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2 San Diego Uptown News | July 22–August 4, 2011 UptownBriefs


MISSION HILLS’ FRENCH MARCHÉ The Mission Hills Business


Improvement District will be hold- ing the Mission Hills Marché, a French-inspired street festival, on July 23, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Marché, which means


‘walk’ in French, will include businesses along Goldfinch and Washington Streets as well as Fort Stockton Drive. There will be handcrafted art, paintings, unique gifts, jewelry, fashion accessories, glass art, silks, cards, home décor and more on display by Mission Hills artists, as well as food, drinks, special promotions and coupons of- fered by businesses along the Marché. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. there


will be live French music per- formed by accordionist Lou Fa- nucchi, and performances by Bviolin and the Gypsy Knights Ensemble from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Meshuggah Shack parking lot at 4048 Goldfinch St. For more information, visit missionhillssandiego.org.


TWO SAN DIEGO RESIDENTS NEWLY INDUCTED INTO THE ASLA COUNCIL OF FELLOWS The American Society of


Landscape Architects (ASLA) recently inducted 40 new mem- bers to its 2011 Council of Fel- lows. Two of these new mem- bers come from San Diego, one from the Uptown area. Kelly Broughton, who lives in


Encinitas, was inducted into the Leadership/Management cat- egory, and Laura Burnett, who lives in Little Italy, was inducted into the Works category. Broughton has served as San


Diego’s principal landscape ar- chitect since 1989, playing a key role in San Diego’s small-busi- ness development, affordable housing, government efficiency and sustainability. Burnett, who just opened


her own practice called Burnett Land and Water, does commu- nity service work with The Cul- tural Landscape Foundation and serves as a board member for the ACE Mentor Program. She is a LEED accredited profes- sional and has been involved in the LEED process for a variety of projects. “Laura cares profoundly about the ways landscapes are


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made and how they engage the public,” said David Reed, ASLA San Diego Chapter President in a release. “A gifted designer and skilled project manager, she brings to her work a strong commitment to the principles of sustainability and the cul- tural, functional, and aesthetic interface of human activity and natural systems.” All of the inductees will be


publically recognized at the 2011 ALSA Annual Meeting and EXPO from Oct. 30 through Nov. 2 at the San Diego Convention Center.


ADOPT A NEW PET AT THE THIRD ANNUAL DOGGIE STREET FESTIVAL The third annual Doggie


Street Festival, July 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Liberty Station, 2600 Cushing Rd., is Southern California’s largest dog-adoption festival. Over the last two years, the


festival has found more than 250 shelter dogs homes, and with the goal of increasing awareness about pet adoption, this year is expected to be no different. The Doggie Street Festival


will also provide information about pet care, training, health and general well-being. There will be a photo booth, a kid’s area, food and treats for your dog. There will be pet adoptions available from rescue groups from all over San Diego County. For more information, visit doggiestreetfestival.org.


NPMS WELCOMES A NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR North Park Main Street


(NPMS) is saying goodbye to Ex- ecutive director Liz Studebaker whose last day will be today July


22, and welcoming its executive director, Angela Landsberg. The July mixer, held on July


21 at Queen Bee’s Center for Arts & Culture, 3925 Ohio St., was dedicated to wishing Liz goodbye and good luck and welcoming Angela as the new director with drinks, appetizers and a cake from Heaven Sent Desserts.


UPTOWN ROAD REPAIRS UNDERWAY


Councilmember Todd Glo-


ria announced earlier this week that 12 streets in Council Dis- trict 3 would have repair work begun by today—starting with filling the surface cracks on Boundary Street on July 21. Ad- ditional street repairs and repav- ing around the city were already taken care of on July 18. “Contrary to how some


may feel, infrastructure work like street repairs is exciting to me,” Gloria said in a state- ment. “It shows our commit- ment to core services and lit- erally protects the foundation of our City.” In addition to this proposed


work on streets such as Kan- sas, 31st, Upas and 30th, a list of street segments has already been approved by the City Council to receive repair work in the up- coming months, including parts of El Cajon Boulevard, Madison Avenue and Felton Street. Councilmember Gloria re-


leases statement about Plaza de Panama. On July 19, City Council de-


cided to move forward with a Memorandum of Understand- ing (MOU) with the Plaza de


see Briefs, page 11 FROM PAGE 1 CRIME


enforcement and fire departments constantly respond to a nuisance property, they are unavailable else- where in our community.” Only a handful of properties


in San Diego County have been mandated to participate in the pro- gram in the last year. Most owners and managers enter the program voluntarily and attend specialized workshops where they receive tools to help them identify and avoid problems before they oc- cur on their properties, as well as strategies to deal more effectively with the crime and nuisance is- sues that arise. No nuisance properties have


been identified in the Uptown area because the City of San Diego has not mandated any apartment com- plexes to participate in the program. Apartment managers who at-


tended the conference learned how to pre-screen residents and use crime-free lease addendums to hold residents, family mem- bers and their guests responsible for their actions on the property. Management can refer to such ad- dendums if they need to take legal action against residents who vio- late criminal or civil laws. Police officers and crime pre-


vention specialists were also on hand to inspect properties with the managers to help them iden- tify and address safety conditions, including damaged windows, bro- ken locks, inadequate lighting and overgrown trees and shrubs that deter visibility around complexes. The City of El Cajon, which has more than 900 apartment buildings,


see Crime, page 22


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