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6 San Diego Uptown News | Nov. 25–Dec. 8, 2011


LETTER/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 Jarett Boskovich Jeff Britton


Barbara Forsyth “Dr. Ink”


Margie Palmer Joseph Peña


Frank Sabatini Jr.


PHOTOGRAPHERS Jarett Boskovich


DIRECTOR OF SALES MARKETING


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SENIOR ADVERTISING CONSULTANT Sean Eshelman


Letter to the Editor


A multipronged approach to rejuvenation of prosperity


First, expand present indus- tries including urban gardens, aquaculture in El Centro, grow marijuana, zero waste/recycling, maintain military contracts, cargo port capacity drone manufactur- ing, tourism from the pacifi c rim, western Canada and Europe


with port authority and national airlines, increase marketing of cruising and “conventioning”. Amtrak discounts on weekends to San Diego, increase bus service from Arizona, California and Ne- vada for tourists... expand cargo port capacity. Expand technology companies by fast track all regula- tion and zoning roadblocks, ditto for expansion of small business- es. Encourage companies private and public to form medical clinics


for their own present and past employees. Self insurance liability plans. Local insurance plans. Secondly, property tax credits to stimulate city property values for city employees, teachers and present and past military person- nel and families. Water and en- ergy property projects in the city. Thirdly, stop outsourcing of capital and jobs from the city/ state. Legalize marijuana ASAP. Decrease the cost of healthcare


CalendarofEvents


NOV. 25 Preschool storytime: 10:30 to 11 a.m., Mission Hills Library, 925 W. Washington St., 692-4910, tinyurl.com/missionhills, free. Mission Hills Farmer’s Mar-


ket: 3 to 7 p.m. every Friday, 4050 Falcon St., free. DanceJam Barefoot Boogie: 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. every Friday, Eveoke Dance Theatre, 2811 Uni- versity Ave., 238-1153, movingarts. net, $5 before 9:30 p.m., $7 after 9:30 p.m. and $10 for class jam and boogie.


Mexican Modern Painting: 10 a.m. San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado, for more informa- tion, call 232 – 7931, free - $12 National Comedy Theater: 7:30 and 9:45 p.m., improv show appropriate for all ages, 3717 India Street, for more information, visit nationalcomedy.com.


Irish Christmas is America: 7:30 p.m., AMSD concerts, 4650 Mansfi eld St., for more information visit www.amsdconcerts.com. Toussaint, Lutan Fyah,


Joseph Israel: 8:30 p.m., roots reggae at the WorldBeat Cultural Center, 2100 Park Blvd., $10 - $12 Fantasy on Ice: ice-skating outdoors adjacent to Horton Pla- za. Two sessions Friday-Sunday:


10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m., and 8-10 p.m. Open until 5 p.m. Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Rink closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Admission includes skate rental, 225 Broadway Circle, $12 - $14.


NOV. 26 Golden Hill Farmer’s Mar-


ket: 8 a.m. to noon every Satur- day, B St. between 27th and 28th Streets, free. Old Town Farmer’s Market: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday, Harney Street, free. North Park Independent Bazaar: 1 to 6 p.m. Queen Bee’s Arts and Cultural Center, 3925 Ohio St., free.


Local Habit Cali-Creole


Bruch: 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., every Saturday and Sunday, Local Habit, 3827 Fifth Ave., for more informa- tion, visit www.mylocalhabit.com. National Comedy Theater: 7:30 and 9:45 p.m., improv show appropriate for all ages, 3717 In- dia Street, for more information, visit nationalcomedy.com. Winter C-Note Time: 5 – 8 p.m., annual winter fundraiser kick- off, Museum of the Living Artist, 1439 El Prado, $3


NOV. 27 Hillcrest Farmer’s Market: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday, Hill- crest DMV, 3960 Normal St., free. Local Habit Cali-Creole


Bruch: 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., every Saturday and Sunday, Local Habit, 3827 Fifth Ave., for more information, visit www.mylocal- habit.com. Home Brewing Class: noon – 2 p.m., Home Brews and Gardens, 3176 Thorn St., to register, call 630-2739, $20. Sunday Morning Gospel


Bruch: two services starting at 11 a.m., Lips Restaurant, 3036 El Cajon Blvd., $10 - $20 Prayers for World Peace: 10:30 a.m., meditation class with introduction to meditation topic, prayers and guided meditation Vajrarupini Kadampa Buddhist Center, 3344 Fourth Ave., for more information, visit medita- tioninsandiego.org, suggested donation, $10.


NOV. 28 Middle Eastern Drum


and Belly Dance Class: 6 – 7 p.m.,Doumbek drumming class for all levels taught by Frank Lazzaro 7 – 8 p.m. tribal belly-dance class taught by Sabrina Fox with live


drumming. WorldBeat Cultural Center, 2100 Park Blvd., $12 per class Tai Chi Chuan: 6 p.m., Qi


Gong/ Taoist meditation, 4229 Park Blvd., free.


NOV. 29 A Fiddler’s Tale: Art of Elan, 7 p.m., San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado, $10 - $25 Concentration, Visualization, Meditation: Learn techniques for stress reduction, relaxation during meditation classes, as well as advanced breathing techniques, Pilgrimage of the Heart yoga, 3800 30th St. free. Bartender challenge: 6 p.m.,


bartenders from Uptown and across San Diego will compete for the best cocktail, El Dorado Cocktail Lounge, located at 1030 Broadway, free. Train of Thought Open Mic


night: 8 p.m. 3925 Ohio St., $5 Meditation in Balboa Park: 1


p.m., Instructor teaches several techniques at sekitei (rock garden) viewing room, Pan American Road, free - $4 Tasty Truck Tuesdays: 6


p.m., Gourmet food truck gather- see Calendar, page 7


Business Improvement Association


by medical liability reform and implementing universal billing and cutting hospital and emer- gency doctors fees. Fourth, decriminalize sub- stance abuse and spend the sav- ings on local clinics and colleges and schools.


Thanks, Steven Greenwald, mayoral candidate


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ART DIRECTOR Eddie Ramos


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