On the last Friday in January, the annual 2015 count on homeless veterans in San Diego County was 1,381. El Cajon-based nonprofit Crisis House in partnership with the Volunteers of America and funding from the Department of Veteran Affairs is working to permanently house homeless veterans.
It’s hard to beat living on the beach in Carlsbad.
Employees of Johnson Controls Inc. in San Diego gave up a Saturday recently to beautify and clean up one of San Diego’s beaches.
For more than 13 years, through The Business of Saving Lives, the Helen Woodward Animal Center has demonstrated its dedication to saving the lives of homeless pets, not only within its San Diego-based facility, but in shelters and rescues across the globe.
There are a number of distinct areas in La Jolla, each with its own charm and appeal. Among the most storied, and encompassing some of the county’s most exclusive real estate, is La Jolla Farms.
The Maritime Museum of San Diego has launched the San Salvador, a full-sized, fully functional replica of the original Spanish galleon that arrived at the port that we now call San Diego in 1542.
Old-world charm, grace and understated grandeur define the style of this equestrian estate.
San Diego philanthropist, literacy advocate, and longtime supporter of the University of California, San Diego, Audrey Geisel, has donated $3 million toward the renovation of the university’s iconic flagship building, the Geisel Library.
Ramona, known as the “Valley of the Sun,” is just some 40 miles from San Diego, but it is as far from a typical San Diego suburb as you can get.
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.
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.
The seventh annual Miracle Babies 5K took place recently at Embarcadero Marina Park South.
This contemporary architectural Alpine beauty is inside the gates of the equestrian residential community of Rancho Palo Verde.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Try to imagine San Diego without Mission Bay.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
If you haven’t been to Oceanside lately it’s time to take a trip to check it out.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Multigenerational housing has gotten a shiny new upgrade and caught the eye of some of San Diego’s most prominent homebuilders.
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 decision to embark on a home renovation is by any measure a difficult undertaking.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Perched high on the sandstone cliffs in La Jolla Shores is one of San Diego’s most exceptional properties.
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.
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.
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.
San Diego BAE Systems employees collected nearly 2,000 pounds of food and presented a $5,000 check to the San Diego Food Bank.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Bird Rock area, specifically the area west of La Jolla Boulevard, is the southernmost part of coastal La Jolla bordering northern Pacific Beach.
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.
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.
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.
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.