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Uptown Planners’ New Board Member Grateful for Leadership Role

| April 3, 2012 | 0 Comments
Uptown Planners’ New Board Member Grateful for Leadership Role

This past month, the Uptown Planners held its annual election of board members. One of the individuals elected is Mission Hills’ resident, Joe Naskar, who was also recently elected to the Mission Hills Town Council and is serving as secretary. Naskar and I spoke briefly about his newest roles in the community and what it […]

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Bank VP Receives Citizen of the Year Award

| April 3, 2012 | 0 Comments
Bank VP Receives Citizen of the Year Award

California Bank & Trust (CB&T) announced that Odie Goward was nominated and selected as the El Cajon Citizen of the Year for 2011. A luncheon was recently held to commemorate her outstanding work in the local community. Goward is a commercial banker with California Bank & Trust, a long-time resident and former business owner in […]

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School for Homeless Children Is Expanding

| March 1, 2012 | 0 Comments
School for Homeless Children Is Expanding

A  celebration took place this past month  to showcase the new Monarch School campus at 1625 Newton Avenue, just south of Petco Park. The current site will be undergoing a massive remodel to become a state-of-the-art school serving homeless youth. The community has supported a long campaign to find the best site for the school […]

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There’s a New Kid on the Block

| December 8, 2011 | 0 Comments
There’s a New Kid on the Block

By Patty Ducey-Brooks In case you haven’t noticed, Toma Sol Café is open for business at 301 W. Washington Street in Mission Hills. I met the proprietor, Seekey Cacciatore, who’s not new to the neighborhood. Cacciatore, grew up in neighboring Hillcrest and currently lives in Point Loma with her husband. Cacciatore, I learned, did some […]

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Jimmy Johnson Foundation and Lowe’s Program Contributes to School District

| December 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

Clairemont High, Pt. Loma High and SciTech at San Diego High are recipients of nearly $100,000 in total grants from the Jimmy Johnson Foundation/Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Champions Grants programs. Clairemont received $30,680.41 to replace half-century old woodshop equipment. Pt. Loma’s $25,342 will purchase a fuel-injected engine trainer and other equipment for their automotive technology […]

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Union Bank Sponsors Mobile Medical Unit

| November 22, 2011 | 0 Comments
Union Bank Sponsors Mobile Medical Unit

Union Bank, N.A., has partnered with Scripps to sponsor its Mobile Medical unit, a 40-foot motor coach equipped with two examination rooms, a nurse’s station, state-of-the-art telecommunications and interior/exterior television screens providing patient education. The Mobile Medical Unit travels to events around San Diego, as well as neighborhoods that are underserved by health care resources, […]

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