Home improvement shopping for humanity

Posted: November 18th, 2016 | Communities, Featured, Grantville, Home & Garden | No Comments

By Joyell Nevins

“Small but mighty” is the unofficial motto for San Diego Habitat for Humanity (HFH). The staff and office, which is located in Grantville, may be small, but their volunteers and heart make big things happen.

“It’s a good karma circle,” Patty Kramer, who works in administration, said of the people and groups that pour into HFH and often receive assistance in return.

Koblenz, Germany

Posted: November 18th, 2016 | Featured, Features, Lifestyle | No Comments

Where the Rhine and Mosel converge By Ron Stern 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 […]

Know your Medicare rights

Posted: October 21st, 2016 | Featured, Lifestyle | No Comments

By Cate Kortzeborn As a person with Medicare, you have important rights. One of them is the right to appeal. An appeal is the action you can take if you disagree with a coverage or payment decision by Medicare or your Medicare health plan.

Autumn’s Arrival

Posted: September 16th, 2016 | Featured, Home & Garden, Lifestyle | No Comments

10 Plants with beautiful fall color for San Diego By Gary Jones Can’t tell by the look of your garden when fall arrives? You must be missing those important trees and shrubs that provide gorgeous fall color in San Diego. As Southern Californians, we need to look beyond the classic maples and deciduous oaks that […]

Better Together

Posted: September 16th, 2016 | Featured, Lifestyle | No Comments

By Erica Moe Me, myself and, of course, I. Surely one of us can figure this out. “This” is an exercise routine. And what I need to figure out is how to stick with one. I thought I could do it by myself. However, the cycle ends up being exercise; lose weight; try to keep […]

Training a dog with leash reactivity

Posted: September 16th, 2016 | Featured, Lifestyle, Pets | No Comments

By Sari Reis Does your sweet sociable canine turn into Cujo when he sees another dog while walking on leash? If so, he is likely displaying “leash reactivity.” I have met numerous dogs that are as sweet as can be off leash at the dog park but unruly and obnoxious when walking on leash. This […]

Prepare your lawn and garden for fire season

Posted: August 19th, 2016 | Featured, Home & Garden, Lifestyle | No Comments

By Gary Jones Due to a unique combination of climate and terrain, California will always suffer from wildfires. But with appropriate planning, planting and maintenance, these fires won’t be devastating to homeowners. A large portion of our state is a Mediterranean-type climate, situated in a region close to the sea with hot, dry summers, recurring […]