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“Santa Paws” welcomes pups

By SDCNN Staff

Westfield Mission Valley invites you to celebrate the holidays with your furry friends at “Santa Paws” on Dec. 12 from 6-9 p.m. Dogs may sit on Santa’s lap and pose for a free photo at his workshop, Mint Studio.

Mint Studio ­— located between Bath & Body Works and AMC Theaters — offers holiday DIY activities and photo opportunities with Santa through Dec. 24. View and register for Mint Studio workshop events at bit.ly/2BHKyk5.

Dining Out in San Diego: Dec. 8, 2017 – Jan. 11, 2018

Posted: December 8th, 2017 | Dining Out, Featured, Food & Drink | No Comments

By Frank Sabatini Jr.

A second San Diego location of True Food Kitchen has opened in La Jolla’s University Town Center, which recently underwent a major makeover to its gardens, plaza areas and retail spaces. The restaurant, which has an established location in Fashion Valley Mall, took over 9,000 square feet of indoor-outdoor space for the new outlet. Eco-friendly design elements include herb-filled garden basins, hardwood floors and chairs made out of recycled soda bottles.

Healthy mix-ups

Posted: December 8th, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, Restaurant Reviews | No Comments

By Frank Sabatini Jr.

The meal options are wholesome, the “sauce bar” is inviting, and many of the customers appear hale and hearty.

Welcome of Elva’s Bowls & Wraps, a basic continuation of what used to be Crazy Bowls & Wraps before Marvin Fleschman and his wife, Elva Rodriguez, purchased the business nearly a year ago as “a hobby” to augment their retirement. He was in real estate and she catered banquets for hotels and country clubs in Los Angeles.

Highway stories

Posted: December 8th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Books, Featured, Features | No Comments

By Sara Appel-Lennon

San Carlos resident Don Harrison believes there are Jewish stories everywhere.

To prove his point, Harrison recently wrote a book that recounts 70 Jewish stories culled from all 35 exits along Interstate 8 between Mission Bay and the Imperial County line, titled “77 Miles of Jewish Stories: History, Anecdotes, and Tales of Travel Along I-8.”

Taking a loop in a Tesla

Posted: December 8th, 2017 | Featured, Sustainability | No Comments

By Morgan M. Hurley | Contributing Editor

[Editor’s note: This is the first in a series as we follow the progress of this start-up.]

I’m a daily user of public transportation, I make great use of the Lyft app on my phone and I take Amtrak north to Los Angeles on a regular basis.

Make your donation count: 10 tips for holiday giving

Posted: December 8th, 2017 | Featured, Guest Editorial | No Comments

By Paul Downey

The air is chilly. You’re humming holiday songs. You’re calculating how much vacation time you’ve accrued. The holiday season has arrived!

Amid the festivities, it’s time to decide on end-of-year donations. But in today’s segmented world, with countless charities for every cause, how do you pick the right one? For starters, look for groups with strong leadership who operate by a mission that matches your passions or beliefs, and of course, make sure your charity of choice is fiscally responsible, ethical and effective.

A visual preview of Global Winter Wonderland

Posted: November 15th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Featured | No Comments

By SDCNN Staff Global Winter Wonderland is on its way to town! The multicultural holiday festival will open on Sunday, Nov. 19. Currently, a group of dedicated workers is preparing for the crowds by creating elaborate lantern displays, setting up rides, assembling structures and more. This collection of photos from Thursday, Nov. 9 show the initial […]