Live Music at College Avenue Center
Friday, March 24
The College Avenue Center, 6299 Capri Drive, occasionally presents live musical performances. Here is the upcoming lineup:
Friday, March 24, 12:30 p.m., Karen Giorgio, Broadway and popular songs.
Friday, March 31, 12:30 p.m., Peter Seltser, music and vocals. Read More
By Jennifer Coburn
If you ask most bestselling authors how they made it as novelists, you’ll hear about workshops, writers’ groups, or backgrounds in journalism. Rarely will you hear a career trajectory like Patricia D. Benke’s.
Benke was a San Diego appellate court judge who was being considered for the California Supreme Court when she told a newspaper reporter that she enjoyed writing fiction. Read More
The cosmopolitan city of Germany
By Ron Stern | Global Gumshoe
Located in the East German state of Saxony at the confluence of three rivers, Leipzig has always been a historically important city. Many notable figures have lived here, and its citizens were instrumental in bringing about the fall of communism in Eastern Europe. Read More
By Scott Sherman | District 7 Dispatch
The San Diego Public Library is holding a new education initiative that gives children the opportunity to learn about science and the ecosystem in a series of programs based on the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) concept. Classes and workshops will be held at each branch library in District 7. Read More
By Elizabeth Gillingham
Henry students perform at the All Southern California Honor Band
Noah Krasner and Alex Cagle attended the All Southern California Honor Band in January. Read More
By Kathryn Johnson
Celebrate National Library Week: April 9–15
Recently, I was paging through the “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and was reminded of just how many unique, and sometimes strange, celebrations there are.
For example, I never realized that there is a day designated as National Hairball Awareness Day. (By the way, it’s April 28 if you or your cat are planning to celebrate.) Read More
By John Peterson
When the call came in from Kim Kelley at New Entra Casa that she needed help with some maintenance issues at the Pershing Street home for female ex-offenders, once again, Grantville-Allied Gardens Kiwanis answered the call.
The most pressing problem was that a state of California inspector had cited the facility for some chipped paint in the kitchen and that the kitchen must be re-painted by March 1. Our Grantville-Allied Gardens Kiwanis Community Service committee volunteered to do the job. Read More
Affirmed Housing projects
By Shain Haug
The next Allied Gardens/Granville Community Council (AGGCC) Town Hall Meeting will be on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Ascension Lutheran Church, 51st and Zion avenues.
Our speaker will be John Wurster of Affirmed Housing, the organization that is converting the Motel 6 on Alvarado Canyon Road to a residence for homeless military veterans and that plans to build a similar residence at the corner of Fairmont Extension and Twain Avenue. Read More
By Sue Hotz
RFID comes to San Carlos Branch Library
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! We have not yet found any pots of gold at the library, but we did find that Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) machines have replaced our old self-check-out machines.
The San Carlos Branch is scheduled to be closed for two weeks in June to complete the RFID upgrade, but for now, the new RFID machines can be used in a manner similar to the old self-check-out machines. Please ask the staff if you need assistance. Read More
By Toni G. Atkins
The 2017 legislative session is well underway, and I am pursuing several of my top priorities while at the same time joining my colleagues in making sure that California remains a national leader in environmental protection and access to quality health care, and serves as a beacon of compassion and inclusiveness when it comes to human rights. Read More
By Andy Cohen | Congressional Watch
Welcome to a new era of angst.
In 2009, it was the rise of the Tea Party that gave Democrats across the country major headaches, particularly when it came to health care and the soon-to-be-introduced Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. Read More
March 18 – Bird Walk, 8 a.m. – Meet at Lake Murray Ball Fields; Guided Nature Walk, 9:30 a.m. (VC); Maple View School Orchestra 3 p.m. (VC Amphitheater)
March 19 – Nature Walk, 8 a.m. (WS); Trail Crew, 8 a.m. (KLC); Guided Nature Walk, 9:30 a.m. (VC); Free Concert, Martin Shaw, electric violin – 3 p.m. (VC) Read More
By Terry Cords
The 2017 Spring Program is off to a busy start at both the Allied Gardens Recreation Center and the San Carlos Recreation Center. Detailed information can be obtained by calling the telephone numbers below and by checking the “Program Guides” on the website for the specific Recreation Center. Read More
By Dianne Jacob | Dianne’s Corner
Take a hike, nature lovers: I was so happy to join community leaders at a recent ribbon-cutting to mark the opening of the Flume Trail in Lakeside.
The nearly mile-long path, which skirts Lake Jennings, builds on efforts by the county and others to create a network of trails within easy reach of the San Diego River, from Julian to the ocean. Read More
By Gary Jones
Tomatoes are, by far, the most popular homegrown vegetable, although they are really a fruit.
Their pervasiveness is not surprising for obvious reasons: they are very easy to grow, making them perfect for gardeners of any skill level. The flavor of a backyard tomato is sensationally better than one that is store-bought. Read More
By Linda Aramcost and Jeff Benesch | La Mesa Foothills Democratic Club
In just 45 days, the new administration under Donald Trump has wreaked havoc on the environmental advances made under the previous administration.
We’ve seen executive orders weakening the Clean Water Act; the Keystone Pipeline has been given new life and will now transport dirty oil from Canadian tar sands to American ports; and Exxon Mobile (recent home of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson) has been given the green light to expand operations worth billions of dollars in drilling and refining of oil and gas in the fragile ecosystem along the Gulf Coast. Read More
By Judy McCarty | Navajo Canyon Republican Women
Navajo Canyon Republican Women, Federated (NCRWF) has a fun evening planned for April 11, complete with taco bar dinner and dessert, engaging speaker and the famous Navajo Road Show silent auction. The event will be at the Elk’s Lodge in El Cajon from 5 to 8 p.m. Read More
Rain, rain go away
I have enjoyed following you for many years as a long-time San Diego native and enjoy reading the Mission Times Courier. My comment is that the delivery person delivered the paper Friday night during one of the worst storms in years. How many papers went unread? Read More
By Mickey Zeichick
Our next San Carlos Area Council (SCAC) meeting will be Wednesday, May 3 at 6 p.m. at the San Carlos Branch Library at 7265 Jackson Drive. Our meetings are open to the public and our speaker will be announced in the April edition of this publication. Read More
Dr. Ananthram Reddy
[Editor’s note: This article previously appeared on the Sharp HealthCare website and was provided by Bruce Harman of Sharp Grossmont Hospital.]
Although the vast majority of colorectal cancer – often called colon cancer – occurs in people age 50 or older, it can happen at any age. Colorectal cancer is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., but there’s about a 90 percent cure rate if the cancer is found early. Read More
By Jay Wilson
Amateur Photo Contest
The 25th annual Amateur Photo Contest is underway through May 31. You are encouraged to enjoy the park, and pause to take that special picture to be entered into our contest. Take advantage of all the spectacular wildflower blooms and spring growth provided by the winter rains and warming weather. Read More
By Jay Wilson
Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Del Cerro resident Kathryn Symington for being named “Teacher of the Year” at Carmel Del Mar Elementary School.
“This is my 15th year of teaching. I have taught grades K-5 at various points in my career, teaching first grade at CDM for eight years,” Symington said. “I absolutely love teaching first grade. It is my mission to instill a love for lifelong learning.” Read More