SD Weekly Budget
Date: 03-06-2008 2:10 PM - Word Count: 1489

SD Weekly Budget
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   Eds: Following is a listing of calendar items for the week of March 9-
15, provided for your planning purposes. The events will be supplemented in
daily budgets and may be revised as the week progresses. Court cases are listed
in the Court Advisory.

   Sunday

   8 a.m. SAN DIEGO - Friends and neighbors of a 62-year-old retired Navy
captain who was critically injured in a head-on collision will host a blood
drive in Scripps Ranch. 10247 Rue Touraine. Contact: Lynn Stedd, San Diego
Blood Bank, (619) 296-6393, ext. 8237.

   9 a.m. SAN DIEGO - Environmentalist Rolene Walker will begin a two-year
walk from the U.S. and Mexico border to Chile to educate about sustainability.
Where the border fence meets the beach. Contact: Dan Watman, Border Meetup
Group, (619) 954-9710.

   9:30 a.m. CARLSBAD - Legoland California will preview its ``Land of
Adventure'' exhibit before the 1920s Egypt-themed attraction opens to the
public. Legoland, One Legoland Drive. Contact: Julie Estrada, park PR, (760)
918-5377 or (760) 846-0886.

   11 a.m. SAN DIEGO - Family members and survivors of brain injuries will
mark ``Brain Injury Awareness Month'' and the 25th anniversary of the San Diego
Brain Injury Foundation. SeaWorld, Nautilus Pavilion, 500 SeaWorld Drive.
Contact: Susan Hansen, foundation, (619) 204-3906; Stephanie Bidegain, (619)
887-5494.

   11:15 a.m. DEL MAR - Canines will be judged in 14 categories during the
13th annual Del Mar Kiwanis ``Ugly Dog Contest'' to benefit a therapeutic horse
riding program. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Contact: John Van
Zante, Helen Woodward Animal Center, (858) 756-4117, ext. 335.

   2 p.m. SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Organizing Project will declare 2008
the ``Year of Our Youth'' in response to an increase in high school dropouts
and a rise in gang violence. St. Jude Shrine of the West, 1129 S. 38th St.
Contact: Joey McKellar, SDOP, (619) 961-8102.

   Monday

   9 a.m. SAN DIEGO - The San Diego County Board of Supervisors will meet.
Agenda includes amending compensation rates for expenses; contribution rates to
the pension system for the coming fiscal year; and appointments to boards and
planning groups. County Administration Center, Room 310, 1600 Pacific Highway.
Contact: Linda Miller, county PIO, (619) 595-4611.

   10:30 a.m. CARLSBAD - A ceremony will be held to mark the opening of the
1920s Egypt-themed ``Land of Attraction'' exhibit at Legoland California that
features nearly a half-million Lego bricks. Legoland, One Legoland Drive.
Contact: Julie Estrada, park PR, (760) 918-5377 or (760) 846-0886.

   2 p.m. SAN DIEGO - The San Diego City Council will meet. Agenda includes
approval of updates to the city's general plan and land development code.
City Administration Building, 12th floor, Council Chamber, 202 C St. Contact:
Liz Maland, city clerk, (619) 533-4000.

   6:30 p.m. SAN DIEGO - Scripps Institution of Oceanography geophysicist
Neal Driscoll will lecture on the ``Gateway to the Arctic: Climate and Sea
Level History of the Chukchi Sea,'' in conjunction with a series on global
warming. Birch Aquarium, 2300 Expedition Way. Contact: Jessica Crawford or
Shannon Casey, Scripps, (858) 534-3624.

   6:30 p.m. EL CAJON - GOP candidates running for the 52nd Congressional
District seat will take part in a debate hosted by the Republican Party of San
Diego County. Crystal Ballroom Hall, 414 N. Magnolia. Contact: Tony Krvaric,
Republican Party, (858) 450-4600.

   Tuesday

   9 a.m. SAN DIEGO - The San Diego County Board of Supervisors will meet.
Agenda includes the acquisition of the Sikes Adobe; a report on county-
maintained roads; consideration of a traffic advisory committee's
recommendations; and watershed protection related to the wildfires. County
Administration Center, Room 310, 1600 Pacific Highway. Contact: Linda Miller,
county PIO, (619) 595-4611.

   10 a.m. SAN DIEGO - The San Diego City Council will meet. Agenda
includes consideration of a lead paint control ordinance; mid-year budget
adjustments; and approval of a townhouse project in La Jolla. City
Administration Building, 12th floor, Council Chamber, 202 C St. Contact: Liz
Maland, city clerk, (619) 533-4000.

   Noon SAN DIEGO - Former news anchor Connie Chung will be the keynote
speaker at the ``In the Company of Women'' luncheon to benefit the YWCA of San
Diego County. San Diego Convention Center, Ballroom 20, 111 W. Harbor Drive.
Contact: Joice Truban Curry, PR, (858) 794-6974.

   Noon SAN DIEGO - Alan Bersin, chairman of the Airport Authority board,
will discuss the region's air transportation future during a San Diego Building
Owners and Managers Association luncheon. Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina,
1590 Harbor Island Drive. Contact: Charlotte Smith, BOMA, (619) 243-1817.

   6:30 p.m. SAN DIEGO - Author Tracy Kidder will sign copies of his book,
``Mountains Beyond Mountains.'' San Diego Public Library, Central Library,
Third Floor Auditorium, 820 E St. Contact: Lynn Whitehouse, library
spokeswoman, (619) 236-5821.

   Wednesday

   Noon SAN DIEGO - Thirty future leaders of the region's hospitality and
tourism industry will be honored during a San Diego Recreation and Benefits
Association luncheon. Liberty Station, NTC Promenade, 2875 Dewey Road. Contact:
Jill Haley, RBA, (619) 298-6171.

   4 p.m. OCEANSIDE - An open house will be held to mark the completion of
a 21,600-square-foot art and music building at MiraCosta College. Creative Arts
Complex, Building 2200, One Barnard Drive. Contact: Bonnie Hall, college PIO,
(760) 795-6613.

   5:30 p.m. SAN DIEGO - A benefit gala will be held to mark the opening of
the Kyoto Laureate Symposium. The three-day event spotlights the 23rd annual
laureates of the Kyoto Prize, Japan's highest private award. Sheraton San Diego
Hotel and Marina, 1380 Harbor Island Drive. Contact: Stephanie Kellems, PR,
(619) 235-4542 or (619) 347-2715.

   Thursday

   9:30 a.m. SAN DIEGO - Hiroo Inokuchi, a chemist and professor emeritus
at the University of Tokyo, will discuss his work in conjunction with the Kyoto
Laureate Symposium. Inokuchi won the Kyoto Prize for his research in organic
molecular electronics. San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive.
Contact: Stephanie Kellems, PR, (619) 235-4542 or (619) 347-2715.

   4 p.m. SAN DIEGO - Geophysicist Hiroo Kanamori will lecture on how
earthquakes and tsunamis affect populations from San Diego to Southeast Asia,
in conjunction with the Kyoto Laureate Symposium. UC San Diego, Price Center,
9500 Gilman Drive. Contact: Pat JaCoby, UCSD, (858) 534-7404; Stephanie
Kellems, PR, (619) 235-4542 or (619) 347-2715.

   5:30 p.m. SAN DIEGO - Candidates running for local, state and
congressional offices will take part in a mixer hosted by the San Diego County
Taxpayers Association. The Burn Fitness Club, 1014 Fifth Ave. Contact: Chris
Cate, SDCTA, (619) 234-6423.

   6 p.m. SAN DIEGO - Assemblywoman Lori Saldana, D-San Diego, will chair a
legislative committee hearing on common-interest developments and homeowner
associations. Port of San Diego Administration Building, 3165 Pacific Highway.
Contact: Joe Kocurek, Saldana's office, (619) 645-3090.

   6:30 p.m. SAN DIEGO - The Centre City Development Corp. will hold a
public meeting on the possible redevelopment of the San Diego Civic Center
Complex, which includes City Hall. Qualcomm Stadium, Club Level, 9449 Friars
Road. Contact: Derek Danziger, CCDC, (619) 533-7103.

   8 p.m. SAN DIEGO - The Cygnet Theatre Company will begin performances of
the musical ``Little Night Music.'' Old Town Theatre, 4040 Twiggs St.
Contact: Manny Fernandes, Cygnet Theatre Company, (619) 698-5855, ext. 112.

   Friday

   9:30 a.m. SAN DIEGO - Teachers, students and parents at a local charter
school will march to mark the birthday of the late farm workers advocate Cesar
Chavez. King-Chavez Academies, 415 31st St. Contact: David Wilson, King-Chavez
Academies, (619) 525-7320.

   10 a.m. SAN DIEGO - The IMAX film ``Grand Canyon Adventure: River at
Risk'' will open in Balboa Park. Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado.
Contact: Jeremy Pyle, Science Center, (619) 685-5743.

   1 p.m. SAN DIEGO - A ``Haute Dog!'' fashion show for canines will be
held at the Fashion Valley Shopping Center. Center Court, level one, by Macy's.
7007 Friars Road. Contact: Francine Miley, mall, (619) 297-3381; Julie Walke,
PR, (858) 729-9933.

   Saturday

   9 a.m. SAN DIEGO - ``The Travel Goods Show,'' a three-day convention
featuring more than 200 travel industry-related exhibitors, will open at the
San Diego Convention Center. 111 W. Harbor Drive. Contact: Susan Abbey, Travel
Goods Association, (609) 720-1200, ext. 205.

   10 a.m. SAN DIEGO - Irish music, dancing, a mock Celtic village, food,
beer gardens and an 11 a.m. parade will mark the 28th annual St. Patrick's Day
Festival in Balboa Park. On Sixth Avenue, between Laurel and Upas streets.
Contact: Toby Giesting, Irish Congress of Southern California, (858) 457-5670.


   10 a.m. SAN DIEGO - The Centre City Development Corp. will hold a public
meeting on the possible redevelopment of the San Diego Civic Center Complex,
which includes City Hall. Malcolm X Library, 5148 Market St. Contact: Derek
Danziger, CCDC, (619) 533-7103.

   10 a.m. SOLANA BEACH - The 19th annual ``Children's Spring Festival''
will get under way in Solana Beach with an egg hunt, games and refreshments. La
Colonia Community Park, 715 Valley Ave. Contact: Kirk Wegner, city, (858) 720-
2453.

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