Miracle Babies.

Since 1882, the Academy of Our Lady of Peace (OLP) has been educating women to be the leaders of tomorrow. As the only all-girls’ school in San Diego County, OLP is the epicenter for women leaders to network with young women and each other. The school boasts 750 students in grades 9-12, from over 77 unique zip codes and two countries.


Salk’s #1 Ranked Plant Biology Team.

In November 2017, Salk’s #1 Ranked Plant Biology team in the world, together with Robert Redford and his wife, Sibylle Szaggers, launched a bold scientific endeavor, Harnessing Plants to Fight Climate Change. The initiative uses the power of plants to forestall and mitigate the inevitable ecological, economic and social calamities brought about by global climate change.


Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center.

Construction on Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center's new hospital tower has reached the halfway point, with the concrete base in place and the installation of steel columns in progress.

This project signifies the first new hospital in San Diego's South Bay since Sharp Chula Vista first opened its doors at 751 Medical Center Court - then Dora Lane - more than 40 years ago. One man who has been there since the beginning is South Bay native and Sharp HealthCare Foundation board member, David "Bud" Wilson.

The Park

Building Pays Homage to Central Park Living on the West Coast.

Towering above the vast green, open spaces of the world-famous Balboa Park, and just a short stroll from its museums, theatres and cultural amenities sits “The Park, Bankers Hill” – San Diego’s first true homage to Central Park living on the west coast.

Health Valentine

Eat Well.

Just as we have entered the New Year, left all the holiday food behind, and started on the right foot, here comes Valentine's Day - a day is full of love, chocolate and wine. If you have been following my advice and reading my articles, you know that I am not a fan denying good food. With that in mind, I hope you will enjoy it in moderation because it may surprise you that a lot of the food you like, and we eat on Valentine’s Day, is actually healthy. Here is a list of foods that are good for you:


The Ivan Andrei Open.

The story of Monika Perez Castro is an inspiring one: a gorgeous woman, wife and mother that, despite living the tragedy of losing one of her sons, Ivan Andrei Rudametkin in an accident, is the most positive human being. Not only has she never given up but she consistently proves it with her actions. She loves life to the fullest and lives every day dedicated to her family. One way she has done this is by organizing respected tennis tournament in honor of her son, The Ivan Andrei Open at Estero Beach Resort in Ensenada, which is quickly gaining popularity and attracting top tennis players from around the world.


Building Young Leaders.

Southwest Airlines continues its proud tradition of giving back and our commitment to always put people first. We strive to support nonprofit organizations in the cities we serve to help provide education and leadership opportunities, build brighter futures and inspire young people. Through our partnership with Cesar Chavez Service Clubs, we are helping build confidence, competence and a sense of community within young people across San Diego County. These students are learning by experience and taking advantage of the many opportunities in front of them. Southwest Airlines is proud to partner with Cesar Chavez Service Clubs and we invite you to learn how their work is changing lives and impacting our community.

American Indian

Doubling its capacity to serve.

Since 1979, the San Diego American Indian Health Center (SDAIHC) has provided high quality, comprehensive, compassionate primary, dental and behavioral health care to the people in its community. The organization has earned trust and loyalty by serving these communities with respect, dignity and cultural sensitivity as a medical home and safety net for essential health care and social services. It is a key resource for more than 20,000 low-income community members and American Indians who receive health care services at its downtown San Diego facility.

Charity Ball

Making Miracles Happen at Rady Children’s Hospital.

For more than a century, Charity Ball has been making miracles happen for Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego. Proceeds from this year’s 109th Anniversary Charity Ball, Everything’s Coming Up Roses & Lollipops, will benefit the Trauma Center at Rady Children’s, the region’s only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center - the highest designation for trauma care verified by the American College of Surgeons. Rady Children’s highly trained teams care for more than 1,000 trauma patients from San Diego and surrounding counties each year, with cutting-edge treatments available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Extraordinary Ballroom

Extraordinary Ballroom.

Elegant is defined as pleasingly graceful and stylish in appearance or manner.

I opened Extraordinary Ballroom last year with the goal of teaching elegant dancing and donating 100 percent of dance fees to whatever charities my students support.

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