American Mariachi at The Old Globe

Playing March 23 – April 29, 2018 (Opening night: Thursday, March 29) at the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage, Old Globe Theatre in the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Enjoy the world premiere by José Cruz González, directed by James Vásquez and presented in association with Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company. Spending her days caring for her ailing mother, Lucha yearns to break her monotonous routine. Here’s a wild idea: an all-girl mariachi band! But it’s the 1970s, and girls can’t be mariachis…or can they? As Lucha and her spunky cousin hunt for bandmates, dodge disapproving relatives, and bring Mom along for the ride, they wonder: will the band come together?

Helen Woodward Animal Center Begins Construction on New Adoptions Building

Helen Woodward Animal Center celebrated a monumental event in the organization’s history with the official groundbreaking for a brand new Adoptions Building on January 14. Festivities commenced with a private ceremony for Center staff, supporters, board members and friends. The construction of the new building marks the second phase in the Campaign for Caring – a multi-year mission to rebuild Helen Woodward Animal Center’s aging facilities, many of which have been in place since the organization’s founding in 1972. Helen Woodward Animal Center is a private, non-profit organization where “people help animals and animals help people.”

Check Presentation Ceremony for CAF’s Operation Rebound

Daniel Powell and Modern Woodman Fraternal presented a $5,000 donation check to the Challenged Athletes Foundation’s Operation Rebound® program which strengthens the mental and physical well-being of veterans, military personnel and first responders with permanent physical injuries by providing them opportunities to use sports and fitness to re-integrate into our communities and by empowering them through sports. Money raised was from a fundraiser at The Breeders’ Cup Soiree held November 2017 at ‘The Village on Cedros’ hosted by Daniel Powell and Modern Woodman Financial matched the donation. 


In 2018, Don Diego Scholarship Foundation will award a record $73,000 in college scholarships to 35 outstanding students who reside in the San Diego area and have participated in the San Diego County Fair and/or other activities associated with the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Scholarships are offered in six categories. Individual awards range from $1,000 to $5,000. The deadline to apply is March 19, 2018. Finalist interviews will be held in May. Recipients will be honored at the exclusive Don Diego Gala during the 2018 San Diego County Fair. Each recipient also will receive a personalized Legacy Brick installed at the Fairgrounds. Eligibility details and applications online.

One Paseo Announces First 
Confirmed Tenants

One Paseo, a mixed-use development bringing shops, restaurants, apartments, offices, and public plazas to Del Mar Heights, has announced its first four confirmed tenants. The neighborhood village will be home to Michael Mina and Ayesha Curry’s acclaimed International Smoke, modern organic Mexican restaurant Tocaya Organica, Top Chef Dakota Weiss’ Cali-meets-Hawaii Sweetfin Poké and Huntington Beach’s Ways & Means Oyster House. These restaurants are the first look at One Paseo’s curated retailers scheduled to open early 2019. One Paseo is a coast-meets-country mixed-use development project located at the southwest corner of Del Mar Heights Road and El Camino Real in Carmel Valley, San Diego.


Hosted at the San Diego Civic Theatre and sponsored by San Diego County Credit Union®, the new season begins with the irresistible Broadway hit and beloved film, WAITRESS. Next is Broadway’s most beloved musical, the 2017 Tony Award®-winner for Best Revival, HELLO, DOLLY!, back on stage where it belongs. Discover a whole new world and get everything you wished for with Disney’s ALADDIN. Make new memories at CATS based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. Enjoy a delicious tale by Roald Dahl which is sure to be San Diego’s golden ticket, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. Start a new tradition with the Tony Award® winning, and one of Broadway’s most loved musicals of all time, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. And finally, be captivated by the epic love-story about the ultimate sacrifice of love, based on the iconic opera Madame Butterfly, with MISS SAIGON.