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The Power of Asking for Help featuring Little Tommy Sablan (DH 013)

The Power of Asking for Help featuring Little Tommy Sablan

Early on, Tommy Sablan learned the power of asking for help. During his senior year of high school in 1982, Tommy was spotted by a counselor as he was about to skip school. The counselor asked him to stay instead and listen to a talk about the radio industry by Jonathan Lang. After jumping at […]

Giving Back this Holiday with Breaking and Entering Christmas

Breaking and Entering Christmas 2019

The sun hadn’t yet risen at iHeartRadio in San Diego, but the gifts were already stacking up for one family in need. Just before dawn on Dec. 2, “Little” Tommy Sablan and 100 supporters, including members of our Cali BBQ family, helped bring the Christmas spirit to a mom and her four children who are […]

Spring Valley BBQ Festival celebrates 10 years of giving back to the community

SVBBQFEST 2019 Recap

What better way to celebrate giving back to the community than with a massive BBQ block party? Ten years ago Shawn Walchef and Derek Marso held the very first Spring Valley Tailgate and BBQ Festival. The amateur barbecue competition and food festival was a way they could thank the community while also raising money for […]

Future of Journalism Heralded at SDABJ Scholarship Dinner

The future of journalism was celebrated at a San Diego Association of Black Journalists scholarship dinner. A talented and inspiring group of young men and women were applauded during the annual celebration of journalism, which was catered by Cali Comfort BBQ. The night’s keynote speech was by Washington Post journalist Wesley Lowery, who covers national […]

#073: Helping People With a Fighting Passion – 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu

Andy Murad – 10th Planet Spring Valley – @10planetfreaks – Spring Valley, CA Podcast recorded live above the butcher shop at Valley Farm Market in Spring Valley, California. Subscribe to Behind The Smoke on YouTube Summary Andy “The Tooth Fairy” Murad is a mixed martial artist, Muay Thai kick boxer and owner of 10th Planet […]

#017: Building a BBQ Legacy Through Community Service – Randy Gille

Randy Gille of BETonBBQ 2017 Ole Hickory Pits: Grill Grates: Weber Grills: Gene Goycochea and Randy Gille: Randy Tending His Meats in the Smoker: Randy Gille: Randy Gille's Smoker: 6-Feb-2010, Randy Gille, right, being inducted into the California BBQ Hall of Fame  by CBBQA President, Laurence Hill “Above Randy Gille is being acknowledged for his […]