The Salk Institute will celebrate 22 years of Symphony at Salk, its signature concert under the stars, with Grammy-winning songwriter, composer and producer David Foster on Saturday, August 26. The gala evening concert will showcase Foster, a 16-time Grammy award winner, performing with his talented cast of musical friends. Over the years, Foster has helped discover and launch the careers of Celine Dion, Josh Groban and Michael Bublé, to name a few.
Representing an opportunity to own in one of the city’s most desirable locations, Savina’s Private Sale and opening weekend were met with overwhelming success. Now available for purchase, prospective homeowners are encouraged to visit the recently opened Sales Gallery soon to tour a fully furnished model home, preview available floor plans and learn more about this eagerly awaited new community.
Imagine experiencing life at sea aboard one of America’s longest-serving aircraft carriers. Visitors to the USS Midway Museum enter a floating city at sea and walk in the footsteps of the 225,000 Midway sailors who served our country and upheld the American ideals of strength, freedom and peace.
In 1989, doctors predicted a dim future for Sam and Vivian Hardage’s son, who was born with ocular albinism type 1 (OA1), a rare, but debilitating, genetic eye disease. Ophthalmologists told them that there was “no treatment,” “no cure” and “no hope.” Very little was known about the disorder because few scientists were researching hereditary vision disorders. So, in 1991 the San Diego couple established the non-profit organization Vision of Children Foundation to encourage research and help cure hereditary childhood blindness and vision disorders. Based in San Diego, VOC has been a driving force in funding groundbreaking research in its quest to find a cure for genetically caused vision disorders for children around the world.
The term full spectrum has its origins in military history – and indeed, a veteran at one of Volunteers of America Southwest’s (VOASW) programs once said that he sees them as a “full-spectrum provider”. What did he mean by that?
Where other nonprofits might limit themselves to healthcare or education, VOASW strives to offer a full spectrum of programs – education, behavioral health, housing, and veterans’ services – to more than 8,000 children, adults, and families annually through over 20 programs and services in San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside and Imperial Counties.
I had the privilege to be Bianca Valle’s tennis coach when she was just a little girl. From a young age, I could tell she was disciplined and determined to become very successful. I always say, “how you are on the tennis court reflects very closely how you are in your personal life”, and I could see that very clearly in her. Now 22 years old, she is a beautiful woman. Impressively, she graduated a semester early with honors from New York University with a BFA in film and television. She is a model, painter and has been featured in various social media campaigns for well-known brands such as NARS Cosmetics, NIKE, Off White and ASICS.
Southwest Airlines is dedicated to making a difference in the community and does so locally by partnering with various non-profit organizations in the San Diego community. A reception was held in Downtown with community partners to give a warm welcome to Southwest Airlines Vice President & Controller Leah Koontz, a great champion of all things San Diego. All in attendance had a wonderful time discussing their organizations, their friendships and the future of San Diego.
Entrepreneurship - creating something out of nothing - is emblematic of the pursuit of the American Dream. This was the case for Edgar Alaniz’s parents, immigrants from Mexico who started selling tamales on the streets and who now operate a small cellphone business. Although they fought hard to be where they are, they wanted a brighter future for their five children.
In early May, Father Joe’s Villages debuted Shine – an animated short film about the journey to overcome homelessness. San Diego’s top homeless services provider teamed up with local integrated marketing agency i.d.e.a. and Golden Globe-nominated animation studio Reel FX to tell a story of hope intended to shift public perceptions of homelessness.