Siren’s Crush concert
Sunday, Sept. 17
Siren’s Crush, a local seven-piece Top 40 dance band, will perform at Civita’s fourth annual “Sundown Sunday” concert series. Free. 5–6:30 p.m. at the new Civita Park Amphitheater, located on Civita Boulevard at Russell Parkway, Mission Valley. Visit bit.ly/2eTMawZ. Read More
By Jay Wilson
During the summer, board members of the Henry Cluster STEMM Foundation (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math & Music, and the arts) worked with key faculty members at SDSU as groundwork for developing a strong partnership between SDSU and the schools within the Patrick Henry Cluster. Read More
By Frank Sabatini Jr.
The last time I ate at The Trails Eatery was in 2011, when owner Stacey Poon-Kinney was riding a high wave of publicity from the Food Network show, “Restaurant Impossible.”
The San Carlos eatery had been selected for a $10,000 makeover, which meant the show’s domineering host, Robert Irvine, would rescue the business from despair — his way. Read More
By Elizabeth Gillingham
Meet new staff at Henry
Patrick Henry High School is pleased to welcome several new faces around campus as we had several staff members retire last year.
In the math department, we have Tomas Cometto coming from Clairemont High School, Chris Coman from Hoover High School, Tim Reinheimer coming from Alba, and Sheldon Watkins coming from out of state — South Carolina. Read More
By Shain Haug
The Allied Gardens Grantville Community Council will host a Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 26.
Marceline Marques, director of the San Diego Unified School District Neighborhood Schools Enrollment Options, will speak about the program, what the schools in your area have to offer, and how to make an application for your school choice during the 2018-2019 school year. Read More
By Yahairah Aristy and Jeff Benesch | La Mesa Foothills Democratic Club
The upcoming fall term of the U.S. Supreme Court may prove to be momentous. Among other issues, multiple immigration cases, same sex marriage, district gerrymandering, and voting rights will take center stage.
We may also hear of the retirement of one or more justices, extremely significant given the current occupant of the Oval Office and the likely conservative direction of his court appointees. Read More
By Leslie Perkins
I am honored to step into the role of executive director for the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation after Jay Wilson retired in August, after serving the foundation since 2009. His dedication and hard work are very much appreciated by all.
While many people may know the park well, the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation’s story may not be as well known. What role does the foundation play? Read More
By Judy McCarty
“Shine, Wine and Dine” at the Navajo Canyon Republican Women’s annual fundraiser and Fashion Show Oct. 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bali Hai Pavilion, 2230 Shelter Island.
The bayside setting is perfect for a social hour and extensive luau buffet. Opportunity Baskets will include a Mystery Box, Pot of Gold (full of lottery tickets) and an assortment of discounted restaurant gift cards. We’ll have a “road show” (silent auction) of Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas items to brighten up your holidays. Read More
By Sue Hotz | Friends of San Carlos Library
School help at the library
Homework help at the library is available at the San Carlos Branch on Mondays and Thursdays, 3–6 p.m., and Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 3–7 p.m. The homework help holiday calendar is available on our website.
Home-schooled students and parents work together to learn new ways of approaching math problems during the “Math Circle,” led by San Diego State University’s Dr. Chiznik on second and fourth Fridays from 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Space is limited to 24 participants; please pre-register at email@example.com. Read More
By Kathryn Johnson
Banned Book Week
Did you know that one third of the most challenged books in 2016 were comic books or graphic novels? Would it surprise you that the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual freedom recorded 323 complaints about library material in 2016? Can you believe that 323 complaints only constitutes about 20 percent of occasions when materials were challenged? Read More
By Mickey Zeichick
Our next San Carlos Area Council (SCAC) meeting will be Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, at 6 p.m. at the San Carlos Branch Library at 7265 Jackson Drive. Our meetings are open to the public. Speaker to be announced next month. Read More
By Jay Wilson
By the time you read this article, the city of San Diego’s Planning Commission will most likely have voted to approve or disapprove the ColRich Development on College Avenue. The agenda was posted Thursday afternoon, Sept. 7. The results of the Planning Commission meeting will be posted at delcerroactioncouncil.org. Read More
Praise, but where’s the football?
Just finished reading the Mission Times Courier and enjoy its contents. All good and delightful. Good to read something that talks good about our neighborhoods. Get too much adverse publicity and political controversy with other publications! Read More
By Scott Sherman | District 7 Dispatch
In response to the crippling housing crisis the San Diego region currently faces, the City Council recently approved a package of housing reform measures that will cut red tape and streamline the housing approval pipeline. These reforms will allow the construction of housing to move faster, therefore reducing the cost to build. Read More
By Scripps Health | To Your Health
Kids who play sports can reap many benefits, including improved physical fitness, development of athletic skills, team-building and, of course, fun.
Student athletes who excel at a sport may even qualify for college athletic scholarships, which may tempt both kids and their parents to focus on a single sport, such as soccer, football or baseball. Read More
By Dianne Jacob | Dianne’s Corner
Don’t get hooked: I encourage seniors and caregivers to sign up now for a special forum I’m hosting Nov. 1 on how to fend off financial scammers and other crooks.
The free, two-hour gathering will start at 9 a.m. at Skyline Church, 11330 Campo Road, La Mesa. Read More
By Audrey F. Baker | Mission Trails – Trail Guide
As October approaches, thoughts to turn to Halloween and the menagerie of nature that represents the celebration. Hoary oaks, ravens, owls, bats and more symbolize holiday fun.
Let’s face it, tarantulas have a “PR problem.” Much of the public sees them as nightmarish critters of loathsome reputation. Yes, they’re hairy and maybe scary. Read More
By Doug Curlee | Editor at Large
The Aug. 3 ribbon-cutting ceremony that opened the Grocery Outlet store at Waring Road and Zion Avenue cured the community ailment that had lasted for nearly three years — the lack of a handy grocer in the Allied Gardens area.
The grand opening day saw a throng of people coming in to look the new store over, compare products and prices, and generally get the feel of the operation. There was also a ribbon-cutting ceremony and owner-operators Chris and Gay Holbrook presented the San Diego Food Bank with a $1,000 check. Read More
By Jeff Clemetson | Editor
On July 25, residents of Mission Valley and Linda Vista got their first chance to learn about and give input on the proposed development that will replace the Riverwalk golf course.
The public input meeting held at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center brought around 100 interested residents who gave input on the various aspects of the project — design, traffic, retail and more. Read More
By Frank Sabatini Jr.
The name dates back to 1896, when San Diego Brewing Company opened on a parcel of land that eventually became part of the 32nd Street Naval Base. With a capacity to produce 75,000 barrels of amber beer, the brewery ranked as the largest manufacturing enterprise in the region.
Mission Brewery emerged several years later, proving that craft beer resides in San Diego’s DNA and that it isn’t a recent phenomenon invented by millennial hipsters. Read More
Pop Vinyl concert
Sunday, Aug. 20
Dance band Pop Vinyl will perform at Civita’s fourth annual “Sundown Sunday” concert series. Free. 5–6:30 p.m. at the new Civita Park Amphitheater, located on Civita Boulevard at Russell Parkway, Mission Valley. Visit bit.ly/2w7CmdA. Read More
By Judy McCarty
Brett Winterble, popular radio host on KFMB 760, will be our featured speaker as we kick off the fall season luncheons Sept. 12 at The Brigantine.
Winterble is appreciated especially because of his insights on interesting current events and his humorous, high energy style. Before he came to his current position, he was executive producer of the Roger Hedgecock show among other positions. A very interesting tidbit about Winterble: he produced and screened calls for six years as Mr. Snerdly for Rush Limbaugh! Read More