Redwood Village Garden Tour

On Sunday, April 29th, from 1-3:00 pm, The Redwood Village Community Council will be hosting a community garden tour

Area gardeners will be welcoming community visitors to view their garden spaces and answer questions.

A garden map will be sent to everyone on our mailing list a week prior to the event.

Immediately after the tour, from 3-4pm, at 5720 Michael street, we will be having a reception to celebrate the artist that painted our area utility boxes.

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The Big Read – Free Workshops for Students

Write Out Loud, in partnership with San Diego Public Library, presents THE BIG READShades of Poe.

Inspiring our community to read the works of Edgar Allan Poe, Shades of Poe provides opportunities to read and re-imagine the works of Poe into a medium of your passion.

A month-long community-wide Celebration of the works of Edgar Allan Poe, featuring readings, discussions, film screenings and presentations of original local works inspired by Poe, will be presented in April 2012 throughout San Diego.

FREE Workshops for Students age 12 – 18

Saturday – October 15, 2011
9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Center, 6845 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92115

Saturday – October 22, 2011
9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, 404 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, CA 92114

Re-imagine the works of Edgar Allan Poe into a creation of your own! Teaching Artists will guide you in the medium of your choice Film – Dance – Writing – Illustration – Music

Lunch Will Be Provided. Community Service Hours Available.

TO REGISTER: call 619-297-8953 or
The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Kathleen Krull – Award Winning Author
Evoke Dance Theatre – Dancers
Albert Park – Film Maker
Jeanne Reith – Designer
Braden McKinley – Composer in Residence WAM
Jenny Yoshida Park -Artist

Join us for an inspirational luncheon event!

Spirit of the Barrio

Join us for an inspirational luncheon event! Featuring Dr. Mary Hurley

“From Homeless to a Healer”
A woman’s inspirational journey from being a San Diego homeless teen to Orthopedic Surgeon

Friday, September 16, 2011
11:45am – 1:00pm

Logan Heights Family Health Center
1809 National Avenue, San Diego, CA 92113

Reserve your seats now

Individual Tickets: $25 Donation
Table for Ten: $200 Donation
Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law
To register online click here or email Barbara Fink at

Weekend Trolley Closures

Trolley Renewal

Weekend Trolley Closures Between Encanto/62nd St. and 47th St. Only.

Work to replace Trolley track will be on the weekends of Sept 10,17,24. Work begins at 9pm on Fridays, and will include heavy machinery, noise and bright lights. Trolley service will not operate on Saturdays and Sundays and substitute buss service will be provided.

Allow 30 extra minutes travel time.

After nearly 30 years of operation, the Metropolitan Transit System’s Trolley is undergoing a massive overhaul.

New low-floor Trolleys, track, and station platforms are all part of the project to update the system over the next several years. Construction began in Fall 2010 and is scheduled to be completed by 2015.

The renewal project is focused on improving the Blue and Orange lines. The project will improve station amenities; raise platforms; replace old rail and overhead wire; and improve switching, signaling, and crossovers.

When the renewal is complete, riders will see minutes shaved off travel time. With the realignment of the Green Line, riders will no longer need to transfer when traveling from Mission Valley to the Convention Center or PETCO Park.

Visit for more info.

Retirement and Tax Planning for Business Owners

Retirement and Tax Planning for Business Owners
Presented by Douglas D. Shoemaker, CFP 

Continuing our Small Business Sustainability & Growth Series
ACCION San Diego and Douglas D. Shoemaker
invite you to join us for this FREE seminar!

You will learn about…. 

  • Specific investment opportunities designed for business owners.
  • Three categories of investment taxation and which one you want
  • The difference between a financial product and a financial P.L.A.N.
  • Four tenets by which you should evaluate potential investments.
  • How to obtain TRUE diversification within your portfolio.
  • Strategies to take emotion out of investing.
Douglas D. Shoemaker is a Certified Financial Planner
and co-founder of Total Wealth Management, Inc.
He specializes in helping small business owners, families
and individuals achieve financial independence and empowerment

September 22, 2011
8:00 am – 10:00 am  
Registration at 7:30 am 

Chollas View Room
Joe & Vi Jacobs Center
404 Euclid Ave.
San Diego CA. 92114 

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San Diego NCNW 45th Annual Community Service Luncheon



  • Sickle Cell Association of San Diego
  • San Diego Black Nurses Association
  • Black Infants Health Program
  • Children Having Children
  • My Community Huddle
  • Voices for Children
  • The Trinity House
  • San Diego Cares


Joe and Vi Jacobs Center
404 Euclid Ave.
San Diego, CA 92114
September 24, 2011
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

For additional information or to register for the event,
Please visit our website at

Donations, Sponsorship and Advertising Available.
Contact: Gloria M. Baker (619) 770-7753,


Community Garden Celebration

Featuring Dinner & Outdoor Screening of
What’s On Your Plate?

Saturday August 13th
6pm : Dinner & Drinks
7:30pm : Movie

Radio Acres Farm, 6255 Radio Dr. 92114
$5 – $10 suggested donation

Join People’s Produce Project and 1 in 10 Coalition in celebrating out recent “WIN” at City Hall and the upcoming Mt. Hope Community Garden. Your donation will go towards the same fund that willingly paid nearly $25,000 in fees to the City of San Diego to establish the new community garden ordinance.

What’s on your plate? is a witty and provocative documentary produced and directed by award-winning Catherine Gund about kids and food politics.

Filmed over the course of one year, the film follows two eleven-year-old multi-racial city kids as they explore their place in the food chain. Sadie and Safiyah take a close look at food systems in New York City and its surrounding areas. With the camera as their companion, the girl guides talk to each other, food activists, farmers, new friends, storekeepers, their families, and the viewer, in their quest to understand what’s on all of our plates.

The girls address questions regarding the origin of the food they eat, how it’s cultivated, how many miles it travels from the harvest to their plate, how it’s prepared, who prepares it, and what is done afterwards with the packaging and leftovers. They visit the usual supermarkets, fast food chains, and school lunchrooms. But they also check into innovative sustainable food system practices by going to farms, greenmarkets, and community supported agriculture programs. They discover that these programs both help struggling farmers to survive on the one hand and provide affordable, locally-grown food to communities on the consumer end, especially to lower-income urban families. In What’s on your plate?, the two friends formulate sophisticated and compassionate opinions on the state of their society, and by doing so inspire hope and active engagement in others.

Family Friendly Event!!! Come out and support the People’s Produce Project’s efforts to increase the healthy food options in Southeastern San Diego. Please RSVP: 619-262-2022 or projectnewvilla​


Back to School Conference, Rally for Education and Festival to Distribute FREE Backpacks and School Supplies

San Diego County’s largest back- to-school conference

PAZZAZ and New ERAA is hosting its 15th Annual New ERAA (Everybody Recommitting to Academic Achievement) Back to School Conference, Rally for Education and Festival at Lincoln High School on Saturday, August 20th from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free event is open to the public to educate parents, prepare students for school and college and provide needy families with FREE backpacks donated by Office Depot Foundation, including school supplies donated by the Cox Kids Foundation and the Taste of Diamond will be sponsored by Bridgepoint Education.

This all-day event will include a Conference, Rally for Education and a Festival for parents and students kindergarten through 12th grade. The conference will begin with a keynote address from Walter & Maisha Kudumu Scholarship awardee Abigail Rosa-Garcia. Conference attendees will participate in educational workshops addressing issues concerning college admission, school preparation, and healthy eating among others, followed by a Rally for Education including a festival with live entertainment, FREE food, career counseling, health screenings and more. Conference registration begins at 7:00 a.m. followed by the festival at 1:00 p.m. Admission is FREE. To pre-register, please call PAZZAZ at (619) 264-6870 or visit

YOUTH SUMMIT 1.0 “Life is a Competition”

 Reach One Teach One proudly presents the…
YOUTH SUMMIT 1.0 “Life is a Competition”
Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 8:00am

Are you between the age of 14 and 18?
Great! This event is for you!

Only the first 100 to register will be admitted
so sign up today!

With a wide variety of activities, breakouts and prizes you will be on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. Come with an open mind, a positive attitude, ready to learn, network and ready to compete at life…

Breakout topics include:

  • Play to win
  • It is what it is
  • Keeping your eyes on the prize
  • Are you statistic of a factor?
  • Pull up your pants and tie your shoes
  • Beating the odds

Don’t miss this event, you won’t be disappointed!

How to Register:
Complete the registration form in just 2 minutes.

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For questions and additional info please contact:
C.J Smith (714) 726-2012
Rama Harvey (619) 328-8337

Event Location:
Educational Cultural Complex (ECC)
4343 Ocean View Blvd.
San Diego, Ca. 92113

“Rango” this Friday at the Market Creek Summer Series

Summer Series – Weekends at Market Creek

The Summer Series is happening weekends at Market Creek featuring family-friendly movies and gospel performances you don’t want to miss!

This Friday nights’ feature film is Rango, a chameleon living as an ordinary family pet that dreams of being a fearless hero and is challenged to become just that when he inadvertently becomes the sheriff of a lawless desert town called Dirt.

Smart Money Summit 2011 : Your Ticket to Financial Empowerment

Saturday, July 16, 2011
9:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Joe and Vi Jacobs Center
404 Euclid Ave
San Diego, CA 92114

Some of the fantastic workshops offered are:
Community Resources Summit

• Benefit Eligibility Screenings (food stamp, CalWorks, Medi-Cal)
• Income Tax Assistance
• Bankruptcy and Debt Legal Aide
Financial Literacy & Education Summit
• Credit Debit counseling from certified counselors
Small Business Summit
• Small Business Loan workshops
• Microloan information
Homeownership Summit
• First time homebuyer assistance programs
• Home Retention/ Loss Mitigation services
• “Keep Your Home California” presentation
• Real Estate 101 workshop
Youth Financial Summit
• College preparation, employment assistance & financial literacy
• Credit card debt training for young adults

This is a great opportunity access valuable free services and information. For more information, please go to To RSVP call (619)578-7538 or email

Fish Fry Fundraiser

Join us at our fish fry fundraiserFish Fry!
Saturday, July 16, 2011
11 a.m.-4 p.m.

at Pazzaz Inc.,
1913 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, CA 92105

Menu: Catfish or Whiting Fillet · Potato Salad · Green Beans · Bread
Dessert · Drink · Hotlinks · Fish Sandwiches
Dine in or take-out!

All the delicious fish is donated and prepared on site by the Fish Market restaurant- the premier destination for fresh, top quality seafood! All proceeds benefit Pazzaz after-school educational and enrichment programs for at-risk youth.

San Diego Show All Stars : Competitive Cheer Try-outs

AGES 5 TO 19
AGES 8—19
JULY 16 & 17, 2PM

Not ready to commit to competing but want to build some skills? Join one of our classes below. Check website in “Handouts” for days and times of classes.

TUMBLING LEVEL 1: Basic tumbling skills and exercises through the learning of a back walk over. Great for beginning tumblers and those who need to improve on their strength and tumbling technique to learn a back handspring.

TUMBLING LEVEL 2: Back handsprings and multiple back handsprings to rebound are the focus of this class. Then strength exercises to get you ready for Level 3 tumbling. Must pass Tumbling Level 1 to enter this class.

TUMBLING LEVEL 3: Intermediate tumbling class that focuses on running tumbling into tucks and multiple back handsprings. Strength and flexibility will be heavily done to get in shape for these skills. Must pass Tumbling Level 2 to enter this class.

Pay in advance and save.
Sign up for 12 sessions and pay just $50! A savings of over $4 per session.
Sign up for 8 sessions and pay just $40! A savings of $3 per session.
Sign up for 4 sessions and pay just $25! A savings of $2.75 per session.

San Diego Show All Stars
5275 Market Street
(located in Bryco building diagonally across from Malcolm X Library)
For more information please call (619)333-8312 or visit our website @