Oriental medicine for veterans

Posted: May 12th, 2017 | Featured, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, News | 1 Comment

By Joyell Nevins Have a pain, take a pill. Have another pain, take another pill. And keep going until the pain stops or your tolerance to the pills grows too strong. But is there another way to fix the problem? The Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) community clinicians and patients think so. One of […]

Celebrate the San Diego River at River Days

Posted: May 12th, 2017 | Featured, News | No Comments

By Rob Hutsel The San Diego River Park Foundation continues to grow as one of our region’s largest environmental nonprofits dedicated to taking local action. Most people know it for its efforts to organize the community to remove trash from in and along the San Diego River, especially in Mission Valley. Some also know about […]

Nonprofit ‘reboots’ veterans for success

Posted: May 12th, 2017 | Features, News, Top Stories | No Comments

By Margie M. Palmer

Some veterans have a more difficult time adjusting to civilian live than others, which is why the Mission Valley-based National Veterans Transition Services Inc. (NVTSI) is asking for your help.

The San Diego 501(c)(3) is not only dedicated to helping veterans adjust to life outside of the service, they work to help provide veterans with the skills needed to secure meaningful employment.

Town halls, taxes and bunnies

Posted: May 12th, 2017 | Congressional Watch, Featured, News | No Comments

By Andy Cohen | Congressional Watch In our last column, Darrell Issa (R-49), Duncan Hunter (R-50), and Susan Davis (D-53) had each held town hall events in their respective districts, and as we noted at the time, the tenor of the gatherings was much different for the Republican members of Congress than it was for Susan […]

Sharing the magic of reading

Posted: May 12th, 2017 | Features, News, Top Stories | No Comments

By Jeff Clemetson | Editor
Over 500,000 adults in San Diego County have a below-standard level of literacy, according to the San Diego Council on Literacy (SDCOL).

This is why the Mission Valley-based nonprofit group works to “unite the community to support literacy through advocacy, partnerships, resources, and coordination,” according to its mission statement.

News Briefs – May 12, 2017

Posted: May 12th, 2017 | Briefs, Briefs, Calendar and Opinion, News | No Comments

Free mammograms at Petco Park On Saturday, May 13 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Padres Foundation and Susan G. Komen San Diego are partnering to offer free mammograms at Petco Park. “The Padres and Padres Foundation are proud to support Susan G. Komen San Diego as they work to provide free, life-saving mammograms […]

Public will decide SoccerCity

Posted: April 14th, 2017 | Features, News, Top Stories | 1 Comment

By Jeff Clemetson | Editor

The decision whether to turn the Qualcomm Stadium site into a commercial, residential and entertainment hub centered around a Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium will be turned over to the citizens of San Diego on a special ballot this November. And just like previous initiative proposals involving professional sports stadiums, the SoccerCity proposal is generating controversy.

On April 5, FS Investors representative Nick Stone returned to the Mission Valley Planning Group to talk about the new initiative before the planning group voted on what action they would take about the proposal.

Taste of Morena turns 10

Posted: April 14th, 2017 | Features, Food & Drink, News, Top Stories | No Comments

By Margie M. Palmer

The 10th Annual Taste of Morena will take place on April 26 and as with Tastes of the past, this year’s event will feature an array of savory food samples, drink specials and delectable sweets from several local eateries.

For just $25, attendees will be able to partake in a culinary adventure that spans 23 restaurants, breweries and bars including Bay Park Coffee, Pita Pit, Andres Restaurant, Baci Ristorante, Bay Park Fish Company, Siesel’s Old Fashioned Meats, Bull’s Smokin’ BBQ, Dan Diegos, JV’s Mexican Food, La Gran Terraza, Luce Bar & Kitchen, Tio Leo’s, Offshore Tavern & Grill, Sardina’s Italian Restaurant & Bar, zPizza, Fiji Yogurt, Home Brew Mart by Ballast Point, The Clutch Bar, Side Car Bar, and Poseidon Project.

Home Start’s mission to prevent child abuse

Posted: April 14th, 2017 | Features, News, Top Stories | No Comments

By Jeff Clemetson

Home Start CEO Laura Tancredi-Baese has lots of success stories about how the 45-year-old nonprofit has helped families throughout San Diego County — stories like this one:

“I’m here one night, it’s like 7 o’clock, I’m working on a report and Liz the therapist comes to my door and says, ‘There is somebody here that wants to talk to you.’ I come to out the door and there is a young mother with a cutie 4-year-old son and she’s holding her graduation certificate in her hand. She said, ‘I needed to tell somebody else thank you. I just finished six months in therapy with Liz and it changed my life and changed my son’s life.’”