It must have been exciting to be in San Diego at the turn of the 20th century when there was little more than possibility and the power of ambition. Many of those who succeeded built homes on what is now known as Bankers Hill — a residential area on the hills above downtown, with sweeping views of the bay, the airport, Coronado and Mount Soledad.
During a recent visit to Partnerships With Industry, known as PWI, in Santee, I was among a group of companies, community leaders, state agency officials and interested parents to learn more about this remarkable organization.
The “Crescent” is a home designed by world famous San Diego-based architect Wally Cunningham.
Plaza Home Mortgage Inc. raised $70,345 for Susan G. Komen San Diego during its October month-long campaign to support breast cancer services, bringing a two-year total donation to $169,817. The check was presented at the Plaza Home Mortgage San Diego headquarters.
Solana Beach was primarily farmland in the late 1800s when Col. Ed Fletcher bought 140 acres and began developing the town with his brother-in-law, Eugene Batchelder.
PROPERTY: High-End Market Has Its Own Drivers
Luxury real estate has been a relative bargain in San Diego County since the market downturn in 2008. Those with the cash and the circumstances have been able to capitalize on the opportunity to buy property in one of the most desirable areas of the country.
PROPERTY: Quality, Core Values Contribute To a Century of Success
There are a handful of companies in San Diego County that have been here for 100 years and fewer still who have been family owned since 1914 — Willis Allen Real Estate is one of those few.
More than 1,000 attendees at the 2-1-1 San Diego Annual Connections Luncheon recently netted $250,000 to support the community health and disaster support service and to recognize the local heroes providing San Diegans with health care resources.
Underground Elephant is funding the adoption of a police K-9 for the San Diego Police Foundation and the San Diego Police Department in honor of their service to the community. In addition to the police canine, adoption costs will cover the canine’s food, veterinary care and training equipment.
I was pleased and honored to be invited to participate in the third annual “Little Jumps…BIG Changes” campaign on Feb. 14 at the Roberts Family Branch of the Boys and Girls Clubs in Linda Vista.