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UT editor to discuss #MeToo-era ethics

Posted: March 9th, 2018 | Community Profile, Featured, News | No Comments

By Carol Perkins Laura Cicalo knows a lot about the world of journalism. She began her journalism career in 1983 at The Daily Californian in El Cajon. She then started working at the San Diego Tribune in August 1987, and she rose through the editorial ranks from assistant news editor to her appointment as managing editor of the Union-Tribune in 2015.

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For the love of dogs

Posted: December 1st, 2017 | Community Profile, Feature, Top Story | No Comments

By Joyell Nevins

In “The Sound of Music,” the nanny Maria sings about “My Favorite Things” as a way to keep her and the children’s spirits up during a storm. North Park resident Kirsten Blakeman has taken her “favorite things” and combined them to found a local nonprofit with a national impact.

Rescue Run Club is both an apparel brand to benefit shelters such as the San Diego Humane Society and a meet-up group connecting joggers and shelter animals. Its mission is to promote dog adoptions and active lifestyles.

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Helping foster children

Posted: November 17th, 2017 | Communities, Community Profile, Talmadge, Top Story | No Comments

By Ken Williams | Editor

Tonya Torosian has one of those jobs that brings great joy amid inescapable heartache.

As chief executive officer of the local nonprofit Promises2Kids, Torosian works diligently to help thousands of foster children who have suffered physical and/or sexual abuse or have been severely neglected by their parents or caregivers.

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Yoga pants with a purpose

Posted: November 3rd, 2017 | Community Profile, Feature, Featured | No Comments

How a local woman’s clothing line also helps save sea turtles By Ken Williams | Editor Yoga and sea turtles are two passions of Larissa Miller, an entrepreneur born and raised in Normal Heights. Her start-up company, Pi Yoga Pants, is a clothing line that donates a portion of its net profits toward sea turtles and ocean conservation efforts in Bali and around the world.

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HBA holds annual meeting

Hillcrest Business Association conducted its annual meeting on Oct. 10 at The Offices of M. Roland and Associations, on the top floor of the Mr. Robinson building on the corner of Park Boulevard and Robinson Avenue.

Guests sipped wine or cocktails and sampled sliders at the mixer-style meeting that was open to the public. HBA executive director Benjamin Nicholls shared the annual report, and elections were held for seven seats on the HBA board of directors as well as a seat on the Uptown Community Parking District board.

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Bankers Hill Business Group grows along with its community

By Colette Mauzeralle

Founded in August 2011, the Bankers Hill Business Group is on a mission: Promote and advocate for area businesses, and increase awareness of Bankers Hill as a destination neighborhood.

Partially funded by the city’s Micro District Program, the group is managed solely by volunteer business owners, many of whom have been around since the group’s inception.

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