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Cabrillo National Monument Celebrates National Park Week With Junior Ranger Day and Plein Air Artists in the Park

| May 2, 2021 | 0 Comments
Cabrillo National Monument Celebrates National Park Week With Junior Ranger Day and Plein Air Artists in the Park

Cabrillo National Monument celebrated National Park Week with a Junior Ranger Day event on Saturday, April 17, and is holding a plein air painting by local artists through Monday, May 10.  Families were invited to pick up free copies of the park’s new Junior Ranger booklets from the Visitor Center and complete the activities as […]

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Adam Graves: Some History on Balboa Park and its Trees. Part 1

| May 2, 2021 | 0 Comments
Adam Graves:  Some History on Balboa Park and its Trees. Part 1

In February, Adam Graves, director of the Horticulture Department of the San Diego Zoo and previous manager of the browse program and of the zoo’s team of arborists over the past five years, was our featured speaker.  Graves received his B.S. in Biology at UCSD and his master’s at Miami University.  He also volunteered at […]

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Friends of Balboa Park Receives $1 Million Donation

| May 2, 2021 | 0 Comments
Friends of Balboa Park Receives $1 Million Donation

Friends of Balboa Park has received a landmark donation from longtime benefactor and local philanthropist Dorothea Laub toward the historic Balboa Park Carousel. This gift brings her aggregate support of the Carousel to $1 million, one of the largest sums contributed to the organization since it was established in 1999. “For an organization our size to […]

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Remembering Presidio Hills

| May 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

Every once in a while something happens in our lives that we can call a “teaching moment.”  That happened to me recently with a new neighbor.  During this occurrence, I took the time to reflect on the past, and to re-experience living in the Presidio Hills neighborhood for 36 years. Where did the time go, […]

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Seafaring Event with 45-Minute Historic Bay Cruise and Naval History

| April 5, 2021 | 0 Comments
Seafaring Event with 45-Minute Historic Bay Cruise and Naval History

Maritime Museum of San Diego, remains open weekends only, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Maritime Museum of San Diego’s outdoor experience includes a walking tour of the upper decks of the historic fleet, including the world’s oldest active sailing ship, Star of India, H.M.S Surprise, the revolutionary war navy frigate replica of the H.M.S. Rose, also […]

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Inspiration Heights Historic District Progresses

| April 5, 2021 | 0 Comments
Inspiration Heights Historic District Progresses

Last year Mission Hills Heritage began an ambitious project to nominate Inspiration Heights—one of the earliest subdivisions in Mission Hills—as an historic district for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Historic district status will highlight the history of Inspiration Heights and its importance to Mission Hills and San Diego, and help protect the […]

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Mission Hills Heritage to Nominate Inspiration Heights to National Register

| January 10, 2021 | 0 Comments
Mission Hills Heritage to Nominate Inspiration Heights to National Register

Mission Hills Heritage has begun a project to nominate Inspiration Heights—one of the earliest subdivisions in Mission Hills—as a historic district for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The long-anticipated step of bestowing historic district status on Inspiration Heights will help protect the irreplaceable architectural gems that line the streets of Inspiration Heights. […]

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Maison en Provence in Mission Hills for 25 Years

| January 10, 2021 | 0 Comments
Maison en Provence in Mission Hills for 25 Years

This past month I received an email from Marielle Giai, one of the proprietors of Maison en Provence, located at 820 Fort Stockton Drive in Mission Hills.  Marielle was sharing with me that 2021 marks the 25th year that she and her husband, Pascal, arrived in Mission Hills.  And, though I have known them since […]

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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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Christmas Tree Decoration Starts the Holidays in Old Town San Diego

| December 14, 2020 | 0 Comments
Christmas Tree Decoration Starts the Holidays in Old Town San Diego

This past November, Old Town Market personnel, and volunteers from the Mormon Battalion, helped to set up and decorate the tree at the entrance to Old Town State Historic Park in Old Town San Diego. The Old Town Chamber of Commerce provided the tree and decorations, with funds through a grant from the City of […]

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