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Presidential Visits to San Diego

Presidential Visits to San Diego

Through online information we have learned that quite a few presidents have made their way to America’s Finest City. We highlight some of those presidential visits by both sitting and former presidents who came to town and what they did while they were here. In 1891, just 41…

Talmadge gate restoration project moves forward

Talmadge gate restoration project moves forward

Recently residents of Talmadge celebrated the return of three wrought iron gates to a traffic circle at 49th Street and Adams Avenue. “We have received only positive feedback from neighbors regarding the restored gates at the traffic circle,” said resident Kelly Waggonner, chair of the Talmadge Maintenance Assessment District (TMAD…

Downtown Chess attracts young and old to ancient game

Downtown Chess attracts young and old to ancient game

One of the most popular programs at the Central Library in Downtown San Diego doesn’t involve a book. In fact, participants don’t even need a library card. That’s because, on Friday afternoons, the lobby of the library at 330 Park Blvd. is transformed into…

Are you prepared? Lessons learned from the 2007 wildfires

Are you prepared? Lessons learned from the 2007 wildfires

Nine years later, images still haunt those who lived through it. The devastating 2007 wildfires burned more than 197,990 acres within the County and City of San Diego, and impacted thousands of people. More than 365 homes were destroyed. The fast-moving inferno caught residents off guard, forcing them…

Dance students prepare for annual performance

Dance students prepare for annual performance

For more than 70 years, the San Diego Civic Dance Arts program has provided opportunities for students of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to learn to the sequences of human movement and artistic expression known as dance. “The instrument that I love in dance is the human body,” said Daniel…

Rehabilitated bobcat released into Mission Trails Regional Park

Rehabilitated bobcat released into Mission Trails Regional Park

From its hills to its valleys, the 7,220 acre Mission Trails Regional Park is home to many different types of wildlife. The list includes bobcats and mountain lions, the source of confusion for some hikers. “Occasionally, we will get calls or people will come into the Visitor&#8217…

Catch a free ride with FRED

Catch a free ride with FRED

Mayor Kevin Faulconer, Civic San Diego and the Downtown San Diego Partnership unveiled the new “FRED” shuttle program. Fifteen shuttles offer free rides through reservations made on a smart phone app…

Bow Wave Fountain Undergoes Conservation Treatment

Bow Wave Fountain Undergoes Conservation Treatment

For years, the majestic Bow Wave Sculpture has greeted visitors to City Hall, the Civic Theater and Community Concourse. Appearing to glide gracefully through calm seas, the sculpture’s copper glow has over time, dimmed. In early July, the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture will initiate…

Officer’s fitness routine is no child’s play

Officer’s fitness routine is no child’s play

Like most little boys, San Diego Police Officer Colin Governski remembers running around playing cops and robbers. He always played the good guy; badge and all. Even as a teenager Governski’s interest in carrying a badge never waned. “I knew right at the start of high school I wanted…

Horton Plaza Fountain: Century old technology continues to delight

Horton Plaza Fountain: Century old technology continues to delight

A historic landmark and focal point for San Diego’s bustling downtown over a century ago, has been restored to its former splendor. The lights and water features that make the Horton Plaza Fountain (also known as Broadway Fountain) unique are working again. The fountain was restored as part of…

Balboa Park’s Rose Garden will have you singing

Balboa Park’s Rose Garden will have you singing

“Take it Easy,” “Rockin’ Robin” and “Walking on Sunshine,” each became a top 40 hit in the 70’s or 80’s. For people with a green thumb and a love for a particular perennial flowering plant, the songs are a…