Highlights of the Week

This week we were uplifted by stories of hope, positivity, and life!

  • This week on America’s Got Talent, San Diego’s Voices of Our City Choir, made up of persons experiencing homelessness, wowed audiences and received a Golden Buzzer taking them to the finale. Watch their performance and learn their story here.
  • As the typically vibrant Gaslamp District went silent, artists turned the boarded-up storefronts into colorful paintings and positive messages. Messages read “Things will be okay,” and included messages of love, hope, and strength. Read about the transformation here. 
  • The San Diego Zoo and Safari Park have been staying busy! This week the Zoo took 300 high school students on a virtual tour through the elephant exhibit, followed by a stop at the giraffes encounter. Read about it here. At the Safari Park, two rhino calves explored the savanna for the first time. Read about the calves here.


Virtual Events for the Month of June

With this being the start of a new month, we wanted to share some things to do, from a distance, in San Diego this June.

June 1–4

The Story of Plastic screening and panel

View the film The Story of Plastic, courtesy of the Surfrider Foundation and on June 4 at 7 p.m., register to watch a Zoom panel discussion of plastic experts.

June 5

Virtual First Friday at Liberty Station Arts District

Live dance, pottery wheel demos, storytelling, and more begins at 3 pm. 

June 16

Celebration of Heroes Blood & Food Drive

Support the American Red Cross by donating blood at Pechanga Arena or participating in the food drive to benefit the North County Food Banks.

3500 Sports Arena Boulevard, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

June 18

Summer Solstice At Home Pop Up Event

Receive food from your favorite Del Mar Village restaurants, tune in to live music, and watch an ocean web cam. Who needs Powerhouse Park?


Highlights of the Week

This week, a post supporting San Diego’s Black-owned eateries went viral. Many eateries have been hit hard by the pandemic, and as this article says, supporting these restaurants is another approach to support the Black Lives Matter movement. Find the post here with the list of eateries.

There is more to look forward to this weekend. The Times of San Diego has a schedule of drive-in movies and concerts this weekend. Find more information here. Proceeds will support Feeding San Diego. Also, this Saturday, June 6th, at 7am (PT), CNN and Sesame Street are hosting a 60-minute special Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism, designed for kids and families. It will stream live on’s homepage and across mobile devices via CNN’s apps, without requiring a cable log-in. Learn more here.

Have a nice, safe weekend!


LGBTQ Resources

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in June to honor the Stonewall Riots that occurred at the end of June 1969. In June 2020 there is an intersectionality recognized between the LGBTQ+ movement and the movement for civil rights.

One great resource for the LGBTQ+ community is 2-1-1 San Diego. In 2-1-1 San Diego’s words, they “are passionately dedicated to breaking down all barriers to accessing health and community services throughout San Diego County.  Recognizing that the LGBTQ community often faces additional barriers to access, 2-1-1 San Diego has created this LGBTQ Community Resource focus page as tool to foster connections needed between service providers and individuals in need.”

2-1-1 links to partner agencies, support groups, spiritual and self-enrichment, health services, mental health services, legal services, alcohol or drug abuse services, housing/shelter, food and basic needs, public benefits, family resources, and laws and rights.

Find the resource page here: or call 2-1-1.



Highlights of the Week

This past week…

  • The non-profit organization ElderHelp of San Diego boxed, bagged, and delivered food to 850 seniors who have felt isolated due to COVID and protests. Read the story here.
  • Another non-profit, Hugs and Bags, gave away 400 meals at San Diego Miramar College to help ease inequity among hungry families. Read more here.
  • SDG&E announced a multi-year giving campaign, called “Energy for Others,” to support communities in need, civic engagement, and social justice. Learn about the campaign.

There is more to look forward to this weekend. While the full San Diego County Fair may not be happening, you can still enjoy some of the food! Some stands have been approved outside the fairgrounds and in La Mesa. There is also a Virtual Photography show and Student Showcase. Find the locations and the links in the article here.

Have a nice weekend!