Winterble kicks off fall Republican Women luncheons

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!

Democracy in America: ‘The Bad, the Ugly and the Good?’

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.

News from the San Carlos Library – Aug. 18, 2017

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.

Inside the library you’ll find a selection of audio/visual materials and over 200 boxes filled with hard cover and paperback books of fiction; about 45 percent of these each month are new titles.

PHHS names new coaches

By Elizabeth Gillingham | News from Patrick Henry High School

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.

Coach Watkins graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University in 2005 and began his coaching career at Mira Mesa High School where he served as the associate head coach for five seasons and won three Eastern League Championships. In between his time at Mira Mesa, Coach Watkins was the hitting coach at Indiana University from 2007-2008 in the Big Ten Conference. Coach Watkins heavily recruited the state of California and oversaw an offense that led the Big Ten in hitting.

News from the Allied Gardens, San Carlos Recreation councils

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.

News from the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation — Aug. 18, 2017

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.

Patch-nosed encounter at Mission Trails Regional Park

Posted: August 18th, 2017 | Columns, Featured, Mission Trails - Trail Guide | No Comments

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!

News from Patrick Henry High School – July 21, 2017

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 […]