Live Well San Diego Events

  • April 2021 12th Annual Refugee Film Festival Join the International Rescue Committee as they bring award-winning documentary film and engaging conversation to your home every week for the entire month of April through four award-winning films selected to educate and inspire. Don’t miss this opportunity go beyond the headlines to gain a deeper understanding of the refugee journey, through stories told by those who live them. For more information or to register, please click here.


  • April 2021 Sexual Assault Awareness Month Join the Center for Community Solutions as they will be hosting four workshops in April on Wednesdays at 4:00pm in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). For the first time, these workshops are open to all ages! Participants can attend as many as they like and will receive a certificate for attending all four workshops. For more information or to register, please click here.


  • April 3rd – April 24th, 2021 La Mesa Earth Month Scavenger Hunt Join the La Mesa Park and Recreation Foundation in partnership with the City of La Mesa and San Diego County Bicycle Coalition as they will hold a scavenger hunt using the Scavify app to encourage participants to get out and about and/or virtually learn about environmental sustainability. For more information, please see the attached flyer.


  • April 17th, 2021 A Return to Old Hollywood Join the San Diego Food Bank for their 9th annual Chefs, Cork & Craft Gala. The annual fundraiser will include a virtual program, paddle raise and a live performance with the legendary Chris Norton. The theme, A Return to Old Hollywood, will celebrate Hollywood’s Golden Age while commemorating the San Diego Food Bank’s mission and vital hunger-relief programs. The last day to purchase tickets is Friday, April 9. For more information or to register, please click here.


  • April 18th, 2021 UCSD 11th Annual Health Fair Join the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) at UC San Diego for their 11th Annual Health Fair from 10:00am-3:00pm. The 11th Annual Health Fair is free and open to the public. Its purpose is to educate low-income and under-served families in San Diego about health-related issues and preventative practices, while providing free, non-invasive medical services. Located at Montgomery-Waller Park, San Diego, CA 92154 (corner of Beyer Blvd. & Palm). For more information, please see the attached flyers (English and Spanish).


  • April 20th, 2021 Childhood Trauma and the Developing Brain Join the San Diego Domestic Violence CouncilSan Diego District Attorney’s OfficeThe San Diego County Methamphetamine Strike Force, and Live Well San Diego from 1:00-3:00pm for their training series on childhood trauma. The session will include an overview of typical brain organization and childhood development; the impact of traumatic experiences on the development of the brain; the psychological, developmental, and neurological impacts of early adverse experiences including neglect, abuse and exposure to domestic violence; and more. For more information or to register, please see the attached flyer or click here.


  • April 24th, 2021 Sharp Women’s Health Conference Join Sharp HealthCare for the 2021 Virtual Sharp Women’s Health Conference from 9:00am-2:30pm. Individual tickets are $45 per person. The virtual Sharp Women’s Health Conference is open to the public regardless of hospital affiliation or health insurance. It is designed to inspire women of all ages to live healthy, more balanced lives. The empowering event features Elizabeth Gilbert, author of The New York Times Best Sellers “Eat, Pray, Love”, “Big Magic” and “City of Girls”. For more information or to register, please click here.


  • April 24th – May 2nd Virtual Steam Week Join Live Well San Diego in partnership with the San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering for the 2021 Virtual Steam Week. This event includes livestreams, interactive demos, hands-on activities, and dynamic speakers that all encompass elements of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics! For more information or to register, please click here.



Helpful Tips and Information


  • Vietnamese Community Advocate Job Posting The Bayside Community Center is hiring for the position of a Vietnamese Community Advocate. The Vietnamese Community Advocate, who must be bilingual in English/Vietnamese, will establish and foster relationships with community residents and connect them with essential services. Preferred skills and credentials include: Bachelor’s degree plus two year’s community advocacy services in non-profit setting or equivalent work experience; proficient in MS Office; ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and be flexible; public speaking skills; ability to work collaboratively, effectively, and respectfully with diverse people and groups; ability to present positive image of agency to the community; and knowledge of Linda Vista and San Diego resources. The deadline to apply is April 30. For more information, please see the attached flyer.


  • “Hope for Change” Directing Change Program and the Trauma Research Education Foundation (TREF) are sponsoring prizes for San Diego County youth, ages 12 to 25. Special prizes range from $25 to $300! Participants must create art pieces exploring mental health, hope, resilience, and change and creatively incorporate the lime green ribbon as a symbol for mental health. Submission prompt and entries need to be submitted by April 30. For more information, please see the attached flyer.


  • Spring Speakers Series Join the School of Public Health at San Diego State University for presentations given by public health professionals. Speakers from San Diego, Washington State, and Israel will discuss their role in COVID-19 research and the response to the pandemic. For more information or to register, please see the attached flyer.


  • Refugee Work Readiness Exchange Join the National Conflict Resolution Center for a self-paced e-learning course for refugees/asylees/SIVs who have arrived in San Diego County in the last 5 years (not citizens yet) and have dependent children. The first 75 learners to complete this approximately 4-hour course will receive a $50 gift card! If internet connectivity is a challenge, they can help with a data card or other option.  Learners also receive a certificate of completion which is a great resume-builder! For more information or to register, please see the attached flyers or click here (English), here (Arabic), or here (Dari/Farsi).


  • COVID-19 Funeral Assistance FEMA is reimbursing up to $7,000 for COVID-19 funerals to any family member who paid for a funeral. Please keep funeral documentation. For more information, please click here.


  • Grant Funding The San Diego Foundation announced $250,000 in grant funding available to support children ages 0-5 and their families through the 2021 Early Childhood Initiative (ECI) Responsive Grant. To be eligible for this grant, you must be a nonprofit with 501(c)(3) public charity status, located in and serving San Diego County. A webinar is scheduled on April 13 at 11:00am to learn more about the Early Childhood Initiative 2021 Responsive Grant. You will have the opportunity to ask questions via the chat feature following the short presentation. For more information or to register, please click here.


  • Work Readiness Workshops Join the National Conflict Resolution Center for work-readiness workshops that will help support jobseekers, as well as serve those who would like to gain more professional experience. These interactive online workshops help individuals prepare for successful communication and conflict resolution in the job-searching process and in the workplace. For more information or to register, please click here.

Help Shape the Content of the County’s Social Equity Cannabis Program: Participate in the March 18 th Casa de Oro Alliance General Assembly Meeting

Have you heard?

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted in January, 2021 to legalize the cultivation, sale and distribution of cannabis in the county and has directed the county staff to develop a “Social Equity Cannabis Program” to develop regulation ordinances, establish a permitting system, address enforcement concerns, and establish social equity objectives.

San Diego County's Socially Equitable Cannabis Program

The county staff is currently getting input from the community to help the county explore and develop the components of the cannabis program based on stakeholder input.

On Thursday, March 18, 2021 from 6:00-7:30pm, the Casa de Oro Alliance Government Affairs Committee is facilitating a stakeholder meeting with the county staff. We have invited representatives of several Spring Valley and East County organizations to participate on a zoom call that will be live-streamed on Facebook and the Alliance’s website so that anyone can watch, listen, and offer comments.

We hope you will watch the live-stream and give your input as to what you think needs to be included in the county’s plan.

–Lisa Stewart, Co-chair Government Affairs Committee, Casa de Oro Alliance



The County of San Diego is developing a Socially Equitable Cannabis Program and is holding stakeholder meetings to get input.  

March The 18th Casa de Oro General Assembly meeting is one of the many stakeholder meetings being held to provide input to the County of San Diego as they develop the components of a county-wide Social Equity Cannabis Program.


Here is the link to the county’s website:


While the Casa de Oro Alliance is setting up and facilitating the March 18 th stakeholder meeting, we want the County staff to get input from more than just the Casa de Oro Alliance and community leaders. We think it’s important for everyone to give their input because this will have an impact across the entire county of San Diego.

We hope you will participate by: 1) submitting your input prior to the meeting via the Casa de Oro Alliance website, 2) attend the live-streamed meeting and add your comments to the chat, and 3) send your input to the county’s project lead, Mr. Donald Chase (

The zoom meeting will be recorded so that you can view it later if you cannot watch it live.


The county’s cannabis program has four goals:  

1) develop zoning ordinances that would allow for cannabis retail, cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, testing, and microbusiness. 

2) develop a new cannabis permitting system that creates county
operating permits for retail, cultivation, manufacturing, distribution and testing or a county operating permit for a microbusiness license, allows for the sale of ingestible cannabis products, and allows for onsite consumption of cannabis products at specific facilities and at permitted events. 

3) addresses enforcement issues


4) contains a social equity component.


On Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 6pm, watch the meeting on the Casa de Oro Alliance Facebook page ( or on the Casa de Oro Alliance website ( 

You’ll be able to post your comments.


The project lead is Mr. Donald Chase ( Send him your suggestions, recommendations, and links to articles you think would be helpful for the county to refer to when developing their cannabis program.

CDOA – Covid 19 information

Covid 19 has brought us all unprecedented challenges over the past year. We have muddled through such questions about keeping ourselves and loved ones safe, how to thrive in lock-down, and how to go forward in our mission to come together as a community to enhance and improve the Casa de Oro area. We are hopeful moving forward as things begin to stabilize and we learn to live in community while maintaining individual safety for ourselves and our families.

Our friends at Live Well San Dieago have provided a wealth of information and valuable updates on the covid situation for the community and the most up-to date information can be found via their facebook page.

We would also like to highlight the fallowing resources that have been provided: 

Local information & Daily updates can be found at: and can be received via text by sending code COSD COVID19 TO 468-311. 

Upcoming community events include:

Virtual Memories: at the Museum Join UCSD School of Medicine the first Tuesday of every month from 2:00-3:00pm for Live Zoom tours of four museums in Balboa Park. These interactive tours are provided for individuals with memory disorders and their care partners.

(Pre-Registration is required at Call (858) 822-4800 for more information. )

To keep up-to-date with CDOA events and information please follow us on facebook or visit our website: .

San Diego County’s Socially Equitable Cannabis Program

San Diego County's Socially Equitable Cannabis Program

Hey Casa de Oro!
On March 18th at 6 PM we will be hosting our next General Assembly with Don Chase who is the Project Contact for San Diego County’s “Socially Equitable Cannabis Program”!
This is your chance to share your input in regards to Regulation, Enforcement, Permitting and Equity with the county on all things related to Cannabis.


We hope to see you all there on 3/18/2021!

To join us simply head over to the Casa de Oro Facebook page on 3/18/21 and check out the livestream to get involved!.