Heather Finlay, the CEO of the YWCA of San Diego County, carries the burden of knowing that 1 in 4 women faces domestic violence in their lives. Thanks to highly publicized issues involving NFL players such as Ray Rice, domestic violence has become a topic of national conversation, and more people are becoming aware just how prevalent abuse is in our society.
“The abuse is intense and without experiencing it, you’re hard-pressed to truly imagine what happens and I think this is why the video of Ray Rice punching Janay really shocked a lot of people. It showed what goes on behind closed doors,” Finlay said.
Ann Beard, a Solana Beach resident, was on the book committee that oversaw the project. She joined the club in 1986, then served as the inaugural female president in 1996 through 1998. She remains a board member along with Jim Alcorn, Rob Scott and Suzanne Swift, with Mike Bixler as vice president.
Joe Wiegand is regarded as the nation’s premier interpreter of Theodore Roosevelt, having entertained audiences at the White House and nationwide. Join him as he entertains at the Solana Beach Library’s Friends Night Out at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16, in the library.
The Del Mar Foundation Talks presents Dr. Daniel R. Cayan of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, to speak on our “Water Worries,” from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 7. This free event will be held at the Powerhouse Community Center.
As our region experiences the worst drought in recorded history, water is a hotter topic than ever. According to a recent Los Angeles Times article, “we have only enough water in storage to get through the next 12-18 months, and that’s it.”
Emeritus at Carmel Valley hosted a Purple & White Gala to support research at the Alzheimer’s Association
On most Fridays, Carmel Creek Elementary School is holding “Family Fun Day Stay & Play.”
Solana Highlands Elementary School held a “Parent Technology Night”
Del Mar shop scheduling October events to increase awareness, promote wares
All San Diego public libraries will be closed Friday, Oct. 10, for Staff Development Day.This includes the Carmel Valley Branch Library, 3919 Townsgate Drive, San Diego.
The Del Mar Library will host a discussion of the book “What It’s Like to Go to War” by Karl Marlantes at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, as part of San Diego County Library’s participation in the California Reads program.