Speaker Date Topic
Steve Breen, S.D. Union Tribune Oct 18, 2017
An Entertaining Look Into the World of Political Cartoons
An Entertaining Look Into the World of Political Cartoons

Born in 1970 in Los Angeles, Steve Breen grew up in neighboring Orange County as the second oldest of eight children. He graduated from Huntington Beach High School in 1988 and attended the University of California at Riverside, where he earned a bachelor's degree in political science. It was at the university that he started drawing editorial cartoons for his school paper, The Highlander. In 1991, Steve won the Scripps Howard Charles M. Schulz Award as the top college cartoonist and the John Locher award for Outstanding College Editorial Cartoonist. He was influenced by cartoonists such as Jeff MacNelly, Paul Conrad, Pat Oliphant and Don Wright.

Breen was about to become a high school history teacher when the Asbury Park Press offered him a job in the art department in July 1994. He became the full-time editorial cartoonist there in 1996. In April 1998, Breen won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning.

In July 2001, he returned to his home state to join the staff of The San Diego Union-Tribune. His editorial cartoons are nationally syndicated by Copley News Service and regularly appear in The New York Times, USA Today, Newsweek and US News and World Report. His comic strip "Grand Avenue" appears in more than 150 newspapers across the country.

Breen; his wife, Cathy; and their four children live in the San Diego area. He enjoys reading, running, playing the guitar and watching old movies on cable.

Vocational Service Day -- offsite meetings Oct 25, 2017

Club members and their guests can choose to visit one of four venues:  

  • 2-1-1 San Diego.  Learn about this unique organization that serves as a nexus to bring the community together to help people efficiently access appropriate services, and provides vital data and trend information for proactive community planning. 
  • San Diego Museum of Art (Balboa Park).  See what's going on at the museum that provides the San Diego community with the highest quality exhibitions, educational programs, and community outreach. 
  • La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology.  Tour the facility that has dedicated itself to understanding the far-reaching power of the immune system through the latest biomedical research tools and techniques.
  • Jackie Robinson Family YMCA.  Be one of the first to see the completely renovated and expanded facility (opening October 25) and learn how the YMCA promotes youth development, healthy lives and social responsibility.  
Jonathan Herrera, Senior Advisor on Homelessness Nov 01, 2017
San Diego's Homeless Issue
San Diego's Homeless Issue

There's a new Homeles Czar in town.  Jonathan Herrera, Mayor Faulconer's senior advisor on homeless coordination, will discuss his plans to handle the growing number of unsheltered homeless individuals in San Diego. 

 

Bob Hansen Nov 08, 2017
NBC 7's Consumer Bob
NBC 7's Consumer Bob

Consumer Bob will talk about the latest scams and what he does to help unsuspecting consumers.

Paul Downey, CEO Nov 15, 2017
Serving Seniors
Serving Seniors

What will happen to seniors in the future?

DARK Nov 22, 2017
Happy Thanksgiving
Mark Neville, Ex. Dir., Bowl Game Assn. Nov 29, 2017
San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl
San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl