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Homelessness – No Quick Fix

| September 6, 2021 | 0 Comments
Homelessness – No Quick Fix

This past month, the Mission Hills Business Improvement District (MHBID) was the lead organizer of a forum on homelessness: the cause, effects, and options for addressing this growing issue for San Diego, and all its respective communities. Present for this event was Mayor Todd Gloria, Councilman Stephen Whitburn, and people from the City and County […]

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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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Coming Together for a Common Cause

| February 7, 2021 | 0 Comments
Coming Together for a Common Cause

Last month I shared a story about Barry Soper, who befriended two homeless men and helped to turn their lives around. Soper, who hadn’t planned on focusing his life on the individuals experiencing homelessness, suddenly became an advocate for those who needed a voice. Ironically, when Soper and I met, we learned that we have […]

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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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Father Joe’s Villages Offers First-Glance Tours of Affordable Housing Project

| July 6, 2020 | 0 Comments
Father Joe’s Villages Offers First-Glance Tours of Affordable Housing Project

In January, Father Joe’s Villages broke ground for its first affordable housing project of 2020, Benson Place. Representatives for the organization announced that Benson Place will be completed and move-in ready in August 2020. The South San Diego housing community will be the first of Father Joe’s Villages’ Turning the Key initiative to house people […]

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Supreme Court Dismissal Creates New Normal for Homelessness in San Diego

| January 5, 2020 | 0 Comments
Supreme Court Dismissal Creates New Normal for Homelessness in San Diego

Recently, the Supreme Court refused to hear a major case on homelessness, letting stand a ruling that protects homeless people’s right to sleep on the sidewalk or in public parks if no other shelter is available. Without comment, the Supreme Court refused to hear a case originating from Boise, Idaho, which challenged a ruling from […]

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Gen Z in California says Homelessness is their #1 Concern

| October 8, 2019 | 0 Comments
Gen Z in California says Homelessness is their #1 Concern

California’s share of Generation Z believes homelessness is the biggest issue facing their community, according to new data from a survey commissioned by the Boy Scouts of America. The survey asked young Americans, ages six to 17, to prioritize the top five issues in their community from a list of about twenty. Twenty-nine percent of […]

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It’s All About Location

| June 5, 2019 | 0 Comments
It’s All About Location

Role and Responsibility of the Mission Hills Business Improvement District By J. Daniel Geddis, President Mission Hills Business Improvement District                             Team D&B, One Mission Realty I’m writing this column in an unseasonable downpour of rain. Surely it will stop in time for the community-wide banner art contest Colors on Canvas Awards Reception taking place […]

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San Diego’s First-Ever Transportable Health Program for People Living on the Streets

| June 5, 2019 | 0 Comments
San Diego’s First-Ever Transportable Health Program for People Living on the Streets

Father Joe’s Villages recently announced its new Street Health Program, a part of the Village Health Center at Father Joe’s Villages. This pilot program provides healthcare services directly to people on the streets of San Diego, reaching individuals experiencing homelessness who have not yet sought out help themselves. Thirty percent of individuals experiencing homelessness have […]

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San Diego’s Homeless Scenario Brings Tension to Neighborhoods

| October 3, 2018 | 1 Comment
San Diego’s Homeless Scenario Brings Tension to Neighborhoods

Over the past several months I have been participating in meetings and efforts to address the homeless situation in various parts of urban San Diego. What is obvious is that all of us who live and work in these areas of the county are being impacted by an increasing experience with homeless people and encampments. […]

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