By Ron Stern | Global Gumshoe The cosmopolitan city of Germany Located in the East German state of Saxony at the confluence of three rivers, Leipzig has always been a historically important city. Many notable figures have lived here, and its citizens were instrumental in bringing about the fall of communism in Eastern Europe.

STEAM programs in District 7 libraries this spring

Posted: March 10th, 2017 | Columns, Featured, News | No Comments

By Scott Sherman | District 7 Dispatch The San Diego Public Library is holding a new education initiative that gives children the opportunity to learn about science and the ecosystem in a series of programs based on the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) concept. Classes and workshops will be held at each branch library […]

Housing affordability in San Diego

Posted: February 10th, 2017 | Ask Kathy, Columns, Featured | No Comments

By Kathy McSherry | Ask Kathy Hi Kathy: I keep hearing that there is no inventory here in San Diego and that is why prices have continued to go up. I also heard that affordability in San Diego is so high that people must spend over 45 percent of their income on housing making it […]

Ask Kathy: Appliances and home sales

Posted: January 13th, 2017 | Ask Kathy, Columns, Featured | No Comments

By Kathy McSherry | Ask Kathy Hi Kathy: When we moved to California and purchased a brand-new home, we learned that certain appliances were not included with the purchase. This was confusing to us as the practice on the East Coast is all appliances are included in the purchase of any home. When it comes time to […]

Interest rates and home value

Posted: December 9th, 2016 | Ask Kathy, Columns, Featured | No Comments

By Kathy McSherr Hello Kathy: I live in the Origen community of Civita in Mission Valley. The value of my home has gone up over $130,000 since my original purchase in 2013. Recently, home mortgage rates have been rising and indications are that they could continue to rise. Will rising interest rates slow down or […]