‘Hats Off to Marston’s’

Posted: October 5th, 2018 | Fashion Files, Featured | No Comments

Marston House presented “Hats Off To Marston’s” on Sept. 23 in Balboa Park. Guests were treated to mimosas and refreshments on this picture-perfect day. All of the hats in this vintage hat fashion show were from the Marston’s Department Store, founded in 1878 and was “the place” to shop for more than 100 years.

Every picture tells a story

Posted: October 5th, 2018 | Featured, Little Italy Heritage | No Comments

San Diego’s Little Italy has fast become a neighborhood bathed in an urban chic sensibility and one with its own mythos. But before the contemporary convergence of myriad restaurants and retailers, the neighborhood had modest beginnings with its history going back hundreds of years. It is a collective tale of immigration and assimilation — and an overarching theme focused on the individuals and families that helped to shape a neighborhood, a waterfront, and a city. The preservation of San Diego’s Italian historical narrative is a core component of the Convivio mission and vision.

Downtown in motion: County supervisor, District 4 Candidate Forum

Posted: October 5th, 2018 | East Village News, Featured | No Comments

On Tuesday, Nov. 6, registered voters will cast their ballot in the midterm elections and specifically in San Diego’s 4th District race, voters will select their new County Board of Supervisors representative. The East Village Association (EVA) and the East Village Residents Group (EVRG) invite you to the Oct. 11 Downtown County Supervisor, District 4 Candidate Forum between candidate Bonnie Dumanis ( and candidate Nathan Fletcher (, from 5–6 p.m. at the San Diego Central Library’s Neil Morgan Auditorium (330 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101), moderated by Lisa Halverstadt, Voice of San Diego reporter.

Taking climate change seriously

Posted: October 5th, 2018 | Featured, Notes from Toni, Politics | No Comments

During the past several years, California has been hit especially hard by extreme weather events, from our historic five-year drought, to floods, record heat, and, most recently, devastating wildfires. Last year’s fires were among the deadliest on record, and this year we saw the largest fire in state history, the Mendocino-Complex. Thousands of firefighters are still battling more than a dozen blazes across the state.

Piazza della Famiglia

Posted: September 7th, 2018 | Featured, Little Italy Heritage | No Comments

The Convivio Now and Again Series comprises oral histories from Italian-community members. In this excerpt from an interview with Louis Palestini, the treasurer of the Little Italy Association, Louis discusses the new neighborhood piazza and his sentiment about heritage preservation in the community.

Dinner in Rosso

Posted: September 7th, 2018 | Featured, Little Italy News | No Comments

By Christopher Gomez | Little Italy News This year, San Diegans and visitors can experience a one-of-a-kind, Tuscan-inspired evening at the Little Italy Association of San Diego’s (LIA) brand new, premier event, Solo Italiano: Dinner in Rosso (Dinner in Red) presented by PenFed Credit Union. The event will transform the recently opened Piazza della Famiglia into […]