Moviegoers, your favorite fall festivity is back and bigger than ever! From November 9 to 18, Pacific Arts Movement proudly presents the 18th San Diego Asian Film Festival. Founded in 2000, the festival has grown to be the largest platform of Asian cinema on the West Coast.
Now celebrating its 75th birthday, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego has a distinguished history as a youth non-profit organization in San Diego County. Established in Logan Heights in 1941, the Boys Club of San Diego was the first Boys Club built in San Diego County. Since then, the agency has grown to include 19 sites and is the second largest Boys & Girls Club agency in California, covering almost 45% of San Diego County. Their mission is to inspire and enable youth to achieve academic success, build good character and responsible citizenship, and make healthy lifestyle choices.
After more than 40 years of research on the effects of alcohol exposure on the developing baby, Ken Jones, MD, along with the newly formed Better Beginnings Coalition kicked off a nationwide campaign called Nine Months Matter. The campaign goal is to spread the word that there is no known amount of alcohol that is safe during pregnancy. Research has confirmed that drinking alcohol does more damage to the developing fetus than heroin, cocaine or marijuana. When a developing baby is exposed to alcohol during pregnancy it can cause brain damage leading to lifelong disabilities which are collectively referred to as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).
Home of Guiding Hands (HGH) was founded and incorporated by an ambitious group of community leaders in 1961. The organization opened its doors in 1967 to provide essential services for infants, adolescents and adults diagnosed with an intellectual or developmental disability such as Down syndrome, autism, epilepsy or cerebral palsy.
Since 1961, Mission Federal Credit Union has been dedicated to strengthening, enriching and improving the communities in which we live, work and play. They partner with schools and over 200 nonprofit organizations directly committed to a healthier, stronger, vibrant and resilient San Diego County.
A true San Diego success story, Petrini’s has evolved over its nearly 60 years in business, but has remained a staple of Little Italy and a favorite among locals. What started out as two brothers selling home-made Italian food on the street corner has flourished into a family establishment with five locations serving outstanding, hearty food.
Marilyn Biggica is not only a chef and associate professor of food and nutrition at San Diego Continuing Education, she is also a supporter of the Above and Beyond Campaign, which supports the building of a next-generation hospital at Sharp Chula Vista. The new hospital, opening in 2019, is the South Bay’s first new hospital in more than 40 years and the single biggest health care project in our binational region.
Facing a video recorder at 3 A.M. in his hotel room in Tanzania, Chava Mercado-Cano ’06 (BA) documented the early morning hours before beginning his journey to climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.