May 19, 2022

South County Events, November 21

Chula Vista wins the economic award

The city of Chula Vista recently won a silver medal for its We Built THIS economic stimulus campaign, in the Multimedia / Video Promotion category of the International Nonprofit Economic Development Council. The Economic Development Excellence Awards recognize the best economic development programs and partnerships, marketing materials and the most influential leaders of the year. The city won the award for its marketing campaign during the COVID-19 pandemic, using a series of videos, advertisements, social media content and graphics created by JPW Communications. The company worked with the city to encourage local residents to “think small” and support local businesses. The various elements of the campaign all drive traffic to an updated website featuring multiple small businesses. The campaign was featured on several local television and print media in English and Spanish, gaining over one million impressions.

Coronado requests a web contribution

The Town of Coronado is seeking feedback from residents on what they would like to improve on the town’s website. A new website will improve information availability, maintain transparency, increase responsiveness, provide up-to-date information and implement user-friendly navigation. It can take up to nine months for the website to be completed. The city is asking residents to take an informal survey at

City looking for suppliers for the event

National City is accepting entries from food vendors and artisans, non-profit organizations and exhibitors for the “Kimball Holiday,” which will take place from 2 pm to 9 pm on December 11th. Call Community Services at (619) 336-4358.

New club invites teenage members

Club Altrusa de Chula Vista announces that it is sponsoring a new Community ASTRA Club, a voluntary organization for young people,
open to all high school students aged 14 to 19. Its young members are already working in the community reading and recording stories for children in their neighborhood. Future service projects include cleaning up parks and beaches and collecting Christmas toys. To support club members, book donations are welcome from their Amazon wishlist at To learn more, visit or send an email to [email protected]

Olivewood Gardens offers a virtual tour

Olivewood Gardens and The Learning Center CEO Jen Nation is hosting a virtual walking tour and question-and-answer session from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday so people can learn more about the garden’s programs. Find out how the garden has pivoted its services during the COVID-19 pandemic to meet the needs of the community, and find out how you can get involved. Subscribe to the Zoom link at Olivewood Gardens is located at 2525 N Ave., National City. Call (619) 434-4281; email [email protected]

Food distribution set for Chula Vista

Feeding San Diego is hosting a drive-through food distribution Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at Southwestern College, 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista. Each registered participant will receive approximately 50 pounds of dry food, fresh produce and a frozen meat protein. Register at People will also receive information on how to access other food distributions at, and information on the benefits of CalFresh (SNAP), including how to apply. Visit

Local students graduate

University of Eastern New Mexico, Portales, New Mexico: Maureen Ferreira from San Diego, Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders

James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia: Sayeda Islam from San Diego, bachelor’s degree in architectural design; Shams Aloosi from San Diego, Master of Business Administration Executive Leadership

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania: Allyson Dibsie from San Diego, Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology

Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas: Caitlin Wade from San Diego, Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood / Elementary Education

Albion College, Albion, Michigan: Latrell Crenshaw from San Diego, BA in Political Science, cum laude

St. Francis University, Loretto, PA: Helen Nguyen from San Diego, Master of Science in Physician Assistant

Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA: Alice Banta from San Diego, Bachelor of Arts in Theater and Music, summa cum laude; Kaelyn kappes by Chula Vista, Bachelor of Arts in Theater and Psychology, summa cum laude; Julia way from San Diego, Bachelor of Arts in Theater and Media and Communication, magna cum laude

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