News from the San Carlos Area Council – June 17, 2016

By Mickey Zeichick

Our next San Carlos Area Council (SCAC) meeting will be Wednesday, July 6 at 6 p.m. in the San Carlos Branch Library, 7265 Jackson Drive. Our meetings are open to the public.

Our guest speaker will be Sue Braun, former San Diego Unified School District Trustee, who will present an 11-minute trailer of the powerful documentary “The Raising of America,” which is a five-part documentary series that explores the questions: Why are so many children in America fairing so poorly? What are the consequences for the nation’s future? How might we, as a nation, do better?

Mickey Zeichick

Mickey Zeichick

The series investigates these questions through different lenses: What does science tell us about the enduring importance of early life experiences on the brain and body? What it is like to be a parent today? And what policies and structures help or hinder the raising of healthy, happy and compassionate children?

The Raising of America is the first national, fully integrated media/public engagement project that aims to reframe the way Americans look at early child health and development.

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The SCAC continues to mourn the loss of John F. Pilch who passed away May 3. We have set up a John F. Pilch Memorial Fund for maintaining the flags that Pilch, and Jay Wilson and members of the SCAC will continue to set out and pick up on the various holidays and other occasions along Navajo Road.

At the June 8 Navajo Community Planners meeting, presentations were made regarding the cell phone equipment to be placed on the San Carlos Recreation Center property and the status of the Magnolia Science Academy Site. At the Academy site (6365 Lake Atlin Ave.) there are plans to subdivide this area into 50 single-family homes. We will have updates on both of these projects at our July SCAC meeting.

On June 23 at 9 a.m. at the City Council Chambers on C Street, there will be a public hearing by the Planning Commission on an appeal of two different Conditional Use Permits for Medical Marijuana Consumer Cooperatives in Allied Gardens. You are invited to attend the hearings.

Logging on to is a good way to keep updated on what is happening in our neighborhood. We are creating a new Interested Persons list; please contact me at

San Carlos Area Council dues are due (just $7 per household and $15 for a business); please send them to SCAC, P.O. Box 19246, San Diego, CA 92159-0246. One of the many things we do with the collected dues is maintain a plot at the San Carlos Community Garden. If you would like to help with this plot, please contact me.

—Micky Zeichick is president of the San Carlos Area Council. Reach her at

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