Kensington. The name conjures images of a quaint village in West London that is home to Kensington Palace and world-famous gardens. The neighborhood of Kensington in San Diego is just as charming, in a California sort of way, as its namesake in England.
Karen Haynes, president of California State University San Marcos, was one of six California State University women presidents recognized for their outstanding leadership at the Leadership California Awards Ceremony.
With children and animal ambassadors looking on, philanthropist Denny Sanford unveiled the new San Diego Zoo Kids Channel Theatre. The theatre, located at the Zoo’s Elephant Odyssey habitat, allows guests to enjoy the broadcast programming currently available at 10 children’s hospitals and Ronald McDonald Houses across the U.S.
If you haven’t been to Oceanside lately it’s time to take a trip to check it out.
To get more books into the hands of children, United Way of San Diego County has launched its fourth annual Summer Reading Book Drive through May, providing bilingual summer reading for economically disadvantaged San Diego children up to age 8.
Jewish Family Service of San Diego was recognized by the County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency at the 14th annual Live Well San Diego Public Health Champion Awards.
Perched on a hilltop on the far eastern edge of San Diego County is a one-of-a-kind estate. The home was built by noted San Diego-based Hubbell & Hubbell Architects, experts in environmentally sustainable design practices and technologies.
Philanthropist Madeleine Pickens, Co-Chair Dominique Plewes and The Del Mar Country Club have announced that more than $1 million was raised recently at an event to support the SEAL-NSW Family Foundation.
Multigenerational housing has gotten a shiny new upgrade and caught the eye of some of San Diego’s most prominent homebuilders.
Each year, more than 100 children and teens have the opportunity to attend Camp Erin San Diego, thanks to the generous donations from local philanthropic groups.
The decision to embark on a home renovation is by any measure a difficult undertaking.
Crashing waves and panoramic views define this house in La Jolla. Originally built in 1980, the beachfront home was completely remodeled in 2001 with exquisite attention to quality and detail. Oriented to capture the expansive views, the curvilinear architectural elements emulate the waves of the ocean below.
To inspire a love of learning and the written word, volunteers from United Way of San Diego County participated in the National Education Association’s 18th Annual Read Across America Day and celebrated Dr. Seuss’ 111th birthday by sharing beloved tales from the local literary legend with students at elementary schools across the county.
Union Bank partnered with the San Diego Chargers to raise funds for the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank over the course of the Chargers’ 2014 season.
Somali Family Service of San Diego County recently celebrated San Diego’s Somali and other East African cultures and community leaders at the third annual OceanLeaf Awards Celebration.
Perched high on the sandstone cliffs in La Jolla Shores is one of San Diego’s most exceptional properties.
The New Children’s Museum announced that former board member Rich Horner is shifting from volunteer to full-time staff member as he joins the leadership team as the director of development.
San Diego State University President Elliot Hirshman and Vice President for Student Affairs Eric Rivera, along with a group of student leaders, gathered recently to honor Jeffrey Glazer at the naming of the Jeffrey W. Glazer Center for Leadership and Service.
The top 10 residential real estate markets in San Diego County, as ranked by median price for 2014, range from Point Loma in the south to Cardiff in the north. As a group, 1,965 homes were sold during 2014 compared with 2,186 in 2013 — a 10 percent decline.
San Diego BAE Systems employees collected nearly 2,000 pounds of food and presented a $5,000 check to the San Diego Food Bank.
Intelicare Direct, a leading call center service provider and customer service solutions company with offices in San Diego and Las Vegas, hosted its second annual “Pancakes and Pajamas” day to benefit StandUp For Kids, a nonprofit that works to end youth homelessness.
A walk along the trail bordering the protected 610-acre Batiquitos Lagoon is to experience what it must have been like 1,300 years ago when Native Americans were the only inhabitants.
The Hand Up Youth Food Pantry at Jewish Family Service of San Diego was awarded a $75,000 grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego inducted five new members into the Escondido branches’ Alumni Hall of Fame during the recent Founders Day Luncheon ceremony at the group’s Lefty Mitchell Branch. The new inductees who joined the 56 current hall of fame members are: Vatei Ouy Campbell, fund development manager, The Elizabeth Hospice; Bill Martin, deputy planning director, City of Escondido; Katherine Longfellow Petersen, former house manager, Ronald McDonald House, Las Vegas; Garrett Ponder, staff coordinator, marketing, Qualcomm Inc.; and Kyle Ruggles, principal, Alamosa Park Elementary School.
The Bird Rock area, specifically the area west of La Jolla Boulevard, is the southernmost part of coastal La Jolla bordering northern Pacific Beach.
This ocean-view, single-story family compound is in the gated community of Santaluz in Rancho Santa Fe. The home is a masterpiece of indoor-outdoor living on the 17th green of the Rees Jones-designed championship golf course.
Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, a San Diego nonprofit, will kick off its 2015 Dental Clinics during National Children’s Dental Health Month in February to provide restorative and orthodontic dental procedures and preventative dental education to disadvantaged infants, children, and teens.
Barrio Logan College Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to helping disadvantaged families prepare their children for college, is receiving 25 desktop and 25 notebook PCs from Hewlett-Packard Development Co. L.P. as part of its continued seven-year partnership with BLCI.
Recently, I was treated to a tour of The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe by Bob Jackson, who is the director of real estate for the 540-acre exclusive enclave.
The San Diego Center for Jewish Culture is presenting the San Diego Jewish Film Festival’s 25th Silver Anniversary.
PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) in downtown San Diego recently recognized local nonprofit Urban Angels with a special kitchen and dining area dedication ceremony at Connections Housing.
San Diegans really turned out this holiday season for many good causes and events. My inbox was overflowing with news of individuals, businesses and nonprofits that gave generously of their time and money.
J. Antonio Garcia was named the 2014 Young Architect of the Year at the American Institute of Architects — San Diego Design Awards event held recently.
Perched at the top of Paint Mountain in Elfin Forest is one of the most unique and talked about homes in San Diego.
Within a few short miles of traveling east on Lomas Santa Fe Drive off of Interstate 5 is the west side of the Rancho Santa Fe Covenant.
Thanks to the generosity of more than 3,500 San Diegans, an impressive 1,091 units of blood were collected by the San Diego Blood Bank at the Chargers Drive XXXVI presented by San Diego County Credit Union.
This exceptional property high on a bluff in eastern Cardiff-by-the-Sea provides all the sprawling grandeur of a luxury estate with the comfortable beach vibe of Cardiff.
United Cerebral Palsy announced that the tribute dinner honoring biotech pioneer David Hale of Hale Biopharma Ventures as the “Life Sciences Leader of the Year” raised more than $145,000.
Less than a mile or so from the densely populated community of San Elijo Hills is Elfin Forest.
Project Concern International, a global health, development, and humanitarian nonprofit based in San Diego, recently honored a few San Diego businesspeople for their outstanding humanitarian work at its 26th annual Hands Across Borders Gala.
The San Diego County Credit Union recently supported Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego as a sponsor of two special events.
Two local heroes were honored by KPBS and Union Bank for American Indian Heritage Month in November.
This residence at 4625 Calavo Drive on Mount Helix in La Mesa was built for Charles Wakefield Cadman in 1930, a famous American composer in Los Angeles. Cadman was considered one of the top Hollywood film composers at the time, and was considered an expert on American Indian music.
EY (formerly Ernst & Young) gave all of its 300 accountants and other professionals in San Diego the day off recently to volunteer and give back to the community as part of its annual “EY Connect Day.”
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The newly appointed CEO of San Diego-based Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp. knows the hard work involved to get to the top in his professional and personal life.
The dream started in 1903 with a vision and $11,500, half of which was financed by a local bank.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad and Activ8 Athleticism are providing a first-class athletic development experience to young athletes who participate in sports programs.
The San Diego Blood Bank is gearing up once again for one of the longest running community events.
What I love about San Diego County, unlike most large urban areas, is that it has pockets of hidden communities that were formed for an explicit reason.
Instead of going to the beach or hanging out with friends, 11-year old San Diego resident Trinity Barbera recently collected more than 2,000 pairs of shoes to help Stride Rite and the global nonprofit Soles4Souls.
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