Oct. 17 2012 09:36 AM

Events, elected officials, national landmarks and more

readerspoll

Best Annual Event

San Diego County Fair

Honorable mention: Comic-Con, Pride, December Nights


Best Annual Music Festival or Music Event

Adams Avenue Street Fair

Honorable mention: Gator by the Bay, Fiesta del Sol, Ocean Beach Street Fair


Best Beach

Coronado

Honorable mention: Ocean Beach, La Jolla Shores, Pacific Beach


Best Career College

Coleman University

Honorable mention: Kaplan, UEI, National University


Best Elected Official

Todd Gloria

Honorable mention: Jerry Sanders, Bob Filner, Susan Davis


Best Hotel Swimming Pool (open to the public)

Lafayette Hotel

Honorable mention: The Pearl, The Handlery


Best Local Bank

Union Bank

Honorable mention: California Bank and Trust, Home Bank, Coronado First Bank


Best Local Credit Union

San Diego County Credit Union

Honorable mention: Mission Federal Credit Union, Navy Federal Credit Union, California Coast Credit Union


Best Local Hotel (non-chain)

The Pearl

Honorable mention: Hotel Del Coronado, La Valencia, Lafayette Hotel


Best Monument or Landmark

Coronado Bridge

Honorable mention: Hotel Del Coronado, Cabrillo National Monument, Mt. Soledad


Best Non-Profit

Mama's Kitchen

Honorable mention: Father Joe's Villages, The Center, Invisible Children


Best Non-Profit for Animals

San Diego Humane Society

Honorable mention: Helen Woodward Animal Center, Project Wildlife, Second Chance Dog Rescue


Best Place for Free Wi-Fi

Lestat's

Honorable mention: Influx, Bluefoot Bar & Lounge, Caffé Calabria


Best Place to Get Married

Balboa Park

Honorable mention: Sunset Cliffs, Hotel Del Coronado, La Jolla Cove


Best Place to Get a Bail Bond

King Stahlman Bail Bonds

Honorable mention: Aladdin Bail Bonds, Bail Hotline Bail Bonds, Bee Out Bail Bonds


Best Place to go Camping

La Jolla Indian Reservation

Honorable mention: San Elijo State Beach, Lake Cuyamaca, Carlsbad State BeachBest Public Park


Best public park 

Balboa Park

Honorable mention: Kate Sessions Park, Mission Bay Park, Chicano Park


Best Charity Event

AIDS Walk San Diego

Honorable mention: Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Cheers for Charity


Best College or University

San Diego State University

Honorable mention: UC San Diego, University of San Diego, San Diego City College


Best Neighborhood

North Park

Honorable mention: Hillcrest, Ocean Beach, Normal Heights


Best Theme Park

Sea World

Honorable mention: San Diego Zoo, Belmont Park, Legoland


Best Tourist Attraction

San Diego Zoo

Honorable mention: Balboa Park, Old Town, Jolla Cove


Calendar

  • Visit one of the 70 participating restaurants, bars, coffeehouses and nightclubs in town on this night and 25 to 50 percent of sales will go to local HIV/AIDS services and prevention programs. 
  • Anthony Bernal and Chris Ward, who are vying to replace Todd Gloria on the San Diego City Council, will discuss urban issues, such as parking, homelessness and new developments
  • The new exhibition designed by Dave Ghilarducci is made from hundreds of rolls of packing tape and bound together by layers of plastic shrink-wrap. Visitors can navigate their way through cocoon-like passageways...
  • The renowned Mexican black and white photographer presents an exhibition exploring the principal themes within three groups: "Bestiarium"," Fantastic Women" and "Silent Natures."
  • Presented by Pacific Arts Movement, the sixth annual mini film fest features 14 film programs from 10 countries that includes everything from docs to romantic tearjerkers. See website for full lineup and...
  • The San Diego County Bike Coalition hosts this monthly bike-in happy hour event to get biking residents involved in their communities and discuss bike projects planned for that specific community
  • Debunk some of the stereotypes surrounding cannibalism at this new exhibition that takes a hands-on approach to the subject. Includes video games and interactive activities where patrons will have to decide...
  • So Say We All's monthly storytelling night features stories about those jobs we took because we had to take a job. Featured readers include Allison Gauss, Annmarie Houghtailing, Cecile Estelle, and more
  • Artists from the all-abstracts group show will talk about their work and techniques. Artists include Edwin Nutting, Danielle Nelisse, Leah Pantea, Lenore Simon, and more
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