Event: San Diego Plant Sale

30th Annual Fall Plant Sale

According to gardening experts, October is the best time to plant a fall garden in Southern California. What better place to start your fall garden than at the San Diego Botanic Garden’s annual fundraiser? Growers from across San Diego County will have hundreds of beautiful (and drought-resistant) plants for sale. The sale begins Saturday and ends Monday, when all remaining plants will be half-off.

When: October 19, 10am – 4pm

Where: San Diego Botanic Garden | 230 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024

Halloween and Homeowners Insurance

Before you know it, trick-or-treaters will be at your door. Are you ready?

We’re not talking about buying candy and carving pumpkins. We mean what if you get more tricks than treats this Halloween. Are you covered? Luckily, homeowners insurance is there to protect you from these common tricks that are apt to happen. Continue reading

San Diego County Events for October 11 & 12

Enjoy a couple of foodie events this weekend with the Taste of North Park walking tour and the cultural (and food!) festivities at the Little Italy FESTA.

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San Diego County’s September Real Estate Market

There have been several residential sales in San Diego county for the month of September.

property searchBetween September 1 – 30, 2014, there were 1,807 detached single family residences SOLD in all of San Diego county. While slightly lower than the 1,933 detached homes sold in August 2014, September’s figures are still significant.

Currently, there is a huge number of ACTIVE detached single family residences within San Diego county. To view the current homes for sale, or to create your own personalized home search for free, check out my home search feature here.

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MISSING Person!

Missing person - Derek SeehausenThere’s  a critical situation involving an agent and her family from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach. Jean Gadra is asking for our help in locating her missing son Derek Seehausen.

Derek Seehausen is a 26 year old, fourth year USC medical school student living in Los Angeles. He is the son of a Berkshire Hathaway Home Services agent in the greater Philadelphia area. Neither his family nor friends had any indication that anything was troubling him. Forensic work on his electronics show him studying for an exam while downloading a sitcom in the evening hours just before his disappearance.

The details of the case, including the family press conference and news links, can be found at the website www.helpfindderek.com. Please share this on social media and with your contact spheres.

If you see someone looking like Derek, the LAPD has asked that you call 911 and report it as a “Missing Person CRITICAL.”

San Diego Events for October 3 – 5

As on every Friday, here is a run-down of some of the available events and activities in San Diego county for this weekend.

La Mesa Food Truck Food Fest

CityofLaMesaLogoFive or six food trucks serve up their wares at GMC Acupuncture Clinic (7871 University Avenue, La Mesa). Live music is a possibility.

When: Every Friday, ongoing indefinitely | 5:30 – 8:30pm

Where: GMC Acupuncture Clinic | 7871 University Ave, La Mesa

Cost: Free


Art & Craft Show Old Town San Diego

Approximately 150 artist booths will be in Old Town presenting amazing creations. The event also includes staged entertainment, a food court, and a beer garden. There are also many of Old Town’s galleries and quaint shops to explore.

When: October 4 & 5 | 10am – 6pm

Where: Old Town Historic State Park – San Diego Avenue & Harney Street

Cost: Free

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The Mission Bay Triathlon

As Southern California’s most popular sprint triathlon, the race features a calm 500-meter swim, a fast-paced 15K bike ride, and a thundering 5K run. You can challenge it as an individual or as a member of a team. It all takes place near scenic waterscape views.

When: October 5 | 6:30am – 12pm

Where: Various locations for the various aspects of the triathlon; view website for details

Cost: See website