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Union-Tribune’s Community Journalism Scholars Cover Balboa Park’s Centennial

Sep 09, 2015

Each summer, high school students from around the county are selected to work at the San Diego Union-Tribune in a program designed to help young people learn about journalism. The program brings together college-bound high school students of different cultural and economic backgrounds to learn about journalism and new media careers. 

History of SDG&E Exhibition at San Diego History Center

Aug 12, 2015

Did you know that SDG&E was part of the leadership that formed the development of Balboa Park? SDG&E dates back even further than Balboa Park —the utility was founded in 1881 as the San Diego Gas Company. 

Earlier this year, SDG&E was honored by the San Diego History Center as one of the 160 Centurions of San Diego. Other notable Centurions included Wells Fargo, the Hotel del Coronado, and Scripps Mercy Hospital.


Jul 30, 2015
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38th Year of San Diego’s Favorite Holiday Event Closes the Park’s Exposition Centennial

Balboa Park December Nights, San Diego’s favorite kick-off to the holiday season, will celebrate 38 years of bringing friends, families and the community together on Friday, December 4, from 3-11 p.m. and Saturday, December 5, Noon-11 p.m. This beloved event, co-produced by the City of San Diego and the Balboa Park Conservancy, closes “Celebrate Balboa Park 2015,” the centennial of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition.  In the spirit of the holidays, participating Balboa Park museums open their doors free of charge from 5 to 9 p.m. both evenings.

Balboa Park Conservancy Unveils Fully Restored “Woman of Tehuantepec” Fountain

Jul 14, 2015

Contact: Carol Chang, Balboa Park Conservancy, 619-331-1920


Balboa Park Conservancy Unveils Fully Restored

“Woman of Tehuantepec” Fountain

Let’s All Help California Save Water!

Jul 14, 2015

Did you know that SDG&E can help you save water? When you save water, you're also saving energy used for water heating, which can help lower your monthly energy bill.

With our severe drought conditions, using less water is important. SDG&E customers can get a free energy and water savings kit, which includes a low-flow showerhead, three faucet aerators, and an LED night-light! Best of all, your kit will be delivered to you for free.

Centennial Music Series Underway in Balboa Park

Jun 17, 2015
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Free Music Program Takes Center Stage This Summer

June 16, 2015, San Diego –In its continuing celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition, Balboa Park kicks off the summer season by hosting four free summer music programs beginning on Saturday, June 6th and running through Sunday, September 6, 2015.

Have a Cooler Summer Sooner Rather Than Later!

Jun 09, 2015

Before the dog days of summer arrive, why not schedule a tune-up of your air conditioning unit? With proper care, your air conditioning system can be energy-efficient and reliable for many years. And now, SDG&E customers can qualify to receive rebates and energy savings through the AC Quality Care Program.

Get Your Home Ready for the Summer by Reducing Your Energy Use

May 12, 2015

By taking three (3) steps now to reduce home energy use, SDG&E customers will be on their way to saving money on your energy bill too! SDG&E has three (3) solutions to help customers get started on a personal summer savings plan. We’ve also included an offer for a FREE water savings kit.

Take advantage of these offers to start reducing use today!  

Twilight in the Park Concerts 2015

May 12, 2015
35 Years of Free Summer Music in Balboa Park

Balboa Park, San Diego––Summertime music and dance returns to Balboa Park on June 16, 2015 featuring the San Diego Marine Corps Concert Band. Twilight in the Park’s live music under the stars has been delighting visitors to the Park for 35 years, and programs range from military bands and Dixieland jazz to big band swing and Latin salsa. Concerts run through August 27, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. on the stage of the majestic Spreckels Organ Pavilion.

Mayor Faulconer Unveils Revitalized Plaza de Panama

May 07, 2015
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Makeover Includes New Amenities That Make the Public Gathering Space More Vibrant and Active

San Diego, CA – As the Balboa Park Centennial celebration continues throughout 2015, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer, the Balboa Park Conservancy and Southwest Airlines today unveiled a revitalized Plaza de Panama – the central gathering point in storied Balboa Park.