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Highway stories

Posted: November 17th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Books, Features, Top Stories | No Comments

By Sara Appel-Lennon

San Carlos resident Don Harrison believes there are Jewish stories everywhere.

To prove his point, Harrison recently wrote a book that recounts 70 Jewish stories culled from all 35 exits along Interstate 8 between Mission Bay and the Imperial County line, titled “77 Miles of Jewish Stories: History, Anecdotes, and Tales of Travel Along I-8”

Grantville transforming, but slowly

Posted: November 17th, 2017 | News, Top Stories | No Comments

Doug Curlee | Editor at Large

For as long as anyone can remember, Grantville has been considered an industrial area, and justifiably so.

City planner Lisa Lind says Grantville, “is the place for infill and redevelopment anywhere in the Navajo areas. San Carlos, Del Cerro and Allied Gardens are pretty much built out — aside from a very small project alongside College Avenue in Del Cerro, there’s really nowhere else.”

Multicultural holiday festival arrives in Mission Valley

Posted: November 17th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Stories | No Comments

By Kit-Bacon Gressitt

Lulu Huang traveled to the United States from China for a visit in 1994 – and she’s still here today. Instead of returning to her homeland, she started a computer company, had two kids and became inspired.

“[I] wanted to do something for children,” Huang said. She decided to start a cultural experience that was fun and educational.

Fight or flight

Posted: October 20th, 2017 | News, Top Stories | No Comments

By Dave Schwab

Runway expansion to accommodate larger jets, a proposal in a new master plan for the 456-acre, three-runway Montgomery-Gibbs Airport, is causing consternation among Navajo and Mission Valley residents.

The city owns and operates two general aviation airports, Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport at 3750 John J Montgomery Drive, and Brown Field Municipal Airport at 1424 Continental St.

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.

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.