Flashes By Rick Griffin 12.10.2018
The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority is donating free digital advertising space at Lindbergh Field to the San Diego County Water Authority. The advertising is valued at tens of thousands of dollars. Starting the day before Thanksgiving, advertising monitors at the airport’s baggage claim carousels in both Terminal 1 and 2 began announcing that San Diego is “Brought to You By Water.” The Water Authority said the ads’ takeaway message is the importance of water reliability to the region’s core industries, including tourism, manufacturing, agriculture and brewing. According to Mike Lee, Water Authority spokesperson, the electronic ad space was provided to the Water Authority at no cost, and the ads are expected to run indefinitely. Jonathan Heller, senior communications specialist, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, said the free advertising is valued at $32,435 annually.

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As they invest hundreds of thousands of dollars of their own money in local start-ups, four San Diego venture capitalists are producing their own TV six-episode miniseries about their spending decisions. Called “VCs in a Van,” the 30-minute, documentary-style show tracks financiers Neil Senturia, Tom Tullie, Mark Bowles and Taner Halicioğlu as they deal with a handful of San Diego-based early-stage businesses seeking financing. The show highlights local companies seeking funding in two categories, including consumer food and beverage and companies developing two-sided networks. The show airs on Cox Channel 4 on Sundays at 6 p.m., Mondays at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 11 a.m.

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The San Diego Press Club, along with six other news media-related professional and networking groups, will gather for the 2018 San Diego Media Holiday Party from 6 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Hive, a Korean restaurant and nightclub, 4428 Convoy St., San Diego. Admission is free. In addition to socializing, the event will feature a fundraiser to cover medical expenses of Max Branscomb, a longtime Southwestern College journalism professor who was recently diagnosed with cancer. In addition to the Press Club, members of other groups expected to attend will include the Society of Professional Journalists San Diego chapter, Asian American Journalists Association of San Diego, National Association of Hispanic Journalists San Diego and Tijuana chapter, Online News Association San Diego, Pacific Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and San Diego Association of Black Journalists.

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