Monthly Archives: November 2012

Give to The Giving Tree at December UHCA Meeting

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UHCA Holiday Meeting
December 6 @ 6:30 pm
Swedenborg Hall @ 1531 Tyler Ave.

It’s our annual dessert potluck.  So prep the oven, get out the rolling pin, and bring your favorite dessert or dish to share.

This year we will be recognizing those hard-working people who take care of our neighborhood. Come show your appreciation as they attend our meeting to accept a small token of gratitude from University Heights for their year-round dedication.

The meeting will also feature our annual Giving Tree for students of Birney Elementary.  You can participate by purchasing gift cards from one of the following merchants and bringing then to the December UHCA Meeting.
Von’s
Ralph’s
Albertson’s
Target
99cent Store
Marshall’s
WalMart

Finally, we will be raffling off several great prizes. Each person/family bringing a food item or Giving Tree gift will receive a ticket. Additional tickets can be purchased for just $1.  All proceeds will go to Birney School.

The Circus Stays in Town

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By Melissa Gtz. De Pineres

Although many University Heights residents are not aware of its existence, The Sophia Isadora Academy of Circus Arts, located at 4241 Park Blvd., is one of a growing number of sophisticated enterprises that contribute to our community’s increasingly hip vibe.

Founded in 2005 by Cheryl Lindley and Rogelio Lopez to honor the memory of their daughter, Sophia Isadora Lindley-Kessler, who died in an automobile accident on her way home from teaching at a Fern Street Circus summer camp, the Academy gives kids and adults an opportunity to learn acrobatics, contortionism and other physical skills. Read the entire story.

Fire Officials Ask Residents To Keep Watch On Canyons
Our canyons provide open space, recreation opportunities and lush vegetation, but this fall they are especially prone to fire danger because of last summer’s record heat. Fire safety officials are asking University Heights residents to immediately report any signs of smoke or fire to 911 and to report any questionable activity in canyons to the SDPD: 619-531-2000. Other tips about canyon fire safety and brush management are available on The San Diego Fire Rescue Department website.

Play Details The Extraordinary Events Experienced By Teen On Ordinary Day

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Inspired by Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, Diversionary Theater’s When Last We Flew is a moving and often humorous look at life in small town America from a contemporary teenage perspective. After stealing his local library’s only (and unread) copy of Angels in America, misfit teenager, Paul, locks himself in the bathroom and begins reading the landmark play. He soon finds that his life and the lives of those around him in his small Kansas suburb are about to take flight. And over the course of a seemingly ordinary day, extraordinary things start to happen. Playing through December 9.

When We Last Flew
A new play by Harrison David Rivers
Directed by Colette Robert
Diversionary Theater
4545 Park Blvd #101
www.diversionary.org
(619) 220-0097

Fire Officials Ask Residents To Keep Watch On Canyons
Our canyons provide open space, recreation opportunities and lush vegetation, but this fall they are especially prone to fire danger because of last summer’s record heat. Fire safety officials are asking University Heights residents to immediately report any signs of smoke or fire to 911 and to report any questionable activity in canyons to the SDPD: 619-531-2000. Other tips about canyon fire safety and brush management are available on The San Diego Fire Rescue Department website.

Website Offers Innovative Ways To Support Birney Programs

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By Laura Dadmun
President, Friends of Alice Birney Elementary

We have a new, quick-and-easy way to support Birney. Just visit our website, www.friendsofalicebirney.org, click on the Birney Monthly Donations on the right side of the screen, and follow the prompts. A donation of just $15 a month supports a part-time librarian and one child’s instruction in Spanish, art, music, and dance for a whole year. Also, coming soon, we will have an Amazon Store Front for Birney. That means, whenever you buy something on Amazon.com, and you use Birney’s storefront, Birney gets a commission. Read entire article.

Fire Officials Ask Residents To Keep Watch On Canyons
Our canyons provide open space, recreation opportunities and lush vegetation, but this fall they are especially prone to fire danger because of last summer’s record heat. Fire safety officials are asking University Heights residents to immediately report any signs of smoke or fire to 911 and to report any questionable activity in canyons to the SDPD: 619-531-2000. Other tips about canyon fire safety and brush management are available on The San Diego Fire Rescue Department website.