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Historic Carousel in Balboa Park is Purchased by Local Nonprofit

| July 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
Historic Carousel in Balboa Park is Purchased by Local Nonprofit

Friends of Balboa Park, a local nonprofit organization, has announced that it is acquiring the historic Balboa Park Carousel that has entertained San Diegans since 1913. The sale closed escrow on June 30, 2017, and will poise the nonprofit to maintain uninterrupted operation of the Balboa Park Carousel. “The carousel was one of very few […]

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A Sense of Self

| July 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

I am a writer. It took me years to feel comfortable about saying that. I was always something else. I was a student, a wife and a mother at various times of my life. Professionally I was a press aide to a congressman, a cultural arts director, a nonprofit executive and lastly a CEO. All […]

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Heroines in Arms: Women of the American Military

| July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
Heroines in Arms: Women of the American Military

The Women’s Museum of California honors women who fought for and protected our freedoms The Women’s Museum of California will be celebrating the heroism of women in the United States military through the different uniforms women wore from World War I to today. This military themed version of the Women’s Museum’s Historical Clothing Show will […]

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The San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival Returns to San Diego

| July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
The San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival Returns to San Diego

After a 12-year hiatus, the San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival presented by Payne Pest Management and Rainbow Promotions returns to San Diego Friday, July 7 through Sunday, July 9 at the picturesque Embarcadero Marina Park North. The San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival celebrates the long-lived musical style and features a great line-up of hot summer […]

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3nd Annual VanGo! STEAM Festival on Date Street in Little Italy

| June 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
3nd Annual VanGo! STEAM Festival on Date Street in Little Italy

 The 3rd annual VanGo! Soapbox Derby and STEAM Festival will take place on Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event celebrates science, technology and the arts at Washington Elementary School. The festival is a free, family-friendly event that includes a Soapbox Derby, live musical and visual arts performances; interactive kid-friendly activities; […]

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What Now?

| May 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
What Now?

Literacy, of Course! Thursday, May 18 is the date, for the San Diego Council on Literacy’s (SDCOL) 8th Annual “Eat. Drink. Read. A Culinary Event for Literacy, ” in which our local chefs’ create an original dish that corresponds to their favorite books. CEO Jose Cruz never lets up on his mission: to raise the […]

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Mother’s Day and Celebrating Families

| April 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
Mother’s Day and Celebrating Families

As I was envisioning my plans for May and getting ready for some of the events that are a part of this month, I was reminded of the most meaningful day that we celebrate, Mother’s Day. For those of us with Mothers who have been so important in our lives, we are grateful to be […]

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Explore Your Neighborhood Parks

| April 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
Explore Your Neighborhood Parks

This past month, a friend of mine who lives in Connecticut came to San Diego on a business trip. He commented on how lucky we are to live here. The weather, the environment, nature…all of the benefits of living in San Diego, and so close to the ocean, were just some of what he noticed. […]

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MADCAPS Presents 57th Annual Benefit Show

| March 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
MADCAPS Presents 57th Annual Benefit Show

Mothers and Daughters Club Assisting Philanthropies (MADCAPS) celebrates 57 years of community service with its annual benefit show Thursday, March 9 through Saturday, March 11, in Point Loma Nazarene University’s Brown Chapel Theater. The theme for this year is “On Broadway,” featuring Broadway hit shows such as “Grease,” “Chicago,” “Saturday Night Fever,” “School of Rock,” […]

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Fab Cakes Wins Three Food Network’s Cake Wars

| March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
Fab Cakes Wins Three Food Network’s Cake Wars

This past month I learned of the only bakery to accomplish an impressive honor. Fab Cakes in Mission Hills has the talent, skills, creativity and passion to win three Food Network’s Cake Wars. They are amazing. In 2015, Fab Cakes competed in the D.C. Comics episode and won. In 2016, Fab Cakes competed in the […]

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