Like many typical American families, Sylvia and Neil had good jobs, two daughters, three cars and regularly went on vacation. All of that changed when Neil lost his job and then hurt his knee without insurance. Sylvia also lost her job. Soon after, they lost it all – their house, their cars – everything. “We just hold hands and cry on the inside because we cannot break down in front of our kids. We tell each other it’s going to be okay,” shared Sylvia.
For years, San Diego has been seen as a city split between the prospering neighborhoods north of Interstate 8 and the southern neighborhoods that had been left behind. But Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer, First Lady Katherine Stuart Faulconer, and community leaders created One San Diego to bridge that gap.
Westfield UTC, San Diego’s iconic, open-air shopping and entertainment destination, begins its holiday season on December 3rd with Winter Nights. Winter Nights is a festive evening of live musical performances, snow cascading from the rooftops, family photo fun with live Toy Soldiers on stilts, the opportunity to meet Santa, delicious bites and sips, and much more. Guests can come early to enjoy a holiday classic matinee at ArcLight Cinemas, or open skate at UTC Ice. Winter Nights is family-friendly and free - taking place every Saturday in December up through Christmas Eve from 5 to 8 pm in Palm Plaza near the central fountain.
Alexandra Borbolla is an equestrian athlete, a great photographer, Counselor, and if it wasn't enough, she is also an amazing mother and wife. Borbolla shares with us how to stay physically, mentally healthy, and how to achieve balance without feeling guilty. As a mother, I think we can all learn from her and apply some of her wisdom and knowledge to our own lives.
We never forget the humble beginnings at Southwest Airlines when we served only three cities and sold a plane just to cover costs. Southwest understands it sometimes takes a while to get off the ground, so we support the Warrior Spirit of local entrepreneurs the best way we can – by maintaining low-fares and expanding our route map to the places Customers, and their businesses, need and want to fly. Locally, we are proud to support the South County Economic Development Council for their efforts in enhancing South County's bi-national economy, image and quality of life; and to heighten public awareness of Southern California's most desirable location to live, work and dream. Some may tell you the sky’s the limit, but we believe that for the entrepreneurs, small business owners and artisans, it’s just the beginning!
Sycuan Casino celebrates its 33rd Anniversary this month, and since its opening of its doors to the community in 1983, it has always had a philanthropic heart for the region. What started as a 20,000 square-foot gaming facility called “Sycuan Bingo Palace,” founded by the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, is now San Diego’s longest-running operational casino. For this year’s birthday, Sycuan’s guests are seeing 3s all over as it continues to celebrate 33 days of festivities, topping it off with a huge cake and more on Saturday November 19th, and the whole community is invited for a slice of the fun!
It is my great pleasure to announce that the 108th Anniversary Charity Ball – For the Love of a Child – will be held on February 11, 2017, and will benefit the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego. For more than a century, the historic Hotel del Coronado has provided the spectacular setting for the Charity Ball, San Diego’s longest running philanthropic event. Please plan to join us for this extraordinary celebration as the Tradition and our legacy continues.