MANA de San Diego held its 22nd annual Latina Legends Brindis Gala on Oct. 5 at the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego downtown.Hundreds gathered to celebrate Chula Vista Mayor Mary Casillas Salas and Southwest Airlines community outreach manager Lidia S. Martinez for breaking barriers for Latinas.Salas is the first Latina mayor in Chula Vista and in the county. Martinez leads outreach for Southwest in San Diego. The two helped inspire MANA de San Diego’s Latina Success Leadership Program, which addresses the lack of Latina representation in managerial posts and elected office. MANA de San Diego was founded in 1986. It is the largest chapter in the nation with more than 2,500 members and supporters, most of whom are professional women.MANA’s mission is to empower Latinas through education, leadership development, community service, and advocacy. The organization has its Hermanitas Youth Leadership Mentor Program for at-risk Latina students; the MANA de San Diego Scholarship Program; … [Read more...] about MANA de San Diego
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San Diego has shifted to an action-oriented approach on homelessness over the past few years.We’ve added hundreds of new shelter beds, opened storage facilities for individuals experiencing homelessness to keep their belongings while they go to work or school, established safe parking lots for those whose vehicle is a home of last resort and invested in the development of hundreds of new permanent supportive housing units through the Housing Commission’s Housing First — San Diego initiative.All of these decisions were driven by one shared belief: We must act now, and we must act together.San Diego is making progress on this critical issue, and now, after months of gathering community insight, we have a clearer vision on how to take our efforts to the next level. The city of San Diego’s Community Action Plan on Homelessness, which will be presented to the City Council on Monday, examines every aspect of the city’s homelessness infrastructure. From … [Read more...] about Commentary: How San Diego plans to address, prevent homelessness
The nine best family hotels in San Diego that I review below really do offer something for all ages. They’re scattered across the county — on the beach, near the beach, and further inland — and are perfect for vacations and staycations. If you’ve been a reader for a while, then you know that I look at hotels with an eye toward family-friendliness. The kid-friendly San Diego hotels I recommend to friends and family have plenty of amenities for adults, as well as for children, and top-notch service. Below, I’ve summarized what stands out about the best kid-friendly hotels in San Diego, CA so you can find a great place to stay. TIP: If there’s a clear way to book that will give you the best value, I’ve mentioned it here. If not, there will be a link that will help you find the best price across multiple travel sites. I’m not a fan of paying full price when I don’t have to, so in addition to sharing hotel discounts and … [Read more...] about 9 Best Kid-Friendly Hotels in San Diego
Born more than a century ago as a purely local attraction, The San Diego Zoo has metamorphosed over the decades into a world-famous center dedicated to conservation and ending extinction.Yet as the zoo has expanded its ambitions, it has also had to adapt its public outreach and messaging to reach a more diffuse, fragmented audience that in today’s Internet era has a limited attention span.When a new 10-part TV series showcasing the zoo and its keepers debuts Aug. 10 on Animal Planet, San Diego Zoo leaders are hoping it will mark a pivotal step toward reaching the very audience it depends upon for its continued growth — and mission. It’s called simply, “The Zoo: San Diego.”Given the proliferation of online media and other diversions, it’s harder than ever to get the public’s attention, says Rick Schwartz, a zoo spokesman and “ambassador.” Long gone are the days when someone like conservationist Joan Embery could captivate a nation … [Read more...] about In 2019, can the San Diego Zoo make new fans out of TV viewers?
There are museums in San Diego for every interest, whether you have a passion for history, art, or nature. Many of our museums (both those that are world-famous and those that have a niche following) are family-friendly, but some really go above and beyond when it comes to exhibits and programming for children. People ask me all the time about the best museums in San Diego, and there are so many it’s hard to pick just a handful. In this post, however, I’d like to share some of my favorite children’s museums of San Diego. The options you’ll find below include some traditional museums, as well as some hands-on discovery spaces specifically for younger learners. Hopefully, my suggestions will make your next family trip to San Diego an amazing experience for the teens, tweens, kids, and toddlers in your crew. But first I want to talk about one of the best ways to make visiting all the best museums in San Diego easier and more affordable. Table of … [Read more...] about The Best Museums in San Diego for Kids