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4 San Diego Uptown News | September 16–29, 2011 FROM PAGE 3


BRIEFS


There were no reported out- ages and no evacuations.


SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTER APPOINTS NEW DIRECTOR The Senior Community Center


announced the promotion of Hill- crest resident Sheona Richardson to Director, Annual Giving and Ex- ternal Relations. Richardson has been on the development team of Senior Community Centers since July 2006, dedicating her career to helping culturally diverse, low- income seniors in San Diego. In her new role, Richardson


will provide organizational and strategic leadership in identifying, cultivating, soliciting and steward- ing donors. She will also plan and


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oversee the successful execution of their annual campaigns as well as the agency’s marketing and public relations efforts. “Sheona’s passion and com-


mitment to improving the lives of San Diego’s at-risk seniors has played an integral role to the suc- cess of our organization,” says Paul Downey, CEO and president, Senior Community Centers. “We are very lucky to have her on our team and look forward to seeing her flourish in her new position.”


PET ADOPTION FEES REDUCED THROUGH OCTOBER The San Diego Humane Soci-


ety, the Chula Vista Animal Care Facility, County of San Diego De- partment of Animal Services and the Escondido Humane Society have reduced animal adoption fees to $25 this fall.


The reduced adoption fee will


be offered from Sept. 6th through Oct. 31st and includes microchip- ping, spay or neuter, vaccinations and veterinary exam. During this time, adoption fees on a second animal will also be waived, but each animal organization has dif- ferent individual policies; check with the location for more details. The San Diego Humane So-


ciety is located at 5500 Gaines Street and the County of San Di- ego Department of Animal Ser- vices is located at 5480 Gaines Road. There are also locations in Escondido, Chula Vista, Oceans- ide, Bonita and Carlsbad.


FOOD AND WINE CELEBRATION AT THE SAN DIEGO ZOO The 31st San Diego Zoo Food


and Wine Celebration will be Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. The event will feature food and


Fabrics & notions that speak to the heart


Vietnamese silks, Indian Ikats, Irish & Italian linens, Rayon batiks


A bit of Amy Butler & Kaffe Fassett


Day of the Dead & Frida Kahlo cottons Hand-dyed silk ribbons & cording Japanese Chirimen trims & Private label patterns Unusual & vintage buttons Vintage kimono & haori Handmade one-of-a-kind scarves


2802 Juan St., #15 Old Town San Diego, CA 92110 (619) 295-2802 – Open Tue. to Sat. 10:30 am to 5:00 pm www.thespiritofcloth.commail@thespiritofcloth.com


dessert samples from more than 150 restaurants, along with beer, wine and spirit vendors and com- plimentary water and soft drinks. There will be a silent auction clos- ing at 10 p.m., a critter casino area with black jack, roulette and craps tables.


Guests can view the Flamingo


and Reptile Plazas from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and 8 to 9:30 p.m. and ride the Skyfari for $4. General admis- sion tickets are $90, early admis- sion tickets are $150 and VIP tick- ets are $300. The event will be limited to


the front of the park, is 21 and up and requires cocktail casual at- tire. All proceeds from the event will go towards the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research. For more information, visit


www.sandiegozoo.org.


WALK ALONG THE STREETCAR LINE WITH MISSION HILLS HERITAGE Mission Hills Heritage is get-


ting ready to put on their annual fall walking tour on Sept. 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. This year’s event, called “A Walk Along the Street- car Line,” will do just that. The docent-led tour will fol-


low the historic streetcar lines throughout Mission Hills visiting the historic homes and neighbor- hoods along the way. A Vintage streetcar will also be on display along the tour route. The tours last approximately


90 minutes and groups will leave every 15 minutes. There will also be refreshments served at the end of the tour. Tickets can be purchased the


day of the event starting at noon at the corner of West Lewis Street and Palmetto Way. Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non- members. For more information, visit www.missionhillsheritage.org.


ADAMS AVENUE STREET FAIR Southern California’s larg-


est free music festival is back for its 30th year. On Adams Avenue between 33rd and 35th Streets in Normal Heights, the Adams Avenue Street Fair will host over 60 musical acts on six stages throughout the day, along with beer gardens, a micro brew tast- ing zone, carnival rides and over 200 vendors. The Fair will be Sept. 24


from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For a complete list of musicians, a map of the Fair and general in- formation, visit www.adamsav- enuebusiness.com or call (619) 282-7329.


Coronado Art Walk Saturday & Sunday


September 17 & 18 10am - 5pm at the Coronado Ferry Landing


Over 100 Participating Artists Art Activities • Live Music


OPEN Sat & Sun 1-4 Walk to Everything


Fabulous Irving Gill on a private


elevated site with numerous French doors bringing the outdoors in. Significant tax savings!


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1131 Wall Street La Jolla, CA 92037


MISSION HILLS MEETING DIS- CUSSES STOLEN PLAQUES A special meeting was held


Sept. 14 to discuss the plaques stolen from Mission Hills homes and buildings. Since it was first reported in late July, 24 historical, community and individual desig- nation plaques have been stolen. Councilmembers Kevin Faul-


coner and Todd Gloria were pres- ent at the meeting to introduce the San Diego police officers han- dling the investigation. San Diego Police Captain


Walt Vasquez explained that one suspect was in custody and admitted to the thefts, leading to the identification of a second suspect, who police are current- ly trying to locate. They believe there is a third suspect, but re- main intentionally vague on the details.


Acting Detective Mark


Brenner explained if too much information is released early, the investigation might be compro- mised.


What they’ve learned from


the suspect in custody is that the plaques were stolen to be melted down and sold for the metal. At approximately $2 per pound, the plaques were worth just over $20 each. The penalties for these


thefts range from misdemean- or petty theft to grand theft charges depending on the total value of the stolen items. The recycling center used to melt these plaques down is in an undisclosed city, not in San Di- ego. Vasquez said their police department is handling that part of the investigation. The investigation is ongoing


and updates will be released as they become available.u


BANKERS HILL


For more information: 619.435.7242 www.coronadoartwalk.orgwww.coronadohistory.org


Sponsored by: The Coronado Historical Association and the Unified Port of San Diego with underwriting from Mary & Russ Johnson and donations from many others.


FREE Admission!


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