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Green Is More Than Green When It Comes to Sustainability in Balboa Park

May 09, 2016

Did you know that there are 11 LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified buildings in Balboa Park?

Last year, during the Centennial celebration of the Panama-California Exposition, Balboa Park obtained six LEED® certifications, more than half of the total LEED® certifications since the program’s founding in 2008.

Balboa Park Comes Alive after Five Every Friday Night This Summer

May 03, 2016
Balboa Park After Dark: May 27 – Sept. 2 | Food Truck Friday: June 3 & 17; July 1 – Sept. 2

SAN DIEGO —Balboa Park comes alive after 5:00 p.m. on Fridays all summer long with two new programs that promise to make the Park a popular date-night destination. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, 10 park museums will stay open until 8:00 p.m. or later as part of the new Balboa Park After Dark program. In addition, hungry museum goers can enjoy live music and gourmet food truck fare from a rotating selection of eight to 10 food trucks parked on the Plaza de Panama and Prado walkway from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Fridays, June 3 & 17, and from July 1 to September 2.

SDG&E Celebrates the Environment by Awarding $1 Million in Grants to Local Nonprofits!

Apr 11, 2016

Last month, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) held a kickoff event to announce the 7th Annual Environmental Champions Initiative.

Previous grant recipients, Birch Aquarium, San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy, and WILDCOAST, took part in the 2016 program launch at SDG&E's Energy Innovation Center, a double-platinum LEED certified facility.

SDG&E to Give $1 Million to Inspire Future Leaders

Mar 04, 2016

Last month, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) launched its annual $1 million charitable giving campaign, the Inspiring Future Leaders initiative.  

This innovative program provides grants to local 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that focus on developing youth leaders through mentoring; leadership development; college and workforce preparation; and science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) programs.

SDG&E to Install Thousands of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in San Diego

Feb 09, 2016

Great news for those thinking about leasing or purchasing an electric car: last month, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved San Diego Gas & Electric’s (SDG&E) Electric Vehicle (EV) Grid-Integration pilot project.

Nate’s Point Dog Park in Balboa Park to Receive $20,000 Donation and a Helping Hand from the Beneful Team

Jan 14, 2016

On Tuesday, January 26, 2016, the Beneful team will lend a paw to the San Diego community by helping to make improvements to Nate’s Point Dog Park, one of three off-leash dog parks located in Balboa Park. The Beneful team will work side by side with the City of San Diego, the Balboa Park Conservancy, and volunteers to undertake new beautification efforts in the dog park, including the planting of 18 trees and installing 8-foot-square fencing around each one.

Local Officials & SDG&E Urge Emergency Preparedness during El Niño Season

Jan 13, 2016

Meteorologists are predicting another 60 days of potentially rainy weather in San Diego County, which could lead to flooding among other hazards.

Earlier this month, San Diego city and county officials, along with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), held a press conference to share emergency preparedness plans and outreach efforts aimed at ensuring the needs of the county’s residents are met before more rounds of intense El Niño storms.  

Brighten Your Holidays with Savings on Lighting!

Dec 14, 2015

Help keep your energy bill lower and your family safer this holiday season by decorating your home with light-emitting diodes (LEDs) instead of incandescent lights.

Anyone who attended December Nights or has strolled around Balboa Park this month saw thousands of LED holiday lights illuminate the Park’s walkways, buildings, fountains, and of course, Santa, Rudolph, and the rest of the reindeer!


Fit Bit! Keep Your Gas Appliances in Tip-Top Shape!

Nov 11, 2015

Did you know San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) offers FREE in-home gas appliance safety checkups to help you keep your natural gas appliances in safe, working condition? All you have to do is select a date, set up your appointment, and provide some additional information. It’s that easy!

You can schedule and manage your appointment online at or by calling 1-800-411-7343. By having your natural gas appliances checked annually, they'll always be ready when you are.


Oct 22, 2015
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38th Year of San Diego’s Favorite Holiday Event

Oct. 20, 2015, San Diego—Balboa Park December Nights,San Diego’s favorite kick-off to the holiday season, will take place for the 38th year on Friday, December 4 (3:00-11:00 p.m.) and Saturday, December 5, 2015 (Noon-11:00 p.m.). 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.