South County Events, December 19


Town Halls: Coronado, 4 p.m. Tuesday; Imperial Beach, 5 p.m. Wednesday

COVID tests, vaccines at the town hall of the CV

COVID-19 testing is available 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (statutory holidays), at Chula Vista Town Hall, 276 Fourth Ave., operated by the Fire Department of the city. Appointments are required; visit Additionally, a county-run test site is open 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at the Oleander Community Center, 1301 Oleander Ave. Appointments are recommended, but appointments can be made until the maximum daily test capacity is reached. The test is free. Test as often as needed to make sure you and others around you are safe. The city also offers COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots at the same site, Building C: first and second vaccines and Moderna vaccine booster on Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and the first and second booster and Pfizer pediatric vaccines from 1 to 4 afternoons on Thursdays. Bring your identity card and vaccination card (if you have one). Visit to make an appointment in this county or others.

Holiday event also offering vaccines

Mid-City CAN (Community Advocacy Network) is partnering with Sherman Heights Community Center to host a Snowy Wonderland and Family Vaccine event from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. today at Sherman Heights Park & ​​Community Center, 2258 Island Ave ., San Diego. Enjoy real snow, festive music, gingerbread houses, crafts and more. While enjoying a holiday celebration, families can get vaccinated against COVID-19 or the flu. No formal documentation is required; however, a photo ID can speed up the check-in process. Spanish translators will be available. Walk-in appointments will be served, but families can make an appointment at

Blood collect

The San Diego Blood Bank organizes these blood drives:

  • 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Eastlake Optimist Club, 2250 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista (Vons parking lot). Donors will receive a voucher for free admission (up to $ 14), courtesy of The Broken Yolk.

People 17 years of age and older, weighing 114 pounds or more and in good health, may be eligible to donate blood. A good meal and plenty of fluids are recommended before donating. Appointments strongly encouraged; photo ID required. Call (800) 469-7322 or visit

‘Winter Wonderland’ musical offered this week

Teatro San Diego is presenting two performances this week of its inaugural holiday cabaret, “A Musical Winter Wonderland”. At 7 p.m. Tuesday, the show will take place at the OnStage Playhouse, 291 Third Ave., Chula Vista. And on Wednesday at 7 p.m., the show will take place at the Diversionary Theater, 4545 Park Blvd., San Diego. Admission is $ 20 and tickets are available at

Local students graduate

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY: Ankit Jain from San Diego, Advanced Certificate in Big Data Analytics and Master of Science in Computer Science; Jacek snopkiewicz from San Diego, advanced certificate in cybersecurity; Christophe butler from San Diego, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama: Lauren Baldwin from San Diego, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science; Stacey Jacobson from San Diego, doctor of philosophy in Romance / Spanish languages; Callaway McKinnon from San Diego, Bachelor of Science in Environmental Humanities
Cumberlands University, Williamsburg, Ky .: Jessica Juneja of San Diego, Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Administration;
Sasya Chunchu and Preethi Reddy Rasamallu of San Diego, Master of Science in Information Technology; Mohammed Ehtesham Iqbal Kazi from San Diego, Master of Science in Project Management

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