Balboa Park - The Jewel of San Diego
100 years ago, in honor of the completion of the Panama Canal, the people of City of San Diego came together to host a phenomenal party. The two-year long Panama-California Exposition celebrated innovation, architecture, culture, and the natural beauty of the city of San Diego, the first United States Port of Call in the Pacific. 100 years later, the City of San Diego and Balboa Park are doing it all over again. Join us as we celebrate the art, science, culture, of Balboa Park and the City of San Diego with a year of breathtaking performances, awe-inspiring exhibitions, and historical experiences with a reverence to how San Diego has grown, and how Balboa Park has evolved over the last century. Find out more about the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration: sandiego.org/centennial
National Geographic Channel's Worlds Smart Cities: San Diego
National Geographic Channel features San Diego as the only U.S. city in its acclaimed documentary series "World's Smart Cities". San Diego was chosen for its strong technology sector, local innovators, green practices, smart public planning and an unparalleled quality of life. Other selection factors included San Diego's size of population, demographics/cultural diversity, livability, economy and business climate, educational institutions, leadership and strong sense of community. National Geographic Channel's "World's Smart Cities: San Diego" documentary is an unprecedented exploration of the 8th largest U.S. city where technology, talent and innovation create a new urban environment - one that will emerge as a leading city in the 21st century. "Both business and leisure travelers have known about San Diego's appealing weather and friendly beach lifestyle for years," said Joe Terzi, President and CEO of the San Diego Tourism Authority. "However, 'World's Smart Cities' will show viewers worldwide that San Diego has more than a sunny outlook. The city's talent, innovation and creativity highlighted in this documentary prove that San Diego's business environment and local culture are among the world's best." San Diego Travel Planning Website: http://www.sandiego.org Blog: http://blog.sandiego.org Follow San Diego Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/visitsandiego Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SanDiego Google+: http://plus.google.com/+SanDiego Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/visitsandiego Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/visitsandiego
Art Trip: Tijuana | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios
Pre-order our book YOU ARE AN ARTIST (which includes new assignments!) here: http://bit.ly/2kplj2h On this international art trip, we travel to Tijuana to meet with Ghana Think Tank and Torolab, explore the city, and visit artist Hugo Crosthwaite's studio. Ghana Think Tank: http://www.ghanathinktank.org/ Torolab: http://www.torolab.org/ Hugo Crosthwaite:http://www.hugocrosthwaite.com/ Don't forget to subscribe for new episodes of The Art Assignment every Thursday! --- Follow us elsewhere for the full Art Assignment experience! Tumblr: http://theartassignment.com Response Tumblr: http://all.theartassignment.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/artassignment Instagram: http://instagram.com/theartassignment/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theartassignment and don't forget Reddit!: http://www.reddit.com/r/TheArtAssignment
Interview with Chef Javier Plascencia of Misión 19 in Tijuana, Mexico
The charismatic personality of Chef Javier Plascencia, born in Tijuana Mexico, is reflected in his interpretation of the cuisine of Baja California,a state that he promotes with passion by using ingredients from the fields, farms and the sea of the region. He began his career in the kitchen of his family, where he learned and experimented with the “rules” of cooking. He later studied in culinary art schools in San Diego, California, and upon graduation he worked in hotels and restaurants of the area before traveling the world. He opened his first restaurant in Tijuana in 1989, Saverios Mediterráneo, which eventually became Casa Plascencia. But it was in 2011, with Mission 19, that Javier defined the creative essence of his cuisine by consolidating his own style based on his journeys, on his interpretation of the California gastronomy. El Erizo followed, a seafood restaurant that combines elements of street style food with traditional cuisine to come up with something unique, of his own, such as the Taco Tijuanero, a classic that combines shrimp, octopus, roasted beef jerky, cheese and slices of green chile. During the summer of 2012, Javier launched a new project in the Guadalupe Valley: Finca Altozano, a restaurant-vineyard within two hectares of land. In 2015 he inaugurated Bracero, Cocina de Raíz, at the heart of the dining district of San Diego, Little Italy. Here he pays tribute to the laborers who crossed into the US to work the field. Bracero has been nominated for the James Beard Award. His most recent project is Khao San, a culinary concept based on his journeys to Thailand, where he explores textures of the east, combined with Tijuanense urban gastronomy. As part of his passion for the benefits offered by the state, Javier created Finca La Divina, a bed and breakfast where the nature of Valle de Guadalupe can be enjoyed. Javier has received important awards from various organizations, one of the most representative is the Award for Diversification of the Tourism Mexican Product in the category for cuisine, through the BCF, granted in the city of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, in a ceremony headed by the president of Mexico. Zagat cited him as one of the six innovators of food and beverages in San Diego in 2013, and its restaurants were named among the top 100 of Latin America by The Daily Meal. He was named Eater’s Best Chef in San Diego in 2015. Visit https://worldsofflavor.com for more information ————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Culinary Institute of America: https://www.ciachef.edu The CIA at Copia: https://www.ciaatcopia.com CIA Restaurant Group: https://www.ciarestaurantgroup.com CIA Food Enthusiasts programs: https://www.ciafoodies.com CIA ProChef: https://www.ciaprochef.com Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s premier culinary college. Dedicated to developing leaders in foodservice and hospitality, the independent, not-for-profit CIA offers master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degrees with majors in culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, food business management, hospitality management, culinary science, and applied food studies. The college also offers executive education, certificate programs, and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its conferences, leadership initiatives, and consulting services have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry and its worldwide network of more than 50,000 alumni includes innovators in every area of the food world. The CIA has locations in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore.
Families divided by U.S.-Mexico border reunite at San Diego’s 'Friendship Park'
We told you how the prototypes for President Donald J. Trump's border wall are complete, but divided families still have a special place where they can meet. FOX 11 sent Gina Silva to the border. In this report, she takes us to "Friendship Park." Full story: http://bit.ly/2mlWdkW