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    Community briefs for Mission and Pacific beaches
    Jan 16, 2017 | 2316 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    Sunset on the beach near Pacific Beach Drive. / Photo by Thomas Melville
    Sunset on the beach near Pacific Beach Drive. / Photo by Thomas Melville
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    PB Town Council dinner Pacific Beach Town Council is holding its 2017 Installation Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 21 at Mission Bay Yacht Club. For information, email general@pbtowncouncil.org, or call 858-483-6666. Tickets are $35 pre sale by Jan. 17, or $40 at the door. Ocean Beach Pier Surf Classic set for Feb. 4 Hodads's Burgers and AWOL Productions present the second annual Ocean Beach Pier Surf Classic starting at 7 a.m. Saturday, Feb 4. AWOL is a local brand inspired by surf, skate and moto. Established in 2002, AWOL stands for A Way of Life. A lifestyle dedicated to bring the community of Ocean Beach together. The local surf competition is for all ages young and old in the community.There will longboard, shortboard and family divisions along with trophies, prizes and a raffle. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Ocean Beach Community Foundation. Advance registration is required at obsurfclassic.com. Grants available for biking programs SANDAG is offering $3,000 grants for programs or projects that encourage biking. Local government agencies, community based and nonprofit organizations, colleges and universities, and business improvement districts, main street associations, or chambers of commerce are all eligible to apply for the grants. The SANDAG iCommute program will award up to $30,000 in GO by BIKE Mini-Grants in this funding cycle. Examples of eligible activities include: community rides, bike scavenger hunts, or guided bike tours; bike commuting, maintenance, and safety classes; “Bike to Business” promotions in a neighborhood business district; local “Bike to Work” or “Bike to Campus” events; campaigns or contests that promote bike riding; and public events or rides that open city streets to people on bikes. Projects that focus on bike education, building support for biking, and promoting biking as an everyday transportation solution will be prioritized. Applications will be accepted through 5 p.m. Jan. 20. Funds will be awarded by Feb. 17. Funded activities must take place between April 1 and June 15. Complete details on eligibility, reporting requirements, evaluation and selection criteria, timelines, and application procedures are available at 511sd.com/iCommute or call 511 and say “iCommute.” Climate Action Campaign’s Nicole Capretz on NY Times top 10 list The New York Times recently named Climate Action Campaign executive director Nicole Capretz as one of the top 10 Californians of the Year. NYT states: "The Climate Action Campaign founder is a force in environmental advocacy in San Diego." Capretz is on the list with luminaries such as Elon Musk, Vin Scully, Gov. Jerry Brown and Senator Kamala Harris. Capretz is the founder and executive director of the Climate Action Campaign, known for her work crafting the City of San Diego's groundbreaking, legally binding 100 percent clean energy Climate Action Plan. In addition to being named one of the top 10 Californians of the Year, Capretz was named: - Voice of the Year 2016 for Climate Change by Voice of San Diego; - "Best People of San Diego 2016" - San Diego CityBeat; - Bike Advocate of the Year, San Diego County Bike Coalition; - Leadership Award, San Diego County Democratic Party; - Finalist for San Diego Magazine’s 2016 San Diego Woman of the Year and San Diego Business Journal’s “Women Who Mean Business” awards. Climate Action Campaign is a climate watchdog organization with a simple mission: stop climate change and protect the quality of life. For more information, visit www.climateactioncampaign.org. Daniels joins San Diego Coastkeeper board San Diego Coastkeeper announces the addition of Marie Tahan Daniels to its board of directors. Daniels has been very involved in the San Diego community and has served as chair, committee member or board member for local organizations such as Kids Korps USA, The New Children’s Museum, San Diego Natural History Museum and United Cerebral Palsy’s Beach & Country Guild. In addition to her experience with local organizations, Daniels is president of Caelum Marketing, an agency specializing in public relations, digital marketing and events. She also runs an online media outlet Cur8eur.com, which highlights upcoming events, food and lifestyle from San Diego to Baja. “Marie has a passion for engaging in her local community and making a difference,” says Board President Elizabeth Taylor. “Marie’s experience working with local organizations will be very valuable for what the board has in store for the new year.” San Diego Coastkeeper protects and restores fishable, swimmable and drinkable waters in San Diego County. For more information on San Diego Coastkeeper and its staff, board members and work in San Diego County, please visit www.sdcoastkeeper.org. Information needed on unsolved homicide in PB Authorities on Dec. 6 renewed their call for information that could lead them to whoever carjacked a 77-year-old man, then fatally struck him with his own pickup truck in a Pacific Beach alley 15 years ago. Investigators believe Edward Wager was carjacked after he stopped his white Toyota pickup truck in an alley off Grand Avenue near Noyes Street shortly before 2 a.m. on Nov. 8, 2001. He was subsequently run over by his truck as the suspect sped off, according to San Diego police and Crime Stoppers. Police found Wager's truck in the Encanto neighborhood in southeastern San Diego three days later, authorities said. Anyone with information on the case was asked to call San Diego police at 619-531-2293. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477 or contacting the agency online at sdcrimestoppers.org. Paw It Forward Buying your dog a festive doggie sweater or coat for the holidays? Throw two into the shopping basket or donate an old one to County Animal Services’ “Paw It Forward” campaign for pets of homeless people. Every year, Animal Services takes part in Project Homeless Connect, an event that offers a wide array of services to the local homeless population. Dozens of dogs, and even cats, show up with their homeless owners. The Project Homeless Connect event takes place Wednesday, Jan. 25 at Golden Hall. County Animal Services will accept donations of new and used pet sweaters and jackets at 5480 Gaines St. (619-767-2675). Contas meeting The annual meeting of the United Portuguese S.E.S. Inc. known as the Contas will take place 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29 at 2818 Avenida de Portugal. All member and potential members are invited to attend. Sunroad Boat Show San Diego Sunroad Boat Show is back at the Sunroad Resort Marina, 955 Harbor Island, Jan. 26-29 and will be expanding this year with the addition of more floating docks to moor several larger vessels. In addition to the tremendous boats, there will also be a plethora of marine vendors and electronics with the latest nautical products and services, boating seminars, free boat rides, as well as food and beverages – making a great time for all to enjoy a day on the San Diego Bay. For more information, visit www.bigbayboatshow.com.
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    Farmers Insurance Open hails charitable, social approach for this year's event
    by BLAKE BUNCH
    Jan 13, 2017 | 20063 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    A golfer looks to line up his putt as workers continue to setup spectator areas. PHOTO BY BLAKE BUNCH.
    A golfer looks to line up his putt as workers continue to setup spectator areas. PHOTO BY BLAKE BUNCH.
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    San Diegans are fortunate enough to claim the Torrey Pines Golf Course as their own. The course, arguably one of the premier courses nationally and internationally, has recently been gearing up on all fronts for the Farmers Insurance Open 2017. While the course shall play the same, new partnerships and resulting amenities will definitely change the way PGA tournaments are conducted. With Tiger Woods and local San Diegan Phil Mickelson back on the board once again, this year’s open will surely be one for the ages. Things are a bit more relaxed at Torrey Pines than Augusta National (as one example). This being the case, it only seems natural for the tournament, located on such a pristine parcel of California coastline, to reflect the character of the area. Peter Ripa, The Century Club CEO, knows this all too well. “First of all, we’re extremely excited to have Tiger back,” said Ripa. “He is an athlete that truly transcends the sport. Last year, we had 22 million viewers. For one week, San Diego will be the epicenter of the golf universe. With Tiger involved, you can almost rest assured that those numbers will certainly double. Of course, it is a tremendous draw, but that is one of the countless reasons to make it out thigh year.” Although the larger crowd will lead to an increased number of marshals, this by no means aims to put a damper on spectators’ enjoyment. Quite the opposite, actually. This year the Farmers Insurance Open has begun to incorporate nearly every sporting event social amenities of the greatest quality for spectators, as well as some most could never imagine at a PGA tournament. One are is located near the idyllic 16th green is a spectator “flight deck,” which is raised about 6 to 8 feet off the ground. This deck, divided into the Grey Goose section and Williams Hill Wine Lounge, will offer participants a 360-degree view of the canyons, Pacific ocean, and, of course, the green. Another amenity area dubbed “The Fringe” will be located as am overlook on the 15th green and will hold around 1,000 people. To be allowed entrance to this area, however, ticket owners must possess a premium ticket. Ripa explains the need for such amenities: “We have tons of private clients coming in this year, and have actually set up cabanas with private bartenders and small plates to suit their needs. These cabanas are completely open-air, which allows participants to have a friendly conversation, grab a drink or two, and watch the action on the green all at the same time. San Diego is such a social, outdoorsy city, and we feel the need to represent that at this year's tournament.” One aspect Ripa continues to convey is the emphasis on food and beverage quality for attendees, as well as overall social interaction and enjoyment. Far from the typical bag lunch sandwich, chips, beer or hot dogs and hamburgers available at typical tournament dates, the Farmers Insurance Open has provided a wealth of options. “Perhaps one of our most featured items this year will be our breakfast burrito, which will contain a healthy portion of ‘Cardiff Crack’ tri-tip beef,” said Ripa. “Also, there will be tremendous Thai food, and since we will be airing on EST, we will be offering drink specials daily around 3 p.m.” Some folks may find this level of comfortability excessive, but the fact of the matter is that while the event is set up to propagate the course and garner revenue, it is truly philanthropic by nature. This year, The Century Club has partnered with several charitable organizations, all of varying scopes and sizes. One organization, in particular, is the Boys to Men mentoring program, which is an active participant in both the tournament and “One Wave Challenge” on Jan. 21 at the La Jolla Shores. The Century Club’s program, Champions for Youth, will aid in whatever resources necessary, and through the Classy peer to peer funding network. The Farmers Insurance Open and Century Club will charge no fees for said resources, providing these charitable organizations a level of exposure that would inevitably be out of their reach. “This year's approach is not traditional compared to other majors,” said Ripa. “But that is what we’re trying to convey. We aim to bring a level of approachability unseen at many other tournaments, and feel as though we’re set on the right path thus far.”
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    New Year, New You: Find your inner warrior with oceanfront yoga in Pacific Beach
    by LUCIA VITI
    Jan 11, 2017 | 6637 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    Alina St. Julien of Pacific Beach strikes a Warrior II pose during the sunset yoga session at Pacific BeachFest. / Photo by Thomas Melville
    Alina St. Julien of Pacific Beach strikes a Warrior II pose during the sunset yoga session at Pacific BeachFest. / Photo by Thomas Melville
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    Steve Hubbard (aka NamaSteve) leads a yoga session at the oceanfront Palisades Park in Pacific Beach.
    Steve Hubbard (aka NamaSteve) leads a yoga session at the oceanfront Palisades Park in Pacific Beach.
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    Steve Hubbard (aka NamaSteve), showcases oceanfront yoga in Pacific Beach’s Palisade Park cornering Ocean Boulevard and Law Street. Hundreds, yes hundreds, flock to his weekend classes nestled on a grassy knoll sidling the ocean cliffs. The all-level, donation-based classes juxtapose Pacific Beach’s sunshine, tempered winds and the roar of the waves. Hubbard combines his knowledge of all things yoga with the power and magnificence of the local scenery. “Oceanfront yoga encourages students to discover their personal greatness,” says the 40-year-old Pacific Beach resident. “Yoga helps us to remember that we’re powerful beyond belief. I lead physically powerful classes that are introspective and meditative. I encourage students to listen to their inner intelligence and to honor themselves.” Described as affordable and accessible to everyone, Hubbard admitted that while teaching at the oceanfront venue has its challenges, the positives outweigh the negatives. “There are unpredictable challenges – I can’t make the ocean any quieter – and there’s pure joy,” he says. “Students experience an environment that aligns with their natural state of being. People show up week after week after week – my biggest class was close to 300 – because they realize that they’re doing something that’s super healthy to help and heal themselves.” Hubbard noted that he works with the sounds of the wind and waves by projecting his voice from his diaphragm while “not screaming.” The park accommodates classes that grow “sideways” and even in light rains they still attract 60-100 participants. Even pouring rains garner a few who miss Hubbard’s cancellation notice sent by way of his social network. The self-taught yogi teaches with “no rules” and revels in building relationships with neighbors, residents and visitors. “I’m not bound by studio rules,” he says. “I have the freedom to read the class and give students what they need. My oceanfront yoga classes have become a part of the neighborhood, even the town. “People contact me every week from everywhere to say, ‘I’m coming from here to practice oceanfront yoga with you in Pacific Beach.’ And it’s rare that I go anywhere in San Diego without running into someone from class.” Hubbard’s love of volleyball is responsible for landing the Buffalo, N.Y. transplant in Southern California to discover the ancient practice. Yoga became an athletic technique to improve his jump serve. Hubbard soon discovered that it offered so much more. “My very first class was like nothing I had ever experienced,” he explains. “I knew that yoga could create balance in my life while enhancing physical vitality, emotional equanimity and mental clarity. Yoga is one of the greatest tools in my personal growth journey.” Although Hubbard’s nine-year odyssey stands strong and harbors no intention of slowing down, that wasn’t always the case. In 2013, after teaching oceanfront yoga for more than four years, Hubbard was ticketed twice by Parks and Recreation rangers, noting that a congregation of more than 49 people violated the city’s municipal code. Determined to keep his Vinyasa flowing in front of the ocean backdrop, Hubbard fought what he described as a ticket comparable to a parking fine. “Parks and Recreation refused to offer me a permit,” he said. “So I refused to move. No law states a right to remove people from a public park. Those tickets violated my right to freedom of speech and everyone else’s right to peacefully assemble. I went to court. The judge ruled that the municipal code was unconstitutional and I haven’t heard from the city since.” The oceanfront class takes place every Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. A donation bin stands on Hubbard’s front porch. Proceeds are shared with charities including Penelope’s Purpose, The American Heart Association, The Susan G. Komen Foundation, Jeans for Justice and Yoga for the Homeless. “Yoga and meditation move me towards living at my full potential,” he concludes. “And I truly believe that yoga can do the same for everyone.” HEALTHFUL LIVING When: Saturdays and Sundays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Where: Pacific Beach’s Palisade Park, above Law Street beach. Cost: Donations accepted. Info: www.namasteveyoga.com.
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    Girl Scout cookies on the menu for San Diego Restaurant Week
    by DAVE SCHWAB
    Jan 10, 2017 | 15017 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    Chef Guillas, Sophia Benito, Audrey Oani and chef Oani at The Marine Room.
    Chef Guillas, Sophia Benito, Audrey Oani and chef Oani at The Marine Room.
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    It's the centennial of Girl Scouts selling their iconic goodies, and to launch cookie season this year, the organization's “pairing” with San Diego Restaurant Week Jan. 15-22. Chefs at various coastal restaurants will incorporate Girl Scout cookies in some of their Restaurant Week menus. Chefs from participating eateries were at Girl Scout headquarters campus for a Restaurant Week launch event Jan. 10. They teamed with Girl Scouts to prepare their own Girl Scout cookie creations. Culinary Week guests at participating venues will be able to enjoy dishes featuring Girl Scout cookie standouts. This list includes Thin Mints, Do-si-dos, Trefoils, Samoas, Tagalongs, and Savannah Smiles. Participating chefs will be taking Girl Scout cookies to the next level with dishes like Samoas Crusted Fried Shrimp, Do-si-dos Peanut Thai Chicken and salads featuring toasted Trefoil croutons. “This is the first time since 2009 that we've been involved with restaurant week,” said Girl Scouts spokeswoman Mary Doyle. “We're doing it again to bring more attention to Girl Scout cookies.” The annual fundraising Girl Scout Cookie Program empowers girls to fulfill their dreams, change their communities and the world. Recent examples include Girl Scout Cookies delivered to United States military personnel around the globe, and care packages sent to victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti in 2010, and victims of Superstorm Sandy in 2012. Giving back to local communities has been a hallmark of the Girl Scout Cookie Program since the first-known sale of cookies by Girl Scouts in 1917. The sale of Girl Scout Cookies has also made an indelible impact on the millions of Girl Scout alumnae who have sold them. In fact, 57 percent of Girl Scout alumnae in business say the program was key in the development of their skills today. Coastal Girl Scouts, like Troop 3292’s Isabella Catanzaro of Pacific Beach, a Cathedral High sophomore, age 15, is a 10-year veteran of cookie selling. So far, her troop has saved $1,800 for a six-day canoeing trip in Michigan. Leslie Catanzaro, who co-leads Troop 3292, said, “The most rewarding experience for me is to see the members of our PB community walk up to the girls when they have a booth at Vons and say, 'I remember when you were little Brownies.' ” … then (Scouts) explain about fundraising for their next adventure, and how buying cookies supports Girl Scout programs here in San Diego. They know that they are building a bridge between the community and Girl Scouting.” Doyle talked about one important benefit derived by girls selling cookies. “Goal setting is one of the major skills girls learn through the cookie program,” Doyle said, noting girls as young as age 6 participate. Doyle described the most recent Girl Scouts Cookie drive as a “nice convergence,” given that “this is the 100th year of Girl Scouts in San Diego.” There are a total of 35,000 Girl Scout members in San Diego and Imperial counties, which includes nearly 23,000 girls and more than 12,000 adults, Doyle said. Girl Scout cookie season goes from Sunday, Jan. 22 to Sunday, March 12. Organized by the California Restaurant Association's San Diego County Chapter, San Diego Restaurant Week is in its 12th year as San Diego County's largest and most successful dining event. Held twice annually, this culinary tradition features more than 180 of San Diego's best restaurants offering fixed price, three-course meals. For more information, visit www.SanDiegoRestaurantWeek.com. Area restaurants participating Bali Hai Restaurant BO-beau Kitchen + Bar Coasterra Island Prime The Marine Room Melting Pot, La Jolla/UTC OB Warehouse Puesto La Jolla Rockin' Baja Lobster The Shores Restaurant Solare Ristorante Tidal Tom Ham's Lighthouse Vincent's
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    Community and news briefs for Ocean Beach and Point Loma
    Jan 06, 2017 | 12749 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    During last Wednesday's Farmers Market in Ocean Beach the 'Bubble Man' was on the beach during the sunset. / Photo by Patty Sammuli
    During last Wednesday's Farmers Market in Ocean Beach the 'Bubble Man' was on the beach during the sunset. / Photo by Patty Sammuli
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    Disney on Ice at Valley View Casino Center Enter the world of Disney magic Live on Ice with four of your favorite stories at Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment at Valley View Casino Center Jan. 26-28. See Lightning McQueen, Mater and the Disney-Pixar’s cars race across the ice. Dive into undersea fun with Ariel in “The Little Mermaid’s” kingdom. Experience the adventures of Buzz, Woody and the Disney-Pixar “Toy Story” gang as they race for home. Join Anna, Elsa, Olaf and Kristoff from Disney’s “Frozen” as they learn true love comes from within. Get warmed up for the show at Mickey’s Dance-Along pre-show. From wheels to waves, icy wonderlands to infinity and beyond, Disney moments will come to life. For more information, visit valleyviewcasinocenter.com. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill tickets available Tim McGraw and Faith Hill recently announced their “Soul2Soul: The World Tour 2017” that kicks off in New Orleans on April 7. The 65-city tour celebrates the 10th anniversary of the record-breaking “Soul2Soul II” tour, the highest-grossing country music tour of all time, and the first time Faith Hill has toured since 2007. The tour plays Valley View Casino Center on July 23. Tickets are on sale at valleyviewcasinocenter.com. "We have the best fans in the world, who have been with us through our entire journey and we are so excited to celebrate with them by going back on the road and showcasing an exciting new show,” said Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. “It’s always great when we get to work together and it’s been a while since we got to do that.” Red Hot Chili Peppers in San Diego March 5 The Red Hot Chili Peppers recently announced the first three legs of their 2017 North American Tour, which includes a stop at Valley View Casino Center on March 5. The band is touring in support of its 11th studio album, the worldwide No. 1 “The Getaway.” Tickets are on sale at AXS.com, charge by phone at 888-929-7849 or at the Valley View Casino Center box office. The Getaway Tour kicks off Jan. 5 in San Antonio, and will crisscross its way across North America. “The Getaway” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Album Sales Chart and at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 upon its release.  “The Getaway” marks the Grammy Award-winning band's seventh top 10 album and third No. 2 on the Top 200 Chart. The album debuted at No. 1 in Australia, Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands, and New Zealand and at No. 2 in the United Kingdom and Germany. The Getaway was produced by Danger Mouse and mixed by Nigel Godrich. HomeStreet Bank opens branch in Point Loma Most recently, Simas served as the vice president and regional banking manager at San Diego Trust/Pacific Premier Bank. “We are excited to serve the families and businesses of Point Loma,” said CEO Mark Mason, who has close ties to the community. “Point Loma has a rich history supporting the U.S. Navy and the tuna fishing industry, and we look forward to supporting the community and the families that have made Point Loma an international attraction.” Raymond Simas will manage the new branch. Simas comes to HomeStreet Bank with more than 35 years of experience at San Diego financial institutions. Most recently, Simas served as the vice president and regional banking manager at San Diego Trust/Pacific Premier Bank. Maria Gorete Correia will serve as the customer service supervisor and comes to HomeStreet with 32 years of experience serving the financial needs of customers. This branch is HomeStreet’s fifth location in the San Diego area. OB Historical Society program The Ocean Beach Historical Society program will take place 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at P.L. United Methodist Church, 1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. Maggie Espinosa, traveler journalist and author, embarked on an 800-mile walk to visit California’s 21 missions from San Diego to Sonoma along the El Camino Real. What ensued was the journey of a lifetime to become the 11th person to complete this sojourn. Espinosa is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers and NATJA Silver and Bronze Award winner. She was also the San Diego Press Club president during 2013 & 2014. Espinosa is author of “Author of On a Mission” and “The Privileged Pooch.” More about Espinosa at travelwithmaggie.com. Grants available for biking programs SANDAG is offering $3,000 grants for programs or projects that encourage biking. Local government agencies, community-based and nonprofit organizations, colleges and universities, and business improvement districts, main street associations, or chambers of commerce are all eligible to apply for the grants. The SANDAG iCommute program will award up to $30,000 in GO by BIKE Mini-Grants in this funding cycle. Examples of eligible activities include: community rides, bike scavenger hunts, or guided bike tours; bike commuting, maintenance, and safety classes; “Bike to Business” promotions in a neighborhood business district; local “Bike to Work” or “Bike to Campus” events; campaigns or contests that promote bike riding; and public events or rides that open city streets to people on bikes. Projects that focus on bike education, building support for biking, and promoting biking as an everyday transportation solution will be prioritized. Applications will be accepted through 5 p.m. Jan. 20. Funds will be awarded by Feb. 17. Funded activities must take place between April 1 and June 15. Complete details on eligibility, reporting requirements, evaluation and selection criteria, timelines, and application procedures are available at 511sd.com/iCommute or call 511 and say “iCommute.” Point Loma Garden Club Point Loma Garden Club meets monthly on the second Wednesday. This month's meeting will take place 10 a.m. Jan. 11 at Portuguese Hall, 2818 Avenida de Portugal. The program will feature several experts on fermentation. Fermentation is an excellent way to preserve vegetables from your garden while also increasing their nutritional value. There will be fermentation kits for sale. www.plgc.org. Capretz on NY Times top 10 The New York Times recently named Climate Action Campaign executive director Nicole Capretz as one of the top 10 Californians of the Year. NYT states: "The Climate Action Campaign founder is a force in environmental advocacy in San Diego." Capretz is on the list with luminaries such as Elon Musk, Vin Scully, Gov. Jerry Brown and Senator Kamala Harris. Capretz is the founder and executive director of the Climate Action Campaign, known for her work crafting the City of San Diego's groundbreaking, legally binding 100 percent clean energy Climate Action Plan. In addition to being named one of the top 10 Californians of the Year, Capretz was named: - Voice of the Year 2016 for Climate Change by Voice of San Diego; - Best People of San Diego 2016 - San Diego CityBeat; - Bike Advocate of the Year, San Diego County Bike Coalition; - Leadership Award, San Diego County Democratic Party; - Finalist for San Diego Magazine’s 2016 San Diego Woman of the Year and San Diego Business Journal’s “Women Who Mean Business” awards. Climate Action Campaign is a climate watchdog organization with the mission: “stop climate change and protect the quality of life.” For more information, visit www.climateactioncampaign.org. Daniels joins Coastkeeper board San Diego Coastkeeper announces the addition of Marie Tahan Daniels to its board of directors. Daniels has been very involved in the San Diego community and has served as chair, committee member or board member for local organizations such as Kids Korps USA, The New Children’s Museum, San Diego Natural History Museum and United Cerebral Palsy’s Beach & Country Guild. In addition to her experience with local organizations, Daniels is president of Caelum Marketing, an agency specializing in public relations, digital marketing and events. She also runs an online media outlet Cur8eur.com, which highlights upcoming events, food and lifestyle from San Diego to Baja. “Marie has a passion for engaging in her local community and making a difference,” says Board President Elizabeth Taylor. “Marie’s experience working with local organizations will be very valuable for what the board has in store for the new year.” San Diego Coastkeeper protects and restores fishable, swimmable and drinkable waters in San Diego County. For more information on San Diego Coastkeeper and its staff, board members and work in San Diego County, please visit www.sdcoastkeeper.org. OB attorney on board Zachariah Rowland, resident of Ocean Beach and a senior attorney with the San Diego law firm Balestreri Potocki and Holmes, has been elected to the San Diego Defense Lawyers’ 2017 board of directors. Rowland’s practice encompasses all types of commercial, employment, personal injury, and construction-related litigation. Balestreri Potocki and Holmes is a boutique law firm headquartered in San Diego. The firm provides representation to a diverse range of business clients with an emphasis in the legal advocacy and consultation of business owners and companies working in or related to the construction, transportation and hospitality industries. www.bph-law.com. Paw It Forward Buying your dog a festive doggie sweater or coat for the holidays? Throw two into the shopping basket or donate an old one to County Animal Services’ “Paw It Forward” campaign for pets of homeless people. Every year, Animal Services takes part in Project Homeless Connect, an event that offers a wide array of services to the local homeless population. Dozens of dogs, and even cats, show up with their homeless owners. The Project Homeless Connect event takes place Wednesday, Jan. 25 at Golden Hall. For more information, contact Animal Services at 619-767-2675. Sunroad Boat Show San Diego Sunroad Boat Show is back at the Sunroad Resort Marina, 955 Harbor Island, Jan. 26-29 and will be expanding this year with the addition of more floating docks to moor several larger vessels. In addition to the tremendous boats, there will also be a plethora of marine vendors and electronics with the latest nautical products and services, boating seminars, free boat rides, as well as food and beverages – making a great time for all to enjoy a day on the San Diego Bay. For more information, visit www.bigbayboatshow.com. Contas meeting The annual meeting of the United Portuguese S.E.S. Inc. known as the Contas will take place 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29 at 2818 Avenida de Portugal. All member and potential members are invited to attend. Information on unsolved homicide Authorities on Dec. 6 renewed their call for information that could lead them to whoever carjacked a 77-year-old man, then fatally struck him with his own pickup truck in a Pacific Beach alley 15 years ago. Investigators believe Edward Wager was carjacked after he stopped his white Toyota pickup truck in an alley off Grand Avenue near Noyes Street shortly before 2 a.m. on Nov. 8, 2001. He was subsequently run over by his truck as the suspect sped off, according to San Diego police and Crime Stoppers. Police found Wager's truck in the Encanto neighborhood in southeastern San Diego three days later, authorities said. Anyone with information on the case was asked to call San Diego police at 619-531-2293. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477 or contacting the agency online at sdcrimestoppers.org.
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    Published - Friday, January 13
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    Published - Friday, January 13
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    University City Updates: Rubik's Cubes, dinosaurs and musical masterpieces
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    Published - Friday, January 13
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    Published - Friday, January 13
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    Trial begins for Dumlao, charged with vehicular manslaughter
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    Published - Friday, January 13
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    Man gets 8-year prison term for sexual assault in La Jolla
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    Published - Thursday, January 12
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    Rally for San Diego sports fans at Valley View Casino Center
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    Published - Thursday, January 12
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