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8 San Diego Uptown News | September 16–29, 2011


LETTERS/EVENTS


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PUBLISHER David Mannis


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dmannis@sduptownnews.com EDITOR


Ashley Mackin


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ASSISTANT EDITOR Anthony King


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REPORTERS & COLUMNISTS Charlene Baldridge Joel Berlin


Jeff Britton Elena Buckley


Patricia Morris Buckley Dani Dodge


Michael Good Erin Goss “Dr. Ink”


Beatrice Kemp Brook Larios


Jocelyn Maggard Scott Marks


Matthew Miller David Nelson


Cynthia Robertson Frank Sabatini, Jr. Dave Schwab


John Philip Wyllie


PHOTOGRAPHERS Paul Body


Jarett Boskovich Letters to the Editor


Experiencing 9/11 in South Africa


Before leaving the U.S., it was the start of the 9-11 remem- brances. Emotional images of falling buildings and flying planes were covering the televi-


sion. Today, on the 10th anni- versary, I woke up to the South African take.


The headline on today’s paper


said, “9-11, The Beginning of the Decline of the United States.” There was a smiling image of George Bush, and a scowling one of Dick Cheney. 9-11, it said, marked the slide of the U.S. into a war-fueled budgetary night-


Letter from the Editor


Dear Readers, I’m constantly enthralled by the vibrancy and unique nature of San Diego and its uptown neigh- borhoods. What strikes me most is the passion of its community members.


My personal passion is com- munity journalism. San Diego Uptown News is a newspaper that provides as an opportunity to have your voice be heard, and serves as a resource of informa- tion you can’t find anywhere


else. As editor I prom- ise San Diego Uptown News will continue to bring you timely local news, issues and concerns about our wonderful, eclectic community. My door, phone and email are always available to you. I welcome story ideas and letters to the editor. I want you to continue turning to our pages for what is happening. This is


your community and your newspaper. The writers at San Diego Uptown News work hard to offer reliable, ac- curate and pertinent information for Old Town, Mission Hills,


Hillcrest, Bankers Hill, Univer- sity Heights, North Park, South Park, Golden Hill, Normal Heights, Kensington and Tal- madge. We promise to always


CalendarofEvents SEPT. 16 Rooftop yoga: 9 a.m. every


Friday, led by Yoga One at Porto Vista Hotel & Suites, 1835 Columbia St., 544-0164, free for hotel guests, $15 general public. “Spanish Art: From the Golden Age of Sacred Paint- ing to Modernity” presenta- tion: 10 a.m., talk given by Roxa- na Velasquez, executive director of The San Diego Museum of Art as the first in the docent council Friday morning lecture series, James S. Copley Auditorium, San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado, 696-1953, $12 for mem- bers, $15 for non-members and $8 for students. Preschool storytime: 10:30


to 11 a.m., Mission Hills Library, 925 W. Washington St., 692-4910, tinyurl.com/missionhills, free. NPMS Promotions Com- mittee meeting: 11 a.m. to noon, Heaven Sent Desserts, 3001 University Ave., 294-2501, free.


Mission Hills Farmer’s


Market: 3 to 7 p.m. every Fri- day, 4050 Falcon St., free. Friday teen night: 6 to 9


p.m., movies, games, activities, food and more sponsored by the California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention Program at the Mid-City Gymna- sium, 4302 Landis St., 516-3082 or 641-6125, free. Makepeace Brothers and


Avasa and Matty Love: 6 p.m., WorldBeat Cultural Center, 2100 Park Blvd., brownpapertickets. com, worldbeatcenter.org, $15 in advance, $20 at the door, chil- dren 12 and under free. Blame Sally: 7:30 p.m., AMSD Concerts, 4650 Mansfield St., 303-8176, amsdconcerts.com, blamesally.com, $20. DanceJam Barefoot


Boogie: 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. every Friday, Eveoke Dance Theatre, 2811 University Ave., 238-1153, movingarts.net, $5 before 9:30 p.m., $7 after 9:30 p.m. and $10 for class jam and boogie. Cinema Under the Stars


presents “The Graduate”: 8 p.m., Cinema Under the Stars,


4040 Goldfinch St., 295-4221, topspresents.com, $14 Thurs- day and Sunday, $15 Friday and Saturday.


SEPT. 17 California Coastal Cleanup


Day: Volunteer at various cleanup sites throughout the day. Visit cleanupday.org/cleanup- Sites.htm for a list of sites that need volunteers, free Golden Hill Farmer’s


Market: 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday, B St. between 27th and 28th Streets, free. Passport Day: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., an informational event on


see Calendar, page 9 Business Improvement Association


report the content within our pages in a truthful, factual, and in an objective manner. Thank you for reading our newspaper and for being a part of our thriving community. Shop local and support the local busi- nesses. I look forward to working with you.


—Ashley Mackin, Editor San Diego Uptown News editor@sduptownnews.com (619) 519–7775 x 103


mare, the slide of the U.S. down the slippery slope of torture and abuse, and the resultant loss of admiration and respect from the rest of the world.


Just a moment ago, I stopped


at the old stone St. George church. The preacher was ask- ing for forgiveness of the Ameri- can people. America’s initial reaction was understandable, he


said, but it was time for them to move on. It was time to stop the illegal war in Iraq. It was time to stop spending billions on war and start spending something on addressing the problems that culminated in 9-11. The people prayed for us. It was humbling.


—Tim Gahagan Hillcrest resident


DIRECTOR OF SALES MARKETING


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SENIOR ADVERTISING CONSULTANT Sean Eshelman


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SALES CONSULTANT Jarett Boskovich


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ART DIRECTOR Louis Guzman


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PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Rebecah Corbin


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