South County Events, November 13


Town halls: Coronado, 4 p.m. Tuesday; Imperial Beach, 6 p.m. Wednesday

School Boards: Coronado Unified School District, 4 p.m. Thursday; San Diego Unified School District, 4:15 p.m. Tuesday (state of the district address); Sweetwater Union School District, 6 p.m. Monday

The women’s club organizes a food drive

The Sweetwater Woman’s Club is hosting its annual fall food drive to benefit local families through South Bay Community Services from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday. Walk through and drop off your donations at the clubhouse, 3855 Sweetwater Road, Bonita. The club will provide turkeys and the community is encouraged to donate non-perishable toppings for a Thanksgiving meal: canned stuffing mix, instant mashed potatoes, instant or canned gravy, canned cranberry sauce, corn and green beans. Visit Where

Fixit clinic scheduled for Saturday at the library

The Chula Vista Public Library is hosting a Fixit Clinic and Repair session from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Civic Center Branch, 365 F. St. Instead of adding items to city dumps, bring in broken items and non-functional such as electronics, appliances, computers, toys, bicycles, clothing, etc., for evaluation, disassembly and possible repair. SD Fixit Clinics will provide work space, specialist tools and advice to help you disassemble and troubleshoot your item. This is a family event: children are welcome. Local repairers, live repair demonstrations and an environmental film are also on the program. Register on

National City is looking for vendors and exhibitors for the festival

Tuesday is the deadline for exhibitors, vendors and/or food trucks to register to participate in “A Kimball Holiday,” hosted by National City and the National City Chamber. The event will take place from 2-9 p.m. on December 10 at Kimball Park, 148 E. 12th St. For all vendors, a National City business license is required. Food vendors require a San Diego County Sanitary Permit. In addition, food trucks must pass the City Fire Department Food Truck Inspection. Traders can register on Potential exhibitors can register on Call (619) 336-4358 or contact [email protected]

The Salvation Army is hosting a free show

Mariachi Rodriguez performs as part of a World Stage performance at the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Center’s Free Family Arts and Literacy Night Series. The free show will take place Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Rolando Room at the Salvation Army Kroc Center, 6605 University Ave., San Diego. Mariachi Rodriguez is directed by San Diego State University alumnus Andrew Rodriguez. After the show, families are invited to participate in a free art activity with artist Stacie Greene to create a colorful Mexican folk art mirror. In addition, each family leaves with a free book related to the theme of the evening. Dial (619) 269-1540 or (619) 838-2974.

Holiday Bazaar, selling plants at Olivewood Gardens

Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center is hosting a holiday bazaar and plant sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 2525 N Ave., National City. Enjoy the gardens as you shop for a seasonal selection of artisan items and plants from Olivewood Kitchenistas and local small businesses. Free to attend; register on for an Olivewood lunch. Dial (619) 434-4281.

The police foundation is soliciting donations for needy children

The Chula Vista Police Department School Resource Officer Unit, in partnership with the Chula Vista Police Foundation, Chula Vista Elementary School District, and South Bay Community Services, is hosting their 11th Annual Shoe Drive and socks, providing these items to needy young people in the community. . On December 10, select students enrolled in the Chula Vista Elementary School District will be invited to Solo Shoes to pick out their new shoes and socks. Cash donations are welcome and will be used to purchase shoes and socks for the students. Visit and point to “Shoe and Sock Drive” in the comments section.

Healthcare company donates furniture

Molina Healthcare of California recently donated furniture and other supplies for the renovation of a space that will be used as a private and secure client area at the McAlister Institute, one of the county’s largest drug and alcohol treatment providers from San Diego. The donation was part of Molina’s Make a Difference Day in local communities, and the furniture went to McAlister’s office at 1180 Third Ave., Chula Vista. Molina will also donate supplies for the McAlister Laundry. McAlister is open to all people seeking treatment, offering a range of alcohol and drug prevention and treatment programs. These include intervention services, outpatient and residential treatment for adults and drug rehabilitation programs, group homes for adolescents aged 12 to 17, and housing for women reunited with their children through the services of child protection. Visit

Campland donates to organizations

Campland on the Bay recently donated $30,000 to community groups in the San Diego area through its Campland Cares fundraising program. Campland supports organizations that help promote coastal access, animal welfare, recreation, and food security for underserved communities, as well as nonprofit organizations that aim to protect natural resources. The donation will help Mid-City CAN, Young & Prosperous, Ocean Discovery Institute and Project New Village. Funds are in addition to support provided to Discover Pacific Beach’s Clean and Safe Program, I Love a Clean San Diego, San Diego Humane Society, San Diego Food Bank, Promises 2 Kids and Jacobs & Cushman Foundation. Campland also recently launched a free program so underserved youth and families can camp in Mission Bay. Visit To learn more about Friends of Campland, visit

Local graduates

Park University, Parkville, MO: Adam Geoffrey Halter from San Diego, Bachelor of Science in business administration/management, cum laude; Toni Danyeal Martinez from San Diego, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Logistics; Wendy Adriana Garcia Torres from San Diego, Bachelor of Science in Social Psychology

Hamilton College, Clinton, NY: Matthew Anderson from San Diego, Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience

South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD: Hannah Christine Haaland de La Jolla, Doctor of Pharmacy

Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia: Briana Cross from San Diego, Master of Education in adult and career education

University of Tampa, Tampa, Florida: Hannah Cosgrove from San Diego, Bachelor of Science in Education, Elementary (K-6)

Emmanuel College, Boston: Daniela Valades de Coronado, Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics

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