October 30, 2014 | Rancho & Coast Magazine | Leisure
On Wednesday, November 12, Maggie B and Mister B Boutiques present a Holiday Fashion Show & Luncheon at Mille Fleurs in Rancho Santa Fe. Enjoy lunch created by award-winning chef Martin Woesle including Soup of “Musqué de Provence” Pumpkin, Sautéed Wild Shrimp Salad, and Red Wine Poached Pear.
October 29 , 2014 | U-T San Diego| Lifestyle | Linda McIntosh
Each year for the past 15 years, Casa de Amparo has put on the Crystal Ball to raise money for its programs that help children who have been abused and those at risk. This year’s guest speaker at the Nov. 1 gala in Rancho Santa Fe is one of their success stories. Yadira Menendez will share her story of overcoming the trauma of abuse and subsequent drug addiction.
October 10, 2014 | Rancho & Coast Magazine | Benefits
On Saturday, November 1, at Del Mar Country Club, Crystal Ball Gala will take place to benefit Casa de Amparo, a nonprofit organization treating and preventing child abuse and neglect throughout San Diego County since 1978.
September 17, 2014 | U-T San Diego| News | Janelle Werthmann
DEI Holdings Inc. is passionate about sound. This Vista-based parent company represents some of the most-respected brands in consumer electronics, including Polk Audio, Definitive Technology, Viper, Clifford and Python.
September 16, 2014 | Rancho Santa Fe Review | Featured Story
The Crystal Ball Gala (Casa de Amparo) Wine Drop Off Party was held Sept. 11 at the home of Jim and Kim Grant in Encinitas. The wines collected at the event will become a coveted wine cellar to be featured in the 2014 Crystal Ball Gala Opportunity Drawing on Nov. 1 at the Del Mar Country Club. Proceeds from the Nov. 1 event will benefit Casa de Amparo, a nonprofit treating and preventing child abuse and neglect throughout San Diego County since 1978.
The Nov. 1 evening will include a lavish cocktail reception, gourmet dinner by Jeffrey Strauss of Pamplemousse Grille, dancing to Something Simple, one of San Diego’s top local bands, and one-of-a-kind live auction items.
September 15, 2014 | KPBS | Monica Medina
When Myra Curiel aged out of the foster care system and enrolled in Casa de Amparo’s New Directions transitional housing program in Oceanside, she received a welcome basket.
"I wasn't really expecting anything at all," says the 2014 Hispanic Heritage Month honoree. "I had a small apartment with a roommate, and I arrived with very little--some clothes and books, two towels, a blanket and a little bit of gas in my car. One of the staff, showing me around said, 'Here's a basket for you to help you out.' It was filled with shampoo, dishes and utensils, toiletries, laundry detergent, a comforter, everything I needed. That was very nice."
Curiel, who is 22, assumed every foster youth moving into transitional housing receives such a basket. Not so. She soon learned just how fortunate she was.