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Focused on a Bright Future

| January 10, 2021 | 0 Comments
Focused on a Bright Future

By Dixie Hall, President Mission Hills BID and Dixie Pops’ Owner Happy New Year! I think it is safe to say we are all hoping and expecting that 2021 will be a far better year without the chaos of 2020. While life as we knew it is forever changed, 2021 brings the opportunity to build […]

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Bill Toone and the Monarch Butterfly

| January 10, 2021 | 0 Comments
Bill Toone and the Monarch Butterfly

Bill Toone spoke via Zoom to the Garden Club in November.  While earning a master’s degree in biology from University of California, Toone began studying the California condors.  He was hired by Zoological Society of San Diego and became part of the federally mandated California Condor Recovery Team.  His attention was diverted to butterflies when […]

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Hedging Your Investment Bets

| January 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Wall Street consensus is that 2021 should be a pretty good year. With the vaccine rollout under way, the expectation is that consumers will begin to feel more comfortable doing things they’ve put off over the past few months. Travel, entertainment, dining out and other activities should see a boom as consumers return. When […]

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How “Old” Did You Say You Are?

| January 10, 2021 | 0 Comments
How “Old” Did You Say You Are?

Every day in my career, I help individuals set health and wellness goals that will help them as they age not only for the short-term but also for the long-term. Individuals that are transitioning into different stages of life; starting their careers in their 20s, parents raising their kid’s through elementary and high school, to […]

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In 2021, Consider a Virtual Training Class for Your Dog (or Cat!)

| January 10, 2021 | 0 Comments
In 2021, Consider a Virtual Training Class for Your Dog (or Cat!)

By Juliette Nash, Community Training Coordinator, San Diego Humane Society Whether you’ve just adopted a puppy during the pandemic or you’re a longtime pet owner, positive reinforcement-based behavioral training is key to a happy, healthy human-animal relationship, especially while everyone is spending more time at home. But with most traditional in-person training classes on hold in […]

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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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The Hidden Story

| January 10, 2021 | 0 Comments
The Hidden Story

Sometimes life takes you on a journey that you never expected.  That’s exactly what recently happened to me. This past month I received a press release on DJ Lance and Tuxedo, a special canine, whose story is on page 2 of this issue.  However, the real story is with Tuxedo’s human companion, Barry Soper.  I […]

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San Diego Pup Makes Hollywood Debut

| January 10, 2021 | 0 Comments
San Diego Pup Makes Hollywood Debut

Tuxedo, a five-year old, Standard Royal Party Poodle, who resides in Point Loma, recently made his Hollywood debut during the Christmas season being featured in “DJ Lance Rocky Harmony Hills Happy Holiday Special.” DJ Lance Rock of the famed kids TV show “Yo Gabba Gabba” on Nick, Jr. had produced a holiday special to Live stream some holiday […]

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“The Nutcracker Project 2020”

| December 14, 2020 | 0 Comments
“The Nutcracker Project 2020”

Join the historic San Diego Civic Youth Ballet for its beloved holiday tradition, which is kept alive with “The Nutcracker Project 2020.” SDCYB’s most advanced dancers have already been rehearsing for weeks via Zoom in preparation to perform excerpts from “The Nutcracker” outside in Balboa Park in mid-December. While not open to a public audience, the 30-minute performance (featuring the […]

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