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.
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.
Perched at the top of Paint Mountain in Elfin Forest is one of the most unique and talked about homes in San Diego.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Less than a mile or so from the densely populated community of San Elijo Hills is Elfin Forest.
Project Concern International, a global health, development, and humanitarian nonprofit based in San Diego, recently honored a few San Diego businesspeople for their outstanding humanitarian work at its 26th annual Hands Across Borders Gala.
The San Diego County Credit Union recently supported Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego as a sponsor of two special events.
Two local heroes were honored by KPBS and Union Bank for American Indian Heritage Month in November.
This residence at 4625 Calavo Drive on Mount Helix in La Mesa was built for Charles Wakefield Cadman in 1930, a famous American composer in Los Angeles. Cadman was considered one of the top Hollywood film composers at the time, and was considered an expert on American Indian music.
EY (formerly Ernst & Young) gave all of its 300 accountants and other professionals in San Diego the day off recently to volunteer and give back to the community as part of its annual “EY Connect Day.”
DINING: Chain Is Emphasizing Ingredients, Key Role of Farmers
The newly appointed CEO of San Diego-based Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp. knows the hard work involved to get to the top in his professional and personal life.
The dream started in 1903 with a vision and $11,500, half of which was financed by a local bank.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad and Activ8 Athleticism are providing a first-class athletic development experience to young athletes who participate in sports programs.
The San Diego Blood Bank is gearing up once again for one of the longest running community events.
What I love about San Diego County, unlike most large urban areas, is that it has pockets of hidden communities that were formed for an explicit reason.
Instead of going to the beach or hanging out with friends, 11-year old San Diego resident Trinity Barbera recently collected more than 2,000 pairs of shoes to help Stride Rite and the global nonprofit Soles4Souls.
On the far eastern edge of Rancho Santa Fe is the community of Cielo.
Hornblower’s sixth annual Bow Wow Brunch Cruise is holding a Halloween-themed brunch with Fido-friendly activities and a stunning ride around San Diego Bay.
Michael Gregory Builders hit on a winning formula for buyers of high-end real estate when they opened up shop in Rancho Santa Fe Farms in 2012.
At 17, Cheryl Kilmer was on a mission to make a positive difference in the lives of people with developmental disabilities.
The matter of domestic violence has been brought to light again recently as an issue that needs to be addressed and discussed openly.
Renowned San Diego architect Frederick Liebhardt’s final design cantilevers down a hillside overlooking the San Diego Yacht Club, Point Loma, the city of San Diego, and the San Diego-Coronado Bridge — it is the definition of timeless architecture.
Of the 100 companies featured in the Aug. 18 issue of the San Diego Business Journal named among the “Best Places to Work” in San Diego County, only ten pay 100 percent of an employee’s health insurance premiums.
BENEFITS: Wellness Programs Are Part of Employee-Health Strategy
Employer wellness programs have grown rapidly in recent years in part to tackle skyrocketing health care insurance premium costs, with a side goal of improving the wellness and productivity of the workforce. Biometric screenings are a large part of wellness programs.
Charity for Hope, a multipurpose nonprofit, hosted its inaugural Industry Charity Golf Tournament recently at Sycuan Golf Resort. At the golf tournament, Charity for Hope presented a $5,000 academic scholarship to Leuva Patidar Samaj of USA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the Indian culture and educational community advancement. Donations from sponsors and more than 80 attendees will fund future community contributions, including existing nonprofit charitable organizations such as orphanages, hospitals, disaster relief foundations and educational funds for the less advantaged.
The Building Owners and Management Association, or BOMA, recently collected a total of 206 backpacks, nearly 1,400 school supplies and raised more than $500 to donate to Promises2Kids to help make the back-to-school season brighter for the foster youth of San Diego. Kudos to BOMA for a successful backpack drive.
When my three kids were little we had annual passes to what was then called the Wild Animal Park, now known as the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. It was a godsend, and some of our fondest memories were around our time there, especially at Christmas.
The Building Owners and Management Association, or BOMA, recently collected a total of 206 backpacks, nearly 1,400 school supplies and raised more than $500 to donate to Promises2Kids to help make the back-to-school season brighter for the foster youth of San Diego.
Coronado was the recipient of a nationwide honor recently when Coastal Living Magazine selected a house at 100 Ocean Drive for its 2014 Showhouse.
Jackson Design & Remodeling decided to come up with a unique way to celebrate 25 years in business in San Diego.
The featured home in this week’s column is in Fallbrook, right on the edge of Bonsall, just 10 minutes from the San Luis Rey Downs Training Center. The property, a horse lover’s dream, which the now retired horse breeder calls Hacienda Eleganté.
The New Children’s Museum in downtown San Diego will continue its popular Mass Creativity project for a third year in 2015, supported by a $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Museum announced.
LAW: Proliferation of Lawsuits Emphasizes Scope of the Problem
A tidal wave of new lawsuits claiming retaliation against so-called whistleblowers has been hitting business owners in recent years.
The LightBridge Hospice Community Foundation, a nonprofit organization that fulfills special requests for hospice patients and their loved ones, held its annual celebration of inspirational people recently at Old Poway Park.
This custom home, perched on a hill in southeast Escondido, incorporates all the luxuries of modern living.
Employees of McCarthy Building Companies Inc. teamed recently with a group of consultants and subcontractors to give the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego what it needed most: a new STEM lab and outdoor garden area at its Ron Roberts Family Branch on East Jewett Street in San Diego’s Linda Vista area.
This home is on the National Register of Historic Places as the John Ginty House.
Even after many years in San Diego, there are things I learn about some of the city’s most beloved places that amaze me.
For this column, my goal was to get a true picture of the current market for high-end real estate downtown and to find out what it’s like to live in a thriving metropolis. The best way to do this is to talk to a real estate agent who has lived and worked in downtown for some time.
For the third year, United Way of San Diego County’s Day of Action helped San Diego families who cannot afford to buy summer reading books for their children.
Carlsbad-based ViaSat Inc., through its community outreach program Vpartners, thanked firefighters for the great work they did in keeping the company’s 1,800 employees on its campus on El Camino Real safe from the recent Carlsbad fires.
When most of us think of San Diego County luxury homes, San Marcos may not be the first community to come to mind. But think again. This sleepy city that houses the relatively new California State University, San Marcos has several pockets of magnificent luxury homes, many with the best views in the county.
Shore Drive is one block west of Carlsbad Boulevard in a quiet neighborhood with no public beach access.
Meals-on-Wheels Greater San Diego invited San Diegans to walk the plank at the Buccaneer Ball and fifth annual Chef Appetizer Challenge held recently.
At 81 years old, Jeanne McAlister still manages the day-to-day duties as founder and CEO of the McAlister Institute, a substance abuse and recovery center that has 150 staff members who help more than 2,500 adults and teens every month.
A sense of place. If you have never felt it, you won’t understand. It’s that sense of roots, of history, of landscape and connection, yet it is impossible to describe.
McCarthy Holdings Inc. is giving back to the communities it serves.