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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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Honey Like I Have Never Tasted

| January 6, 2024 | 1 Comment
Honey Like I Have Never Tasted

We have a new retail business in Old Town San Diego that is titled Savage Bee-ches®.  As the name implies, it has to do with bees.  So, when the proprietor reached out to me to introduce herself, I was eager to learn more about this business and learn the reference to bees, which is one […]

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Celebrating 75 Years of Excellence: St. Vincent de Paul School Marks a Milestone Anniversary

| January 6, 2024 | 0 Comments
Celebrating 75 Years of Excellence: St. Vincent de Paul School Marks a Milestone Anniversary

At the corner of Fort Stockton and Ibis Streets sits St. Vincent de Paul School (SVS), this year celebrating 75 years of academic excellence. Since its founding in 1948, the school has been a cornerstone of the Mission Hills community, helping prepare generations of students to make a positive difference in the world. “Fostering a […]

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Presidio Sentinel – 25 Years Serving San Diego 

| January 6, 2024 | 0 Comments

As I look back at being the publisher and executive editor of the Presidio Sentinel, which is now in its 25th year, I have had the opportunity to look back at all the challenges of an urban newspaper.  However, I am also reminded of all the people who have been a part of this newspaper.  […]

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Bill Walton Seeks to Shine a Light on San Diego’s Homeless Crisis

| October 8, 2022 | 0 Comments
Bill Walton Seeks to Shine a Light on San Diego’s Homeless Crisis

Over the past month, Bill Walton, former ABC/ESPN/NBC basketball announcer, NBA All-Star basketball player, UCLA All-American, and a generous contributor to various causes and non-profits, has elected to make his voice heard on the homeless crisis in San Diego.  Walton, who has always expressed his pride for being a native San Diegan and living here his […]

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San Diego Ballet Debuts World-Premiere of “Giselle”

| April 4, 2022 | 0 Comments
San Diego Ballet Debuts World-Premiere of “Giselle”

Bringing the beauty of classical ballet front and center, San Diego Ballet will debut the world-premiere of “Giselle” at 8 p.m., Saturday, May 21 and 2:30 p.m., Sunday, May 22 at Balboa Theatre, located at 868 Fourth Avenue in downtown San Diego, A traditional French ballet set during a wine festival in France, San Diego Ballet’s new staging […]

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Big Plans for Revitalization of the UCSD Hillcrest Medical Center

| April 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

As we all know, change is inevitable.  And sometimes adversity builds character.   Recently, many of you shared with me that you would like to be a part of the planning process and the discussions on developments happening in your community.  With that in mind, a Mission Hills neighbor shared with me information on a […]

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Affordable Housing at What Cost

| January 2, 2022 | 0 Comments
Affordable Housing at What Cost

by Paul Krueger A new definition of “affordable housing”: $2,000 monthly rent for a 480 square-foot, one- bedroom, one-bathroom ADU. Building industry consultant admits it’s “absurd, from the stand-point of affordability” The permit application for a multi-unit rental complex on a single-family lot confirms that two of the apartments will be reserved for an affordable […]

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A Team Effort to Help the Homeless in Little Italy

| January 2, 2022 | 0 Comments
A Team Effort to Help the Homeless in Little Italy

Following a recent conversation with Marco LiMandri, chief executive administrator of the Little Italy Association, and Donnie Dee, president and CEO of the San Diego Rescue Mission, I learned of a team approach that they have initiated to support those experiencing homelessness in Little Italy. Their goal is to have fewer people calling the sidewalks of Little […]

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Inspirational Children’s Book Taps the Power of Music and Interactivity to Engage, Enthrall and Influence Children to Do Good


| January 2, 2022 | 0 Comments
<strong>Inspirational Children’s Book Taps the Power of Music and Interactivity to Engage, Enthrall and Influence Children to Do Good</strong><strong><br><br><br></strong>

Whether gifting for the holidays, a birthday, Valentine’s Day or “just because,” children’s literature is a timeless gift that can impact the recipient, families and society at-large in meaningful ways. This truth is exemplified with “A Little Spark” children’s book authored by Chris Parsons—a truly unique title that was recently awarded the prestigious Mom’s Choice Award […]

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