Balboa Park’s 2015 Centennial Celebration is about so much more than honoring the 100-year anniversary of the landmark 1915 Panama California Exposition. It’s about recognizing a defining event in San Diego’s history that put a sleepy harbor town on the world stage. Accordingly, many other prominent San Diego institutions, like the San Diego Central Library, are marking the occasion with their own thematic displays.
The Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), the San Diego Unified School District, and 60 third graders from Washington Elementary cut the ribbon on March 2, 2015, and took the inaugural ride on Balboa Park Centennial Car #530 — the latest restored Vintage Trolley operating on the Silver Line downtown loop.
As the first major event for families on the 2015 Centennial Celebration calendar, the next Balboa Park Family Day, presented by the Balboa Park Conservancy, brings a world of discovery to children of all ages. On Sunday, March 15, over two dozen cultural organizations will put the fun into STEAM—Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math—through hands-on activities, crafts, demonstrations, special exhibitions, and more.
You’ve heard a lot about SDG&E’s efforts to upgrade the lighting and energy efficiency of Balboa Park and its cultural institutions in this space. Now it’s time to learn about energy upgrades for your own home thanks to SDG&E’s Energy Upgrade California® Home Upgrade program. Simply put, a home energy upgrade can help you save money now and save energy and money for years to come.
If you’ve made a resolution to save more energy this year, the availability of smart home technology, mobile apps, and related energy-efficiency tools can help. However, the ever-increasing number of choices in smart home appliances and gadgets can be a bit overwhelming if not confusing.
These four resources will help you compare energy efficiency and performance before you make your purchase:
Happy Holidays, San Diego!
On December 1, 2014, SDG&E invited San Diego’s community leaders to see the new energy-efficient lighting throughout Balboa Park in preparation for the Centennial Celebrations.
What would Balboa Park’s December Nights be without all the beautiful lights that create the holiday magic for the annual San Diego tradition?
This year, SDG&E and the City of San Diego have been working hard to upgrade Balboa Park’s lighting in time for December Nights 2014 and the centennial year. Anyone attending December Nights or the year-long Centennial Celebrations in 2015 will see thousands of new lights in the Park!
Oct. 22, 2014, San Diego—Balboa Park December Nights,San Diego’s favorite kick-off to the holiday season, will take place for the 37th year on Friday, December 5 and Saturday, December 6, 2014. The beloved holiday event, co-produced by the City of San Diego and the Balboa Park Conservancy, features sparkling lights; multi-cultural music and dance performances; carolers, bell-ringers, choirs and bands; and food throughout the Park. In the spirit of the holidays, participating Balboa Park museums open their doors free of charge from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. both evenings.
SDG&E uses pipelines to deliver natural gas to residential and business customers for heating, cooking, manufacturing, and other purposes.
The new Rapid 215 is now providing fast, limited-stop service to Balboa Park from downtown and all the neighborhoods along El Cajon Boulevard between University Heights and San Diego State University (SDSU). Rapid 215 is convenient to visitors arriving on Amtrak and COASTER. It also connects with the new Rapid 235; the Blue, Green, and Orange trolley lines; and many other MTS Express and local bus routes.