Fair Trade Faire to highlight Dems holiday feast

By Yahairah Aristy and Jeff Benesch | La Mesa-Foothills Democratic Club From modest beginnings over 70 years ago, the fair trade movement today is a global enterprise representing over 2 million producers and workers. The movement believes that trade can be a fundamental driver of poverty reduction and greater sustainable development, and disadvantaged farmers, workers and artisans […]

News from the Allied Gardens Grantville Community Council – Nov. 17, 2017

By Shain Haug Town hall meetings The next Allied Gardens/Grantville Community Council (AGGCC) town hall meeting will be on Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church, 51st and Zion avenues. San Diego State University geology professor Eric Frost will speak on the Lake Murray Watershed, Adobe Falls, and Alvarado Creek water dynamics and […]

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 […]

Del Cerro Action Council news – Nov. 17, 2017

Posted: November 17th, 2017 | Council News, Featured | No Comments

By Jay Wilson The Del Cerro Action Council and community members are continuing to fight an uphill battle with the proposed ColRich 26-unit housing project below the Chevron Station. As reported last month, the Planning Commission voted unanimously, 5–0, to support the project, despite their objection that there was no traffic study (which is not […]

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.

Construction underway on Friars/163 project

Posted: October 20th, 2017 | Featured, News | No Comments

By Doug Curlee | Editor at Large

The thousands of drivers every day who pass through the Friars Road area around state Route 163 have already begun seeing roadwork signs, warning of construction work about to be done in that area.

In the next two years, they’ll see many more of those signs, as work proceeds on the two-year, $40 million project to widen and re-route roads and on- and off-ramps.

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.