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San Diego's Project New Village Is No Ordinary Fish Story

San Diego’s Project New Village Is No Ordinary Fish Story

Pictured: N. Dian Moss | Photo credit: M’L’iss Hinshaw What do food justice and fish have in common?  Plenty.  San Diego, California, with its postcard beaches, has an underserved Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) population in an older part of the city, and a coordinated project is serving this group from the sea to...
Booboo's Sweet Potato Pies Bring a Taste of Home to Southern California

Booboo’s Sweet Potato Pies Bring a Taste of Home to Southern California

  The Southern staple of sweet potato pie brings more to the table than pumpkin pie.  And not just at Thanksgiving in San Diego. The sign, Booboo’s Sweet Potato Pies, caught my eye at the farmer’s market.  Humm, sweet potato pies in Southern California? My interest was piqued, and I decided to find out more. ...
Quick Getaway Into a Different World at The Mission Inn Hotel

Quick Getaway Into a Different World at The Mission Inn Hotel

A bust of Booker T. Washington is prominent in the welcoming entrance of The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa located in the historic city of Riverside, Calif. California’s booming orange crops brought tourists from the East Coast and Europe where sunshine and orange blossoms made Riverside a popular destination. Only 60 miles east of Los...
San Diego's Soul Food Finds the Right Climate

San Diego’s Soul Food Finds the Right Climate

  San Diego is known for beautiful beaches and year round pleasant weather, plus, yes, soul food. Soul food in this predominantly Mexican food environment is here.  There was a time when many soul food and barbeque restaurants lined the streets of southeast San Diego. Today, most of those original places are gone but soul...