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A Life of Accomplishments and Philanthropic Endeavors

| July 5, 2023 | 0 Comments
A Life of Accomplishments and Philanthropic Endeavors

By Ginny Ollis Mission Hills is treasured for its history, architecture and genuine sense of community, but it is also home to many people who do and have created a legacy far beyond our neighborhood borders.  Ben and Nikki Clay are among them.  While they have been homeowners in Mission Hills for 40 years, they […]

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Do you know your neighbors, David and Tina Swim?

| March 7, 2023 | 0 Comments
<strong>Do you know your neighbors, David and Tina Swim?</strong>

by Ginny Ollis When people stop pushing, focus on achieving what is important to them, and take satisfaction from doing what matters and doing it well, they may become David and Tina Swim.  David grew up in Kansas and still speaks with charming midwestern dialect. He followed his big brother to San Diego after college, […]

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Following Their Heart and Their Dreams

| October 8, 2022 | 0 Comments
Following Their Heart and Their Dreams

There are people who make a difference in our world, and I get to use my good fortune to let our community know of them.  Bonnie Johnson (Anton) and Bill Anton are likely people you know of.  If not, I value the opportunity to introduce them to you. Bonnie confesses that as a child her […]

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Safdie Rabines Architects

| December 4, 2021 | 0 Comments
Safdie Rabines Architects

By Ginny Ollis One of Mission Hills greatest treasures is her people – historically, neighborly, and leading positive.  Jose Ricardo Rabines and Taal Safdie, architects situated in the building at 925 Fort Stockton, quietly but with enormous effect, are bringing their design skills and conscientious purpose to our community, state, and world.  A visit to […]

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A Love Story That Continues

| April 5, 2021 | 0 Comments
A Love Story That Continues

For most of us, the energy that Frank and Madeleine Pavel exude in one day would serve us well for many weeks. Both are native San Diegans who share the same curiosity and, eagerness to bring about needed changes in our city and county.  At the same time, they offer a friendly approach to their […]

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Suzy’s Zoo Began Right Here in San Diego

| March 6, 2021 | 0 Comments
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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From Survivor to Caretaker

| February 7, 2021 | 0 Comments
From Survivor to Caretaker

By Ginny Ollis Caitlin is the oldest of three girls who did not know their fathers.  These men were absent because they had been murdered, were in prison or were just not around.  Which puts the question of life and death forefront in your life very early. The absence was normal but not safe.  Mom […]

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Meet Your Neighbor: Janed Guymon Casady

| December 14, 2020 | 0 Comments
Meet Your Neighbor: Janed Guymon Casady

          Among the many wonderful things about Mission Hills are its convenient location, history, architecture and especially people.  Community is a reflection of the people who live within its perimeters.  One of those to whom most of us can relate is Janed Guymon Casady.  Most of you will recognize her maiden name, “Guymon.”  Her grandfather […]

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One of Us In Mission Hills Just Published a Fabulous Book!

| October 12, 2020 | 0 Comments
One of Us In Mission Hills Just Published a Fabulous Book!

I recently purchased a book because a friend had written it, and, so I had no choice but to read it, at least that’s what I thought. By page nine I was addicted.  No cooking, no snacking, no phone calls, no emails, I sat and read page to page, sometimes laughing out loud and sometimes […]

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Keep In The Know In Mission Hills

| May 13, 2019 | 0 Comments
Keep In The Know In Mission Hills

By Ginny Ollis One of the best things about living in Mission Hills is the warm sense of community.  Vital to this are the Mission Hills Town Council (MHTC) and the Mission Hills Business Improvement District (MHBID), who enjoy and foster the “neighborly-spirit” and welcome input as well as patronage from neighborhood residents, business owners, […]

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