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When you come to San Diego in a couple of weeks for the 2009 NAR Convention, put Cabrillo National Monument on your schedule of things to do. It doesn't matter whether the day is sunny and clear, cloudy and raining, or just some good ol' Los Angeles haze, the views of North Island Navy Base, dow...
One of the most unique plant nurseries in all of San Diego County is Weidners Garden at 695 Normandy Road in Encinitas. Weidners Garden is not your ordinary run-of-the-mill garden nursery. They are not always open, closing at specific times of the year to replenish their stock, and when they re-...
Some readers might remember that I play the piano in a chamber music group here in San Diego, so I'm always excited when classical music gets a nod on television, in the movies, or even on YouTube. My good Canadian friends, Al and Peggy Cunningham, recently sent me a YouTube link that has a lot ...
Some great Halloween safety tips from Sharon Senger up in Seattle, Washington. With all the strange people running around lately, make sure your children are safe on Halloween, and at all times, really.Wondering what to send out in your newsletter for this month?  Here are some safety tips for Ha...
Now that the new Elephant Odyssey is open, the Zoo is renovating the old exhibit areas where the elephants and some other large animals were being kept. The giraffes now have a larger exhibit area, and some rhinoceroses have moved in as well. Towards the back of what was once called "Hoof Mesa" ...
The San Diego Port Commission is in charge of just about everything related to the San Diego waterfront. That means that the Port Commission gets to decide on what public art is appropriate along the waterfront. Sometimes they hit a home run, other times they strike out. I'll let you decide on t...
Balboa Park is the largest urban cultural park in America and the second largest in North America behind Stanley Park in Vancouver, British Columbia. With over 1,200 acres, there's lots to do -- picnicking under the majestic eucalyptus trees, watching volleyball games on weekends, visiting museu...
Anytime one is in an unfamiliar location, especially an unfamiliar city and state, safety is a paramount concern. Here are some safety hotel safety tips for those coming to the 2009 National Association of Realtors Convention here in San Diego next month: Check-in clerks should write your room n...
Once again my dear old mom comes through for me in trying to help find a Halloween costume:       ********** If you're looking for a great condominium in Mission Valley,the heart and soul of San Diego, please give me a call. I'm available 24/7, so feel free to contact me by phone or email. *****...
If you haven't seen the schedule of events for the 2009 NAR Convention next month in San Diego, here it is: Wednesday, November 11Habitat for Humanity volunteer build day Thursday, November 12Spouse and Guest ToursInaugural Celebration Friday, November 13Spouse and Guest ToursConference Sessions...

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