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Rescue 44 helps lifeguards make challenging cliff rescues

Rescue 44 helps lifeguards make challenging cliff rescues

The allure of San Diego’s breathtakingly beautiful coastline draws thousands of visitors to places like Sunset Cliffs and Torrey Pines. Up close, the beauty of the beach can prove to be dangerous for those not paying close attention. “Sunset Cliffs has a lot of sandstone, slippery bluffs…

Real stories from the Human Library

Real stories from the Human Library

Ever wondered about someone else’s story? The San Diego Public Library hosted the city’s first Human Library on Saturday, March 11 hoping to educate and inspire the public through positive conversations with actual people. “Libraries are a place for learning, whether it’s from words on…

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…

San Diego couple explains secret to 70 years of marriage

San Diego couple explains secret to 70 years of marriage

92-year-old Mike DiMaggio has no qualms about telling people he met his wife Jackie on a Greyhound bus. “I was going to see my brother who was in the military up at Terminal Island,” he said. Jackie, who is also 92 years old, was headed that…

Technology lab inspired by teens, created for teens

Technology lab inspired by teens, created for teens

Two years ago it was just a fantasy, a wish list of equipment, the dream of a place that teens in Valencia Park could call their own. On Friday, Jan. 27, that dream came true. Library staff, community members and donors came together to celebrate the grand opening of the…

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…