Radio: Dog-friendly Del Mar

L’Auberge Hotel Mascot – Sofie

With a dog-friendly hotels, specialty bakeries and health food stores just for pets, along with one of the best dog beaches in the area – Del Mar Dogs are doted on like the privileged family members they have become. Sally went to Del Mar to sniff out the scene for City Stories:

LISTENDel Mar Dogs (5 min)

The Helen Woodward Animal Center holds its annual Surf Dog Surf-a-thon in September at Del Mar’s Dog Beach. For more information on the center and its surfing fund raiser, visit And for tips on teaching your dog to surf, contact

Radio: Shakti Rising

Shakti circle
Shakti Rising Transformational Recovery Program

It’s the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – now known as “Giving Tuesday” a national movement to encourage people to support local charities – and a good day to share one of our favorite San Diego non-profits with you.

In October, we sat down with the women who run this transformational recovery program and they generously shared their experiences with City Stories listeners.

LISTEN:  Shakti Rising MP3 (5 min)

You can connect with Shakti Rising founder Shannon Thompson at the Sophia Conference in Coronado on December 8. To offer support to Shakti Rising and to benefit from their skillful ways, please visit

A program of KSDS Jazz88 on the City College campus, you too can become radio news producer for City Stories. The new term begins in January. We have thoroughly enjoyed the experience!