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By Beth Montes

John Eisenhart was born in Highland Park, Michigan in 1963. He spent his formative years in Detroit, Michigan and was influenced by the architecture and people of that city. John received a Bachelor of Science and Master of Architecture from the University of Michigan. From 1989 to 1998 he lived in various Western American cities, including Portland, Seattle, San Jose and San Diego. Since 1998 John has resided in San Diego and founded his architecture firm UNION in 2003. The firm works in contemporary residential, multifamily and historical renovation/restoration fields. He resides and works in Five Points and enjoys running, music, art, film, literature, and the magical light of San Diego.

Bonnie Poppe is a staunch preservationist whose hands-on approach to restoration and preservation projects is well known. She has restored several homes in the South Park area. Bonnie sits on the Golden Hill planning group as a prominent voice for historic and environmental preservation of the community and is actively involved with saving the canyons and native habitat and plants as well. Bonnie has served on the SOHO board twice before in the late1980s and again in the 1990s, and she received SOHO's People In Preservation 2005 Preservationist of the Year last May.

Jim Schibanoff, MD, was born in New Jersey and studied medicine at Princeton University and the University of Southern California School of Medicine, and received postgraduate training as a Pulmonary Intensivist at the University of California, San Diego. He has served as Chief Medical Officer of a San Diego healthcare system and as Chief Executive Officer of two San Diego hospitals. He is the co-author of Milliman Care Guidelines - Inpatient and Surgical Care, Home Care, and Recovery Facility Care, and is Editor in Chief for Milliman Care Guidelines, A Division of Milliman, Inc. He has been passionate about history, architecture, and historic preservation for more than 30 years, and shares his 1912 Dell Harris-designed English Craftsman home in Del Mar with his wife Nancy.

Current Board of Directors

2005 - Volume 36, Issue 4


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Historic Designation of Coronado Railroad Upheld
The Brown Act Makes Preservationists See Red

Agreement Reached with Simplon Corp

Coronadans Create Conservancy to Save Cottages

Historic Districts: The Gift of Preservation

Rallying Support for Resources from the Recent Past
Hipsters Agree: The Third Annual Modernism Weekend Was the Most!

English Heritage

Conservator's Corner

North Park Theatre

It Makes Sense To do Your Holiday Shopping at SOHO

La Pastorela at the Adobe Chapel

Historic Old Town Courtyard: Ideal Setting for Keister Book Signing

35th Annual Meeting and Election

SOHO Welcomes New Directors to the Board

Thank You's

The Ghosts at the Whaley House get all the Publicity
Haunted Houses: Preservation Help or Horror?

Casey O'Hanlon-Howie: Ready With a Smile

New Orleans Creole Cafe: Celebrating One Year Anniversary

Strength in Numbers

Lost San Diego

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