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Kiehl’s to help SDUSD step up recycling

To help schools in San Diego improve recycling efforts, Kiehl’s Since 1851, the New York-based purveyor of skin and hair-care products, has partnered with Recycle Across America to fund a countywide environmental initiative.

Kiehl’s, which recently launch-ed its brand-new, 1,204-square-foot store at Westfield UTC, presented a check for $40,000 to the city and county to help 400 area schools implement a new labeling system that will help divert more recyclables away from the landfill.

The initiative aims to install standardized labels on schools’ recycling bins that make it easy to identify which recyclables can be deposited into which bins.

San Diego Waves, USO team to feed traveling servicemembers

Through a collaborative effort with the San Diego USO and other strategic partners, the volunteer-based San Diego Waves of Appreciation organization is creating a food resource for the thousands of American servicemembers traveling from the San Diego International airport during the 2012 holidays.

Project organizers said many times these men and women might travel without enough money for food and snacks, and the food program will help hungry soldiers fill their bellies on travel. The partnership’s para-mount goal is to give back and show gratitude to our servicemen and servicewomen as they travel home to see their families during the holiday season.

To this end, Waves of Appreciation will create and distribute 3,500 bags filled with non-perishable food items to give to active-duty service members traveling through Lindbergh Field the week before Thanksgiving and Christmas. These bags will help sustain many of the young service members who might otherwise have to travel hungry during the holidays, said organizers.

Other partners in the program are Genentech, Farmers Insurance (District 51), Knights of Columbus (San Rafael Parish of Rancho Bernardo), Lady Lions (Rancho Bernardo), Pepperdine University Alumni Association, Wells Fargo and Xybernet.

For more information, call Reed Reichert at (858) 705-8118, or email sandiegopepperdinewaves-@gmail.com. Donations can be made by making checks payable to: USO San Diego Downtown Center, C/O Ginger Csizmadi, 303 A Street Suite 100, San Diego, 92101. Just write “food bag project” on the check memo line. You can also “like” Waves of Appreciation at www.facebook.com/WavesOfAppreciation.

New cancer-treatment facility set for viewing

La Jolla’s latest cancer-treatment facility, Scripps Radiation Therapy Center, is the new home of state-of-the-art technology, clinical research space, physicians’ offices, a therapeutic rooftop healing garden and an educational resource library at its newly constructed 41,000-square-foot facility, located at 10670 John Jay Hopkins Drive.

The new center, which consolidates the radiation oncology programs at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Green Hospital, will have the capacity to provide comprehensive cancer care to about 1,200 patients annually from its 23 outpatient centers and five hospital campuses.

For those who want a closer look at the top-of-the-line center and all it has to offer, Scripps is hosting an open house on Saturday, Oct. 6 for residents to learn about the facility and its sophisticated medical technology. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the center will be open with experts offering guided tours of the facility, free health screenings, physician presentations, refreshments and cooking demonstrations, and face painting and balloon art for the little ones.

To learn more about Scripps Radiation Therapy Center or the open house, visit www.scripps.org or call (858) 554-4100.
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