San Diego Business Journal

Crazy Hair, Good Hearts on Display to Support Second Chance

Intelicare Direct, a leading customer service solutions company with offices in Las Vegas and San Diego, held a crazy hair day benefitting San Diego-based nonprofit Second Chance. For every ICD employee who came to the office with crazy hair, one haircut was donated to Second Chance for someone trying to get back into the workforce.

Fundraising Fete Brings Big Amount to Voices for Children

Voices for Children held its annual Wine Women and Shoes fundraiser, which raised a record-breaking $225,000. The proceeds will provide many more foster children in San Diego County with the caring support of a Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA volunteer. The event was held at the Mission Hills home of Marina Marrelli, a former board member and longtime supporter of VFC. Guests enjoyed wine tasting, shopping, fashion vignettes, and a live auction. The top seller in the auction was a pair of floor tickets to the Rolling Stones and an overnight stay at the Manchester Grand Hyatt.

These Heroes Made a Super Effort to Support Miracle Babies

The seventh annual Miracle Babies 5K took place recently at Embarcadero Marina Park South.

Tease photo

ALPINE AERIE

This contemporary architectural Alpine beauty is inside the gates of the equestrian residential community of Rancho Palo Verde.

It’s Not Just the Tides That Shape the Pacific Beach Experience

Pacific Beach is one of many communities in the county that benefited from the railroad link between San Diego and the East Coast in 1885. Soon to follow were hordes of visitors and would-be buyers of real estate in the area. And buy they did, so much so that a San Diego Union newspaper report during this time cautioned buyers to beware of the inflated prices of the bayside lots “going for $25 and $100.”

Essay Contest Aims to Help Public Transit Pick Up More Riders

Helping the environment, saving money and extra study time were a few compelling arguments high school seniors made about the benefits of taking public transit to win laptops as part of the Metropolitan Transit System and Coca-Cola Cos. Laptop Scholarship Essay Contest.

Food Bank Gets a Fine Crew of Volunteers to Help Out

A group of 30 BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair employees, family members and friends volunteered at the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank recently.

Supporting Special Olympics Was the Cool Thing to Do at Aquatica

The weather was picture perfect at Aquatica SeaWorld’s Waterpark recently as hundreds of enthusiastic “plungers” charged into the chilly waters of the park’s Big Surf wave pool to raise money for Special Olympics San Diego.

The Sands of Time Have Been Very Kind to Mission Beach

Try to imagine San Diego without Mission Bay.

Caring, Compassion Part of the Love Kitchen’s Special Ingredients

The Little Caesars Love Kitchen, staffed by an Escondido franchise of Little Caesars Enterprises Inc., stopped by Interfaith Community Services recently with more than 30 pizzas to distribute to the homeless and clients of Interfaith’s housing programs.

Golf Fundraiser Nets $422K for Sharp Grossmont Hospital

Grossmont Hospital Foundation raised more than $422,000 for Sharp Grossmont Hospital at the 31st Annual Grossmont Hospital Invitational Golf Tournament at Sycuan Resort and Casino.

Tease photo

Above the Boardwalk Down in M.B.

This custom, oceanfront home on the boardwalk in Mission Beach was designed by renowned architect Ken Ronchetti. The curvilinear design is a fresh take on the idea of a beach residence.

Kensington’s Old California Charms Shine in the Sunlight

Kensington. The name conjures images of a quaint village in West London that is home to Kensington Palace and world-famous gardens. The neighborhood of Kensington in San Diego is just as charming, in a California sort of way, as its namesake in England.

Six Women Honored for Their Role In Educating, Inspiring

Karen Haynes, president of California State University San Marcos, was one of six California State University women presidents recognized for their outstanding leadership at the Leadership California Awards Ceremony.

Denny Sanford Dedicates San Diego Zoo Kids Channel Theatre

With children and animal ambassadors looking on, philanthropist Denny Sanford unveiled the new San Diego Zoo Kids Channel Theatre. The theatre, located at the Zoo’s Elephant Odyssey habitat, allows guests to enjoy the broadcast programming currently available at 10 children’s hospitals and Ronald McDonald Houses across the U.S.

In Oceanside, Hear the Waves Break Without Breaking the Bank

If you haven’t been to Oceanside lately it’s time to take a trip to check it out.

Summer Reading Book Drive Helps Children Open New Worlds

To get more books into the hands of children, United Way of San Diego County has launched its fourth annual Summer Reading Book Drive through May, providing bilingual summer reading for economically disadvantaged San Diego children up to age 8.

JFS’ Contributions to Improving Community Health Are Honored

Jewish Family Service of San Diego was recognized by the County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency at the 14th annual Live Well San Diego Public Health Champion Awards.

Tease photo

The Boulder and the Beautiful

Perched on a hilltop on the far eastern edge of San Diego County is a one-of-a-kind estate. The home was built by noted San Diego-based Hubbell & Hubbell Architects, experts in environmentally sustainable design practices and technologies.

Supporters of SEAL-NSW Family Foundation Raise $1 Million

Philanthropist Madeleine Pickens, Co-Chair Dominique Plewes and The Del Mar Country Club have announced that more than $1 million was raised recently at an event to support the SEAL-NSW Family Foundation.

If These Walls Could Talk, They Would Say, ‘Welcome Home’

Multigenerational housing has gotten a shiny new upgrade and caught the eye of some of San Diego’s most prominent homebuilders.

Donations Fund Weekend Camp For Grieving Children

Each year, more than 100 children and teens have the opportunity to attend Camp Erin San Diego, thanks to the generous donations from local philanthropic groups.

The Past Has a Strong Presence in Coronado Renovations

The decision to embark on a home renovation is by any measure a difficult undertaking.

Tease photo

Inner Peace and Outer Beauty

Crashing waves and panoramic views define this house in La Jolla. Originally built in 1980, the beachfront home was completely remodeled in 2001 with exquisite attention to quality and detail. Oriented to capture the expansive views, the curvilinear architectural elements emulate the waves of the ocean below.

United Way Volunteers Share the Magic of Dr. Seuss With Kids

To inspire a love of learning and the written word, volunteers from United Way of San Diego County participated in the National Education Association’s 18th Annual Read Across America Day and celebrated Dr. Seuss’ 111th birthday by sharing beloved tales from the local literary legend with students at elementary schools across the county.

Game Changers Helps Run Up the Score for Local Food Bank

Union Bank partnered with the San Diego Chargers to raise funds for the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank over the course of the Chargers’ 2014 season.

OceanLeaf Awards Honor Leaders in East African Communities

Somali Family Service of San Diego County recently celebrated San Diego’s Somali and other East African cultures and community leaders at the third annual OceanLeaf Awards Celebration.

Tease photo

Home of the month: Spindrift Sea View Estate

Perched high on the sandstone cliffs in La Jolla Shores is one of San Diego’s most exceptional properties.

Former Exec Takes Leadership Role at New Children’s Museum

The New Children’s Museum announced that former board member Rich Horner is shifting from volunteer to full-time staff member as he joins the leadership team as the director of development.

Building Leadership Is Goal of Gift to San Diego State University

San Diego State University President Elliot Hirshman and Vice President for Student Affairs Eric Rivera, along with a group of student leaders, gathered recently to honor Jeffrey Glazer at the naming of the Jeffrey W. Glazer Center for Leadership and Service.

These Markets Offer Dream Homes in Diverse Styles, Settings

The top 10 residential real estate markets in San Diego County, as ranked by median price for 2014, range from Point Loma in the south to Cardiff in the north. As a group, 1,965 homes were sold during 2014 compared with 2,186 in 2013 — a 10 percent decline.

Company’s Employees Bring Boatload of Support to Food Bank

San Diego BAE Systems employees collected nearly 2,000 pounds of food and presented a $5,000 check to the San Diego Food Bank.

Company Comes Up With Good Recipe to Help Homeless Youth

Intelicare Direct, a leading call center service provider and customer service solutions company with offices in San Diego and Las Vegas, hosted its second annual “Pancakes and Pajamas” day to benefit StandUp For Kids, a nonprofit that works to end youth homelessness.

Aviara’s Neighborhoods Provide the Perfect Place for a Stroll

A walk along the trail bordering the protected 610-acre Batiquitos Lagoon is to experience what it must have been like 1,300 years ago when Native Americans were the only inhabitants.

Tease photo

Grant Will Fortify Food Pantry’s Efforts to Fight Hunger

Kudos/Giving Column

The Hand Up Youth Food Pantry at Jewish Family Service of San Diego was awarded a $75,000 grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation.

Boys & Girls Clubs Hall of Fame Makes Room for 5 More Heroes

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego inducted five new members into the Escondido branches’ Alumni Hall of Fame during the recent Founders Day Luncheon ceremony at the group’s Lefty Mitchell Branch. The new inductees who joined the 56 current hall of fame members are: Vatei Ouy Campbell, fund development manager, The Elizabeth Hospice; Bill Martin, deputy planning director, City of Escondido; Katherine Longfellow Petersen, former house manager, Ronald McDonald House, Las Vegas; Garrett Ponder, staff coordinator, marketing, Qualcomm Inc.; and Kyle Ruggles, principal, Alamosa Park Elementary School.

Bird Rock Is a Picture-Perfect Perch for La Jolla Coastal Living

The Bird Rock area, specifically the area west of La Jolla Boulevard, is the southernmost part of coastal La Jolla bordering northern Pacific Beach.

Tease photo

Home of the month: Santaluz Serenity

This ocean-view, single-story family compound is in the gated community of Santaluz in Rancho Santa Fe. The home is a masterpiece of indoor-outdoor living on the 17th green of the Rees Jones-designed championship golf course.

Foundation Delivers More to Coastal Communities and Causes

Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, a San Diego nonprofit, will kick off its 2015 Dental Clinics during National Children’s Dental Health Month in February to provide restorative and orthodontic dental procedures and preventative dental education to disadvantaged infants, children, and teens.

HP Donates Computers to Further the Success of College Institute

Barrio Logan College Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to helping disadvantaged families prepare their children for college, is receiving 25 desktop and 25 notebook PCs from Hewlett-Packard Development Co. L.P. as part of its continued seven-year partnership with BLCI.

The Bridges a Stunning Link to Community, Nature and Style

Recently, I was treated to a tour of The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe by Bob Jackson, who is the director of real estate for the 540-acre exclusive enclave.

At 25, the Jewish Film Festival’s Focus Is Still on Great Cinema

The San Diego Center for Jewish Culture is presenting the San Diego Jewish Film Festival’s 25th Silver Anniversary.

New Kitchen Will Help Urban Angels Feed the Homeless

PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) in downtown San Diego recently recognized local nonprofit Urban Angels with a special kitchen and dining area dedication ceremony at Connections Housing.

Businesses and Groups Make the Holidays Happy for Many

San Diegans really turned out this holiday season for many good causes and events. My inbox was overflowing with news of individuals, businesses and nonprofits that gave generously of their time and money.

Young Architect of the Year Award Honors a Growing Talent

J. Antonio Garcia was named the 2014 Young Architect of the Year at the American Institute of Architects — San Diego Design Awards event held recently.

Tease photo

Home of the Month: Exquisite Elfin Forest Estate

Perched at the top of Paint Mountain in Elfin Forest is one of the most unique and talked about homes in San Diego.

They Keep the Amenities Close and Style Closer in the Covenant

Within a few short miles of traveling east on Lomas Santa Fe Drive off of Interstate 5 is the west side of the Rancho Santa Fe Covenant.

Thousands Generously Donate During Chargers Blood Drive

Thanks to the generosity of more than 3,500 San Diegans, an impressive 1,091 units of blood were collected by the San Diego Blood Bank at the Chargers Drive XXXVI presented by San Diego County Credit Union.

Tease photo

Home of the month: Cardiff Backcountry Grand Estate

This exceptional property high on a bluff in eastern Cardiff-by-the-Sea provides all the sprawling grandeur of a luxury estate with the comfortable beach vibe of Cardiff.

Hale Tribute Raises a Hearty $145,000 for Cerebral Palsy

United Cerebral Palsy announced that the tribute dinner honoring biotech pioneer David Hale of Hale Biopharma Ventures as the “Life Sciences Leader of the Year” raised more than $145,000.

Prev

Page of .