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The lady contractor

Posted: December 16th, 2016 | Feature, Homes & Garden, Lifestyle, Top Story | No Comments

By Michael Good | House Calls

There’s little in Louise Mary Severin’s background that would suggest she’d someday become one of San Diego’s more prolific pre-war builders. Her father was a barber. Her mother was a homemaker. No one in her family had a background as a builder, architect or carpenter. And she married a car salesman — from a family of car salesmen.

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Small Business Saturday promotes local holiday shopping

Posted: November 18th, 2016 | Communities, Feature, Featured, Small Business | No Comments

By SDCNN Staff When it comes to holiday shopping, local merchants want to remind everyone that those special gifts can be found just up the street or around the corner. That’s why community business districts are encouraging Uptown shoppers to visit small businesses in their own neighborhoods as they celebrate Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26.

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The life of the female architect

Posted: November 18th, 2016 | Columns, Homes & Garden, Lifestyle, Top Story | No Comments

Success came with a price in early 20th century

By Michael Good | House Calls

Long before any female presidential candidate banged her head against the highest and hardest glass ceiling in the land, a sisterhood of California women were swinging their lady-grip hammers at another transparent barrier — the entrance to the boys club known as architecture.

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Koblenz, Germany

Posted: November 4th, 2016 | Featured, Lifestyle, Travel | No Comments

Where the Rhine and Mosel converge By Ron Stern | Global Gumshoe It would be hard to find a lovelier off-the-beaten-track city to visit in Germany than Koblenz. Ideally situated where the Mosel River flows into the Rhine, this city has a history dating back 2,000 years starting from when it was a Roman settlement. Today, it is a top tourist destination of stunning beauty with a rich history and culture and a thriving culinary […]

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The life of the architect

Posted: October 21st, 2016 | Columns, Featured, Homes & Garden | No Comments

Who designed our homes and shaped our neighborhoods? By Michael Good | House Calls They say you will know a man by his works. If that were true, we should know a lot more than we do about the architects who designed our early 20th-century houses. These shadowy figures put their stamp on the plans that produced our houses and then departed the scene. A few left behind plans and news clippings, a few left behind […]

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