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News Briefs March 2018

Posted: March 3rd, 2018 | Downtown Briefs, Featured, News | No Comments

SCIENCE FESTIVAL RETURNS TO PETCO PARK This year’s San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering Festival will kick off with “Expo Day” on Saturday, March 3, at Petco Park. Expo Day is a free, one-day event of the festival, featuring 130 exhibits with hands-on learning activities and experiments. The event will be held 10 a.m.–5 […]

Downtown Briefs: December 2017

Posted: December 1st, 2017 | Downtown Briefs, News, Opinion & News | No Comments


Each year, Friends of Balboa Park, in collaboration with the San Diego Park & Recreation Department, seek donations of poinsettia plants and other financial support for the annual holiday poinsettia display inside the Botanical Building in Balboa Park.

Downtown News Briefs – May 2017

Posted: May 5th, 2017 | Downtown Briefs, News, Opinion & News | No Comments

CULINARY FUNDRAISER BENEFITS LITERACY At the San Diego Council on Literacy’s eighth annual “Eat.Drink.Read. A Culinary Event for Literacy,” foodies will savor imaginative bites and brews prepared by the region’s finest chefs on Thursday, May 18 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the San Diego Air & Space Museum in Balboa Park.

Downtown News Briefs – April 2017

Posted: April 7th, 2017 | Downtown Briefs, News, Opinion & News | No Comments

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR ROSE GARDEN The Inez Grant Parker Rose Garden at 2125 Park Blvd. in Balboa Park is accepting volunteers, novice or experienced, to join the Rose Garden Corps. Volunteers work in the garden trimming off dead blooms, weeding, raking, fertilizing, pruning and planting new varieties. Volunteer days are Tuesday and/or Thursday mornings, preferably […]

Downtown News Briefs – March 2017

Posted: March 3rd, 2017 | Downtown Briefs, News, Opinion & News | No Comments

$25 MILLION AVAILABLE FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROJECTS The city of San Diego recently announced the availability of $25 million to fund affordable housing projects. This Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) released by Civic San Diego (CivicSD) will allow projects that meet affordability requirements and development objectives to apply for funds in order to facilitate the development […]

News Briefs – February

Posted: February 3rd, 2017 | Downtown Briefs, News, Opinion & News | No Comments

CONVENTION CENTER EXPANSION RULED VALID The city of San Diego’s plans for expanding its waterfront convention center have been ruled legally sound and fully compliant with the California Coastal Act and the California Environmental Quality Act. Superior Court Judge Joel R. Wohlfeil presided over the case, San Diego Navy Broadway Complex Coalition v. Coastal Commission, […]