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4th Annual “World of Orchids” Returns to San Diego Botanic Garden

| May 5, 2024 | 0 Comments
4th Annual “World of Orchids” Returns to San Diego Botanic Garden

San Diego Botanic Garden (SDBG) has announced the return of its fourth annual spring showcase, World of Orchids, running Saturday, May 4 through Monday, May 27. The exhibition will be staged in the Garden’s state-of-the-art, 8,000 square foot, glass-enclosed facility, the Dickinson Family Education Conservatory. World of Orchids is curated by SDBG’s highly awarded Artist-in-Residence, René van Rems, […]

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Nomination for Arnold and Choate’s Addition/North Florence Heights Historic District to be heard by State Commission

| March 31, 2024 | 0 Comments
Nomination for Arnold and Choate’s Addition/North Florence Heights Historic District to be heard by State Commission

By Mission Hills Heritage Mission Hills Heritage has some exciting news to share about our nomination of the Arnold and Choate’s Addition/North Florence Heights Historic District (ACFH) for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.  After two years of hard work and great expense researching and documenting this historic district and the more than […]

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SOHO Receives Prestigious Governor’s Historic Preservation Award

| March 2, 2024 | 0 Comments
SOHO Receives Prestigious Governor’s Historic Preservation Award

The preservation group Save Our Heritage Organisation, SOHO, has received a prestigious 2023 Governor’s Historic Preservation Award. The awards, announced on December 29, recognize SOHO and five other organizations and projects for outstanding achievements in preserving and celebrating California’s richly diverse heritage. The Governor’s Historic Preservation Awards are California’s only state-sponsored awards program of its kind. […]

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So You’re Thinking About an ADU

| February 10, 2024 | 0 Comments

With San Diego’s aggressive promotion of Auxiliary Dwelling Units (ADUs), the topic of owning rental properties has come up a lot recently. Besides the need for additional housing here (and just about every other major metropolitan area in the country), there are some key advantages to owning rental properties, namely: That said, owning and renting […]

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The Old Point Loma Lighthouse at Cabrillo National Monument to Close for Restoration work

| January 7, 2024 | 0 Comments
The Old Point Loma Lighthouse at Cabrillo National Monument to Close for Restoration work

Constructed in 1855, the Old Point Loma Lighthouse is an icon of local maritime history. It gives visitors a glimpse into the life of a lighthouse keeper as well as the workings of the light. The interior restoration, including painting and other minor repairs, will protect the masonry walls from the damp coastal environment, which is crucial to […]

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Architectural Salvage Announces Closing After 28 Years of Reclaiming History in San Diego

| January 7, 2024 | 0 Comments
Architectural Salvage Announces Closing After 28 Years of Reclaiming History in San Diego

Architectural Salvage, a pioneer in San Diego’s vintage and reclaimed interior scene, has announced its planned closure after 28 years with a Celebration Sale from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Friday, and Saturday, January 12 and 13; and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, January 14 at 2401 Kettner Boulevard in Little Italy. Founded by […]

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Mission Hills Historic Library – What’s Happening

| January 6, 2024 | 0 Comments
Mission Hills Historic Library – What’s Happening

Late this past December, I noticed lights on inside the Mission Hills Historic Library building and saw a blueprint on a desk when I peered into the window.   According to my notes, the project is now two months late in being remodeled for use as a bookstore.  I originally contacted Logan Braydis, community representative for […]

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Dedication Ceremony Introduces the New Piazza Costanza

| December 7, 2023 | 0 Comments
Dedication Ceremony Introduces the New Piazza Costanza

The Italy Association of San Diego (LIA) officially unveiled a brand new 2,000 square foot public piazza, Piazza Costanza, on Tuesday, November 28at the corner of Columbia and W. Ash Streets adjacent to Luma Luxury Apartments. The community was invited to attend and celebrate the opening of Little Italy’s newest, and first piazza dedicated to a […]

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Opinion: ‘Plan Hillcrest’ Is a Dangerous Dereliction of Duty by San Diego Elected Officials

| December 4, 2023 | 0 Comments
Opinion: ‘Plan Hillcrest’ Is a Dangerous Dereliction of Duty by San Diego Elected Officials

by Mat Wahlstrom The consequences of approving Plan Hillcrest for Uptown and all of San Diego will be immediate and devastating. Friday, November 17, was the deadline for submitting public comment on the Plan Hillcrest draft that will be moved forward to the San Diego Planning Commission. Launched in 2020, allegedly to address the 11-acre […]

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Eroding the Quality and Character of San Diego

| December 4, 2023 | 0 Comments
Eroding the Quality and Character of San Diego

By Patty Ducey-Brooks (with content from Ben Christopher/CalMatters) I am truly tired of having to make “the housing crisis” the focus of my articles on a regular basis.  However, what is being “forced on our lives” by our elected officials and certain governmental representatives is appalling. The reason is, we have a pro-density mayor currently […]

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