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Privacy in Today’s Social Media World

| October 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

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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What is Sustainable Investing?

| August 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

One of the more interesting trends in the investment industry is a shift by investors towards a greater use of sustainable investment strategies. This isn’t a new thing, but it is a trend that has been accelerating in recent years as global warming has become more of a concern. So it begs the question, just […]

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California Animal Welfare Funders Collaborative Awards Nearly $300,000 in Grants

| August 12, 2021 | 0 Comments
California Animal Welfare Funders Collaborative Awards Nearly $300,000 in Grants

California Animal Welfare Funders Collaborative (CAWFC) recently awarded nearly $300,000 in grants to 27 organizations to make the largest possible impact for homeless pets across the state.  “Last year was an untraditional year in our state’s animal shelters. By taking our COVID-19 operating learnings and applying them to our ‘new normal’, we’re seeing services improving […]

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Food Obsessed in Mission Hills

| August 12, 2021 | 0 Comments
Food Obsessed in Mission Hills

By Dixie Hall, President of Mission Hills BID and Owner of DixiePops The Mission Hills BID and Mission Hills Town Council, joined by The Presidio Sentinel news publication, will be co-hosting a Communitywide Forum on Resolving Homelessness on Tuesday evening, August 31, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. at the Mission Hills library, 215 West Washington […]

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“Don’t wait for the bulldozer to tear out your neighbor’s backyard.”

| August 10, 2021 | 0 Comments
“Don’t wait for the bulldozer to tear out your neighbor’s backyard.”

By Paul Krueger of Neighbors For A Better San Diego  That’s the warning I have for homeowners — and renters — from Mission Hills to Fletcher Hills, and Hillcrest to Southcrest. In fact, every neighborhood is at risk from a new and little-known City of San Diego regulation that encourages the rampant construction of Alternative […]

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Don’t Let Taxes Alone Drive Your Investment Decisions

| July 3, 2021 | 0 Comments

Taxes are a factor that has to be considered when making investment decisions, but they are not the only factor. As we’ve often said: don’t let the tax tail wag the investment dog. Planning investment decisions around existing tax rates is relatively straight forward. You can estimate your income and your capital gains for the […]

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Philanthropists Donate $100,000 to Help First-Generation Students Pursue Their College Dreams

| May 2, 2021 | 0 Comments
Philanthropists Donate $100,000 to Help First-Generation Students Pursue Their College Dreams

The San Diego Foundation today received a $100,000 contribution to the Community Scholars Initiative from the David Malcolm Family Trust. The donation will help 38 first-generation, low-income and underrepresented students with college scholarships and critical wraparound services that bolster academic achievement. The gift is made possible by San Diego philanthropists David and Annie Malcolm. David, […]

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Just in Time for Foster Youth to Host Series of EMpower Parties

| May 2, 2021 | 0 Comments
Just in Time for Foster Youth to Host Series of EMpower Parties

Just in Time for Foster Youth (JIT), a nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging a caring community to help transition age foster youth achieve self-sufficiency and well-being, will be hosting a series of EMpower parties through the end of May for its dedicated community of supporters. In order to meet County regulations while also meeting the […]

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Oh, How I Love April!

| April 5, 2021 | 0 Comments
Oh, How I Love April!

by Dixie Hall, Mission Hills BID president and DixiePops owner Nothing says springtime in Mission Hills more than a walk in the neighborhood. The flowers are in bloom, fragrant and filled with color.  The foliage is at its peak.  With the arrival of spring we are filled with hope and optimism.  Over the last couple […]

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As Small Business Optimism Is at Its Lowest Level, Local Government Isn’t Helping or Responding

| March 6, 2021 | 0 Comments

Sadly, many small and independent business owners are beginning to wonder if there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Those hoping for an upturn in the economy aren’t confident that the business climate will get any better within the next six months. According to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Optimism […]

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