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Leipzig

Posted: March 24th, 2017 | Featured, Lifestyle, Travel | No Comments

By Ron Stern | Global Gumshoe The cosmopolitan city of Germany Located in the German state of Saxony at the confluence of three rivers, Leipzig has always been a historically important city. Many notable figures have lived here, and its citizens were instrumental in bringing about the fall of communism in Eastern Europe. Today, while still honoring its past, Leipzig is steering a clear course toward a vibrant future in the arts, culture, cuisine and tourism.

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Preservation — by design

Posted: February 24th, 2017 | Featured, Homes & Garden, Lifestyle | No Comments

By Michael Good | HouseCalls Think you need to destroy your old house to save it? Put down that sledgehammer. Maybe you need a preservation architect. Open your eyes. Look around. Everything you see — the newspaper in your hand, the chair you’re sitting in, the room you occupy — has been designed.          

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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 | 1 Comment

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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