To speak of viniculture is to not only give recognition to a culture, a drink, recognize individuals from this environment, cellars, types of grapes, harvest and more, but it goes far beyond and touches the origins of a city and the history that gave it life.


Sharing San Diego With Us

Ken is living proof that persistence pays off. A fourth-generation native Californian who grew up in Pasadena and graduated from San Diego State University in 1974, he was just a kid in Junior College when he began to dream of one day presenting a TV show similar to that done by veteran Los Angeles newsman Ralph Story. Ken watched Story's delivery and writing style, and when Ken transferred to San Diego State and went to work for then 780-watt KEBS radio, it was his first platform for such a show.


Since 1955, Globe Guilders have played a critical role at The Old Globe, hosting events such as the Globe Guilders Fashion Show, selling subscriptions, greeting and transporting artists, assisting in the Costume Shop, raising money and volunteering for the theatre. Each year, the Globe Guilders Fashion Show raises much-needed funds to support The Old Globe's artistic, education and community programs. Guests are in for a show stopping fashion experience at Celebrating Couture 2012, where the Globe Guilders and Neiman Marcus will present the gifted and world-renowned fashion designer Monique Lhuillier's Fall 2012 Collection. Mark the date of August 7 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront because Celebrating Couture 2012 is not to be missed.


Alexander Salazar is the quintessential modern fine art dealer in San Diego and has become part of the canvas of our community. Within three years of opening his first gallery in downtown, Alexander has expanded and shared his art knowledge with our city's artists, collectors, businesses and charities.


This year's Summer Sundays event at the enchanting Village Walk at Eastlake will kick off on Sunday, June 3 at 5 p.m. Each week, a different band, car club and children's craft activity will be featured, and the June 3rd event will showcase Spotlight Ladies and Center Stage - the popular show choir from Eastlake High School.


First Female Director for Televisa.

Facilitating a region without borders and with a sense of belonging has been the major objective for Kathia Bustillos Iturralde, because when there is a common goal, there is no language or barrier that represents a deterrent. Today, as the General Director of Televisa Tijuana, Kathia has faced many challenges to shine in an environment filled with men, but since her childhood, she set a goal on which she has focused every day to achieve. This has taken Kathia to break down paradigms; in 2012, she became the first women to run a Regional Broadcaster of Televisa. Kathia is a mother, daughter, businesswoman, hardworking and tireless woman. Her drive has always been to leave an imprint in the world and allow for future generations to have a better life.


For more than thirty years, the San Diego Symphony's Summer Pops have been an iconic addition to the San Diego summer skyline. One of the most beautiful concert venues in the country, this stage is set up alongside the San Diego Bay allowing for beautiful views of the sunset, passing ships and yachts harbored in the marina. And this does not begin to touch on the excitement of the performers on the stage. With reserved seats, a table and a bottle of wine, this is the best way to spend your summer evenings.


With more than a quarter of a million Asian Pacific Americans (APAs) living in San Diego County, you can bet there is always a flurry of activities throughout the region, especially at the San Diego Asian Film Foundation (SDAFF).

Best known for its Asian Film Festival (Nov 1-9 in 2012) which has become the largest exhibition of Asian cinema on the West Coast, the SDAFF keeps busy year-round unearthing little-known films from around the world for its Spring Showcase, Quarterly Screenings, monthly film forums, Outdoor Summer Series and other special events. The Festival typically showcases 150 films from 20 countries, bringing a window of the world to San Diego through cinema.


Saving children from a life of poverty through education.

Poverty impairs the emotional, intellectual, and physical development of children, and ends up costing our nation billions in lost productivity and increased health care.


Advancing the field of medicine.

Dr. Sabrina Guillen Fabi is a bi-cultural, bi-national board-certified dermatologist in San Diego. She was born and raised in Chicago by her Ecuadorian parents who instilled their heritage and language to both her and her brother. During her childhood, she spent her summers with her family in Ecuador and Mexico learning about her family and culture.

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