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San Carlos Teen Goes Face-to Face With Polar Bears in Arctic Circle Teen Arctic Ambassador shares experiences with peers and highlights impacts of climate change, bears' struggle for survival By Jeff Barnes From San Diego to the Arctic Circle, one Patrick Henry High School student has traveled abroad for the first time to learn about one of his favorite animals and the challenges facing the largest land meat eater on Earth - the polar bear. In September 2009, Daniel Straub embarked on the trip of a lifetime. The high school junior Polar Bear, Arctic Circle traveled to Churchill, Manitoba Canada as the San Diego Zoo's Teen Arctic Ambassador. Straub was one of 16 high school students from around the world selected to participate in last Daniel Straub, year's Polar Bears International Teen Leadership Camp. Teen Arctic The program is designed to inform, inspire and empower Ambassador students to motivate change within their communities, especially with regard to the effects of climate change on polar bears. continued on page 11

SpringFest Is This Weekend By John Peterson Good News - SpringFest weekend is here! Friday May 7th at 5pm the 11th annual celebration of spring in our great Navajo Community will get underway at the Allied Gardens Community Park. The fun-filled outdoor festival will feature carnival rides, over 100 food and merchandise vendor booths, inflatables, dunk tank, pony rides, talent demonstrations, a rock climbing wall, the famous Kiwanis Allied Gardens Parade, Car Show, a History Booth, a Beer and Wine Garden, and as always a great weekend of music. There is something for everyone; young, old, and in-between. Friday evening at 7:30pm the Air Force Band "Mobility" will be featured on continued on page 13

Lewis Middle School 8th Grader Rosa Olascoaga, sitting here next to First Lady Michelle Obama, had the privilege of introducing First Lady Michelle Obama during her visit to the New Roots Community Garden on April 10th in City Heights. Mrs. Obama met with residents who grow vegetables and fruit in the garden and spoke about her "Let's Move" initiative aimed at creating environments that support healthy eating and physical activity. Rosa serves as a youth member of "Building Healthy Communities," a new 10-year project funded by the California Endowment.

Explore Mission Trails Day 2010: Free Family Fun May 15 Mission Trails Regional Park - On Saturday, May 15, residents of all ages are invited to the 2010 event: Explore Mission Trails Day (EMTD). Mission Trails Regional Park is an "open space" urban park with over 6,000 acres. It is one of the largest urban parks in the United States offering opportunities yearround for free outdoor fun, but is not very well known except to those of us lucky enough to live in the neighboring communities of Tierrasanta, Santee, San Carlos and La Mesa. Mission Trails Regional Park is open every day. But only once a year do dozens of volunteers, Park Rangers and community leaders host a large free event to help San Diegans learn more about their Park and how to enjoy it. EMTD activities on May 15 will take place in several different areas of the diverse park, but will be focused mainly around the Visitor and Interpretive Center and the Equestrian Staging Area at SR52 and Mast Blvd. A bird walk, entitled "Birds of Kumeyaay Lake" will begin at 8 a.m. at the Kumeyaay Lake Campground. Most other events will take place between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., with child-themed nature walks occurring early in the day. However, a special Ranger-led "Twilight Walk" will begin at 7 p.m. from the Kumeyaay Lake Campground (reservations for this event are required: call 619-668-2748), followed by a star-gazing event at 8 p.m., weather permitting. Volunteer Trail Guides will lead several special walks into the Park with child-themed topics such as "How Kumeyaay Children Lived and Played in Mission Trails" and "Who Lives Here: The Critters of Mission Trails." Senior Park Ranger Tracey Walker returns to lead a popular walk for families from the Visitor Center entitled "Hike with a Ranger" at 11 a.m. Youngsters can also enjoy arts and crafts projects (for ages 3 and up), free pony rides and up-close encounters with raptors, reptiles and other live animals. Over a dozen "Discovery Stations" near the pony rides will provide interactive learning opportunities about geology, birds, insects, Indian culture, native plants and many other topics in the Equestrian Staging Area of the Park. Scholastic's Ms. Frizzle™ will help educate little ones about one of San Diego's most common wild critters, courtesy of the San Diego Natural History Museum. The wacky, redhaired character from the book series, The Magic School Bus©, will present a special program about coyotes in the Visitor Center's outdoor amphitheater at 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. and again at 12 noon for children ages three to eight continued on page 10

Lake Murray Playground Project Selected for Potential $50,000 Grant Tracy Dahlkamp never knew that rebuilding a playground would mean staying up until all hours of the night working on her computer. Her tenacity could just pay off. This month, the Lake Murray Playground Project was selected by Pepsi to compete with community projects across the country to win a $50,000 grant as part of Pepsi's Refresh Project. "I've been submitting our applicontinued on page 12


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San Diego State's Jené Morris Picked 11th Overall In 2010 WNBA Draft

By City Councilmember Marti Emerald, Council District 7 Inside the pages of the Emerald News you get a glimpse of the difference we're making throughout District 7 and beyond. Protecting your safety with road improvements, saving neighborhood resources and protecting you from crime. We also just drove through landmark legislation to conserve precious water in San Diego. Our new water sub-metering ordinance goes into effect in June and is even being replicated by the State Legislature. We're looking for new ways to stretch tax dollars and responding to constituent calls and letters asking for action….and getting it! Councilmember The D-7 is also looking down the road to put old Emerald resources to new and more productive uses. Among them, City TV, Channel 24. Many of you watch our City Council Meetings on City TV, or other public hearings on important land use, financial and social issues. But could City TV do more? We'd like your ideas. Please take a moment to answer just a few questions for us, and send responses to Megan Gamble at: • Do you watch City TV, Channel 24? • How often do you watch City TV, Channel 24? • What do you tune in to see? • On a scale of 1-5, how would you rate this programming (with 5 being the highest grade)? • What other type of programming would you like to see on City TV, Channel 24? (Example: Programming about neighborhood issues, events, people)

SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY - Senior guard Jené Morris became San Diego State's first-ever WNBA Draft pick, going in the first round (11th pick overall) to the Indiana Fever. Morris, who was one of 14 players invited to the Draft announcement in Secaucus, N.J., will also be the first Aztec to ever don a WNBA jersey. Morris is just the 11th player in Mountain West Conference history to be tabbed in the WNBA Draft and the fourth selected in the first round. She is the league's highest pick overall since 2006, and third highest in MWC history, trailing only Utah's Shona Thorburn (7th overall) and TCU's Sandora Irvin (3rd). A two-time honorable mention All-American and Mountain West Conference defensive player of the year, Morris is the first Aztec to ever lead the MWC in scoring (17.1 ppg.), is the conference's all-time leader in career steals (293) and ranks third in the SDSU record book in career points with 1,499, despite only playing three seasons in the Red and Black. The 5-9 guard is the second Aztec to earn AllAmerica (honorable mention) honors on more than one occasion and is the first SDSU player to be named Jené Morris, SDSU's a two-time first-team all-league selection since Jodi first ever WNBA Nowlin-Tres in 1996-97. draft pick Morris joins an Indiana Fever squad that went 22-12 last season and advanced to the WNBA Finals under head coach Lin Dunn. The 2010 WNBA campaign gets underway Saturday, May 15, with the Fever set to take on Washington at the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Allied Gardens’ John Adkins Named New Director of County Law Library Allied Gardens native son, John Adkins has just been appointed executive director of the San Diego County Public Law Library, one of the largest public law libraries in California with four branches across the county. The only source of complete legal information that is available to the general public, the law library helps self represented litigants and every day people who - particularly during the economic recovery - may need help on issues relating to employment rights, taxes, credit/debt relief etc. For the legal community, the library offers complete legal resources, and some of the highest quality, most cost-effective legal training programs in the county.

John Adkins, New Executive Director, San Diego County Law Library

Adkins was born and raised in Allied Gardens and his parents, Bill and Jane Adkins, still reside in the same Chaucer Avenue home they have owned since the mid 1960s. He attended Foster Elementary, Marvin Elementary, Lewis Junior High, and Crawford High School. Adkins went on to UC Berkeley, where he received a BA, Masters in Library Science, and Juris Doctorate in law. Working as both a lawyer and a continued on page 11

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Ask The Cop By Officer Christina Burhans, San Diego Police Department Eastern Division Email: Re: Registered Sex Offenders in the Community Q: I am a resident of San Carlos and I live near a sex offender who has lived in the neighborhood for the past five years. Recently, he got a roommate, another sex offender. Is this allowed and what are the requirements for sex offenders? Also, how do I make sure offenders are being moni- Officer Christina Burhans tored? A: I will start by discussing the registration requirements of sex offenders. Penal Code 290 requires every person who resides, works, or attends school in California and who has been convicted of any one of the 163 various sex offenses to register with the local law enforcement agency within 5 days of their birthday and within 5 days of changing their address. Registration is a lifetime requirement. Q: Is a sex offender allowed to live with another sex offender? A: Penal Code 290 does not prohibit sex offenders from co-habiting with another sex offender. This section merely requires the registration/notification following the entrance into or moving within a local law enforcement agencies jurisdiction within 5 days of their birthday or within 5 days of moving. An exception to this would be a sex offender who is on probation or parole. In this instance, the sex offender may have a condition to their probation or parole that would prohibit co-habitation with another sex offender. Q: Who monitors sex offenders? A: The responsibility to monitor sex offenders involves the community. I will start with the law enforcement community which is made up of local, state and federal law enforcement. Registration and monitoring is the responsibility of the local law enforcement agency. But law enforcement on all levels play a role in the identification, prevention and apprehension of sex offenders who are out of compliance with their sex offender registration requirements. For sex offenders who attend colleges within San Diego the monitoring falls to the law enforcement agency for the campus: University of California, the California State University or the various community colleges within the county play a role in monitoring sex offenders who attend educational institutions. Lastly, the community plays a role in monitoring sex offenders. Following the State of California's passage of Megan's Law on May 17, 1996, information on sex offenders was made available to the public. Members of the community are encouraged to view the Megan's Law website by visiting Searches can be made for a sex registrant by name, or viewing for a list of sex registrants by zip code. Names and pictures of sex registrants, as well as what they were convicted of can be viewed. Understand this website displays the last registered address reported by the offender as he or she could have re-located and failed to notify law enforcement. This is where the community which is made up of: religious groups/ institutions, schools, small businesses, large corporations, apartment managers, community groups/ leaders play a very important role in the identification of individuals who are in violation of registra-

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tion requirements. Q: As a concerned parent, I want to know what the laws/ ordinances are regarding medical Marijuana dispensaries. There is a marijuana dispensary in the Grantville area that is 20 feet away from the classroom where teenagers attend driving school. I was under the impression that these shops are illegal. A: I can understand your concern over the location of a medical marijuana dispensary located in close proximity to a driving school. Unfortunately, under Proposition 215 marijuana dispensaries are legal. Proposition 215 allows seriously ill patients under the supervision of a doctor to obtain and use marijuana for medical purposes, and the patient's designated primary caregivers, to possess and cultivate marijuana for personal medical use. Prop 215 also extends to the growing system of collective and cooperative distribution of medical marijuana dispensaries. Unfortunately, Prop 215 does not address where the dispensaries can be located. Currently, the City Attorney's Office is in the process of drafting a proposed ordinance to regulate where medical marijuana dispensaries are allowed to operate in San Diego. The proposed zoning ordinance would prohibit medical marijuana dispensaries from locating in residential areas or within 1,000 feet of schools, playgrounds, libraries, churches, parks and places where children frequent and dispensaries would be banned from locating within 1,000 feet of each other. The proposed ordinance will be forwarded to the full City Council for consideration within the next few months. I suggest contacting your council representative to share your concerns about medical marijuana dispensaries. If you suspect an individual is out of compliance with his or her sex offender registration requirements notify law enforcement immediately. To report individuals within the City of San Diego during normal business hours call the sex offender registration unit at (619) 531-1543. For after hours call police communications at (619) 531-2000.

Emerald Cleared Of Intentional Wrongdoing – Will Pay $3,000 Fine

By Barbara Cleves Anderson Mission Trails Regional Park will celebrate its annual "Explore Mission Trails Day" on May 15 this year. It is amazing that there are people that live in areas around the park have never walked, hiked the park or visited the MTRP Visitor Center. It is also amazing that the parks' neighbors travel the earth but don't know the beauty that abounds within a few minutes of where they live. Mission Trails Regional Parks' Visitor Center is about a block from Mission Gorge Road between Jackson Dr. and Golfcrest on Father Junipero Serra Trail. Lake Murray is within the confines of MTRP but is overseen by the San Diego Water Utilities Department. The ball fields and MTRP are within the purview of the San Diego Park and Recreation Department. It is a little confusing but I'll try to explain. The lake road is a Water Utility access road to maintain the lake and we use it to run, walk and bicycle. The Alvarado Filtration Plant is also part of the Water Utilities environs. MTRP covers all areas around the lake and Lake Murray adheres to over-all master plan of the regional park. Lake Murray gets thousands of visitors weekly because it is widely promoted and is within a highly developed area. It is hard to miss the directional signs pointing to the lake from Lake Murray Boulevard or seeing parts of the lake from Golfcrest, Baltimore and Jackson Drives. Go up Madra Avenue and continued on page 16

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District 7 City Councilmember Marti Emerald has to pay a $3,000 fine after 18-months of investigation by the Ethics Commission. Emerald failed to timely disclose $50,000 in campaign debts. When Emerald did make a belated disclosure, the Ethics Commission accused her of intentionally concealing the debts. "We reported to the Ethics Commission more than a year ago that we made two accounting errors and worked with staff to correct them. But the staff later claimed the mistakes were deliberate and refused to negotiate with us. We had no choice but to take our case directly to the Commission for an Administrative hearing" said Emerald. After two days and ten hours of testimony, the five member Ethics Commission unanimously agreed that there was no evidence of intentional concealment, concluding the violations were inadvertent errors. Emerald will pay a $3,000 fine.

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Christian Community Theater 2010 Season CCT Musical Theater announces its 31th season of the best in fully-staged Broadway-style musical theater for the whole family. CCT's season opener, our 4rd annual Senior Follies, will be performed at the Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego June 24-27. Come with us as we take a musical journey to your High School Reunion. You won't want to miss any of the eras from the Raccoon Coats, flapper girls and singing the Varsity Drag to the Big Band era with such memorable swing music by Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller. All the high school kids were listening to the radio and the Billboard hits of the 40s and 50s with legendary music of the Mills Brothers, Perry Como and Nat King Cole. The early 60s high school kids were running home after school to watch American Bandstand with music classics as The Lettermen, The 4 Seasons and, of course, The Beatles. Come join the fun in San Diego's biggest tribute to seniors at CCT's Senior Follies. The second show of the season, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, will be performed back at the Mt. Helix Amphitheater July 23August 8. Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a rollicking, all music rock-operetta with a creative approach to one of the most familiar stories from the Old Testament. The story of Joseph and his eleven brothers covers sibling rivalry, parental favoritism, slavery, harassment, imprisonment, career advancement and forgiveness. Joseph seems to be in the right place at the right time for everything (good and bad) to happen to him. Just a coincidence? What do you think? A true ensemble show! CCT's 2010 season will close with the 18th annual Traditions of Christmas - A Musical Spectacular December 17-23, also at the Balboa Theatre downtown. Since it's beginning, in 1993, over 250,000 people have enjoyed this colorful, holiday family entertainment event. Using a wide variety of music, dance, drama and color to bring "all your favorite Christmas traditions to life", a cast of over 140 volunteer performers from San Diego communities present a variety of production numbers ranging from Rockette-style precision kick-line dancers to child-sized Christmas elves singing and dancing in Santa's workshop. The show concludes with an inspiring live Nativity pageant, complete with live donkey, sheep and majestic camel. BONUS SHOW: In honor of CCT's 30th Birthday, join us on Mt. Helix for a celebration with a starstudded show featuring some of your favorite numbers and cast members from past CCT shows. You won't want to miss selections from Beauty & the Beast, The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, Guys & Dolls, Crazy for You, Joseph, Alice, Footloose, Fiddler on the Roof, South Pacific, My Fair Lady, Mu-

sic Man and more! When: July 17, 2010 @ 7:00pm Where: The beautiful Mt. Helix Amphitheater 4901 ½ Mt. Helix Dr La Mesa, CA 91941 Why: To celebrate 30 years of playing our role in the community Season tickets are available March 29th 2010 and individual tickets go on sale May 3rd. Visit or call 619-588-0206 (or 800696-1929) for more information.

San Carlos Friends of the Library News On April 28th, we said good-bye to our popular Library Manager, Jack Albrecht. In his honor, the SCFOL donated one of his favorite books to the San Carlos Branch Library. Jack is retiring to his 'vacation' home in Montana. We will all miss his warm and inviting smile, and wish him well while hiking around Glacier/Waterton Park. Youth Services Librarian, Eric Chamberlin is our acting library manager. June 5th is our next SCFOL sponsored Used Book Sale if you missed the one on May 1st. The sales are at the library from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm the first Saturday of every month-come rain or shine. Preschool story time is now on Fridays from 10:00 to 11:00 am. Family Fun Films, sponsored by SCFOL are shown in the Community Room of the San Carlos Library on a theater sized movie screen on Thursdays from 3:00 to 5:30 pm. Adult and older teen films are shown on Tuesdays starting at 5:45 pm. Check our website, for film titles. Our May featured artist is JEAN WATERS. She is planning her artist's reception on Saturday, May 15th, from 12:00 to 2:00 pm in the Community Room of the Library where her colorful collages will be on display until June 3rd. Whenever the Community Room's door is closed, just pop on in, turn on the lights, and enjoy! Vote for the "People's Choice Award". Last month's favorite painting is on display to the right of the check out desk in the library's main room. Wednesday, May 12th from 5:00 to 6:30 pm in the Community Room is SCFOL's annual Volunteer Appreciation pizza party. This year we will be saying good-bye to our 15+ year volunteer, JACK HAYHURST who is moving to Sonoma, CA to be closer to his family. If you are one of our many volunteers, stop on by, have a bite, and say farewell to Jack. Wednesday, May 26th from 7:00 to 8:00 pm, CATHY WORTHINGTON, local author and winner of the Editor's Choice Award at SDSU, will speak on her Journey to Moskovsky Station, the Author's Creative Process". Her novel was inspired by an Academy Award nominated documentary which depicts the plight of homeless Russian children living in Moscow's train station.

Ken Kramer’s About San Diego Moves To Thursdays At 8:30 PM on KPBS-TV SAN DIEGO- Award winning local TV veteran, Ken Kramer, returned to KPBS-TV in January with his celebrated program "Ken Kramer's About San Diego." The show documents San Diego's history, people, and stories and is available to KPBS as a result of a partnership between Ken Kramer Productions, KPBS and NBC 7/39. Starting in April the program will air during primetime on Thursday's at 8:30 p.m. Ken Kramer is the creator, producer, and host of the series "Ken Kramer's About San Diego" which began nearly 30 years ago at KPBS. Ken and the program moved to NBC 7/39 in 1995. Thanks to a recent partnership agreement with NBC 7/39, KPBS now has access to the full library of "About San Diego" segments. "Ken's show is a treasure to the San Diego community, and we are thrilled to add it to our local line up," said KPBS General Manager, Tom Karlo. "KPBS is especially thankful to KNSD for giving us access to the 'About San Diego' archives so we can continue to share them for years to come." "Ken Kramer's About San Diego" has been honored with numerous Emmy and Golden Mike Awards, and has received recognition from teachers groups, Save Our Heritage Org, the City of San Diego, the San Diego Historical Society, the Society of Professional Journalists, the San Diego Press Club, the Radio Festival of New York, and the Voice of America. KPBS is a public service of San Diego State University, serving the region with TV, Radio and Internet content that is educational as well as entertaining-and free of commercial interruption.

Lake Murray July 4th Music Fest and Fireworks By John Pilch, Event Committee Member PLEASE HELP US TO HOLD THE EVENT THIS YEAR! Save the Date, Volunteer and/or Send a Donation! On behalf of the Music Fest Committee (Don Brennan, Jay Wilson and John Pilch), this message is being sent to everyone, especially Navajo Communities residents, who enjoy the July 4th event at Lake Murray. With the economy still in a mess, we are earnestly attempting to raise the funds NOW to cover our $45,000 budget to allow the event to proceed rather than making a plea at a later date. WE CURRENTLY NEED $17,750 TO MEET OUR GOAL. The featured band this year is a high-energy group, "Mobility", from Travis AFB in Sacramento, playing from 6-9 PM. Three bands will precede them, cont. on page 5

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beginning at Noon. You can assist us to hold this free, fun, family event at the lake by sending your check, in any amount you wish, to Lake Murray Music Fest, P.O. Box 191522, San Diego, CA 92159-1522. You can also make a donation through Pay Pal on the Lake Murray Music Fest website ( or at For donations of $250 and above, the check can be made payable to the Lake Murray Kiwanis Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization and our fiscal sponsor for the event, and sent to P.O. Box 19283, San Diego, CA 92159. For larger donations and sponsorships, please contact John at 619-462-1408 or Your business banner will be placed on the stage for a donation of $1,500 or more. However, we need your donations by JUNE 19th to allow us to decide if we can actually hold the event this year. Please consider sending a check when you finish this article. In addition, we need volunteers to assist with fundraising efforts in the neighborhoods of the Navajo Area, especially San Carlos and Del Cerro. If you have some time, especially on weekends, please contact John at the phone # above or by e-mail. Thank you.

The 4rd Annual Mission Trails Tennis Academy is offering fantastic, fun and affordable junior tennis camps in June, July and August for kids ages 5 through high school. Camps are held at Lake Murray Tennis Club. For dates, fees and more information, contact Camp Director Karen Ronney at or 619-644-1166. continued on page 11

Navajo Canyon Republican Women Focus on Candidates and Ballot Issues in May Candidates and ballot issues will be the focus of two meetings this month so that we can be informed and ready to vote wisely in the June 8 primary election. NCRWF's regular luncheon meeting will be May 11 at The Brigantine Restaurant in La Mesa. Keith Carlson, treasurer of the California Republican Party and statewide co-chair for No on Prop 14, will be our keynote speaker. Check-in at 10:45; the meeting begins at 11 am with a full-course luncheon at noon, followed by the speaker. Price is $18 and reservations are required. To RSVP, contact Susan Cates at or 619-697-2235. The following week on May 18, NCRWF invites you to join us at our first Republicans Analyzing Politics (RAP) Session. The topic will be the June ballot proposal Proposition 14, the Open Primaries Act, where the top two winners of the primary move on to the general election, regardless of party affiliation. The REPUBLICAN RAP SESSION will take place at the home of Debbie Cochran, NCRWF Community Outreach Coordinator, in Allied Gardens from 6:30 to 8 pm. In a casual atmosphere, you will have a great opportunity to learn more about the California Open Primary Initiative and share your opinions and ideas with others. For directions and more information, please email your RSVP by May 15 to or call 619-889-9922. Beverages and desserts will be served. To cover the cost of food and drinks, a $1 donation is requested. We're looking forward to meeting those of you who are unable to attend our luncheon meetings. In the meantime, we'll see you at SpringFest!


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2010 Another Record Setting Year at Science Fair for Blessed Sacrament Parish School Blessed Sacrament Parish School has always been a force at the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair GSDSEF. This year however was a banner year with 25 of our 30 seventh grade students moving on to the GSDSEF. Moving on to the GSDSEF is a major accomplishment for any student. In Blessed Sacrament's case 83% of the seventh grade class advanced. Once at the Science Fair students spend the first day meeting with judges, answering questions, and defending the integrity of their projects. Students need to be able to speak confidently about their projects so judges can determine how well the students understand their research and testing. Thursday night, at Cox Arena, the awards poured in. Our student's garnered 2 First Place awards, 6 Second Place awards, 9 Third Place awards and 8 Fourth Place awards. Additionally, 3 students won Professional Awards, Alysia Baumann's award was from the San Diego Psychological Association. Joshua Lee won a professional award from the Price Pottinger Nutrition Foundation and Leo Yu accepted an award from the Association of Old Crows (retired Air Force pilots). Science teacher Rita Blickenstaff, 2008 Science Teacher of the Year in the Junior Division, is proud of her students. "The students worked very hard, devoting extra hours away to get these projects done. I'm glad that our school provides students the opportunity to do a major research project before they move on to high school. I've seen high school projects that don't measure up to the quality of the research and testing being done by our students." "As a school community we couldn't be prouder of our students and Mrs. Blickenstaff." said Theodora Furtado, school principal. "All of our students accomplish great things everyday. We're proud of the large accomplishments like Science Fair and the small ones like a kindergartener sounding out their first word or reading their first sentence. In either case, we're happy to have the opportunity to work with great students and wonderful families." For more information about the exciting and challenging learning environment at Blessed Sacrament Parish School, please contact Mike Trunzo 619-5823862. Tuition assistance is available through the Brian's Scholars Foundation.

Magnolia Science Academy Parents at Magnolia Science Academy San Diego donated about $15,000 within two years to help the school construct a grass P.E. field for its students. With parent donations and a volunteer parent leading the process, the school constructed a grass field from scratch in five months. Parents were informed about the field progress at every step through the school's newsletter. The days of digging trenches, installing sprinklers, seeding and fighting with dust are now over. The field is ready to serve the students and the community. Ms. Cash, parent of a seventh and an incoming sixth grader, says, "Wow, we did a great job. This is a dream come true. Now, we need to work on maintaining this field." The school held a ceremony on April 5, 2010 to officially cut the ribbon, opening the field for use. Parents and students came to the Principal David Yilmaz ceremony, along with Fire Station 34. Several honors Patrick Shannon, students participated in relay races to break in who assisted on this the new field. A special thank you and plaque project, with a thank you was presented to Patrick Shannon, our parent plaque. who volunteered his time, expertise and equipment in putting this field together. MSA would not have a new grass field without Mr. Shannon. MSA-San Diego staff and students thank our parents for their generous donations that have made a dream come true in these tough financial times. – May 7, 2010

push-ups. The shining moment for the Patriot boy's was the 2000 meter relay run time of 5.16, securing them a first place in the event. The women's team, made up by Junior Yesenia Hernandez and Sophomores Marisol Villanueva, Kimberly Zaldivar, Adria Jones, and Michelle Aguilar. The Patriot girls finished third in sit-ups with a team total of 351, outperforming their male counterparts. Kimberly Zaldivar led the team with 83 sit-ups. Michelle Aguilar's stellar throw of 15 yard 23 inches allowed the Patriots to come away second in the basketball Patrick Henry High School throw event. In another shining mostudents Nicole Sala and ment, the Patriot girls took second place Matthew Abrams are flanked by in their 2000 meter relay race with a Grossmont Healthcare District time of 6.41. With each team taking a (GHD) board members Jim third place trophies the Patriot BattalStieringer and Michael ion was also able to capture the third Emerson. GHD, a public agency place overall trophy for the entire comthat supports various healthpetition. related community programs Thursday, May 17th at 6pm Patrick and services, recently awarded Henry will be hosting our first Choral scholarships to high school Cluster Concert. Hearst Elementary and students interested in a Benchley Weinberger Elementary will healthcare career. Abrams and be joining our high school students to Sala were selected by school make and share beautiful music. Please officials to receive a cash join us! scholarship of $3,000 and $1,500, Color Guard respectively. Overall, this year, The Patrick Henry Color Guard GHD presented $76,500 in Team has ended their Winterguard Seascholarship grants to 34 high son with a great finish! After their 6 school students from 17 schools, regular season competitions, they ended including PHHS. For more up with five 1st Place wins and one 2nd information about GHD, visit Place win. Of the 92 high school color w w w . g r o s s m o n t h e a l t h c a r e . o r g . guards that competed in their Regional A Class across Southern California, our Patrick Henry High School Color Guard had the 4th highest score out of the 92 color guards. We are very proud of them!

Students From Pershing Middle School Win Science Fair Prize Two students from Pershing Middle School, San Diego received first prize at the 56th Annual Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair held in Balboa Park (GSDSEF) San Diego on March. 24th. Lindsay Brown, an 8th grade student, prepared a scientific study she called, "What's Your Angle?" She presented through graphs and charts why in San Diego, the angle of one's Solar Panel should be set at 32 degrees. She presented statistics showing that that particular angle works the best year around. Also receiving first place honors was Miles Head, also an 8th grader, whose continued on page 7

Patrick Henry High School Student Recognition Congratulations to Anna Kornfeld Simpson, one of 560 national finalists in the selection of Presidential Scholars, the highest national academic recognition sponsored by the Department of Education. Anna is an outstanding student whose many awards for math and science competitions have helped her to reach this academic recognition. Ford Motor Company recently announced the 100 local student winners of their Salute to Excellence Program. Congratulations to the following Patrick Henry students who each won a $1,000 scholarship: Matthew Abrams, Miriam Melendez, Laura Redlinger, Ilse Sosa-Pineda, and Taylor Winchell. Choral News Congratulations to all the Patrick Henry singers! Our Bel Canto Ensemble went to the Chicago Heritage Festival in March and received a silver "excellent" rating and the Chamber Singers received a silver and a second place! The Women's Ensemble, our after school club, went to Music in the Parks recently and also received a silver "excellent". We are very proud of this year's students and their accomplishments. To hear these students in a wide range of music, plan on attending our annual Spring Concert and Broadway Night on Wednesday June 9th at 6:30pm in the Cafetorium. I promise you a fun evening! JROTC Patrick Henry's award winning NJROTC Patriot Battalion hosted this year's San Diego Unified School District JROTC Youth Physical Fitness Competition. JROTC Units from twelve high schools including Lincoln, Crawford, San Diego, Serra, Hoover, and Point Loma High Schools. The competition tested cadets on their athleticism according to the standards of the Presidential Fitness Exam. The Patrick Henry boy's team, included Seniors Anthony Lacey, Jacob Halladay, and Troy Leak, Junior Niko Rounds and Sophomore Michael Gould-Moberg. In the boy's push-up event, the Patriots placed third, racking up an amazing 307 team push-ups, while Morse High School took first with 357

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musical project was titled, "Guitar Pickups? That's a Wrap." It had to do with the number of wires wrapped around a pickup for sound that would increase the sound. He demonstrated by playing the guitar and using his display with charts and graphs. Each of the two first place winners received a framed certificate and a $50 gift card for Border's Book Store. Ashley Rastegarpour, an 8th grader L to R, Lindsay Brown, Byron whose project "Are Smiles Contagious" Y. Newman, OD and Miles Head was selected for honorable mention. A second honorable mention was awarded to student Mackenna Kull on the project: "Visual Discrimination: Is that your Interpretation?"

Foster Elementary Foster Elementary has officially been recognized as a California Distinguished School. Congratulations to the students, staff and Principal Dave Downey. With spring upon us and the end of the school year rapidly approaching the students and staff at Foster have been hard at work. After spring break, the 4th and 5th grades attended OCILE, which is a program for off campus learning. The 5th graders spent the week in Balboa Park learning the history and taking in the beauty it has to offer. The 4th grade classes spent their week at Old Town. In May, Foster will be hosting kindergarten orientations for new families who will be enrolling their students in the fall and for families who just want to check out all that Foster has to offer. The first grade classrooms will be performing Commotion in the Ocean On May 26th and showing off all of their hard work. Grades 2-5 will also be taking the California State tests during the month of May. They have been preparing throughout the year and we're sure they'll all do a great job! Open house is Thursday, May 20th. This is a great chance for parents to come and celebrate their child's hard work. On Friday, May 21st students and their families will be able to camp out on the field. It's going to be a fun night for all who come. On Wednesday, June 2nd the upper grades will be presenting what they've learned in class with Pioneer Day. Junior Achievement Day is Monday, June 7th. We can't forget about our wonderful volunteers who will be honored at a luncheon on the 10th of June. The last day of school is Monday, June 21st. The school office closes on Friday, June 25th for the summer. Please make sure to stop by and register your new students for the fall before the office closes for the summer. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer at Foster please call the front office.

Lewis Middle School Reserve Your Spot Now at "Louie's Leopard Lounge" in celebration of Lewis Middle School's 50th Anniversary! This year's event takes place Saturday, May 22 from 6:30 to 11 p.m. in the St. Therese Reception Hall. Alumni and current Lewis families will enjoy appetizers, desserts and beverages provided by our local favorite restaurants such as San Diego Desserts, The Trails, Fiji Yogurt, San Diego Brewing Co., Pho Express, Rubio's and KnB Wine Cellars. Then dance all night to the sounds of our band Bottomline. Silent Auction highlights include Chargers and Padres packages, sports lessons, restaurant certificates, a golf package at Grand Del Mar, a sailing cruise, Silpada jewelry, spa, salon and medical services and much more. There will be a unique package for every budget with all proceeds going to fund field trips, assemblies and classroom technology at Lewis Middle School! A $35 cover charge gets you in the door and the fun begins there! Don't miss out - contact event co-chair Lisa Berlanga ( for more information or to reserve your spot. You may also visit the "Annual Event" page of the Lewis Foundation section of the Lewis website:

St. Therese Academy Now Accepting Enrollment Applications St. Therese Academy is accepting applications for enrollment for the 2010-11 school year for PreSchool through 8th grade. Please contact the office at 619-583-6270 for more information. STA is excited to offer our Summer Enrichment Program. This pro-

gram offers students entering grades one through eighth a hands-on opportunity to build on the material they have learned as well as establish a stronger base for the up and coming school year. This program includes classes in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Fine Arts. This school year has flown by and St Therese Academy is truly blessed to have the greatest teachers and staff. Their hard work and dedication has contributed to our schools success. To show our appreciation, the faculty and staff were honored at Teacher Appreciation Night. The evening was amazing from the food, the photo montages on the wall and the decorations to the Master of Ceremonies. Special thanks to Rosanne Arellanez and her crew, the Room Parents and the PTG for putting together a great evening. Everyone had a great time at the Annual Casino Night. There were real casino tables with dealers, great food and drinks. This fundraiser was such a great way to have fun while supporting our school. Thank you to Michelle Scott and all the volunteers for making this night a fantastic time. Thank you to Claudia Espinoza and all the parent volunteers who contributed to the Cesar Chavez Day lunch. The food was great! We raised $480 that will be donated to "Red Casas del Migrante" in Tijuana; a Catholic organization serving migrant men and women. Upcoming events: June 4th : Eighth Grade Graduation. June 14th - August 3rd : Summer Enrichment Program. July 9th -11th Family Camp at Whispering Winds, promising fun for the whole family. For info about St. Therese Academy, call (619) 583-6270 or visit

Sierra High School Teacher Named San Diego Unified Teacher Of The Year For 2010 Ericka Senegar-Mitchell, a biotechnology teacher at Serra High School, was named one of three Teachers of the Year by San Diego Unified School District. A Teacher of the Year is selected for each school level. The district selection process is a joint effort between the San Diego Education Association and district administrators. "Teachers are the strength of our district and these three exemplify all that is best about innovation, caring and drive among our teachers," said Bill Kowba, Interim Superintendent. The Teachers of the Year will be saluted at the Day of the Teacher Celebration, from 5-7p.m., Tuesday, May 4, at Montgomery Middle School, 2470 Ulric St. (92111). The event will be catered by students in Culinary Arts programs at Garfield, Morse and Scripps Ranch high schools, with music by the Patrick Henry High School Jazz Ensemble. Seating is limited; to RSVP Maternity and Children's Clothing Preemie to Size 6 go to: toy2010 Any Day in May! San Diego Unified's Get A FREE Onesie With This Coupon! Teachers of the Year and runners-up are eligible to 10330 Friars Rd, #118 San Diego, CA 92120 apply for San Diego (619) 281-2229 county Teacher of the This coupon may not be combined with other offers. Limit one coupon per purchase, per customer. Year, part of the process leading to the national Teacher of the Year. The POOL REMODELING SPECIALIST county Teacher of Year ceremony will be held this fall Commercial & Residential and is organized by the San Custom Pool Finishes Diego County Office of EduPool & Spa Renovation cation. Tile & Coping • Repairs Remodeling & Pool Plastering

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MTRP, continued from front page years, teaching them basic conservation concepts, and how to observe and live with these wily neighbors. Older kids and adults will have a chance to discover the art of nature photography, try out high-tech hiking poles or mountain-biking and safely study sun spots through a special telescope set up on the Visitor Center terrace with local astronomer/naturalist George Varga. Inside the Center, musician Jon Sherman will entertain visitors with Native American flute music, while authors of books related to the Park will be signing their works. "Plein air" artists will be painting views of Mission Gorge on the terrace and at the Old Mission Dam. Adventure 16 Outdoor Outfitters will operate a booth from 7:30 until 11 a.m. at the base of Cowles Mountain, loaning high-tech hiking poles to those interested in trying them out on their way up the mountain and back. Also for older members of the family, a workshop on nature photography will be presented at the Visitor Center. "See the Park through Your Camera," will be offered at 9 a.m. in the theater. Small children can ride ponies for free (only until 1:30 p.m.) in one of the arenas in the Equestrian Staging Area near the Mast Blvd. entrance to the Park. In the same area, Trek Bicycle and the San Diego Mountain Biking Association will offer mountain biking displays and demonstrations and Project Wildlife will bring rescued wild animals for the public to view. At the Visitor and Interpretive Center other wildlife groups will present live raptors and reptiles. In addition to Ms. Frizzle's programs, there will be crafts activities at for children in the classroom. Mountain biking or hiking through the Grasslands, stopping for a picnic lunch under a spreading live oak tree or tracking deer near Kumeyaay Lake are simple activities available anytime, but when combined with free pony rides, a chance to see live raptors and reptiles face-to-face or learn about coyotes in a fun way, this special day is a guaranteed kid-pleaser. Mission Trails Regional Park, often referred to as the third jewel in the City of San Diego Parks System, along with Balboa Park and Mission Bay Park,

is managed by the City of San Diego Park & Recreation Department. MTRP is the largest of the three parks. Many of the year-round opportunities at MTRP are made possible through partnership with the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation, Inc., a 501(c) 3, non-profit public benefit corporation created to provide fund-raising and special programs for the Park. Allied Waste Services and the City & County of San Diego are this year's Title Sponsors; the event's Community Sponsors for 2009 include AT&T, Superior Ready Mix, Olive Garden Italian Restaurant and San Diego Firefighters #145, while Kaiser Permanente is sponsoring the free pony rides for little ones on May 15. A map of the park and schedule of Explore Mission Trails Day events, including book signings by authors, nature walks and arts and crafts activities are available at or at the Visitor and Interpretive Center information desk. Volunteers can also answer questions at (619) 668-3281.

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St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church Upcoming Events Parents, be sure to note that registration for this year's Vacation Bible School began on Sunday, May 2nd. At SonQuest Rainforest kids will follow Jesus on a life-changing journey through singing, games and crafts, but most importantly they will learn how much God loves them. Vacation Bible School will be held Monday, July 12th through Friday, July 16th from 9 a.m. to noon and is open to all children who will be entering kindergarten through 6th grade in the fall. Cost is $30 per child and limited to the first 30 sign-ups. For more information or to register please call (619) 460-6442. We hope you will join us at SonQuest Rainforest! The St. Dunstan's Youth Group (SPARC) is hosting a Variety Show at the church on Saturday, May 15th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. We are currently looking for acts of all kinds, 3-5 minutes in length. So if you would like to showcase your signing/dancing/acting/instrument playing or magic performing abilities, this is your opportunity! Deadline for sign-ups is May 7th. Contact Rebekah ( or 619-997-3807) for more information. If you would just like to come and enjoy the fun, tickets for the show will be available at the door for $3/person, $5/couple and $8/family. All proceeds will go toward funding summer camp and the youth group's summer mission trip. Everyone is welcome - please join us for food, raffles and a lot of fun! Thursday, May 27th: Welcome in the springtime at May's Senior Luncheon on May 27th at noon. The menu will be enchiladas, chicken and corn, salad bar, rolls, dessert and beverages and the entertainment will be Green Elementary School's children's choir presenting their "Spring Thing" program. Cost is $7 per person. All seniors are welcome but reservations are requested. Please call (619) 460-6442 to get signed up. St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church is located at 6556 Park Ridge Blvd. in San Diego (Del Cerro area off Navajo near Patrick Henry HS). For more info, visit our website at or call the church office at (619) 460-6442.

Summer Camp at Allied Gardens Recreation Center San Diego Youth Summer Camp at Allied Gardens Recreation Center is a fun and affordable place for kids this summer. Activities include sports, crafts, indoor and outdoor games, team building, brain teasers, swimming, field trips and more. Summer camp provides a safe, friendly environment where kids are encouraged to laugh and succeed. Campers build friendships and memories that will last a lifetime. Sign up in the month of May and receive free extended care - a $10 savings. More info is available at the Allied Garden Recreation Center or visit

Neighbor Notables, continued from page 2 librarian, Adkins has worked for the last 12 years as the head librarian for public services at the University of San Diego School of Law. "This is an exciting time for the law library. The vision is for the library to be a community center where people come to find answers, conduct business and collaborate with each other on legal issues," said Adkins. "John's extensive law library experience and dynamic leadership style are exactly what we need to transform the county law library system into a vibrant, active part of the San Diego community," said Judge Julia Kelety, president of the library board. Adkins replaces Robert Riger, who resigned as director last fall. Joan Allen-Hart has served as interim director while the board conducted a search for a new director. "Joan has been an amazing asset to the library and we cannot thank her enough for her efforts," Kelety said. The San Diego County Public Law Library is an independent public agency established under state law to provide legal information to the residents of San Diego County. The library is open to the public and has four branches throughout the county.

Gala Dinner & Auction Benefits Patrick Henry and Mission Trails One hundred guests enjoyed a fund-filled evening at the Mission Trails Visitor Center Saturday evening, April 24. The gala event raised nearly $8,000 benefitting both the Patrick Henry High School Spirit of 76 and the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundations.

The MTRP Visitor Center was alive with music ensembles performed by the students, a fantastic dinner prepared by San Carlos resident Marty Rascon and his GR Catering, an outstanding silent to a live auction hosted by Rusty Nails. As a bonus, there was star gazing from the terrace at the rings of Saturn compliments of MTRP volunteer and astronomer George Varga and his telescope, and artist Rodger Hegler created a painting of the southwest face of Kwaay Paay during the evening and it became part of the live auction. Tracie Masi, chair of the event stated "this was a major undertaking and a first for both foundations. Jay Wilson, the Executive Director of the Mission Trails Foundation approached me about a joint fund raising event last summer and we began formulating a game plan. As soon as our committee met at the Visitor Center, we realized the potential for a fantastic event. It is as if you are in another world; totally away from civilization, and yet you are just five minutes away from where you live." Before the live action began in the theater, band member Kyle Thorstenson showed a five minute montage of the band activities for the year on the 14'X9' screen. Amy Laird and Mary Falon were responsible for the auctions. That meant everything from generating and cataloging the donations, to coordinating the silent and live auctions including everything from golf foursomes, to a hotel stay in the Napa Valley wine country, and a $1,500 diamond tennis bracelet. Matt Kalal, the Director of Music at Patrick Henry stated "this is the best fund raising event we have had in the 13 years I have been at Patrick Henry." With the success this event, Tracie confirmed "we are already planning next year's gala."

SDSU Associate Dean Elected to National Commission Dr. Bill Fornadel, associate dean for San Diego State University's College of Extended Studies, has been elected to serve as a national commissioner on the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA) Commission on International Affairs. Fornadel previously served as the national chairman for UCEA's 2010 Workforce Development Forum, on the executive committee of association's Community of Practice - Conferences and Professional Programs, and as a Commissioner on the UCEA Commission on Leadership and Management. "It is an honor to be elected by my UCEA peers to serve as their representative on this international commission," he said. "As a representative of SDSU's College of Extended Studies, it is my hope to help the association identify emerging policy issues and professional development needs of the membership on an ongoing basis." The UCEA international commission strives to bring an international consciousness to the work of UCEA and its members. "We are privileged to have Bill Fornadel elected to this position and are excited about the opportunities this election brings to the higher education community, to SDSU and to the College of Extended Studies," said Joe Shapiro, dean of the College. "It's important for our college to increase our involvement and recognition in continuing education at the national and international levels." SDSU's College of Extended Studies reaches out with a wide variety of lifelong learning classes, seminars, and certificate programs. Career advancement courses are offered in many areas of management, leadership, and quality improvement while self-enrichment courses range from astronomy to web design.

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Jewelry Ideas For Special Days–Mom’s, Dad’s and Grad’s During the springtime months, there are several very special days that deserve celebration. Those include Mother’s day, Father’s day and Graduation day. Without question, jewelry is the most exciting gift you can give anyone on any of these occasions. Here are a few suggestions: • Mom would love a beautiful new Pandora Bracelet, a key to my heart pendant or mother’s ring with birthstones of the family. • Dad’s gift favorites include rings, money clips and tie tac. Try a new alternative metal such as titanium, tungsten or stainless steel for a crisp new look. • Grad’s love a new dress watch or cool sports watch. Girls also like charm bracelets, photo lockets and pearls. Guys like silver ID bracelets and engraved signet rings.

May Birthstone – Emerald The emerald, a beautiful green precious gem, is the most famous of the beryl family. Named for the Persian word for green, the emerald has always been surrounded by mystery. The Greek dedicated this stone to the Goddess Venus, believing that it ensured security in love. We offer a wide variety of emeralds set in pendants, earrings and rings as well as loose emeralds waiting for the mounting of your choice. Call Enhancery Jewelers (619) 282-3900 for answers to any gem and jewelry questions you may have. Enhancery Jewelers is located in the Chili's Shopping Center at 4242 Camino del Rio N.#17 (at I-8 & Mission Gorge). Open Tues.-Fri., 10-6pm; Sat. 10-4pm. Martin and Kathleen White have owned Enhancery Jewelers for over twenty nine years. They specialize in diamond and gemstone jewelry, custom design, appraisals, jewelry and watch repairs. Visit us online at and become a fan on Facebook. Paid Advertisement

10th Annual Water Conservation Poster Contest. Our own first grader, Jamie Weiss, won 1st place out of all first graders in schools across the City of San Diego. On May 4, Mayor Sanders presented her with an award and a savings bond at the City Council meeting. Way to represent the Hearst Hounds, Jamie! A buzz is in the air about the upcoming 50th Anniversary Celebration to be held on Saturday May 22nd from 11:00 - 4:00 on the field at Hearst Elementary. On the bulletin board outside of the office, students and parents alike have delighted in guessing which parent matches each childhood picture of our alumni whose children are currently enrolled at Hearst. Mark your calendars and join in the fun at this one-of-a-kind event! For more info, go to Personalized legacy bricks that will be part of a new walkway in the middle of our campus are currently being sold. This is a great way to become part of something special that will last for many years to come. The specially engraved, decorative bricks make a great tribute to family members or can commemorate loved ones or special occasions. To purchase a legacy brick, please place your order before May 31, 2010, as space is limited. All proceeds benefit the Hearst PTA.

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SpringFest, continued from front page Del Cerro Action Council By Jay Wilson, President Del Cerro Action Council Our April meeting was a packed agenda. Fire Capt. McKinney and his crew from the Del Cerro Fire Station gave an update on their priorities and what the residents can do to help. When asked about the rolling brown outs, Capt. McKinney gave a response scenario with the closing of Fire Station 10 in the College Area. If we have a major structure fire, 3-4 units will respond. After the San Carlos unit arrives, we count on support from Mission Valley and/or North Park. He concluded by emphasizing the brush season is just around the corner and encouraged everyone to cut back their brush to create the recommended safety zone; particularly everyone adjacent to canyons. Ed Zwibel, our new Community Relations Officer for the Police Department briefed us on a "hot prowl" in the Del Cerro area. An elderly woman left a window open and an individual reached in through the window and took her purse. Through some expert detective work, and cooperation with the Sheriff's Department, a suspect is in custody after items belonging to the victim were recovered in the east county. Laura Gilbert, Marketing Director for Alvarado Hospital, gave a well received update on all the enhancements at the hospital since it was purchased from Tenet Healthcare just over three years ago, and is now a physician-owned hospital. She outlined the success the hospital has had over the last few years toward its goal to be among the top 10% of hospitals in the United States, which is a commitment of its owners Drs. Pejman and Pedram Salimpour. She also discussed that Alvarado is the first hospital in the western U.S. to achieve two gold certifications in stroke care, including as a Primary Stroke Center and a stroke rehabilitation program. The Emergency Room has decreased the wait time to see a physician to one of the lowest wait times in the county. The ER also recently received recognition for its patient satisfaction scores. This, combined with its stroke and heart attack designations, means the Alvarado Hospital ER is a great benefit to the community--especially for those who live in the immediate vicinity. State Assemblymember, and Del Cerro resident, Marti Block returned to San Diego from Sacramento just in time to speak to us on a host of issues. The perilous State budget deficit of $20,000,000,000, is a concern to all of us. Assemblymenber Block stated "you ask constituents what they want and it is more services, but do not raise taxes… is more than just cutting the fat…." Regarding education he emphasized budget cuts have impacted our k-12 schools. Now they are penalized for increasing class size. "I introduced a bill to eliminate the penalty imposed on school districts for increased class sizes. This will result in a savings of $14,000,000 to the San Diego Unified School District over the next three years". He also discussed legislation he is sponsoring requiring all CSU campuses to again give acceptance preference to qualified students living in CSU campus areas. Paraphrasing Assemblymenber Block "last year two weeks before incoming freshmen could apply for the 2009 fall semester, and without discussing it with anyone, SDSU unexpectedly dropped the residency benefit for qualified students. This created monumental problems for a number of students; particularly those who could not afford to live away from home." Assemblymember Block reiterated his commitment to helping constituents. He has hired additional staff in San Diego for this. "For example, it takes an average of 51 calls to resolve an issue with the State unemployment insurance agency. Please call my office at 619.462.7878 if there is anything we can help you with." DCAC is working on a candidates forum for mid May with an emphasis on the school board in conjunction with the Allied Gardens Community Council and the San Carlos Area Council. Our new website has been activated at thanks to the great work by George Janczyn. Please let us hear from you regarding your questions, concerns and suggestions. Information from the Fire Department and the Police Department are on our website as well. You may reach me by email anytime at I encourage you to join DCAC. It is just $10 per person per year. Our next meeting will be Thursday, July 22 at Temple Emanu-El at 7 pm. Don't forget to attend the Allied Gardens SpringFest on May 7 & 8. For more information on SpringFest go to

San Carlos Area Council News By John F. Pilch, President The next meeting of the San Carlos Area Council (SCAC) is scheduled for Wednesday, June 2nd at 7 PM at the San Carlos Branch Library. We will have a presentation about the San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) projects in Mission Trails Regional Park and San Carlos, especially the pipeline relining. That specific project could once again affect the traffic flow and the quality of continued on page 14

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the Windmill Farms Stage. Be ready to ROCK with this high energy band playing your favorite Pop and Rock songs. Shine up your dancing shoes for an evening of fun and frolic. Bring a blanket or some lawn chairs for a front row seat. Food booths, Carnival rides, and the Beer and Wine Garden sponsored by Stone Brewery, Ballast Point Brewery and Pal Joey's will be open for your pleasure. What a great way to start a SpringFest weekend! A Pancake Breakfast to benefit the Patrick Henry High School Band will start the Saturday morning festivities. Booths featuring a wide variety of merchandise that you can't live without will open at 9am. Don't miss the Kiwanis Parade and Grand Marshall Marti Emerald which will proceed down Greenbrier Avenue at 10:30am. Of course the food booths, carnival rides, pony rides, inflatables, car show and the history booth sponsored by Kaiser Permanente will be in full swing throughout the day. New this year will be a "Support our Troops" banner. We welcome the community to show its support of our troops in the Middle East by signing the banner using our colorful permanent markers. Get creative with a drawing or a message of support and good wishes for the men and women in the armed forces who protect our freedom. The VFW will be on hand to accept cash donations to be used to purchase necessities for our troops. The VFW will ship the banner and the necessities to our troops in the Middle East. Stop by and send YOUR message of support to our troops. This year on the Demonstration Stage will be a new event called "Navajo Sings". Starting at 9:30am on Saturday, Karaoke tryouts will take place throughout the day. The top singers and performers will be selected to perform Saturday evening on the Windmill Farms Stage. This is your big chance to be discovered so stop by on Saturday for an audition. All ages are welcome. Next stop may be American Idol! To top off the SpringFest festivities, everybody's favorite, "Rockola", will rock the joint with their great mix of rock and roll favorites starting at 7:30pm Saturday evening. Rockola is back again by popular demand to get everyone Dancing Under the Stars. The Beer and Wine Garden, sponsored by Stone Brewery, Ballast Point Brewery and Pal Joey's will be open as well as Food Booths to keep everybody happy. SpringFest---What a great way to celebrate springtime in our wonderful Navajo Community!!! Don't miss it because it won't happen again for another year. See YOU there!!!

continued from page 12 tion and sponsorships. If you or someone you know would like to donate, no donation is too big or too small! We can provide a letter for tax purposes. All donations are 100% tax deductible. For more info, contact Darlene Bych, 619-742-2924.

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continued from page 13 life in our community. Please join us for this update to learn more about the timeline for the relining project and to also hear reports from the SDPD and representatives of our elected officials. The meeting is open and free to the public. For our annual election meeting on Wednesday, May 5th, we were pleased to have Dr. Mario Garrett, Ph.D., the Chair and Director of the Department of Gerontology at San Diego State University, as our guest speaker. Dr. Garrett discussed "The Aging of America", displayed his unique sense of humor, and shared a great deal of information about each of us, as we grow older. We were fortunate to have a speaker with his credentials available to address our group. The SCAC thanks Dr. Garrett for taking the time to educate and entertain us. The SCAC did not meet on April 7th, due to neither the Valero project nor the childcare center in San Carlos being ready to move forward. The applicant proposes to demolish the Valero gas station at the corner of Jackson Drive and Navajo Road and replace it with a new station with four fuel dispensers, a car wash and a convenience store. However, Development Services for the City of San Diego still hasn't received a noise or traffic study and suggested that we not hold a hearing until those studies are completed, along with a Water Quality Permit being issued. This was all revealed at the NCPI meeting on April 19th, at which time the applicant responded to our question by stating that no alcohol sales permit would be sought for the location. The other project is a proposed childcare center at 6261 Jackson Drive. It would be adjacent to an existing childcare center, Grow Smart Children's Academy, at 6271 Jackson Drive, where 24 children are enrolled. This proposed use of a single-family residence requires a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) from the City, due to the zoning and the use as a commercial property in a residential neighborhood. During our investigation of this project, we learned from Development Services that the applicant has not yet filed an application for the CUP, which we confirmed with the applicant. Until the application filing occurs, we won't have the particulars that are needed for an up or down vote. For the record, all the e-mails received were opposed to this CUP. The SCAC is conducting its membership renewal drive. Annual dues are $7.00 per household and $15.00 for a business in San Carlos. Please make your check payable to "SCAC" and send it to P.O. Box 19246, San Diego, CA 921590246. If you would like to become a member, please send an e-mail with your name and address to and an application will be sent to you. Please consider signing up for the Area Council "Interested Persons" e-mail list. If you would like to receive information about speakers, meeting reminders and agendas and other local news, please send an e-mail message to and you will be added to the list. Rest assured that your privacy will be respected and neither your name nor your e-mail address will be shared with anyone. Messages are sent "Bcc" to prevent you from being spammed. Finally, if you have an issue you wish us to consider or just have a question about the community, please contact me at 619-462-1408 or by e-mail at Thank you.

By Marilyn Reed and Sherry Kelly SpringFest 2010 is finally here! Starting Friday, May 7 through Saturday, May 8, the invitation goes out not only to Allied Gardens residents, but the whole Navajo neighborhood. This event is a wonderful way to help school programs, various non-profit groups and the businesses in our area. It promotes an aura of goodwill, fun, and friendship not only for the people who come to SpringFest, but also those in the community whose dedication and hard work make this event happen. SpringFest begins at 5 PM on Friday, May 7, and will continue until 11PM. This year, there are new carnival rides, great food to eat, beverages, and even a beer and wine garden for your enjoyment. A wonderful evening concert for Friday is planned featuring the Air Force band, Mobility, from 7 PM to 9 PM. This band will "rock your socks off"; so come, listen, dance, and enjoy. The fun does not end on Friday. Saturday morning, SpringFest begins with a parade down Greenbrier Avenue at about 11 AM. A pancake breakfast is being offered by the Patrick Henry High School band prior to the parade and merchandise vendors will open their booths from 9 AM until 4 PM. For the children, there are various carnival rides, including pony rides, inflatable rides and even a rock climbing wall. You will also find two stages featuring live entertainment throughout the day. The Windmill Farm's main stage and our Community stage (at the far end of the park) will feature musical groups and local San Diego bands. Scheduled in the Demonstration area, will be martial arts students from nearby schools and new singing artists from around the community. To add to all this fun and frolic, the Car Show is back. Take the time to stroll along Greenbrier Avenue after the parade and view the wonderful classic cars of yester-year. Meet the owners of these prized vehicles, whose devotion and time have kept their cars in such great condition. New this year SpringFest is extended to 11 PM on Saturday. It will kick off with the reopening of the beer and wine garden at 5 PM, followed by entertainment from the band, Rockola, at 7PM. If you have never heard this band, you are in for a special treat. They will once again have us singing and dancing in the aisles! SpringFest is also offering you a chance to show off your singing skills with Karaoke beginning on Saturday. Sign up and sing your song. If chosen, you will be asked to come back Saturday afternoon to perform on the Windmill Farm's stage. The Allied Gardens Community Council will have Board members present in our booth ready to answer any questions you may have concerning our community and the land development issues which surround us. In booths close to AGCC, will be other people you may wish to speak to; Marti Emerald (7th District Councilmember), Marty Block (State Assemblyman), representatives from Congressman Duncan Hunter's office and others. Come join us. Have a little fun. Stop by and just say hello and don't forget that on May 25th the AGCC Town Hall Meeting will feature San Diego City Attorney, Jan Goldsmith. The meeting begins at 7PM at the Ascension Lutheran Church on Zion Avenue. See you there and especially at SpringFest!


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BOOKKEEPING/TAXES Mallett & Barnes Tax Service Business-Self employed to Corporations Individual-all states-efiling Trust returns-Bookkeeping Connie Mallett, Enrolled Agent BS-Accounting 6136 Mission Gorge Rd, Ste 125 (619) 326-0840

CARPENTRY Best-Rate Carpentry Repairs: Decks, Balconies, Patio Covers, Stairs, Doors, Dry-Rot and Termite Damage. License #700811 FREE ESTIMATES! Member BBB Insured Visa/MC (619) 229-0116

CARPET CLEANING Truly Clean Carpets Carpet Cleaning, Upholstery Cleaning, Area Rug Cleaning, Pet Stains/Urine Damage Corrections and Odor Control Tile & Grout Cleaning and Sealing Trusted Member of the BBB (619) 772-4764

ELECTRICAL COMPUTER SERVICES Repair - Setup Speed Up Your Computer PC Help for Families, Seniors, Home Offices TRUSTED in HOMES for over 25 YEARS (619) 992-5882 CA Lic #81527

DENTISTS Mission Trails Dentistry Bradley A. Ross, D.D.S. Jim Salazar, D.D.S. Family and Cosmetic Dental Care Perfecting smiles for over 20 years!! Call for a free consultation or stop by and visit us today! 6902 Navajo Road at Jackson Drive (619) 582-9700

DENTAL ARTS Ronald S. Lessem, DDS Dentistry - Implantology, Cosmetic, Oral Surgery, Endodontics, Sedation Dentistry Evening, Sat. & emergencies, TLC 4990 70th Street, San Diego, CA 92115 (619) 255-7480

Fischbeck Electric Inc. For all of your electrical needs. Solar systems, Green energy savings, panel upgrades and changes, remodels, recessed lighting, etc. CA Lic. #900788 (619) 749-7105

TILE CLEANING The Grout Medic Grout Problem? No Problem! “The stuff between the tiles” Clean & seal grout; Stain grout/ Change color; Tile regrouting & repair Remove & replace caulk Repair loose/hollow tiles FREE EVALUATION (619) 819-0262

LANDSCAPE Aristocrat Landscape “Water Wise Landscape” Sustainable Landscape, Organic Maintenance Green Design, Xeriscape, Rockgardens Synthetic Turf, Water Management CA Lic #633203 (800) 329-9887

Ideal Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electrical Water heaters, Garbage disposals, drain cleaning. Video pipe inspections, water softeners & filtration. Visit our Showroom! Serving our community since 1960! (619) 583-7963

POOL & SPA SVCS Blue Line Pool & Spa Service Specializing in Spas. Custom Spa Covers, Repairs and Supplies Drain & Cleaning, Acid Washes Member of BBB SD County (619) 466-1999 16 years of quality service

SwimQuip Pool & Spa Supply Sales, Service & Repairs $85 Pool Maintenance Buy 3 Get 1 Free Liquid Chlorine Serving this Community since 1965 619-282-2722

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SERVICES Jenna's Barber Shoppe. Styling for men, women & children. Wheelchair friendly. Old time expert haircuts at affordable prices. Colors & perms. 7424 Jackson Dr.#1A (across from Keil's in Bank of America lot) Tues-Fri., 8:30-3:30pm; Sat. 8:30-12noon. By Appt.,619-644-3669. (04) Quality exterior carpentry by Bob. Decks, fences, patio covers and termite repair. Free estimates, reasonable rates, insured and reliable. LIcense #365241 since 1978. Phone: 619275-1493. (06/11) Keith Everett Construction and Handyman Service: All phases of home remodeling and repair. Window and Door replacement specialist. Repair or build any style of fence, deck or patio cover. Senior discount, references, and member of the BBB. No job too small. Lic #878703. Call 619-255-3499. (09/10) Wallcovering Contractor - Enhance the beauty and value of your home! Removal, prep and installation. Precise, superior workmanship by Mr. Elisha Blatt, Lic.# 644396. Discounts on wallcoverings available. Free estimates. 619582-4449. (07/10)

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ing, removals. Quality work, affordable prices. Lic # 777395. Bonded & Insured. Dan, 619-5835771. (08/10)

Drywall - New and repair. Hang, tape, texture. Clean; dependable. Lic #724767. Robert, 619933-5261. (06/10)

Personalized Memorial Photo Collage Poster! Your photos arranged with art and design. We use your digital photos, arrange them, add words of your choice and 3-D graphic effects to create a lifetime of memories on a hi-definition printed poster. Several sizes available. Prices start at $49.00, depending on number of photos and size. Please call: 619-244-6245 or visit us at (05/10)

Locksmith: Discount Deadbolts & Re-Keying. Door viewers, patio door locks, simulated alarm. Never a trip charge! License #LCO-4353. Cliff Henderson at 619-840-3327. (08/10).

R & M Signs and Designs. Custom signs, banners, window decals, vehicle magnetics, storefront graphics, team sports, custom apparel. Excellent service. 619-287-8757. (07/10)

*Sing! *Sing! *Sing!* Grow your Voice! Take voice lessons with Susan Simmons, New Expressions School of Music, 2852 University Ave. Call 858-349-8490 for appointment. (8/10)

New Handyman Service in San Carlos. No job too small! Honest, Reliable, Insured. Call Dan at San Carlos Handyman Services, 619994-5680. (09/10)

Computer Services for home and office by a seasoned IT Pro: Networking, upgrades, data migration, system tuning, training & more. Ed your Computer Shrink - 619-517-7153. (8/10)

Bonvino Painting - interior/exterior, affordable & reliable. Allied Gardens resident with local references. Lets make your home beautiful. Lic #884353. Call Roger, 619-726-6012. (08/ 10)


We want safer, stronger seniors! Let’s improve your balance, flexibility, strength and stamina. Personalized workouts in your own home are fun and private. Call Pam Melody, Certified Personal Trainer with Stronger, Safer Seniors Fitness Training, at 619-962-7144 for a free consultation. (6/10)

Mobile Auto Mechanic: Dealer trained, AA Degree in auto tuneup and diagnosis. Servicing brakes, engine electrical and body electrical. Window regulator replacement, timing belt replacement. Auto body repair; free estimates; raised in Allied Gardens. Dan Paterson, 619481-9978 (cell). (06/10)

Flute/Piano Instruction. 30 years experience. Beginner to advanced. Music Education. B.A. Degree. Reasonable rates. Available for teaching in your home or mine. Rick, 619-286-8012. (03/11)

Handyman - Construction: Repair of plumbing, electrical, heating, AC service, fencing, decking, roofing, appliance repair. Installation of doors, windows, millwork, cabinetry, flooring, paint debris removal. Free estimates; 17 years in the construction field. Raised in Allied Gardens; references. Dan Paterson, 619-481-9978. (06/10)

Pet/Housesitting Services. Est. 1983, Bonded. Pet-tenders offers feeding, walking, plant care, housesitting - and above your own home! 619-298-3033. (03/11) Gardening Service: 20 years experience. Lawns, hedges, weeding, trimming, we do it all! Weekly/bi-weekly service. Insured/free estimates. Allied Gardens resident since 1983. 619287-6947. (05/10) Roofing, licensed, bonded, second generation Allied Gardens roofer. Over 100 homes in Allied Gardens roofed. Repairs, all types of roofing. Free estimates. Call 619-287-7149. (09/ 10) Honor Guard Roofing since 1993. Allied Gardens, family owned, repairs and all types of roofing. Free estimates. Call 619-229-9112. (10/ 10) German Setter Tile and Marble: Professional marble/tilesetter with 26 years experience. European craftsmanship. Punctual & dependable. License #872804. Contact Jens Sedemund: 619415-6789 or via email: (08/10) Linda’s Puppy Love, a bonded, licensed, insured pet & housesitting service offers daily dog walks, cat care, vacation visits, overnight care, love, care & attention. 619-857-3674. (05/10) Creative Landscape Irrigation/sprinkler repair. Drip/drain/valves/timer/upgrades/installation/landscape lighting. 30 years experience. Cal Lic #736809. Call 619-465-2237. (08/10) Creative Landscape - mowing, edging, trimming, weed control, fertilizer, pruning plants, shrubs, trees. Weekly/bi-weekly service. Cal Lic #736809. 30 years exp. 619-465-2237. (08/10) Hauling: construction & yard clean-up. Demos. Light maintenance. Call Carlos at 858495-0548; cellular 619-813-9988. Tierrasanta resident. Pls contact via email: (5/10) Gardening, landscape maintenance. Edge, mow, fertilizing, pruning, weeding. Repairs of fences, gates, sprinklers, lights. Planting: shrubs, trees, bulbs, roses, flowers. 33 years experience. Call 858-831-1722. (06/10) Lori’s House Cleaning Service: Reasonable rates, quality service, references. 619-582-9586. (07/10) Computer Repair - Setup - Tuneup. PC help for families, seniors, home offices. Trusted in homes for over 25 years. Call 619-992-5882. CA Lic #81527. (09/10) Tait’s Tree Service. Trimming, shaping, lac-

Lawn Maintenance, mowing, edging, trimming, clean-up disposal; weekly-bi-weekly, competitive rates. We install & make all repairs - all irrigation. In business since 1979. Call Darrell, 619-401-9835; 619-972-8744. #399433. (7/10)

McCue Remodeling and home services since 1976. Kitchens, baths, drywall, painting, tile, electrical, plumbing, doors, windows, decks, patio covers, roofing, ideas/advice. Lic # 477587. 619-850-7744. (08/10) Lets give your yard a makeover. Coast Guard Veteran recently returned to native Allied Gardens, restarting landscape business. Renew your distressed overgrown landscape with simple solutions. Tree lacing, pruning, sprinkler repair, handyman services. Own tools, trailer, hauling available. Family man; dependable, references. Todd, 619-286-3679 or 541-261-6422. (05/10)

Firewood for Sale. 1/8 cord: $70. 1/4 cord: $125. 1/2 cord: $195. Full cord: $295. Call 619282-3562. (07/10)

WANTED Fair prices paid for vintage costume, pocket watches, sterling silver flatware and old San Diego historical memorabilia. Free in-home appraisals. Call Erik, 619-887-8762. (10/10)

NOTICES Boy Scouts Fundraising Event - Large MultiFamily Garage Sale. Saturday May 8th 7am2pm at San Carlos Methodist Church 6554 Cowles Mountain Boulevard, San Diego, 92119. Items for sale include: furniture, tools, electronics, kitchen stuff, collectibles, brick a brac, PLUS bake sale and $1 root beer floats. Come enjoy the SD Choraleers present their annual concert! Choral numbers, plus "King & I" selections! Sat. June 5 @ 4:30, Henry H.S. Tix $10 adults, $5 children. 619-501-7298 On May 13 @ 9:30am, the League of Women Voters will present a non-partisan look at the Propositions for June's election at the CollegeRolando Library. Barbara Evie 619-462-4772

The Cottages - Rainswept Lane, 3 BD, 3BA, numerous updates, beautiful backyard, large deck w/cover, community pool & hottub; Bids $419,000 - $459,000. Appt. only - Please call 972-897-5848. (05/10)

Republican Women are welcome to attend our monthly Navajo Canyon Republican Women, Fed. luncheon meetings. Our program meetings feature informative speakers. We generally meet the 2nd Tuesday at The Brigantine Restaurant located in La Mesa. Come join us! Please call 619-697-2235.

Office Furniture, File Cabinets $35-$50, Executive Secretary Desk $60, Office Chairs (2) $15 each. 619-501-1888

Enjoy Singing? Join Barbershop Chorus. Beginners & experienced singers. Please call Joe, 619-675-4374.

Engine Hoist, new, used once, comes with adjustable sling $150. Rolling engine stand $35. Wire feed welder 110 volt 90 amp,new in box $100. 619-481-9978



Senior Living - San Carlos small & large 1 BR’s starting at $660. Pool & spa. No dogs, no smoking. 7717 Tommy Dr. 461-4111. (9/10)

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continued from page 3 you will get a beautiful view of the whole lake. Cowles Mountain, part of Mission Trails Regional Park is well known. Its paths are well populated any day of the week and at all hours. It has not only been publicized regularly but is in plain view from most regions of the city. Lake Murray has lots of events during the year including; walks and fun runs, fishing derbies, cleanups and The Friends of Lake Murray's yearly I Love a Clean San Diego pickup that occurs each September. Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center hosts more events that include: a yearly photo contest, astronomy and nature walks and talks of all kinds, art displays, educational videos, guided tours and much more. Kumeyaay Campground, which is on the north of Padre Dam, accommodates day picnics and some overnight stays with talks around the campfire. It took people with a vision to establish the wonderful open space we call Mission Trails Regional Park. Many people have supported the park, monetarily and volunteered in all kinds of capacities. People keep everything running smoothly and those who contribute are happy to be part of MTRP. The 6,000 acres, minus the lake itself is under the purview of the San Diego Park and Recreation Department. Volunteers and employees come and go but one person was involved from the inception to create a Visitor Center and outdoor venue. She is the heart and backbone of the park and is not known for all of her work Dorothy Leonard is the Secretary/Treasurer of the MTRP Foundation but she is much more. Dorothy chairs the MTRP Citizen's Advisory Committee, and writes grants that bring improvements to the Center and park. More important is that she is a problem solver. If one has been involved in the park from the beginning in, the early 1970's one is aware of Dorothy's work. She finds ways to implement ideas that educate children and adults about the amazing outdoors. Our city and county owes Dorothy Leonard our gratitude for her tenaciousness to create MTRP and in improving educational opportunities at the park. There should be a plaque with the names of the names of the people who made the park possible and a big oil painting of Dorothy in the Visitor Center Library. Park guests could view it in perpetuity. This history shouldn't be lost on one lady and the other people who had a vision and worked to realize it. Don't you think that it is about time that we recognize Dorothy and the others? ***** Lake walker Hazel Ciceric and her work mate, Sheila O'Sullivan recently retired from the Bank of America on the corner of Golfcrest Dr. and Hyde

Park. Hazel has worked for the bank for 19 years and Sheila for 30 plus years. Have a happy new life, ladies. ***** We continue to have car break-ins at the lake. There are signs at all entrances warning people to leave valuables at home. Dr. John Walker had "everything" taken from his car that was parked on Kiowa St. If he had parked in the lighted lot on the left hand side of the street after entering Kiowa St. cameras would have been activated. Most people think that the lot is for Water Department employees but that is not so. Other areas hit by thieves are: Baltimore Dr., the horseshoe parking area on Murray Park at the ball field entrance and the upper parking lot above the main parking lot near the boat dock. Please leave money and your good stuff at home. Breakins occur at any time of the day. ***** Retired Brigadier General Robert Cardenas, our neighborhood and a national hero will be honored at the San Diego City Council Meeting on May 25th at 10:00 AM in the council chambers. That day will be proclaimed Brigadier General Cardenas Day by the council and brought forth by Marti Emerald. How fitting that the General recently celebrated his 90th birthday. General Cardenas was a test pilot for the famous flying wing and flew the plane that launched the rocket plane that Chuck Yeager flew to break the sound barrier. He has done so much more and had many harrowing experiences as an air force pilot. He spoke at the Allied Gardens Council. Afterward, Chuck Oursler suggested that the city should show its appreciation for Bob's contribution to our nation. Council Member Emerald agreed and thought that it was a terrific idea. Anyone interested in attending the council meeting is welcome. ***** The Friends of Lake Murray meeting on May 20th has invited Dr. Anne Fege to speak. She and a group have formed a collaborative that focuses on children getting to know nature. The name of the group is called, "San Diego

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Children and Nature." Anne and the others were inspired by Richard Louv's book, "Last Child in the Woods." Richard has written other books and even talked to the Friends about a previous book called "Fly Fishing for Sharks." One chapter was about our then Reservoir Keeper, Conway Bowman. Richard is a retired reporter for the San Diego Union Tribune newspaper. When "Last Child in the Woods" book came out it was an instant best seller. People all over the world have read the book and parents are making nature another priority in young children's lives. They are organizing just like Anne who is part of a new speakers bureau on the subject. It is a new "Children and Nature" movement. Please join us and hear Dr. Fege who has worked extensively with children. We meet at St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church on the corner of Park Ridge Blvd. and Wandermere Dr. For more information about the meeting call Barbara Cleves at: 619-463-9706.

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