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#32: San Diego’s rank out of 50 best U.S. cities for senior living, according to Sperling’s BestPlaces.


Craft & Commerce won the 2011 Grand Orchid award for design.   A 1936 Delahaye 135 Competition Convertible owned by Ken and Ann Smith won Best of Show at The Del Mar Concours d’Elegance.    The San Diego Center for Children, which helps abused and challenged kids through music, dedicated the new Sundiata Kata Music Center  Pizza Port Carlsbad won the Large Brewpub and Brewer of the Year at the Great American Beer Festival. ■  Las Patronas received the Friends of Balboa Park Millennium Award for granting the park close to $1.5 million.  The American Society of Landscape Architects gave the Landmark Award to the first phase of the San Diego River Improvement Project. Ricochet, a surfing golden retriever from Escondido won the ASPCA’s Dog of the Year for her work with Paws’itive Teams.


San Diego’s lifescience and research industries accounted for 140,000 jobs in the first quarter of 2011, according to National University’s Institute for Policy Research.

Raising Funds

Andrew Holle and Jennifer Young won the $16,900 Hearts On Fire engagement ring at the Charles Koll Diamond Dash, the Guinness World Records largest treasure hunt, which raised money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  The Marshall Faulk Foundation raised more than $115,000 for the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA and SDSU football scholarships at the Aztec for Life Homecoming Celebration. An Evening to Remember with Condoleezza Rice raised more than $1.3 million for Vista’s North County Solutions for Change, for family homelessness in North County. ■  Big Brothers Big Sisters received over $550,000 from their 50th Anniversary Gourmet Dinner.


Richard W. Crawford published The Way We Were in San Diego, a collection of his Union-Tribune columns on history.

Talking with… Two Cindy-Lou Whos

Remy Corbin and Caitlin McAuliffe, both 8, will be alternating as Cindy-Lou Who in Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! at the Old Globe, through December 31.

[ Remy ]

What school do you go to?

San Elijo Elementary.I live in San Marcos.

What made you start acting?

I saw The Lion King, and it seemed like fun. 

Favorite audition song?

“On the Other Side of the Tracks.”

That sounds sad.

It’s not, actually.

Who is Cindy-Lou Who?

She is like a sweet little girl that changes people’s hearts. 

You’re in the second grade. Do you have homework? 

Yes. Math, reading comprehension, and stuff like that.

Does the show go past your bedtime?

I think so.

Is the Grinch scary?

When I was younger, I thought the Grinch was really scary, but now I just know he’s a person.

Do your brothers like watching you onstage?

I don’t know.

What’s your previous acting experience?

Last summer I did Annie at Moonlight. I was Molly. 

Dream role?

I would like to be Annie.

[ Caitlin ]

What school do you go to and where do you live?

Francis Parker, and I live in Poway.

When was the first time you saw The Grinch at The Old Globe?

We started seeing it when I was 2. We stopped when I was 6. We were too busy.

Was the Grinch scary?

I can’t say no to that!

What kind of person is Cindy-Lou Who?

Sweet and nice, and she doesn’t hurt people’s feelings, too.

Favorite play you’ve ever been in?

A Christmas one at my church. I just kind of
ran around. I was a
crazy angel. 

Will you go out for ice cream after your performances, or go to bed?

Ice cream, probably.

Dream role?

I think it would be the young Fiona in Shrek.

Favorite musical?

I have two favorites. My first is Wicked. My other one is Shrek.

Shrek, Wicked, and the Grinch—that’s a lot of green people.

I’m really excited!


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