South County Happenings, November 28


Town Halls: Coronado, 3 p.m. Tuesday; Imperial Beach, 5 p.m. Wednesday

National City organizes a municipal workshop

National City is inviting the community to a virtual workshop from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on December 8 to discuss the updated corporate plan targeted. Topics will include:

  • the land use component update, which will examine ways to increase housing capacity and rezone parts of National City;
  • the House National City Program, which discusses a new program to encourage affordable and mixed-income housing;
  • and the update of the Climate Action Plan, which discusses policies and actions aimed at reducing climate-related impacts of growth.

Learn more at; contact Tara Lake Consultant Project Manager at [email protected] or (619) 849-5415. Register at

Chula Vista opens a helpline for seniors

Chula Vista, in partnership with 211 San Diego, has opened a new hotline for seniors and caregivers to receive weekly information on city events and resources. The CV Senior Connect phone line, (619) 409-1932, is funded by the San Diego Foundation’s Age Friendly Communities program and will allow residents to subscribe to automated messages about local events, programming and information about help for the elderly in the community. . In addition to the weekly messages, the helpline includes a telephone tree of resources, such as information on Project Cares, 211 San Diego, and essential assistance such as food distributions and up-to-date information on COVID-19. Visit the city’s Age-Friendly web page at To subscribe to the new service, dial (619) 409-1932.

Southwestern College Receives Equity Honor

Southwestern College was recently named Higher Education Equity Champion for 2021 by The Campaign for College Opportunity, a bipartisan, nonprofit education policy and research organization. Recognition came from the college’s efforts to award associate’s degrees for transfer to black and Latinx students. The campaign called the college’s success a “great achievement and a real job of fairness” and recognized the efforts of the campus community to ensure that black and Latin students who have a transfer goal successfully graduate from college. ‘associated for the transfer.

New club invites teenage members

Club Altrusa de Chula Vista announces that it is sponsoring a new Community ASTRA Club, a voluntary youth organization, open to all high school students between the ages of 14 and 19. Its young members are already working in the community reading and recording stories for children in their neighborhood. Future service projects include cleaning up parks and beaches and collecting Christmas toys. To support club members, book donations are welcome from their Amazon wishlist at For more information, see or email [email protected]

Imperial Beach Hosts Holiday Event

The Imperial Beach Parks & Recreation Department invites the community to the Holiday Light Festival 2021 at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pier Plaza, hosted with the IB Business Association and the Port of San Diego. Enjoy the children’s crafts and photos with Santa Claus, and the holiday lighting ceremony will take place at 5:15 p.m.

Playhouse opens “Cuban Christmas Tale”

“A People’s Cuban Christmas Tale,” a new play by Herbert Siguenza, opens Thursday at 8 p.m. at the OnStage Playhouse in Chula Vista and runs through December 19. Siguenza is well known as the founder of Culture Clash and writer of “A Weekend with Pablo Picasso” at the San Diego Repertory Theater. He adapted the classic “A Christmas Carol” to remind us that “there is always an alternative to greed, and that we must find a radical change in ourselves and in our systems in order to survive the next century. ”The production includes 10 actors and a Cuban group of four musicians bringing the traditional sounds of Cuba to this adaptation Tickets are available at or by calling (619) 422-7787.

Blood donations

The San Diego Blood Bank organizes these blood drives:

  • 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sharp Rees Stealy-Otay Ranch, 1400 E. Palomar Street, Chula Vista. Donors will receive a special limited edition Comic-Con t-shirt (while supplies last)

People 17 years of age and older who weigh 114 pounds or more and who are in good health may be eligible to donate blood. A good meal and plenty of fluids are recommended before donation. Appointments strongly encouraged. Photo ID required. Call (800) 469-7322 or visit

Please send notifications to [email protected] at least two weeks prior to events.


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