Many San Diegans will recognize Blair Sadler from his roles as President and CEO of Rady Children's Hospital and as a Faculty member at UCSD. But what you may not know is how squash changed his life, and how now, squash is helping change lives of others.


Supporting Adaptive Sports And Recreation Programs

The La Jolla Festival of the Arts is one of the most prestigious juried art shows in the country and will once again showcase a weekend featuring 190 of the west's finest artists, entertainment and an enticing selection of delicious cuisines, wines and craft beers. Guests will enjoy the Festival's sophisticated and relaxed environment on the turf of UCSD's Warren Field on June 22-23.


San Diego's Media Maven

In an industry where women make up only 16 percent of the television station managers in the country, we are lucky to have Margarita Wilder at the helm of Entravision, the media company that includes 6 broadcast channels in San Diego and Tijuana, including the two most recognized Spanish language stations in the region. As Senior Vice President, Margarita oversees Univision, Telemundo, Telefutura, My TV and MundoFox, and has left her mark of success for all these media outlets.


Visionary Designer

Paloma Picasso is one of the world's most acclaimed jewelry designers. Celebrated for creating jewelry of generous size and beauty, she is inspired by her travels and the exotic places she has called home. Born in Paris to famed artists Pablo Picasso and Françoise Gilot, she spent her childhood in Paris and the South of France surrounded by artists. After attending the Université de Paris at Nanterre, she became a costume designer and stylist for avant-garde productions in Paris.


Dream On

There are 3500 foster children in San Diego County. Through no fault of their own, these children are unable to live with their families, and are often separated from their brothers and sisters.


The Secret Behind Healthy Chocolate

Most people love chocolate. We love its flavor, aroma and texture. In fact, we love it so much that over a billion people eat chocolate every day. Surprisingly, many of us do not realize that at the heart of chocolate is cacao.



I was only six years old when I saw Wimbledon on TV for the first time. I remember telling my father "I am going play there one day!" A few years later, my dream came true; I played my first professional tournament at the age of 14. My debut was in San Diego, California. From there, I competed on the Women's Tennis Association Tour for thirteen years, represented Mexico in the Barcelona and Atlanta Olympics and became the best player in the history of Mexico.


San Diego High School Students Unite to Walk for Water

How far would you walk for clean water? To your kitchen? To the store? Imagine walking up to six hours each day in search of water. Around the world, more than one billion people lack access to clean water, causing more deaths each year than war. Additionally, 50% of all schools in the world don't have access to fresh water or sanitation. In fact, a woman in a water-stressed area could spend 10 years of her life collecting water.


Chef Mateo Román of Furasshu

In the last decade, the culinary industry of Baja California has grown exponentially and many Americans are crossing the border to enjoy the signature flavors and aromas, guided by personalities such as Anthony Bourdain who recently visited the city. But what is sometimes overlooked is the Mexican Sushi restaurant. With novel presentations that incorporate traditional Japanese recipes with Mexican fresh salsas, vegetables and chiles, this new style can be seen everywhere from New York to Mexico City to San Diego, and nowhere exemplifies this trend better than Furasshu in Tijuana.


It is only his second week on the job and the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank's new CEO, James Floros, is already at home.

Jim, as he prefers to be called, engages visitors with a quick anecdote as he stands amid the backdrop of the Food Bank's dauntingly large 72,000 square foot warehouse in Miramar which is the central distribution hub for food assistance to needy families across the entire county.

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