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Adobe Falls problem moving slowly toward solution

Posted: October 21st, 2016 | Allied Gardens, Communities, News, Top Stories | No Comments

Access to controversial party area may be cut off this winter

by Doug Curlee | Editor-at-Large

For more years than anyone wants to remember, San Diego State students, and many others, have invaded the Adobe Falls area of Alvarado Creek between College Avenue and Waring Road.

People have combined partying with more graffiti painting on the rocks of the falls than anyone could have imagined. Efforts have been proposed to clean the years of paint off the rocks and return them to their natural look, but those efforts have run afoul of various environmental concerns over further polluting the creek itself.

News from the Allied Gardens/Grantville Community Council – Oct. 21

By Shain Haug First Friday concerts Our final concert on Oct. 7 was once again a delightful experience. Theo and the Zydeco Patrol regaled 2,500 of our community with throbbing beats that drew us to the dance floor and a conga line. It was an exciting way to complete our second and very successful season […]

News from the Allied Gardens/Grantville Community Council – Sept. 16

By Shain Haug First Friday concerts Our Sept. 2 concert was a marvelous community event. Rachel Aldous & The Road Home wowed 2,500 of our neighbors with lots of favorites and compelling rhythms. Once again, the folks from Ideal Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Electrical ( treated us to hot dogs, chips, and dessert. The […]

Open house and fall programs at the Allied Gardens/Benjamin Library

By Kathryn Johnson Fall is upon us and while our thoughts tend toward the year coming to an end, there are a lot of new beginnings taking place at the Allied Gardens/Benjamin Library! We are bringing back some favorite programs for youth and starting a new program inspired by STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and […]

Valhall Lodge Heritage Dinner will celebrate Norwegian food and culture

Posted: August 19th, 2016 | Allied Gardens, Features, Top Stories | No Comments

By Cynthia Robertson

A lavish “middag,” as they say in Norwegian, is planned for Sept. 17 by the Valhall Lodge — the local branch of the international organization of Sons of Norway.

The Heritage Dinner, to be held at the Ascension Lutheran Church in Allied Gardens, is the perfect time for guests to enjoy good food and learn more about the cultural aspects of Valhall Lodge, which is currently the largest Norwegian organization outside of Norway.

“And if you are interested in joining Valhall Lodge, your dinner is free,” said president Susan Cody.

News from the Allied Gardens/Grantville Community Council – Aug. 22

By Shain Haug Town Hall meeting The speaker at our July 26, Town Hall Meeting was Sue Braun who brought us important information on “The Raising Of America” program — a five-part documentary series that explores the question of the failure in early childhood education and the consequences of that failure to the nation’s future. […]

News from the Allied Gardens/Grantville Community Council – July 15

By Shain Haug Town Hall and board meeting The Allied Gardens/Grantville Community Council (AGGCC) holds a Town Hall Meeting on the fourth Tuesday of each odd-numbered month at 7 p.m. at the Ascension Lutheran Church, located at the corner of 51st Street and Zion Avenue. Our next Town Hall Meeting will be on July 26. […]

Young writers and books for young readers

By Gina Bravo The Benjamin Friends of the Library, and the library staff would like to congratulate the following Essay Contest Winners! • Hearst Elementary: Fourth graders Poppie Kost, Mateo Malm and Taya O’Harran • Nazareth School: Eighth grader Claire DaValle • St. Therese Academy: Fourth grader John McNamara and eighth grader Armando Uribe