Things to do this weekend in our community!

What’s happening in our neighborhood this weekend!

1) Friday, May 29 – Farmers Market in the Allied Gardens Shopping Center – 4 – 8p.m.

2) Saturday, May 30 – 10 – 1 p.m. Henry Cluster Mini Golf Challenge at Dailard Elementary – see previous post

3) Mission Trails
Saturday, May 30, 3-4 p.m. Free concert – Quartet Nouveau at Visitor Center Link
Sunday, May 31, 1-4 p.m. Public Art Reception featuring the photography of award-winning photographers Jodie Hulden and Robert Treat “Wild Graces”

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2nd Annual Mini Golf Challenge – Saturday 10-1 at Dailard Elementary – Everyone is invited – It’s FREE

The Henry Cluster STEMM Foundation (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Music) is sponsoring the 2nd Annual Mini Golf Challenge on Saturday, May 30 from 10-1 at Dailard Elementary. Come play-it’s FREE! You will be able to play 9 miniature golf holes – each designed and constructed by a team from a school in the Patrick Henry Cluster. Student performers will add music and drama to the day, and Maui Wowi and Cheesy Amigos will be selling food and drinks. One team will even take home a Fan Favorite trophy! The 2014 Mini Golf Challenge was lots of fun, and we expect this year to be even better!The theme of the 2015 Mini Golf Challenge is “Life Science.” Teams will design and build a mini golf hole that reflects this theme, and bring it to Dailard Elementary School on Saturday, May 30, 2015. During the event, team members will interact with attendees (the golfers) to share what it was like working as a team, how they came up with their ideas, new knowledge they’ve acquired during the process, and other aspects of their experience. Event attendees will vote on the “Favorite Hole” and the winning team will bring back to their school the much-coveted Henry Cluster STEMM Foundation Mini Golf Challenge Trophy for display. Link to Henry Cluster STEMM Foundation & more information

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Farmers Market begins on Friday, May 15, from 4-8 p.m. at Allied Gardens Shopping Center

There will be a new farmers market on each Friday, beginning May 15, from 4-8 p.m. in the parking lot in front of what used to be Albertsons in Allied Gardens. The farmers market is being sponsored by the Grantville-Allied Gardens Kiwanis Club and Cloverfield Management (the center owner). Here is a reprint of the story in The Reader.
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The following story was published on-line in The Reader on May 1. Story by Liz Swain

Last October 18, Allied Gardens residents celebrated their neighborhood’s 60th birthday in the Waring Road parking lot where original shopping-center businesses included Food Basket.

The grocery store became a Lucky store and was an Albertsons when it closed in February of this year. The closure — reputedly unrelated to the sale of stores to the Haggen chain and required due to the merger of Albertsons and Vons — surprised employees, residents, and the owner of the Allied Gardens Shopping Center. What the closure meant to the neighborhood was expressed earlier this year at forums including the Allied Gardens-Grantville Community Council town hall and District 7 city councilman Scott Sherman’s March 12 State of the Navajo Neighborhoods meeting.

While the store remains empty, the April 23 Del Cerro Action Council meeting brought news of a temporary solution. Sherman staffer Liz Saidkhanian announced the May 15 grand opening of the Kiwanis Farmers Market. The market, sponsored by the Grantville-Allied Gardens Kiwanis Club and Cloverfield Management (the center owner) will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Fridays in the center located on Waring Road between Zion and Orcutt avenues.

Cloverfield waived the fee for the market, property manager Linda Lasher said in an April 28 interview.

On April 27, I met with past Kiwanis president Joe Huston and San Carlos residents David Klaman and his wife Diem Do. The couple owns and operates Community Crops. Klaman said his involvement in farmers’ markets started in the late 1990s in Ocean Beach. He manages the farmers’ market there and also runs Gaslamp and Otay Ranch markets. The Allied Gardens market is the opportunity to “do [a market in] my neighborhood,” he said.

Huston said Sherman spoke to the Kiwanis Club and “floated the idea of a farmers’ market,” and Jay Wilson of the Del Cerro council brought up Klaman’s name.

“We’re a nonprofit organization,” said Huston. “What we raise goes back to the community. With the loss of the grocery store,” the service organization looked for ways to help. Kiwanis are handling tasks such as advertising and banners; they will have a booth at the market.

By the last weekend of April, Klaman said vendors included “vegetable guys” and an “orange person.” The market won’t offer flowers because SD Flower Shop is a center tenant, and Klaman will “not bring in anything that competes” with businesses.

In addition to produce, Do said market offerings will include prepared foods and crafts. Tables and chairs will be set up so residents can dine and visit.

Huston said organizers hope to have weekly entertainment, noting that the Kiwanis Club has relationships with local schools. Do and Klaman also have a connection to young entertainers. Their nine-year-old daughter Dani is a member of Off the Hook. Her two band mates are ages 8 and 10. Do said the market is planned as a “fun family event. The family can come, hang out, and do grocery shopping.”

As for the shuttered store, Lasher said she couldn’t comment on a prospective tenant. “We’re very actively in the process of obtaining a tenant. Hopefully it will be a market.”

Residents are hopeful and weighed in on their preferences at meetings and on the Allied Gardens San Diego Facebook page. Residents endorsed Sprouts and Trader Joe’s. While residents also favored Keil’s, they acknowledged that the store has a San Carlos location.

Klaman and Wilson are also optimistic. When a grocery store comes to the center, they hope the farmers’ market will move to another Allied Gardens location.
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Update on SDSU from Elliott Hishman, the President of SDSU

Adobe Falls – We are aware of the concerns in and around Adobe Falls. SDSU staff will be meeting with Councilmember Scott Sherman and city staff in two weeks to discuss a resolution to this matter as noted in the draft minutes of last Thursday’s DCAC meeting previously posted.
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On a much more positive note, I recently attended a reception for the President of SDSU, Elliott Hirshman. Part of his remarks included a number of recent positive accomplishments at SDSU. I asked President Hirshman if he would forward me his notes relating to these accomplishments. I thought you would be interested to read them.
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(Notes provided by Elliott Hirshman, President of SDSU)
SOME RECENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS AT SAN DIEGO STATE.

WASHINGTON MONTHLY RECENTLY RANKED US #4 FOR PROVIDING A QUALITY EDUCATION AT AN APPROPRIATE COST — JUST BEHIND UNC-CHAPEL HILL.

OUR CAMPUS HAS AN INTERNATIONAL FOCUS & RECORD 2,100 STUDENTS STUDIED ABROAD LAST YEAR——RANKING US 22ND.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP IS ANOTHER AREA OF DISTINCTION & FORBES MAGAZINE RANKS SDSU #18 – AHEAD OF USC, HARVARD AND MICHIGAN, AMONG OTHERS.

AZTECS ATHLETICS IS ALSO ENJOYING A GOLDEN ERA.

OUR TEAMS HAVE WON 22 CONFERENCE TITLES IN 2 YEARS. THE FOOTBALL TEAM PLAYED IN A 5TH CONSECUTIVE BOWL GAME & MEN’S BASKETBALL HAS GONE TO THE NCAA TOURNAMENT FOR 6 YEARS IN A ROW. THE 8TH LONGEST STREAK IN THE COUNTRY — BEHIND KANSAS, DUKE, MICHIGAN STATE, GONZAGA, WISCONSIN, LOUISVILLE & OHIO STATE— VERY IMPRESSIVE COMPANY.

OUR EXCELLENCE IS BEING NOTICED. WE RECEIVED A RECORD 83,864 APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2015. THE POOL OF APPLICANTS IS TRULY EXTRAORDINARY. AS JUST ONE EXAMPLE, WE HAVE A RECORD NUMBER OF APPLICANTS WHO HAVE OVER A 4.0 GPA.

GREAT PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES HAVE VIBRANT PROGRAMS IN RESEARCH & CREATIVE ENDEAVORS & I WOULD LIKE TO TALK A BIT ABOUT NEW INITIATIVES WE ARE PURSUING AS PART OF OUR STRATEGIC PLAN “BUILDING ON EXCELLENCE.”

OUR ARTS ALIVE SDSU INITIATIVE IS RAISING THE PROFILE OF THE ARTS ON CAMPUS AND WE HOST OVER 350 ARTS EVENTS EVERY YEAR.

LAST SEMESTER OVER 200 STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF COLLABORATED ON AN EPIC BROADWAY STYLE CONCERT VERSION OF “LES MISERABLES.”

IT STARRED BROADWAY VETERAN IVAN RUTHERFORD, WHO HAS PERFORMED AS JEAN VALJEAN OVER 2,200 TIMES ON BROADWAY.

AND JUST LAST MONTH TONY-WINNING ACTOR BD WONG STAGED A READING OF HIS NEW MUSICAL, “MR. DOCTOR.” ON CAMPUS.

OUR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCHERS ARE ALSO RECEIVING ATTENTION.

IN THE LAST YEAR ALONE, THEY IDENTIFIED BRAIN ANOMALIES IN AUTISM,
DISCOVERED A VIRUS THAT AFFECTS DIGESTION IN AT LEAST HALF THE HUMAN POPULATION, & FOUND THAT BALEEN WHALES HAVE EVOLVED TO HEAR SOUNDS THROUGH THEIR BONES — THIS BASIC DISCOVERY MAY HAVE IMPORTANT IMPLICATIONS FOR DEVELOPING ARTIFICIAL HEARING DEVICES.

PROFESSOR ROBERT QUIMBY, WHO YOU WILL HEAR IN A MINUTE, RECEIVED THE BREAKTHROUGH PRIZE IN FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICS FOR DEMONSTRATING THAT THE EXPANSION OF THE UNIVERSE IS ACCELERATING RESEARCH IS A POWERFUL WAY TO LEARN & TO TEACH & IT IS ESSENTIAL TO OUR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM.

THIS SEMESTER, OVER 500 STUDENTS PRESENTED ORIGINAL RESEARCH & CREATIVE WORK AT OUR STUDENT RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM.

TO FURTHER THESE EFFORTS, WE ARE PLANNING & FUNDRAISING FOR OUR NEW ENGINEERING & INTERDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES COMPLEX.

THIS STATE-OF-THE-ART BUILDING WILL SUPPORT OUR AREAS OF RESEARCH EXCELLENCE, PEDAGOGICAL INNOVATION, ADVANCED ENGINEERING RESEARCH, & OUR ENTREPRENEURSHIP CENTERS—–

WE WILL FUND THE BUILDING THROUGH MULTIPLE PUBLIC & PRIVATE SOURCES — ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF OUR NEW PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP MODEL.

THE CAMPAIGN FOR SDSU – OUR FIRST COMPREHENSIVE CAMPAIGN — IS ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL TO THIS MODEL.

THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS SUPPORTERS, WE HAVE RAISED OVER $575 MILLION, INCLUDING A RECORD $90 MILLION LAST YEAR.

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Draft Minutes from April 23 DCAC Meeting with Councilmember Scott Sherman

Good morning all: Thank you to everyone who attended last night’s quarterly DCAC meeting with our guest speaker, Councilmember Scott Sherman. Below is a link to the draft minutes of the meeting for your reference and referral. It has been a pleasure serving as the Chair of DCAC for the past several years. I was re-elected for a final term to serve on the Navajo Community Planners, Inc. and will be serving as the vice chair through March of next year. Mark Rawlins is returning as Chair of DCAC.

DCAC Draft Minutes April 23 2015

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Councilmember Scott Sherman to speak at DCAC meeting Tonight at 7 p.m.

Good morning all: Just a reminder. Tonight at 7 p.m. is the quarterly meeting of the Del Cerro Action Council at Temple Emanu-El. Councilmember Scott Sherman will be our guest speaker. Please plan to attend. Councilmember Sherman will give us on update on the City, and matters relating to Del Cerro and the Navajo Community,and take questions.

DCAC Minutes for January 22, 2015
DCAC Minutes January 22 2015

DCAC Agenda for April 23, 2015
DCAC Agenda April 23 2015

Thank you,

Jay Wilson
DCAC

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Spring Carnival at San Carlos Recreation Center – Saturday, April 4, 10-1

SPRING CARNIVAL- PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR ANNUAL SPRING CARNIVAL, SATURDAY, APRIL 4TH, 2015
ACTIVITIES WILL INCLUDE EGG HUNTS, AIR JUMPERS, A PETTING ZOO, LIVE MUSIC, A DJ AND A SPECIAL GUEST!!
THIS EVENT IS FREE! DONATIONS ARE WELCOME! BE SURE TO BRING A BASKET FOR THE EGG HUNT!EGG HUNT

SCHEDULE For EGG HUNT 0-2 YEARS: 10:30AM, 3-5 YEARS: 11:00AM, 6-8 YEARS: 11:30AM, 9-12 YEARS: 12:00

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