San Diego Business Journal

The Junior Seau 20th Anniversary Celebration kicked off with The Legends Party held at Seau’s the Restaurant. A dinner and auction was held at the La Costa Resort & Spa followed by the 20th Anniversary Golf Classic. The Celebrity Golf Classic weekend is the primary fundraiser to support the Scholars of Excellence, Shop with a Jock, and Thanksgiving at Seau’s annual events. Major sponsors include EDCO, Dowling & Yahnke, Bloom Fresh, American Airlines, San Diego County Toyota Dealers and Coca-Cola Refreshments … The San Diego Museum of Art’s Art Alive Opening Celebration is set for April 12. For the past 30 years, Art Alive has been a San Diego tradition and the Museum’s signature fundraiser. Audrey Geisel, The Dr. Seuss Fund at The San Diego Foundation is the Art Alive signature sponsor … The week of March 12th was declared National Young Audiences Week by Congress to honor the contributions Young Audiences has made to schools nationwide through its arts and education programs and to encourage Americans to recognize the importance of the arts to society. Young Audiences of San Diego is San Diego’s oldest and largest nonprofit organization dedicated entirely to arts education across all genres — music, dance, theater and visual arts. YASD works to advocate for more arts education … Two San Diego companies have been included on the Printing Impressions 400 List, the printing industry’s most comprehensive ranking of the leading printing companies in the U.S. and Canada. L & L Cos. located in Carlsbad was founded in 1959 and employs 130 people. Neyenesch is a family owned company located in San Diego. Both companies will be participating at the Printing Industry Association Expo on April 11 at the San Diego Convention Center … Union Bank has partnered with KPBS to honor extraordinary San Diegans for the 2012 Local Heroes program. The yearlong campaign, kicked off with Black History Month in February, is designed to celebrate and pay tribute to outstanding members of the community who are making a difference by improving their workplace, neighborhoods, region and the world. The 2012 Women History Month honorees are Michelle Elise Houle and Dr. Doris Howell … The San Diego Symphony has scheduled the Donovan’s Prime Seafood Wine Dinner & Auction for April 15. A benefit to support the educational and outreach programs of the symphony, the evening features a performance by Marvin Hamlisch … The 2012 JCC Patron Party was held March 17 at Neiman Marcus San Diego. Proceeds from the evening benefit the programs and services at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, Jacobs Family Campus. The mission of the JCC is to provide social, cultural, educational and recreational programs to individuals and families of all ages, religions, races, financial abilities, and physical and mental abilities … San Diego County Supervisor Ron Roberts and Mama’s Kitchen Executive Director Alberto Cortes delivered the sixth millionth meal. “We achieved the 6 million meal milestone with the support of our volunteers, donors, staff and the community at large,” said Cortes. Mama’s Kitchen provides nutritious meals to men, women and children affected by AIDS, cancer and other illnesses throughout San Diego County … Dr. David Barba was honored at the Combined Health Agencies 2012 Health Hero Awards breakfast at the Prado in Balboa Park. Barba, a neurosurgeon at UCSD Medical Center, performs Deep Brain Stimulation surgery for people with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions. Barba is also on staff at the Veterans Affairs San Diego Medical Center and is starting a program at the VA to provide DBS surgery for San Diego veterans.

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