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Calendar: August 2018

Posted: August 3rd, 2018 | Calendar, Opinion & News | No Comments

Friday, August 3

‘Hairspray’
San Diego Musical Theatre presents Tony Award-winning musical “Hairspray” from Aug. 3–Sept. 2 at the Horton Grand Theatre. It’s 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland, and quirky, plus-sized teenager Tracy Turnblad has one dream: to dance on The Corny Collins Show. When she gets put in detention with the African-American students in the school, they teach her some of their dance moves, and her new-found groove wins her a spot on Corny’s show. Overnight, Tracy transforms from a nobody into a star and uses her newfound influence to advocate for racial integration on the television show. You’ll be tapping your feet to the beat as Tracy and friends’ triumph over high school bullies, racism and enemies everywhere of big girls with big hair. Tickets: $30–$70. Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m. 444 Fourth Ave. Read More

Downtown Briefs: August 2018

Posted: August 3rd, 2018 | Opinion & News | No Comments

Youth learn high-value skills in construction trades

Students in the San Diego Gateway to College and Career (SDG2CC) program are working with contractors in electrical, carpentry and plumbing to learn valuable hands-on experience that leads to living wage jobs with the potential of earning $25 per hour. The San Diego Continuing Education (SDCE) SDG2CC program and the Southern California Youth Alliance partnered to provide paid internships that prepares students to enter and succeed in the construction industry.

The internship program provides valuable hands-on paid work experience using industry tools on an actual job site. Training allows students to explore a career in a specific area and because SDG2CC has resources to provide industry-related tools and gear, case management and job search, students have increased chances for continued advancement following the internship. Students also benefit from support and individual case management.

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