Melinda Helbock

Don’t Miss San Diego Museum Month in February

Between Balboa Park, the Birch Aquarium at Scripps, Old Town and other local gems, San Diego is home to a number of great museums and other attractions. For those of you who are trying to figure out something to do with out of town guests, or for those of you who are simply trying to think of something fun to do in your spare time, you should check out one of the many participants in San Diego Museum Month.

San Diego Museum Month will take place from Feb. 1-Feb. 29. Enjoy half-off admission to any of the 40 participating museums and attractions!

The following are participating in 2012’s Museum Month:

  • Adobe Chapel Museum
  • Barona Cultural Center & Museum
  • Birch Aquarium at Scripps
  • Bonita Museum & Cultural Center
  • California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Coronado Museum of History & Art
  • Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum
  • Heritage of the Americas Museum
  • La Jolla Historical Society
  • LUX Art Institute
  • Maritime Museum of San Diego
  • Marston House
  • Mingei International Museum
  • Mingei International Museum North County
  • Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego – Downtown
  • Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego – La Jolla
  • Museum of Making Music
  • Museum of Photographic Arts
  • Oceanside Museum of Art
  • Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
  • Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
  • San Diego Air & Space Museum
  • San Diego Archaeological Center
  • San Diego Automotive Museum
  • San Diego Botanic Gardens
  • San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum
  • San Diego History Center Museum, Library & Junipero Serra Museum
  • San Diego Model Railroad Museum
  • San Diego Museum of Art
  • San Diego Museum of Man
  • San Diego Natural History Museum
  • The New Children’s Museum
  • Tijuana Estuary Visitors Center
  • Timken Museum of Art
  • USS Midway Museum
  • Veterans Museum & Memorial Center
  • Visions Art Museum
  • Water Conservation Garden
  • Whaley House Museum
  • Women’s History Museum and Education Center

Make a Difference for an Animal in 2012

With the New Year fast approaching, many of us are thinking of ways to make the coming year more meaningful, productive and perhaps more satisfying. This is a common trend as we set our New Year’s resolutions.

If one of the items on your resolution list is to become more involved with the community or to spend more time giving back, you should consider volunteering at the Rancho Coastal Humane Society. The RCHS has a flexible and fun volunteer program, with several different opportunities.

From pet therapy to on-site animal companionship, there are opportunities for almost anyone who would like to make a difference in the life of a companion animal. Even if you only have a few hours a week to spare, making a difference in the life of an animal goes well beyond giving you the warm and fuzzy feeling you are seeking.

The RCHS is always seeking the help of dedicated volunteers. To learn more, visit the RHCS website today.

Together, we can make 2012 an amazing year for animals that truly need our help.

Happy Holidays!

San Diego’s 3-Day Christmas Festival, This Weekend

San Diego’s 3-day Christmas festival is coming up this weekend, Dec. 16-18 from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. at Liberty Station. The 3-day festival celebrates the true meaning of Christmas, with lots of fun festivities for the entire family.

Families can enjoy everything from a living nativity scene to Santa’s Village, featuring live reindeer. Other weekend highlights include performances of the “Nutcracker” by the San Diego Ballet, various Christmas plays and skits, and a sledding snow hill decorated with more than 100 themed Christmas trees.

The event will also feature a shopping area with more than 100 vendors and a food court to satisfy your holiday cravings.

Ticket prices are $12 to $18 for single-day passes and $24 to $36 for 3-day passes. For more information, click here.

Help Rancho Coastal Humane Society Feed a Pet

The holiday season is about giving and helping those in need. This year, the Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) is asking us to help local pets that are in need of food. The RCHS is joining the Community Resource Center (CRC) on Dec. 16, 17 and 18 to distribute holiday meals and other pet supplies to local pets whose owners are struggling to make ends meet.

Last year, the “Holiday Basket for Pets” event delivered meals to 300 local pets! The RCHS is accepting donations in the form of pet food, treats and toys. You can drop off your donations anytime between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., Wednesday through Monday, at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas.

Thanks for your help!

Coastal North San Diego County More than Beautiful Weather

The coastal communities of North San Diego County offer stunning natural beauty, an amazing lifestyle, and, of course, gorgeous weather year-around. It’s the last day of November and the sun is shining and the temperature is in the mid-60s. Who wouldn’t love to live here?

In addition to great weather and beautiful scenery, each coastal community of North San Diego County has its own unique charm, allowing residents to choose the lifestyle that suits their needs. From quaint and casual, to luxurious and elegant, each community has something unique to offer.

Filled with a wide array of restaurants, boutiques and shops, there are several jewels to uncover. Del Mar is home to the Del Mar thoroughbred racetrack and the San Diego County Fair; Encinitas is home to miles of great surfing, the San Diego Botanic Garden and the historic downtown district; Carlsbad is home to beautiful flower fields, the quaint shopping district of Carlsbad Village and a beach boardwalk; and Rancho Santa Fe is home to the Rancho Riding Club for those who love to ride horses.

This is a small list of the beautiful and exciting attractions that make the coastal communities of North San Diego County an amazing place to live and visit.

Melinda Helbock, a licensed Real Estate broker, concentrates on luxury properties in the coastal communities of Aviara, Cardiff, Carmel Valley, Carlsbad, Del Mar, Encinitas, La Costa, La Jolla, Leucadia, Oceanside, Olivenhain, Rancho Santa Fe and Solana Beach. To learn more, contact Melinda Helbock today.

Encinitas Holiday Parade, Coming Up Dec. 3

The annual Encinitas Holiday Parade is coming up, Dec. 3. The parade has been a local tradition for more than 50 years and you won’t want to miss it! It draws almost 20,000 people each year and is a great event for the entire family.

Festivities will start with the tree lighting ceremony in the “Lumberyard” on Coast Highway 101 at 5 p.m. The Parade will march down Coast Highway from D Street down to J Street, starting at 5:30 p.m. For more information call 760-633-2760.

This year, the Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) float will honor Military Working Dogs and their handlers! The RCHS was created in 1960 with a mission to care for the homeless animal population of San Diego County and to spread awareness about pet over-population and responsible companion animal care.

If you would like to learn about volunteer opportunities with RCHS or if you are interested in adopting an animal, call 760-753-6413. Hope to see you at the Parade!

Melinda Helbock Launches Redesign of HelbockLaw.com

Melinda Helbock is pleased to announce the redesign of her website, HelbockLaw.com, aimed to assist people in learning about personal injury legal services in San Diego County. Along with the new design, Melinda Helbock added more detailed information about the practice areas she and her staff handles.

Melinda Helbock and her staff represent individuals and families affected by serious injuries and wrongful death. They offer free case reviews for people that are injured in car accidents, truck accidents, boating accidents, construction site accidents, workplace accidents and more. They also represent people in a vast range of medical malpractice and product liability claims.

Melinda Helbock obtained her law degree from California Western School of Law. She is familiar with California personal injury law and founded A philosophy dedicated to serve the best interests of our clientsThe Law Office of Melinda J. Helbock, A.P.C. to help injured persons and their families seek and obtain the compensation they need to move forward with their lives.

Melinda Helbock launched the redesign of HelbockLaw.com to help people that are seeking information about personal injury and medical malpractice claims.