Grappling with PTSD

A one-time bodyguard to drug dealers, Gallegos turned a corner after he was arrested for possessing an unlicensed firearm and $75,000 cash. Now he’s helping veterans with PTSD. “These guys are warriors so the next logical step is to continue that, not so much a warrior mentality, but in a martial arts capacity because they want to better themselves.”

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Mariachi Series

With the National City International Mariachi Fest and Competition as their flagship event, organizers of the festival are working on programs to grow Mariachi instruction in South Bay schools and connect students to the area’s Latino roots.

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The path of a neighborly warrior

Originally published by Living East The smile on the blonde woman’s face as she walks through the entrance to Martial Arts Warriors Academy says it all.  The academy’s students love being there. Located across from Heritage Park in Otay Ranch, the academy is as unique as its co-owner and fearless leader Dr. Grandmaster Gary Amen.…

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Paint the pain away

“Cancer for me was not a bad thing. Cancer for me has been a good thing,” Luna said. “It opened up this beautiful world that I never knew even existed and it’s been a great journey. I have no complaints. Not one.” Nina Luna’s painted mannequins grab your attention, using intense color and pattern like a full-body tattoo.

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San Diego Gears up for new bike plan

Originally published by San Diego City News See a Clipping Safety, community connection and fiscal impact were the top concerns raised at the first community advisory group meeting for the Uptown regional bike plan Wednesday night in Balboa Park’s Santa Fe Room.The San Diego Association of Governments bike plan will include new bike routes in some of…

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