Edit ModuleShow Tags

Noted: Around the City in 325 Words


Published:

Reality TV winners

Sweet Cheeks Baking Company’s Krista Lautenbach and Katrina Swietek won $10,000 on the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars. ● The Modern Gypsies (John Post, Eric Bach, and Taylor Filasky) won Expedition Impossible.

Teen do-gooders

Through March, Russell Lyons, 17, will be on a 10,000-mile “Do Good Adventure,” volunteering at teen-friendly organizations. ● Francis Parker student Liza Gurtin, 17, was honored with the Diller Teen Tikkun Olam award for chairing Positive Community Impact’s Walk for Water, which raised nearly $50,000 for clean water projects around the globe. ● Escondido residents Cole Preston and Michael Rosenburg, both 16, founded Alley Oops, an organization that cleans up neighborhoods and hosts basketball clinics.

Makeovers

Nearly five tons of trash was pulled from the San Diego River during Councilmember Lorie Zapf’s Mission Valley cleanup events. ● Former Massachusetts governor and GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney plans to tear down his La Jolla home and build one three times as big.

Charities

The New Children’s Museum 2011 Gala, “Carnaval do Rio” raised over $500,000 to expose students to the arts. ● In lieu of registering for wedding gifts, actress Sherri Shepherd asked for donations to local nonprofit Embrace, which places student volunteers in poor communities. ● Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora presented Voyage-Air acoustic guitars to 10 U.S. Marines at Camp Pendleton, and played “Wanted Dead Or Alive” and “Livin’ On A Prayer.” ● $50K Total was raised by Phil’s BBQ for “Operation Bigs,” a Big Brothers Big Sisters program for kids with parents in the military.

Honored

The president and CEO of Scripps Health, Chris Van Gorder, was ranked No. 18 on Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare in the country. ● The Mexican Consulate in San Diego, through the Institute of Mexicans Abroad, presented the Ohtli Award to Andrea Skorepa, CEO  and president of Casa Familiar. ● The Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation named Ingrid Qua the 2011 Honorary Breast Cancer Survivor; she’ll be a spokesperson for the 15th Annual Race for the Cure Nov. 6 in Balboa Park. 

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Related Stories

Caffeine Crawl Returns to San Diego This Weekend

The craft coffee event celebrates our city’s specialty beverage scene

MTV Shoots Documentary at The King’s Craft in Poway

Head to the craft coffee shop for your 15 minutes of fame on January 13

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 28

Javier Plascencia splits with Bracero, Farm to Fork Week launches, and Cook Pigs Ranch founder Krystina Cook stops by
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. San Diego Magazine's Travel Awards
    Cast your vote now for your favorite hotels, travel companies and attractions
  2. Best of Baja 2016
    46 ways to relax, dine, drink, and play the Mexico way
  3. Vintage San Diego: How Our City Has Changed Since 1876
    Before bottleneck traffic and the modern housing crisis, San Diego was a swath of undeveloped land, horse-drawn carriages, and dairy farms
  4. FIRST LOOK: The Grass Skirt
    San Diego's tiki boom continues with this new spot in Pacific Beach
  5. Why Our Veterans Keep Quiet About Their Service
    From misconceptions about the military to reticent heroism, San Diego veterans share the many reasons they often keep mum about their service
  6. 67 San Diego Holiday Traditions You Don't Want to Miss
    'Tis the season for fa-la-la fun in San Diego
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Promotions

Go Ahead... Ask McMillin!

At McMillin Realty, we are encouraging you to bring us your real estate questions. We will answer these questions….. for free.

Not Your Grandma's Orthotics

New year, new – shoe? Staying on your feet for long hours at a time just got a whole lot more comfortable with Wiivv’s BASE custom insoles
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module
Edit Module

Connect With Us:

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Sponsored

5 Ways to Upgrade Your Home to Age-In-Place

Buying a home is one of the biggest investments anyone can make, and it’s only natural to want to live in your own abode for as long as you can.

CraftHounds - Craft Beer Delivery in San Diego

Craft Beer Delivery - The Best Gift Ever?
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags