Monday, October 24, 2016

Reverse Trick or Treat Event: Kids and Shelter Pets!

San Diego Humane Society  is hosting the first-ever Reverse Trick or Treat event on Thursday, Oct. 27. Children of all ages will have the opportunity to make toys and goodies for pets and then deliver their hand-crafted treats to adoptable animals throughout the shelter. Animals will also be available for interaction for children and their parents in need of a fur fix. Join us for this special Halloween Event for kids!

The event takes place from 4-6 pm at our San Diego Campus, 5500 Gaines St. 92110.

4-5 pm: Drop in to our regular weekly Fur Fix to meet animal friends.
5-6 pm: Make treats for our adoptable animals and then reverse trick or treat through the adoption gallery and deliver your treats to the shelter animals.

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Children are invited to wear a costume or Halloween colors!
  • $5 suggested donation appreciated.

“Youth events like this one are not only fun for kids, but teach an essential lesson about giving back to our community and the humane treatment of animals,” said Amelia Curtis, education manager for San Diego Humane Society. “Teaching children to value animals not only encourages respect for all living beings, it also establishes a sense of responsibility to make the world a better, more humane place.”

About San Diego Humane Society
Serving San Diego County since 1880, San Diego Humane Society’s scope of social responsibility goes beyond adopting animals. San Diego Humane Society offers San Diegans a wide range of programs and services that strengthen the human-animal bond, prevent cruelty/neglect, provide medical care, educate the community on the humane treatment of animals and provide safety net services for all pet families needing assistance with keeping their pets.

As San Diego’s oldest nonprofit organization, San Diego Humane Society has campuses located in Escondido, Oceanside, and San Diego as well as adoption centers inside Petco stores throughout San Diego County. San Diego Humane Society is supported solely through contributions, grants, bequests, investments, proceeds from the Muttique retail store and small fees for services. For more information or to view our current animals available for adoption; please visit

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Zombies, Psychos, and Severed Heads: Clairemont Act One’s Season 6 Opener is a Buffet of Halloween Delights

By Katie Turner, PhD
 A scene from "The Real Problem" directed by Patrick Castaneda.
L-R: Catherine de los Rios as Hecate, Victoria
Valenzuela as Katerina Minola, Danielle Billings
as the head of Anne Boleyn, and Caroline Amiguet as Desdemona

Clairemont Act One Community Theatre opened their sixth season last Friday with, “10 Ways to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse (and Other One Act Plays).”  Consisting of 5 short plays, the show is a highly entertaining mix of silly and spooky, with plenty of laughs and excellent Halloween makeup throughout.  There are only two more opportunities to see little gem of a show—Friday October 21st and Saturday October 22nd at 7 p.m.

I had the pleasure of attending the opening night performance of the show.  The talented cast brought a great deal of energy to their performances, with many in the ensemble performing in two or more of the plays.  The cast is a mix of CAO veterans and newcomers to San Diego theatre.  Many of these actors boast professional stage and screen credits.  Overall, the performers showed great dexterity and exquisite comic timing in bringing the various vignettes to life.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Tune Into Local Radio: Real Talk San Diego

Real Talk San Diego airs weekdays on ESPN 1700AM. Each of the five days is hosted by different local radio personalities allowing a unique and diverse perspective on real estate, finance and other business and lifestyle related topics that impact our communities.

Tomorrow, the Clairemont Community News publisher/editor Janet Poutré will be a guest on the show, where she will be talking about the CC News, which is celebrating its 10 year anniversary and some Clairemont history.

The collective goal of the Real Talk team is to educate and inform the listening audience by constantly challenging the national media’s sweeping generalizations and fear-based journalism. We seek to deliver the truth about the San Diego marketplace so our listeners can make informed decisions about “the business of life” in America’s Finest City.

Tune in tomorrow at 10AM, on your radio at 1700AM, or online at