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San Diego Coastkeeper celebrates 20 years of clean water advocacy

By Jeremy Ogul | Editor

Few San Diegans realize that one of the most extensive water quality monitoring programs in the region is operated by a large group of passionate volunteers. Every month, these volunteers spend their Saturdays traveling to streams and rivers to collect samples that they bring back to the San Diego Coastkeeper laboratory.

A grand party it was

By John Peterson

The celebration of the 60th birthday of Allied Gardens was a huge success. Several hundred Allied Gardens residents and friends gathered at the old Union Bank building in the Allied Gardens Shopping Center to celebrate the good life of living in our great community. Many original owners of Allied Gardens homes, bought in the 1950s, were in attendance and received special seating.