Wells Fargo

Committed to the Latino community.

By Brian Lee, Wells Fargo San Diego Region Bank President.

Wells Fargo is proud to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, recognizing the culture and traditions of the Latino community and their contributions to society.

Health Tip

By Angelica Gavaldon.

Living in a fast-paced world with kids, work and events, it is hard to keep energy levels up. Coffee shops and convenient stores are filled with energy drinks, double espressos and many options on how to get a quick fix but you come crashing down soon after. The most important thing is to listen to our bodies and understand what it is trying to tell us. We should nourish and appreciate it by feeding it healthy food and giving it the right energy. Here are a few tips on natural energy boosters that will make you feel much better:


By Angelica Gavaldon.

Zarema Vega grew up with a passion for dance. At the age of three she fell in love with dance, becoming passionate about the sport. Throughout her life she has maintained that love and is transferring it to others by opening her own dance studio. I always admire mothers who learn to balance life, work and family. It is inspiring to see and Zarema does just that, making you realize that having it all and being able to take care of yourself is possible. Here is a closer look at a day in her life:


Vanessa Gomez.

From its start in 1971, Herb Kelleher, the co-founder of Southwest Airlines, focused on forming a company where he placed the employees first. It was his belief that if you treat your employees right, they would be happy employees and they would treat our customers with the same care they were receiving. This would keep our customers coming back, which pleases our shareholders. He once stated, “If you’re crazy enough to do what you love for a living, then you’re bound to create a life that matters.” Such is the case with Vanessa Gomez, who from a young age knew she wanted to be in the restaurant industry creating a life filled with passion and service. Her focus of serving others and creating memorable experiences has brought her success. I invite you to learn more about Vanessa’s journey!

Air And Space

San Diego Air & Space Museum.

On Wednesday, October 3, 2018, the San Diego Air & Space Museum will celebrate the International Air & Space Hall of Fame’s Distinguished Class of 2018 in the Museum’s Edwin D. McKellar Pavilion of Flight. Guests from around the world will assemble for a spectacular evening of fun and extraordinary recognition during an evening no one will soon forget.

Albion Soccer Club

Inspiring Greatness.

What does it mean to create a transcendent professional sports franchise – one that delivers championship-caliber soccer on the field, and create positive impact in our communities off the field? ASC takes that question very seriously. As head coach Ziggy Korytoski puts it, “At ASC, we challenge ourselves every day to live up to our team’s mission of Inspiring Greatness, and work hard to earn respect, loyalty, and support - to be the team that soccer fans all over San Diego deserve.”


Appleby Family Real Estate.

Three communities in San Diego have long been among the nation’s most prestigious; and there is more interest than ever in moving there. These are the draws of living within the coveted zip-codes of La Jolla, Del Mar and Rancho Santa Fe:

Contributing Writers

Giving Back Magazine.

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Clean Water

By Alon Banks.

While in the grocery store I found myself standing in an aisle with shelves filled with bottled water. There were hundreds of bottles - gallon jugs of a generic store brand, liter bottles adorned with messages about the origin of the water and cases of individual sized bottles shrink-wrapped for my bulk purchase. A whole aisle was devoted to water. I have to admit, I had never paid much attention to that aisle of water. I was both overwhelmed and numb.

Home Start

Protecting Children From Abuse.

For more than 46 years, Home Start’s team has fought to protect precious children from abuse. To effectively prevent and treat child abuse, they provide life-changing services such as parenting education, housing, employment case management and mental health services, with a focus on self-sufficiency and resiliency. In fact, over 22,000 low to moderate-income families and children benefit each year from Home Start’s programs!

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