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What is the Future of the San Diego County Crime Lab Property on Mt. Etna Drive? by Julie Stalmer
There are no affordable housing projects planned for Clairemont, said a representative from the San Diego Housing Commission at February's community planning meeting. When someone
Aerial of the San Diego Sheriff Crime Lab at 5255 Mt Etna
brought up the proposed affordable housing project on Mt. Etna, it was quickly dismissed as a county project. That same night, proposed homeless housing on Mt. Alifan was discussed by representatives from Wakeland Development. The latter never chimed in on Mt. Etna, so it was a bit surprising when on April 20, the county announced that Wakeland was in the running to develop the Mt. Etna project. Mt. Alifan and Mt. Etna are near the intersection of Balboa and Genesee, about one-half-mile from each other. Bridge Housing, Community Housing Works, USA Properties, and Chelsea Investments are in competition with Wakeland to develop Mt. Etna. While each has built affordable housing in the county, only Wakeland has done so
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in Clairemont. The Stratton Apartments on Caminito Aguilar (across from the proposed Mt. Alifan project) is operated by Wakeland. Many I spoke with have concerns about The Stratton. One local said, "It's pretty well known for being a rough spot." While the county's request for proposals won't be released until April 30, some things can be gleaned from the request for qualifications that Wakeland responded to in April. It states the affordable housing is for low and SEE Crime Lab Property, page 5
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From the Publisher By Chris O’Connell
Happy May! More importantly, Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful Moms out there. What is happening in this edition? As you saw on page 1 a pretty hot topic around the area is the potential new housing low income housing around the Genesee/Balboa area. Right off the bat the proposals are in the very early stages, tensions and emotions are running high on both sides of the issue. More outreach and answers to questions will be coming with regards to both the Mt Etna & Mt Alifan projects. Also wanted to say a welcome and thank you to a new contributor Julie Stalmer many of you will recognize the name around town as a solid freelance writer. I wrote a piece on page 9 a bit tongue and cheek about the desire to have more people involved in the planning group process. The old saying you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink. A lot of changes are happening
and will be happening in the near future. The local planning group is a good resource to learn. Some of what else is in this edition: Lou Rodolico (11) has a commentary piece on PureWater, Bill Swank (p8) will take you on a trip down memory lane to the old bowling alley. Major Garrett (p10) shares some Padres baseball memories (kudos to Mr. Garrett for classing up this paper with the jacket and tie picture!) and hopefully a new feature which will continue in future editions on (p4) where readers share their memories of Clairemont. I will close with a shout out to my Mom, Happy Mother’s Day Mom, Get Well, See You Soon & Keep Smiling! Folks, I hope you enjoy this edition as always, do not hesitate to reach out by phone or email if I can be of assistance.
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Community Meetings Open to the Public (Locations & Times Subject to Change)
Clairemont Town Council 5/3/18 (1st Thursday) 6:30pm Clairemont High School 4150 Ute Dr. 92117 Clairemont Community Planning Group 4/15/18 (3rd Tuesday) 6:30pm Alcott Elementary 4680 Hidalgo Ave. 92117 Linda Vista Town Council 5/17/18 (3rd Thursday) 6pm Baha’i Faith Center 6545 Alcala Knolls Dr.92111 Linda Vista Planning Group 5/28/18 (4th Monday) 5:30pm Linda Vista Library 2160 Ulric St. 92111
163/Friars Rd. A few weeks ago, construction crews resumed work on most of the project area after the March 7 incident when a subcontractor struck a 20-inch high pressure gas line. Work will not resume at the area of the gas line until the permanent repairs to the 20-inch high pressure gas line are complete. However, residents and motorists can expect some changes in the area beginning late April early May. On Frazee Road southbound traffic at the intersection of Frazee Road/Friars Road will have a dedicated left turn pocket to eastbound Friars Road and through lane with an option right. Northbound Frazee Road will have a dedicated left turn pocket to westbound Friars Road and a through lane with an option right. On Friars Road, between Frazee Road and Avenida De Las Tiendas, the lanes will be narrowed and shifted south. Crews will remove the concrete island and replace it with a temporary striped median. These temporary changes on Frazee and Friars roads are expected to remain in place until November 18, the Sunday before Thanksgiving.
Beginning possibly the week of May 13 from 11:30 p.m. to 5 a.m., all lanes of southbound or northbound SR-163 will close between Genesee Avenue and Friars Road. Motorists will be detoured to routes on the attached map. Please note this schedule could change depending on scheduling and weather conditions.
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Skyrocketing Rents and Home Prices by Tanya Sawhney
The real problem, Seth says is not necessarily rising prices, but interest rates. Living in a decent and affordable The cost of homeownership can be more housing is vitally important to every important than the purchase price. As Californian. Unfortunately, California’s interest is the majority of a homeowner’s housing costs have been rising rapidly for mortgage payment, particularly in the early decades and, as a result, many households years, an increase in interest rates can are forced to make serious trade-offs in significantly increase one’s mortgage order to live here. California is witnessing a payments. This puts pressure on many serious housing shortage. buyers and increases pressure on incomes Southern California home prices soared that have not seen significant growth. to all-time highs in March, pushing values The average rent in San Diego is further out of reach for some buyers. The $2,028, according to Rentcafe.com, which median price for a home in Southern tracks California rents. The average $2,028 California jumped 8.4%, hitting a record rental unit is 820 square feet, according to $519,000, up $40,000 from March 2017 Rentcafe. The average two-bedroom levels, real estate data apartment rents for firm CoreLogic $2,190, and a reported Monday, three-bedroom goes In the areas served by the April 23. for $2,773. Clairemont Times, home prices A group of rent remain relatively reasonable and Increased Supply, control advocates, San many buyers will be able to make Low Costs Diego Tenants United full utilization of the new $10,000 is calling for city Lack of Supply cap on deductions for State and leaders to pass a rent Drives, High Housing control ordinance to Costs Local Taxes (SALT), such as curb the skyrocketing Shortage of property tax. Buyers of homes with cost of living in San housing results in high prices above say, $800,000 will Diego. In a letter to and rising housing probably have SALT that exceeds San Diego's Smart costs. When the the $10,000 cap and their Growth & Land Use number of households payments will be on an after-tax Committee Chair seeking housing basis. This may crimp the capacity Georgette Gomez, the exceeds the number of to spend money on discretionary group requested a new units available, rent control ordinance households must try expenses, cars, vacations, home and amendment to to outbid each other, improvements etc. San Diego's Just driving up prices and - Seth R. Freeman, CIRA, Senior Cause Eviction rents. Increasing the Managing Director, Glass Ratner ordinance to prohibit supply of housing can landlords from help alleviate this increasing rents or competition and, in displacing families. The group believes a turn, place downward pressure on housing permanent ordinance and amendment will costs. slow the rate of increase in local rents and Inventory imbalance is what has caused stifle the local housing crisis. available homes to sell quickly, reducing The U.S. real estate sector tends to be days on the market, thereby making it difficult for buyers to look around without cyclical with adjustments every 10-12 years and California, despite the demand is not worrying about losing a home they like immune to this. “I don’t think that should quickly, creating an auction mentality that also increases prices, says Seth R. Freeman, discourage anyone from seeking to buy a home, whether it’s a house or a condo. CIRA, Senior Managing Director, Glass Besides long term appreciation, there is Ratner. gratification from owning one’s home,” As widely reported, new home Seth said. construction slowed during the Great Addressing California’s housing crisis is Recession and during this period, most one of the most difficult challenges facing new residential construction was the state’s policy makers. The scope of the apartments, not single family homes. problem is massive. Millions of Meanwhile, a large number single family Californians struggle to find housing that homes have been taken off the market by large institutional investors that invested in is both affordable and suits their needs. The crisis also is a long time in the funds operated by distressed real estate making, the culmination of decades of buyers that bought them at low prices and shortfalls in housing construction. And just are now managing them as rentals. “Since as the crisis has taken decades to develop, it the end of Recession, new home will take many years or decades to correct. construction has not caught up and there There are no quick and easy fixes. is a shortage of homes. This is an under-reported reason for shortage of Tanya Sawhney is a Freelance Journalist and homes for sale,” Seth said. can be reached at: email@example.com
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Clairemont Woman’s Club by Marge Weber
Welcome May with Mother's Day and Memorial Day. Our May meeting will be a luncheon for members in Mission Valley. We will install new officers, initiate new members and have our annual report for the fiscal year 2017-2018 accomplishments. In addition, we will present a check to the Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station from the proceeds of our fundraiser. (see below) On April 21 we had our annual fundraiser for the Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station, here in San Diego, at the Butcher Shop. A delicious luncheon was served and a fashion show conducted by Chico's. The raffle baskets were a highlight. At least 100 tickets were sold... we thank all those who purchased tickets and donors from the community for the fabulous raffle baskets. Also, in April, our meeting featured
Sharon Humphreys, a SANDAG engineer. She spoke to us about the Trolley project. The infrastructure is done and surface work has been started. There will be plenty of parking at the Decollate, Clairemont Drive and Balboa stations. The book group discussed "The Woman in Cabin 10", a nail biter by Ruth Ware. The Daytime Gourmet group enjoyed a meal at Mandarin Wok. Our June meeting will be on the 6th, a Wednesday. The new officers will conduct the meeting plans and suggestions for the coming year starting in September will be discussed. The club is dark in July and August... just like school... summer vacation! We meet at 1 p.m. at the Balboa Community Church, 6555 Balboa Avenue. Please park around the corner on Mt. Albertine in the church's parking lot. Refreshments will be served. Come on out!!!! For more information about CWC, visit our websites at www.ClairemontWomansClub.com or “like” us on Facebook. You may also call Jackie at (858) 273-7664 or Evelyn at (858) 279-4367.
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Opportunity to address a city-wide concern should be met with ideas - not NIMBY 4/22/2018
Editor: I’m having some trouble wrapping my head around the shouting by those opposed to the Mt. Alifan Supportive Housing Project. The project, as is likely chronicled elsewhere here in the Clairemont Times, seeks to re-develop an office building at Mt. Alifan and Mt. Aguilar into 52 apartments for homeless persons. The project is being developed by Wakeland Development and funded through several government sources. An open-house held in mid-April to meet the players was met with a capacity crowd of vocal opponents, information gatherers, and vocal supporters. After the shouting and arm-flailing was over, there was helpful information given that should serve to both calm the skeptical and generate some questions for the allies. But, mostly, it served to inform… at least those who went in with an open mind. I “get” the anxiety that some people have about the homeless. Every day, the dog and I walk the exact neighborhood in question and see firsthand the homeless problem facing San Diego. Not one month goes by that I haven’t asked someone to leave the property, not to hang out by the pool, or get out of the flowerbed. More than once I have called the police or security service to help settle an encounter. I’ve asked the Von’s manager to ask the night crew to not hand out food from the back door. Regency Partners (the shopping center owner) is making an effort to clean up the Mt. Alifan side of its property and improve lighting. The point is: our problem is the homeless, not those with a home. If you think that using resources to shelter the homeless is a bad thing, then you need to look a little harder around Clairemont and see what not addressing the issue is doing to the neighborhood. In my brief tenure in the civil engineering world, I found that the people at Wakeland
were the ones you want to work with. Their paperwork was always in order, they knew the issues, they were on time to the meetings, and their finished projects looked good in a portfolio. Wakeland’s business has been developing and managing successful properties over 20 years. To suggest that this project will somehow go to pot if it loses municipal funding is contrary to the company’s business model. Can trying to make a difference and a dollar be a bad thing? A friend of mine with much more political savvy than I pointed out how counter-productive his time in community politics is when faced with disrespectful or uninformed citizens demanding one-way public policy discussion. Politicians don’t want to spend the public’s time listening to repetitive diatribes or speculation and business owners want to be successful to make their investors happy. Both want to get something done and are eager to make it work. The way you productively move forward is to use the classic win-win negotiation technique of exploring both sides’ positions in order to find a mutually acceptable outcome that gives you both as much of what you want as possible. The Mt. Alifan Supportive Housing Project proposes to have active, on-site management of units, and this should be cheered by all. Local, immediate contact with the management is crucial to forming a bond with the neighborhood and stopping problems before they get out of hand. If having a facility that addresses a serious public problem is not what you want for Clairemont, then the solution is to negotiate the details in your own interest to get as much as you can while respecting the objectives of the developer and community service organization. Work to make it acceptable to all parties. To me, at least, this looks like an opportunity to do something good for people and dress up a run-down building. I want to make it work for Clairemont, too. Ronn Rohe Ronn is a Clairemont resident, HOA Board Member, and property manager
A Reader Shares Their Memories of Old Clairemont
This month: Clairemont’s Carousel Ice Cream Parlor Back in the mid 60’s, there was a Clairemont ice cream parlor at the “Clairemont Square” called “The Carousel.” It was a round building (adjacent to what is now Petco) and it had a giant ice cream cone on top of it that I could see from the top of my backyard fence as a boy. I haven’t heard anybody mentioning it in the “CT” but it was uniquely memorable. “Roscoe’s” five and dime was nearby and we’d stop there to pick out candy before sneaking into Clairemont Theater. which was 43 cents at the time for a double feature (circa 1966). The theater is now the 99 cent store. “Whitneys” (the Square’s only) department store sat near what is now Eyeglass World. Also, at the Square a little pet shop called “The Fish Bowl” a place we’d buy the tiny little turtles with their plastic container
(complete with colored pebbles & palm tree). In the back of the Square were mounds of dirt where we would bicycle over in the summer evenings and weekends. Occasionally they would put a carnival in the dirt behind the square adding to the fun atmosphere of Clairemont at the time. Thought I would share these precious memories of Clairemont with you and the readers. I wonder how many locals remember these old Clairemont establishments? If you have memories you would like to share, feel free to email them over to: Chris@ClairemontTimes.com and send along an old picture or two if possible. We could make this an ongoing feature each month where some of us learn something new and the old-time locals can reminisce.
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Crime Lab Property Continued from page 1
extremely low income vulnerable populations: seniors, persons with disabilities, persons with serious mental illness or substance abuse problems, persons with HIV/AIDS, military personnel and veterans, at-risk youth, survivors of domestic violence, persons who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, transition age youth, and families in need. The winning developer will be expected to provide at least 50-percent affordable units with the rest approved for market
long as the proposed structure(s) will be compatible with surrounding structures. The county's affordable housing feasibility study from February proposed higher density than is currently allowed, as well as upping the ante by housing special need populations to have a better shot at tax credits. Alma has lived across from the crime lab location for forty years. She is concerned about bringing more traffic to an already congested street. Her far bigger concern, however, are the homeless people she sees everywhere in her neighborhood, including sleeping on the side of the crime lab. "It concerns me as a senior citizen. We
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rate (sale or rent). The county wants construction fast and for the units to stay affordable for 99 years. The county stated they will not consider selling the property and will be the developer's landlord. A retail component to the development was recommended. The irregularly-shaped 4-acre lot is currently home to the Sheriff's crime lab. A new crime lab is currently being built in Kearny Mesa with a move-in date of
never had a problem with drugs in our neighborhood ten years ago. It's escalated with the homeless people around here. We've had a lot more break-ins, car break-ins mostly, and just all kinds of other little crimes." Charles moved into his Clairemont home near the crime lab in 1976. At that time, the DMV was a vacant lot and a hospital was where the crime lab is now. Charles said he tried to get answers from Ron Robert's office (county supervisor) about the Mt. Etna project, but said they were vague. He said they wouldn't disclose the number of units or floors, or even if they would be apartments Proximity of the proposed Mt Etna & Mt Alifan projects or condos. Charles has sometime this fall. The current experience in development. He said the community plan doesn't allow for crime lab parcel has the potential for some residential on this parcel, so a community stunning views if the developer goes high plan amendment may be required. The enough. county is said to be initiating that this Charles also has experience managing spring. As far as height, an exception to properties. He told me a harrowing tale the 30-foot limit can be applied for as
that can only be described as a "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane" situation with two affluent sisters that ended with one threatening to shoot the other. Charles said it was almost impossible to get help from the authorities to do something with agencies not talking to each other. When they finally went in, one sister was armed with 500 rounds of ammunition. If something similar happens at Mt. Etna, he wants to know how it will be handled. Jane Scanlon lives next to the crime lab. "I'm for the project. My concern is that the lot is small and there are strict height limits with being near Montgomery Field. If they only put 15 units and only half of those are affordable, that's a lot of work. I want a bigger gain for my tax dollars." County documentation alluded to 116 units in the Mt. Etna request for qualifications. The San Diego Housing Commissions budget for Fiscal Year 2019 (July 1, 2018 â€“ June 30, 2019) has projected funds of approximately $62 million with the majority (about $55 million) budgeted for affordable rental housing production. A $900 million affordable housing bond measure proposed by the housing commission may be headed to the November ballot. That is, if it gets out of the city council's rules committee to the full city council for a vote in August. If passed by voters, it would fund affordable housing construction and help subsidize
thousands of apartments for low-income families/individuals and the chronically homeless. It would be paid for by increased property taxes. It's a move by the city to have more skin in the game to get access to more state funding that requires matching funds. A 2018 housing commission document touts actions taken to address the housing affordability crisis, including incentives, deferring development fees, reducing parking requirements for granny flats and housing near public transit corridors, and shortening the entitlement process. In some cases, the latter could mean eliminating or drastically reducing public input. Other things being considered are to reduce the mixed-use commercial space requirements, release more city-owned land for affordable housing, and lower the environmental impact requirements when possible. Gig Conaughton from the county said developers vying for the Mt. Etna project will have to identify funding in their proposal, along with a fully-developed concept for all components of the project. The county is slated to roll out a Mt. Etna community outreach plan in April. Charles will be waiting to ask the county point-blank, "How will this benefit Clairemont?" Julie Stalmer is a local freelance journalist.
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Bringing Back the True Meaning of Memorial Day Memorial Day 2018: Monday, May 28 by Tanya Sawhney
Memorial Day, as Decoration Day gradually came to be known, originally honored only those lost while fighting in the Civil War. Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. More than a century later, Congress passed legislation in 1971 to set aside the last Monday of May as a national day to remember the Fallen. In 2000, Congress passed the National Moment of Remembrance resolution, which called on Americans to pause at 3 p.m. on this day to reflect on its meaning. First Memorial Day On the first Decoration Day in 1868, General James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery, and 5,000 participants decorated the graves of the 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers buried there. Every year since then, many people visit cemeteries and memorials to honor those who have died in military service. An American flag is placed on each grave in national cemeteries. Cities and towns across the United States host Memorial Day parades annually, often incorporating military personnel and members of veterans’ organizations. Keeping this tradition alive and bringing out the true meaning of this day, is a group of veterans who founded ‘Mission Memorial Day’ On the occasion of this year’s Memorial Day, we spoke with Margaux Mange, Co-founder, Mission Memorial Day. What is Mission Memorial Day? Mission Memorial Day is a group of Veterans that has seen our friends killed in front of us, and had our bodies bruised and broken. We started a couple years ago climbing mountains to chase away our
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past, but also to remember our ghosts. So, we set out on a mission. We want to inspire a dismissal of the current norm for the last Monday in May and embrace in a dutiful remembrance of our loved ones. The day is about honoring their sacrifice, by the decoration of monuments and graves, or by pushing ourselves to exhaustion and fulfillment while we are carrying the names of the fallen. Mission Memorial Day is set on the task to bring back the true meaning of Memorial Day, and not only serve those that made it back from the battlefield, but those who didn't. We must never forget to honor the fallen. How did you come up with the idea of this organization? In 2014, we were hiking in the Sierra mountains and we had an idea to climb to engage more people. We are going to climb peaks in the Sawatch Range of Colorado. It is the roof of America. Right now, we have lost 12 service members in conflict in 2018, that number might change by Memorial Day, but we will have our Co-Founders and other ambassadors climb 12 peaks and fly 12 American flags adorned with the names of the fallen on Memorial Day. How can people participate in Mission Memorial Day? If people are interested in participating in this year’s event, please go to our website and see our ambassador page or submit a name to be adorned on one of our flags to be remembered at www.MissionMemorialDay.com.
Denali 2016 - Josh Jespersen and Margaux Mange
Denali the next year. As veterans, we are keenly aware that Memorial Day is no longer celebrated across the nation the way it should be. There are many patriots that do our comrades justice, but there are so many more mattress sales and car sales now than there are ceremonies. We were going to hopefully summit around Memorial Day and so we figured why not make it bigger than ourselves. Why not show the rest of our country that forgetting how Memorial Day should be recognized is not acceptable. Instead of just climbing for ourselves, we would push ourselves for them, our brothers and sisters. So, the idea for Mission Memorial Day was hatched. What is your approach, what do you expect to achieve from this mission? We made a Facebook page and a website with the intent to collect names of fallen soldiers to be carried on American flags on our expedition. After a couple months, we hadn’t received any submissions and didn’t think anyone
really was interested. Then, as we were about to fly to Alaska, we figured out that we had more than 400 name submissions in our spam box. These names were accompanied with stories about the individuals. Meaningful stories, and that told us that we were at least reaching the family members who lost so much. So, year in and year out, we will keep charging forward on our mission till Americans go outside on Memorial Day and do something to remember. Instead of Bataan Death March, Philippines going to the store, we want them to go honor the fallen in a way This organization is truly preserving they can be proud of. We want people to the spirit of Memorial Day, and we should go to military cemeteries and pay respect. join hands to pay our respects for those We know it will catch on, we just have to who died protecting the freedom we enjoy stay committed to the people we fought today. alongside. What is the plan for this year's Memorial Day tribute? This year we are doing something local
Tanya Sawhney is a Freelance Journalist and can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org Photos courtesy of Margaux Mange/Mission Memorial Day
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First E2E Lab in San Diego Unified Opens at Kearny High by Candice Fee
Executive Director of the Jacobs Institute, Dr. Heather Lattimer, USD’s Dean of The San Diego Unified School District Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, Dr. (SDUSD) has recently partnered with Chell Roberts, and Kearny student and E2E USD’s Jacobs Institute for Innovation and intern Adrian Torres spoke, highlighting their collaboration and the effect it has had on student achievement. The ribbon cutting was well attended by Area Superintendent Kimmie Lochtefeld, Kearny cluster administration, community members, industry partners, Kearny teachers, students, and parents. The mission of the lab is to bridge the gap between education and employment Kearny High School students participate in the “Learn, through hands-on Explore, Create” workshop at Kearny’s E2E lab. Photo by Laura Farrar experiences connected to the world of work. Serving the Education to develop an innovative learning Kearny community, E2E has worked with space where industry and students can tinker several industry partners, including Booz in and collaborate on projects and Allen and Hamilton, the USS Midway, Cal challenges. Education to Employment Lab Coast Credit Union, Junior Achievement, (E2E) combines the concepts of a Metugo, Urban League, San Diego River makerspace, learning lab, and classroom. By Park Foundation, Upward Bound, reimagining what learning looks like, E2E Brandiose, Scripps Institute of offers 30 different workshops to help Oceanography, and SAY San Diego. students develop their self-efficacy, Post-secondary partners such as UCSD, self-esteem, and mindsets as they discover CSUSM, and Mesa College; engaged their own strengths, interests, and values. students in all four small schools on the In an effort to prepare students for life Kearny campus in over 4,000 experiences; after graduation from high school, SDUSD and provided internships to 102 students, plans to open several E2E labs at high 20 of which were paid through a schools across the district. The first site, collaborative effort with San Diego located at the Kearny Education Complex Workforce Partnership. opened its doors to students in September The E2E effort has only just begun and and had an official grand opening on March will continue to make the impossible 19, 2018. E2E Coordinator, Candice Fee, possible as it transforms the way we view SDUSD Superintendent Cindy Marten, education.
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so smoky, you could barely see the pins," he Squaremont recalled. The other side of Clairemont Bowl By Bill Swank matchbook covers boldly advertised, "Leave your waist line at the foul line." Doctors agree that an Pictured: Bill Swank outside the Buena Vista Garden Apartments on Cowley Way in 1955, hour of bowling with East Clairemont off in the distance. provides cardiovascular health benefits, but the Few people remember the 1990s when dinosaurs stood on the roof of the Sunset benefits are mitigated Bowl (Bill Swank collection) by beer and food. Many people consider pizza and beer made a lasting drinking beer and snacking to be part of impression, but the nubiles bowling. (Eating replaced smoking in the did not. I do remember a equation.) friendly gal with a full shirt by Bill Swank The most popular and famous band to named Carol. I just don't play the Clairemont Bowl was Gary remember her face. It is estimated that 25% of Americans Puckett and the Union Gap. Originally, My best friend and college Puckett's band opened at the Quad Room bowl, so why did they tear down the teammate, Rich Nelson, was Clairemont Bowl in 2005? as The Outcasts and returned with new working construction, so he When it opened in 1957, the Bowl talent as The Union Gap. Even in the late had money. Rich often said was the most popular social and 1960's, a band wearing Union Army the reason money was entertainment destination in Clairemont. uniforms from the Civil War was an invented was to buy beer. Nothing came close then and nothing unusual sight. He offered to take my comes close today. "The Quad Room was a great place to brother, Andy, drinking on "The Clairemont Bowl was my house," become musicians and to play the music his 21st birthday. We ended said Don Anderson. "In 1964, I had the and chase the profession that we were up at the Quad Room and first 300 game ever at the Clairemont choosing," said Gary. "The bowling alley my brother showed his driver was where the Union Gap signed contracts Bowl. It wasn't easy to get a 300 back license to the bartender. "It's with Columbia Records and, as they say, then. Bowling lanes used to be wood with my 21st birthday," he a lacquer finish. They were regularly the rest is history." cracked. The bartender oiled. Today, the lanes are urethane and When asked for a funny story about muttered an obscenity, and can't absorb oil. Scores and averages are the Clairemont Bowl, Gary has a good said, "You've been drinking higher today." one. "I remember standing on the in here for the past three "Kenny Hubbard ran the Clairemont passenger side of Bob's (Bob Brown) '56 years." My brother always Bowl and didn't want me winning all the Chevy Bel Air as he was in some sort of Clairemont Bowl matchbook cover "Where the Action Is" had to have the last word. time," laughed Anderson. "He told Leigh hurry. He, of course, had to take his bass (Estelle Swank collection) "Yeah," he fired back, "and guitar with him. He placed it on the from now on it'll be legal." ground to face me and talk over the top of IDs weren't checked very close back in the the car. When he drove away, he had left important as bowling. his bass sitting in the street. I collected it Clairemont Bowl matchbook old days. Marv Siesel, owner of Siesel's Meats in and didn't tell him for a while. It sort of covers said it all: "Where the freaked him out. Action Is." I know how I The Quad Room would have felt, provided music, dancing and so I didn't make alcohol ... the fuel, oxygen him fret too long. and ignition required for Bad joke... but love. If you walked through somewhat funny. the south parking lot before At least to me it was cleaned in the and others I let in morning, evidence of safe sex on the secret." could always be found Regarding littering the blacktop. other musicians An unnamed friend who played at the remembered having a few Clairemont Bowl, beers one night after league Gary bowling. "This nice looking remembered, girl was flirting with me and "Joel Scott Hill I asked her to go out bar worked at the hopping," he reminisced Quad Room and "Well, we had a beer or so at went on to be in the Quad Room and went the Flying somewhere else where they Burrito Brothers. checked her ID. She was 17! Also, Cory Wells Yikes!" Lefty Don Anderson rolled the first 300 at the Clairemont before he went On slow Mondays in the (courtesy Don Anderson) Bowl in 1964 on to be in Three early 1960s, the Quad Room Gary Puckett and the Union Gap (Columbia Records) Dog Night." sold 39¢ cheese pizzas and Kimball to flood the lane with oil before I 59¢ pitchers of Schlitz to bring in The Quad rolled my 300. Then he was mad at Leigh customers. Even as a college student Room went Bay Park, sponsored a team in a league and asked why he didn't flood the lane without an abundance of disposable with oil. Leigh told him, 'I did!'" SEE Clairemont Bowl, page 9 income, I tried not to miss a Monday. The that started at 9:00 PM. "By 11:00, it was
The Clairemont Bowl: Where the Action Is
"Yale Kahn really enjoyed having (owning) the Clairemont Bowl," Anderson recalled. "He wasn't there a lot, but when he was there, he mixed well with the customers. Everybody liked him. After he died, the family wanted to get rid of the bowling alley. The last time I bowled there with my friends before it closed, I remember saying, 'Why are they doing this?' The bowling alley was still making money." Romance was almost as
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Clairemont Community Planning Group (CCGP) Notes, a Brief Computer Lesson & Some Sarcasm by Chris O’Connell
More often than not residents or business owners show up to a community planning group meeting and bark, “this is the first I am hearing about this”. Well more times, often than not, members of the CCPG have heard it before or seen a presentation or information item etc. When height limits were the hot topic (and still are) people came out of the woodwork in mass, a proposed In N Out burger at Balboa & Genesee again standing room only. High Tech High, Moraga Roundabouts, Chick-fil-A you name the list goes on, you get the picture. In this amazing age of technology you too can be in the know and not the guy showing up 16 months later barking this is ridiculous when shovels are in the ground or final plans drawn up. A great website to see what the heck is going on is our City of San Diego Website. www.SanDiego.gov If you are looking on a desktop at the top between the City of San Diego Logo & the Weather there is a “Resident Resources” tab. Hover over it gently….. now don’t get all jumpy and click click clack pound the keyboard…..just wait only 1 second (typing this in my soft voice). Then a drop down occurs click on “Neighborhoods” from here do what you want, you can get lost for hours. If you make it a point to bookmark or
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come back often, you will see the different meetings posted. If you are a computer wizard this is easy breezy if you are not feel free to share with those who have technical issues. So the city is not going to send an Uber or drop a lime bike off in your front yard and take you to these meetings. All the City wants the planning groups to do is print out an agenda 72 hours before the meetings and post it in the library. Literally that is the requirement, hence always be checking the website. So next time you’re on Nextdoor watching people B&C about who knows what take a trip over to San Diego.gov and see what is happening see if there are any updates. Then you can show up to a planning meeting in person and listen to the B&C. I wrote the above with a couple shtickles of sarcasm because really how else do you try and get more people to come out to planning group meetings. The meetings are held for the most part with a sense of decorum but you never know. I mention all the time to people you WILL learn something new at a planning group meeting. Plus, this is your neighborhood, why not show up STAY for the entire meeting and see what the plans are for the future of the neighborhood. The flip side is of course to keep fueling fires on Nextdoor. A theory is, if people can waste so much time on Nextdoor why not use that time to come to the monthly planning group meeting or the subcommittee meetings.
memories for those who can still hear pins flying. It's where Gary Puckett had his big break in the music world. Don Anderson rolled the first 300 game on an oil-soaked lane and Marv Siesel remembers the fun he and his teammates had when they adjourned to Lefty's Pizza on Morena after bowling. The Coliseum still stands in Rome. Madison Square Garden in New York has been rebuilt three times since 1879.
Country Western in the 1970s and became The Alamo Room. Then the Clairemont Bowl was renamed the Sunset Bowl. Few people remember the 1990s, when dinosaurs stood "at the top of the Quad," high on the roof of the Sunset Bowl. Fewer recall scantily clad women riding Triceratops to the August 25, 2005: Don Anderson, Mike Kuttich, Bill Purvis, John Volcano Meyer at Sunset Bowl (Don Anderson collection) Club. It was a Memories are all that remain of the concept that never caught on with the Clairemont Bowl and Quad Room. They sensible taste of Clairemont residents. are gone forever. The Clairemont Bowl has wonderful
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With all that being said I was informed prior to print couple items coming up prior to the regular Monthly meeting. CCPG Community Plan Update Meeting Tuesday, May 8th 6 pm Alcott Elementary The topic will be a continuation from the previous meeting Urban Design. Tons of information to learn about and ask about as the Clairemont Community Plan is currently going through an update. Visit www.ClairemontPlan.org After you have processed all the Urban Design information on Tuesday why not head back over to Alcott Elementary on May 9th at 6 pm Wednesday Night and learn about Balboa Ave Station Area Specific Plan Or as most people refer to it: “what the he** is happening at Morena Blvd & Balboa?” As many know there will be some changes to Morena Blvd, Balboa Ave and more changes heading into East PB and of course this is all separate from the trolley stop coming to the area. This too will be another informative meeting. The City has also set up a website for this plan as well check out www.BalboaStationPlan.org Proposed Stop Sign in East Clairemont This comes directly from the CCPG Facebook page (link below) Proposed Stop Sign on Mt Aconia Way & Mt Aachan Ave Hello All,
At the request of a member of the community, the City of San Diego evaluated the intersection of Mount Aconia Way and Mount Aachen Avenue for stop signs (reference SN# 15-878930). This Social Media Post is to inform you all that the intersection met the criteria established in Council Policy 200-08 for the installation of a stop sign on Mount Aconia Way facing westbound traffic. If you have comments or concerns, please contact Joe Jimenez - Senior Traffic Engineer - City of San Diego at (619) 533-3761 within 30 days. If we do not receive comments, the City of San Diego will proceed with the installation. If you have any thoughts, feedback, questions, concerns, etc. email or call by May 20th In closing, now that you are all fired up to go sit in cafeterias and rec centers and find what is going on be sure and sign in!!!! Once you are signed in and provide an email, you are now in the loop and you will be notified of future meetings. The CCPG also has a Facebook which they use to notify folks, so check it out and “like” their page facebook.com/ClairemontPG/ and follow on Twitter twitter.com/ClairemontPG If you have any questions feel free to call or email, until then see you in the cafeteria. firstname.lastname@example.org (858) 752 9779.
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Do the Padres Matter? by Major Garrett
This is not an existential question. If we rely on Rene’ Descartes’ philosophical observation cogito erg sum, I think therefore I am then the matter of the Padres is resolved. The Padres matter to me, therefore the Padres matter. That the Padres have mattered to me every year of their Major League history, matters even more. Not only that, I have over the years learned about Padres history before I knew they existed. So now Padres pre-history (to me) matters to me. That’s a lot of mattering ... especially over a team whose mediocrity inspires a lot of muttering. I moved away from San Diego in 1980 to attend college and have not been a permanent resident since. The Padres history that matters most to me is when I lived in San Diego, listened to more than 100 games a year and attended as many games as I could. That means the 70s – a decade that produced a lot of sloppiness, wild hair, garish garb, weird stunts and ragged memories… and I’m not just talking about the Padres. Here is a primer of my Padres circa the 70s: 1969 – The Major League Padres are born, two-hundred years after Franciscan friars settle San Diego. The team loses 110 games with Sparky Anderson, later Hall of Fame manager of the World Champion Cincinnati Reds and Detroit Tigers, serving as 3rd base coach. It is the Padres second year in San Diego Stadium, built in 1967 at the urging of San Diego sports writing legend Jack Murphy. The stadium was constructed in the Brutalist style (look it up, you will learn something) and featured some of the most daunting dimensions of any Major League ballpark – 330 feet down the right and left field lines, 375 feet to the power allies and 420 feet to dead center. To hit a home run, a player had to a ball that far and over a 19-foot wall. 1970 – In the first game of a Padres home twi-night double-header on Friday, Aug. June 12, Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Doc Ellis throws a no-hitter – a first against the Friars. Ellis walked 8 batters and hit another in 2-0 complete game victory. Fourteen years later he said he pitched the no-no under the influence of LSD. It also could have been vodka or amphetamines – memories, opinions and substances have over the years tended to blur. Like the decade itself. 1972 – On Aug. 1, Nate Colbert hits 5 homeruns and knocks in 13 runs in a double-header in Atlanta against the Braves. The 13 RBI performance is still an
MLB record. The five home runs tied a record held by Stan Musial of the St. Louis Cardinals (Colbert, a St. Louis native, attended the 1954 double-header where Musial hit five homers). Though I grew up in America’s Finest City with many wondrous sun-splashed things to do, I listened to both games of that twin-bill in my back yard. 1973 – Dave Winfield arrives, the second legitimate star to wear a Padres uniform (Colbert being the first). Winfield was drafted by the Padres, the NFL Minnesota Vikings, the NBA Atlanta Hawks and the American Basketball Association Utah Stars (one of only six athletes ever to be drafted in the same year by three professional teams). Like fellow Hall of Famers Bob Feller, Catfish Hunter, Al Kaline, Harmon Killebrew, Sandy Koufax and Mel Ott, Winfield never played a game in the minor leagues. Winfield played in 12 All-Star games (4 as a Padre) and was the first player inducted into the Hall of Fame to have a Padres cap on his plaque. 1974 - Ray Kroc, owner of McDonald’s saves the Padres from Washington, D.C., where a sale snagged by lawsuits was held up long enough to prevent the San Diego Padres from becoming the Washington Stars (the sale was close enough that Topps printed two sets of cards – one for each city). During the first home game, Kroc entered the public address booth and screamed into the mic – for all to hear – “I have never seen such stupid ball playing in my life.” This was the time, believe it or not, of streaking and a naked patron (or should I say a dressed patron – they had to get their ticket from somewhere who then became naked) then dashed across the field, prompting Kroc to bellow: “Throw him in jail.” The Padres suddenly became unpredictable outside the lines. Attendance grew. 1975 – Padres finish in fourth place, the first time in history outside of dead last. The record of 71-91 left the team 37 games out of first, but the lineup included Winfield, future Hall of Famer Willie McCovey and a promising young pitcher named Randy Jones – who won 20 games and led the National League with a 2.24 ERA 1976 – Jones wins the first Cy Young award in Padres history, posting a 22-14 record and an ERA of 2.74. Jones set an MLB record for 112 fielding chances without an error and carried a 16-3 record into the 1976 All-Star Game, the highest winning percentage before or since. 1978 – The Padres finish with a record of 84-78, the first winning season in 10 years of pro baseball in San Diego. Future Hall of Famer Gaylord Perry, then 39, wins the Cy Young (21-6 record and 2.73 ERA) and Rollie Fingers wins the Fireman of the Year award (37) saves. Perry became the first pitcher in MLB history to win the Cy Young in both leagues. Padres host All-Star Game and become the first team
www.clairemonttimes.com to ever open batting and fielding practice the day before the Mid-Summer classic to the fans for free. More than 30,000 fans, yours truly included, attended. The event became such an MLB sensation it was repeated every year ever after and morphed into the Home Run Derby in 1985. This is also the beginning of the Ozzie Smith era. Ozzie is the greatest shortstop in Padres history – an electrifying athlete who, ten games into his rookie season, made one of the greatest fielding plays in baseball history. My brother witnessed the play and came home dumbfounded – describing it in elaborate and disbelieving detail as if it was something he only imagined. You can find it here or by searching for Ozzie Smith and Jeff Burroughs. Here is the link: https://clmttimes.news/ozzie 1980 – Padres return to last place with a record of 73-89 and broadcaster Jerry Coleman serving as manager. I note this only as the perfect example of my
never-ending optimism where the Padres are concerned. I thought Coleman as manager was a great idea. It wasn’t. I left San Diego for college in August of 1980. I kept my California driver’s license until I moved to Amarillo, Texas, in June of 1984 to start my first job in professional journalism. Next issue I will explain what that job was and how that fall of 1984 I experienced the greatest weekend of my life – thanks to the Padres. Do you have a Padres or Clairemont question for Major ... Heck, maybe even a White House question? Send us an email to: AskMajor@ClairemontTimes.com we’ll forward them along. Major Garrett was born and raised in Clairemont, is Chief White House Correspondent for CBS News, host of "The Takeout" podcast and author of the upcoming book "Mr. Trump's Wild Ride: The Thrills, Chills, Screams and Occasional Blackouts of His Extraordinary First Year in Office."
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Pure Water Corners City Council Commentary by Louis Rodolico
You had to be there to see it. Pure Water Management hustled City Council into accepting pipeline alignments they and their constituents rejected. Most testified in favor of the expansion of the Pure Water facility. However about 40 taxpayers testified against running a 4-foot
diameter high pressure raw sewage main, through the heavily populated Morena-Bay Park-Clairemont-University corridor. Lobbyists, Contractors and Engineers testified to the opposite. Pure Water referenced much smaller high pressure raw sewage mains, but cannot identify any urban force mains near this scale; 11 miles long, with 350 feet of lift, with operating pressures of 18 tons per square foot. At this pressure, in a heavily populated area, with no service tunnel and a depth of only 6 feet no human should be anywhere near the main when it fails. There are three other options citizens favor; I-8 to 805 Alternate, I-5 to Rose Canyon to 805 Alternate and the SDGE Alternate, See Clairemont Times December 2017 Page 11. On a recent Nextdoor poll these 3 alternates received 87% approval while Pure Waters proposal had 3%. Any one of these 3 alternatives should have been planned out decades ago, who said no and are they still in charge? The illustration shows a 10-foot diameter service tunnel that would; 1) contain forces during main failure, 2) identify leaks quickly 3), allow maintenance
without opening up streets and 4) prevent spilled raw sewage from entering our Canyons. Why didn’t Conservationists and Canyon lobbyists support this? To meet the letter of an EIR, Pure Water offered alternates for the fresh water line to a reservoir. But when Council members asked about raw sewage pipeline alternates the City Attorney said no alternate; Council must accept or reject the one presented. Pure Water and their Lobbyists backed Council into a corner, in effect saying to Council: accept the sewage pipeline, but if you vote “no project”, then you, Council, will be responsible for losing any funding not us. Do we want bullies running Pure Water or any taxpayer project? How did Pure Water back Council into a corner? The Miramar Metro Bio-Solids Center went into operation in 1998. So Pure Water has known for decades that their project required a high pressure raw sewage line from Morena to Miramar. But Pure Water waited until 2016 to investigate pipeline alternatives. Given the lengthy negotiations required between; canyon groups, SANDAG, Caltrans and others, the only alternative Pure Water could have executed in a two-year window was the one they put before council. It was less work for Pure Water to choose the middle of streets because the city already controls the easements. By waiting until 2016 to plan the pipeline all the alignments the taxpayers favored were eliminated. Where is this planning and community inclusion Pure Water endlessly boasts about? Why is San Diego pumping raw sewage 350 feet uphill anyway? Most sewage plants are at the lowest point of a municipality. Are these the managers we want approving billions of dollars in contracts? At the Pure Water hearing Council member Lorie Zapf pushed back, noting no study of Caltrans policy and no state representative discourse on the Route 5, Rose Canyon, 805 route. She stated further: "We are not being offered alternatives, we are being offered one and only one, and if we don't do it were saying we are out billions and this whole thing’s going to fall apart that we have been working on for forever, we are in a box, we
literally have no choice, so acting like there is a choice right now is not true. We have just been presented this one". See Link Zapf deserves credit for trying, but it is always awkward when Council pushes back on staff. After all, staff has been there for decades and will be there years after Council members leave. In this case staff just shrugged their shoulders, Council had two options; vote yes and the project moves forward, or vote no and face the political consequences. Unless Council pushes back; Lobbyists, Contractors and Engineers, with Staffs support, will continue to push Council around. Lobbyists in service of their Clients have turned democracy on its head, reducing each voter to a commodity. When you go to vote several hundred dollars have already been spent on your vote. In 2016 the top two District 1 City Council candidates alone spent an average of $35.00 for each vote. Even when Lobbyists lose, their financial motive is not to quit. The best example of this is when City Council voted to build the Regents Road Bridge in 2006 but Lobbyists, led by the influential registered lobbying firm known as The Friends of Rose Canyon, continued to fight the popular bridge. See March Clairemont Times page 11. Personally, I wax nostalgic for the days when major cities had multiple rival newspapers. Single paper towns lack healthy competition with little light
thrown on lobbying abuses. Our silence has a price. We are not only leaving the next generation crippling debt, but we are installing infrastructure like this single walled high pressure raw sewage main which is destined to fail and pollute the aquifer in the process. Answers? 10-foot diameter concrete sleeves are already on the project at the lowest points; the city could request a bid alternate with service tunnels for the entire length and process it as a change order without recertifying the project. Councilman Alvarez would like the city to look at other pipeline alignments. The City should investigate and deliver a full analysis of pipeline alternatives while allowing the rest of the project components to move forward. However the Morena to University raw sewage pipeline design is near completion and Pure Water will likely rush to construction to terminate any discussion. Louis Rodolico has been a resident of University City since 2001 Links: GoFundMe Site https://www.gofundme.com/pure-water-sewer-la wsuit-fundraiser 2016 Pure Water 10% Design, released 11/2017 http://clairemonttimes.com/wp-content/uploads/ 2018/04/Service-Tunnel.jpg Hearing; Zapf 4:19:00 Alvarez 4:09, 4:14 http://sandiego.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?vi ew_id=3&clip_id=7303 Lobbyists Clients https://netfile.com/SDLobbyist/app#searchresults
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An experimental chemical from a space station crashes down on earth where it transforms three animals who come in contact with the canisters, turning them into gigantic, aggressive monsters. Now, it's up to a zookeeper and a scientist to stop them from destroying Chicago. Oh look, it's a movie adapted from a video game. Can this one be half-way decent? "Rampage" is directed by Brad Peyton. The story is written by Ryan Engle, though an additional three writers worked on the screenplay. It's adapted from the 1986 arcade game of the same name. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson stars as primatologist Davis Okoye, who works for the San Diego Zoo... oops, we mean the San Diego Wildlife Preserve. He is head of the primate exhibit, though he was in the military and has a long service record of fighting against poachers in Africa because of course he does. He has a special relationship with a rare albino gorilla named George, whom he rescued from poachers when George was just a baby. When an experimental chemical that was stored on a space station crashes to earth, George gets infected by a canister that landed in his enclosure. The chemical inside of it makes anything it infects bigger, stronger, faster, and more aggressive. The company that designed the chemical wants the infected creatures for itself. Now, it's up to Davis, a former scientist named Dr. Kate Caldwell (Naomi Harris), and a cowboy-like government agent named Harvey Russell (Jeffery Dean Morgan) to save George and to stop the other giant animals from destroying Chicago. There are tons of video games with highly in-depth backstories, giant universes, and a bevy of characters, many of which have already been adapted into films. All of them have failed (and mostly miserably at that). "Rampage" is a video game with three characters, all of whom are giant monsters: George the giant Gorilla, Ralph the giant Wolf, and Lizzy the giant Lizard. The entire point of the video game was for these creatures to smash buildings and eat people. That's about it. So who would have thought such a simple video game would wind up being one of the most fun and most entertaining game-to-movie adaptations ever made? Maybe it's because the game is so simple that it works so well. It doesn't spend a lot of time trying to shove in details about the characters and it doesn't need to get the specifications about the world correct. All you need for a "Rampage" movie is three big monsters and some buildings for them to destroy. When it comes to its overall story,
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the audience what they want: monsters wantonly demolishing buildings and eating people with an overabundance of chaos. There's no rhyme or reason to anything that happens, it's just a mindless action movie, one where you can turn off your brain, munch popcorn, and enjoy the extremely fun ride in front of you. We had a blast watching this, especially in the third act. Though the bar is really low, this is probably one of the best video game adaptations ever made. OUR RATING: 3/5 “Rampage” is rated PG-13 for language, some destruction, and violence. Visit our blog at www.lololovesfilms.com for more reviews, and follow us @lololovesfilms on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat for extra content! For inquiries or comments, please email: email@example.com.
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Beers by the Bay Thorn Expands to Barrio Logan by Brian Riehm
Long known as the original neighborhood brewery in North Park, Thorn St. Brewing expanded to Barrio Logan last November to increase production and open a new venue nearer to downtown San Diego. Thorn Brewing is technically a separate operation from Thorn St. but it is under the same management, brewing the same beers. My Beers by the Bay interview this month
quality and the variety of the craft beer, as it was when they started. Another thing that remains the same is that Eric O’Connor is still the head brewmaster. I saw him hard at work in Barrio Logan, he didn’t have time to be interviewed. The brewery itself is not as homey as the Thorn St. location, but is still dog and kid friendly. It is located two and half blocks from the 12th and Imperial trolley stop. With the extension of the trolley line north into Clairemont, this location should become even more accessible to our residents. Carrico hopes that the location will also become a pre- and post-game hangout for Padres fans with its proximity to Petco Park. The vibe in the tasting room is relaxed, with dogs on the floor and sports on the TV. Food trucks come on Fridays and Saturdays. On other nights MishMash burgers will deliver right to your barstool. Las Cuatro Milpas and Barrio Dogg aren’t far away. I sampled the beers being canned and
The Thorn Brewing tasting room on National Avenue in Barrio Logan.
features Dan Carrico, who founded Thorn St. with Dennis O’Connor and Eric O’Connor (no relation). The push into Barrio Logan’s much larger facility means that Thorn has grown up. The old facility in North Park was essentially an overgrown 7 barrel home-brew system. The new 30 barrel automated steam-fired system gives Thorn the ability to can their beers and expand distribution throughout Southern California as far north as Ventura County. Currently, there are four varieties in cans Relay IPA, Rock the Pale Ale, Barrio Lager, and a rotating IPA in the Essential IPA series, all reviewed here for you. The distinctive Thorn logo features a raccoon on a penny farthing bicycle. The raccoon can be an urban animal and represents the breweries roots as a neighborhood brewery. I asked Carrico about the trend of craft brewers adding lagers to their line-up. He didn’t know the exact cause, but noted that Barrio Lager was selling very well. It takes longer to produce a lager, which derives its name from the German for storehouse, and because it takes longer to ferment as it had to be stored. It seems a good way to introduce a drinker of mass produced beers to craft beer. Barrio Lager has become Thorn’s number one beer in terms of sales, even though Carrico still considers Relay IPA their flagship beer, the first recipe they brewed. Even with canning, and larger distribution, he said that the goal remains to keep up both the
quite a few more on two trips. Relay IPA is one of my highest rated IPAs. It exhibits great balance between citrus and piney hops and between the malt and bitterness; a worthy flagship. The four hop blend of Amarillo, Simcoe, Centennial, and Citra is a favorite. Rock the Pale Ale is a nice creamy, but light, well hopped pale. It emphasizes the hops over the malt in the west coast style, a little like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Barrio Lager is a Mexican style lager in the tradition of Modelo, but maybe with a bit more hops. The creamy cereal sweetness was much more noticeable than any bitterness; a great beach beer. Got Nelson? is the current IPA in rotation in the Essential series. Single hopped with New Zealand’s versatile Nelson Sauvin hops, this featured berry and white wine notes in a dry, but quaffable brew. Thorn also had some variety on draft. Hurricane O’Connor is a traditional Irish Red with generous malting and a light caramel taste. Wagon Crasher is another Irish, a dry stout with bitter chocolate, but still smooth and creamy. They had two XPAs on draft, Headstand and Potato Launcher. The latter was a collaboration with Beachwood brewing. Headstand was light with pine and lemon notes, while Potato Launcher had a bright grapefruit flavor. Marshall Lawger is a German-style pilsner with pleasant grainy taste and a little grass. Foreplay was very impressive for packing so much Belgian ester taste in a light, blonde ale. Hopster Pot is a New
England hazy IPA, brewed with 60% more hops than a standard IPA. It was still very tropical tasting with fizzy festive mouth feel. Finally, Cocomotive Coconut Porter was a treat. It had plenty of coconut, and traditional porter dark barley flavor, but well-hopped enough to remind you it is still a beer. Thorn Brewing has had a very
successful expansion into Barrio Logan that also is bringing more canned beer variety to your local outlet. Brian Riehm is a long-time Clairemont resident and follower of the local craft beer scene. You can keep up with all his beer reviews by following @BrianRiehm on Twitter and reading his blog (brianssandiego.blogspot.com/)
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Time to Jettison Your “A-B” Trust? by Dick McEntyre, Attorney at Law
Many married couples during the period from approximately 1985 through 2010 created, and presently live with—whether they know it or not—what are frequently called "A-B" Trusts. In an A-B Trust, upon the death of the first spouse, both spouses' combined assets in their trust are to be divided into two subtrusts: Trust B (the Decedent's Trust) and Trust A (the Survivor's Trust). Under this set-up, Trust B is to consist of the deceased spouse's 1/2 of the spouses' community property, and his or her separate property, if any, but not to exceed the then amount of the federal estate tax lifetime individual exemption amount (“basic exclusion amount”). Trust A is to consist of all the remaining property in the trust (being the surviving spouse's 1/2 of the community property, his or her separate property, if any, and any of the deceased spouse's property in excess of the above estate tax exemption amount). Trust B is irrevocable–meaning, practically, that the beneficiaries, and their respective percentage interests, as listed in the Declaration of Trust or Trust Agreement which the couple initially created, cannot be changed by the surviving spouse. Also, as set forth in the initial Declaration of Trust, there are restrictions imposed upon the surviving spouse's use of the Trust B funds. In contrast, the surviving spouse can change any of the terms of Trust A and can use all of its funds without restriction. Being that most couples would like the surviving spouse to have complete right to and use of all funds and other assets in their trust following the first spouse's death, why were their trusts set up as A-B Trusts in the first place? The answer: (i) to reduce the size of the surviving spouse's estate at his or her death, and thereby reduce potential federal estate taxes (because the assets in Trust B are not considered to be part of such surviving spouse's estate [only his or her Trust A assets]), or/and (ii) if the couple had a "blended family"–such as each spouse had children by a former marriage–in which case more of Trust B would potentially be
available to the deceased spouse's children when the surviving spouse died. The negatives of a B Trust, and thus of the Declaration of Trust itself which requires the division into Trusts B and A, are: (1) Its irrevocability as mentioned above, (2) The restrictions upon use of its funds by the surviving spouse, also as stated above, (3) The complications, legal work, and accounting work required to make the division (allocation) of assets into Trusts B and A upon the first spouse's death, (4) The need to do annual income tax returns for Trust B, and (5) The fact that the assets placed into Trust B do not receive a "step-up" in basis for income tax purposes on the death of the surviving spouse (unlike the assets in Trust A, which do). The good news is that effective 2018, the federal estate tax law has become less of a burden in two major respects: (a) the estate tax lifetime exemption amount has been increased to a present $11.2 million per individual; and (b) this exemption amount can be doubled for use by the surviving spouse under the concept of "portability." (But to have such portability a federal estate tax return must be filed–but no tax due–on the death of the first spouse to die.) Thus, it may now be much less advantageous for the married couple to create or maintain an A-B Trust. The point of this article is to recommend that you review your existing Declaration of Trust or Trust Agreement, and if you discover that you have an A-B trust type, discuss with your attorney to see if it would be better for you to convert it into a non A-B Trust type. But both spouses must be living to make such a change. The above statements are generalizations only and are not to be taken as legal advice for the reader’s particular situation. Richard F. McEntyre is a lawyer practicing law in the areas of estate planning and administration, having served the San Diego community as a lawyer for over 40 years. House calls are available. Dick’s office is located at 3156 Sports Arena Boulevard, Suite 102 (Telephone (619) 221-0279), www.richardfmcentyre.com.
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Easy to Grow Native Plant of the Month:
California Wildrose by Susan Lewitt
This ‘little’ gem, California Wildrose (Rosa California) is a delightful addition to any native garden. In the spring it will give you pink flowers that range from magenta to almost white, and in the summer, it may yield fleshy fruit, also known as rose hips. The six petaled fragrant flowers occur by themselves, or in groups. This shrub grows to about 6 feet tall, and is prickly, like many other roses. It naturally occurs all over California, from the coast to the foothills, and mountains up to 6,000 feet in elevation. This plant does well in the background and prefers partial to full shade. It grows in neutral clay or loamy soil with summer watering about 3 times a month, to keep it green. It is otherwise partially summer deciduous. It can be used as a hedge and is deer resistant. It attracts birds, and is a fine addition to a bird, butterfly, or bee garden. If it sets fruit, which
resemble and taste like small dry apples, you will have a useful source of vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus and iron. Dried rose hips are used to make tea, jellies and sauces. Cahuillas, (Native Southern Californian Tribe) would eat the raw buds or make a drink by soaking these buds. The roots were used to make remedies for colds, while the leaves and fruits were used to relieve pain and colic. Parts of the plant made good arrow shafts, twine, and other functional items. To find out more about this, and other native plants, please attend one of the California Native Plant Society’s monthly meetings on the third Tuesday each month, except August, in Balboa Park, Casa Del Prado room 101, starting at 6:30 pm. All photos are courtesy of Calscape, (www.CalScape.org) a valuable resource for native gardening information.
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Sunday, May 6 • 9:00 Family Nature Walk Join a skilled naturalist on a fun family walk. Use your senses to explore the canyon. Wednesday, May 16 • 1:30-3:00 Art & Activities –May Flowers and more Learn a little, create a lot. Fun nature crafts and activities for kids Saturday, May 19 • 9:00-11:00 Weed Warriors Clear out some nonnative weeds and give our new plantings a drink! Tools and gloves provided. Wear sturdy shoes and long pants Save the Date!!! Tecolote Family Day June 2 10:00-2:00 Pack a lunch and enjoy the fun nature activities and entertainment. Activities are posted at www.meetup.com/Friends of Tecolote Canyon Natural Park and Nature Center. Like us on Facebook/Friends of Tecolote Canyon www.friendsoftecolotecanyon.org
Reusable Finds Announces New Retail Tenant Beginning May 1st Reusable Finds is set to welcome its first new retail tenant, Urban Seed and Flower to its South Bay Park Shopping and Garden Center at 5320 Custer Street, San Diego, 92110. The new Urban Seed and Flower will take back on more humble beginnings in a garage, very much like the founder of Reliable Seeds, Charles Ledgerwood. "I feel the baton has been passed to me and I am ready after 17 years of retail to carry on the spirit and tradition of both Charles and my late husband, Michael Bliss. I want to share the wealth of information in the growing of seeds and garden design that I have been privileged to be exposed to, and as much as I love garden design and seeing gardens come to fruition, retail is in my blood and it is here where I am most happy doing all the things I truly love, like natural organic displays mixed in with french chandeliers ... or creating wild bouquets using artichoke leaves and echium flowers stalks ... or making wattle fences, or talking recipes or laying out paths systems. I am
excited about this new / old venture and hope to plant the seeds within you!”, says, Maurice, Owner of the Urban Seed and Flower. We are thrilled that Maurice, Owner of the Urban Seed and Flower had decided to reopen her shop here at Reusable Finds Resale and Garden Center. "The new addition expands on our vision for the Retail Center — to provide a compelling and unique mix of retailers," said Virginia, Owner of Reusable Finds. "We strive to give our shoppers exclusive shopping options. We are excited to welcome our first retailer and know Urban Seed and Flower will become a fast-favorite for our local communities." One of Reusable Finds goals has been to make South Bay Park area a destination to shop, eat and play. By bringing in more unique retail small businesses to the area they, will be one step closers to that goal. For more information visit: www.ReusableFinds.com follow them on social media @ReusableFinds or call (858) 449-4381
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MAY LIBRARY EVENTS NORTH CLAIREMONT BRANCH 4616 CLAIREMONT DR. 92117 (858) 581-9931
Water Wise Gardening in a Mediterranean Climate 5/17 1pm Is sure to be of interest during this month of the Clairemont Garden Tour. Explore the magnificent gardens of the Mediterranean region and see how they can inspire your style in San Diego's own superb gardening climate with a founding board member of the San Diego Horticultural Society Call or stop by to sign up. Introduction to Book Repair 5/24 2pm Community members have expressed interest and we heard you! Two Opportunities to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo A Special Cinco de Mayo event with Georgette Baker 5/2 4pm Join Georgette for this festive Mexican holiday, as she outlines the significance of Cinco de Mayo through song and story and celebrates the cultures and traditions of those who can trace their roots to Mexico, Spain and the Spanish-speaking countries of Central and South America. Second Tuesday Concert Series with Jarabe Mexicano 5/8 6:30pm We feature professional musicians at no cost to you. Jarabe Mexicano hit the Latin music scene in 2015, electrifying audiences throughout the U.S. and Mexico. Performing on traditional mariachi instruments accompanied by lively percussion, Jarabe's arrangements feature stunning harmonized vocals in Spanish and English. Free Comic Book Day 5/5 Yes, we will be handing out a free comic to interested patrons. We will also have superhero coloring pages on hand for children to color. Teen Graphic Novel Book Club 5/30 5pm New for young adults this month, our first title will be "Ms. Marvel Volume 1" by G. Willow Wilson and copies are available at the branch now. Sensory Story Time 5/23 2pm An inclusive story time for children of all abilities, especially those with special needs, with stories, songs, rhymes and free play in a small group environment on Registration required. Ongoing, Always Free, Programs for Adults Include ESL Conversation Club - Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. Social Scrabble for Grown Ups 5/1 5pm & 5/10 1pm Second Tuesday Concert Series "Jarabe Mexicano" 5/8 6:30pm Book Club 5/15 6:30 "Carnegie's Maid" E-Book Clinic 5/11 & 5/ 25 10am Bargain Book Sale 5/12 9:30-1pm
Adult Coloring Club – 5/22 6pm & 5/24 1pm Ongoing, Always Free, Children's Programs Cinco de Mayo Celebration with Georgette Baker 5/2 4pm Mondays: Sign Language Story Time (rec 0-5) 10am Mondays: Preschool Story Time (rec 3-5 years) 11am Tuesdays: Story Time (rec 0-5 years) 1pm Wednesdays: Baby Story Time (ages 0-2 years) 11:30am Wednesdays: Family Story Time (all ages) 6:30pm Wednesdays: Kids Craft Studio (ages 3-8) 4pm Saturdays: Lego Builders' Club (ages 3-8 ) 2pm Love on a Leash (ages 3-8) 2nd Saturday at 10:30am Homework Help (K-8) – Mon & Thur, 3-6pm/Tue & Wed 3-7pm CLAIREMONT BRANCH 2920 BURGENER BLVD, 92110 (858) 581-9935
Adults Literary Book Club 5/2 6pm The Book Club will be discussing, "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman. Make Your Own Book! 5/22 6pm Now is your chance to learn simple binding techniques and make a book of your own. Space is limited so contact the library to reserve your place. How To Festival! 5/26 11am-3pm Learn from others in the community! People with a special skill or talent will be teaching classes on how you can be an expert too! Learn how to look after your finances, how to heal back pain naturally, how to how to overcome stress and how to cook with the sun. Music Concert 5/30 6pm Enjoy music by the Pink Trio! This free concert is sponsored by Friends of Clairemont Library Kids & Teens Free Comic Book Day w/Superhero Craft 5/5 11:30am The library will have comics to give away all day and Volunteer Rod will present a superhero- themed craft program. Join the fun! Book Club for Kids! 5/22 4:30pm Book club especially for kids ages 9 and up! This student-run club is a chance for young people to read and discuss their favorite books. Tuesdays: Homework Help 6pm Homework help is available free at the library! Trained volunteers are here to help kids get unstuck on those difficult problems
or writing assignments. Thursdays: Game Time 3pm Break out the board games for a little tabletop fun! Thursdays: Kids Craft Club 4pm Craft time has something new every time! Saturdays: Button Making 10:30am Express yourself by making your own buttons to decorate your backpack or clothes! Little Ones Sign Language Storytime 5/3 & 5/17 10:30am Children and their caregivers can learn ASL sign language while hearing great stories! Baby & Toddler Storytime with Stay & Play 5/10, 5/24 & 5/31 10:30am Fun toddler stories along with play time afterwards! Fridays: Preschool Storytime with Miss Fran! 10:30am Join Miss Fran as she reads fun picture books and sings songs! All Ages 3D Printer-Clairemont Library's own 3D printer is available for use by interested young people and adults. We have yet to set up regular open times but those interested in printing something can talk to library staff for details. Designs should be saved as STL files. To see thousands of pre-made designs go to www.thingiverse.com. Prints should take less than two hours. BALBOA BRANCH 4255 MT. ABERNATHY AVE, 92117 (858) 573-1390
Happy Mother's Day from Balboa Branch Library to all the mothers in our community! Thank you for all you do! Children's Book Week May 1 - 7th. Fill out a form at the library with the title of a book you have read to enter into a raffle. Open to anyone under 18. Winner will be announced May 31st. Good luck! Special Events Rocket Launch for Budding Astronauts 5/19 10:30am If you are between 9-12 please register to build and launch your own foam rocket as part of the library's Spring into Steam program! We'll be learning and having fun in this science based program! Register online (20 spaces available). Celebrate Spring Garden Cupcakes! 5/21 4pm Decorate your own yummy Garden Cupcake. Sign up required. How-to Festival 5/26 11-3pm Find out "how-to" knit, make clay creations, fold napkins, paint, and make stationary at Balboa Branch Library. There will be demonstrations and some hands on
activities and a Children’s Craft Table. Children's Events Mondays: Lego Club 4 pm (K-6th). Come and build an amazing Lego creation. Tuesdays: Homework Help 4-6 pm (K-12) Wednesdays: Great Read Aloud with Miss Terri 6 pm (K-2). Storytime for our early readers Fridays: Wee Reads 10:30 on 5/4, 5/11, 5/18 (0-5 y/o) Stories, rhymes and songs, followed by playtime. This is our storytime for little ones and their caregivers. Drop in and Play 10:30 on 5/25 Social time for the little ones. Come and enjoy the toys and company. Saturdays: Kids Krafternoon 1pm Enjoy working on a new craft each week. Bring your creativity, maybe a friend, and have fun! Preschool Story & Craft with Miss Remi (pre-5 y/o) Thursday 5/3 & 5/17 @ 10am Listen to a fun story and enjoy creating a related craft. Singing Storytime with Miss Jennifer (0-5 y/o) Thursday 5/10 & 5/24 @ 10am Paws to Read 5/8 @ 6pm New 7-8th Grade Book Discussion meets Friday, 5/4 @ 3:45pm To discuss "Criss Cross" by Lynn Rae Perkins. 3-6th Grade Children's Book Discussion on Friday 5/18 @ 3:45 pm Share your thoughts on "A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeline L'Engle. Teen DIY Wed 5/16 @ 3:30 pm Make your own beautiful 3-D Flower Canvas Art with Miss Parween. Adult Events Mondays: Healthy and Fit Adults 5/7 & 5/14 @ 11:15 Join us for a relaxing fitness program Tuesdays: Stitching Circle 5/1 & 5/8 @ 1:30 Bring your knitting, crocheting, and other stitching projects Wednesdays: ESL in the evenings 6:30 to 7:30 Learn ESL needs such as reading, writing and speaking English in everyday life. Thursdays: Adult Writer's Group 1:45pm Participate in writing exercises designed to call forth your talent. Balboa Book Club discussion on May 15 @ 11:45 Pick up a copy at the branch and join the discussion. “The Boys in the Boat : Nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics” All events at the library are free and open to the public, though some may require registration!
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POLICE BLOTTER VEHICLE BREAK IN 2600 Meadow Lark Dr 2800 Comstock St 2000 Crandall Dr 6600 Barnhurst Dr 4400 Charger Blvd 5400 Via Bello 3100 Clairemont Dr 5400 Limerick Ct 4700 Diane Ave 4300 Clairemont Mesa Blvd 7500 Linda Vista Rd 6100 Agee St 4400 Mt. Lindsey Ave 5000 Dubois Dr
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RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY 7400 Armstrong Pl 3300 Bevis St 7400 Armstrong Pl 1900 Crandall Dr 4100 Lodi Way 4400 Bannock Ave 5900 Castleton Dr
COMMERCIAL BURGLARY 6600 Linda Vista Rd 900 Sherman St 7100 Engineer Rd 5600 Chateau Dr VANDALISM 3300 Ashford St 7200 Mesa College Dr 4900 Mt. Bigelow Dr FRAUD 2900 Clairemont Dr ASSAULT 7000 Fulton St
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