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ESCAPE if you can!

Posted: February 24th, 2017 | Communities, Feature, Hillcrest, Top Story | No Comments

By Margie M. Palmer

An accountant, a college student and two journalists walk into an art gallery. Within moments, the door locks behind them. The group has been given a mission — find and locate an item that has been intricately hidden within its walls. They have 60 minutes to complete the mission and escape.

This isn’t the plot to a suspense film; it’s just another day at Escapism, a puzzle room in Hillcrest.

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Beauty and altruism

Posted: February 24th, 2017 | Communities, Feature, Hillcrest, Top Story | No Comments

By Ken Williams | Editor

Beauty by Dolly celebrated its first decade in Hillcrest in 2015, and over the course of that time, the family-owned business founded by two Iranian-American sisters has gratefully given back to the local community.

For example, Beauty by Dolly on Feb. 15 teamed up with Big Sister League of San Diego and Blo Blow Dry Bar Gaslamp to participate in a Random Acts of Kindness Week event.

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Pigment of her imagination

Posted: January 13th, 2017 | Feature, News, North Park, Top Story | No Comments

By Lucia Viti

Amy Paul has built an artistic dynasty with talent, perseverance and a desire to showcase the artistry of others.

The artist, entrepreneur — owner of North Park art and gift shop Pigment — teacher, wife and mother began showcasing her art 13 years ago in a small studio on Ray Street.

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New councilmember speaks to Hillcrest Town Council

Posted: January 13th, 2017 | Feature, Featured, Hillcrest, News | No Comments

By Mary M. McKenzie San Diego City Councilmember Chris Ward was the featured speaker at the Hillcrest Town Council’s first meeting of the new year on Tuesday, Jan. 10. Marking his first 30 days in office, Ward spoke to the gathering about his plans and goals for District 3. Ward said he has been appointed to the Rules, the Environment, and Public Safety committees.

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Going the extra mile

Posted: January 13th, 2017 | Feature, News, Top Story, University Heights | 3 Comments

By Cynthia Robertson

Rain or shine, Dan Haslam walks nearly every day around his University Heights neighborhood as well as other parts of San Diego. Walking has been a central part of his life since 2000 when he moved to San Diego from Tucson, Arizona and joined up with Walkabout International, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

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