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
By Yahairah Aristy
In 2017, our democracy has been infused with a lack of civility, diplomacy and wisdom. In other words, our democracy is witnessing “the Bad, the Ugly and the Good.”
What exactly is “The Bad, the Ugly and the Good?” It is the title of our next discussion where political pundit Dr. Carl Luna answers these questions and more. He will talk about the state of the Democrats, state of the Republicans, and how we move forward to rebuild a true republic representing all people. Dr. Luna will share his political insight and wisdom on Sept. 6 at the La Mesa-Foothills Democratic Club General Meeting. Read More
By Sue Hotz
The first Saturday of every month, the San Carlos Friends of the Library (SCFOL) sponsors a Used Book Sale from 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m. at the San Carlos Branch Library. Read More
In defense of cartoons
Re: “Letters: Down with cartoons!” [Volume 23, Issue 7 or bit.ly/2w7hiAu]
I read with interest the comments of Mr. Jeff Deibert, a resident of Allied Gardens, and his critical comments of the Mission Times Courier for publishing a cartoon which he wrote was political hatred. Read More
By Elizabeth Gillingham | News from Patrick Henry High School
Varsity baseball coach
Sheldon Watkins has been named the new head baseball coach at Patrick Henry High School. He is excited to be returning to his alma mater where he graduated in 2000. Read More
Aug. 19 – Guided Nature Walk, 9:30 a.m. (VC); Guided Twilight Walk, 7:15 p.m. (BHL)
Aug. 20 – Trail Crew, 8 a.m.; Guided Nature Walk, 9:30 a.m. (VC); Free Concert, 3 p.m. (VC)
Aug. 23 – Guided Nature Walk, 9:30 a.m. (VC) Read More
By Terry Cords | Rec Center Roundup
It seems strange to write the summer of 2017 is coming close to the end, but San Diego Unified School District classes will start just 10 days from the date of this publication on Aug. 28. However, there are still a number of Park and Recreation events and activities for the children, adults and families of our community to take part in. Read More
By Kathryn Johnson
We will be hosting a sky party on Aug. 21 at 9:45 a.m. Children and their caregivers will learn about solar eclipses, create a fun craft and receive glasses to view the eclipse as a group. The glasses are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Read More
By Leslie Perkins
In last month’s article, Jay Wilson wrote that after more than nine years as the first executive director of the Mission Trails Regional Park (MTRP) Foundation, he was retiring, and that I would be taking his place. I want to thank and recognize Jay for his years of excellent service to MTRP and to our community. His dedication and knowledge will be missed as he is a special person to us. Read More
By Mickey Zeichick
Our next San Carlos Area Council (SCAC) meeting will be Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. at the San Carlos Branch Library at 7265 Jackson Drive. Our meetings are open to the public. Our guest speaker will be from the District Attorney’s office and will talk to us about elder abuse. Read More
By Benjamin Macapugay
Causes and treatments of sleep apnea
(This article is provided for general informational purposes only. It should not be considered as a substitute for medical treatment or advice from a qualified physician. You should consult your doctor for any medical needs.)
Lou and his wife used to joke about it. “I come from a family of snorers,” he explained. “I warned my wife before she married me, so she had no excuse! Maria knew what she was getting into!” They used to joke how it was a good thing that they used to live near a train track so the sound of the trains at night would block out Lou’s snoring. Read More
By Shain Haug
Town Hall meetings
We hoped for a better turn out for our Allied Gardens/Grantville Community Council (AGGCC) Town Hall Meeting July 25, but for those in attendance, it was the special event as advertised. Read More
By Audrey F. Baker
For many, one of Mission Trails Regional Park’s must-see sights is Snake Rock. Head north on Father Junipero Serra Trail from the Visitor Center toward Old Mission Dam.
About the time you settle into your gait, you’ll see it on the left. Wind, sun and water erosion have carved the distinctive figure of a rattlesnake, replete with heavy-body and triangular shaped head. Perhaps nature sculpted it to remind us of her mysteries and creativity. Here variety reigns, snakes included! Read More
By Frank Sabatini Jr. | Restaurant Review
Given its fossilized environment — red booths, heavy carpeting and drab, wood paneling — Bully’s offers a welcoming atmosphere staffed with young energy.
Though loaded with sports memorabilia and flat screens, it’s one of the last classic steakhouses in San Diego stamped with the same level of nostalgia as The Red Fox Room in North Park, The Butcher Shop in Kearny Mesa, and not long ago, Albie’s Beef Inn in Hotel Circle before it vanished. Read More
July 22 – Guided Nature Walk, 8:30 a.m. (KLC); Guided Nature Walk, 9:30 a.m. (VC); Art Reception, 1–4 p.m. (VC)
July 23 – Guided Nature Walk, 9:30 a.m. (VC); Family Discovery Walk, 3 p.m. (VC)
July 26 – Guided Nature Walk, 9:30 a.m. (VC) Read More
Third Eye Blind concert
Friday, July 21
American rock band Third Eye Blind will perform with Silversun Pickups and Ocean Park Standoff. Tickets start at $35. 7 p.m. at Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive. Visit bit.ly/2to134x. Read More
By Elizabeth Gillingham
Triple E winners
Bea Evenson, a local philanthropist, generously donated funds to Patrick Henry High School to award students who have exhibited the three E’s in community service: Excellence, Ethics and Enterprise.
Awards have been given in the past for many activities including participation and achievements in various community organizations, all manners of volunteer work at hospitals, parks, libraries, charitable events, churches, synagogues, homeless shelters, humane societies, and other contributions to the community. Read More
By Terry Cords | Rec Center Roundup
The 2017 summer programs are off to a busy start for both the Allied Gardens and San Carlos recreation centers. Detailed information can be obtained by calling the telephone numbers below and by checking the “Program Guide” on the website for the specific recreation center. Read More