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Weight-loss belly balloon: Is it right for you?

Posted: January 27th, 2017 | Featured, Lifestyle | No Comments

By Dr. Julie Ellner A new FDA-approved procedure is now being offered in San Diego for weight-loss. The gastric “belly” balloon is a non-surgical, outpatient procedure that has been shown to be up to three times more effective for weight loss than those who do diet and exercise alone. It is a non-surgical, non-pharmaceutical means […]

Don’t take pets for granted during holidays

Posted: November 25th, 2016 | Featured, Lifestyle, Pets | No Comments

By Sari Reis As the holidays approach, I encourage you to invite your social, furry kids to participate in as many festive experiences as possible. When friends and relatives come to visit, allow your pets to interact with guests, rather than relegating them to a crate or behind a closed door. If you are planning […]

Anza-Borrego Foundation turns 50

Posted: November 25th, 2016 | Features, Lifestyle, Top Stories | No Comments

By Margie M. Palmer

The Anza-Borrego Foundation (ABF), the official nonprofit partner of the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, is about to turn 50 — and it is inviting hikers, campers and nature enthusiasts of all stripes to help celebrate.

The Foundation was formed on April 1, 1967 at the request of the California State Parks Commission; in addition to raising funds help provide financial support for Park programs, the ABF continues to work on land acquisition and conservation to “make the park whole.”

Recognizing luscious landscapes

Posted: October 28th, 2016 | Featured, Features, Home & Garden, Lifestyle | No Comments

On Oct. 13, La Mesa Beautiful held its 38th Annual Awards Luncheon to recognize homeowners with outstanding landscapes. In addition to the awards for landscapes, Mayor Mark Arapostathis was accepted a Citizen of the Year Award on behalf of the many residents whose effort resulted in the Lookout at Legacy Park. Former La Mesa Beautiful […]

Autumn’s Arrival

Posted: September 23rd, 2016 | Columns, 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 […]

Training a dog with leash reactivity

Posted: September 23rd, 2016 | Columns, 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 26th, 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 […]