Valentine's Day

SMOOCH A POOCH AT COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES THIS VALENTINE'S DAY

 

By Tracy DeFore, County of San Diego Communications Office

Photo:  Steve Gardner and his son with their newly adopted dog.

February 13, 2017 (San Diego) - Love is in the air at County Animal Services. Adopt any dog through Valentine’s Day and get half off the adoption fees. Then pucker up for the Valentine’s Day kissing booth!

TEMPTING VALENTINE’S TREATS FOR 2017

 

By Rebecca Jefferis-Williamson

February 8, 2017 (San Diego’s East County) -- Blackberry Compote Linzer Hazelnut Torte…picture these desserts to love paired with Hawk Watch Winery’s 2013 Tinderbox wine selection for this weekend in Warner Springs as a warm up for Tuesday’s Valentine’s Day celebration of love.

CHIEF’S CORNER: A RED HOT VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT

 

By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna

February 6, 2017 (San Diego) -- Did you know there are over 2 million heart attacks and strokes each year resulting in 800,000 deaths and even more depilating injuries?

Valentine’s Day is coming up, so besides the chocolate and flowers, consider the best gift you can give someone this year is a commitment to a healthy heart! This is a great gift to give (and receive) to any loved ones in your life. I promise, they want YOU more than candy or flowers!

FTD HIRING 500 ASSOCIATES IN SAN DIEGO FOR VALENTINE'S SEASONAL WORK

 

East County News Service

January 16, 2017 (San Diego) -- FTD is looking to hire 500 seasonal customer service associates for the upcoming Valentine’s Day season right here in San Diego. FTD’s e-commerce brands include ProFlowers, FTD.com, Personal Creations, Shari’s Berries and Cherry Moon Farms.  In the past five years, FTD provided seasonal employment opportunities for 9,000+ San Diegans.

ASK AN AUTHOR – VALENTINE'S DAY WITH BEST-SELLING AUTHOR ROBYN CARR

 

by Sárka-Jonae Miller

February 14, 2016 (San Diego's East County) - Just in time for Valentine's Day, 10-time #1 New York Times best-selling author Robyn Carr drops by to give writing advice and to talk about her new romance, What We Find, coming in April 2016. During her more than twenty-five-year writing career, the former California resident has authored nearly 50 novels that blend romance and women's fiction. The RITA award winner is also ranked among the top 100 authors on Amazon.

JANJU'S NEW SCHOOL IN THE CITY

 

Janju: A Village Girl In A City World, by Priscilla Koranteng (Poised Publishing LLC, Lanham, Maryland, 2014, 147 pages.)

Book Review by Dennis Moore

February 17, 2015 (San Diego's East County) - Priscilla Koranteng has followed up on her earlier Janju: The Voice Of One Girl with the natural progression to Janju: A Village Girl In A City World. It expands on the leadership qualities of a young girl in a small village area of Africa identified in the earlier book to that of her being in a much larger city environment. As with her earlier book Koranteng underscores the unique and endearing qualities of a young girl that seems to embolden her family and all those that come into contact with her. Clearly, Janju is a born leader. Why this particular book? The author indicates that as a young girl she always loved to read and write, and that she would basically write about anything, but little did she know or realize at the time that she had the ability to write poetry, fiction and non-fiction. Looking at her own life and now living abroad – she realized that the African child is sometimes distorted and limited to hunger and poverty – which is still the case. Koranteng emphasizes that the underlying resilience with which these kid survive is sometimes left out of the story. Thus, the fictional and warmly humanistic character Janju.

GREEN IS THE NEW RED THIS VALENTINE'S DAY

 

Show love for your Valentine and the planet with eco-friendly tips from Waste Management of Southern California

February 9, 2015 (San Diego’s East County)--Valentine’s Day is almost here and with hundreds of millions of cards, boxes of chocolates and bouquets expected to exchange hands this year, Waste Management of Southern California is encouraging community members to consider simple alternatives that not only express the spirit of the holiday but also make it a little greener.

MILITARY DADS & THEIR GIRLS CELEBRATE VALENTINE'S DAY EARLY AT ASYMCA FATHER & DAUGHTER DANCE

 

February 13, 2014 (San Diego)-- Tonight, the Armed Services YMCA San Diego (ASYMCA) will be hosting the 8th Annual Father & Daughter Dance: Sweet Moments, giving 450 active duty and retired military dads and their daughters a special night of family bonding. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, hundreds of active duty service members and their little girls will spend this elegant evening celebrating a valued relationship and creating memories that will be cherished for a lifetime. From dancing to dinner to professional photography, the San Diego community has come together to make this event unforgettable for all in attendance.

VALENTINE'S HIGH TEA FEB. 9 IN LEMON GROVE

 

February 7, 2014 (Lemon Grove) – Lemon Grove Historical Society invites you to the organization’s annual Valentine Tea on Sunday, February 9 at 2 p.m. This classic, four-course English high tea will be held in the historic H. Lee House at 3205 Olive in Lemon Grove.

SURF AND TURF VALENTINE'S DINNER AT THE COUNTY LINE BBQ

February 8, 2015 (Warner Springs) - Nestled in the mountainous wine region of East County on the boundary of San Diego and Riverside Counties along state route 79, the County Line BBQ is offering a surf and turf special for Valentine's Day, available from 12 noon to 7 p.m.  The owner trained under chefs in Europe, before bringing his culinary talents to East County.Feast your eyes on the menu below:

COUNTY CLERK WELCOMES COUPLES TO VALENTINE’S DAY TRADITION ON THE BAY

 

February 8, 2013 (San Diego)--It’s the most romantic day of the year… and San Diego County Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk, Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., wants to make sure that all romantic couples wishing to “tie the knot” or renew their wedding vows come down to the historical County Administration Center overlooking beautiful San Diego Bay for their wedding ceremony.

“Valentine’s Day wedding ceremony reservations are filling up quickly,” said Ernie Dronenburg. “We are planning on added staff at our downtown location for Valentine’s Day to accommodate all those wanting to be married on this special day. Call right now so we can plan on helping you.”

SAN PASQUAL WINERY DESSERT & WINE PAIRING FEB. 12 – 14

February 4, 2013 (La Mesa) – San Pasqual Winery will be hosting a Dessert & Wine Pairing at the Tasting Room & Gallery, 8364 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa Feb. 12 – 14 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.  The Winery will pair five mini desserts with 5 specifically chosen San Pasqual Wines.

Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door ($20/$25 for wine club members).  For more information visit www.sanpasqualwinery.com.  For tickets call 619-462-1797.

GOURMET CHOCOLATES PAIRED WITH CRAFT BEERS AND BOUTIQUE WINES FOR ESCONDIDO’S CHOCOLATE AND SWEETART FESTIVAL

 

January 31, 2013 (Escondido)--Lovers, chocolate lovers, and art lovers unite! The Chocolate Festival returns to Downtown Escondido again this year on Saturday, February 9th, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Grand Avenue will be transformed into the perfect destination for anyone looking for something different to do for Valentine’s Day this year. “For The Love of Chocolate” and “SweetArt” Festival, guarantees to satisfy the sweet tooth and the sweetheart.

WINE TASTING GOAL FEB. 4: BENEFIT GROSSMONT SOCCER


February 1, 2012 (La Mesa) School budgets have been cut to the bone, but fortunately for the Grossmont High School Men’s Soccer Team, San Pasqual Winery is kicking in some help—and asks community support.  This Saturday, February 4 from 6-8 p.m., San Pasqual Winery will host a fundraiser wine tasting to benefit the Grossmont Men’s Soccer Team. The event will be held at the Winery’s Tasting Room, 8364 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa. 

ULTIMATE INDULGENCE: ESCONDIDO CHOCOLATE AND SWEETART FESTIVAL FEB. 11

 
By Millicent Arko

 
February 1, 2012 (Escondido)—The Escondido “For the Love of Chocolate and SweetArt”  has my four favorite food groups: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, and chocolate truffles.  Oh—and pairings to provide the perfect wine for every chocolate! This sweet affair will be held Saturday, February 11 from 1-5 p.m. in downtown Escondido—just in time for Valentine’s Day. 

 

TEACHERS URGE PUBLIC: WEAR A PINK HEART TODAY TO SHOW SOME LOVE FOR EDUCATION

Teachers call for "pink hearts, not pink slips"

February 14, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) -- The American Federation of Teachers is asking people to wear a pink heart today, Valentine’s Day, to show support for public education.