Members of the Pacific Beach community gathered aboard the William D. Evans Historic Sternwheeler on March 24 to celebrate their business community’s successes during 2021.
The “Casino Night and Awards Dinner” included honoring three local businesses based on community members’ votes. The “Best New Business” award went to Palmys Cafe, while the “Design and Improvement” award was presented to Green Gardens Nursery for aesthetically improving PB. As for the “Heart of PB” award for reflecting the true spirit of PB, the recipient was Costa Brava.
Four community members were also honored.
Sara Berns received the Mike Duran Award in recognition of her tireless energy, enthusiasm, and contributions to many neighborhood organizations in the nature and memory of Mike Duran.
Tim Prüsener was presented the Outstanding Community Patron award to recognize his contributions of time, resources and leadership in the service of Discover Pacific Beach and the PB community.
Regina Sinsky-Crosby received the Outstanding Community Partner award to recognize her enthusiasm and work for the organization and community as a whole.
The Outstanding Volunteer award recognizing enthusiasm and work for a project or the organization as a whole went to Margy Goodman.
Billy Ramirez, Lindsay McDermott, Megan Eriksen and Paul Muth. (Milan Kovacevich)
Karl Jaedtke (Milan Kovacevich)
Sharon Knott and Mike Houser. (Milan Kovacevich)
Christopher Ramos, Tristan Cleaver, Carl Anderson and Miguel Merez. (Milan Kovacevich)
Elvin and Nan Lai trying their luck at the blackjack table. (Milan Kovacevich)
Michi Maeda and Shelbi Annis checking in at the event. (Milan Kovacevich)
Amy Ballester and Oscar Rivera. (Milan Kovacevich)
Grace McCoi, Rukiya Fallahi and Dana Ramai. (Milan Kovacevich)
Lynne Kumra, Dianne Brittingham and Ellen Citrano. (Milan Kovacevich)
Jessica Rosales and Jack Bouley. (Milan Kovacevich)
Jessica Marsh and Bob Citrano. (Milan Kovacevich)
Joanna Jackson and Jerry McCleave. (Milan Kovacevich)
Megan Eriksen and Paul Muth. (Milan Kovacevich)
Daniella Marina and Jaime Villalva. (Milan Kovacevich)
Marc Crawford, Donna Franklin, Shawn Crawford and Steve Franklin. (Milan Kovacevich)
Andrea Loho, Natalie Atkins, and Blanca Lara-Lopez. (Milan Kovacevich)
Erika Smith, Kayla Salvas, Rosie Rattanavong and Antony Arana. (Milan Kovacevich)
Anna Grego and Misty Adkins. (Milan Kovacevich)
Rocio Fleckenstein, Liaha Greenstones, Julia Baker, Connie Evans and Andreana Lopez. (Milan Kovacevich)
Martina Tiembos and Jennifer Aguirre. (Milan Kovacevich)
Art Zadorozhny, Sunny Lee, Vanessa Bernal and Cherish Williams. (Milan Kovacevich)