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Two girls chase bubbles in Scripps Park. PHOTO BY DON BALCH
Two girls chase bubbles in Scripps Park. PHOTO BY DON BALCH
‘Wind & Water’ exhibit at Maritime Museum of San Diego

The Maritime Museum of San Diego, home to one of the world’s finest collections of historic vessels, from sail to steam to submarine, announces the opening of “Wind & Water: Sailing in San Diego.”  The museum is proud to introduce this rare new photographic collection of historic, classic, and wooden yachts racing and sailing in San Diego.

The exhibit includes an impressive body of work to amaze and inspire visitors about sailing and San Diego Bay from America’s Cup to historic museum vessels to traditional wooden boats sailed for recreation on the waterfront.

In the new exhibit “Wind & Water: Sailing in San Diego,” images from international yachting and nautical sport photographer, Bobby Grieser, are paired with photographs from his close sailing and photography master friend Mark Albertazzi.  This is a passionate example for both sailing and photography fostered by a deep friendship with two of the industry’s most renowned nautical photographers.

The exhibit, located at Maritime Museum of San Diego’s Star of India Hold Gallery is included with general admission. The exhibit is the Museum’s latest example of intriguing, educational and entertaining interior maritime related exhibits visitors can explore within the fleet of historic vessels. Star of India is the world’s oldest active sailing ship and one of 10 historic vessels guests explore with admission to the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

Visitors can purchase general admission tickets online at, or call 619-234-9153 ext.101, or visit the Maritime Museum of San Diego ticket booth and gift shop located on the North Embarcadero in downtown San Diego.

Saving young hearts

On Sunday, March 25 at Torrey Pines High School, the Eric Paredes Save A Life Foundation provides free heart screenings to youth, ages 12 to 25, in order to detect heart conditions that could lead to Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) occurs when a heart unexpectedly stops beating because of an undetected heart abnormality. For more, visit

To combat this syndrome, that is a leading cause of death under the age of 25 and the No. 1 killer of student-athletes, the Eric Paredes Save A Life Foundation is hosting a free heart screening from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 3710 Del Mar Heights Rd. on Sunday, March 25.  All youth are welcome.

Diana Li made the decision to get her son Jacob’s heart tested after hearing Eric Paredes’ story.  Jacob’s relentlessly racing heart dominated his sports activities. Because he was a healthy, active youth, doctors didn’t even consider a potential heart condition when they diagnosed his symptoms as asthma induced, until a Screen Your Teen event revealed he had Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome. Jacob has since undergone surgery to correct his irregular heartbeat. He is healthy and back on the court. “A quick, painless ECG test of my heart saved my life,” shared Jacob.

Ryan Poe, a senior at Torrey Pines High School, is a field hockey and lacrosse player. Her mom, Allison, brought her daughter to a Screen Your Teen event in 2014. As a result of the screening, they learned Ryan also had WPW. After surgery, Ryan resumed all the activities that she loves including soccer, lacrosse and field hockey and Allison joined the EP Save A Life Foundation as a board member. Ryan is headed to UC Berkeley in the fall to play Division 1 Field Hockey.

Founded to honor the Steele Canyon High School teen who lost his life to SCA at 15 in 2009, Eric's Foundation strives to educate parents, educators, physicians and elected officials on the prevalence of SCA among teens and the importance of standardizing ECGs as part their regular health care. Established in 2010, the non-profit foundation provides free cardiac screenings to teens, with the ultimate goal of standardizing screenings among our youth, and equipping our schools with readily accessible automated external defibrillators (AED) with CPR/AED training for students and staff. For more information, visit

‘Mama’s Day’ celebrates 27 years

The 27th annual Mama’s Day is scheduled for Friday, May 11, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine located at 3777 La Jolla Village Drive. Mama’s Day, often touted as the original San Diego tasting event, is held the Friday evening before Mother’s Day and features more than 50 restaurants offering distinctive tastes to more than 600 attendees. From San Diego’s finest restaurants to our city’s top of the line hotels and catering companies, Mama’s Day is an evening of fun, food, and friends that all will enjoy. 

Proceeds from the event help to raise critical funds for Mama's Kitchen's mission to deliver three hot, nutritional meals a day, seven days a week and free of charge to local women, men and children vulnerable to hunger due to HIV, cancer or other critical illnesses. In 2017, Mama’s Day raised $178,900, which provided 56,794 home-delivered meals to Mama’s Kitchen’s clients. This year, the event aims to raise $215,000 which will provide 73,000 meals to San Diego’s critically ill neighbors. 

Guests will enjoy food, live music from Bonnie Foster Productions, and fun throughout the evening while dining on distinctive dishes graciously prepared and served by executive chefs from the region’s top restaurants. At this San Diego tasting event, guests are also encouraged to bid in the silent auction or buy a chance to win prizes in an opportunity drawing to help raise critical funds for those most vulnerable to hunger.

in San Diego County.

This year’s culinary host is Emmy award-winning chef and author, Sam “The Cooking Guy” Zien, who will be providing a special cooking presentation for VIP guests. Zien has received 15 Emmys for his work on his self-titled TV show, “Sam the Cooking Guy.” He has been a long time supporter of Mama’s Kitchen and Mama’s Day.

Tickets may be purchased online at Sponsorships are available, and there are opportunities for chefs and restaurants to participate. For more information, please contact Geraldine Zamora at 619-233-6262 or Tickets cost $150 for general admission or $ 250 for VIP.

For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit
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