Living Better in San Diego


Author Gary Lee

  • Gary Lee

    Weekends/Fill-In/Host of 'Living Better in San Diego'


The Kelly McGinnis Memorial Foundation

Airdate: Sunday, August 17, 2014

Many of the vocational programs we find in our high schools these days help students prepare for jobs as skilled workers.  It's what made a difference in Kelly McGinnis' life before he passed away.  Because these programs meant so much to him, his family started an organization in his name to help students in these programs as well as the programs themselves.   Read more...

The Climate Education Partners Climate Change Report

A report was recently released that discusses how science can help prepare the San Diego are for climate change.  It's part of a collaborative effort by the Climate Education Partners to develop and implement a climate change education plan for our region.   Read more...

Team Challenge - TriRock San Diego Triathlon

Airdate: Sunday, August 3, 2014

Crohn's and colitis are two diseases we don't hear much about.  They're diseases of the digestive system and because of their nature, those that are affected by them don't like to talk about it with others.  That's starting to change though thanks to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America.  It's events like the TriRock San Diego Triathlon, which benefits the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, that are helping to make a difference.  The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation's Team Challenge is doing their part to get participants ready for the big event next month.   Read more...

Feeding America San Diego

Airdate: Sunday, July 27, 2014

So many San Diegans don't know where their next meal is coming from.  Feeding America San Diego is working to change that.  At Feeding America San Diego, they believe that going hungry is not an option.  They are working towards building a hunger-free and healthy community by distributing fresh, nutritious food throughout the county. Read more...

San Diego Humane Society And SPCA

Airdate: Sunday, July 20, 2014

San Diego County has thousands of homeless animals filling up our shelters that are in need of good homes.  The San Diego Humane Society and SPCA has been in the forefront working relentlessly for years to change this situation.  Adoptions are a big part of who they are.  But, they are so much more than that. Read more...

Miracle Babies

Airdate: Sunday, July 13, 2014

When a critically ill newborn ends up in the neo-natal intensive care unit, there are many challenges that the family of that child faces.  Miracle Babies is a non-profit resource for neo-natal intensive care unit patients and their families.  They offer financial assistance, and so much more.   Read more...

Toussaint Academy

Airdate: Sunday, July 6, 2014

There are a variety of organizations here in San Diego whose mission is to help our homeless youth.  One of those organizations is Toussaint Academy.  They offer housing as well as an array of social and educational services aimed at providing youth with the tools they need to become self-sufficient.   Read more...

Junior League Of San Diego

Airdate: Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Junior League of San Diego is an organization of women that is all about building a better San Diego.  They do this by developing community partnerships and providing women with a unique combination of volunteer, social and training opportunities, all leading to personal growth.  On the show this morning to talk about what they do and what their main focus is right now is Junior League of San Diego President, Erin Leventhal. Read more...

Lions, Tigers & Bears

Airdate: Sunday, June 22, 2014

What happens to large cats and other large exotic animals when they can no longer live or survive in the wild?  Lions, Tigers & Bears is one of very few accredited big cat sanctuaries in the US and they're right here in San Diego County.  They are a NO KILL, NO BREED, and NO SELL rescue and educational facility, providing the animals they rescue a safe haven to live out the rest of their lives with dignity.  And, they rescue more than just big cats, as you can tell by their name.   Read more...

Southern Caregiver Resource Center

Airdate: Sunday, June 15, 2014

Caring for a loved one, or friend, with a disabling condition comes with a lot of responsibility, and can be tough.  Luckily there's an organization here, Southern Caregiver Resource Center, that provides caregivers with a variety of support services, including their Operation Family Caregiver program that helps those taking care of service members with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and/or other physical disabilities.   Read more...