Health Tips

By Angelica Gavaldon.

When I think of Valentine's Day, I immediately crave rich chocolate and indulging in a beautiful dinner. Let's face it, love is sweet as sugar... To not fall off the wagon, I consulted nutritionist and trainer, January Newland. She shares tips to make it healthier when it comes to the most traditional indulgences of the special day, chocolate and wine. Newland advises her clients to choose a dark chocolate that is 75% or higher in cacao content, while avoiding stabilizer gums and artificial flavors. “The benefits of the cacao will outweigh the sugar content” Newland tells giving Back Magazine. When it comes to wine, Newland recommends to hydrate with water to counterbalance the potential effects of alcohol.


La Border Girl.

Paola Treviño is a dedicated mother from Tijuana, Baja California. I have always admired women who are driven and hard workers. Previously, Treviño moved to Mexico City to pursue a career in acting, where she appeared in soap operas and as a TV commentator. Paola Treviño has worked as an Entertainment reporter for Sky TV and has been featured on many Mexican soap operas including Las Vias del Amor, Mujer de Madera and Mundo de Fieras.
She recently moved back to Tijuana and is currently working on her web project, “La Border Girl” where she tells her life story being from a border town, living in both Tijuana and San Diego.


Los Cabos.

Southwest Airlines is celebrating our 46th anniversary with expanded service that will further our goals to provide convenient, affordable travel to over 100 million Customers each year. Currently, Southwest operates flights to 101 destinations within the United States as well as twelve international cities.

First Lady Of Tj

The First Lady of Tijuana.

“We all need to raise awareness about the importance of helping others to have the city we want, we need, but above all, the city we deserve” stated the President of the Patronage for the System for the Complete Development of the Family, María Dolores Gastelum.

Gould Star

Wholeheartedly Support USO San Diego.

Founded in 1941, USO San Diego strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. A premier USO Chartered Center serves as a home away from home for all members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families.

Jewish Federation

OPTIONS – The Women’s Event at the beautiful Manchester Grand Hyatt.

The Jewish Federation of San Diego County is proud to announce OPTIONS – The Women’s Event at the beautiful Manchester Grand Hyatt in downtown San Diego on January 22 from 11:30 am to 2 pm.

The elegant affair will feature keynote speaker Nancy Spielberg. The accomplished director, actress, producer, and philanthropist will present a conversation about her life, career, inspirations and Jewish identity.


Excellence in Education.

Empowering and advancing women in the workplace, community and world is an underlying theme within the practice and educational focus of Lauren Lek, Ed.D., Head of School at the Academy of Our Lady of Peace (OLP). For the past three years, Dr. Lek has been a tremendous supporter of the STEAM academic initiative, which recognizes the academic disciplines of science, technology, and math as equally important as engineering and the arts. This past year, the graduating class saw 30 percent of its graduates pursuing STEM majors in college, which is double the co-ed national average.

One San Diego

One San Diego.

A communal effort of several local organizations, the Better a Block community block party brought San Diegans of all walks of life together. While there was food and fun, Mayor Kevin Faulconer, Police Chief Sally Zimmerman, and local organizations participated in the event to provide access to resources and support to those in the community. The highlight of the day was the giveaway of turkeys for Thanksgiving dinners to families of those less fortunate. Booths from many community organizations were present sharing services and information including PAWS and the San Diego Humane Society.

Pacific Ridge School

Service Learning Program.

In what was truly a group effort by Pacific Ridge School and the community, parents and students organized a donation event to provide much needed support to Veterans Village and Canine Companions for Independence/Wounded Veterans Initiative. They not only donated needed items, but also their personal time to the two veteran oriented, local organizations.

Papa Doug


In the New Year, let us take a moment to reflect on all that is good in our lives, the importance of family and community, and the excitement of a better future ahead. We pray that this country will prosper and grow stronger as a nation united.

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