Ava Kalea Kennedy’s First Time in Ocean

This is a short video of Ava Kalea Kennedy’s first time in the Pacific Ocean – or in any water outside of the bathtub and a little rain …

Video taken January 29, 2017 – Ava was just short of 5 month old.

Do you think she liked the water? Think she’ll grow up liking the beach?

Jacqueline Nataliya Kennedy – Pacifier Specialist First Class

This is a video of Jackie when she was just over 6 months old. One of my favorite videos of all time.

It is strange how much her sister looks like her – except Ava is not a Pacifier Specialist First Class (she doesn’t like them).

Ava saw this video and now is really curious about her big sister and wants to meet her soon!


Jackie Kennedy’s First Passport Photo

Jacqueline Nataliya Kennedy Passport photo 0204At 13 years of age, Jackie Kennedy is a world traveler and already on her 2nd passport.  This was the photo from her first passport.

She didn’t have much hair at all (her mom said she was ‘bold’), but this is one of my favorite pictures of this sweet kid.

I love this picture so much, that I’m trying to find an outfit just like this so that Jackie’s sister Ava Kalea can wear something similar when she gets her first passport photo.


The Real Pros & Cons of Small Business Loans

Borrowing money is always a tricky situation, because it’s not something anyone is looking forward to, especially in the world of business. Unfortunately, for many small business owners, an SBA is necessary to keep the business afloat. Small businesses are considered the backbone of the American economy, employing more than two-thirds of the workforce over the last 15 years. Still, it’s small businesses that were most hit by the recession crisis in 2008, and it’s been a slow recovery process since. Over the past five years, 53 percent of small businesses have applied for funding; one in four of those businesses have applied more than once.
A small business loan can be a saving grace for your business, but only if the proper precautions are taken. Business owners seeking the best way to get a small business loan should understand the pros and cons before making a decision.  

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Celebrate San Diego Rally at Petco Park on February 11th

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Join local San Diego sports teams, elected officials and community leaders on Saturday, February 11 at Petco Park for the Celebrate San Diego Rally from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. This free public celebration in Park at the Park will feature special appearances by athletes and leaders who call San Diego home, including Padres Hall of Famer Trevor Hoffman, Padres Manager Andy Green, former Chargers Nick Hardwick and Rolf Benirschke, San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman, San Diego Gulls Head Coach Dallas Eakins, and many more. The Celebrate San Diego Rally is a collaboration between the San Diego Padres, San Diego Gulls, San Diego Sockers, San Diego State Aztecs, University of San Diego Toreros, University of California, San Diego Tritons and the City of San Diego, celebrating what it means to be part of America’s Finest City.

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Robo Co-Founders Braydon Moreno and Jacob Kabili Receive Forbes 30 Under 30 Awards

Braydon Moreno Robo 3D Limited
Braydon Moreno Robo 3D Limited

San Diego-based Robo 3D Limited a maker of the most highly-rated consumer 3D printers on the market, has announced that co-founders, Braydon Moreno and Jacob Kabili, were recently named to the Forbes 30 Under 30: Class of 2017 in the Manufacturing & Industry category.

The 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 is the definitive compilation of today’s most promising change-makers and innovators in the US. The honorees were vetted by a panel of judges in their respective fields.

Coby Kabili Robo 3D Limited
Coby Kabili Robo 3D Limited

“We’re excited to be included on the annual Forbes list of young disruptors, innovators and entrepreneurs — people who are dedicated to the constant renewal of manufacturing and industry,” said Moreno and Kabili in a joint statement. “So much of our success — and the recognition that comes with it — is really a testament to our friendship and history together as undergraduates at San Diego State University. More than an institution for learning, it was a tremendous opportunity to lay the foundation of what would eventually become Robo.”

Moreno and Kabili started Robo 3D in December 2012 with a Kickstarter campaign for their initial 3D printer, Robo R1, bringing the vision of their product to life on a shared dining room table. After launching the printer in 2013 to wide acclaim, the company has experienced strong year-on-year growth and debuted on the Australian Securities Exchange in December 2016. Continue reading “Robo Co-Founders Braydon Moreno and Jacob Kabili Receive Forbes 30 Under 30 Awards”

Carlsbad-based Chuao Chocolatier Debuts Two Latin-Inspired Chocolate Bars at Winter Fancy Food Show in SF

Chuao Chocolatier cheeky-cheeky-churroCarlsbad Maker of Culinary-Driven, Ethically Sourced Chocolate Celebrates Latin Roots with Totally Tangy Mango and Cheeky Cheeky Churro

 Chuao Chocolatier, Carlsbad maker of culinary-driven, ethically sourced chocolate confections, launched two Latin-inspired chocolate bars this year at the 42nd Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco. Totally Tangy Mango and Cheeky Cheeky Churro join an existing roster of 23 mouth-watering chocolate bars.

“We are proud to launch these bars at Winter Fancy Food Show and share our two new innovative flavor combinations, which celebrate the lively culinary traditions of Latin America,” said Chef Michael Antonorsi, Chuao’s Co-founder and Master Chocolatier. “With Cheeky Cheeky Churro we are bringing the tradition of churros dipped in thick melted chocolate to our fans, while the tanginess in the Totally Tangy Mango Bar excites the palate and delivers an expansive taste distribution with every bite.” Continue reading “Carlsbad-based Chuao Chocolatier Debuts Two Latin-Inspired Chocolate Bars at Winter Fancy Food Show in SF”

Santa Rosa Apartments in Wildomar Sells to MG Properties Group for $74.5M

MG Properties Group San DiegoMG Properties Group, a private San Diego-based real estate investor and operator, recently announced the acquisition of the Santa Rosa Apartments in Wildomar, California.

Built in 2008, Santa Rosa offers 320 luxury apartment homes in a desirable low density two-story walk-up design. Santa Rosa is adjacent to the Inland Valley Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente, and Southern California Edison’s regional service center, and is close to shopping, Interstates 15 and 215, and a future 80-acre community college campus. The property offers an optimal mix of large one-, two- and three-bedroom floorplans that average approximately 1,000 square feet of living space and feature a garage for each apartment home.  MG Properties Group plans to perform modest interior renovations and to refresh the property’s common areas.  Continue reading “Santa Rosa Apartments in Wildomar Sells to MG Properties Group for $74.5M”

Christmas Gifts to Jacqueline Kennedy Go Unrecognized

Jackie Kennedy is Ava Kalea's Big Sister It’s been well over a year since we’ve got to see Jackie and we miss her terribly.  Jackie’s step-mom, Stacia Kennedy went out of her way to make her these awesome #JustSayinClothes t-shirts for Christmas.

Unfortunately, we don’t even know if she received them – as we still have not heard from her.

Give us a call Jackie Kennedy – we’d love to hear from you – and see you here in sunny San Diego …

Miss you – and hope you like your t-shirts (two of them were based on photos I have of you).

UC San Diego Receives $10.5 Million Gift Funds Center for Human Milk Research

Human Breast Milk Research at UCSDSupport from the Switzerland-based Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation will empower researchers to unravel the intricacies of human milk

Breast milk is known to provide the best source of nutrition for newborns and infants, and for premature babies, it can be lifesaving. Yet much about the composition of human milk and what makes it so beneficial is still a mystery. To help scientists bridge this knowledge gap, the Switzerland-based Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation has made a $10.5 million gift to the University of California San Diego, home to one of the world’s only centers dedicated to human milk research.

The gift provides seed funding for the Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation Mother-Milk-Infant Center of Research Excellence (LRF MoMI CoRE) at UC San Diego, a new initiative to provide further evidence-based understanding of how genetic and environmental factors affect milk composition, and how human milk affects health across the life span—knowledge that will help guide clinical practice and education for optimal health, growth and development in babies.  Continue reading “UC San Diego Receives $10.5 Million Gift Funds Center for Human Milk Research”