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Featured Stories

Heroin Prescription Drugs &

By George Mitrovich

When the governor of Vermont devoted his entire State of the State address to the heroin epidemic that had cursed his lovely state, that occasion became the first time any governor had focused on a single issue in such a speech. Governor Peter Shumlin of Vermont gave that historic address 7 January 2014. He did so because in one year his state had seen a 770 percent rise in heroin addiction! I do not live in Vermont, but I have faced, up close and personal, the evils of heroin addiction; for when a family member or friends becomes addicts, you experience a hell no decent human being would ever wish upon another–unless they are vile and rotten at the core of their twisted souls. And once the addictive powers of heroin comes into your life, it never leaves, as we know from the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, the Academy Award winner, who was found dead at age 46 on the floor of his New York apartment from a heroin overdose–when he had been sober 16-years. When heroin entered our family’s life, I committed myself to learn about its addictive power and to warn others of its ability to take control of one’s life and often to bring death to those who fall victim to its consummate evil. The two public forums I run, The City Club of San Diego and The Denver Forum, have held three public program on the dangers of heroin. We have heard from two district attorneys, two U.S. attorneys, a sheriff, and chief of police, as well as a noted therapist. At one of these programs in San Diego, the therapist asked the audience to raise their hands if they had family members or friends drug addicted? Ninety percent of those in the audience of 150 people raised their hands–including the U.S. attorney, chief of police and sheriff. Many of those in law enforcement have come to believe that jailing drug addicts, absent criminal acts, is not the answer, that medical treatment and therapy for the disease is our only salvation going forward. Cynics might say law enforcement came to this belated realization of therapy over jail when the sons and daughters of too many middle and upper class white families faced the powers of heroin addiction and demanded answers beyond incarceration; saying a similar concern was missing when it was mostly blacks being jailed.

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But I am not a cynic, as I know too many in law enforcement greatly concerned about the heroin epidemic and its lethal effects upon our society, and who also want answers beyond jail time. Those who live under the spell of heroin addiction and other opiates are able to live productive lives, as is now true with a member of our family, but that requires Methadone or Soboxone medication. But, here’s the problem: Only doctors who have had specific training are permitted to prescribe either Methadone or Soboxone. If your primary care doctor hasn’t gone through that training, you must find a doctor who has and is willing to write your prescription, or turn to a psychiatrist, if you can get an appointment, and are prepared to spend $250-500 an hour, and that’s before the prescription is filled–which will cost you another $600 for a month’s supply. And, if you are an addict struggling to stay sober, but don’t have insurance or the approximate $1,000 to cover the cost of your doctor, psychiatrist or prescription, you will find a heroin dealer and shoot up because its cheap and available. If your reaction to finding a dealer and shooting up is one shouldn’t do that, then you are ignorant, as I was ignorant, of the overwhelming power of heroin, and the hold it has on those who have come under its horrifying influence. But until I began writing this piece I was unaware that doctors with appropriate training are able to write the necessary prescriptions, having been told by people who should know better–including certain heads of San Diego area hospitals–that only certified psychiatrists have such authority. The prohibition against primary care physicians writing opiate prescriptions is due to the Drug Addiction Treatment Act (DATA), which limits that right, in the language of the Act, to those “who meet certain qualifying requirements, and who have notified the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) of their intent to prescribe this product for the treatment of opioid dependence and have been assigned a unique identification number that must be included on every prescription.” This overreach by the federal government came about when too many doctors became OxyContin addicted (documented by Dr. John

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Students Board the USS Midway

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The latest STEAM Leadership Series event had upward of 300 San Diego Unified middle and high school students participate in interactive program: “From the Skies to the Streets” this past May 2016 on the USS Midway Museum. Students learned about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) career experiences from five local innovators and engaged with new technologies from their respective companies. Exhibits on the flight deck included electric vehicles and a stand-up charger, a model of an unmanned jet and quadcopter, an algaefueled Baja 1000 motorcycle, innovative bicycles as well as a satellite antenna, modem and other nextgeneration products that enable fast satellite internet. The speaker program included Kristi Jaska, vice president of Strategy and Innovation at ViaSat as the keynote, with emcee David Wagner, science and technology reporter with KPBS who lead a panel on the future of transportation. “This is an important opportunity for our students to interact with professionals in the community and Local students listen to speakers from a variety of design and technology companies to connect their interests with a real career option,” at the latest STEAM Leadership Series event, “From the Skies to the Streets” added Daniel Barone, teacher on special assignment at the San Diego Unified School District. “We match students in Linked Legacy Fund, Ford Motor, Farrell Family Foundation and others, including Learning career pathway classes based on the theme of each event, so for producing vendor UCTV. this one we’ll have students from engineering and automotive pathways.” Now in its second year, the program has reached thousands of students The STEAM Leadership Series is a program of Intellectual Capital from dozens of schools in San Diego Unified. Across six events, the students Chapple and Kids Eco Club in partnership with the San Diego Unified have interacted with legendary San Diego high-tech executives, inventors and School District and Education Synergy Alliance, with support from The entrepreneurs from a range of industries including unmanned vehicles/drones, San Diego Foundation, SDG&E, USS Midway Museum, Duane Roth satellite communications, biotech and green tech, to software and sports.•

Baseball Legends to Make Appearances at MLB All-Star Fanfest

Free Autographs, Q&As, Clinics and More with Price of Admission

More than 40 legends of Major League Baseball and the San Diego Padres will make appearances at MLB All-Star FanFest from July 8 through 12, 2016 at the San Diego Convention Center. Fans will have the opportunity to receive free autographs and participate in question-and-answer sessions and clinics led by the former players, all included with the price of MLB All-Star FanFest admission. FanFest will feature appearances by MLB All-Star Spokespeople Trevor Hoffman and Hall of Famer Dave Winfield. Like Winfield, other Hall of Famers with Padres roots. Rollie Fingers, Gaylord Perry and Ozzie Smith will be among the inductees of Cooperstown to be on hand, along with franchise favorites like Nate Colbert, Steve Garvey, Tony Gwynn Jr., Randy Jones, members of San Diego’s 1984 and 1998 National League Championship teams and many more. MLB All-Star FanFest at the San Diego Convention Center, which opens on Friday, July 9 and runs through Tuesday, July 12, is the world’s largest interactive baseball theme park with more than 40 attractions for fans of all ages. Throughout the show floor, fans will have the chance to take photos and get autographs with former Padres players, MLB legends and Hall of Famers; practice their baseball and softball skills during clinics taught by former and current MLB players; swing like their favorite Major Leaguers in the batting cages; view a collection of MLB trophies and take a photo with the Commissioner’s Trophy presented to the World Series Champion; explore exhibits from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and more. MLB All-Star FanFest attractions are included in the price of admission, and the only additional costs are for concessions and memorabilia. Tickets are $35 for adults and $30 for children ages 12 and under (children two and under are admitted free), senior citizens and military personnel. FanFest tickets are sold on a timed-entry basis, so fans are encouraged to purchase tickets early to get preferred entry times. MLB All-Star Week includes the MLB All-Star Game presented by MasterCard at Petco Park (July 12), Gatorade All-Star Workout Day featuring the T-Mobile Home Run Derby (July 11), All-Star Sunday featuring the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game and All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game (July 10), MLB All-Star FanFest at the San Diego Convention Center (July 8 through 12), plus a lineup of additional events taking place around the region. The 87th Midsummer Classic will be televised nationally by FOX Sports; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by partners in more than 160 countries. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB Network, MLB.com and Sirius XM also will provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information about MLB All-Star Week and to purchase tickets, please visit AllStarGame.com and follow @AllStarGameon social media. For more details and updates fans can visit allstargame.com/fanfest.•

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Marathon Comes Through Mission Hills

Rock ‘n’ Roll

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This past month I learned that the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon would be coming through my Mission Hills neighborhood after parking restriction signs were posted on our automobiles. I guess you can say I was quite surprised… as were other residents on Presidio Drive. I first thought, “How did this happen without community input?” That’s when I called the organizers of the San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon who informed me of a community meeting sponsored by the Mission Hills Town Council with only 20 people in attendance. I was told that there were residents who rejected the plan and shared various concerns. Though I found that it was not likely that my late awareness and those of my neighbors, as well as our shared concerns would result in any modifications for this event, I did share with the event organizers that the community input process had some flaws, including minimal awareness and participation. Thirty thousand runners are expected to participate in the San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon. That being said, I do appreciate that the event organizers were quick to respond questions and concerns, prior to and after the event. to my inquiry and concerns of my fellow neighbors. I communicated to them that we will provide feedback after the event, In an effort to make neighbors of Mission Hills familiar with the race route, below is a map provided by the San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon especially since the race route will be on Presidio Drive, where we reside. organizers. They have also provided a phone number to reach them for Let’s say, I am trying to stay optimistic.• t tta St

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Explaining It All

Patty Ducey-Brooks

By Ilene Hubbs I live across the street from Balboa Park. Most mornings when I wake up and look outside I see homeless souls still sleeping or just waking up to spend the day foraging for cans, bottles and whatever can get them through the day. My grandkids, ages five and 12 often stay with me and are well aware that who they see in my neighborhood is very different than the citizens of their world. As we take our walks, in the park or from Bankers Hill to Hillcrest, they have questioned me. Questions like “why is that man so dirty,” Why is he going through trash cans? Doesn’t he have any food at home?” Lately the older one has taken to commenting about other unfamiliar sights. He notices two girls kissing on the lips or two men holding hands as they walk. It is a far cry from the homogenous suburbs they dwell in behind a locked gate. I know their mother’s politics, religious and social views and they are different than mine. The question for me is do I share my values and judgements if I know they differ from hers?

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Children learn from many sources and what they absorb at a young age may very well shape them into the adults they become. Parents, teachers, grandparents and the media are huge influence peddlers and when they clash, does it confuse the child? I’ve given this much thought and have decided it’s okay for me to tout my beliefs as long as I preface them by stating they are my beliefs, everyone has the right to believe as they see fit, and when they get older they can choose to have their own. We started with the homeless situation. I told them when you pass people like that, instead of thinking they are lazy people who don’t want to work, or just drug or alcohol addicts, think to yourself, you poor soul, what happened in your life that got you here. I tell them we have no idea about their background so we should not judge them. They see me go into a 7-11 and buy water and bananas to give to a nearby man. I tell them I don’t give them money, I give them food and water because I know for sure that it is good for them. As for the gay population they have noticed, I tell them what I believe. I tell them I believe some people are born that way, just like you were born with green eyes and brown hair.

Knowing their mother believes differently, I stress these are my feelings and other people have a right to believe the way they believe, and aren’t we lucky to live in a country where we have that right. It’s amazing how a simple explanation, without disparaging the other side, elicits an “Oh, okay” from them. This way of thinking began when they started going to a particular church with their mom. They are products of a mixed religion family. I married outside my faith and with agreement from my husband, brought my sons up in my faith. They in turn each married outside their faith and their kids, my grandkids are being brought up in a faith different than mine and their respective dads. I knew the time had come for a talk when my grandson, knowing all this, asked if I was going to hell. I shared that I do not believe in hell, and he answered, my other gramma does. Hearing me tell him that there are many ways to worship God and all over the world different people have different ways of doing that, he seemed content with my answer. I hope that when a child has an explanation from someone he trusts, he has the tools that will help him form his own adult beliefs in a world that has so much to choose from.•

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The 71st Del Mar National Horse Show came to a close bringing another season of equestrian excellence to San Diego County. This three week event ended on a high note with top notch competition and the $100,000 Grand Prix of Del Mar. In front of near sell-out crowds, the world renowned equestrian spectacle took place in the Del Mar Fairgrounds Arena and featured world-class riders and horses who excelled in three distinctly different disciplines: Western, Dressage and Hunter/Jumper. Hunter/Jumper Week wrapped up the three-week event in showstopping trademark style and presented an exciting weekend of competition at the Del Mar Fairgrounds for exhibitors, sponsors, and owners featuring intense competition in the weekend’s special classes with horses and riders from around the world. Friday night began the excitement Jennifer Gates and her horse, Everest de Muze, compete in the $5,000 California Jr/A-O Grand Prix (NAYRC Trial). with 51 starters in the $25,000 Surfside Grand Prix Presented by iJump Sports. This speed class, designed sponsors, at Mossy Automotive Group, to drive through a course of cones. by world renowned course designer Heiko Wahlers, was created to Kyle King was victorious in this fun competition, managing to out-ride and test the riders and their mount’s speed and agility. In the end, it was out-drive seven competitors. The Grand Prix of Del Mar provided a thrilling night of competitive show Richard Spooner and his Chivas Z who topped the field of competition, jumping for a full house at the Del Mar Arena. The 29 starting horse and rider with a time of 66.82. The exciting Ride & Drive Classic Presented by The Competitive Equestrian pairs were tested with Heiko Wahlers’ course of 16 efforts in the first round Magazine, had riders and horses navigate a course, then the rider dismounted, and 8 fences in the jump off. With spectacular form and speed, Chris Pratt ran to the designated Ford Mustang provided by Del Mar National’s incredible and Concorde took the win at the $100,000 Grand Prix of Del Mar.•

help us find a hom e Gramm is a three-year old, domestic short hair. He is a very social kitty, and a complete love bug. He suffers with a little bit of hair loss and has a fractured tooth but this doesn’t hold him back one bit. He has a big personality and is a cheeky boy who absolutely loves chin scratches.

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Gramm has tested positive for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). This causes cats to be less able to fight infections, but with good care FIV+ cats can lead normal and happy lives. Preventive care is especially important from Gramm. He will need regular veterinary visits, good dental care, and a non-raw food diet. FIV can only be transmitted to other cats and therefore Gramm should be an indoor kitty and should only live with other FIV+ cats or should be the only cat of the castle. Because Gramm is considered special needs, his adoption fee has been waived. He is currently located at San Diego Humane Society, Oceanside Campus for Cats & Small Animals 572 Airport Rd. Oceanside, CA 92058. For information, call 760.757.4357. Tucker is a six-year old, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler / Saint Bernard mix. Whether you’re hitting the trails for a hike or bingewatching favorite TV shows, Tucker is happy as long as he’s with you. Throw in some beloved belly rubs, and his love for you will be the stuff of legend. With his good looks and sweet personality, this guy tends to make friends everywhere he goes. People friends, that is. Other dogs tend to stress him out, so it would be best if he could be the only pet in the home. Tucker is neutered and has current vaccinations, permanent microchip identification, 30 days of worry-free medical insurance from Trupanion Insuance, a certificate for a free veterinary exam, and a license if residing in Oceanside, Vista, Escondido, San Marcos or Poway. Tucker is currently located at San Diego Humane Society San Diego Campus, located at 5500 Gaines Street, San Diego, CA 92110. For information, call 619.299.7012 or visit www.sdhumane.org.

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Move Your Body

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Those who have made exercise a part of their life will usually have better overall health than their non-exercising counterparts. However, this goes beyond just going to the gym two or three or even five times a week. If your job requires that you sit at a desk for hours on end, then you should get up as often as every 20 minutes to stretch and get your blood flowing again. The longer you sit for an extended period of time, the shorter your lifespan. This is even more so for those who do not exercise at all or who began exercising later in life. Exercise for a Healthy Gut One of the best ways to insure your gut health is to exercise at a young age because this will set the foundation for its health later in life. Signs of a Healthy Gut

• Daily bowel movements • Clear skin • Fresh breath • Food is eliminated within 18 to 24 hours

Signs of an Unhealthy Gut

• Bad digestion, such as diarrhea • Eczema, rosacea • Autoimmune disease • Bad memory, poor concentration • Diabetes

Foods to Avoid To improve your gut heath at any age, avoid doing things, which might have adverse affects, like drinking coffee or alcohol, eating spicy foods and taking drugs. If you have bad gut health, then staying away from dairy products for a little while if you are sensitive to them might help. Foods for a Healthy Gut In addition to strengthening your gut by exercising regularly, drink plenty of water, eat yogurt without sugar, kimchi, miso, kombucha, kefir and other fermented foods. Onions and garlic are beneficial too. If you are not sure whether you get enough fiber, then taking a fiber supplement, such as psyllium husk will help with gut health. The Importance of Gut Health There are five feet of intestines in the human body, and 100 trillion micro organisms living in them, if you have a healthy gut that is. With the gut

Father’s Day By Sabine Starr

Father’s Day stands in the shadow of Mother´s Day, just like fathers often do in comparison to mothers. Moms are the known and celebrated nurturers, booboo kissers and lunch packers in children´s lives. Fathers often fulfill a more distant presence. The two roles are different in appearance but certainly not in respect to love towards their children. Part of the father´s role is being the provider, the strong shoulder to lean on, and the uncomplicated party that offers unconditional love without much fuss or soliciting hugs and kisses. It is no surprise that Father´s Day is playing out in the same version: simple, no strings attached, often forgotten or barely mentioned by children (little or grown), or their own spouses. Dads take in stride whatever version of Father´s Day is occurring and typically don´t over think the holiday. But just because there is not much fuss does not mean fathers don´t enjoy being in the lime light for a change. Being loved and pampered for a day, or at least acknowledged and made to feel special, is a welcome reward of fatherhood. Yes, fathers don´t hold it against us if we forget or “don´t participate in the forced celebration,” but they sure would not object if we gave them a call, a card, a little present, or simply some of our time. As the protecting and providing force of a family, fathers also need a break from their regular daily dealings, including personal doubts to struggle with, changes in health, work, and–yes–emotions. Acknowledging and celebrating dads on this special day does not diminish their “rock solid role” in the family, nor does it jeopardize their effort to provide and be there for us. Sure, I can only write this as a woman, but this is what I observe and hear from dads. It is also what they don´t say, which is often even more important. Dads will rarely–unlike moms–play the “I am hurt” or “I am underappreciated” card. If you have a dad, are married to a dad, make it a special day for them. It can be a no-fuss, quality time with him, simple and unassuming. Celebrate their stoic presence, and the fact that they are always generously providing for you and your loved ones. They might object at first, but just shower them a little pampering and love anyway. And while you are at it, make it a habit and not a once a year event. Happy Father´s Day!• Author Sabine Starr is a psychologist licensed in Vienna, Austria, currently living and working in Mission Hills. She has written numerous articles for professional psychology journals. For further information, visit www.starrcoaching.com and follow her blog at www.HealthwithTaste.blogspot.com; and a new social media offering is www.facebook.com/StarrCoaching

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positioned right in the center of your body, it can wreak havoc on your entire body and cause great discomfort if it is not healthy. People have gone so far as to think they were having heart problems or had an extra terrestrial being living inside of them when it was just discomfort due to bad gut health. So you can see why taking the necessary steps to maintain gut health is so important. Cardio and Weight Training Cardio exercise is the least you can do, to ensure great gut health. If you haven’t yet built up the strength to jog Blake & Gwen Beckcom for 45 minutes or swim for an hour, then High Intensity Interval Training will work just as well. This is where you do as many reps as you can of a specific exercise in a certain amount of time. You could start off with 15 seconds of bending down and touching your toes and then standing straight back up. Do as many reps as you can in 12 to 15 seconds. Rest for 30 seconds and then repeat. There is also speed walking, sprinting, brisk walking, butt kicks, squats, etc. However, none of these will take the place of two or three weight training sessions each week, which you should do in addition to your cardio exercise. Basically, if you lead an active lifestyle, get adequate rest and follow a balanced diet where you eat foods as close to their natural state as possible, then you have a good chance of having a good mix of gut microbes. All of this will have you feeling less stressed and ultimately improve your overall health.• Fitness Together Mission Hills offers personal training with qualified professionals by regular appointment in private suites. Exercise and nutritional programs are custom designed to fit your needs and abilities. Call 619.794.0014 for more information or to schedule a free fitness diagnostic and private training session. See what others are saying about us on Yelp.


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When Your Child Turns 18

It happens much faster than any of us expect. One minute you’re cradling this cute bundle of joy in your arms and the next thing you know she’s graduating from high school and planning to move out to college. Like many parents, I have no idea where the 18 years went, or how they went by so fast. As a parent, there are several things I used to be able to take care of that are now a lot more difficult to manage. At 18 years old, that’s not a child standing next to you anymore. Legally, he is a separate human being with his own rights and obligations. Here are some tips that will make supporting your young adult a lot easier. Durable power of attorney Financial institutions (and college financial offices) will no longer share information with you, even though you’re the one paying the bills. This document allows you to make financial decisions on behalf of your young adult, and do things like open and close bank accounts, set up IRAs, negotiate contracts, etc. You’ll need it to be effective immediately in order to help with day-to-day details like college finances. Advanced health care directive Again, you might be paying for health insurance, but because she’s legally an adult, the doctors are not allowed to give you any information about your child’s conditions or treatment without her permission. If she’s unable to give that permission (e.g.: badly injured), the doctors can’t tell you anything unless your child has signed an Advanced Directive and given you authorization to discuss her healthcare. How old is your girlfriend again? Not many people consider age in their relationships (especially in high school), but turning 18 has important legal consequences. Any kind of sexual contact–even consensual–with someone under age 18 is against the law in California and can carry serious consequences. Civic responsibilities Voter registration and jury duty aren’t the only obligations that 18 yearolds face. Young men who turn 18 are still required to register for the

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Selective Service. Although there hasn’t been a draft in over a generation, the requirement is still there. And of course, now that he’s 18, he’s required to file and pay his own taxes. Auto insurance It’s a lot cheaper for parents to keep their young adults on their home and auto insurance policies than it is for your teen to buy it herself. However, be aware that teens are far more likely to be involved in an accident, and keeping your teen on your policy risks raising your rates and being included in any claims that arise from an accident. If you own the car, you should also own the insurance policy. In this case, keep your teen on your policy and make sure your liability coverage is sufficient to protect your assets and your income. If your teen owns the car, then she should buy her own policy, too. Jail What once might have been considered youthful antics meriting a stern lecture is now a criminal offense with real consequences. More importantly, once your not-so-juvenile delinquent turns 18, you probably won’t get a call from the police. If your child has a healthy appetite for mischief, make sure he understands that there is a big difference between 17 and 18. Much of the joy of becoming a legal adult is overshadowed by the mad rush of college applications, senior year sports and other high school drama. As the dust is settling and my baby girl gets ready to pack up and leave the nest, I’ve realized that I’m looking forward to shifting my role from parent to being an advisor to a wonderful, amazing young adult. These six tips will help to make that transition easier for you, too.• This column is prepared by Rick Brooks, CFA®, CFP®. Brooks is Director and Chief Investment Officer with Blankinship & Foster, LLC, a wealth advisory firm specializing in comprehensive financial planning and investment management. Brooks can be reached at 858.755.5166, or by email at brooks@bfadvisors.com. Brooks and his family live in Mission Hills.

Preservation Award

Mission Hills residents and business owners Allen Hazard and Janet O’Dea have been selected for a 2016 Excellence in Historic Preservation Award by the City of San Diego’s Historic Resources Board (“HRB”) for their critically acclaimed 2015 book, “Images of America, Mission Hills,” published by Arcadia Publishing. Allen and Janet will accept their second Excellence in Historic Preservation Award on May 26th at the upcoming HRB Meeting as part of the City’s celebration of Historic Preservation Week. Hazard and O’Dea have lived in Mission Hills for over 15 years in a historically designated 1920 California Craftsman bungalow. They started researching and documenting the community’s history, oral histories, period photographs, and ephemera just after they moved in. A majority of the images are from private collections and have never been seen by the general public until now. In writing the book, they met with former and present Mission Hills residents, acquiring over 200 photographs that tell the 100+ year history of one of San Diego’s most intact early 20th century streetcar bungalow communities. Hazard stated “…this is an especially gratifying award as few Arcadia books are recognized by the City for community involvement.” O’Dea added that, “…it is wonderful to have been nominated for this very rewarding effort.” Last year, the husband and wife historians gave presentations to launch their book for Save Our Heritage Organisation (SOHO) at the 1912 Francis Parker School in Mission Hills; at the Mission Hills Wine Cellar, at their local library, a local bookstore as well as a Barnes-Noble store. Active members of SOHO, Allen and Janet have served on the board, multiple committees and between them, have won three SOHO People in Preservation Awards. For the last five years, Allen has served as SOHO’s home tour event chairperson. They have also lead popular tours in Mission Hills and Allen has acted as a speaker for SOHO including speaking on San Diego’s interpretation of Prairie School architecture. Allen and Janet helped establish Mission Hills Heritage. Janet was the first chairperson and Allen created the educational programs. Janet also helped organize efforts to install historic lighting in the community to take advantage of the undergrounding project. O’Dea and Hazard own Powers Plumbing, established in 1914. It is one of the oldest plumbing contractors in San Diego. The Mission Hills books can be purchased there at 1705 West Lewis Street in the heart of the quaint West Lewis commercial district.•

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Welcome Summer By Troy Curnett, President MHBID and Owner/Broker One Mission Realty In Mission Hills, June kicks-off with multiple events including school graduations and promotions, the Town Council’s first in a series of Summer Concerts in Pioneer Park on Friday, June 17 and Father’s Day on Sunday, June 19. All of these events lend themselves to meals and picnics. Please consider supporting a local Mission Hills’ restaurant or shop as you make your plans for these very special June events. And, visit the Mission Hills BID website at MissionHillsBID.com for our business directory and for easy links to what is happening in our neighborhood. Father’s Day in Mission Hills means many delicious options for celebrating Dad. Whether shopping locally for a home prepared meal or making a reservation at a local eatery, something delicious is just steps away. Father’s Day also marks the last serving of meals at The Wellington. After six years operating as a steakhouse, the owners will

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remodel and open later in the summer as a bar-focused space. If your Dad enjoys a great beef Wellington, consider making a reservation at The Wellington, while you still can. For the many of you who participated in the May 22nd Mission Hills Bike to Business Ride and Symposium, thank you. It was a fun-filled and educational event made possible again this year through funding from SANDAG, iCommute and GObyBIKE. If you missed it, here’s a brief glimpse of the day: at 11:30 a.m. we met at Mission Hills Fabric Care Center (thank you, Chad!) for the ABC’s of safe bicycling, contest rules and a guided bike ride through the lovely residential and business neighborhoods. Riders made a brief photo op stop to pose as a group and individually with a historic Pennyfarthing bicycle and its owner, Brandon Carpenter. A very special thank you to local businesses, including Brad Sund of State Farm Insurance, Luxury Farms, Heartwork Coffee Bar, and Lavish, who created free water stations and offered water to the bicyclists.

Following the guided bike ride and photo op, riders and participants were encouraged to have lunch and shop on their own while they toured Mission Hills businesses in all of our BID areas including India St, Reynard Way, West Lewis St, Fort Stockton Dr, Goldfinch St, and West Washington Street. There was even a fun contest with prizes to encourage support for our local neighborhood businesses and we thank everyone who participated. The Mission Hills bike event concluded with a symposium including presentations on the History of Bicycles 1880s to Now, Shopping by Bicycle, Mission Hills Bikeways Update, Curated Bicycle Tourism, and Safe Bicycling for Moms and Kids. Presenters on these topics were Brandon Carpenter, Bob “Turbo Bob” Brandhauer, Judi Tentor, Mariah VanZerr and Nicole Burgess. We thank Ken and Gina with Kengina Ascent Real Estate for providing the Symposium venue. Have you felt something cheery, bright, and new in the Mission Hills business district? Could it be colorful banners featuring familiar

faces? The BID extends its thanks to our business owners and to the San Diego County Fair for this year’s banner partnership program. The banners will remain installed through the duration of the Fair as a way of showing support for this regional event. And, speaking of banners, the BID applied for a Neighborhood Reinvestment Program Grant through San Diego County Board of Supervisors Chairman Ron Roberts. The County’s fiscal condition has enabled it to reinvest taxpayer money in our communities for the benefit of the public. Funding was authorized to the Mission Hills Business Improvement District to assist in the purchase of new street banners along with design, printing, installation and brackets. New holiday banners and year-around banners are in the works. We all have much to look forward to in the summer of 2016.•

Annual Father’s Day Open House on Hubbell James Hubbell, to open property to the public

Renowned San Diego artist and humanitarian, James Hubbell, is opening his hand-built, artistic mountain retreat home to the public for the annual Father’s Day Tour benefiting the Ilan-Lael Foundation —Sunday, June 19, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Julian, California. For more than 50 years the Hubbell’s have been building their art-inspired home and guests are invited to tour the iconic property’s eight main structures, including the art studios, the famous “Boys’ House,” and chapel, plus the first-ever chance to explore the near-completed Ilan-Lael Center. James, his wife Anne, and their family will also be greeting the public to share their inspirational stories and insights about the property. There are two tour times on June 19; the morning tour will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the afternoon tour from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at ilanlaelfoundation.org/open-house/. An included shuttle service will transport visitors from Julian Station (located at 4470 Hwy. 78, Julian, CA) to the Hubbell home and studios.•

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As technology has put all forms of statistics at our fingertips and as the Real Estate market has taken a turn for the better, there is a much higher appetite for data among buyers and sellers who are seeking to make wise real estate decisions. Hiring a professional Realtor who specializes in your favorite neighborhood assures that you will have access to, and patient guidance through interpreting pertinent information. Use the right numbers and ONLY the right numbers. One of the reasons some folks shut down in conversations about real estate data is sheer overwhelm: percentages; rates; charts; graphs; timelines; quarter-over-quarter vs. year-over-year, blah, blah, blah. Avoid this by simply focusing on a tiny set of data points: only the numbers that count and that have true relevance to the actual decision you’re trying to make. Generally that means you’ll be focused on local numbers only –very local. You must maintain laser-beam clarity in your own head. For example, if you’re trying to decide how much to offer for a particular home, you may only need to know how long the home has been on the market, how many offers you’re competing with (if any), how this home compares with similar sales in the neighborhood, and what those homes sold for and when. Enlist the counsel of a Pro to help you interpret the data. Whatever you do, do not rely on national newspaper headlines or the latest two-minute analysis on cable news. At best, this information is designed for economic analysis, not personal decision-making. At worst, it is designed to spark outrage and generate hyperbole. Fortunately, local Real Estate experts can provide you with up-to-the-minute data, and more importantly, assist you in analyzing and interpreting what that data means and in what direction the market is trending. The agents that are best equipped to do this are the ones who live and breathe your neighborhood and have seen, in person, all the comparable homes, not just the photos on the data sheet. The moral to the story here is you don’t need to do this alone. The smartest students are often the ones who get tutors to assist them in understanding a complicated subject so they can excel in it. House hunters and home sellers can make fully informed Real Estate decisions by utilizing the skilled experience of a local Realtor. We have the skills and ability to make even the most complicated comparisons and property analysis easily understandable. Give us a call today, and let’s talk about your specific goals.

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By Barb Strona In April I went to the San Diego Horticultural Society at the Del Mar racetrack to hear David Fross talk about plants native to California. He arrived at his current career by a circuitous route. Fross had been drawn to natural landscapes as a child. However, he majored in history; and as a graduate student on a field trip in a geography class, he “met a friend” he hadn’t “seen for a long time.” Fross stayed with the plant, a wild carex, for 20 minutes or so getting reacquainted. This led to moving to San Luis Obispo where he earned a graduate degree in agriculture. There one of his professors introduced him to his 96 year-old grandmother, a California native-plant expert and famous horticulturist. Fross was fascinated by her as she was advocate of using native plants in California long before it became popular. Drought also made him aware of the benefits of planting natives. In 1978 he opened, using his wife’s money, a wholesale nursery specializing in natives. He called it Native Sons. As time went on he

Native and Mediterranean drought tolerant and resistant plants need very little pruning, and can give you many different effects.

expanded his inventory to include plants that are suited for Mediterranean-style climates. His goal is to provide plants for those who are interested in responsible gardening while having fun.

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Responsible gardening does not guarantee success. Experimentation is important. This means accepting plant deaths as part of the learning curve. In means knowing your soil, the micro climates on your property, and being willing to move plants to another location if they fail to thrive in their original location. In fact, his home landscape began as a garden needing full sun, but over time plants grew shading the area and forcing him to re-think his design. When you plant, you must consider scale, color, texture and the plant’s physical needs. As the garden matures, you may need to make changes. The plants Fross grows include California natives as well as those from Mediterranean climates including Australia, South Africa, Chile and the land surrounding the Mediterranean. In other words, he grows plants that thrive in a climate of warm, dry summers and moderate winter rainfall. He cautions that established plants may be drought tolerant, but they do need some moisture. A drought tolerant plant can survive for a time by losing its leaves or going dormant. If normal conditions do not return in time, the plant will definitely die. In other words, drought tolerant plants need regular watering. They will need more if it is extremely hot or windy, you will need to water at least once or even twice a week. Plants that do not require a great deal of water should be given water every 10 to 14 days. Occasional watering is waiting three to four weeks between watering. Infrequent water consists of deep water every four to six weeks in summer. Potted plants need more frequent watering. California natives are not necessarily drought resistant. Many grow in marshes and could not survive in

a drought tolerant garden setting. A drought resistant plant (Xeric) thrives in drought conditions. All young plants need water until they are established. Fross supplies plants to over 100 retail nurseries, but he will not sell any plant that cannot flourish under his benign neglect. In addition to help conserve water, native and Mediterranean drought tolerant and resistant plants need very little pruning, do not need fertilizer, and most need no pesticides. They also attract birds and other pollinators. Best of all, these plants can give you many different effects. For example, Escallonia, Japanese Privet, and Oleander survive with little or no care. If you want the look of a meadow, we have many grasses and sedges that work. A low growing manzanita makes a nice cover for a bank. For privacy there are many choices. Lemonadeberry was planted in Santa Barbara’s Botanic Garden in the 1940s. To maintain its shape and size, it is pruned three to four times a year. Wax myrtle, California bay, Toyon, Catalina Cherry, and California lilac make good privacy barriers which may be pruned occasionally or sheared regularly, depending on what you want. Fross gave a very interesting talk and showed us how beautiful a waterthrifty garden can be. I am certain we all learned about many new possibilities. At any rate, he has added to my gradual acceptance of these plants’ presence in my landscape. Come to the June meeting and learn about Breadfruit, the Food of the Future. The meeting will be between 6 and 8 p.m. at 4070 Jackdaw (between West Lewis and Fort Stockton). Members are free; guests pay $10, which can be applied to your membership if you join that day.•

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St. Vincent de Paul School recently partnered with Royal Stone Bistro to raise funds for the school. Parents and community members who participated in the Lift a Fork fundraiser enjoyed fine dining while supporting new textbooks for the students at St. Vincent’s. Royal Stone Bistro was recently opened by St. Vincent parents John and Jackie Stone where they are enriching and delighting the neighborhood through their seasonally designed, European inspired menu that includes a wonderful children’s menu affectionately referred to as Johnny’s Go-To’s in a tribute to their son. The Stones along with Executive Chef Chase Edrington are bringing an exquisite dining experience to the historic Royal Mart building. The menu evolves with the seasons to provide the most savory, fresh flavor and is accompanied by an excellent selection of beer and wine as well. “We greatly appreciate support from Royal Stone Bistro for our school,” said Sister Kathleen Walsh, principal of St. Vincent de Paul School. “This was a great opportunity for our supporters to enjoy an incredible dinner at the newly opened restaurant while raising much needed funds to benefit our students.” Diners had the opportunity to enjoy one of our community’s newest restaurants while benefiting a great cause. The event was an incredible success raising close to $1,000 that include a contribution from Royal Royal Stone Bistro as well as a gift from a parishioner in support of the event. Proceeds will benefit the purchase of new classroom textbooks and support materials. Royal Stone Bistro is located at 3401 First Avenue in Bankers Hill. For reservations or more information call 619.738.8550 or visit www.royalstonebistro.com.•

John and Jackie Stone, owners of Royal Stone Bistro, present check to Sr. Kathleen Walsh (center), principal of St. Vincent de Paul School.

2nd Annual VanGo!

S.T.E.A.M. Festival Takes Place

The creativity of local students comes to life at Washington Elementary (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) S.T.E.A.M. Magnet School’s 2ndAnnual VanGo! S.T.E.A.M. Festival on Saturday, June 11 from noon to 6 p.m. in Little Italy. The VanGo! S.T.E.A.M. Festival is a free community event that features silly soap box car races; live musical and visual arts performances; interactive S.T.E.A.M. activities, a fine art exhibit; local vendors; food; and a beer and wine garden. Washington Elementary integrates their community partnerships with their curriculum by having local businesses sponsor the cars and together with sponsors, students and teachers; they design, engineer and build rolling sculptures! “We are excited to support the 2nd Annual VanGo! S.T.E.A.M. Festival! It’s great to have a school in the neighborhood that works with the community and holds events for the kids, residents and visitors to enjoy,” said Chris Gomez, Little Italy Association’s district manager. “Washington Elementary S.T.E.A.M. Magnet School is a part of Little Italy’s rich history and culture— we are proud to have their event in the neighborhood.” Along with the student race, this year’s 2016 VanGo! S.T.E.A.M. Festival will include the “Anything Goes” race for adult entrants. In this race, adults will be able race against other entrants in creative contraptions they have designed and built themselves. All profits made at the VanGo! S.T.E.A.M. Festival will benefit the Washington Elementary S.T.E.A.M. Magnet School. For more information on VanGo!, please visit www.sdvango.org.•

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Blast to the Past

The Hillcrest Wind Ensemble takes a Blast to the Past, celebrating pop music from the 60s, 70s, and 80s at 8 p.m., Friday, June 24, at the Mississippi Room in the historic Lafayette Hotel, 2223 El Cajon Boulevard. The concert is proceeded by a complimentary fruit and cheese table at 7:30 p.m. A no host bar will also be available as well as a 50/50 raffle. The band welcomes special guests, Kevin Cavanaugh and Blue Velvet, a dynamic retro act which has performed in numerous night clubs in San

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Diego. These three decades had some of the best pop music ever produced. The ensemble will perform a symphonic tribute to the Beatles as well as music ranging from Queen to The Carpenters. A highlight of the night will be a special tribute to the late, Prince. Tickets are $20.00 and can be purchased at The Windsmith, 3875 Granada Ave. in North Park, at sdartstix.com, or at the door. For information, call 619.692.2077x814 or visit www.hillcrestwindensemble.com.•

The Hillcrest Wind Ensemble will provide an array of pop music.

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Flight of Inconceivable Consonances by Michael Cheval

The Chris Vitas Quartet at Dizzy’s 4275 Mission Bay Drive San Diego CA 92109 www.dizzysjazz.com www.keltik-kharma.com Saturday, June 11, 2016 8:00 pm $15 Cover

Willow Weep for Me

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Chris Vitas electric violin, with Sky Ladd keyboards, Justin Grinnell electric bass, Duncan Moore drums

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Room for All to Enjoy

By Melinda Myers No matter your budget, space or gardening experience, you can design an outdoor entertainment area for you, your family and friends to enjoy. Start by gathering ideas from magazines, the internet and websites like Gardener’s Supply Company for examples of outdoor garden spaces. Next, select an area that is convenient and suitable for your outdoor entertaining. Define the space using outdoor rugs and furniture or tall planters (gardeners.com) to serve as the walls for your garden room. A bistro set and a couple of chairs makes for an intimate space on a balcony. Those with more room may want to include an outdoor wicker and teak dining set. Fill the planters with ornamental grasses, papyrus, cannas and other flowering plants to create a living screen. Add a splash of color and flavor to the space by growing herbs and vegetables combined with flowers in these and additional planters in your garden space. Include ingredients for your favorite drinks, appetizers and meals. Your guests will enjoy plucking a few mint leaves for their iced tea or mojito, harvesting fresh greens from a salad garden bar and dressing up the meal with a few pesticidefree edible flowers like nasturtiums, calendula and daylilies. Busy gardeners and those that travel may want to try self-watering pots. These containers have built-in water reservoirs to provide a constant flow of water to the plants. This means you need to water less often, while still enjoying healthy and productive plants. Add some height and focal points with topiaries. Purchase a sculpted evergreen or train vines up a twist topiary frame to create a bit of living art. And don’t forget to add some garden art and statuary. Extend your enjoyment with outdoor lighting. A few votive candles in old punch cups are perfect for intimate gatherings in small spaces. Add a bit more illumination with the help of solar illuminated planters, solar deck lights, post caps, and solar cubes and spheres. No buried electric lines or extension cords needed. Use these lights to lead you down the path to your garden space or brighten the space for an evening of fun. So get busy creating the garden room of your dreams. Once you get started, you will be looking for more opportunities for that quiet getaway, outdoor kitchen and more ways to enjoy your garden. Gardening expert, TV/radio host, author & columnist Melinda Myers has more than 30 years of horticulture experience and has written over 20 gardening books, including “Small Space Outdoor living and entertaining can make indoors seem unnecessary. Gardening” and the “Midwest Gardener’s Handbook.”•

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Fashion + Flavors

Celebrates the Art of Delicious Design

Shoppers are invited to indulge their good taste during Bazaar delMundo’s Fashion + Flavors,” a vibrant new event by Diane Powers featuring food, fashion and fun, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, June 17 and 18 at the corner of Juan and Taylor Streets in Old Town. To give the event added flavor, Casa Guadalajara’s Chef Jose Duran will present cooking demonstrations of his popular summer salad and dressing recipes. Guests can enjoy tastings of his splendid creations along with a light lunch served in the beautiful Bazaar del Mundo courtyard at 11:30 a.m. both days. For eager fashionistas, guest artists will showcase their handmade creations, including unique fashion accessories, clothing and crafts. Shoppers can peruse collections of silk scarves, leather handbags and jewelry made from metals, glass, semi-precious stones and sparkling jewels that are contemporary, as well as ethnically inspired. Musical entertainment will be provided by TINKU, performing over 19 musical rhythms from throughout Latin America on authentic native instruments. For more information, visit www. bazaardelmundo.com. The Bazaar del Mundo Shops and Casa Guadalajara are at the north entrance to Old Town on the corner of Juan and Taylor.•

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At 7:30 p.m., Monday, June 6, 2016 North Coast Repertory Theatre in association with Hannah Step, Judith White, Patty Moises, Lisa Cohen, Hasty Pidgeon and Zandra Rhodes present a one-night reading/performance of “Love, Loss and What I Wore” by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron and directed by David Ellenstein. Featuring in the cast are Emmy Awardwinning Mariette Hartley and Golden Globe and Emmy Award Nominee Marion Ross. Other cast members include Justine Hartley, Amanda Stitton and Summer Spiro. A play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and memory covering all the important subjects—mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses and why we only wear black. The play is based on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman. This performance is a fundraiser for North Coast Rep and all proceeds go to the theatre to help fund new works. Tickets are $100 which includes a reception at 6 p.m. featuring wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres followed by the performance. The tax-deductible portion of the ticket is $60 North Coast Repertory Theatre is located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075. Tickets: Call 858.481.1055 or visit www.northcoastrep.org to purchase tickets.•

When a member of a popular New York City improv troupe gets cast on a hit TV show, the rest of the group—all best friends—start to realize that not everyone is going to make it after all. From the director of “Sleepwalk With Me” and the creator of “This American Life” comes “Don’t Think Twice,” a critically acclaimed comedy packed with comic stars KeeganMichael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Mike Birbiglia, Kate Micucci, Chris Gethard and Tami Sagher that presents a hilarious and honest

look at the lives of professional funny people. A nuanced story of friendship, aspiration and the pain and promise of change, Mike Birbiglia’s new film is funny, honest and insightful. “Don’t Think Twice” has a running time of one hour and 30 minutes and is Rated R. It officially opens on Friday, August 19 at Landmark Theatres. For information and times, call 619.819.0236, or visit www. landmarkTheatres.com. Film times and dates are subject to change.•

The cast of “Don’t Think Twice” includes Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Mike Birbiglia, Kate Micucci, Chris Gethard and Tami Sagher. Marion Ross performs in “Love, Loss and What I Wore.”

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“Tokyo Fish Story,” by Kimber Lee and directed by May Adrales, runs from May 28 through June 26 at Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center Master sushi chef Koji built his successful career on respect—for tradition, fine ingredients, and the legends who came before him. But now his restaurant, considered one of the greatest in Tokyo, is losing its customers to newer and flashier places. It’s time for a new generation to take over. Koji’s brilliant protégé Takashi might know how to save the restaurant, if only he could find a way to tell his mentor. Kimber Lee’s beautiful play will take audiences into the mind of the chef-as-artist and bring to vibrant life the sheer exhilaration of creating bite-sized masterpieces. “Tokyo Fish Story” is a gorgeous meditation on work, legacy, and the art of perfection. The cast includes Tina Chilip (Ana Miyuki, Woman), Tim Chiou (Takashi), Raymond Lee (Nobu), James Saito (Koji), Jon Norman Schneider (Tuna Dealer Apprentice, Oishi, Toru, Yuji, Daisuke, Hirayama). The Old Globe is located in San Diego’s Balboa Park at 1363 James Saito (left) appears as Koji Old Globe Way. For tickets and and Tim Chiou appears as Takashi information, call 619.234.5623.• in tokyo fish story

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San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Summer Safari Asian Celebration presented by SunPower is set to arrive at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park this summer, offering an extravaganza of drumming, acrobatics, dancing and more. Guests at the Safari Park will be immersed in Asian-themed festivities and up-close encounters with fascinating animals. Performances take place at Summer Safari Stage in Safari Base Camp, with multiple shows scheduled from 2 to 7 p.m. each day from June 25 through August 14 at San Diego Zoo Safari Park, 15500 San Pasqual Valley Road in Escondido, California. During Summer Safari, visitors can be amazed by Chinese acrobats, be impressed by lion dancers, practice their moves with Bollywood dancers and groove to the percussive beat of Taiko drummers. Summer Safari is a “wild” party sure to be enjoyed by guests of all ages. In addition to great Asian-themed entertainment during Summer Safari, guests have the opportunity to see a diverse array of rare and exotic wildlife— including Sumatran tigers at the Tull Family Tiger Trail, a cheetah racing up to 70 miles per hour at Shiley’s Cheetah Run, unique and captivating birds at the Frequent Flyers Bird Show, and much more. All Summer Safari festivities are included with membership or admission to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.•

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An Evening With Dolly Parton

Valley View Casino Center Hosts Superstar

An internationally renowned superstar, the iconic and irrepressible Dolly Parton has contributed countless treasures to the world of entertainment. Dolly Parton will make a stop at Valley View Casino Center on September 27, 2016. Tickets will be available at AXS.com. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits’ collections, paid digital downloads and compilation usage during her illustrious career have topped a staggering 100 million records worldwide. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, Dolly has had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist. Dolly has garnered seven Grammy Awards, 10 Country Music Association Dolly Parton’s record sales have topped a Awards, five Academy of staggering 100 million records worldwide. Country Music Awards, three American Music Awards and is one of only five female artists to win the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award. Making her film debut in the 1980 hit comedy “9 to 5,” Dolly earned rave reviews for her performance and an Oscar nomination for writing the title tune, along with her second and third Grammy Awards. Roles in “Steel Magnolias,” “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” “Rhinestone,” and “Straight Talk” followed. Dolly saw a cherished dream become a reality in 1986 with the opening of her own theme park, Dollywood, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. In 1988, Dolly began the Dollywood Foundation which funds Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library across America and in Canada by giving every preschool child a book each month from the time he or she is born until the child reaches kindergarten. Currently 60,000,000 books are mailed to children in the US, Canada and throughout the UK. In 1999, Dolly was inducted as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. She has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 2004, the U.S. Library of Congress presented her with their Living Legend Award for her contribution to the cultural heritage of the United States. In December 2015, more than 13 million tuned into “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” and was the most-watched film on broadcast networks since May 2012. To learn more about this American icon, visitDollyParton Entertainment.com.•

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It’s Complicated

By Laura Walcher

It’s been that kinda May: half of our clan have birthdays; nearly every non-profit in the city hosts an annual event; there’s Mother’s Day; J.Walcher Communications celebrated its 15th anniversary. We could only nod to Passover, which we missed by a day. The birthday kids of May; well, the problem is, they’re no longer kids. Yeow. And by now, they have nearly everything they need, so it’s pretty hard to conjure up creative presents. Jean and Joe gave Uncle Mike socks. (Yawn?) But Uncle Mike rose, so to speak, to the occasion: “I wore my new Calvin Kline socks today,” he wrote to them. “They are uplifting, my mood is better, I am more friendly to people, and everyone is impressed by the positive new me. Plus, I am taller. Thank you.” The clan can be here for hours, but they never notice anything–they laugh, eat. Drink. So, why were they moved to comment on the golf ball that

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lives in the dish dryer in our sink? “Mommmm?” I found it; I saved it. Now it’s mine. The land-line rings incessantly, unfamiliar voices–recorded and live–grimly or cheerfully urging us into decisions we don’t want to make or money we don’t want to send. C’mon, awreddy! You’ve probably been excited to read this far, per no mention of Trump. Not yet. Who can help it? May was the bonanza; how many magazine covers did he make, television appearances, reruns of his appalling attitude, rude opinions, dismissive attacks? Yet, we’re publicists; we’d give our ear for such ink. Or, air. So what if it’s 99 percent negative? Good name recognition. Thank me for not listing the gruesome adjectives about him that I can barely resist repeating. Yet, to show you what a good sport I am, here’s a joke: “Did you hear that two of Trump’s three wives were immigrants? …” Rats: I can’t remember the punch line. I asked the Mr.–he remembers everything. “I can’t think of it,” he said. Me: “Who would know?”

Mr.: “What’s-his-name would know.” Maybe it’s May. The San Diego Council on Literacy’s “Eat. Drink. Read.” took place at Liberty Station. It was outdoors, fenced area, superb cuisine from a few dozen purveyors and restaurants. How could one go wrong? Well, it was May, and it was outdoors, and too many of us didn’t bring our sweaters. I may recover in June. We’ll go to see musicmaster Rey Vinole play for the Horse Shows at the Fair. How do you play for horse shows, anyway? There’s swing, rock, Latin, march, western, great American song book show tunes. Eighty-ninety tunes per show, he says. All to the beat of the hooves; have we clearly underestimated horses? They’ve got rhythm! But, says Mr. Vinole, any horse that can’t keep the beat can be dismissed. Not the rider, but the horse. That’s life. In the meantime, I’m still writing this in May. And we’re going to see the documentary about Anthony Weiner. That should cheer us up.•

Power of Taa-naash-kaa-da

By Violet Green Do you know of a place where you can feel your heart beat in every cell of your body? A place where you can be your true self – no questions asked, no judgements made, just unconditional love and acceptance. Maybe this is what you feel when you’re floating in the ocean, padding around your own backyard barefoot in the grass, on your favorite hiking trail, curled up in that cozy corner in your favorite library, or maybe even sitting at your best friend’s dining room table where you’ve had countless heart-to-heart conversations. Wherever it is, I hope that you’ve had this experience in your life and that you’ll continue to know, in your heart, and in the core of your being that you are loved, special and sacred. I’ve been lucky enough to have found this joy in my heart in many different ways, and almost always out in nature. It’s a feeling that I crave when there’s just too much busy in my life – too many appointments, too much screen time, too many gatherings (even fun ones), and not enough Taa-naash-kaa-da Sanctuary nestled into the Sangre de Cristo Mountains quiet and stillness for me to check in with my of northeastern New Mexico on a parcel just shy of 77 acres. inner knowing, my body, my breath. Sometimes I can remedy it with a quick stroll through my garden, a full moon hike, or As stewards of the land, Maria and Yraceburu, have continued the a brilliant sunset at the beach, but when I really need a break from it all, I intentional care-giving of the land practicing eco-spiritual permaculture think of Taa-naash-kaa-da Sanctuary – a sacred land that helps me heal and and ensuring environmental protection as the primary focus of growth and remember who I am. The power of Taa-naash-kaa-da is so real and alive development on the land – from placement of structures to ensuring the within me, that I only need to remember my time spent there to feel the growth of native plants and a homestead for wildlife. reconnection in my body – it calms my busy-ness and reminds me that I am Within the past year, Taa-naash-kaa-da became an official Monarch a daughter of changing Mother Earth and I am grateful. Way Station and successfully hatched, tagged, and released 13 monarch Taa-naash-kaa-da (say tuh NOSH kuh duh) is an Apache expression butterflies from the land. The Monarch butterfly project is shared with meaning, “The Great Coming Together.” It’s a place where folks are local school children and as part of the outdoor education program at Taagathering to expand awareness about our relationship with Earth, to preserve naash-kaa-da. They now have three horses on the land and have launched historical sites, and to raise consciousness—all based upon three tenets of the Healing Hooves program to help women on their healing journeys connection, love and responsible co-creation. You’ll find Taa-naash-kaa-da with PTSD. These gentle giants re-teach confidence, communication, and Sanctuary nestled into the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of northeastern New connection to guide participants back towards a place where trust can Mexico on a parcel just shy of 77 acres. The land is covered with native become a safe option again. plants, rich in wildlife, and home to an 11-circuit labyrinth, a piece of the As a life-long gardener and now an herbalist, I know the hard work needed Santa Fe Trail, horses, and two shimas (aunties) who hold the vision. just to maintain this land and these women have made it thrive under their The guardians of this special place are two dedicated women: Maria an careful watch. The time has come to purchase the land from the original Apache VisionKeeper and ceremonialist and Lynda Yraceburu, a Gypsy Taa-naash-kaa-da Sanctuary Coalition. healer and photographer. Since they moved to the land four years ago, Won’t you join me in ensuring this healing, enchanting space is available they’ve cultivated new connections, helped out in native communities in for us all and for the next generations to come? Our deadline for funding the area, and welcomed locals onto the land. They’ve hosted drum circles, is September 1, 2016. Every donation, big or small, matters to every healing workshops, camp outs, coming of age initiations, one-on-one person touched by this land. Please visit www.taanaashkaada.org to make healing sessions, and ceremonies to share their heritages and help others a donation, to learn more about program details, or to book a healing connect to Mother Earth. Their teachings are inclusive, truly accessible to getaway. I hope to see you on the land soon.• all, and so much fun.

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Love For Food To Mission Hills

Luxury Farms™ Provides A Venue for Culinary Expert

Virginie Woo was born and raised in Versailles (France) and was exposed to many cultures from which she takes the best of the worlds cuisine to incorporate in her creations. Her goal is to show how to realize the most exquisite dishes and desserts in a simple, quick, and healthy way. To realize this Virginie Woo created her first cooking school in the West side of Paris. Virginie Woo is now the culinary expert for Cristel USA and Cristel Canada for which she develops many recipes and continues teaching healthy gourmet cooking around North America: from New York to San Francisco, from San Diego to Montréal. Woo was recently invited to participate in a cooking class and wine tasting event at Luxury Farms™in Mission Hills. She joined guests and the proprietors of the establishment for an evening of fine food and wine. Choosing the right ingredients, using the best cooking utensils available on the market for healthy and gourmet cuisine is all part of Woo’s interests. For this reason Woo chose Cristel as her only cookware and she has been cooking with it for 14 years. Following Julia Child’s footsteps, Woo has recently given a cooking class at the French Cultural Center in Boston in the same kitchen where Julia Childs cooked. She has also cooked for many notable epicurean magazines to show how easy it is to create healthy dishes in minutes as a spark for cooking creativity. Woo has written more than 250 recipes (savory and dessert) since her debut in cuisine.•

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Civita Celebrates Summer with

Free Concerts & Family Movies

Civita has announced its third annual summer concert and movie series to be held in the community’s temporary park located at the corner of Civita Boulevard and Via Alta in Mission Valley. The line-up for “Sundown Sunday” concerts includes the country rock band Nancarrow on June 26, the Top 40 dance band Siren’s Crush on July 24, and Todo Mundo, which plays world music blending pop, reggae, rock, gypsy, Caribbean and Latin music, on August 28. The free concerts run from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Community members and the public are invited to bring picnics, beach chairs and blankets. (No glass, please.) Nancarrow and Siren’s Crush are making return appearances following last year’s popular concerts at Civita. Fronted by singer/songwriter Graham Nancarrow, his namesake band was nominated as one of the Best Country/Americana Bands at the San Diego Music Awards in 2012 and it remains one of San Diego’s favorite original Country Rock bands. Siren’s Crush is a local seven-piece Top 40 dance band that plays Fronted by singer/songwriter Graham Nancarrow, his namesake band was nominated covers by a wide variety of performers, ranging from Katy Perry to as one of the Best Country/Americana Bands at the San Diego Music Awards in 2012. Earth, Wind & Fire. Civita will screen family-friendly movies outdoors on the big screen on Todo Mundo (All the World) is a San Diego-based, six-piece world fusion June 17, July 15 and August 19. The public is invited to bring a picnic and band fronted by Santiago Orozco, a native of Columbia. The band has won enjoy free popcorn. The “Film Friday” festivities start at 7 p.m. with movies “Best World Music Album” twice from the San Diego Music Awards, which beginning at 8 p.m. Titles will be announced on the Civita website the week also recognized it as the “Best World Music Band.” before the movie. For updates, visit the CivitaLife Facebook page.•

AMSD Concerts Presents the

Rhythm Future Quartet

The Rhythm Future Quartet brings its unique brand of 21st century Gypsy jazz to AMSD Concerts at Sweetwater Union High School (2900 Highland Ave., National City, CA) on Friday, June 17 in celebration of its new CD Travels. The quartet features chief soloists Jason Anick on violin and Olli Soikkeli on guitar, along with second guitarist Max O’Rourke and bassist Greg Loughman. Show is 7:30 p.m. For tickets and information, call 619.303.8176 or visit www.amsdconcerts.com/June.html. Comprised of forward thinking and prodigiously gifted players, the Rhythm Future Quartet continues its deeply felt mission to situate Gypsy jazz firmly in the here and now. On Travels, scintillating original compositions, dazzling improvisation and one-mind ensemble playing convert the swinging string driven sounds of the past into a viable and vital style that speaks directly to jazz lovers of the present. The album was released February 26, 2016 on Magic Fiddle Music. Rhythm Future Quartet (named after the Django Reinhardt composition “Rhythm Futur”) has itself evolved since its self-titled 2014 debut recording. Where that critically acclaimed release drew on standards as its core repertoire, Travels is The Rhythm Future Quartet will perform in San Diego on Friday, June 17. largely devoted to group originals, compositions that touch on the tenants of the Gypsy jazz style yet thoroughly reflect the contemporary mindset of the makers. These ten new pieces are interwoven with shrewd reinterpretations of Bireli Lagrene’s “Made In France,” Paul Durand’s “Je Sui Seul Ce Soir” and, in a slinky arrangement that signals the band’s willingness to expand the scope of the Gypsy jazz idiom, Lennon and McCartney’s “Come Together.” Each of these thirteen performances display the awing virtuosity and sublime lyricism of the featured instrumentalists as well as the enviable cohesion of a musical unit that breathes as a collective entity. If rousing performances including “Bushwick Stomp” (which celebrates Finnish guitarist Soikkeli’s move to his present Brooklyn home) and “Don’t Tell Me” and “Made In France” are within the traditional Gypsy jazz vein, such pieces as “Travels,” “Still Winter” and “Round Hill” speak of RF’s new musical expression, a vision that makes effective use of more atmospheric textures and reflective moods. “We want to bring it all to the table,” Anick says, “Variety is valuable for our listeners and for us as players.” Clearly this is not the Gypsy jazz for purists. “Instead of putting our own stamp on beloved material we are trying to bring new material to the forefront,” Anick states. “We’re trying to bridge a gap. We aim to draw in listeners that respond to the best of the tradition–the energy, the rhythm, the exciting virtuosity, the deep emotion­–and then take a leap of faith and open their ears up to new soundscapes. We as a group are trying to prove that a music normally associated with older players can now provide personal expression for younger players of today.”•

Peninsula Singers Perform at

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Catalina Blvd., San Diego, CA 92107. The concert will be a celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s music. In addition to memorable favorites from “West Side Story,” selections from “Peter Pan,” “Candide,” and the fun “Wonderful Town” will be showcased. Selections from Bernstein’s more classical compositions “Mass” and “Chichester Psalms” will complete the program. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students, seniors and military. Children age 10 and under may attend for free. Peninsula Singers is a Community Choir based in Point Loma under the direction of Sarah Suhonen and accompanied by Stewart Simon on piano. A varied repertoire has included music from choral classics to Broadway shows. The choir has performed at many venues throughout our community including U.S.S. Midway, the Point Loma Village Cultural Faire, Southwestern Yacht Club, Point Loma High School, several local libraries, and December Nights in Balboa Park. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit www.peninsulasingerssandiego.org.• The Peninsula Singers performed in Balboa Park.

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Vacation. Staycation— By David Rottenberg

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Don’t let “May Gray” fool you. Summer is almost here. Schools will soon let out thousands of students who will crowd the beaches and other recreational areas, not to mention malls and stores. Tourists will soon descend in droves, crowding hotels, attractions and restaurants. And the minds of many locals turn to the question, “Vacation…staycation.” Many residents don’t feel a need to leave San Diego for a vacation. After all, this is the place that other people dream about visiting. So many are more than content to relax at home, happy not to have to rush to the office or pick up the phone or respond to emails. That’s a staycation in one’s own back yard. However, there’s an alternative–a staycation not at home but at a local resort. That may blend many of the best features of a trip without the expense or effort of flying, cabs, and uncertainty about the destinations. One can come pretty close to such terrific hotel experience, though, by visiting one of the major casino resorts in San Diego County. Generally, those hotels offer good accommodations, pools and recreation areas, entertainment, activities including gambling, and a choice of restaurants. And, travel costs and travel time The Oak Room is a world class steakhouse. Steaks are prime. are minimized. I had occasion to stay recently at Pala Casino Spa & Resort to attend the fully equipped gym. The pool is in a picturesque setting, framed by the an educational conferece. It would have been more fun to go there on a sweep of the building and mountains in the background. And, there are ten staycation. I hardly had time to play. restaurants from which to choose. No one need be hungry at Pala. The resort is located in Pala, less than an hour’s drive from downtown San Choices is the resort’s buffet. It serves an international complement of Diego. It is an easy drive north on Highway 15, exiting onto Highway 76. dishes, including Mexico and Italy, along with salads, omelet stations and Then it is a few miles drive through verdant farm land and ranches before carving stations. The dessert selections are amazing so be sure not to fill entering the reservation in which it is located. up earlier. The food was so good that I had to go back to sample as much The hotel is a 510 room structure whose accommodations are large as I could. and well appointed. Beds are soft and comfortable. A wide-screened TV Lovers of Oriental food will delight in Noodles, which serves dishes from dominates a desktop. Bathrooms have both tub and glass enclosed stall China, Vietnam, Thailand and Japan. Authentic recipes are used that are showers, together with complimentary toiletries. The spa offers a variety sure to please. of treatments, probably to take out the kinks developed by working out in The Oak Room is a world class steakhouse. It feels formal, elegant and very special. Steaks are prime, lobster is amazing and rack of lamb is worth calling home about. For a relaxed, casual meal that can be full of culinary excitement, though, my favorite was The Cave. It is so called because there is a “wine cellar”, a cave-like room beneath the restaurant on the main floor. As a “cellar”, it features a wine list of over 400 brands, together with entertainment and special food items. The restaurant on the main level is airy, open and offers fine Mediterranean cuisine. My “pappardelle with wild boar ragu” was a marvelous pairing of the silky wide noodle pasta with the flavorful, sumptuous meat. There are many more restaurants and cafes from which to choose. That’s why it is best to spend some time at the property and explore. Of course, all this is secondary to entertainment and gambling. Pala brings in top flight popular name entertainment periodically to its showroom. And the casino is always open, with thousands of machines, dozens of tables, and a large poker room. Win a lot or lose a lot—you might get comped. But Pala also has a “Pala Privileges” card that one can sign up for. This card offers incentives and discounts for play. Lovers of Oriental food will delight in Noodles, Pala Casino Resort & Spa is a AAA Four Diamond Award winner and offers which serves dishes from China, Vietnam, Thailand and Japan. much of what one would find a many upscale resorts (and cruises) around the world—all in our own back yard. It’s a perfect location for a staycation. Pala Casino Resort & Spa is located at 11154 Hwy 76 Pala CA 92059. Call 877-WIN-PALA 877.946.7252) for reservations and information.•

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n Grant School, located at 1425 Washington Place 92103,

n Wacky Science Sundays with Ms. Frizzle™ and The

n The Summer STEAM Maker Festival–Marrying Science

n Tabacinic Chabad Jewish Center of Oceanside/Vista,

is opening their pre-registration period for the 2016 to 2017 school year for kindergarten through 8th grade. Prospective parents may come in to the office between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Families must live within the boundaries of Grant. Please call 619.293.4420 for more information.

Magic School Bus©, located at theNAT, 1788 El Prado in Balboa Park, has live performances at 12:15 and 2:15 p.m. Get ready to explore the wild and wacky worlds of mysterious creatures, fascinating habitats, and phenomenal hands-on science. Free with Museum admission. Visit www.sdnat.org for ticket information.

Technology Engineering Art and Math Together–For the Fun of it at the 2016 San Diego County Fair. The festival features numerous make-and-take activity stations, daily STEAM challenges, a presentation stage, a kid’s drama workshop, a K-Zone with an insect theme, educational vendors offering hands on activities and so much more.

located at 1930 Sunset Drive, presents “The Blessing of a Broken Heart” at 7:30 p.m. Based on the award-winning book by Sherri Mandell and Starring Lisa Robbins. An American woman seeking adventure and meaning moves to Israel, meets her husband, and becomes a mother. The play, with music and imagery of the holy land, follows her growth of spirit and purpose following a personal loss. For ticket information, visit www. jesishoceanside.com or call (760) 86-7765.

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n San Diego Museum of Art, located at 1450 El Prado

n Reuben H Fleet Science Center, located at 1875 El Prado

n Zel’s Del Mar, located at 1247 Camino Del Mar in Del

in Balboa Park, presents Brush & Ink: Curated by acclaimed contemporary Chinese artist Pan Gongkai. The works were selected based on his personal history, experiences, and dedication to the medium of ink painting. This showcases the evolution of brush and ink, painting from the 15th century to the present day, with works that include hand scrolls, hanging scrolls, and fans. Ink painting has a centuries-long history in China that endured many cultural shifts, including a period with the art form was suppressed due to political turmoil. For information, visit www.sdmart.org.

in Balboa Park, presents the first Tuesday of each month as Residents’ Free Tuesdays. Free gallery admission applies to San Diego City and County residents and active-duty military. ID is required. There are reduced pricing on the Film Admission.

Mar, hosts Robin Henkel solo blues from 7 to 10 p.m. For information, call 858.755.0076.

Thru September 6 n theNAT, San Diego National History Museum, located at 1788 El Prado in Balboa Park, presents a Dive into an immersive and highly emotional adventure with Whales 3D, presented by Jean-Michel Cousteau. Visit www. sdnat.org to order tickets on line or call 877.946.7797.

Thru January 31, 2017 n San Diego History Center, located at Balboa Park, 1649 El Prado in Balboa Park, features The Lore Behind the Roar! 100 Years of the San Diego Zoo. This new, family friendly exhibition tells the story of the San Diego Zoo’s humble beginnings and it evolution as a major tourist attraction and global conservation organization. The exhibition cover 5,500 square feet of gallery space and is filled with rare historic objects, one-of-a-kind photos and multimedia exhibits that tell the colorful stories of the people, events, animals and conservation effort that have made the San Diego Zoo world famous. For details, exhibition hours and admission prices, visit www.sandiegohistory.org.

June 1 n Dizzy’s, located at 4275 Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, presents Jim Romeo and the Mesa College Jazz program with a Big Band performance at 8 p.m. Cost is $15.

June 2 n Zel’s Del Mar, locatd at 1247 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, hosts Robin Henkel solo blues from 7 to 10 p.m. For information, call 858.755.0076.

June 3 n Ki’s Restaurant, located at 2951 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, hosts Robin Henkel & Whitney Shay from 7:30 through 9:30 p.m. For information, call 760.436.5236.

n Dizzy’s, located at 4275 Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, presents Bebop alto saxophone specialist Charlie Arbelaez & Friends at 8 p.m. Cost is $15.

June 3 thru July 4 n “Mad About the Fair” is the theme for the 2016 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertson/Vons, which will be open at 4 p.m. on Friday, and run through Monday, July 4th. The Fair will be closed Mondays (except July 4th) and the first two Tuesdays.

June 4 n Kona Kai Resort, located at 1551 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, hosts Whitney Shay and Robin Henkel from 7 to 10 p.m. For information, call 619.295.9690.

n Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, located at the Old Globe at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park, will have Shakespeare in America presentation at 8 p.m. This opening event officially kicks off the celebrations surrounding First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare. Beloved actors from the Old Globe’s history and other celebrities and dignitaries will read selections from Shakespeare and other material from James Shapiro’s new Library of America book, Shakespeare in America, which explores the long, deep relationship between Shakespeare and our country. Free event with reservation required, limited availability. Visit www.FirstFolioSanDiego2016.org or call 619.231.1941.

June 4 thru 7 n San Diego Repertory Theatre presents Gridlock playing in the Lyceum Space located at 79 Horton Plaza, San Diego. This is a world premier comedy by the theater company of San Diego’s Mexican Jewish community. Jonah wanted was to get home to his wife. He didn’t realize that he would meet three strangers, and together they would navigate the twists and turns one can only find stuck in gridlock. Tickets can purchased be purchased by visiting www.sdrep.org or by calling 619.554.1000.

June 4 thru June 30 n Sophie’s Kensington Gallery, a program of St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center, located at 4186 Adams Avenue, San Diego, will pair Iraqi artists with artist with developmental disabilities by presenting common themes, styles and media in a group art show titled, “Common Ground.” This exhibition will explore how people with different languages, backgrounds and beliefs can unite through art. For more information please visit, www.stmsc.org.

June 4 thru July 7 n The Old Globe and San Diego Public Library Co-Hoist Shakespeare’s First Folio Exhibition in Honor of the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s Death. This will be the only stop in California for First Folio! This book that gave us Shakespeare, on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library. The treasured volume will be on display free-ofcharge to the public at the San Diego Central Library @Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common at 330 Park Blvd. For information on tickets which are highly recommended for this event, and many more events for Shakespeare please visit www.FirstFolioSanDiego2016.org.

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June 8 n San Diego Repertory Theatre is pleased to have the 7th Annual Women of Valor in the Lyceum Space located at 79 Horton Plaza in downtown San Diego at 7:30 p.m. The Festival is proud to honor the inspirational lives and stories of Arlene Bernstein, Lucy Goldman, Elisheva Green, Cecile Jordan, and Lynn Schenk, plus a tribute to Golda Meir. Proceeds benefit Chesed Home, Friendship Circle, Project Sarah, and Torah High School. Visit www.sdrep.org or call 619.544.1000 for information.

June 9 n theNAT, San Diego National History Museum, located at 1788 El Prado in Balboa Park, presents Nature & Me Storytime at 10:15 a.m. Open to all ages with a parent or guardian (recommended for ages 1-5). Free with Museum admission. This Months theme is Dinosaurs. Visit www.sdnat.org for ticket information.

June 10 n All Souls Episcopal Church, located at 1475 Catalina Blvd., San Diego, will host the Peninsula Singers’ concert at 7 p.m. as they have a celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s music. You will hear favorites from “West Side Story, selections from “Peter Pan,” “Candide,” and the fun “Wonderful Town” will be showcased. Selections from Bernstein’s more classical compositions “Mass” and “Chichester Psalms” will complete the program. For information and to purchase tickets online, visit www. peninsulasingerssandiego.org

n Dizzy’s, located at 4275 Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, presents the smooth, inventive and versatile jazz vocalist Kenny Washington who teams with LA pianist Josh Nelson & saxophonist Anton Schwartz for an intimate performance at 8 p.m. Cost is $20 ($15 students).

June 17 n Wynola Pizza, located at 4355 Highway 78 in Julian, hosts Robin Henkel and Billy Watson from 6 to 9 p.m. For information, call 760.765.1004.

n Rhythm Future Quartet will be the headliner at the AMSDconcerts tonight. The acoustic jazz ensemble has a straight forward agenda: to keep the spirit of Gypsy alive and expanding in today’s musical universe. They will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Laura R. Charles Theater at Sweetwater High School, located at 2900 Highland Avenue in National City. For tickets, visit www.AMSDconcerts.com.

n Dizzy’s, located at 4275 Mission Bay Drive in San Diego, is having a tribute to Beatle/songwriter Paul McCartney’s Birthday at 8 p.m. The event features a special performance by The Benedetti Trio, with guitar virtuoso Fred Benedetti and his vocalist daughters, Regina and Julia, plus multi-instrumentalist/bassist Jeff Pekarek. Cost is $15 cover ($10 students).

n The Mission Hills Concerts in the Park present Bowiephonics from 6 until 8 p.m. in Pioneer Park located along Washington Place.

June 17 & 18 n San Diego State University is hosting a Professional Development, two-day conference

n “DevelopU” from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, June 17 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 18 where attendees will learn how to leverage their natural strengths and preferences to attain their dream job, next promotion, or any life goal. Cost of the conference is $249 and includes lunch on Saturday. For details and registration, visit www. neverstoplearning.net/developu or call 619.594.3986.

June 18 n Father Joe’s Villages hosts the Fifth Annual TOWERthon–

Science Club for girls in grades five through eight from noon to 2 p.m. This month we will discuss: Secrets of the Squid: Have you ever wondered what’s in your gut or on the surface of your teeth? To participate, parents must pre-register at 619.238.1233 x806.

Stair-racing fundraiser to benefit homeless teens of Toussaint Academy. Twenty stories above San Diego sports enthusiast and challenge-minded individuals will climb stairs for a cause. Appropriate for most ages and abilities, the event takes pace in one of downtown San Diego’s most attractive and environmentally friendly skyscrapers. Proceeds from the event will support Toussaint Academy San Diego, a haven for homeless and at-risk teens since 1992. Registration takes place from 7:30 to 9 a.m.; Tower Sprint is from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m.; Tower Climb is from 9 to 11 a.m. TOWERthon takes place at 550 Corporate Center, located at 500 West C Street. For information and to register, visit www.TOWERthon.com.

n Dizzy’s, located at 4275 Mission Bay Drive in San

n 18th Annual Old House Fair & Vintage Row takes

June 11 n Birdrock Coffee Roasters, located at 5627 La Jolla Boulevard in La Jolla, will host Robin Henkel solo blues from 10 a.m. to noon. For information, call 858.551.1707.

n Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is holding a Saturday

Diego, presents a Willow Weep for Me CD release concert with a side order of Jean-Luc Ponty from electric violinist Chris Vitas, Sky Ladd on keyboards, Justin Grinnell on electric bass, and Duncan Moore on drums at 8 p.m. Cost is $15.

Diego, hosts Whitney Shay and Robin Henkel from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information, call 619.795.9463.

place in South Park (30th & Beech St.) The free street festival takes place in an historic South Park neighborhood, with vintage vendors ands home restoration experts, live entertainment, free walking tours, pizza party and biergarten. Tickets at $25 are available for guided tours of five historic homes (including four over 100 years old) and trolley ride through South Park. Info and tickets are available at 619.200.4269 or www.TheOldHouseFair.com.

n Dizzy’s, located at 4275 Mission Bay Drive in San Diego,

n Nate’s Garden Grill, located at 3120 Euclid Avenue in

June 12 n Union Kitchen & Tap, located at 333 5th Avenue in San

presents Second Sunday. Bert Turetzky curates a unique series of creative concerts on the second Sunday of the month at 7 p.m. This month Christopher Garcia performs breath & percussion instruments of indigenous Mexico/ Mesoamerica, with Tasha Smith Godinez Western on harp. Cost is $15 cover ($10 students).

n San Diego Repertory Theatre presents The Joys and Oys of Language with Richard Lederer playing in the Lyceum Space located at 79 Horton Plaza in downtown San Diego at 7:30 p.m. Union-Tribune language columnist Richard Lederer, author of Anguished English, will take you on a joy ride through the glories and oddities of our marvelous English language. Along the way, Dr. Lederer will explore the contributions of Yiddish to our cheerfully democratic and hospitable English language. Tickets can be purchased at www.sdrep.org or at 619.544.1000.

n Special Consensus will be the headliner at the AMSDconcerts tonight. Formed in the Chicago area in 1975 as a four-person acoustic bluegrass band with a repertoire that features traditional, bluegrass standards, original compositions by band members and professional songwriters, and songs from other musical genres performed in the bluegrass format. They will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Laura R. Charles Theater at Sweetwater High School, located at 2900 Highland Avenue in National City. For tickets, please visit www.AMSDconcerts.com.

June 15 n San Diego’s Little Italy presents the 8th Annual “Taste of Little Italy” from 5 to 9 p.m. Visitors can stroll through the culinary hub to experience the neighborhood’s one-of-akind eateries. Ticketholders will receive a Taste Passport mapping out a list of participating restaurants and their menu offerings. Two different Taste Passport routes are available on the event website: a south route and a north route, each featuring nearly 20 restaurants. Tickets are sold online, and are priced at $36 per route prior to the event and $43 at the door. Visit www.tasteoflittleitalysd. com for tickets and information.

San Diego, hosts Robin Henkel solo blues from noon to 2 p.m. For information, call 619.546.7700.

n Zoë Keating will be the headliner at the AMSDconcerts tonight. A one-woman orchestra uses a cello and a foot-controlled laptop to record layer upon layer of cello, to create lush, beautiful and otherworldly music. She performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Laura R. Charles at Sweetwater High School, located at 2900 Highland Avenue in National City. For tickets, visit www.AMSDconcerts.com.

n Dizzy’s at 4275 Mission Bay Drive, San Diego. On his 70th birthday, Chuck Perrin celebrates with a rare solo live performance of his original folk meets jazz music, with a few special guests. Birthday cake & presents for all at 8 p.m.–donation

June 18 & June 19 n The Maritime Museum of San Diego, located on the North embarcadero in downtown San Diego at 1492 North Harbor Drive, invites you to a Father’s Day celebration aboard the State official tall ship Californian. The sail begins with a souvenir photo of all in your party. Each adult receives a delicious bratwurst sandwich, chips and a cold beer prior to sailing. Hotdogs and soft drink are available for the kids. Photos will be taken from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and the three hour sailing trip will begin boarding at 11:30 a.m. and returns at 3 p.m. Tickets are available at www.sdmaritime.org or call 619.234.9153 ext 101.

June 20 thru 21 n North Coast Repertory Theatre, located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite D, in Solana Beach, CA., will have Phil Johnson and Marni Freedman as they perform a new comedy. A curmudgeonly Jewish comedy screenwriter from MGM comes up against the Communist blacklist in 1950’s Hollywood. He now has to make the biggest decision of his life. Armed with stories about the great era of Jewish humor, this poignant solo comedy shows one small man facing the tough American events of the mid-20th century. For ticket and times, visit www. northcoastrep.org or call 858.481.1055.

n Firefly Restaurant, located at 1710 W Mission Bay Drive in San Diego, hosts Whitney Shay and Robin Henkel. For information, call 619.222.6440

n San Diego Air & Space Museum “To the Moon and Back: An Evening with America’s Space Heroes,” presents a star-studded group of astronauts and ground personnel who will share in-depth personal experiences from NASA’s legendary Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space programs with guests during a rare special event. “This is an incredible opportunity to meet and see American heroes who literally made history. Reception begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner, program and auction starting at 6:30 p.m. For information and to purchase tickets, visit www.sandiegoairandspace.org/calendar/event/to-themoon-and-back-an-evening-with-americas-space-heroes.

June 24 n Westfield UTC Palm Plaza, located at 4545 La Jolla Village Drive in La Jolla, hosts Whitney Shay and Robin Henkel from noon to 2 p.m. For information, call 858.546.8858.

n Dizzy’s, located at 4275 Mission Bay Drive in San Diego, presents Matt Hall’s 4 all star trombonists, plus rhythm section at 8 p.m. Cost is $15.

n The Mission Hills Concerts in the Park present Jason Lohrke As Early Neil Diamond from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Pioneer Park located along Washington Place.

June 25 n The Maritime Museum of San Diego, located on the North embarcadero in downtown San Diego at 1492 North Harbor Drive, invites you to Take a Step Back in Time The Star of India’s Family Overnight. The Maritime Museum of San Diego is proud to offer this unique opportunity to spend a night aboard the 1863 bark Star of India. Although we will not technically leave the dock, we will be embarking on an imaginary voyage to relive the lives and times of the many emigrant passengers in the Great Age of Sail. This adventure starts at 2 p.m. on Saturday and ends at 9 a.m. on Sunday. For information, visit www.sdmaritime.org.

n Nate’s Garden Grill, located at 3120 Euclid Avenue in San Diego, hosts Robin Henkel solo blues from 6 to 8 p.m. For information, call 619.546.7700.

n California Guitar Trio will be the headliner at the AMSDconcerts tonight. These three revered musicians demonstrate technical wizardry that is breathtaking, as is the wide range of instrumental music the group renders…from unique originals to dazzling, cleverlyarranged interpretations of jazz, classical music, and even surf rock. They perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Laura R. Charles at Sweetwater High School, located at 2900 Highland Avenue in National City. For tickets, visit www.AMSDconcerts.com.

n John Hollenbeck’s Claudia Quintet performs atAthenaeum Music & Arts Library, located at 1008 Wall Street in La Jolla at 7:30 p.m. Hollenbeck drummer-composer, along with his usual Claudia crew of Chris Speed (saxophone), Matt Moran (vibraphone), Red Wirenga (accordion) and Drew Gress (bass) will be performing as they explore the dichotomy between brevity and complexity on Super Petite, the eighth release by the critically-acclaimed, proudly eccentric Claudia Quintet. For information, visit www.AthenaeumMusic&ArtsLibrary.com or call 858.454.5872.

June 25 thru August 14 n Enchanting times await guests during summer Safari Asian Celebration at San Diego Zoo Safari Park, located at 15500 San Pasqual Valley Road in Escondido. Visitors can be amazed by Chinese acrobats, be impressed by lion dancers, practice moves with Bollywood dancers and groove to the percussive beat of Taiko drummers. Summer Safari is to be enjoyed by guests of all ages. Multiple shows are scheduled from 2 to 7 p.m. daily. For information, visit www.sdzsafaripark.org.

June 28 n Congregation Adat Yeshurun, located at 8625 La Jolla Scenic Drive in La Jolla, hosts “The Unfinished Diary: A Chronicle of Tears,” based on the book by Chaim Yitzchok Wolgelertner at 7:30 p.m. The author’s eyewitness account comes to an abrupt end only months before liberation. Now more than seventy years later, the diary/memoir of Chaim Yitzchok Wolgelernter depicts the resilience and spiritual resistance of Jews during the Holocaust. The event includes a theatrical staged reading adapted from the book, and a special presentation by the author’s surviving son. Tickets can be purchased at www.Adatyeshurun.org or call 858.535.1196.

June 30 n Zel’s Del Mar, locted at 1247 Camino Del Mar in Del Mar, hosts Robin Henkel solo blues from 7 to 10 p.m. For information, call 858.755.0076.

July 1 n The Mission Hills Concerts in the Park present Dr. Elvis and the Immortals from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Pioneer Park located along Washington Place.


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June1 from 3 to 4 p.m. The Famous Book Club will discuss “Labyrinths” by Jorge Luis Borges. New members are always welcome to attend and participate. Please read the book beforehand. Books are available at the Circulation Desk while supplies last.

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Kiss by the Book—A First Folio Performance

June 1 from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Kiss by the Book celebrates the beauty, timelessness, and power of William Shakespeare’s First Folio through live theatrical performance by students from the SDSU School of Theatre.

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Market Street Group

Members include students, amateur, professional artists. Located in Little Italy, wooden floors, sky-lights, access to studio 24/7, working materials can be stored at studio, easels provided. Market Street Studio Group Studio founded 26 years ago.

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June 2 from 10 to 11 a.m. The Mission Hills Book Group will discuss “Lost for Words” by Edward St. Aubyn. New members are always welcome to attend and participate. Please read the book beforehand. Books are available at the Circulation Desk while supplies last.

Preschool Storytime

June 3, 10, 17 and 24 (Every Friday) from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Children are invited to a fun storytime with books, singing, and puppets. The first storytime of the month is usually bilingual (Spanish/English).

Children’s Craft Time

June 4, 11 and 25 (Every Saturday) from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Kids can develop their artistic skills while enjoying a fun craft time.

Read to Therapy Dogs

June 4 and 25 (1st and 4th Saturdays) from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Kids can improve their reading skills by reading aloud to therapy dogs.

Signing Storytime

June 6, 13, 20 and 27 (Every Monday) from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. Find out what’s going on in your baby’s mind, strengthen your bond with your baby, and lessen frustration brought on by miscommunication. Interactive presentation led by Jennifer Duncan also includes sing-alongs and bubble time ending with Q&A period. Class is for children from birth to four-years old.

Pajama Storytime

June 7, 14, 21 and 28 (Every Tuesday) from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Children are invited to an evening storytime with books, singing, and puppets. Feel free to come dressed in your pajamas.

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June 8 from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Local novelist Corey Lynn Fayman will give tips on writing mystery novels and discuss his own writing process. He is the author of “Desert City Diva,” “Border Field Blues,” and “Black’s Beach Shuffle.”

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Summer Reading Program: Reptiles of San Diego County

June 9 at 10:30 a.m. Kids can learn about and have close-up interactions with local reptiles, with staff and animals from the Living Coast Discovery Center.

UNIVERSAL SPIRIT CENTER A Center for Spiritual Living Rev. Kevin Bucy, Senior Minister 858 Front Street

Classical Music Concert by Camarada

June 15 at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy a free chamber music performance by Camarada.

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Summer Reading Program: Marionettes

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June 16 at 10:30 a.m. Puppeteer Scott Land, who creates some of the world’s finest marionettes and has participated in numerous films and TV shows, will perform a marionette show.

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Children’s Art Class with Joe Nyiri

8:00 a.m. Meditative with full message 10:00 a.m. Music-filled gathering

June 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Local artist and instructor Joe Nyiri will teach kids how to draw birds and animals.

(with Youth Ministry available)

Book Sale

11:30 a.m. Music-filled gathering

Kadampa Meditation Center 3125 Rosecrans Street, Bldg. B619.230.5852

Meditation Classes most Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. & Saturday at 4 p.m. Kids & Families Sundays at 9 a.m. Prayers for World Peace Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Simply Meditate MWF 12 to 12:45;TT 12:15 to 12:45 p.m

More classes and events listed on our website:www.meditateinsandiego.com

June 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Friends of the Mission Hills Branch Library will hold a book sale. Stock up on books while supporting your Library.

Mystery Book Group

June 22 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Mission Hills Book Group will discuss a mystery book. New members are always welcome to attend and participate. Please read the book beforehand. Books are available at the Circulation Desk while supplies last.

Summer Reading Program: Concert by Hullabaloo

June 23 at 10:30 a.m. Hullabaloo will perform children’s music that the whole family can enjoy.

Slap Jazz Danny

June 25 at 2 p.m. Slap Jazz Danny (Danny Barber) will play the jaw harp and demonstrate traditional hambone, an African-American rhythm technique that uses the whole body as a drum set.

Summer Reading Program: Concert by Little Catbird

June 30 at 10:30 a.m. A music duo will perform family-friendly, feel-good music.

Mission Hills Branch Library 925 West Washington Street San Diego, CA 92103 • 619.692.4910 www.facebook.com/mhlibrary

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Hillcrest

1st Tuesday

Uptown Planners Joyce Beers Hall in Uptown Mall. 6:30 p.m.

1st Thursday

Uptown Partnership 3101 Fifth Ave. Call 619.298.2541. 4:30 p.m.

Thursdays 7–8:30 pm

San Diego Uptown Rotary Club The Uptown Rotary Club has moved to their new home at Jimmy Carter’s Mexican Cafe, 3172 Spruce at the corner of 5th. Breakfast meetings are held every Thursday 7 to 8:30 a.m. Guests are welcome to attend a meeting to learn how to become part of this dynamic organization and see why their motto is “Service Above Self.” For information, visit www. sdurotary.org or call 619.894.0140.

Kensington-Talmadge 2nd Wednesday

Kensington-Talmadge Planning Committee Kensington Community Church. 6:30 p.m. For information, call 619.284.0551

Linda Vista

2nd Monday

LVCPC Agenda– Linda Vista Community Planning Committee Agenda Linda Vista Library meeting room. Contact Jeff Perwin at 619.806.9559 for details 6 pm.

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Tech Committee–Technology Committee Bayside Community Center. Contact Xiogh Thao for detail at 858.278.0771 or email xthao@baysidecc. org or Info@lindavistaSD.org or visit our website www.lindavistaSD.org.

3rd Wednesday

LV Historical– Linda Vista Historical Committee Bayside Community Center. This committee is collecting historical photos, documents and memories of Linda Vista’s past. For more information, contact Eleanor Frances Sennet at 858.277.3817. 4 p.m. LVCollab– Linda Vista Collaborative Bayside Community Center at 3pm. Contact Monica Fernandez at 858.278.0771 or mfernandez@ baysidecc.org. For details visit www.facebook. com/LVCollaborative

Salon Services

Trained in New York & Europe Serving Mission Hills Since 1980

4141 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA 92130

619.366.0698

3rd Wednesday (Odd Months)

TCCAC– Tecolote Canyon Citizen’s Advisory Committee Tecolote Nature Center. Contact Eloise Battle for details. 7 p.m.

3rd Thursday

Linda Vista Town Council Baha’i Faith Center Alcala Knoll Drive Contact Thomas Kaye 858.277.6793 at 6:30 p.m.

4th Monday

LVCPC– Linda Vista Community Planning Committee Linda Vista Library Meeting Room. Contact Ed Cramer at 619.222.2047 for details. 7:00 p.m.

4th Wednesday

LVPC– Linda Vista Planning Committee Monthly Meeting Linda Vista Library Meeting Room at 6 pm. Contact Jeff Perwin 619.806.9559 for details, minutes and agenda at www.LindaVistaSD.com. Linda Vista View Linda Vista Town Council Community Newsletter Contact Thomas Kaye at 858.278.6973

Various Wednesdays

LVNewsletter– Linda Vista View Civic Association Community Newsletter. Bayside Community Center. Contact Sarah Granby at 858.405.7135 or email sgranby@lvcasd.org. 2:00 p.m.

Mission Hills

June 22nd, 2016

Mission Hills Garden Club This month the Garden Club will discuss Breakfruit, a movement to feed millions. Join us for a moving and inspiring presentation. Social hour is 6 to 6:30 p.m. The meeting is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Mission Hills Church at 4070 Jackdaw. Members and kids are free; guests pay $10 which becomes part of the membership fee if they join that evening . For more information, visit www.missionhillsgardenclub.org.

Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach Planning Board Ocean Beach Recreation Center, 4726 Santa Monica Ave. Call 619.523.1700. 7–9:30 p.m.

4th Wednesday

Ocean Beach Town Council Ocean Beach Recreation Center, 4726 Santa Monica Avenue. Call Jere Battan at 619.515.4400 for information. 7 p.m.

Point Loma

June 8th, 2016

Point Loma Garden Club’s monthly meeting will include the annual luncheon at 11:30 a.m., and the installation of Officers, Club Awards and Member Awards at 12:30 p.m. The meeting takes place at Portuguese Hall, 2818 Avenida de Portugal, San Diego, CA 92106. More information is available at www.plgc.org.

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