Henry Cluster STEMM Foundation partners with SDSU

Posted: September 15th, 2017 | Featured, News | No Comments

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.

A decade of good eats with a side of celebrity

Posted: September 15th, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, Restaurant Reviews | No Comments

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.

News from Patrick Henry High School – Sept. 15, 2017

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.

Allied Gardens Grantville Community Council news – Sept. 15, 2017

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.

Supreme Court insider featured at next Dem Club meeting

By Yahairah Aristy and Jeff Benesch

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.

News from the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation – Sept. 15, 2017

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?

Republican Women Fashion Show at the Bali Hai

Posted: September 15th, 2017 | Columns, Featured, Navajo Canyon Republican Women | No Comments

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.

News from the San Carlos Library – Sept. 15, 2017

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

Happenings at the Allied Gardens Library – Sept. 15, 2017

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?