Business Spotlight October 2014
Serving San Diego’s Animals and Their Humans
Since 1880, the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA have offered a wide range of programs and services that strengthen the human-animal bond, prevent cruelty and neglect, provide medical care and educate the community on the humane treatment of animals.
Striving to be a resource for pet owners beyond the point of adoption, they offer behavior and training classes, youth and adult education courses, an on-site retail store and more.
As one of San Diego’s oldest nonprofit organizations, the Humane Society has campuses located in San Diego, Oceanside and Escondido, as well as adoption centers inside the Petco stores in El Cajon and Oceanside. The San Diego Humane Society is supported solely through contributions, grants, bequests, investments, proceeds from the Muttique retail store and small fees for services. Annual fundraisers include the Walk for Animals in May, and the Fur Ball in August.
For more information or to view current animals available for adoption, visit their website.
San Diego Humane Society and SPCA
5500 Gaines St., Mission Valley
2905 San Luis Rey Rd., Oceanside (dogs)
572 Airport Rd., Oceanside (cats and small animals)
3450 E. Valley Pkwy., Escondido
Mom Creates Product to Help with Bedwetting
“Everyone goes through nighttime potty training. For some, it doesn’t take long—others will take awhile to get there. Brolly Sheets take the hassle out of changing a wet bed, plus they are better for the environment and your wallet than disposable pads,” says Diane Hurford, creator and owner.
The waterproof bed pads are topped with 100% cotton fabric and are available with and without wings. “Because they sit on top of the sheet, you only need to remove the wet Brolly Sheet and replace it with a dry one—rather than stripping the whole bed,” Hurford says.
“I designed Brolly Sheets in 2006 after I needed a fast and easy solution to changing my daughter’s bed in the middle of the night,” Hurford explains. “Because they were designed by me—a mom—I made sure that Brolly Sheets come in fantastic colors to match a child’s decor and bedding. They also come in several bed sizes and are easy to wash.”
Massage and Bodywork Center Includes Play Space for Kids
“MamaLacho’s specializes in acute and chronic pain control through therapeutic touch, burn scar massage and helping people feel better about themselves in their own skin. We carry products that promote health and wellness in everyday life,” says Arica Ursulich RN, CMP.
“The crowning glory of MamaLacho’s is a play area for kids in the therapy room, for times when you really want a massage but don’t have anybody to watch the kids,” she says. “Bring the kids; get the therapy you need. In the kids space we have a slide, a chalkboard, puzzles, toys and a TV with a DVD/VCR player. The kids can be occupied and entertained in a wholesome, fun environment.
“We have a monthly open house to introduce our services to the community, as well as guest speakers on topics ranging from health and nutrition to the benefits of mala beads and energy work,” Ursulich says.
MamaLacho’s Massage and Bodywork
2617 Lemon Grove Ave.
October Is Filled with Family-Friendly Events at the Fleet
“The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center features more than 100 interactive science exhibits in eight galleries, as well as major traveling exhibitions. Visit us and create colored shadows, touch a tornado, examine the vibration of guitar strings and get your hands on a variety of intriguing scientific phenomena,” says Nathan Young, public relations and promotions manager.
“The mission of the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is to inspire lifelong learning by furthering the public understanding and enjoyment of science and technology,” he says.
Family Science Saturday takes place every week from 1–3 p.m., and is free with paid admission. Special events this month include DNA Day and Saturday Science Club for Girls: Super Gross! on Oct. 11 (reservations required) and Halloween Family Day on Oct. 26.
The Fleet also hosts birthday parties and seasonal science camps, and offers discounted admission to school groups. “Check out our website for details,” says Young.
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
1875 El Prado, Balboa Park
Family-Run Restaurants serving San Diego for More Than Three Decades
“We are celebrating 30 years of being in business and we have had various ‘30’-themed promos like the 30 rolled taco challenge, 30 days of teacher appreciation and our Sombrero Club promo where we gave away a trip to Cabo in June. We also have introduced some amazing new items like the Cali Taco and Fajita Burrito,” says Javier Correa Jr., COO of Sombrero Mexican Food.
Offering “San Diego-Style Mexican Food” at 15 locations throughout San Diego County, Sombrero customer favorites include carne asada burritos, rolled tacos, their signature Special Burrito and homemade chile rellenos for dine in, take out and catering.
“My father, Javier Sr., started the business in June 1984, reintroducing the brand as the quick service concept it is today,” says Correa. “We are a local family-run business. Our number one goal is to provide our customers with an excellent guest experience.”
Sombrero Mexican Food
Updated: October 2014
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