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Feeding San Diego Supports Youth Facing Hunger This School Year at Federally Funded Sites Across San Diego County

Child and Adult Food Care Program plays an important role in the non-profit’s hunger relief programming for kids. San Diego CA—This school year, Feeding San Diego—the county’s leading hunger-relief and food rescue organization—is supporting youth in need through the Child and Adult Food Care Program (CACFP), a critical part of its hunger-relief services across San Diego County. The CACFP program helps meet children’s needs after school by providing free and nutritious snacks at accessible sites throughout San Diego County. This is a federal program that provides reimbursements for these nutritious meals and snacks.
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UCSD’s International Institute aims to help Afghan scholars — and their research — get to safety

The International Institute at UC San Diego in La Jolla is looking to raise money to provide refuge to Afghan scholars during a “terrifying” time, its co-director says. Jade Guedes, who also is an associate professor at UCSD’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Department of Anthropology, said the institute has teamed with the Scholars at Risk Network, a nationwide human-rights program begun at New York University to advocate for foreign scholars in danger.
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Former SeaWorld ambassador is working to save animals you've never heard of

In her many years as the director of the animal ambassador programs for SeaWorld and Busch Gardens, Julie Scardina was a favorite guest on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” and the “Today” show. Thanks to her high TV profile, the energetic animal lover brought adorable baby penguins, a blanket-wrapped baby gibbon and a free-flying Scarlet ibis to millions of homes across America.

The Rotary Club of Del Mar Sunset Soiree returns to Del Mar Plaza Oct. 5

The Rotary Club of Del Mar is hosting the 17th Sunset Soiree fundraiser Oct. 5 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on the ocean-view deck of the Del Mar Plaza. With the sunset as their backdrop, guests will enjoy tastings and libations from the area’s finest restaurants, wineries and microbreweries. The evening will...

Redistricting talks prompt Keep North County, North County rally

VISTA (KUSI) – Community members came together to oppose redistricting in North County. City leaders held a redistricting commission meeting at the Vista Civic Center on Thursday. Community members raised their concerns, urging to “Keep North County, North County.” Carlsbad resident Sharon Mckeeman, who attended the rally, said it’s important to keep their community intact.

Gala Raises Money for Mission San Juan Capistrano

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Carlsbad takes first steps toward plastics ban, sets plan for organic waste

CARLSBAD — The Carlsbad City Council declared a “climate emergency,” approved a potential ban of single-use plastics and advanced a draft plan to address green and organic waste during its Sept. 21 meeting, but is still determining how to pay for it. The potential single-use plastic ban includes items such...

Vista Gem & Mineral Society Market

Vista, CA — Come on out for a fun-filled weekend to the Vista Gem and Mineral Society’s October Open Air Gem and Mineral Market at the Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum. You will find everything from crystals and gems, rough slabs and cabs, and even lapidary tools!. Not only...
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San Marcos student receives Abbot L. Brown Scholarship

SAN MARCOS — A San Marcos student is one of two recipients statewide of a Coast Guard Foundation scholarship awarded to children of Coast Guard service members to help them reach their higher education goals. The Coast Guard Foundation has awarded 158 scholarships in 2021 totaling $345,500 in support. In...
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Gala Rooted in Nature Craft Brew Festival returns to Wildomar Oct. 16

It will be the second time for the classic Rooted in Nature Craft Brew Festival to return to Wildomar, a gateway city to the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Plateau bringing huge crowds to enjoy a taste of some of the best craft beers Oct. 16. Two years ago, before COVID-19 struck, more than 1,600 residents and their families came out to not only taste the brews of more than 30 regional brewers but have a day of fun and excitement enjoying displays of arts and crafts, nature exhibits, a petting zoo, silent auction, games and top-level entertainment. This year’s festival at Marna O’Brien Park, 20505 Palomar St. in Wildomar promises to provide even more fun and an opportunity to have tastes of the amazing guest breweries’ selection of local homebrewed beers and a Wine Garden with unli.

San Dieguito Academy Boys Water Polo Teams Up with Encinitas Oggi’s

Encinitas CA— The San Dieguito High School Academy Boys Water Polo Team is happy to announce their first fundraiser of the season Tuesday, September 28 from 4:00 pm to 9:30 pm at Encinitas Oggi’s, 305 Encinitas Blvd. Oggi’s will donate 15% of the proceeds to the team from both dine-in and take-out orders.
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TVWC celebrates 40 years

TEMECULA – Temecula Mayor Maryann Edwards presented a Certificate of Recognition to the Temecula Valley Woman’s Club to commemorate their 40th anniversary and years of service to the city and the surrounding communities Thursday, Sept. 9. The 40th Anniversary celebration luncheon included 60 members as well as two charter members and 10 Temecula Valley Woman’s Club past presidents. It was a day to celebrate the bond members have with women throughout history who have been dedicated to service. The highlight of the celebration was a historic fashion show that included fashions through the decades from 1868 to 2021, set to music from each decade. Throughout its history, the TVWC has contributed more than $3 Million in community projects and educational scholarships and over 1.5.
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Four Temecula organizations receive CID grants

The Sept. 14 meeting of the Riverside County Board of Supervisors included the allocation of $14,500 in Community Improvement Designation funding to four Temecula-based organizations. The supervisors’ 5-0 vote approved grants of $5,000 to Rancho Damacitas Children and Family Services, $5,000 for SAFE Family Justice Centers, $3,000 to the Rotary Club of Temecula, and $1,500 for the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce. Community Improvement Designation grants can be allocated to nonprofit organizations, public agencies, county departments, or other organizations with programs which serve the social needs of the county’s population. Each county supervisor recommends the allocation of CID funding from his or her district budget, although a majority of the board of supervisors is need.