January 2017 Around Town 2

Big Brothers Big Sisters of SDC 
54th Annual Gourmet Dinner Celebrates Success

The Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine was buzzing with energy as Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County hosted its 54th Annual Gourmet Dinner. Guests honored Person of the Year John Frager. Emceed by Bob Scanlan, former Major League Baseball pitcher, this year’s dinner raised over $800,000 Gross and $650,000 Net for one-to-one mentoring programs! SDBigs.org

Scripps Performing Arts Academy Opens in Carmel Valley

Building more room and more convenience for their growing student body and their families, Scripps Performing Arts Academy is expanding, opening at the the Carmel Valley Piazza in Carmel, right next to the Hallmark Store. The top quality professional training facility for ballet, theatre, dance and music provides a creative environment that instills self-confidence, self-esteem and teamwork without sacrificing the core values of dance as an art form. ScrippsPerformingArts.com

5th Annual Pardee Homes Carmel Valley 5K & Fun Run

On January 22, this fun race will begin and end at The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch. The event is raising money for all the schools in the Carmel Valley Area to benefit education all over the community. Organizations include the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation, Carmel Valley Middle School PTSA, Solana Beach Schools Foundation, Torrey Pines High School Foundation and more. CarmelValley5K.com

Moment Bicycles Open in Carmel Valley

San Diego’s only Fit First bike shop has opened doors in Carmel Valley. Shop new arrivals and 2017 bikes now in stock. Everything from mountain bikes to demo bikes, urban and utility bikes and accessories, and get fit for your personal morphology, riding style and experience. They have the first Dynamic Fit Unit by GURU to find your optimal bike fit and have been voted the Best Bike Shop by Competitor Magazine for the past three years! MomentBicycles.com

Cryo Shield Opens Second Location

Whole Body Cryotherapy is an anti-inflammatory treatment known to relieve pain, improve energy and more. Cryo Shield opened last year in Flower Hill Promenade Del Mar and is now expanding to its new location in Torrey Pines. Now open at the Alexandria Building! CryoShieldTherapy.com

Bloc Comes to Solana Beach

Bloc, with its first location in Leucadia, brings an innovate concept to co-working collaboration down the coast! Bloc Solana Beach is a collaborative workspace that was designed to encourage like-minded people to work together in a creative and motivating professional environment. Just steps from Fletcher Cove and in the heart of Solana Beach. HiBloc.com

First Tooth Pediatric Dentistry Opens 
in Del Mar

Dr. Nicholas Jize, DDS, or as the patients call him Dr. Nick, a San Diego native, is proud to open his practice in Del Mar, located in the Cornerstone Business Center on Via De La Valle. Dr. Nick’s goal is for his patients to associate going to the dentist with a positive experience, not as a source of worries. As a patient, your child’s needs are unique and the entire experience will be tailored to achieve the best result. FirstToothSD.com