News from the Allied Gardens, San Carlos Recreation Councils – Nov. 17, 2017

By Terry Cords Registration for the very popular Allied Gardens Recreation Center Winter Basketball program starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18 with online registration at The cost is $70, payable by cash, check or credit card. The season starts with practices in December and games beginning in January 2018. Proof of age […]

Ways women can prevent diabetes

Posted: November 17th, 2017 | Featured, To Your Health | No Comments

By Scripps Health | To Your Health

Millions of American women are living with type 2 diabetes, and millions more are at risk of developing it.

The number of new cases will continue to rise along with obesity rates — one of the major risk factors — unless more women adopt healthier habits, which should include a healthy diet and regular exercise.

News from Patrick Henry High School – Oct. 20, 2017

By Elizabeth Gillingham

Patrick Henry’s newest Eagle Scouts

Fourteen-year-old Patrick Henry High School (PHHS) freshman, Noah Boes, earned his Eagle Scout rank on Aug. 24, the highest honor given by the Boy Scouts of America, by replacing a trailhead kiosk at the Mission Valley Preserve. Located off Friars Road near the YMCA Mission Valley, this wildlife preserve on both sides of the San Diego River in the Valley’s west end is home to many native plants and animals. It features some wonderful loop trails with interpretive signage, and even a picnic area.

Happening at the Allied Gardens Library – Oct. 20, 2017

By Kathryn Johnson 

Book sale

Our Friends of the Library group will have their quarterly book sale on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This sale is a perfect opportunity to purchase a variety of reading material at very reasonable prices. In fact, this sale is so extraordinary that your money will not only afford you more stock for your bookshelves but it will also help fund your community library. Thanks to the generosity of our Friends group your shopping helps fund programs, materials and fun!

Sheriff Bill Gore to keynote Republican Women meeting

By Judy McCarty

Suddenly San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore finds himself dealing with a new state law declaring California a sanctuary state, restricting local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration authorities. This puts California at odds with the federal government, especially at the seven detention facilities his office operates. Since local, state and national law enforcement agencies have worked diligently through the years to forge a positive partnership of coordination and communication, Sheriff Gore’s diplomacy and 47 years’ public safety experience will be put to the test.

Recreation Center roundup – Oct. 20, 2017

Posted: October 20th, 2017 | Columns, Featured, Rec Center Roundup | No Comments

By Terry Cords

Registration for the Winter Basketball 2018 program at Allied Gardens Recreation Center opens at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, with online registration at Cost is $70 cash, check or credit. Practice begins in December 2017 and games start in January 2018. Mark your calendar because the program fills up quickly.

Western sycamore’s fall color display

Posted: October 20th, 2017 | Columns, Featured, Mission Trails - Trail Guide | No Comments

By Audrey F. Baker

A festival of autumn color is underway at Mission Trails Regional Park. Flat-top buckwheat flaunts its maroon seed heads. Brilliant yellow goldenbush is captivating arsenals of late-season pollinators. Deciduous trees like Fremont cottonwood are exhibiting their colorful conversion into dormancy. Juxtaposed against backgrounds of the deep greens of coast live oak, these and other offerings make a rich visual contrast and present the spectrum of fall color.

News from the Allied Gardens/Grantville Community Council – Oct. 20, 2017

By Shain Haug

Town Hall meetings

The Allied Gardens/Grantville Community Council (AGGCC) Town Hall Meeting on Sept. 26 featured Marceline Marques, director of the San Diego Unified School District Neighborhood Enrollment Options Office. This program allows parents choices in the placement of their children in schools other than those nearest to their home. For those of you who could not attend, you can learn more about the program at and you can contact the district at