East Village News – Sept. 2016

Posted: September 2nd, 2016 | Columnists, East Village News, Featured | No Comments

Get involved with other East Village Residents

The next meeting of the East Village Residents Group (EVRG) is Thursday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m.

This month’s meeting will be held at the East Village Community Church, located at 1374 Island Ave., and hosted by Dr. Hubbard.

Agenda and list of speakers for Sept. 15:

  • Brian Elliott, representative to Rep. Scott Peters.
  • Joyce Temporal, deputy director to State Senator Marty Block.
  • John Ly, director of outreach, Mayor Faulconer’s office.
  • Brad Richter, vice chair of Civic San Diego, to discuss updates to E.V.
  • Mario Woods, new police liaison, SDPD
  • Alonso Vivas, new executive director of Clean & Safe
  • Special guest speaker (7 p.m.) Councilmember-elect Chris Ward, introduction to East Village.
  • Social issues committee guest speakers
  • Bob McElroy, CEO of Alpha Project, discussion on homeless take-in centers
  • Mary Baum, program manager, utilizing local control as a means to manage alcohol outlets
  • Member’s Forum

The next meeting will be held Nov. 17, East Village Community Church. For more information and to learn about events in East Village, visit

Second annual EVA Awards at the UN-Gala

The East Village Association (EVA) is celebrating its second annual EVA Awards at the UN-Gala. The non-gala style event will celebrate the “unique vibe that defines San Diego’s largest urban neighborhood.”

The East Village community will be showcased at the UN-Gala, with comedienne/emcee Mal Hall, live entertainment, a silent auction, food samplings beverages, an awards presentation and more.

Organizers say, “No suit or tie and no chicken dinner. Find out who snags the EVA award for ‘most pet-friendly business.’”

There will also be a social media competition, @EastVillageSD caught on Instagram,” or “social media champ.”

The EVA Awards at the UN-Gala will take place Oct. 20, at Fault Line Park, located at 1433 Island Ave., in East Village.

Check in begins at 5 p.m. and the program starts at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets are $25 for EVA members and early birds and $35 for non-members and at the door.

Make sure you take “Do the Ride Thing” to the 2016 EVA Awards.

Do the Ride Thing launched on June 18 at an EVA event at SILO in Makers Quarter. The campaign is focused on creating solutions for mobility and parking in East Village by encouraging locals and visitors to try a different method of transit when traveling to the Downtown neighborhood.

East Village Association, Inc., is the nonprofit corporation that manages the East Village Business Improvement District. EVA’s mission is to support and promote East Village businesses by establishing our community as San Diego’s livable urban village.

The East Village Business Improvement District is partially funded by the City of San Diego’s Small Business Enhancement Program.

For more information about the EVA, the Do The Ride Thing campaign or East Village, visit

Park(ing) Day in East Village

Join the East Village Association for a take over of Rob Nelson Parklet, located at 705 16th St., Friday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Presented by the East Village Association, and sponsored by Buca di Beppo, Herbert’s Lemonade, cycle, Z, Do the Ride Thing.

Enjoy live music, snacks, games and networking with your community. Attendance is free. For more information visit

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