Flashes By Rick Griffin 10.29.2018

Branding agency Oster and Associates has hired Abraham Garcia and Omar Suner to its digital marketing team. Garcia, a self-taught programmer, is fluent in multiple programming languages. He has seven years of experience. Suner’s professional background has spanned more than two decades of web and graphic designed. He has launched more than 1,000 websites, created 500 logos and developed hundreds of videos for national and international brands.

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KUSI-TV, XLTN 104.5-FM Radio Latina, El Latino and San Diego Family Magazine have stepped forward to support Kids Care Fest, a health fair for children to be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Lemon Grove Recreation Center, 3131 School Lane, Lemon Grove. KUSI-TV’s “Good Morning San Diego” show is planning a live remote. Radio Latina will be on site with host Jesse Vazquez. Now in its 17th year, Kids Care Fest is an opportunity for children and their families to receive free, vital health care screenings, including vision, dental, and wellness checkups. The event also will feature information about health insurance and social services from organizations all over San Diego County, along with free kids fingerprinting and free flu shots for all guests age 4 and over. For more information visit www.KidsCareFest.org or call (619) 825-5050.

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The San Diego Press Club will celebrate its 45th annual Excellence in Journalism awards program on Tuesday evening, Oct. 30. More than 525 awards in more than 180 categories will be presented to print and broadcast journalists and photographers. More than 450 people are expected to attend the event at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation’s Joe and Vi Jacobs Community Center, 404 Euclid Ave., San Diego. This year’s awards program drew a record 1,200 entries, making it one of the largest journalism competitions in the nation. At the event, the Press Club will present three special awards, including: Lori Weisberg, writer, photographer, San Diego Union-Tribune, Harold Keen Award for outstanding contributions in journalism; Matthew Hall, editorial and opinion director, San Diego Union-Tribune, Jim Reiman Award for excellence in media  management; Jack Berkman, president/CEO, Berkman Strategic Communications, Andy Mace Award for career achievements in public relations. In addition, two college students will receive cash scholarships. They include: Lauren Mapp, San Diego State University, $2,500 Joe Lipper Scholarship; Katy Stegall, Southwestern College, $1,000 scholarship from the San Diego Press Club Foundation.

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