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By music lovers, for music lovers

Posted: October 20th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Features, Music, Top Stories | No Comments

By Joyell Nevins

Love live music, but can’t stand those bar crowds or coffeehouse clatter? Then check out the Folkey Monkey, a singer-songwriter showcase in Grantville.

“I know there are folks out there who hate paying good money to hear live music only to find, when they get to the venue, a lot of talkative and usually drunk people who have no real interest in listening. These music lovers are who I’ve tried to bring into the Folkey Monkey, and once they’ve experienced it, they really appreciate it,” said Joe Rathburn, the original Monkey.

Lipstick and lifesaving

Posted: October 20th, 2017 | Community Profile, Features, Top Stories | No Comments

By Joyell Nevins

Marissa Labate went from a trauma nurse to a trauma patient — in the very same Sharp Hospital unit in which she worked. She was barely able to move for six months. It took her almost a year to get back to work. But she refused to slip into despair.

“Every day, I would tell myself you’re going to look back on this and you’re going to be OK,” Labate recalled. “I would focus on the positive, because there was so much negative.”

News Briefs – Oct. 20, 2017

Posted: October 20th, 2017 | Briefs, Calendar, Opinion & News Briefs, News | No Comments

Helping hurricane victims

The Kiwanis Builders Club of Lewis Middle School, along with the school’s Associated Student Body (ASB) and the Grantville-Allied Gardens Kiwanis Club, held a drive on campus to collect hurricane relief supplies in the wake of a historically devastating hurricane season.

Following hurricanes Harvey in Texas, Irma in Florida, and Maria in Puerto Rico, the Builders Club and ASB students in grades six through eight gathered personal hygiene products for shipping to areas affected by the storms.

City cleans up riverbed, offers services to homeless living there to combat hepatitis A outbreak

Posted: September 29th, 2017 | News, Top Stories | No Comments

CLEANING SAN DIEGO RIVERBED PART OF AGGRESSIVE SANITATION AND VACCINATION EFFORT TO KEEP SAN DIEGANS HEALTHY & SAFE

The following is a statement from the City of San Diego:

As part of an aggressive push to stop the hepatitis A outbreak, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer and City Councilmembers Scott Sherman and Lorie Zapf today joined City crews to clear the San Diego River of debris and to relocate homeless individuals to safe and sanitary living conditions.

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.

Henry Cluster STEMM Foundation partners with SDSU

Posted: September 15th, 2017 | Featured, News | No Comments

By Jay Wilson

During the summer, board members of the Henry Cluster STEMM Foundation (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math & Music, and the arts) worked with key faculty members at SDSU as groundwork for developing a strong partnership between SDSU and the schools within the Patrick Henry Cluster.

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.

Allied Gardens Little League place fifth in state

Posted: September 15th, 2017 | Allied Gardens, Communities, Lifestyle, News, Sports, Top Stories | No Comments

By Doug Curlee | Editor at Large

The Allied Gardens Little League 8- to 10-year-old All Star team’s march to a fifth-place finish in Southern California was more than just 13 kids playing, and winning, games together. It was a bonding experience for the youngsters — one that will likely make them friends for all their lives.

In order to build the team chemistry that took them that far in the tournament, the players practically lived together for 52 days.

News Briefs — Sept. 15, 2017

Posted: September 15th, 2017 | Briefs, Calendar, Opinion & News Briefs, News | No Comments

Coastal Cleanup Day

On Saturday, Sept. 16, 9 a.m.–noon, an estimated 7,500 volunteers will participate at more than 100 sites across San Diego County as part of the 33rd Annual Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) hosted by I Love A Clean San Diego (ILACSD).

Volunteers of all ages and ability levels are encouraged to sign up for a site in their neighborhood and help leave a lasting impact on the whole region.