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Resilience is a word used during the last year to describe Downtown restaurateurs who have simply refused to give up. The word implies a combination of qualities: steely perseverance, unshakeable confidence and a patient, tireless faith in one’s talents and abilities.


“Mommy! I got to kick a man!” The excited little Girl Scout had just finished the first portion of an Impact Personal Safety kids class, specifically the physical self-defense drills. I have never forgotten what she told her mom that day! We teach and practice effective emotional, verbal and…

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Tucked inside Santee Street’s dead end, safe from the relative bustle of Eighth Street in the Fashion District, the tiny but colorful coffee and toast café No Ghost Bears has been feeding the community since 2014. 

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