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Garden brings community together

Posted: October 20th, 2017 | Communities, Features, San Carlos, Top Stories | No Comments

By Margie M. Palmer

In the past six years, the San Carlos Community Garden has morphed from a concept to a favorite community gathering space, but Garden Leadership Team Volunteer Kelly Wood admits that “it took a village” to transform the space into what it is today.

Wood, who is also a member of the San Carlos United Methodist Church, said the idea for the project came in 2010, when the pastor of the church approached her about starting a community garden.

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 sandiegounified.org/enrollment and you can contact the district at eoptions@sandi.net.

San Carlos Area Council news – Oct. 20, 2017

By Mickey Zeichick

Our next San Carlos Area Council (SCAC) meeting will be Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. in our branch library, 7265 Jackson Drive. Our meetings are open to the public and the topic will be the real estate market in San Carlos and San Diego and in general — renting versus buying; buying new versus second or more generation of owners.

Decision time

Posted: September 15th, 2017 | Communities, Grantville, News, Top Stories | No Comments

By Jeff Clemetson | Editor

Redevelopment around the Grantville trolley station has been a longtime goal of the city of San Diego, the Navajo communities and a handful of nearby property owners. But there has always been one major roadblock to realizing that goal — persistent flooding along Alvarado Creek between Waring and Mission Gorge roads, even during small storms.

A recently completed study conducted by the city could be the first step in addressing the flooding.

A dedicated Navajo neighbor

Posted: September 15th, 2017 | Communities, Features, Mission Trails, Top Stories | No Comments

By Jeff Clemetson | Editor

In August, Jay Wilson announced that he would be stepping down as executive director of the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation (MTRPF) where he had served for nine years.

In addition to his time as MTRPF’s first executive director, Wilson has always been a dedicated neighbor and volunteer to the Navajo communities. He is a current member of the Del Cerro Action Council; has served on the Navajo Community Planners, Inc.; helped start and revive the Lake Murray July 4 fireworks festivals; and helps put up the U.S. flags along Navajo Road every legal holiday.