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Komen Race for the Cure scheduled for Sunday in Balboa Park

The 17th Annual Komen San Diego Race for the Cure is set for 8 a.m. on Sunday in Balboa Park.

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Visitor Information

Thanks to the foresight of its early settlers, San Diego is blessed with an oasis of green that functions as its recreational heart.  Balboa Park, located just east of downtown and the airport began as an 1,400 acre track set aside as a public park in 1865.  The first master plan was prepared in 1903 and the city levied a tax in 1905 to support the master plan.  The grounds were planted by Kate Sessions during the early part of the 20th century.  Her determination to keep San Diego green can be seen in its lush plantings and trees.

Many of the buildings in the park date to the 1915-1916 Panama-California Exposition and are excellent examples of the Spanish Colonial Revival style.  At the time the buildings were not intended for permanent use, but they have remained in constant use since the Exposition.  In recent years as termites and time have taken their toll buildings are being refurbished or rebuilt as exact replicas. The site was also the host of the 1935-36 California-Pacific International Exposition.

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Balboa Park Businesses

Roberts Electric Service, Inc.

302 Washington St., Ste. 100
San Diego, CA
  • Contractors - Electrical
  • Electrical Services & Maintenance
  • Tenant Improvements

LevitZacks Certified Public Accountants

701 B St., Ste. 1300
San Diego, CA
  • Accounting Services
  • Appraisals & Valuations
  • Forensic Consultants
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Movie Theaters

1788 El Prado
San Diego, CA, 92101
701 Fifth Ave.
San Diego, CA, 92101
3965 5th Ave. #200
San Diego, CA, 92103
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA, 92101
1875 El Prado
San Diego, CA, 92101

To find a movie theater outside this area, check the Source Movie Section.

Upcoming Events

Hiding in Plain Sight: Eight Voices in Contemporary Photography

Sat, Oct 25
San Diego Central Library/Joan & Irwin Jacobs Comm
San Diego
– Hiding in Plain Sight: Eight Voices in Contemporary Photography gathers eight of San Diego’s most talented photographers who are exploring the creative boundaries of photography. Each of the artists included in this exhibition (Andy Cross, Amanda Dahlgren, Judith Fox, John Brinton Hogan, Michael Mulno, Han Nguyen, Scott Polach, and Rebecca Webb) live and work in the San Diego region, adding to the cultural vibrancy of our community. . A reception sponsored by the Friends of the Central Library is planned for Saturday, September 6, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. The exhibition and reception are open to the public and admission is free.

Gauquin to Warhol 20th Century Icons

Sat, Oct 25
San Diego Museum of Art
San Diego
The exhibition is a who’s who of the art world, with monumental works from Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keeffe, Salvador Dalí, Frida Kahlo, Paul Gauguin, Francis Bacon, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock, among others. This is the only West Coast stop for this exhibition, which features 70+ works from the renowned collection from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, N.Y., and covers modern movements from Post-Impressionism to Pop.

AACAPs 61st Annual Mental Health Meeting

Sat, Oct 25
Manchester Hyatt San Diego
San Diego
The Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of child and adolescent psychiatrists in the world offering a comprehensive schedule of events which combines cutting edge science with children’s mental health issues. The program provides child and adolescent psychiatrists, clinicians and researchers with the latest updates in the mental health industry and features presentations by award-winning speakers and the profession’s leading minds. Keynote speakers will lead hot button topics including The Future of Mental Health Services in the 21st Century, Marijuana and the Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in 2014, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Affordable Care Act.

DMA2014 Conference & Exhibition

Sat, Oct 25
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego
Acceleration Partners today announced that Founder and Managing Director Robert Glazer will speak at the Direct Marketing Association’s (DMA) DMA2014 Annual Conference & Exhibition: The Global Event for Data-Driven Marketers. We’ll help you discover innovative ways to engage customers and drive response, via leading-edge case studies from global brands; more than 70 conference sessions designed for team development; premier networking events; the 2014 Exhibit Hall featuring hundreds of the world’s top companies; and much more.

Hiding in Plain Sight: Eight Voices in Contemporary Photography

Sun, Oct 26
San Diego Central Library/Joan & Irwin Jacobs Comm
San Diego
– Hiding in Plain Sight: Eight Voices in Contemporary Photography gathers eight of San Diego’s most talented photographers who are exploring the creative boundaries of photography. Each of the artists included in this exhibition (Andy Cross, Amanda Dahlgren, Judith Fox, John Brinton Hogan, Michael Mulno, Han Nguyen, Scott Polach, and Rebecca Webb) live and work in the San Diego region, adding to the cultural vibrancy of our community. . A reception sponsored by the Friends of the Central Library is planned for Saturday, September 6, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. The exhibition and reception are open to the public and admission is free.
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