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We lost a good man

Posted: April 21st, 2017 | Allied Gardens, Communities, Featured, News | No Comments

By Doug Curlee | Editor at Large When local politician and Navy pilot Jim Ellis died on April 10 at the age of 88, his passing inspired tributes in various media because he was the kind of man you could respect. In the course of my time as a television reporter in San Diego, I […]

Drunk driving re-enactment teaches valuable lesson

By Karen Ronney On March 21 and 22, approximately 1,200 Patrick Henry juniors and seniors witnessed the Every 15 Minutes program on campus to create awareness about drinking and driving and the impact of alcohol-related traffic collisions. The program was co-sponsored by California Highway Patrol and the California Office of Traffic Safety, along with local support.

Arts Calendar: April 21 – May 18, 2017

Posted: April 21st, 2017 | Arts Calendar, Calendar, Featured | No Comments

MUSIC NOTES Paul Galbraith concert Monday, April 24 Grossmont College World Arts and Culture Committee presents a concert featuring classical guitar innovator Paul Galbraith. Free and open to the public. 7 p.m. at Grossmont College’s recital hall, Building 26, Room 220. RSVP to Anthony.cutietta@gcccd.edu and contact della.elliott@gcccd.edu for details. 

News from Patrick Henry High School – April 21, 2017

By Elizabeth Gillingham | News from Patrick Henry High School Henry team national finalists in cyber competition A local team of Henry students traveled to Baltimore, Maryland, April 3–6, to compete in the CyberPatriot IX National Finals Competition. Since 2009, CyberPatriot’s National Youth Cyber Defense Competition has challenged teams of two to six students to […]

News from the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation

By Jay Wilson  Kiwanis One Day Once a year, Kiwanis clubs and their sponsored youth groups join together and do a work project on a day designated by Kiwanis International as a day of global community service. For Kiwanis One Day this year, the Kiwanis clubs of Division 21, including the Grantville-Allied Gardens club, joined with […]

Allied Gardens/Benjamin Branch Library news

By Kathryn Johnson Friends celebrate local essayists The Friends of the Allied Gardens/Benjamin library coordinated the local 20th annual Student Essay Contest at the branch. The contest was open to all students in fourth, eighth and 10th grades who are served by the San Diego Public Library. This year’s contest had 171 entries that the […]

Events at Mission Trails Park

Posted: April 21st, 2017 | Communities, Featured, Mission Trails | No Comments

FEATURED EVENTS April 22 – Park Beautification Volunteer Crew, 9 a.m. (KLC); Guided Nature Walk, 8:30 a.m. (KLC); Guided Nature Walk, 9:30 a.m. (VC); Earth Day Concert 3 p.m. Amphitheater April 23 – Canyoneers Walk, 8:30 a.m. (KL); Guided Nature Walk, 9:30 a.m. (VC); Family Discovery Walk, 3 p.m. (VC)

Butterfly bonanza at Mission Trails Regional Park

By Audrey F. Baker Eighty percent of our region’s rainfall occurs between December and March, bringing an annual average of around 10 inches. The series of winter rains that began in mid-December and peaked with the deluge of Feb 27, has brought copious spring growth to Mission Trails Regional Park. Trail Guide Bill Edwards recently […]

Bridging the foster care gap

Posted: April 21st, 2017 | Editorial, Featured | No Comments

By Jeff Wiemann [Editor’s note: May is National Foster Care Awareness Month. This article previously ran in the San Diego Union-Tribune.] In my work supporting San Diego families who foster, there’s a lot to feel good about. Every day I see children thriving in stable, safe and loving environments while their biological parents are given […]