Old Town, San Diego CA| Adobe Hacienda, 170 Years Old

Old Town State Historic Park, the flavor of old Mexico.

Restaurants with Mariachis, the Estudillo House (Now a Museum) “one of the oldest surviving examples of Spanish architecture in California” – Wikipedia. It is a 170-year-old adobe house.

The Stagecoach, the Hotel . . .



A Room

She is not cooking today.

The Stagecoach



The Roots Factory Event | 11/27/2010 | Book Signing

We had fun at the Arts and Crafts Fair (Hecho a Mano)! There was good music, excellent food and beautiful people! I am including some photos so that you’ll get the picture (pun intended). I forgot to take a picture of my own stall, but no problem; there are enough pictures of my book in this blog.
“Started earlier this year, the Roots Factory on Barrio Logan (1878 Main St. San Diego CA, 92113) has grown exponentially in the short five months it’s been active. It hosts daytime, family-friendly events that teach attendees everything from screen-printing to DJing—all for free as part of its School of Guerilla Arts…” More info at San Diego City Beat: Guerilla artists in the midst

General View
Mike Maxwell – mikemaxwellart.com
Steven Suiter – stevensuiter@hotmail.com
Flying Panther Tattoo−−2323 Broadway SD CA
Art Work, Flying Panther Tattoo
Beto in the Kitchen
Our Hosts: Beto, Ana
and Wendy

Free Day of Dance | Malashock Dance, San Diego CA

Free Day of Dance on Saturday, Dec. 26 beginning at 8 a.m. at Malashock Dance!

Malashock Dance & The Malashock Dance School
2650 Truxtun Road, Suite 202, San Diego, CA 92106 (Point Loma) (Call for more information.)
Phone: 619.260.1622 – Fax: 619.523.0603 – info@malashockdance.org or www.malashockdance.org


Time Studio Class Level Instructor Company
8-8:45 a.m. 207 Stretch All Levels Javier Velasco SDB
8:45-10 a.m. 106 Modern All Levels Minaqua McPherson SDDT
10-11:30 a.m. 207 Ballet Intermediate Javier Velasco SDB
10-11:30 a.m. 200 Creative Dance Ages 3-6 Diana Nicastro MD
10-11:30 a.m. 106 Modern With Experience Jean Isaacs SDDT
12-1:30 p.m. 200 Modern With Experience Michael Mizerany MD
1:30-3 p.m. 207 Jazz Beg./Int. Javier Velasco SDB
1:30-3 p.m. 200 Contemporary All Levels – Teen Molly Puryear MD
2:30-3:30 p.m. 106 Tango Beginner Colette Hebert SDDT
3-4 p.m. 200 Hip Hop All Levels Kruciaal Element MD
4-5 p.m. 106 Tango Advanced Colette Hebert SDDT
4-5:30 p.m. 200 Modern All Levels Erica Buechner MD

Modern Dance | Malashock | San Diego CA

Malashock Dance.

Interesting pieces and great technique:


City Pizzeria | San Diego, CA | New Address

pizzaTo all lovers of Pizza in San Diego: City Pizzeria has moved from 1125 6th Ave. (Between B & C) to 675 B St. (corner of B & 7th)

Downtown San Diego’s Finest Pizza

“Enjoy New York-style pizza, calzones, and salads, as well as exquisite catering services, from our pizzeria in San Diego, California. City Pizzeria offers dine-in, carryout, and delivery of our New York-style pizza, salads, and subs. Our San Diego pizzeria offers catering services for any special occasion.”

More info at : 619-531-0955 

Fax 619-234-0728  Web www.citypizzeriasd.com

“When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?'”– Sydney J. Harris

San Diego | Pacific Ocean | Water Shortage

On my last visit to the YMCA gym this past week, I found a note on the shower room refering to the fact that new shower heads had been installed which reduced the flow of water in order to conserve it.

I am trying to figure out why in San Diego, CA , a city famous for its beaches on the Pacific Ocean we are having a water shortage.  We do have  the technology (desalinization) to treat seawater and make it consumable, don’t we? I have asked around but nobody seems to know. Any ideas? Do you know?

Thanks for your input.

“Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement.” ~ Alfred Adler

Food Stamps in San Diego CA | My Experience

I am a fan of  KPBS, which not only provides classical music but also offers American Public Media’s Marketplace with news on business and economics. Recently they were airing a show regarding food stamps; it was about how food stamps could help people who are struggling in today’s troubled economy. A lady was explaining how the government was eager to help. She said that the applicants were treated with courtesy and respect, so people in need shouldn’t be reluctant to apply.

I lost a small business I had in Florida after the hurricanes of 2004; since then it had been an uphill battle. I am still paying bills that I incurred after my business crashed, and nobody is bailing me out (I am not Wall Street or General Motors). I do take responsibility for what I do and I am paying my debts one day at a time. I don’t really care for a bailout, but after listening to this show I figured that maybe food stamps would help a little.

To be brief I will only say that the lady who gave me the qualifying interview was rude and disrespectful. She implied that the information I was giving was fraudulent. I explained why it was not, but she was adamant. She was not talking to me but talking at me and avoiding any actual communication; she never even asked why I wanted food stamps. My application was denied due to the figures on the submitted forms (she said) without considering the actual situation.

As I walked out, I couldn’t help but thinking how inaccurate had been the information I received through National Public Radio. Do they verify their information? Can we believe the media in general? We need to verify ourselves, don’t we?

I have to admit that there may be better and more professional social workers than the ones I met at 1130 10th Avenue on December 16 of 2008 in San Diego, CA. There may be better locations also. Do you know of any? Have you had a better experience than the one I had? If so, please let me know. I’ll post it.

Death as an advisor!

F/A – 18 D Hornet

Yesterday a jet fighter plane, an F/A-18 D Hornet, crashed in a residential area of San Diego about half a mile from where I work in Town Centre Dr. It is said that both engines malfunctioned and the pilot ejected after trying without success to get to the Miramar base. Upon crashing the plane destroyed two houses, damaged three more and killed four people, leaving neighbors to fight the fire amid billowing ominous black smoke until the fire engines arrived.

Yesterday, Death came unexpectedly out of the clear blue sky. And it made me see clearly how true it is that there is no safe haven in this world. Death is lurking at every turn (even when we are “safe” at home) and it is unstoppable. What comes to be ceases to be, sometimes swiftly and suddenly. Nobody here gets out alive.

If we keep Death in mind, however, our life becomes richer and deeper, for we don’t take tomorrow for granted. Death’s advice is to live today, to live now! We must make our plans for the future while ready to die today.

Quote of the day: “Awareness of death is the very bedrock of the path. Until you have developed this awareness, all other practices are obstructed.” –The Dalai Lama

PS  The accident’s main victim was not at the crash site. He lost his home, his wife, his two daughters and his mother-in-law. I can’t  imagine his pain.  The price we pay for our war machine is sometimes too high. Will human beings ever realize how high a price we pay for war itself, or will we always be obtuse egomaniacs?

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