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BRIEFING QUOTIDIEN – Magasinez à Small Ocean Beach le 28 novembre, célébration PAESAN du conseil municipal de Pacific Beach, collecte de fonds pour un t-shirt pour OB man <! – ->

Les marées royales ont frappé Sunset Cliffs le matin du dimanche 15 novembre et ont presque inondé certaines personnes à la pêche. PHOTO DE THOMAS MELVILLE

Les marées royales ont frappé Sunset Cliffs le matin du dimanche 15 novembre et ont presque inondé certaines personnes à la pêche. PHOTO DE THOMAS MELVILLE

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Mardi 17 novembre

ACHETER PETIT OB

Magasinez Small Ocean Beach tombe cette année de 10 h à 16 h. le samedi 28 novembre. Bien que les vacances seront un peu différentes cette année, Ocean Beach sera parée de joie des Fêtes, y compris des bannières de vacances lumineuses et colorées et des lampadaires ornés de guirlandes et d'arcs. Dépensez 50 $ ou plus à Ocean Beach le 28 novembre et entrez pour recevoir un panier-cadeau OB éclectique rempli d'articles, de services et de cartes-cadeaux locaux. Arrêtez-vous à la devanture de la boutique Ocean Beach MainStreet Association au 1868, rue Bacon, entre 10 h et 16 h. le 28 novembre pour entrer dans le dessin. Les détails du dessin et les informations générales seront disponibles dans la vitrine OBMA.

VENTE APPARTEMENT LA JOLLA

CBRE Group, Inc, a annoncé la vente d'une communauté d'appartements de six unités à La Jolla à un acheteur privé pour 3,01 millions de dollars. John Newton de CBRE a représenté le vendeur, un investisseur privé, dans la transaction. L'acheteur était représenté par une entreprise extérieure. Situé au 7670, boulevard La Jolla, l'établissement de 4 224 pieds carrés comprend quatre appartements d'une chambre et deux studios. La communauté est à distance de marche de la plage.

NOUVEL ACCÉLÉRATEUR UC SAN DIEGO

StartBlue, un nouveau programme d'accélérateur a été lancé à l’UC San Diego afin de stimuler les innovateurs basés à San Diego qui travaillent à résoudre les plus grands défis de l’océan. Prévu pour être lancé à l'automne 2021, StartBlue soutient les startups qui relèvent les défis de l'océan et conçoivent des solutions qui peuvent être intégrées dans les réseaux scientifiques, industriels, d'investissement et gouvernementaux. Le programme est dirigé par la Rady School of Management et basé à la Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

StartBlue commencera à accepter les candidatures des startups de San Diego dans le domaine des sciences et de l'ingénierie au printemps 2021. Dix équipes finales seront sélectionnées pour démarrer le programme de huit mois à l'automne 2021, les équipes participant à des ateliers hebdomadaires et bénéficiant d'un mentorat individuel. d'experts de l'industrie, et plus encore. Le programme est rendu possible grâce à un prix décerné par l'Administration du développement économique et à un don de contrepartie par des donateurs philanthropiques.

COLLECTE DE FONDS POUR OB MAN

Cassandra Avila organise une collecte de fonds au nom de Jeremiah Bjork, un ancien employé pour l’équipe de production de James Gang en OB. Bjork a récemment reçu un diagnostic de lymphome agressif non hodgkinien. Pour aider à recueillir des fonds pour ses frais médicaux, des t-shirts spécialement conçus sont vendus. Le libellé au dos de la chemise indique U R LOVED, avec un corbeau tenant des cœurs; et sur le devant se trouvent des plumes de corbeau avec ses initiales au centre (JB).

Tous les profits de ces chemises iront à la bataille de Jérémie contre le cancer et à ses besoins de base en matière médicale et quotidienne. Si vous souhaitez soutenir ou partager leur collecte de fonds, contactez Cassandra via son Instagram @coonesse ou en faisant un don à leur GoFundMe à http://ow.ly/yYWs50ClVKw.

BOURSES D'ÉTUDES AQUARIUM OFFRANT

Grâce à la générosité de donateurs, dont Price Philanthropies, The Pincus Family Foundation et Illumina Corporate Foundation, Birch Aquarium de la Scripps Institution of Oceanography de l'UC San Diego est en mesure d'offrir 600 programmes virtuels gratuits aux écoles locales Title 1 cette année. En réponse à la perte d'apprentissage de la maternelle à la 12e année causée par les récentes fermetures d'écoles, l'équipe éducative de Birch Aquarium a adapté ses programmes de laboratoire de découverte alignés sur les normes scientifiques de nouvelle génération (NGSS) en de nouvelles opportunités virtuelles de 30 et 45 minutes pour la pré-maternelle à la classe. 12 étudiants. Ces programmes de groupe d'écoles virtuelles sont dirigés par des instructeurs d'aquarium et sont conçus pour être exploratoires et engageants, car ils encouragent les étudiants à poser des questions et à interagir virtuellement avec les créatures océaniques.

«La plupart des districts scolaires prévoient d’utiliser un environnement d’apprentissage virtuel ou mixte pour le reste de l’année scolaire et, malheureusement, ceux qui en souffrent le plus sont les élèves qui fréquentent les écoles de titre 1. Birch Aquarium estime que tous les étudiants devraient avoir un accès équitable aux opportunités d'apprentissage STEM, et nous sommes très reconnaissants d'avoir une aide financière disponible pour nous assurer que chaque étudiant est en mesure de se connecter aux merveilles de l'océan, même pendant ce changement d'apprentissage important », a déclaré l'aquarium directrice de l'éducation, Megan Malaska Medley. Des bourses pour des programmes virtuels gratuits sont disponibles pour les écoles du comté de San Diego dans le besoin via une application en ligne.

Birch Aquarium propose également un Série virtuelle après l'école pour les étudiants individuels. La série multiple de six semaines est destinée aux élèves de la maternelle à la 5e année et vise à offrir à ceux qui s'occupent d'enfants à la maison des expériences amusantes et éducatives pour combler le fossé entre l'école et l'heure du dîner. Les sujets et les thèmes changeront de façon saisonnière et s'appuieront sur la curiosité des enfants, leur permettant de rejoindre d'autres personnes de leur groupe d'âge pour explorer les sciences de la mer de manière novatrice. La série d'hiver débute le 25 janvier et les inscriptions ouvriront le 30 novembre. Pour plus d'informations, envoyez un courriel à birchaquariumprograms@ucsd.edu ou appelez le 858-534-7336.

PRIX PAESAN VIRTUEL

La 40e soirée annuelle d'appréciation de la police et des services d'urgence (PAESAN) du conseil municipal de Pacific Beach avec une cérémonie de remise de prix virtuelle sera diffusée en direct sur le Page Facebook PBTC. Mercredi 18 novembre à 18 h 30 Les lauréats 2020 sont:

  • SDPD Nord: David "Bryan" Brecht, sergent

  • Services de sauveteur: Thomas Valente, sauveteur II

  • Parcs et loisirs: Araceli Dominguez, garde forestier

  • SD Fire-Rescue: Jared Cheselske, capitaine

Au cours des efforts de 2020 «Année de la police», PBTC a acheté des dispositifs d'interphone pour casque pour les officiers de Day Beach Team ainsi qu'un nouveau réfrigérateur, des chaises de bureau et une station d'entraînement pour la Division du Nord. «Bien que cette année ait été difficile pour de nombreuses raisons, il est important que nous honorions nos premiers intervenants – même virtuellement – plutôt que le pique-nique communautaire traditionnel à Crown Point Shores», a déclaré PBTC. «Après la cérémonie de remise des prix virtuels, nous procéderons à notre réunion mensuelle régulière du PBTC, qui comprendra des mises à jour des services d'urgence locaux et des fonctionnaires des bureaux de la ville, du comté et de l'État. Vous n'avez pas besoin d'un compte Facebook pour regarder le flux en direct. Il sera accessible à tous sur le Page Facebook PBTC.

CONCERTS COVID-SAFE

La série hebdomadaire de concerts Covid-safe organisée par la Spreckels Organ Society à Balboa Park. spreckelsorgan.org, sont diffusés sur le Web les dimanches à 14 h. L’orgue Spreckels est le plus grand instrument d’extérieur au monde et, pour la première fois en 104 ans d’histoire, vous n’avez pas besoin d’être à San Diego pour assister à ses majestueuses pipes. La pièce de l’organiste Raúl a été décrite comme «intrépide, effrontée et très divertissante à regarder», combinant l’importance historique de Spreckels Organ avec la performance vibrante de Raúl.

LE MUSÉE MARITIME DÉPLACE À L'EXTÉRIEUR

Le musée maritime de San Diego, qui recueille, préserve et présente le riche patrimoine maritime de la ville et ses liens historiques avec le Pacifique, poursuivra son offre spéciale de réouverture alors que le comté de San Diego passera au niveau violet. Cette restriction oblige les opérations intérieures du musée à fermer temporairement pour continuer à lutter contre la propagation du COVID-19. Le personnel du musée a préparé le musée à se conformer aux recommandations de sécurité de la santé publique et du CDC afin de garantir aux visiteurs une expérience propre et sûre. MMSD a maintenu, depuis sa réouverture le 22 août, une expérience réservée aux visiteurs en plein air.

Le musée restera ouvert le jour de Thanksgiving, le 26 novembre et le jour de Noël, le 25 décembre, et il est prévu de prolonger l'offre jusqu'au 31 décembre si les directives de l'État et du comté restent inchangées. Cette expérience en plein air comprend une visite à pied des ponts supérieurs de la flotte historique du musée maritime et une promenade en bateau gratuite, qui est normalement un supplément lorsque les clients achètent une entrée générale au musée. Quatre visites commentées de la baie de 45 minutes sont proposées tous les jours à 12 h 30, 13 h 30 et 14 h 30. et 15 h 30 Pour plus d'informations, pour faire un don ou en savoir plus sur les projets de restauration en cours, visitez sdmaritime.org.

NUITS EN DÉCEMBRE DRIVE THRU

La ville apporte un peu de joie aux résidents qui sont déçus de l'annulation de l'événement annuel des nuits de décembre à la suite de la pandémie COVID-19, après avoir annoncé qu'elle accueillera une version réinventée du festival populaire cette année à Inspiration Point , en face du parc Balboa. Taste of December Nights rassemblera une variété de délicieuses offres de certains des vendeurs de nourriture les plus populaires de San Diego dans un environnement pratique, sans contact et sûr. L'événement de trois jours se tiendra du vendredi 4 décembre au dimanche 6 décembre, de 11 h à 22 h. à Inspiration Point Way. Les 500 premiers véhicules à arriver chaque jour de l'événement recevront un sac fourre-tout commémoratif avec des cadeaux.

Le festival annuel de vacances de décembre Nights est le plus grand événement gratuit de la ville et a accueilli des centaines de milliers de visiteurs à Balboa Park au cours de ses plus de 40 ans d'existence. En règle générale, l'événement propose plus de 150 stands de restauration et 100 spectacles, ainsi qu'une variété de possibilités de shopping. Tous les protocoles de sécurité seront en vigueur. Les masques doivent être portés par chaque client. Les personnes doivent rester dans leur voiture et aucun piéton, cycliste ou conducteur de scooter ne sera autorisé à participer afin de protéger la santé et la sécurité de tous les participants. Visite sandiego.gov/TasteofDecemberNights pour plus d'informations.

COLLECTE DE SANG DE VACANCES

La deuxième collecte annuelle de sang et de nourriture du Bol des Fêtes du SDCCU aura lieu le jeudi 19 novembre, beau temps, mauvais temps, de 8 h à 19 h. au Grossmont Center, 5500 Grossmont Center Drive à La Mesa sur la cour ouest à côté de Chuze Fitness. Tous les donateurs recevront un t-shirt et un sac-cadeau de coupons du Centre Grossmont. Actuellement, des tests d'anticorps de chaque don de sang sont effectués dans le cadre d'un panel de tests réguliers pour qualifier les dons pour le plasma de convalescence COVID-19. Il ne s'agit pas d'un test de diagnostic et ne détectera pas les infections actives au COVID-19 ni les expositions récentes. Pour être admissible au don de sang, vous devez être âgé d'au moins 17 ans, peser au moins 114 livres et être en bonne santé. Visitez sandiegobloodbank.org/COVID19 pour plus d'informations.

LES MASQUES N'AIMENT PAS LA FONCTION DES POUMONS

Bien qu'ils puissent se sentir mal à l'aise, les chercheurs rapportent que les masques faciaux ne modifient pas de manière significative le travail réel de la respiration ou le flux d'oxygène et de dioxyde de carbone lorsqu'ils sont portés pendant l'exercice. Dans une nouvelle étude, publiée le 16 novembre dans les «Annals of the American Thoracic Society», une équipe de chercheurs américains et canadiens a conclu que si les sensations de dyspnée pouvaient augmenter, il y a peu de preuves empiriques que le port d'un masque réduit considérablement la fonction pulmonaire, même lorsqu'il est porté pendant un exercice intense.

"Il pourrait y avoir un effort perçu plus grand avec l'activité, mais les effets du port d'un masque sur le travail de la respiration, sur les gaz comme l'oxygène et le CO2 dans le sang ou d'autres paramètres physiologiques sont petits, souvent trop petits pour être détectés", a déclaré l'étude. premier auteur Susan Hopkins, MD, PhD, professeur de médecine et de radiologie à la faculté de médecine de l'Université de Californie à San Diego.

Le port d'un masque facial aide à limiter la propagation du COVID-19 en réduisant les gouttelettes respiratoires et les aérosols rejetés dans l'air lorsque les gens respirent, parlent, rient, éternuent ou toussent. Mais la barrière physique créée par les masques a suscité des inquiétudes quant au fait qu'ils pourraient altérer le système cardiopulmonaire en rendant la respiration plus difficile, en modifiant le flux d'oxygène inhalé et de dioxyde de carbone expiré et en augmentant la dyspnée – un terme médical qui décrit l'essoufflement ou la difficulté. la respiration, en particulier pendant l'activité physique.

"Il n'y a pas non plus de preuves pour soutenir des différences selon le sexe ou l'âge dans les réponses physiologiques à l'exercice tout en portant un masque facial", a ajouté Hopkins, qui se spécialise dans la physiologie de l'exercice et l'étude des poumons sous stress. La seule exception, notent les auteurs, peut être les personnes atteintes d'une maladie cardio-pulmonaire grave dans laquelle toute résistance supplémentaire à la respiration ou des modifications mineures des gaz sanguins pourraient entraîner une dyspnée suffisamment importante pour affecter la capacité d'exercice. Voir l'étude complète sur atsjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1513/AnnalsATS.202008-990CME.

Vendredi 13 novembre

SERVICE À LA FAMILLE JUIF GRÂCE À LA DISTRIBUTION ALIMENTAIRE

Avec un nombre sans précédent de San Diegans confrontés au chômage, aux expulsions et / ou à des revenus réduits, de nombreuses personnes dans notre région connaissent pour la première fois l'insécurité alimentaire. Des repas livrés à domicile pour les personnes âgées isolées à une distribution de nourriture gratuite et sans contact au volant, Service familial juif de San Diego (JFS) fournit des dizaines de milliers de repas chaque semaine aux personnes et aux familles touchées par la pandémie.

Dans l'esprit des fêtes, JFS demande des dons d'aliments sains et non périssables pour les fêtes dans le cadre de sa collecte de nourriture de Thanksgiving. Les articles suggérés comprennent les produits en conserve tels que la sauce à la citrouille et aux canneberges et les articles en boîte comme la farce et les mélanges de pain de maïs. Les produits généraux tels que les viandes et légumes en conserve, les pâtes, le riz, le beurre d'arachide et le granola sont également encouragés. Les dons peuvent être faits au campus JFS Joan & Irwin Jacobs (8804 Balboa Ave.) du lundi au vendredi de 13 h à 16 h.

DÎNERS DE Dinde

Soutenez le projet enrôlé (STEP), une organisation à but non lucratif basée à San Diego au service des familles d'anciens combattants juniors enrôlés et en transition pendant une crise financière, qui offrira 200 dîners en Turquie à de jeunes familles militaires confrontées à des difficultés financières cette saison des fêtes le samedi 14 novembre. de 10h à 12h30 au 9915 Business Park Ave. Suite A, dans la ruelle arrière de l'immeuble. Les familles militaires et vétérans recevront deux sacs d'épicerie et une carte-cadeau d'épicerie de 25 $ pour une dinde. STEP est soutenu par des partenaires tels que Southwestern College, School of Social Sciences, Business & Humanities, MRM Nutrition, Associated General Contractors of America, Jewish Family Services, USAA, San Diego Downtown Lions Club, San Diego Food Bank. stepsocal.org.

CADEAUX POUR PATTES

Caisse populaire du comté de San Diego collecte des «cadeaux pour les pattes», une campagne spéciale de collecte de fonds pour les vacances au profit des refuges pour animaux et des sauvetages dans les comtés de San Diego, d'Orange et de Riverside. Ce sera la neuvième saison des Fêtes consécutive du SDCCU pour soutenir la campagne «Presents for Paws». Le SDCCU espère amasser 10 000 $ tout au long de la période des fêtes. Dans le comté de San Diego, avec des collections au profit de la San Diego Humane Society. Pour plus d'informations, visitez sdccu.com.

DÎNER ET FILM À L'HÔTEL PEARL

Le Pearl Hotel, situé au 1410 Rosecrans St., propose une gamme de films de vacances classiques qui vous mettront dans l'esprit de la saison en décembre. Tenu chaque semaine les mercredis, Dinner and a Movie est une expérience culinaire surélevée au bord de la piscine et au cinéma, parfaite pour un rendez-vous amoureux, une soirée entre filles ou tout simplement. Profitez d'un menu de trois plats du chef Peter Ziegler avec des cocktails à thème inspirés du film vedette de la soirée:

  • 2 décembre: «Nightmare Before Christmas»

  • 9 décembre: «Elf»

  • 16 décembre: «Christmas Story»

  • 23 décembre: «Vacances de Noël de National Lampoon»

  • 30 décembre: «C'est une vie merveilleuse»

Appelez le 619-226-6100 pour les réservations (obligatoire). Arrivée à 19 h 45 au plus tard.

BIRCH AQUARIUM SE DÉPLACE À L'EXTÉRIEUR

L'aquarium Birch de la Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, situé au 2300 Expedition Way à La Jolla, fonctionnera à l'extérieur uniquement à partir du samedi 14 novembre, conformément aux réglementations COVID-19 de l'État et du comté. Les espaces extérieurs de l'aquarium ont été améliorés avec de nouveaux animaux et activités, et sont ouverts aux clients avec des prix de billets réduits.

«Notre équipe du Birch Aquarium a fait un travail formidable en s'orientant vers une expérience en plein air sécurisée pour nos clients», a déclaré le directeur exécutif Harry Helling. «De nouvelles expositions en plein air qui offrent davantage de rencontres avec des animaux, ainsi que des vues incroyables sur l'océan pendant la migration de la baleine grise, font de l'aquarium Birch un endroit idéal à visiter pendant le niveau violet plus restrictif.»

La cour extérieure de Smargon et le Tide Pool Plaza sont tous deux ouverts avec de nouvelles activités que les clients pourront explorer et apprécier. Sur Tide Pool Plaza, les clients peuvent voir et toucher certaines de leurs créatures préférées dans les expositions de la piscine à marée réaliste ainsi que dans la nouvelle expérience tactile qui permet aux clients de se retrouver nez à nez avec les espèces locales.

Deux expositions tactiles récemment ajoutées présentent des invertébrés uniques et charismatiques et des requins juvéniles, permettant aux clients de se familiariser avec des animaux qui ne sont généralement pas vus à Birch Aquarium. Les billets d'entrée en plein air à prix réduit seront disponibles en ligne à partir du vendredi 13 novembre à 16 h. Plus d'informations peuvent être trouvées sur le À savoir avant de visiter page.

ARBRES DE NOËL À LA JOLLA

À partir du 27 novembre, M. Jingles Christmas Trees, avec un emplacement à La Jolla au 6710, boulevard La Jolla, ouvrira cette saison des fêtes 2020 avec des services de commande, de livraison, de dépôt, d'installation et d'élimination d'arbres en ligne au milieu de la pandémie de coronavirus. Les arbres de Noël de M. Jingles sont des arbres de première qualité cueillis à la main et expédiés par les meilleurs producteurs d'arbres de Noël du pays. Leurs arbres frais proviennent de l'Oregon, de Washington, de la Caroline du Nord, du Wisconsin et du Canada. M. Jingles fournit six types différents d'arbres frais allant de deux pieds à plus de 20 pieds, ainsi que des couronnes, des guirlandes, du gui (à certains endroits), des lumières, des ornements, des flocages et plus encore. Pour plus d'informations, visitez mrjingleschristmastrees.com/pages/covid-19-update.

DÉGUSTATION DE BIÈRE À STONE

À l'heure actuelle, les festivals de la bière ne sont pas vraiment une «chose». Mais que se passerait-il si vous pouviez voyager d'une station de bière à une station de bière comme vous y étiez – sans toute la foule, les files d'attente et le tapage général? Stone se réunit avec quelques-uns de ses plus proches bourgeons de bière pour organiser une expérience de dégustation guidée progressive au Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station de 13 h à 17 h. le 5 décembre. Tout en étant éloigné des autres, vous ferez votre chemin à travers chaque station et apprendrez tout sur ces brasseurs héroïques de la ville natale et leurs créations par les représentants de la brasserie eux-mêmes.

Jeudi 12 novembre

WINSTONS TEMPORAIREMENT FERMÉ

Le Winstons Beach Club, lieu de divertissement en direct d'Ocean Beach, a temporairement fermé ses portes, a déclaré l'établissement «jusqu'à ce que quelque chose cède. Notre dernier jour d’ouverture était le dimanche 8 novembre. Tant que nous ne serons pas en mesure d’obtenir un autre prêt de Washington, une subvention, ou si la musique live recommençait, et nous ne voyons rien de tout cela se produire de si tôt. N'oubliez pas que nous vous aimons tous.

LJ PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SANG DRIVE

La Jolla Presbyterian Church organisera une collecte de sang en partenariat avec la San Diego Blood Bank de 8h30 à 13h30, dimanche 6 décembre, au 7715 Draper Ave. dans le Sun House Hall accessible depuis la cour de Draper Rue. Les donateurs doivent présenter une pièce d'identité avec photo, être âgés de 17 ans et plus, peser au moins 114 livres et être en bonne santé. La banque de sang recommande un repas adéquat et beaucoup de liquides avant de donner. Pour prendre rendez-vous, appelez le 619-400-8251 ou visitez sandiegobloodbank.org.

SALON DU LIVRE VIRTUEL LOMA PORTAL

La Foire virtuelle du livre de l'élémentaire La Jolla Portal aura lieu du 16 au 29 novembre, date à laquelle la Foire du livre entrera en ligne et sera ouverte aux achats en ligne. Partagez la page d'accueil avec votre famille et vos amis. Les livres font de merveilleux cadeaux de vacances. Tous les livres seront expédiés directement à votre domicile et la livraison sera gratuite pour toutes les commandes de livres de plus de 25 $. En attendant, vérifiez Livre Fair Flyer. Avec une foire en ligne, les familles auront le choix entre des centaines de titres de plus que notre foire traditionnelle. LPE recevra 25% de toutes les ventes. La Fondation LPE utilise les recettes pour acheter des magazines Scholastic News pour les salles de classe, mettre à jour des livres pour les salles de classe et acheter des livres pour les familles LPE dans le besoin pendant la collecte de nourriture des fêtes et tout au long de l'année.

VENTE DE TASSE ET CHEMISE FIDO

Découvrez l'offre spéciale Fiesta Island Dog Owners "HOWLIDAY"vente, ouverte maintenant jusqu'au 28 novembre. Ils ont deux modèles de chemises différents dans huit styles et des couleurs festives pour égayer la saison – parfait pour offrir des cadeaux et pour célébrer les fêtes. Ils ont également une nouvelle tasse avec un design FIDO préféré en rouge ou en vert. Commandez avant le 15 novembre pour recevoir les articles d'ici la première semaine de décembre. Les commandes passées avant le 28 novembre devraient arriver à la mi-décembre. Visitez le Boutique en ligne FIDO pour voir tous les styles et couleurs.

NOUVELLE AFFILIÉ COLDWELL BANKER

Kathy Cornell s'est associée au bureau de La Jolla de Coldwell Banker Realty en tant qu'agent affilié. «Mon expérience de travail avec des cadres de haut niveau dans une myriade d'environnements différents et d'être responsable de répondre aux attentes élevées du patron et de toutes les personnes qui lui sont directement liées me donne un avantage unique à travailler avec les acheteurs et les vendeurs pour répondre à leurs attentes. , faire les choses en leur nom tout en traitant l'autre côté de la transaction », a déclaré Cornell.

DON DE PIERRE COVIDÉE

Brassage de la pierre a annoncé qu'une somme de plus de 140 000 dollars serait versée aux employés licenciés en raison des fermetures de COVID-19 lors d'une deuxième série de décaissements du Team Stone Relief Fund. Le don est annoncé alors que San Diego est entré dans le niveau violet le plus restrictif du système californien de niveaux de coronavirus. À la fin du mois de juin, les employés licenciés de Stone qui ont demandé le Fonds de secours Team Stone ont reçu 1 000 $ chacun, pour une contribution totale de 250 000 $. Plus de 140 000 $ seront dispersés dans une deuxième ronde de financement plus tard ce mois-ci, totalisant près de 400 000 $ en fonds pour la famille Team Stone.

Le Team Stone Relief Fund a été lancé par Stone Brewing et est administré en coopération avec La Fondation de San Diego. Pour lancer le fonds, le co-fondateur de Stone Brewing, Greg Koch, a versé l'intégralité de son salaire pour 2020 et le co-fondateur Steve Wagner et d'autres dirigeants de Stone ont emboîté le pas. Le fonds a ensuite été ouvert à tous les employés de Stone et au public. Dans un élan de soutien, Team Stone a intensifié ses contributions énormes rendant cette deuxième ronde de dons possible. Pour plus de détails sur le Team Stone Relief Fund, visitez stonebrewing.com/blog/philosophy/2020/stone-time-covid

COLLECTE DE FONDS POUR LA MUSIQUE AU SECOND POINT LOMA

Le lundi 16 novembre de 11 h à 21 h, M. Moto Pizza au 1180, rue Rosecrans fait don de 25% de tous les profits lors de la présentation ce dépliant ou en mentionnant la collecte de fonds pour la musique de l'école secondaire Point Loma. Ceci s'applique aux commandes à emporter, à emporter ou à livrer. Si vous commandez en personne, recherchez des étudiants en musique qui pourraient également travailler derrière le comptoir.

CHAISE DOTÉE POUR L'ENVIRONNEMENTALISTE

Le fondateur du Citizens ’Climate Lobby, Marshall Saunders, est décédé fin 2019, mais son héritage se perpétue dans l'organisation de défense à but non lucratif, non partisane et de base qu'il a créée. Maintenant 200 000 partisans forts dans tout le pays, CCL est prêt d'influencer la législation bipartite sur le climat sous la nouvelle administration Biden. En l'honneur de L'héritage inspirant de Saunders, Joan et Irwin Jacobs ont créé la Chaire dotée du Chancelier Marshall Saunders en politique et recherche sur le climat mondial à l’école de politique et stratégie mondiales de l’UC San Diego.

«Au fil des ans, nous avons été tellement impressionnés par ce que Marshall a pu accomplir avec le Citizens 'Climate Lobby – il a construit une organisation incroyable qui est en passe d'influencer de nombreux membres du congrès», a déclaré Irwin Jacobs, qui est un ancien membre du conseil consultatif du CCL. «Lorsque Marshall est décédé, nous avons pensé qu'il était important de se souvenir de ses réalisations, et une chaise au GPS semblait être un très bon moyen de le faire.

Le premier titulaire de la chaire de recherche du chancelier Marshall Saunders sur les politiques et la recherche sur le climat mondial est professeur agrégé GPS Jennifer Burney. Scientifique de l’environnement, la recherche de Burney se concentre sur la réalisation simultanée de la sécurité alimentaire mondiale et l’atténuation du changement climatique. Burney étudie la réduction de la pauvreté et l'adaptation agricole, les relations entre l'énergie et la sécurité alimentaire, les effets environnementaux de la production et de la consommation alimentaires, et les impacts du climat et de la pollution atmosphérique sur l'agriculture.

SCRIPPS MÉDECINS RECONNUS

Les médecins du Scripps Coastal Medical Center ont reçu le prix Excellence in Healthcare de l'Integrated Healthcare Association pour avoir obtenu les meilleures notes en matière de qualité des soins, de satisfaction des patients et de gestion des coûts. L'IHA a également reconnu les médecins de la Scripps Clinic et ceux de Scripps Coastal pour avoir performé dans le top 10% de toutes les organisations médicales participantes de Californie en matière de mesures de l'expérience des patients. Plus d'informations peuvent être trouvées sur scripps.org.

CHALKER REJOINT COLDWELL BANKER

Cory Chalker s'est associé au bureau de La Jolla de Coldwell Banker Realty en tant qu'agent affilié. «Je suis intéressé par la construction et l’architecture, donc l’immobilier me convient parfaitement», a déclaré Chalker. «L'année dernière, j'ai renversé une maison et j'ai apprécié le processus et la récompense de la voir terminée. Non seulement le flip a fait une différence pour la maison, mais il a aidé le quartier et la communauté à mieux paraître. Je suis ravi d'aider mes clients à atteindre leurs objectifs immobiliers. »

DUI EARLY RELEASE CONTESTÉ

Dans des lettres fortement rédigées au gouverneur Gavin Newsom et à la secrétaire du CDCR Kathleen Allison, le procureur du comté de San Diego, Summer Stephan, s'est opposé à la libération anticipée de la prison Richard Sepolio, 28 ans, qui a écrasé une camionnette sur le côté d'une rampe de transition vers le San Pont Diego-Coronado, tuant quatre personnes et en blessant plusieurs autres lors de son atterrissage à Chicano Park.

Stephan a caractérisé le Sepolio libération anticipée comme une «erreur judiciaire», faisant valoir que Sepolio ne devrait pas recevoir de crédits supplémentaires et une libération anticipée en raison du COVID-19. Sepolio a été libéré après avoir purgé deux ans et 10 mois de sa peine de neuf ans et huit mois. Il a été reconnu coupable par un jury l'année dernière de quatre chefs d'homicide involontaire coupable en état d'ébriété et d'un chef de DUI causant des blessures.

Lundi 9 novembre

LA JOLLAN HONORÉE POUR LE SERVICE

Le 6 novembre, Phyllis Minick, membre du conseil d'administration de La Jolla Parks & Beaches, Inc., a remis à Bill Robbins quelques prix spéciaux, une plaque faite à partir des restes d'un cèdre de Monterrey «Lorax» tombé du parc Scripps, ainsi qu'une aquarelle La peinture. «Nous tenons à le remercier pour son service à notre communauté», a déclaré Minick of Robbins lors de la réunion d'octobre du LJPB. Les cadeaux que Robbins a reçus de la communauté balnéaire comprenaient un livre du Dr Seuss, «The Lorax», offert par la librairie Warwick.

«Cela a une signification particulière», a noté Minick à propos de la plaque en bois. «Cette plaque absolument magnifique a des lettres en acier inoxydable avec une inscription qui se lit comme suit:« En remerciement pour votre tutelle dévouée de nos rives du village de La Jolla. Ce bois de l'arbre historique Lorax, une fois dans le parc EB Scripps, représente la gratitude unique de notre communauté.

La plaque a été signée par les membres du conseil d'administration du LJPB ainsi que par Andy Field et Dan Daneri du département des parcs et loisirs de la ville. Il portait également les signatures du créateur de plaques Chris Cott et de «The Dawn Patrol Swimmers» de La Jolla.

«Bill est la première personne le long des côtes tous les jours et la dernière à partir, supervisant tous les événements spéciaux et même l'utilisation courante (du parc) de toutes nos zones», a déclaré Minick. Robbins a été honoré par une cérémonie semi-privée tôt le matin.

COLLECTE DE SANG

La Jolla Presbyterian Church organisera une collecte de sang en partenariat avec la San Diego Blood Bank de 8h30 à 13h30, le dimanche 6 décembre au 7715 Draper Ave., dans le SunHouse Hall accessible depuis la cour de Draper. Rue. Les donateurs doivent présenter une pièce d'identité avec photo, être âgés de 17 ans et plus, peser au moins 114 livres et être en bonne santé. La banque de sang recommande un repas adéquat et beaucoup de liquides avant de donner. Des tests d'anticorps COVID seront fournis sur demande. Un coupon de Broken Yoke vous sera remis en guise de remerciement pour votre contribution. Veuillez prendre rendez-vous au 619-400-8251 ou à sandiegobloodbank.org.

MAVERICKS DONNE EN RETOUR

Club de plage Mavericks encourage les invités à redonner ce mois-ci avec deux opportunités en novembre. À partir de maintenant et jusqu'au 30 novembre, commandez le Toasted For Nuts, une margarita à la noix de coco faite avec Don Julio Tequila. Pour chaque cocktail acheté, 1 $ sera remis à Movember.org, le principal organisme de bienfaisance qui change le visage de la santé des hommes. Cette organisation s'est engagée à faire une différence dans la santé mentale et la prévention du suicide, le cancer de la prostate et des testicules, et Mavericks est fier de soutenir Movember tout au long du mois.

Si vous souhaitez soutenir une organisation locale, Mavericks organisera également une collecte de nourriture pour North Shores Alano Club. Du mercredi 18 novembre au 25 novembre, le bar de la plage encourage les convives à apporter des aliments en conserve et pré-emballés, qui seront livrés à l'Alano Club la veille de Thanksgiving. Le North Shores Alana Club sert de lieu de rassemblement sûr et accueillant pour que les gens commencent et grandissent leur vie en se remettant de la dépendance à l'alcool et aux drogues. Mavericks Beach Club est au 860 Garnet Ave.

Séances d'entraînement gratuites pour les vétérinaires

Dans le cadre de son engagement continu à soutenir l'armée, 24 Hour Fitness offre des séances d'entraînement et des cours gratuits à tous les membres retraités et en service actif de l'armée ce mercredi 11 novembre, à tous les endroits du pays. Avec des niveaux de stress sans doute à un niveau record, le moment ne pourrait pas être meilleur pour soutenir les objectifs de conditionnement physique, de bien-être et de santé mentale des militaires. Et, pour ceux qui recherchent une dose d'inspiration de fitness militaire, l'application gratuite 24 heures de remise en forme offre des options d'entraînement d'inspiration militaire que vous pouvez expérimenter, que vous soyez à l'intérieur ou à l'extérieur du club. 24life.com/a-military-inspired-trx-ready-to-serve-workout/.

MCASD HONORE VETS AVEC MURAL

ArtOASIS, un programme basé sur l'art présenté par le Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego qui aide les membres actifs des forces armées à se remettre des symptômes de stress lié au combat, s'est poursuivi malgré l'incapacité de se rencontrer en personne. Dans sa sixième année, ce partenariat a rejoint le MCASD avec Veterans Village de San Diego. Au cours des dernières années, ArtOASIS a jumelé un art-thérapeute à un gestionnaire de cas pour mener des conversations hebdomadaires et des séances de création artistique avec les participants.

Lorsque la pandémie a frappé, l'importance de ces liens est devenue encore plus prononcée. Le MCASD est passé à des séances d'art-thérapie virtuelle et a commencé à offrir ArtLine (une sorte de hotline). La demande de plus d'art pendant une période stressante témoigne de sa puissance. The result is a powerful mural on display outside the Museum’s downtown location called TRANSFORMATION: BE THE CHANGE. MCASD hosted a virtual unveiling of this mural with the artists that created this work on Nov. 6.

Friday, Nov. 6

KING TIDES NOV. 15-16

le California King Tides Project is calling on you to photograph the highest high tides of the year. Documenting these tides helps us preview the impacts of sea level rise and understand how shoreline is affected by high water today. King tides themselves are not caused by sea level rise, but allow people to experience what higher sea level will be like. King tides are the highest high tides of the year, about a foot or two higher than average tides, which corresponds to the one- to two-foot rise in sea level expected during the next few decades. When you observe the king tides, imagine seeing these tides (and the flooded streets, beaches, and wetlands) every day. Understanding what a king tide looks like today will help plan for sea level rise in the future.

If you're able to safely take photos during king tides you will be contributing to an important community science effort. Find your local king tide times and learn how to upload your photos on the website or with a free app. You can check out a selection of photos from each coastal county and access a carte of all the king tides photos from the last few years. Educators and parents can find ways to incorporate king tides into student learning, including with an elementary-level science journal downloadable in English or Spanish. Middle and high school students may want to use king tides images and concepts as they enter the Climate Video Challenge.

VIRTUAL VETERANS DAY

The Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial in La Jolla and Honor Flight San Diego will host an hour-long tribute honoring Veterans Day that will be streamed live on Sunday, Nov. 8 from 11 a.m. to noon at soledadmemorial.org.

“With a highly successful Memorial Day live virtual broadcast and events still being canceled due to COVID regulations, we knew it was still very important to honor our local World War II veterans here in San Diego County, this being the 75th Anniversary since the ending of that conflict,” said Phil Kendro, vice president of the Mt. Soledad Memorial Association’s Board of Trustees. “The opportunity to express our sincere thanks to these brave men and women is running out.”

The event will be hosted again by National University’s director of public safety outreach, reserve El Cajon police officer, and former San Diego news anchor, Marc Bailey. The hour-long virtual tribute will include inspiring remarks from World War II veterans, video messages from elected, business leaders, and celebrities, musical performances by Marine Band San Diego and young prodigy singer Chelsea Snow, and finally a flyover by World War II aircraft.

2-1-1 SD RECEIVES COVERED CALIFORNIA FUNDING

2-1-1 San Diego was awarded $50,000 from the State of California for Covered California outreach and enrollment efforts. The grant will support 2-1-1’s Certified Enrollment Specialists as they help individuals and families in the San Diego region renew their plan or enroll during Open Enrollment, which began on November 1. It will also be used for outreach, marketing, and education efforts about Covered California health care plans and the application process. This year, an estimated 5.4 million people lost their health insurance between February and May as a result of job losses due to COVID-19. As of Sept. 22, 289,000 people signed up for coverage during Covered California’s COVID-19 special enrollment period. To learn more or to receive help finding and applying for a Covered CA plan, visit 211sandiego.org/coveredca or call 2-1-1.

PB SHOP SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

Nov. 28 marks the 11th Annual Small Business Saturday, a celebration of small businesses and the positive impact they have on communities across the country. An average two-thirds of every dollar ($0.67) spent at a small business stays in that local community. Invest in bettering the Pacific Beach neighborhood and commit to shopping small for the holidays. Celebrate the season to shop small with all of your PB retailers. Discover Pacific Beach will kick off the holiday season with the annual Shop Local discount cards, local business specials promoted on social media, and a special shop small section at the PB Farmers Market. Follow @discoverpb to make sure not to miss any deals. Discover PB is also keeping the neighborhood looking festive by holding the annual business window decorating contest and hanging holiday wreaths on Crystal Pier.

Shopping small is made easy with all of your favorites in one spot. Discover Pacific Beach will be curating a special shop small section within the Pacific Beach Tuesday Farmers Market featuring retailers from around the neighborhood. With all the perfect PB picks, you will find exactly what you want for everyone on your holiday gift list. When: Every Tuesday from Nov. 17-Dec. 15 from 3-7 p.m. at Hornblend and Bayard.

ROSE CREEK CLEANUP

A community collaboration, Rose Creek neighborhood cleanup, will be held Saturday, Nov. 7 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet at Wasabi Sushi parking lot, 2662 Garnet Ave. Volunteers should wear masks, hats, gloves and sunscreen. Water and snacks will be provided. For more information, call Caryn at 858-900-7024.

ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY

In order to better understand the impact on communities, the City of San Diego has released its first comprehensive study analyzing the intersection between San Diego’s creative industries and the local economy. The City’s Commission for Arts and Culture and the Economic Development Department initiated the 2020 Creative Economy Study, in partnership with the San Diego Regional EDC, to examine the economic impact creative industries and their workers have on the region.

“San Diego’s creative industries have an important ripple effect in the broader economy. Every job in the creative industry supports another 1.1 jobs,” said Christina Bibler, director of the City’s Economic Development Department. “This means that creative industries are a powerful component in the region, with many industries employing creative workers.”

The creative economy is defined as a sector made up of nonprofit and for-profit businesses and individuals who produce cultural, artistic and design goods or services and intellectual property. In San Diego, the creative economy employs more than 107,000 people at nearly 7,400 creative firms and organizations and generates more than $11 billion annually.

“With a 23% decline in jobs, the arts have been hit even harder by the pandemic than most sectors of our economy,” said Mark Cafferty, president/CEO of the San Diego Regional EDC. “As San Diego recovers, it is imperative we continue to work with our arts and cultural leaders to create a more diverse and resilient arts industry to weather future economic downturns – for the sake of the vibrancy of our communities and our culture.”

SAN DIEGO BEER WEEK 2020

A 10-day celebration promoting more than 150 independent craft breweries in San Diego County, San Diego Beer Week will take place Nov. 6-15 with events held throughout San Diego County at participating breweries, bars and restaurants. The event is being brought by the San Diego Brewers Guild and Sycuan Casino Resort, with participation from the region’s local craft breweries, allied and affiliate members. This year, the industry has faced immense challenges, but never wavered in producing the exceptional craft beer for which San Diego is known.

The 12th annual #SanDiegoBeerWeek will look a bit different than years past, with both virtual and safely curated in-person events held countywide. Visit sdbw.sdbeer.com for brewery-specific events, regularly updated by the brewery teams themselves.

FLIGHTS TO HONOLULU

Today marks Southwest Airlines’ inaugural flight from San Diego International Airport (SAN) to Honolulu, Hawaii via Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL). This is the first time Southwest has provided daily, nonstop service from SAN to Hawaii.  “We’ve been anticipating this route for many months and welcome Southwest’s new daily service to Honolulu,” said Kimberly Becker, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority president/CEO.

Passengers traveling to Hawaii are encouraged to review the state’s travel policy, which includes a pre-travel testing program, the Mandatory State of Hawaii Travel and Health Form, and temperature screening upon arrival. Passengers are also encouraged to review Southwest’s COVID-19 travel recommendations and procedures. For available flight days and times, visit southwest.com.

SILVERGATE A NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL

Silvergate Elementary School in Point Loma is one of 36 California schools to receive National Blue Ribbon School honors for 2020. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

The coveted National Blue Ribbon Schools award affirms the hard work of educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content. Now in its 38th year, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed almost 10,000 awards to more than 9,000 schools, with some schools winning multiple awards. Schools are eligible for nomination after five years.

NAVAL BASE BOARD MEETING

The next Restoration Advisory Board meeting for the Naval Base Point Loma Complex Environmental Restoration Program is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 5:45 p.m. The board meeting is being held to discuss relevant issues. This will be a virtual meeting open to the public. To request a link for this virtual meeting, contact Kellie Koenig at Kellie.Koenig@jacobs.com. For more information, call 619-556-8926.

LACROSSE RESUMES APRIL 2021

The National Lacrosse League has announced the League is targeting to start their 35th season the weekend of April 9-11 in 2021. The focus of the league and NLL teams is to work with health authorities and local jurisdictions to develop health and safety protocols for the players and fans at their games. A detailed schedule will follow at an appropriate time.

Under the current plan, teams would report to individual training camps – some virtual and some in-person – under strict guidelines in mid-March, with all teams beginning game play in April. “We’re eagerly anticipating the NLL’s 35th season, and excited for the opportunity to get back to playing lacrosse in San Diego,” said Seals president Steve Govett. The 2019-20 NLL season ended March 12 due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Tuesday, Nov. 3

PARKING METER MEETING

The Parking Advisory Board for the Pacific Beach Parking District is holding a meeting on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 5:30 p.m. regarding a proposal for parking meters to be installed in certain areas of Pacific Beach. They're seeking feedback from the community. For more information, visit pbparking.org.

PB WEED ABATEMENT

Pacific Beach Town Council’s next weed abatement removal project will be Saturday, Nov. 7 from 7 to 9 a.m. The clean-up will focus on Grand Avenue from Mission Bay High School to the corner at Mission Bay Drive. This stretch has weeds along the sidewalk curb lines near MBHS and the golf course areas, and some weeds in center medians closer to Mission Bay Drive. Volunteers will be fanning out in teams to remove weeds in these different areas. PBTC’s volunteer sign-in table will be set up in the eastern-most MBHS parking lot on Grand Ave next to Rose Creek.

ONLINE CHINESE LECTURE SERIES

Don’t miss the upcoming installment of the online lecture series presented jointly by the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum et SDSU Chinese Cultural Center. On Nov. 7, Catherine Jones will speak about the heavenly qualities associated with jade in the Chinese tradition:

What is jade? Not an ordinary stone. Jade was more valuable than gold or diamonds in China. It has a special quality that made a Chinese emperor offer 15 cities for a jade carving he could hold in his hand. As far back as 5,000 years ago, jade was buried in tombs. Later, different colors of jade were carved for many decorative or symbolic purposes. Among the SDCHM permanent collection is a most astounding full-scale jade suit for burial purposes. Zoom: https://sdsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAodOGurTssHNXBR97Df74N5u2wgMGNoviS. After you register, you will receive information about how to connect to the event on Saturday via email.

LJ MAD ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY

The La Jolla Maintenance Assessment District (LJ MAD) celebrated one full year of operations in October, working to proactively ensure cleanliness in the district in the Village of La Jolla with regular litter abatement, landscaping and pressure-washing activities. Current projects underway include landscaping improvements and more precision-focused sidewalk pressure washing activities. Sidewalk pressure washing continues three times a week.

A project to restore weathered and rusting streetlight poles concluded with 21 streetlight poles getting a fresh coat of new paint. Following sanding and priming, these streetlight poles located from the district’s southernmost border on Girard Avenue to Silverado Street were painted from top to bottom, as was an additional streetlight pole on Herschel Avenue between Wall Street and Silverado Street.

Discards from 41 city trash receptacles located within the geographic boundaries of the MAD are collected seven days a week, the city’s first stop on a daily route spanning from La Jolla to San Ysidro. Looking forward, a redesign is underway of the Enhance La Jolla website to augment content about LJ MAD activities. Watch for an announcement when the new enhancelajolla.org website goes live. Lastly, a consolidation plan for nearly 70 newsstands located throughout the district is in its final phase. Discussions with publication owners and the City of San Diego are nearing mutual finality regarding newsstand placement in several proposed locations. Contact Enhance La Jolla at 858-444-5892 or manager@enhancelajolla.org.

COMPLETE COMMUNITIES AT CITY COUNCIL

On Monday, Nov. 9 at 11 a.m. the City Council will consider the proposed Complete Communities plan at a special meeting in the City Administration Building at 202 C St. On the 12th floor. Complete Communities include planning strategies that work together to create incentives to build homes near transit, provide more mobility choices and enhance opportunities for places to walk, bike, relax and play. These efforts ensure that all residents have access to the resources and opportunities necessary to improve the quality of their lives. Thoughtful and inclusive planning initiatives and programs aim to create a healthy environment and thriving communities that will serve to enhance the quality of life for all residents, regardless of their background and identity.

Friday, Oct. 30

SURFING, YOGA, TACOS, DRINKS, AND NIGHTMARES THIS HALLOWEEN

– There will be a Halloween surf at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31 at Tourmaline Surf Park. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes.

– There will be a “Celebration of Life” yoga class and bonfire at 4 p.m. on Nov. 1 (Día de los Muertos) at Jersey Court and the beach in Mission Beach. Costumes encouraged. The sunset beach yoga is a donation-based class (suggested donation of $10-$20). Sign up at Facebook.com/OceanFitnessCA.

– If you are looking for a frighten-ly good time… don’t miss out on the Mavericks Beach Club third annual Nightmare on Garnet. Costumes encouraged on Halloween, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., as Mavericks is going all out with their nightmare-themed decor, haunted special cocktail menu, spooky swag, and more. This promises to be one Halloween celebration you won’t forget.

– Visit the Pacific Beach City Tacos location on Halloween Day Oct. 31 and receive a free quesadilla when you come in wearing your Halloween costume. The taqueria will also host a social media costume contest, with a chance to win a $25 gift card. To participate, simply snap a photo in costume while at City Tacos and tag the taqueria on social media.

– Head to Break Point this Halloween for fun, food, and boos. The Pacific Beach destination will feature specialty cocktails such as the Pumpkin-Tini and the Blue-BOO-ry Passionfruit Sour alongside savory bites including wings and carne asada fries. Come in dressed to impress and enter Break Point’s Costume Contest – upload a photo in your costume at Break Point for a chance to win a prize

BEST OF THE BEACH FISH TACO CONTEST

Tickets are still on sale for Best of the Beach Fish Taco Contest until Nov. 11. Ticket holders can stop by competing restaurants across PB to sample their selected signature fish taco between now and Nov. 15. After tasting all tacos, votes will be cast through an online survey emailed to ticket holders. Voting closes Nov. 18. Tickets are on sale now at pacificbeach.org for $12 apiece. Each ticket entitles you to one signature taco from the six participating restaurants listed below.

Best of the Beach Fish Taco Contest participating restaurants:

• California Taco Club (4465 Mission Blvd.) – Beer Battered Fish Taco.

• City Tacos (4516 Mission Blvd.) – Pescado Taco.

• Maverick's Beach Club (860 Garnet Ave.) – Mahi Mahi Taco.

• PB Fish Shop (1775 Garnet Ave.) – TKO Taco.

• PB Shore Club (4343 Ocean Blvd.) – Grilled Mahi Taco.

• Sandbar Sports Grill (718 Ventura Place) – TKO Grilled Mahi Mahi Taco.

MISSION BAY JETTY REPAIR

Repair work by the Army Corps of Engineers is continuing on the Mission Bay jetty. The work involves repairing the large rock structure of the jetty outer layer near the ends of each jetty, as well as a portion of the north jetty close to the South Mission Beach parking lot.

Additionally, the large concrete pad that used to support the navigation light at the end of the north jetty will be removed along with graffiti. The contractor will be using a barge-mounted crane to place the rock and a tug to position it.

The barge will be staged in the turning basin between the entrance to Mariner's Basin and the West Mission Bay Drive Bridge. The area will be secured and barricades and warning tape will be used to block certain areas currently accessible to the public. The work started in July and is expected to be completed in November.

COMPETING MEASURE E RALLIES

Rallies both for and against Measure E, the Nov. 3 election ballot proposal asking to remove the 30-foot height limit from the former Sports Arena and the Midway Area only, was held one-hour apart on Oct. 30 at the site at 3500 Sports Arena Blvd. At 2:30 p.m. a group of Measure E supporters assembled in front of Pechanga Arena San Diego including Assemblymember and mayoral candidate Todd Gloria, District 2 Councilmember Dr. Jen Campbell, District 7 Councilmember Scott Sherman, representatives of the AFL-CIO and Midway-Pacific Highway Community Planners Cathy Kenton, Dike Anyiwo and Amy Stark.

“The people who live in this neighborhood put Measure E on the ballot so we can reside in a community that is livable, beautiful and walkable just like other parts of San Diego,” said Midway resident Anyiwo. “We’re in a terrible economic and health crisis, and Measure E will create the jobs, parks and public spaces San Diego needs.”

Proponents claim a new sports arena cannot be built under the current height limit in the Midway area, making Measure E crucial to creating world-class sports and entertainment complex. At 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 30 two other groups – Save San Diego Neighborhoods and Save Coastal Access-No on E – led by First District Council member and mayoral candidate Barbara Bry also gathered at the arena site.

"You've likely heard the fake pitch about affordable housing in the ‘blighted’ Midway District and may have seen the pretty drawings paid for by big money campaign contributors,” said opponents in a prepared statement. “Don't buy it. Measure E is nothing more than another scheme by land speculators and labor unions and the oh-so-many corrupt politicians they hold in their pockets. The plan is to fleece San Diego residents and steal public land. Increasing the height limit is the brass ring for developers and paves the way for thousands of high-end luxury apartments further enriching campaign contributors, lobbyists and no-doubt, their political puppets.”

NAVAL BASE BOARD MEETING

The next Restoration Advisory Board meeting for the Naval Base Point Loma Complex Environmental Restoration Program is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 5:45 p.m. The board meeting is being held to discuss relevant issues. This will be a virtual meeting open to the public. To request a link for this virtual meeting, contact Kellie Koenig at Kellie.Koenig@jacobs.com. For more information, call 619-556-8926.

FEEDING SAN DIEGO

Feeding San Diego continues to support youth in need through its extended Summer Food Service Program, a critical part of its hunger-relief services across San Diego County that usually ends come fall. Due to COVID-19, waivers, and extensions have been put into place that allows the distribution sites to go on into 2021. Typically, SFSP provides vital support during the summer months to ensure youth are getting the nutrition they need to grow and thrive. Now, that support is available through the end of June 2021. In total, there are 28 sites (22 of which are open to the public), ensuring that there are many access points throughout the county for youth and families facing hunger.

Before COVID-19, one in six children faced hunger in San Diego County. Now the need has surged by an estimated 50 percent. With schools primarily operating with virtual learning and unprecedented levels of unemployment across the county, youth are increasingly affected by hunger. At the 28 youth meal sites hosted by Feeding San Diego, children aged 1-18 can receive a free breakfast and lunch daily. Children do not have to be present to receive a meal: a parent or guardian can pick up meals for them if they provide the names of their children. Feeding San Diego has fully adapted its operations to follow San Diego County health guidelines, and these sites are operating as drive through pick-ups, with meals served on a first-come, first-serve basis to be taken home for consumption. Meals follow the USDA SFSP meal pattern and are either hot or cold. For more information visit feedingsandiego.org.

BIKE FOR HUMANITY

With wildfires continuing to rage throughout the Western United States, Bike for Humanity (BikeforHumanity.com), the global initiative co-created by Basketball Hall of Fame member Bill Walton, is set to return to the streets this Saturday, (Halloween Day, Oct. 31), with a socially-distanced, virtual ride to raise much-needed funds for wildfire relief efforts in both California and Oregon. The primary beneficiaries of Bike for Humanity are the California Fire Foundation (cafirefoundation.org) and the 2020 Community Rebuilding Fund, facilitated through Oregon Community Foundation (oregoncf.org). In California alone, there have been more than 8,000 wildfires since the beginning of 2020 and nearly 4 million acres have burned. And since mid-August, nearly 30 people have lost their lives due to the devastating wildfires. In Oregon, more than 1 million acres burned and nearly 40,000 people have dealt with evacuations during the worst fire season on record.

There are several ways to sign-up and participate in Bike for Humanity’s Halloween Ride. Most importantly, you can ride for as long or as short as you choose, so long as you sign up and get out and ride your bike on Saturday. For people who simply want to participate, there is no cost to sign-up and register, however, there are multiple options for participants to donate as little as $25 and receive commemorative keepsakes, including official Bike for Humanity T-shirts, medals, and more. There are also a number of VIP experiential opportunities to choose from, as well as chances to register and win great prizes. Riders can visit BikeforHumanity.com to register and learn more.

WESTFIELD UTC HALLOWEEN

Halloween Inspired Scavenger Hunt: During the two weeks leading up to Halloween, make your way over to Westfield UTC for a Halloween-inspired scavenger hunt, taking place Oct. 31. The scavenger hunts are free to participate in between 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and will engage a number of different retailers and tenants of the center and all participants will receive fun Halloween treats upon completion. Costumes are welcome.

Halloween Drive-In at Westfield UTC (Oct. 31): Westfield UTC continues their partnership with the San Diego International Film Festival to put on a Halloween-inspired drive-in movie experience at the center. On Saturday (Halloween), the drive-in will be showcasing a screening of “Hocus Pocus.” Costumes are welcome. VIP tickets are $50 per car and general admission tickets are $30 per car and the proceeds will benefit the San Diego Film Foundation Focus on Impact Educational Program. Les portes ouvrent à 17 h and the film will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased ici.

CHARLIE BROWN AT THEATRE BOX

You may have heard that the classic Halloween movie  “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” will not air on network television this year for the first time in more than five decades. Well, fear not, ghouls and goblins, the “Halloween Brew & View” presented by the Museum of Beer at the Theatre Box in Downtown San Diego, has you covered. This fall craft beer tasting experience and food pairing will be narrated by the museum’s “Curator of Craft,” Bruce Glassman, who will take guests through a sensory and flavor experience as he shares a little bit of history about each of the participating breweries. Attendees will enjoy six hand-selected San Diego craft beers perfectly paired with delicious bite-sized savory and sweet treats from the popular Sugar Factory restaurant.

Following the food and libations will be a very special showing of the Halloween cult-classic movie, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” Guests are encouraged to wear costumes and there will be a prize for the “best in show.” The Halloween Brew & View takes place on Oct. 31 at the Theatre Box in Downtown San Diego, starting at 8 p.m. To purchase tickets or to learn more about this new holiday tradition, visit museumofbeer.com.

COVID DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

Supervisor Nathan Fletcher and Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, in partnership with community leaders, will honor the nearly 900 San Diegans who’ve died due to COVID-19 and recognize the more than 223,000 lives lost across the United States, during a Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) ceremony on Nov. 1  at 5:30 p.m. at the County Administration Center, 1600 Pacific Highway.

Dia De Los Muertos is a Meso-American tradition observed annually on Nov. 1 and 2 to honor those who have passed away. The Altar de Muertos is traditionally decorated with bright yellow marigold flowers, photos of those who passed away and other items of remembrance. The ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 1 at 5:30 p.m. to dedicate the COVID-19 Altar de Muertos will be live-streamed. Viewing locations will be on Supervisor Fletcher’s Facebook et Twitter.

ART CENTER DIRECTOR NAMED

The Balboa Art Conservation Center announced that it has hired cultural heritage champion and experienced arts administrator Leticia Gomez Franco as its next executive director. She will start in early December. “I am incredibly honored and humbled to lead BACC as its new executive director and committed to the possibilities in this new position,” Gomez Franco said. “Conservation centers play a pivotal role in ensuring the objects that make up our historical cultural inheritance survive the times. Let us dare to reimagine our role as more than caretakers of objects, but also of the stories they keep, the societies they represent, and the people they exclude.

“Let this be the moment we shift — along with the world — into the uncharted territory of inclusivity. As the leading conservation center in the west, the small but mighty team at BACC is ready to engage communities, demystify the field of conservation, stimulate dialogue, and usher the work into a more inclusive framework.” A nonprofit organization, BACC is located in the heart of Balboa Park. Learn more at bacc.org.

LACROSSE RESUMES APRIL 2021

The National Lacrosse League has announced the League is targeting to start their 35th season the weekend of April 9-11 in 2021. The focus of the league and NLL teams is to work with health authorities and local jurisdictions to develop health and safety protocols for the players and fans at their games. A detailed schedule will follow at an appropriate time.

Under the current plan, teams would report to individual training camps – some virtual and some in-person – under strict guidelines in mid-March, with all teams beginning gameplay in April. “We’re eagerly anticipating the NLL’s 35th season, and excited for the opportunity to get back to playing lacrosse in San Diego,” said Seals president Steve Govett. The 2019-20 NLL season ended March 12 due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

LOW-CALORIE WINE DEBUTS

BABE Wine, the wine-in-a-can under the Anheuser-Busch umbrella, has just launched a new low-cal product, available exclusively in San Diego. The all-new BABE 100 is a light and refreshing canned wine with only 100 calories per can. This canned wine is meant to fill the void of a low-cal, delicious option for people who prefer the taste of wine over hard seltzer. It tastes almost too good to be true. San Diego was selected for the pilot program because of its vibrant food, wine, and cocktail scene. While BABE 100 will roll out nationally in 2021, only those in San Diego can get their hands on a can of the low-cal bev this year. BABE 100 is available in 4-packs of Rosé and a variety 12-pack of Rosé, White, and Red. You can find a list of all local San Diego retailers who carry BABE 100 ICI.

Monday, Oct. 26

MARATHON PRESALE BEGINS

Presale for the 2021 Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & ½ Marathon taking place June 5-6, 2021 is now open by visiting runrocknroll.com/Events/San-Diego/Register. Presale registration is now open through Sunday, Nov. 1 featuring the lowest prices of the year. In addition, participants that register during presale will receive a free  Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego training T-shirt mailed directly to their door.

Since 1998, Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego has brought the fun to the run. As the original Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series event, Rock 'n' Roll San Diego is proud to return for its 24th year, taking participants on the ultimate running tour of San Diego. See America’s Finest City on foot next June 5-6, 2021 with a marathon, half marathon, half marathon relay, or 5K distance. To learn more about Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego, please visit runrocknroll.com/Events/San-Diego.

COMPLETE COMMUNITIES

The City Council will consider Mayor Faulconer’s Complete Communities plan to encourage denser development near transit on Wednesday, Nov. 9. The proposed plan will offer a new optional incentive package developers can use for projects within half a mile of transit stations. The plan includes bus lines as well as trolley routes. The plan has come under fire from some community groups opposing more development in their neighborhoods.

DON’T SPOOK PETS ON HALLOWEEN

Creepy costumes, glowing jack-o’-lanterns and candy galore make Halloween a treat for kids and grown-ups alike, but they can be seriously scary for pets. To keep your pets safe and healthy this Halloween, San Diego Humane Society recommends keeping the following tips in mind:

• Stay in: Keep pets inside away from trick-or-treaters and other Halloween activities. To reduce stress levels, keep pets in an enclosed room with their favorite toys and with the television or radio on.

• Doorbell damage control: Excessive ringing of the doorbell can make some dogs bark and raise their stress levels. Consider leaving a note on your door that asks trick-or-treaters to lightly knock rather than ring the doorbell.

• Keep Sweets out of reach: Chocolate and other ingredients can be toxic to animals, so keep candy somewhere they won’t be able to get into. Also, be mindful of wrappers and foil — they can be a choking hazard to animals.

• Costumes are not for everyone: Just because animals look adorable in costumes, doesn’t necessarily mean they like it. Don’t make your pet wear a costume unless you’re sure they enjoy it. A simple Halloween bandana can be a more comfortable alternative to a full costume.

• Use caution with Halloween decor: Keep jack-o’-lanterns with flames out of reach of your pets, or use flameless candles to prevent curious pets from getting burned. Also, use caution with fake cobwebs and other decorations that could be a choking hazard for your pet — and inadvertently catch wildlife outside.

• ID your pet: Make sure that all of your pets are microchipped and wearing tags with a current ID. Opening the door repeatedly for trick-or-treaters creates plenty of escape opportunities for your pet. If your pet does go missing, a pet ID and microchip will help ensure a quick reunion. Microchips are offered at San Diego Humane Society’s San Diego, Escondido, and Oceanside campuses for just $25. To schedule an appointment, visit sdhumane.org.

LIBRARY FOUNDATION FIGHTS DIGITAL DIVIDE

Digital inequity has existed for decades and has long been a focus of the San Diego Public Library Foundation and its partners. However, the pandemic is putting a shining spotlight on the issue, with the deep impacts of COVID-19 affecting San Diego’s most vulnerable communities and widening the digital divide. To address this, the Foundation did an innovative rethinking of what libraries are able to offer and how they can be set up to give technology access to those needing it most. The Foundation’s actions provide a unique model for other communities to follow and demonstrate how libraries are more than just books and can be used as a key solution to provide technology and access to those in need, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The San Diego Public Library Foundation helped libraries with three specific initiatives:

  1. For students – The Foundation is expanding a program to provide the technology needed for remote learning that started by giving out 240 Chromebooks

  2. For adult learners – The Foundation donated computers to participants in the Career Online High School program and READ/San Diego, an adult literacy program.

  3. For job seekers – The Foundation provided 200 Chromebooks for libraries to lend to patrons to use in outdoor library spaces. The program, colloquially called Computers in the Courtyard, continues to expand to more locations and more laptops available for check out. These computers can also be used by individuals who need the internet for a myriad of reasoning including college applications, research or social media.

  4. For the city – The Foundation stepped up to develop a broader response to address the digital equity problem. This initiative is now a part of the Mayor’s SD Access for All citywide initiative involving local government and its various departments, showing the value of libraries as a key solution to bridging the digital divide.

    The San Diego Library Foundation was created as a catalyst for creating stronger communities through investment in the San Diego Public Library system. It helps provide access to resources supporting literacy, work readiness and lifelong learning, helping to ensure equal opportunities and for success for all.

  5. The foundation works within the community to raise funds, build partnerships and honor its patrons and donors. Since its inception in 2002, the San Diego Public Library Foundation has raised more than $130 million in private funds to augment and support library programs, collections, expansions and services. For more information, call 619-238-6695 or visit supportmylibrary.org.

Friday, Oct. 23

FISH SHOP CELEBRATES 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Sunday, Nov. 1 marks the Fish Shop's 10 year anniversary of opening their first location in Pacific Beach. To celebrate and thank the community for 10 years, the team has fun planned for the entire week prior, including an in-store raffle. From Monday, Oct. 26 through Sunday, Nov. 1, every customer who dines in will receive a raffle ticket with their order. There will be a box setup where you can drop your ticket and enter to win prizes such as a bottle of Fish Shop seasoning, Fish Shop apparel; $10 gift cards; and free tacos. Those who dine-in on Nov. 1 will receive 10% off their order. PB Fish Shop is located at 1775 Garnet Ave. and open for dine-in service from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

UCSD LAUNCHES INSTITUTE

From improving wildfire monitoring to developing biodegradable products for a more sustainable future, the University of California San Diego has pushed boundaries and challenged expectations to promote positive change. Now, the university is poised to continue advancing its efforts to solve society’s most urgent issues with the recent launch of the Changemaker Institute at UC San Diego.

A changemaker is anyone who has the courage to do things differently and takes creative action to solve social problems. By envisioning a better world, we all have the potential to be a changemaker.

As the nucleus of the university’s Changemaker programs, the new campuswide institute serves as a supportive infrastructure to champion, oversee, and reinforce change-making efforts throughout UC San Diego. Its mission is to advance UC San Diego’s ecosystem for changemaker education, research, and community engagement among the campus community including students, staff, faculty, and alumni.

For the 2020/2021 academic year, the institute has selected a theme of, “Inspiring Changemaking for a Just and Equitable Future.” This theme will be reflected across affiliated events, programming, and initiatives such as the upcoming Oct. 21 Global Ethics of Affirmative Action panel discussion in observance of Global Ethics Day and the 2021 Changemaker Week.

The Changemaker Institute at UC San Diego invites the campus community to nominate individuals dedicated to channeling their talents and skills for the greater good. To nominate a Changemaker, visit the Changemaker Institute website. Selected changemakers will be recognized and honored throughout the academic year by the institute.

PB HALLOWEEN HOLIDAY

Visit the Pacific Beach City Tacos location on Halloween Day Oct. 31 and receive a free quesadilla when you come in wearing your Halloween costume. The taqueria will also host a social media costume contest, with a chance to win a $25 gift card. To participate, simply snap a photo in costume while at City Tacos and tag the taqueria on social media. Make sure to try the October Taco of the Month before October ends – the Vegan Sweet Potato Taco, featuring a golden fried purple sweet potato over black bean mousse and topped with microgreens, pico de gallo, and vegan basil aioli.

Head to Break Point this Halloween for fun, food, and boos. The Pacific Beach destination will feature specialty cocktails such as the Pumpkin-Tini and the Blue-BOO-ry Passionfruit Sour alongside savory bites including Wings and Carne Asada Fries. Come in dressed to impress and enter Break Point’s Costume Contest – upload a photo in your costume at Break Point for a chance to win a prize

PET BOOKS AT WARWICK’S VIRTUAL

On Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 6 p.m., Warwick’s in La Jolla will host veterinarian and San Diego Humane Society president and CEO, Dr. Gary Weitzman, who will present his two new companion titles to help families seeking the best tips and tricks for training their furry best friends. Titles include “Fetch! A How to Speak Dog Training Guide” and “Pounce! A How To Speak Cat Training Guide” (National Geographic Kids Books, ages 8-12).

This is a free Facebook Live virtual event for pet owners around the world to tune-in, listen, learn, and enjoy. Brian Daugherty, senior vice president and chief philanthropy and communications officer with San Diego Humane Society will interview Weitzman during this event. Also, joining the conversation will be Amanda Kowlaski, SDHS’ director of behavior programs. Kowlaski served as an expert reviewer for the books. With the pet adoption and ownership “boom" linked to COVID-19 quarantining, Weitzman will present information on responsible pet care, ownership, and training.

FOPBE FUNDRAISER

FOPBE (Friends of Pacific Beach Elementary) remains committed to supporting the PBE community. They are now holding the PBE STRONG Contribution Drive through Oct. 30.  By contributing, you are helping students benefit from social/emotional support as well as science enrichment. To make a contribution, visit fopbe.org. There are a number of great perks that come with your donation including a raffle ticket for prizes and PBE STRONG gear. Any amount is appreciated and all proceeds go directly to benefit students at every grade level.

VIRTUAL DANCE RETURNS

Award-winning New York City-based b-girl, dancer, and choreographer Ephrat Asherie embarks on a virtual dance residency at ArtPower from Oct. 27 through Nov. 19. Public events include film screening of “Everything Remains Raw: Hip Hop’s Folkloric Lineage” (Oct. 27), which traces the fundamental role African Americans have had in American popular dance. Director of the film Moncell Durden joins Asherie to discuss social dance and its physicality after the screening.

On Nov. 5, a film screening of “Check Your Body At The Door” and conversation with the film’s griot/guiding star Archie Burnett and Asherie about the golden decade of dancing. On Nov. 12, audiences are invited to participate in an intimate “Conversation with Asherie” and UC San Diego lecturer Grace Jun as they discuss Asherie’s life and works. The fall 2020 residency concludes on Nov. 19 with a work-in-progress showcase of Asherie’s latest work “UnderScored.”

All Ephrat Asherie Dance Residency events take place via online live stream. Tickets are $10 per device and can be purchased online at artpower.ucsd.edu. ArtPower at UC San Diego presents performing arts that engage, energize, and transform the diverse cultural life of the university and San Diego. For more information, visit artpower.ucsd.edu/.

MB BEACH CLEANUP SUCCESSFUL

In September, Don’t Trash Mission Beach held its first beach clean up and art installation at Belmont Park. More than 60 people came out to volunteer and support. The volunteers picked up 523 pounds of trash from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

At 2 a.m. participants began setting up the installation along the boardwalk at Belmont Park with tables stacked with thousands of items picked up from the beach in just 30 days. That brought awareness in the form of a shock for many who stopped by and asked questions. We met new folks and those who want to collaborate with us in the future.

BIRD ROCK MERCHANTS ON FACEBOOK

The Bird Rock Merchants group has established a Facebook group dedicated to all merchants in Bird Rock. The aim of the group is to highlight the attractions of the various Bird Rock merchants and to provide information on their various offerings. A growing number of videos are already posted on the site, providing virtual tours of stores and introductions to business owners. If you are a Facebook user, you will want to join the site and to check in often for the latest updates.

Monday, Oct. 19

PACIFIC BEACH TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

The next Pacific Beach Town Council virtual public meeting will be live-streamed on the group’s PBTC Facebook page Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m. Topics will include:

  • Q&A with local police, fire, and lifeguards.

  • Updates from public officials.

  • PBTC board elections with a vote on the 2021 slate of candidates. You do not need a Facebook account to watch the live stream.

MISSION BAY JETTY REPAIR

Repair work by the Army Corps of Engineers is continuing on the Mission Bay jetty. The work involves repairing the large rock structure of the jetty outer layer near the ends of each jetty, as well as a portion of the north jetty close to the South Mission Beach parking lot.

Additionally, the large concrete pad that used to support the navigation light at the end of the north jetty will be removed along with graffiti. The contractor will be using a barge-mounted crane to place the rock and a tug to position it.

The barge will be staged in the turning basin between the entrance to Mariner's Basin and the West Mission Bay Drive Bridge. The area will be secured and barricades and warning tape will be used to block certain areas currently accessible to the public. The work started in July and is expected to be completed in November.

HISTORIC SENIOR FUNDRAISER

On Wednesday, Oct. 21, San Diego Seniors Community Foundation will host a virtual press conference to announce its No Seniors Alone Initiative, which will provide $1 million to support isolated older adults across San Diego County. The event will feature president/CEO of San Diego Seniors Community Foundation Bob Kelly and other community leaders who will discuss the challenges older adults face as the COVID-19 pandemic continues; as well as the pathways that will enable San Diego’s older adult population to thrive and the region to continue to benefit from their contributions.

The widespread impact of COVID-19 and associated social distancing measures have hit San Diego's older adults especially hard. This has resulted in what AARP calls social isolation and the "loneliness epidemic." Increased social isolation for older people across San Diego County significantly threatens their overall health and wellbeing.

In addition to the disproportionate effects of COVID-19 on older people, San Diego’s service providers tasked with caring for this population lack adequate infrastructure and funding to deliver safe support services in the midst of a pandemic. For more information visit, sdscf.org. Featured speakers:

  • Bob Kelly, founder, CEO, and president of San Diego Seniors Community Foundation;

  • Abigail Sahm, Sahm Family Foundation;

  • Congressman Juan Vargas;

  • Aaron Ruiz, supervisor at Norman Park Senior Center;

  • Shelley Lyford, CEO of West Health Institute.

SR 52 WESTBOUND CLOSED

Construction crews will be working around the clock this weekend to smooth the pavement on State Route 52 (SR-52). All lanes of westbound SR-52 between State Route 163 (SR-163) and Interstate 805 (I-805) will close from 4:30 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 26. Motorists will be detoured to southbound SR-163, to eastbound Interstate 8, to northbound Interstate 5 to SR-52.

Crews began in late August on a $16.5 million project to smooth the pavement between SR-163 and I-805. Crews are working daily to complete the project by early November. On weeknights, at least one lane remains open during the construction hours between 4:30 p.m. and 5 a.m. Nearly 30 highway workers are working this area each night. Motorists are advised to slow down and obey the speed reduction signs posted on both the eastbound and westbound lanes of the highway.

ASID ELECTS PRESIDENT

Suzi OBrien, the principal designer and CO of EcoLux Interiors of San Diego, has been elected president of the American Society of Interior Designers’ San Diego chapter for a one-year term.

OBrien focuses on residential interiors, specializing in eco-friendly design. A recent remodel achieved “Platinum” status from Green Point Rated, which provides third-party verification of green homes, and was featured in the San Diego Green Building Council’s Home Tour.

She prides herself in being able to create homes that reflect the personal “love stories” of her clients and incorporates each family’s history, treasures, travels and interests. Her interior design work has been featured in San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles, La Jolla Lifestyles and the San Diego Union-Tribune.  For the past seven years, she has been honored as the “Best Interior Designer” in the Peninsula Beacon’s Readers’ Choice Awards.

In addition to OBrien, the new ASID board of directors includes Beppie Mostert, Allied ASID, director of communications; Shannon Miller-Rice, ASID, membership director; Robin Kelley, ASID, director of finance; Chelsea Metheny, ASID, director of professional development; Edwin Clement, Industry Partner ASID, director at large; and Vallerie Dalrymple, Student ASID, student rep to the board.

PB HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS

The Taco Stand understands that trick-or-treating might look a little different this year, which is why they’re offering $1 Paletas on Halloween. Whether you opt for Oreo, pistachio, coconut or one of their many other indulgent flavors, this is one treat you can count on this year. Also, have a hoppy Halloween at Pacific Beach AleHouse, where you can get your fill of brews and views with $5 house beer available all day.

Friday, Oct. 16

SUPERHERO TRIVIA

Because 2020 needs a superhero, Duck Dive will be celebrating Halloween in superhero-style. On Wednesday, Oct. 28, Superhero Trivia will take place at 8 p.m. Reservations required for groups of 4-plus, and you can call 858-273-3825. For smaller groups, it will be first come, first served starting at 7:30 p.m. There will be prizes for the best costume and trivia winner, along with superhero themed cocktails. On Friday, Oct. 30, Duck Dive will be gearing up for the festive weekend with superhero brunch at 10 a.m. Enjoy superhero themed cocktails and bottomless mimosas until 2 p.m. and costumes are highly encouraged.

NIGHTMARE ON GARNET

If you are looking for a frighten-ly good time… don’t miss out on the Mavericks Beach Club third annual Nightmare on Garnet. Costumes encouraged all week long and the beach bar’s spooky decor officially goes up on Monday, Oct. 26. On Halloween, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Mavericks is going all out with their nightmare-themed decor, haunted special cocktail menu, spooky swag and more. This promises to be one Halloween celebration you won’t forget.

VIRTUAL VISIONWALK

le Foundation Fighting Blindness, committed to finding treatments and cures for blinding retinal diseases, will host its San Diego Virtual VisionWalk on Saturday, Oct. 24. This new one-day event is an opportunity for VisionWalk supporters from across the nation to come together virtually to raise awareness and funds for the Foundation’s mission. On Oct. 24, VisionWalk participants are encouraged to be creative in taking steps to fighting blindness by walking on a treadmill, going on a socially distanced walk outdoors, or hosting a virtual meeting with team members. Participants are also invited to show their strength and how they’re celebrating by posting a picture or video using #VisionWalkStrong on des médias sociaux. Join the National Virtual VisionWalk by visiting VisionWalk.org.

SIDEWALK VENDING IN PB

Pacific Beach Town Council has sent a letter to District 2 City Councilmember Dr. Jennifer Campbell stressing the need for sidewalk vending regulations. “Due to inaction by the City of San Diego, we’ve seen a major uptick in street vendors along our boardwalks in Pacific, Mission and Ocean beaches,” wrote PBTC president Brian White in the letter. “We’ve sent pictures and complaints without any attempts by the City to remedy the situation. When the draft ordinance for sidewalk vending was brought to City Council committee in September 2019 by the mayor’s office, PBTC voiced full support for the new regulations.

“The proposed rules called for the prohibition of vending on our boardwalks and other areas of high- pedestrian traffic, while still allowing this activity in certain areas with rules and proper permitting in place. After SB 946 opened up sidewalk vending across the state in September 2018, Carlsbad quickly responded by adopting new regulations in March 2019, while this issue remains unaddressed here in San Diego. We urge you to bring forward the draft ordinance to full council for approval as soon as possible.”

ON-LEASH DOG HOURS

“Our all-volunteer PB Town Council is seeking increased hours for on-leash dogs in Mission Bay Park,” said PBTC president Brian White. “We believe the current hours are too restrictive, so we're proposing that the City of San Diego to loosen up the hours a bit to give dog owners a little more time in the mornings and evenings to enjoy the bay with their pups. Changing the hours to 10 a.m.-4 p.m. year-round (for "Dogs Not Allowed") would provide more consistency as well.”

Mission Bay Park Committee on Oct. 6 endorsed, in principle, extending on-leash dog hours and that meeting can be viewed on YouTube at youtube.com/watch?v=xkvaLnKMQdM&t=3805s, starting at 43:30.

TOURETTE FUNDRAISER

The Southern California Chapter of the Tourette Association of America, the only national non-profit organization serving the Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorder community, will host a virtual fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. The program will raise funds and awareness for the chapter, while celebrating Southern California’s children, adults and families that are living with TS. Featured presenters will include actor and director Dash Mihok, who will serve as the program’s emcee, Olympic gold medalist Anthony Ervin, as well as animator, comic book artist, and musician Chance Raspberry — all of whom have Tourette Syndrome and are vocal advocates for the condition. For more information, visit socaltaa.org/virtualcelebration2020

WALK TO BEAT ALS

The ALS Association Greater San Diego Chapter will present its 2020 Walk to Defeat ALS, the nonprofit’s 20th annual fundraising walk, on Sunday, Oct. 18 as a virtual fundraiser due to Covid-19 restrictions. The fundraiser is free and open to the public. Information is available at alsasd.org. Proceeds will benefit the chapter’s programs, services and services provided to local families living with ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects neurons, or nerve cells, in the brain and the spinal cord.

The theme for the 2020 Walk to Defeat ALS 2020 is “Walk Your Way,” which refers to the many different ways supporters can participate virtually while maintaining physical distance and still raising money for a cure, according to Steve Becvar, executive director, ALS Association Greater San Diego Chapter. The 2020 fundraising goal is $300,000, and a minimum donation of $90 is requested to qualify for a walk T-shirt.

DUCK DIVE HALLOWEEN COCKTAIL

Duck Dive, a favorite PB hangout, is going basic this fall by transforming one of their beloved cocktails into a delicious, pumpkin-flavored delight. The Deja Brew, made with vodka, Kahlua, Modern Times Cold Brew, Coco Lopez, crème de cacao, and vanilla, will now also have fresh pumpkin and pumpkin spice blend. This frozen concoction comes served with leaf sprinkles to truly get anyone who orders it in the mood for fall. Duck Dive is at 4650 Mission Blvd., and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m.-10 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 12

MISSION BAY MEDICAL BUILDING SOLD

The retail-commercial building at 2168 Balboa Ave. has been sold for $1.7 million. The seller was the Carmel Creek LLC, and the buyer was 2168 Balboa Ave LLC, a company led by Dr. Brett Berman. The Franco Realty Group, led by Tony Franco and Seth Pite, exclusively represented the seller. Marcus & Millichap, led by Ben Tashakorian and Bradley Peters, was able to locate a buyer who plans on operating their cardiologist practice in one of the four units.

The property includes four office units totaling 3,960 square feet and 14 onsite parking spaces. All four units were leased prior to COVID-19. After the businesses were shut down during quarantine, two of the four tenants never reopened. The vacancies provided an opportunity for Berman to purchase the building and open his cardiologist practice. For more information regarding the sale of the building, call The Franco Realty Group at 858-717-1697.

POINTER PRIDE THIS WEEK

The first virtual spirit week is being held this week at Point Loma High School. The schedule of spirit days is:

Lundi: Tie-Dye Day;

Mardi: Pointer Pride;

Mercredi: Bring Your Pet to Zoom;

Jeudi: Class Colors;

Vendredi: Pink Out.

There will be a competition for the class that has the most spirit. If you dress up for Spirit Day, post a story in Instagram and tag your class Instagram for points.

LIBERTY STATION VIRTUAL COSTUME CONTEST

Liberty Station invites guests to participate in a virtual costume contest throughout the month of October. Strike a pose anywhere around campus and upload the photo to Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, making sure to hashtag #HalloweenAtTheStation. Contenders will be entered to win first, second, and third prizes from kids, families, and pets categories (plus most creative and fan favorite picks). Prizes include gift cards from Liberty Station businesses including Stone Brewing, Solare, The Presley, Pigment, Moniker Coffee, Liberty Public Market, The Hot Spot, and more.

Visitors are also encouraged to Follow the Anchor throughout the historic hub to locate festive photo ops, complete with fall décor of haystacks, corn stalks, and pumpkins galore. For more information, go to halloweenatthestation.com.

ONLINE CHINESE LECTURE SERIES

Don’t miss the upcoming installment of the online lecture series presented jointly by the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum et SDSU Chinese Cultural Center. On Oct. 17, starting at 10 a.m., author Russell N. Low, a California-born, fourth-generation Chinese-American physician, will recreate the world of Tong Yan Gai, or Chinatown, before the turn of the 20th Century. He will recount the story of his great-grandparents, Lai Wah, a railroad worker, and Ah Ying, a rescued child slave.

Their saga is intertwined with the history of the American West, beginning with the construction of the transcontinental railroad.  Later in the story, Low will explore the devastating impacts of the Chinese Exclusion Act, and the subsequent trafficking of young Chinese women as part of the illegal slave trade.

Based on his novel, “Three Coins: A Young Girl's Story of Kidnappings, Slavery, and Romance in 19th Century America," Russell's talk will touch upon the themes of immigration, discrimination, human trafficking, and romance that are as relevant today as they were 140 years ago. "Ripples in Time" will celebrate all the immigrant stories that make us uniquely American. Register in advance to attend this presentation in Zoom: SDSU.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAodOGurTssHNXBR97Df74N5u2wgMGNoviS.

YOUTH SPORTS RALLY

Families, youth athletes, coaches and organization management within the Southern California soccer community rallied Oct. 10 at the County Administration Building in downtown San Diego to ask Gov. Newsom to open up gaming competition in California. In addition to the soccer community, organized by the Presidio Soccer League, all youth sports organizations and athletes were invited to attend. The participating organizations and leagues have waited patiently since June for the state to consider moving forward from individual training exercises within the state's reopening. Efforts made to seek conversation with state officials have gone unanswered.

Friday, Oct. 9

OB PUMPKIN PATCH

The OB Pumpkin Patch will pop-up at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11, on Santa Cruz Avenue between Bacon and Cable streets. Masks are mandatory and hand sanitizer will be provided. Donations will be accepted. Children will receive a pumpkin.

PB RESTAURANT ANNIVERSARY

Steak N Fries at 1039 Garnet Ave. In Pacific Beach is celebrating its three-year anniversary Sunday, Oct. 18. “We opened our doors October 18, 2017 after relocating to San Diego in September of 2016,” said restaurant owner Angel Pagan. “We are 100% family owned and operated. The most important part of our business is ensuring every ingredient is fresh. We slice our ribeye fresh everyday along with our mix-ins (onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, jalapeños and cherry peppers) and cheeses (American Provolone, Swiss, Mozzarella, and Pepper Jack). Every item on the menu is customizable, you pick your meat (steak or chicken) your mix-ins, and your cheese.”

For his anniversary date, Pagan has something special planned. “We will be picking three names to win a free meal,” he said. “We have the sign up sheets in store and all they have to do is leave their contact info, and if we draw their names, we will contact them. Also, the first 25 customers that day will receive a gift from us including some of our exclusive merchandise and special offers. We will also have special treats for everyone who stops in to celebrate with us.”

Pagan added that, as always, seniors, students and military will receive 10% off. “We will be operating during the hours of 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays our hours are 11 a.m.-midnight,” he added.

SD AIRPORT RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL ACCREDITATION

San Diego International Airport has achieved Airports Council International World’s Airport Health Accreditation for its “Let’s Go Safely” program that prioritizes the health and safety of passengers, employees and the community through a number of modifications and improvements at the airport. The ACI Airport Health Accreditation program provides airports with an assessment of how aligned their health measures are with the ACI Aviation Business Restart and Recovery guidelines and International Civil Aviation Organization Council Aviation Restart Task Force recommendations along with industry best practices.

The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority voluntary initiated the request to achieve accreditation by submitting a questionnaire and a cleaning and disinfecting plan that details the process in which SAN has addressed topics including cleaning and disinfection, physical distancing, staff protection, physical layout, passenger communications, and passenger facilities. Once submitted, the questionnaire was reviewed by ACI and accreditation was granted for a period of one year.

“This accreditation provides SAN with third-party verification and recognition of professional excellence in maintaining safe, hygienic facilities and promoting best practices that align with efforts across the aviation industry,” said Kimberly Becker, Airport Authority president/CEO. “I want to commend our operations team for their diligent efforts in achieving this important accreditation.”

Since March, SAN has been implementing several health and safety modifications throughout the terminals, Rental Car Center, Parking Plaza, and Airport Authority administration building. Those modifications and protocols include increased cleaning of high touch points, electrostatic spraying, signage on preventive health measures, floor decals and seat separation signage to queue six-foot social distance, hand sanitizer stations, Plexiglas sneeze guards in certain public spaces, and facial coverings required on all airport property. For more information on ACI Airport Health Accreditation program, click ici. To learn more about what SAN is doing to keep travelers safe, visit san.org/gosafely.

LGBTQ VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Several San Diego LGBTQ-serving organizations will be hosting a conference to increase culturally competent services in San Diego County for victims and survivors of sexual violence who identify as LGBTQ. The three-day conference entitled #MeTooLGBTQ will be held online from Thursday, Oct. 15 to Saturday, Oct. 17.

The goal of the #MeTooLGBTQ conference is to increase culturally competent services for victims and survivors of sexual violence and relationship violence that identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer and to create space for LGBTQ+ survivors to connect with each other and community resources. For more information and to register, visit sdpride.org/metoolgbtq.

Thursday, Oct. 8

PACIFIC BEACH SURF CLUB DONATION

Union Bank Pacific Beach branch manager Catherine Principato recently presented a check to Ron Greene, Pacific Beach Surf Club president, for the philanthropy work the PB Surf Club has provided to the Pacific Beach community, such as StayHomeSD, Pacific Beach Middle School Surf Team, Mission Bay High School Surf Team, and the Pacific Beach Middle School Orchestra Music Program.

EAST MEETS WEST WITH CRAFT BREWS

Craft beer royalty from both ends of the country are joining forces for an imperial collaboration like no other. Brewery Ommegang of Cooperstown, N.Y., and AleSmith Brewing of San Diego, have teamed up to give a new twist to their best beers. Philosophy and Velocity combines each brewery’s most iconic beers: Ommegang’s Three Philosophers and AleSmith’s Speedway Stout. Each brewery crafted a singular blend to release in their respective markets.

Though they share a name, the two varieties of Philosophy and Velocity have distinct regional differences. Philosophy and Velocity: West Coast, from AleSmith, pours velvety black with a creamy white head. Aromas of roast espresso and chocolate lead to semisweet caramel malt flavors. Full-bodied and textured, this is an incredible sipper.

“We have always been huge fans of Brewery Ommegang, and are thrilled to be able to work with their team,” said Ryan Crisp, director of brewery operations/head brewer at AleSmith Brewing Co. “Each step of the creative process has been natural and seamless. These rich and complex beers are meant to be compared, savored, and enjoyed. We hope our fans love them as much as we do.”

Philosophy and Velocity hits shelves in New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, and a few dozen other markets and will be sold in 4-packs with 16 ounce cans.

SPORTS ARENA COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD

Following selection by the City of San Diego to redevelop the Sports Arena Site, Brookfield Properties and ASM Global launched the Sports Arena Community Advisory Board today. The group is comprised of 19 members representing the business, transportation, neighborhood, climate action, military and higher education communities and will actively provide input to help shape the future of the Sports Arena property.

"Community participation is a key principle for all projects that we engage with,” said Zach Adams, vice president of development at Brookfield Properties. “We are excited to collaborate and work in close partnership with the Sports Arena Community Advisory Board throughout the entire process to reimagine the current Sports Arena property into a special, mixed use destination.”

The Sports Arena Community Advisory group held its first meeting virtually this week and will continue to meet throughout the planning and development process of the Sports Area property.

The Brookfield Properties and ASM Global team were selected as winners of the opportunity to redevelop the Sports Arena property in August, following a public Request for Proposals (RFP) process through the City over the last year. Brookfield Properties and ASM Global have initially envisioned a mixed-use district of parks, housing, office space, modern entertainment venue and retail that is convenient, walkable and transit oriented.

Sports Arena Community Advisory Board membership includes: Cathy Kenton, Midway-Pacific Highway Planning Group; Dike Anyiwo, Midway-Pacific Highway Planning Group; Byron Wear, Point Loma Resident; Anthony Pretto and Chuck Pretto, Kobey's Inc.; Kevin Sheehan, Phil’s BBQ; Rebecca Lieberman, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce; Nicole Capretz, Climate Action Campaign; Jason Riggs, San Diego Stadium Coalition; Chris Duggan, California Restaurant Association; Andy Hanshaw, San Diego County Bicycle Coalition; Jason Paguio, Asian Business Association; Mark Balmert, RADM, USN, San Diego Military Advisory Council; Lynn Reaser, Fermanian Business & Economic Institute, Point Loma Nazarene University; Sherry Ryan, San Diego State University; Angeli Calinog, Circulate San Diego; Karen Thatcher, Walter Anderson Nursery; Sunny Lee, Old Town Chamber of Commerce; and Coleen Clementson, SANDAG.

AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB KIDS PROGRAM

The American Kennel Club has launched AKC PupPals for kids in need of uplifting with a message from a canine friend. In light of the crisis California is facing right now, the club thought it was fitting to expand the program to cater to anyone in need of some cheer – medical professionals (HEROES), nursing home and hospital patients, and anyone else impacted by the California wildfires and coronavirus.

Anyone can nominate a person to receive a letter or video from a canine companion, just sign them up here: form.jotform.com/200776189576166. More than 500 requests have been received and fulfilled and AKC is happy to do more. To learn more about this program, visit akc.org/puppals.

FESTIVAL OF FAITH IN LA JOLLA

St. James By-The- Sea will present A Festival of Faith: Lament and Hope from Oct. 18 to Nov, 1. The event will feature two special services, a photography exhibition, and the premiere of a sound installation, which will take place at St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St. During the two-week period. The event will begin with a sung Compline-by-Candlelight Service on Sunday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. This calm, contemplative choral service, meant for the end of the day, will be led by the Schola Cantorum of St James. The service will include solo voices and polyphony in both ancient and modern styles.

On Sunday, Nov. 1 at 4 p.m., a Jazz Vespers service will close the festival. Come, bring a lawn chair or a picnic blanket. For information call 858 459-3421. The services will be held on the church patio with appropriate social distancing. Space is limited and masks will be required at all events. Reservations are required and can be made at sjbts.org. For additional information, contact Walter DuMelle 646-457-8707 or walter@sjbts.org.

NEWSSTANDS REMOVED

In September, in partnership with a volunteer crew from La Jolla GolfCarts, the La Jolla Maintenance Assessment District removed and disposed of 26 abandoned news stands located on sidewalks throughout the Village of La Jolla. Special thanks to Robert Mackey, Israel Alvarado and Dylan Adler of La Jolla Golf Carts for their help and the use of a trailer to facilitate this project.

After more than two years of off and on and trying to get this project done, the La Jolla MAD removed 26 rusty, abandoned news stand racks. The La Jolla MAD would like to thank the owners of the news racks that gave permission to dispose of their racks. The La Jolla MAD still has work to do, however, with the news racks that are left.  The La Jolla MAD intends to consolidate the locations for the remaining news racks to better inventory and keep track of these publications.  We're going to need help from existing news stand owners to update or come up with a plan to better represent their product in La Jolla Village.

Tuesday, Oct. 6

PB PARKING METERS DISCUSSED

The Parking Advisory Board for the Pacific Beach Parking District is holding a Zoom meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 9:30 a.m. regarding a proposal for parking meters to be installed in certain areas of Pacific Beach. They're seeking feedback from the community. Join the zoom meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85044305709?pwd=UWlGMFlTYS9EaEprZkdIT2

VZUkVBUT09. To register email pacificbeachcpd@gmail.com.

BALLOT DROP-OFF SITES

The Point Loma/Hervey branch library at 3701 Voltaire St. will serve as an official Mail Ballot Drop-Off location for the 2020 Presidential General Election from Tuesday, Oct. 6 through election day on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Votre signed, sealed and dated voted mail ballot envelope can be dropped off during these hours:

  • Monday through Friday 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

  • On Election Day, Tuesday November 3rd, hours for dropping off voted mail ballots will be 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Questions regarding the Mail Ballot Drop-Off program should be directed to the County of San Diego Registrar of Voters 858-565-5800.

I-5 RAMPS TO SR-52 CLOSED NIGHTLY

Caltrans construction crews will close the southbound Interstate 5 (I-5) connector ramp to eastbound State Route 52 (SR-52), between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. now through Thursday, Oct. 8 for electrical work.

Motorists will be detoured to the Clairemont Drive off-ramp, east on Clairemont Drive to the northbound I-5 on-ramp. For real-time traffic information including traffic speed, lane and road closures due to construction and maintenance activities, and more, go to quickmap.dot.ca.gov/.

VIRTUAL FORUMS FOR CLIMATE ACTION

In order to gather public feedback on climate action efforts and future goals, the City of San Diego is hosting a series of virtual community forums for residents in all nine City Council districts. The virtual forums are scheduled in place of in-person community events due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Earlier this year, the Sustainability Department launched Our Climate, Our Future, an expanded vision for climate action in San Diego. When the City’s landmark Climate Action Plan was adopted in 2015, it included a commitment to update the plan in 2020. This update will incorporate changes in state laws and policies, advances in technology, and new goals for creating a more sustainable future for all.

Upcoming dates and registration information for the virtual forms are available on the City’s website. All of the forums will be held on Zoom and a link will be sent to participants after they register. Language interpretation services will be available.

The Climate Action Plan calls for the City to cut half of all greenhouse gas emissions by 2035. Strategies include 100% renewable electricity; water and energy efficiency; zero waste; bicycling, walking, transit and land use; and resiliency measures. Anyone who is unable to attend a virtual forum can share their viewpoints through a public survey available online at SDClimateSurvey.org.

MEASURE E SUPPORTED

Businesses and environmentalists joined at a press conference at Pechanga Arena San Diego to support the “Yes on E” campaign on the Nov. 3 ballot calling for removal of the 30-foot height limit from the Midway District and the former Sports Arena. Citing the economic and climate benefits of the ballot measure, the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and non-profit Climate Action Campaign both urged voters to approve Measure E, which they claim will allow for a new sports arena in the Midway District and spur the creation of jobs, housing and parks at no cost to taxpayers.

“Measure E will create jobs in a variety of industries and give our economy the shot in the arm it needs right now,” said Jerry Sanders, president/CEO of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. “In the midst of the worst economic downturn in generations, Measure E will put San Diegans back to work.”

“Measure E will revitalize the Sports Arena district, bringing parks, public transportation, residential and recreational opportunities to this deteriorating area,” said Matthew Vasilakis, co-director of policy for the Climate Action Campaign.

"Measure E will make it easier for San Diegans to walk, bike and take transit, improving quality of life and reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.”

Measure E has also been endorsed by Mayor Kevin Faulconer and City Councilmembers Jen Campbell and Chris Cate.

RENTERS MARCH ON HALL OF JUSTICE

More than a month after Gov. Gavin Newsom and the State Legislature passed AB 3088, San Diego renters marched on the Hall of Justice Courthouse downtown protesting and contending the bill affords no real protections from eviction while the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage statewide. On Oct. 5, courts throughout California re-opened to allow landlords to start filing evictions in accordance with AB 3088. Renters and renters’ rights advocates are demanding that all evictions must stop, and that state legislators must cancel rent immediately.

“AB 3088 is not enough,” said protesting renter Patrica Mendoza. “Landlords are still finding ways to evict and intimidate tenants.”

Some renters are claiming, although AB 3088 provides some protections against evictions, that most tenants are still unaware of the law and what resources are available to help them navigate the system.

“This is not our fault, we did not cause the pandemic, and we should not have to worry about being evicted,” said protest leader Barbara Pinto. “It’s the responsibility of our leadership to find solutions to this problem.”

“The problem is that San Diego as a region has done a poor job investing in tenant support or programs,” said rent protester Grace Martinez. “The rental relief available isn’t enough. The law needs to change and elected officials, both local and statewide, have to make a decision, are they going to fight to protect tenants and families, or not?”

VIRTUAL POEFEST

The third annual virtual PoeFest, filmed performances of works by Edgar Allan Poe and

other authors of the phantasmic, in partnership with Save Our Heritage Organisation, will be held

Oct. 23- Nov. 1. Artistic director, Veronica Murphy, has shared that “PoeFest has quickly become a San Diego favorite Halloween adventure. Everybody loves the wonderfully chilling stories of Poe. And there are so many authors to explore that have followed in his footsteps. Virtual is our only option for storytelling now – so we are embracing the challenge of capturing a phantasmic theatrical experience on video. We’ve recreated the atmosphere, filming by candlelight in the Historic Adobe Chapel in Old Town.”

Performers include Brittney Caldwell, Manny Fernandes, Linda Libby, Brian Mackey, Paul Maley, Sandra Ruiz, Rachael VanWormer, and Travis Rhett Wilson as Edgar Allan Poe.

For more information, visit writeoutloud.ticketspice.com/poefest.

NEW BRUNCH AT BREAK POINT

Brunch lovers can add a new destination to their list of must-try spots in San Diego. Pacific Beach’s Break Point has launched a new brunch menu with sweet and savory dishes that are sure to satisfy. Guests can indulge in selections including a Breakfast Sandwich, Chilaquiles and Mac-Nut Pancakes which include three buttermilk pancakes topped with macadamia nuts, toasted coconut, and served with house-made coconut syrup. Brunch is available Saturday and Sunday beginning at 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., and will also feature quintessential brunch beverages including $15 bottles of champagne and mimosa specials. Break Point is at 945 Garnet Ave. and is currently open for indoor dining, and will soon accommodate outdoor dining with a new parklet.

DRIVE IN TO DRIVE OUT CANCER

The Immunotherapy Foundation, a San Diego-based non-profit organization working to accelerate cancer immunotherapy research and cancer prevention programs, is hosting “Drive In to Drive Out Cancer” on Saturday, Oct. 10. The drive-in movie event will take place at the East lot at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd,,and will screen “School of Rock,” featuring Jack Black. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. and the feature film will begin at 7 p.m. Three no-host food trucks will also be available on site to enhance the drive-in movie experience.

Reserve your parking spot for $100 for a Family Night Out package. Families can also upgrade their spot to a Red-Carpet Experience for $500. There are also a limited number of opportunity tickets on sale, sponsored by John Matty Co., and a small silent auction featuring a 3-night stay at the exclusive Whitworth Family home in La Jolla Shores, a private chef cooking class and lunch by Chef Dan (the Whitworths’ private chef) and a weekend stay at the La Jolla Shores. Tickets are available for purchase at IFCure.org and on-site.

Proceeds from the fun-filled, family-friendly movie event will benefit Immunotherapy Foundation’s mission to accelerate cancer immunotherapy research. “Drive In to Drive Out Cancer” will follow all socially distant regulations for a safe and family friendly gathering.

VIRTUAL FILM PREVIEW PARTY

The San Diego International Film Festival (Oct 15-18) sdfilmfest.com is coming right up in less than two weeks, and a Virtual Preview Party is being hosted this Thursday, Oct. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Vous pouvez RSVP Here to access. At the Preview Party you'll hear more about the films and learn your way around the Virtual Platform.

MAIL BALLOT DROP-OFF

Starting today, San Diego voters looking for a convenient and quick way to turn in their mail ballot can drop it off at any of the 36 San Diego Public Library locations. Any registered voter in San Diego County is welcome to drop off their mail ballot. Signed, sealed and dated mail ballot envelopes can be dropped off at City library locations during drop-off hours: Through Nov. 2, Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.  On Election Day, Nov. 3, from 7 a.m.-8 p.m.

An official mail ballot drop box, staffed by workers from the San Diego County Registrar of Voters, will be in front of every library location during drop-off hours. The library sites are for mail ballot drop-offs only and are not early voting locations. Information on mail ballot drop-off services and a list of library locations can be found on the San Diego Public Library’s website. Election and voting information is available from the San Diego County Registrar of Voters at sdvote.com or by calling 858-565-5800.

Saturday, Oct. 3

PACIFIC BEACHFEST FISH TACO CONTEST

For the last 22 years, tens of thousands have gathered along the boardwalk near Crystal Pier on the first Saturday in October to enjoy family friendly fun, delicious food and drink, and action-packed activities at the Pacific BeachFest. Even though Discover Pacific Beach announced they will not be holding the official Pacific BeachFest in all of its glory this year, they are committed to bringing the PB community a new way to experience some favorite BeachFest events.

One activity that is coming back with a new spin is the Best of the Beach Fish Taco Contest. As part of “a new Pacific BeachFest experience,” this contest will take place over six weeks, allowing ticket holders to stop by competing restaurants across PB to sample their selected signature fish taco between Oct. 1-Nov. 15. After tasting all tacos, votes will be cast through an online survey emailed to ticket holders.

Voting closes Nov. 18. Tickets are on sale now at pacificbeach.org for $12 each. Each ticket entitles you to one signature taco from these six participating restaurants:

• California Taco Club (4465 Mission Blvd.) – Beer Battered Fish Taco;

• City Tacos (4516 Mission Blvd.) – Pescado Taco;

• Maverick's Beach Club (860 Garnet Ave.) – Mahi Mahi Taco;

• PB Fish Shop (1775 Garnet Ave.) – TKO Taco;

• PB Shore Club (4343 Ocean Blvd.) – Grilled Mahi Taco;

• Sandbar Sports Grill (718 Ventura Place) – TKO Grilled Mahi Mahi Taco.

Finally, runners rejoice. There is still a chance to earn swag and record their time – with multiple attempts – for the Pacific BeachFest 5K. Register, run, and record your time virtually during October for the 2020 Pacific BeachFest 5K. Find out more and register to run at sandiegorunningco.com.

HARVEST WALK AT BELMONT PARK

Belmont Park in Mission Beach transforms into a vibrant taste of fall with an open-air market, featuring local food vendors, artisans and a craft beer garden from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays through Nov. 14. There is a new Go Kart Track, plus classic movie cars on display, free trick-or-treating, street magic, and many more ways to experience fall. One of California’s biggest pumpkins will be on display – guess the weight and win the prize. There will be Pie Eating Contests 4 p.m. sur Nov. 7 and 14.


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