San Diego County Resources
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History and Photos
- San Diego Historical Society
An educational and cultural institution dedicated to preserving and sharing San Diego's growing historical collections and extensive archives with members, visitors, and the community.
Annual Local Events
- Street Scene - September
California's largest music festival
- Chalk La Strada - October
Street Painting festival in the Little Italy district
- League of Women Voters of San Diego
Information, Commentary, Voter Services etc.
- San Diego Dialogue
The Dialogue, a part of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Division of Extended Studies and Public Programs, addresses regional policy issues by bringing together the unique competencies of academics, business, government and civic leaders - with a mission of contributing to the advancement of research, relationships and solutions to the San Diego-Baja California crossborder region's long-term challenges in innovation, economy, health and education.
- Walk San Diego
An organization dedicated to enhancing the livability of communities, through promotion, education, and advocacy, by making walking a safe and viable choice for all people.
- San Diego Blood Bank
An independent blood center, the San Diego Blood Bank provides quality blood services in partnership with the community.
- Empty Cradle
Empty Cradle is a non-denominational, non-profit organization dedicated to providing support to families who have experienced the loss of a baby due to miscarriage, stillbirth, infant death or SIDS. Meeting locations are in San Diego and Southern Riverside Counties.
- Center for World Music and Related Arts
A nonprofit organization whose purpose is to foster awareness and understanding of the world's performing arts traditions through programs of performance, teaching, and cultural travel.
- City Ballet
San Diego's City Ballet presents classical and contemporary ballet performances, and offers ballet instruction at City Ballet School.
- San Diego Opera
San Diego Opera, ranked by Opera America as one of the top 10 opera companies in the United States, is a respected member of the international opera community. San Diego Opera's productions bring internationally renowned artists to perform in San Diego throughout the five month season.
- Lamb's Players Theatre
Lamb's Players Theatre is one of Southern California's leading non-profit performing arts organizations. The resident theatre is located in the beautiful village of Coronado just over the bridge from San Diego.
- San Diego Civic Theatre
The Civic Theatre, owned by the City of San Diego, has hosted the world's finest talents in the fields of opera, classical music, dance, comedians, contemporary music, and Broadway. Additionally, it has served as a community gathering place for inaugurations, governmental addresses, religious services, political activities, lectures, educational presentations, and corporate meetings.
- The Old Globe Theatre
The Globe produces a year-round season of 14 plays and musicals on its three stages, including the highly-regarded Shakespeare festival.
- Cool Cities
Solving Global Warming One City at a Time
The Cool Cities campaign helps cities that have signed the U.S. Mayor's Climate Protection Agreement turn their commitments into action by pushing for smart energy solutions. Local governments are moving forward with innovative energy solutions that curb global warming, save taxpayer dollars, and create healthier cities.
- Scripps Institute of Oceanography
Scripps Institution of Oceanography is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for marine science research, graduate training, and public service in the world. Research at Scripps Institution of Oceanography encompasses physical, chemical, biological, geological, and geophysical studies of the oceans.
The Birch Aquarium at Scripps is the public education center that showcases Scripps research and is the place to go to learn more about Scripps.
- San Diego's Ocean
Surf cams, and waves, water, weather, tide prediction and ocean-related resources.
- San Diego Oceans Foundation
A nonprofit organization devoted to the stewardship of the region's marine waters and their living resources. The foundation conducts various projects with volunteers and balances ocean user needs with environmental protection. The primary programs revolve around enhancement, water quality, and education for the benefit of users of the ocean.
- The California Chaparral Institute
The California Chaparral Institute researches the chaparral plant community, its fragile relationship with fire, and Mediteranean climates.
- California Native Plant Society
A statewide nonprofit organization seeking to increase understanding and appreciation of California's native plants and to preserve them in their natural habitat through scientific activities, education, and conservation.
- I Love A Clean San Diego
I Love A Clean San Diego (ILACSD) offers a broad range of expertise in environmental education program design and implementation. ILACSD works to promote regional awareness of environmental issues including resource conservation, waste reduction and recycling, community enhancement, and pollution prevention.
- San Diego County Trails Council
A nonprofit organization dedicated to the acquisition and preservation of riding, hiking and mountain biking trails throughout the San Diego region.
- San Diego Land Conservancy Coalition
A land conservancy that coordinates public/private partnerships, promotes environmental education, and provides a networking and information center for San Diego County land conservancies.
- Sierra Club San Diego Chapter
A club dedicated to exploring,enjoying and protecting the planet.
- San Diego Audobon Society
Fostering the protection of birds and other wildlife through education and study. Advocating for a cleaner, healthier environment.
- Zoological Society of San Diego
San Diego Wild Animal Park and San Diego Zoo
- San Diego Astronomy Association
A non-profit educational organization. The purpose of the SDAA is to further the education of its members and the general public in the subjects of astronomy and the related space and physical science, and to increase public awareness and enjoyment of these sciences.
- Palomar Observatory
The Palomar Observatory, owned and operated by the California Institute of Technology and located in north San Diego County California, is home to five telescopes that are nightly used for a wide variety of astronomical research programs.
- San Diego World Trade Center
San Diego World Trade Center (SDWTC), positions San Diego and regional businesses for global recognition and market success by leveraging its international expertise, resources and network
- Small Business Development Center
The Small Business Development Center North San Diego County is dedicated to increasing the economic vitality of the community by helping small businesses and entrepreneurs build a foundation for success.
- San Diego Association of Nonprofits
An association of San Diego County nonprofit organizations. SANDAN's mission is to promote, connect and lead a vibrant and effective nonprofit sector that advances the well being of the San Diego region.
KPBS is San Diego's public television and radio station.
- National Weather Service, San Diego Forecast
The starting point for official government weather forecasts, warnings, meteorological products for forecasting the weather, and information about meteorology.
- San Diego County Emergency Homepage
Fire, storm, earthquake, flood and bioterrorism information, preparedness tips, news, resources and more.
- U.S. Geological Survey, Earthquake Hazards Program
A recent earthquakes map with preparedness, research and resource information.
- California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Detailed current fire information, prevention, resources and more.
- County of San Diego
County of San Diego - Services, Living, Working, Visiting and Government information
San Diego Geographic Information Source Web site. A joint powers agency of the City and County of San Diego, responsible for maintenance of and access to regional geographic databases.
- San Diego Association of Governments
SANDAG serves as the forum for cities and county government regional decision-making. The SANDAG Web site provides information on a broad range of topics pertinent to the region's quality of life.
- San Diego County Public Law Library
The Public Law Library serves the legal information needs of San Diego County citizens at four locations. The Web site allows enhanced access to legal information beyond the traditional collection of print materials, microforms, and CD-ROMs - providing legal information materials specific to San Diego County and many research guides and materials created by its reference staff. The Web site also links to selected Web sites that provide a broad spectrum of legal materials generally.
- American Civil Liberties Union in San Diego
The American Civil Liberties Union is the nation's foremost advocate of individual rights; litigating, legislating, and educating the public on a broad array of issues affecting individual freedom in the United States.