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More Than $75K Raised at Third Annual Spotlight Benefit Event

| June 5, 2022 | 0 Comments
More Than $75K Raised at Third Annual Spotlight Benefit Event

The VAPA Foundation, whose mission is to enhance the quality of access to arts education in the San Diego Unified School District, raised more than $75,000 at its Spotlight benefit event, Beyond Brilliance, on April 10, at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center in La Jolla. This event raised $75,691.92 for the VAPA foundation’s arts […]

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Volunteers Remove Graffiti from Pacific Beach

| June 5, 2022 | 0 Comments
Volunteers Remove Graffiti from Pacific Beach

Local Company Donates Graffiti Remover Products   Pacific Beach Town Council held its 12th Annual Neighborhood Clean-Up Event that attracted adults and students who wanted to help remove graffiti from public and private property. Upward of 70 dedicated volunteers received training and supplies to remove 600 tags from stop signs, utility boxes, sidewalks, fences and […]

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Volunteers Who Change Foster Kids Lives

| May 1, 2022 | 0 Comments
Volunteers Who Change Foster Kids Lives

May is Foster Care Awareness Month and local Little Italy resident, Judi Sinopoli, has become very active in bringing happiness to siblings separated in the foster system.  Promises2Kids, a local nonprofit organization, provides support to over 3,000 current and former foster youth in San Diego County with the tools, opportunities, and guidance they need to […]

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San Diego Junior Theatre Presents “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical”

| May 1, 2022 | 0 Comments
San Diego Junior Theatre Presents “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical”

San Diego Junior Theatre, the nation’s longest-running youth theatre program, presents “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical,” the fourth show of its 74th Season, which will run from Friday, April 29 through Sunday, May 15, with an ASL-interpreted performance at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 14. The Greek gods are real and they’re ruining Percy Jackson’s life. […]

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Heroes Come in Many Forms

| May 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

By Dixie Hall, President, Mission Hills BID and Owner of DixiePops May in Mission Hills is a busy time. Cinco de Mayo celebrations will be in full swing at restaurants and bars throughout Mission Hills.  Mission Hills Garden Walk takes place on Saturday, May 7 with Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 8.  Bring all those […]

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Visual and Performing Art Receives Recognition and Honors

| April 4, 2022 | 0 Comments
Visual and Performing Art Receives Recognition and Honors

The Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Department of the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) announced winners of the 2022 VAPA Spotlight Awards. The VAPA Spotlight Awards celebrate Transforming Lives Through the Arts across San Diego Unified School District. These awards highlight outcomes that are aligned with the goals of the district’s strategic plan for […]

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Teen Writers Plays Will Come Alive in Playwrights Project’s 37th Season

| April 4, 2022 | 0 Comments
Teen Writers Plays Will Come Alive in Playwrights Project’s 37th Season

Playwrights Project will present its 37th annual Plays by Young Writers Festival showcasing new scripts written by youth across California. This year’s Festival will be presented with filmed performances offered virtually to the public at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 14, and an in-person screening of the filmed performance at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 7 to celebrate the young […]

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Poets and Poetry Lovers

| April 3, 2022 | 0 Comments
Poets and Poetry Lovers

by Elaine Karin National Poetry Month is widely celebrated throughout the country each April.  It was founded by the Academy of American Poets in 1996 to highlight the achievements of American poets, support poets and poetry, bring poetry into our classrooms, and encourage the reading of poems. To celebrate, the Friends of the Mission Hills-Hillcrest/Knox […]

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Over 50 and a Lifelong Learner?

| March 5, 2022 | 0 Comments
Over 50 and a Lifelong Learner?

The highly acclaimed Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC San Diego is a membership program for adults over the age of 50 who want to enrich their lives through continued learning and engagement. Osher features twice-daily lectures and seminars by the outstanding faculty and researchers of UC San Diego and the entire San Diego academic community, […]

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New Possibilities and Being Thankful in Mission Hills

| March 5, 2022 | 0 Comments
New Possibilities and Being Thankful in Mission Hills

by Dixie Hall, President MHBID and owner of DixiePops As I am writing this month’s column, the sun is peeking from behind clouds and much needed rain is on its way. It’s definitely feeling like springtime and a time for growth and new possibilities. Evidence of this are the new businesses opening and expanding in […]

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