Help us keep Washington St. between Park Blvd and Hillcrest and the Hwy 163 entrance at Lincoln and Washington tidy and looking good! The University Heights Community Assn. holds this annual clean up on the day of the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon so we can work freely on the entrance to 163 where the Northbound lane is closed to traffic. Give us an hour, dress appropriately and check in on Pascoe St. at Lincoln (behind the bougainvillea). We have water, snacks, trash pickers, some gloves and tools. If you have a rake or shovel, please bring it. We also raffle off gift cards to local eateries at the end of the clean up. It sounds like work, but it’s really fun and rewarding. COME JOIN US! Sunday, June 1 from 9 am to noon. Contact MaryBeth Chruden with questions.
Our Only Standing Ovation in 31 Years: BILL TALL
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, too. The nursery 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.
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.