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A magical match

Posted: June 2nd, 2017 | Columns, Feature, HouseCalls, Top Story | No Comments

By Michael Good | HouseCalls

Tyler and Tracey Bunting were on their way to the Grape Street dog park when they saw the “for sale” sign in front of the house. “I’ve lived in the neighborhood since ’99,” Tracey said, “and I’ve walked by that house a million times. And it’s always stood out to me.”

Now it was for sale. “I said, ‘We should call on that.’”

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The Home Tour lineup for 2017

Posted: June 2nd, 2017 | Columns, Featured, HouseCalls | No Comments

Each year the Old House Fair Home Tour features five historic homes in the South Park neighborhood. With your ticket, you’ll enjoy each home on the tour with docent-lead education and history. You will also have access to hop on and off the tour trolley as you choose, according to the website oldhousefairsd.com.

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Why California should adopt single-payer health care

Posted: May 19th, 2017 | Columns, Featured, Notes from Toni | No Comments

By Toni Atkins | Notes from Toni On May 4, the Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives were finally successful in voting to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). It is yet unclear whether the Senate will pass the repeal bill and replace it with their own bill, but we’ll have to be ready. There are also things the president can do to reduce funding for health care in California that don’t require legislation. […]

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Her story

Posted: May 5th, 2017 | Columns, Featured, PastMatters | No Comments

Mary Jane Hartley’s contributions to North Park By Katherine Hon | PastMatters Happy National Preservation Month! As we celebrate history, let’s remember that “her-story” is important, too. And no individual woman contributed more to North Park’s early development than Mary Jane Hartley. Mary Jane was the wife of James Monroe Hartley, who bought 40 acres within the Park Villas tract in 1893 and named it Hartley’s North Park. The empty land, bordered by University Avenue and […]

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Town council hears about hate crime, senator’s bills

By Mary M. McKenzie Hate crime was the focus of this month’s meeting of the Hillcrest Town Council (HTC), held April 11 at the Joyce Beers Community Center. A distinguished panel shared the legal definition of hate crimes, ways to protect against them, and the appropriate response to them. All of the speakers agreed that hate crimes go beyond any particular administration.

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Springtime for the Craftsman

Posted: April 21st, 2017 | Columns, Feature, HouseCalls, News, Top Story | No Comments

By Michael Good | HouseCalls

As historian and preservationist Robert Winter, author of “Craftsman Style,” likes to say, the Craftsman Revival has lasted longer than the original Craftsman movement.

The first Craftsman bungalows began appearing in San Diego around 1905. By the time the United States entered World War I, in 1917, the heyday of the Craftsman was over.

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Madrid!

Posted: April 7th, 2017 | Columns, Featured, Global Gumshoe, Lifestyle, Travel | No Comments

Day or night, Spain’s heavenly culinary delight By Ron Stern | Global Gumshoe Madrid is a city of passion! Locals, known as madrileños, are ardent about their history, culture and perhaps most of all, their food. From tapas to tomatoes to treats, they love it all and are eager to share their love with visitors looking for a sensory culinary taste explosion. Unlike people living in the United States, Spaniards prefer to dine late. While Americans […]

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