Monthly Archives: June 2014

Donations for Book Sale & Concerts in the Park


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The Friends of the Library have book sales each month out of our UH Branch. The proceeds usually benefit all branches, but the August 16th (8 am – 3 pm) UH Branch Library book sale benefits the UH Branch only. So, here’s the opportunity to raise money for our library! Let’s give up the good books.. even the ones too good to give away that you know you won’t read again. Your DVDs and CDs would be sellers, too.

Make this a bang up fundraiser for our library. There will be two drop off points: the southwest corner of Madison Avenue and New York Street and 4488 Arch Street. Please drop off your books, DVDs and CDs no later than Monday, August 4. If you are unable to do so, there will be a pick up book service that day, which you can schedule by contacting Nan McGraw at nmcsan@aol.com or (619) 260-0668.

Where is University Heights?
In 1983, boundaries for University Heights were established with the blessing of the Normal Heights Community Association, our two City Council members, and our two planning groups working with the University Heights Community Association (UHCA). Today, UH is split between two planning groups, Uptown Planners and the North Park Planning Committee (NPPC), which makes it more difficult for UH residents to assert control over what is happening in our own community. The UH Community Development Corporation (UHCDC), the NPPC, and residents to the east of Texas Street are working to change our boundaries and stop the effort voted on by UH residents to strengthen our voice by being within a single planning group, Uptown Planners. UHCA has provided important archival data so that everyone can learn about the long history behind this issue. Access the extensive documentation here.

Public Outcry Saves American Flags Along Park Blvd


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For the first time in 60 years, the Hillcrest Lions Club almost had to stop putting up flags in Hillcrest due to ONE person, a member of the North Park Maintenance Assessment District (MAD), filing a complaint with the City of San Diego Code Compliance department about flags being placed on Park Blvd. Thanks to outraged citizens making calls to City of San Diego officials, the Code Compliance department has advised the Lions Club they may continue to put up flags on flag holidays while completing the paperwork to obtain permits.

Thank you to Todd Gloria’s office for offering to cover the permit fees and to Michael Turko of KUSI’s Turko Files, the San Diego Union Tribune (UT), Uptown News, and other news organizations for the great coverage over the Memorial Weekend. See below.

UT: City nearly nixes flag tradition

UT Reader Response: Flag permits irk readers

KUSI News: Turko investigates problem with patriotic permits

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Where is University Heights?
In 1983, boundaries for University Heights were established with the blessing of the Normal Heights Community Association, our two City Council members, and our two planning groups working with the University Heights Community Association (UHCA). Today, UH is split between two planning groups, Uptown Planners and the North Park Planning Committee (NPPC), which makes it more difficult for UH residents to assert control over what is happening in our own community. The UH Community Development Corporation (UHCDC), the NPPC, and residents to the east of Texas Street are working to change our boundaries and stop the effort voted on by UH residents to strengthen our voice by being within a single planning group, Uptown Planners. UHCA has provided important archival data so that everyone can learn about the long history behind this issue. Access the extensive documentation here.

Have Fun With Local Nursery Founder Bill Tall at June UHCA Meeting


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UHCA has held monthly meetings for 31 years. One guest speaker has the singular distinction of getting a standing ovation. Don’t miss our June 5th meeting or you will miss the fun and humorous Bill Tall, founder of City Farmer’s Nursery, who will talk about gardening and being water wise. City Farmer’s Nursery is family owned, offers free classes and advice, organic seeds, plants, dirt, etc., and is a fun experience for the whole family. All kinds of critters live at the nursery, and it is co-located with Nate’s Garden Grill, where you can get fresh food with local ingredients, a friendly atmosphere, and an expansive selection of 21 craft brews and 8 local wines, all at a good value.

PUBLIC OUTCRY SAVES AMERICAN FLAGS ALONG PARK BLVD
For the first time in 60 years, the Hillcrest Lions Club almost had to stop putting up flags in Hillcrest due to ONE person, a member of the North Park Maintenance Assessment District (MAD), filing a complaint with the City of San Diego Code Compliance department about flags being placed on Park Blvd. Thanks to outraged citizens making calls to City of San Diego officials, the Code Compliance department has advised the Lions Club they may continue to put up flags on flag holidays while completing the paperwork to obtain permits.

Thank you to Todd Gloria’s office for offering to cover the permit fees and to Michael Turko of KUSI’s Turko Files, the San Diego Union Tribune (UT), Uptown News, and other news organizations for the great coverage over the Memorial Weekend. See below.

UT: City nearly nixes flag tradition

UT Reader Response: Flag permits irk readers

KUSI News: Turko investigates problem with patriotic permits

KUSI.com – KUSI News – San Diego CA – News, Weather, PPR