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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

Shelburne Sherr Conference Center

501 W. Broadway, Ste. 1330
San Diego, CA
  • Arbitration & Special Reference
  • Conference Rooms / Conference Centers

McCullough Landscape Architecture SD

703 16th St., Stop. 100
San Diego, CA
  • Construction
  • Construction - General Contracting
  • Construction - Remodeling
  • Construction Contractor - Mechanical
  • Construction Contractors - Concrete
  • Developers - Commercial
  • Developers - Land / Resort
  • Developers - Residential
  • Engineering Services
  • Environmental Services
  • Office Building Management
  • Property Management
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  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate - Advisory & Consultation
  • Real Estate - Broker/Consultants
  • Real Estate - Commercial
  • Real Estate - Investments
  • Real Estate - Management
  • Real Estate - Rental Homes
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Movie Theaters

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
1788 El Prado
San Diego, CA, 92101

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

Upcoming Events

Lawyers Club Monthly Luncheon: Bring Your Child to Work

Thu, Apr 24
12:00pm 1:15pm
The Bristol Hotel
San Diego
Balancing the demands of practicing law with those of parenthood is a juggling act and it's not uncommon for attorneys to wonder if their child will be permanently scarred when they have to miss the occassional baseball game or bedtime story due to work obligations. Join us as we attempt to debunk those fears and hear from children (both young and adult) of attorneys about how they really feel about growing up with lawyer parents. Following the luncheon attendees and their children are invited to attend a mock trial in the courtroom of Hon. Joan Weber, followed by a tour of the holding cells and courthouse! $25, Lawyers Club members; $14, children; $40, non-members; $20, students, $40 at the door, space permitting.

Spring Mixer

Thu, Apr 24
5:30pm 7:30pm
Higgs, Fletcher & Mack LLP
San Diego
Meet and mingle with fellow Ethnic Relations & Diversity Committee (ERDC) and San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA) members for drinks and appetizers, and find out how you can become involved in ERDC and the SDCBA. Driving directions can be found at http://www.higgslaw.com/contact_map.htm. Attendees park for free in the building and the parking entrance is on State Street.

16th Annual In the Company of Women Luncheon

Fri, Apr 25
Marriott Marquis and Marina
San Diego
This spectacular event will include the prestigious Tribute to Women & Industry (TWIN) awards, recognizing outstanding professional women in San Diego. This signature event raises critical financial support and awareness for the YWCA's comprehensive domestic violence and homelessness programs, including Becky's House®, Passages, and Cortez Hill Family Center.

Second Annual Albert Einstein Day of Innovations

Fri, Apr 25
8:30am 2:50pm
Albert Einstein Middle School
San Diego
Albert Einstein Academies (AEA) in partnership with the German American San Diego Foundation (GASDF) will be holding their second annual Albert Einstein Day of Innovations event to celebrate innovation and science education next Friday, April 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. on their campus at 3035 Ash Street, San Diego, CA 92102. Middle school students will hear from local science companies Carl Zeiss and Tocagen on the real life applications of products and scientific processes as they apply to units of study in genetics, cells and plate tectonics. There will also be an awards ceremony in the afternoon to recognize students for their science projects, including earthquake-proof houses and a Hunger Games-inspired arena that will showcase crossbred animals they created to understand genetics.

Congressional Luncheon

Fri, Apr 25
11:00am 1:30pm
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
San Diego
The Chamber’s Congressional Luncheon is one of San Diego’s best opportunities to hear directly from the San Diego regional congressional delegation. Each congress member will provide a brief update followed by topical questions and answers. The moderator will be Gene Cubbison, Political Reporter for NBC 7 San Diego. Confirmed Participants: Congresswoman Susan Davis, Congressman Duncan D. Hunter, Congressman Darrell Issa, Congressman Scott Peters, Congressman Juan Vargas.
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