubin thinks 75 percent of your landscape should be ever green.  Manzanita, Penstemon, as well as citrus and […]

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Turning Savings Into Income

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One of the most common questions we hear from people preparing for retirement is, “How do I access my savings now that I won’t be working anymore?” It requires a bit of a shift in thinking, especially for those who’ve diligently saved funds into retirement and savings accounts. What you need is called a “Withdrawal […]

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How to Amp Yourself Up for the Gym After Work

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When you walk out of the gym, you feel great. However, walking into the gym doesn’t feel quite as amazing. Especially if you’ve endured a long day at work, you would probably rather park yourself in front of the television or hang out with your significant other than go to the gym. Motivation is a […]

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Judge Halts City’s Attempt to Discriminate Against Non-Union Workers

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Judge Halts City’s Attempt to Discriminate Against Non-Union Workers

Pure Water Construction Contracts Approved by Council Illegally Circumvented Proposition A In a recent ruling, Superior Court Judge John S. Meyer awarded an injunction Against the City of San Diego after the City Council, last year, voted to exclude non- union contractors from bidding on the Pure Water project. In 2012, San Diego voters overwhelmingly […]

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A Resonating “No” To Turning the Old Mission Hills Library Into a Homeless Facility

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A Resonating “No” To Turning the Old Mission Hills Library Into a Homeless Facility

By Jim Bates The proposal to take the old library in Mission Hills and converting it into a twenty-eight (28) unit apartment complex for the homeless is the dumbest idea I have ever heard of, and this project just brings the “swamp” closer to San Diego.  First, let’s look at the facts. San Diego has […]

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Mission Hills Heritage Seeks Historic Designation for Old Mission Hills Branch Library

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Mission Hills Heritage Seeks Historic Designation for Old Mission Hills Branch Library

by Barry E. Hager The old Mission Hills Branch Library at 925 W. Washington Street, located at the western gateway to Mission Hills, has been a presence in our community for almost 60 years.  Now we are in danger of losing this iconic building due to the City’s plans to develop the site, which would […]

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Do You Really Know Your Neighbors?

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Do You Really Know Your Neighbors?

Last month I was reminded that we may not really know our neighbors.  And, whose fault is that?  How many of us actually take the time to say good morning to the people who live next door, or even around the block from us.  I would guess not many. Fortunately, one of my neighbors who […]

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San Diego Women’s Foundation Awards Funds to Combat Human Trafficking

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The San Diego Women’s Foundation (SDWF) announced that it will award $243,000 to local organizations during its annual Grants Celebration on June 5. This will be the highest grant awards in SDWF’s 19-year history. SDWF will hold the 19th Annual Grants Celebration, Images of Impact: Snapshots of Community Change, to honor the impact of women […]

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Supervisor Ron Roberts A Master Architect

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Supervisor Ron Roberts A Master Architect

This past year, Supervisor Ron Roberts of Mission Hills, who represented the Fourth District of San Diego County, was termed out of office. For those of us who worked with him on various City and County projects, he was a pleasure to work with and true to form. Honesty and integrity are two of the […]

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