Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Volunteer Mentors Needed at Clairemont High

Do you have an hour a month to make a difference in the life of a high school student?

Yes, it's that time again...We are looking for wonderful mentors who want to participate in the Academy of Business Mentoring Program (AOB) at Clairemont High School. We have now 50 slots available for our AOB 11th Grade Mentor Program (one-on-one) and 20 slots available for our 10th Grade Mentor Program (small groups to one mentor).

If you are interested, time is short! The application window is now open and will close on Sept. 13th! Please see details below for more info and help us spread the word. Click this link to register now on our AOB Mentor Application & Profile for 2016-17. (Note to returning mentors: you will only need to complete the contact info section of the application.)


Monday, August 29, 2016

Clairemont Residents' Pride Restored with New Community Sign

Photo: NBCsandiego.com
On Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 1:00 p.m., Councilmember Chris Cate, Clairemont residents, and Clairemont Town Council board members unveiled  a brand new entry sign for the community of Clairemont. The original sign was wrecked by a distracted driver. 

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the highest number of auto accidents occur during the month of August. Auto accidents are one of the leading causes of injury and death, injuring approximately three million persons and taking more than 40,000 lives each year. In California, car accidents are higher than the national average, due to the population and geographical size of the state.
"This community marker is a meaningful and vital asset that contributes to the overall identity and symbolic sense of community to all Clairemont residents and I am pleased to see its restoration," said Councilmember Chris Cate. Clairemont is a community within the City of San Diego which has a population of about 81,600 residents and is one of the largest neighborhoods in District 6.

"Over the better part of a year, our Town Council has worked with Councilmember Chris Cate and his office to navigate the City's permitting and building process to replace our entrance sign. The entrance sign welcomes residents and visitors to our vibrant and diverse community," stated Ryan Trabuco, Clairemont Town Council President.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Clairemont Woman Named Artist in Residence

Dr. Turner & Anthony LoBue
Clairemont resident Katie Turner, PhD was recently selected as Artist in Residence for the Arts for Veterans program at the Veterans Museum in Balboa Park, Anthony LoBue, Arts Director at the Museum has announced.

Dr. Turner has been involved in the arts in Clairemont as well, founding the Clairemont Act One theatre group five years ago.

Her project at the Veterans Museum, "Improv For All," encourages community building between veterans, active military, and civilians by creating an opportunity for participants to learn and grow together in a fun, low-risk environment.

Beginning in October, Dr. Turner will hold classes in comedic improvisation techniques on Tuesday evenings from 6-8pm at the museum.  The classes are free and open to anyone. Once a month students will offer a performance at the Veteran's Museum.

The program will be considered for renewal on a quarterly basis. Read the museum's newsletter "The Eagle" for more announcements as the program develops.  

Friday, August 19, 2016

MakerPlace Open House on August 27

Calling all innovators, makers, woodworkers, metal smiths, entrepreneurs, artisans, crafters and creators, MakerPlace is hosting an end-of-summer Open House.

Learn what San Diego’s biggest and best Do-It-Yourself workshop is all about by touring the 14,000-square-foot facility, viewing equipment demonstrations and meeting the creative community at MakerPlace.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Saturday, August 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and includes:

  • a showcase highlighting prototypes and projects created by MakerPlace members
  • a Maker Market where you can purchase handmade goods built by MakerPlace members 
  • refreshments by our friends at Thorne Street Brewery

MakerPlace is located at 1022 W. Morena Blvd. Suite H, in the Morena District. For more information, visit www.makerplace.com or call 619.225.7288.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

New Red Card Cafe Opens in Bay Ho

Red Card Café, a new gastropub in Bay Ho officially opens today at 4140 Morena Boulevard.

Offering a modern interior design, indoor-outdoor seating and a menu built around the rising popularity of international street foods, Red Card Café is the first restaurant by Paris-born proprietor Caroline Sternberg, a resident of the area.

I dropped by last night to check it out and to meet Ms. Sternberg. My date and I sat at the concrete bar in comfy red seats so we could watch a little bit of the Olympics. Our server/bartender, Richie, greeted us with a smile and an offer to make recommendations.

We quickly decided on a bottle of rosé from the wine list, which offered several selections I hadn't seen before. Along with the wine we shared an order of the pierogi and an order of empanadas. My date also had the lamb sausage. I'm no restaurant reviewer but I can tell you all three dishes were thoroughly enjoyed-- as my mom would say, "clean plate club".

Red Card Cafe Interior
The atmosphere is great, a variety of spaces make it comfortable whether it is just the two of you for a romantic dinner or a group for lunch. There's even a communal "king's table" for when you are alone but feel sociable. Staff all seemed happy and knowledgeable.

If you are looking for something different for lunch or dinner, and you like supporting locally owned businesses, give Red Card Cafe a try.  We've already decided on trying the shrimp dish next time!

Red Card Café will be open daily beginning August 17; walk-ins are welcome. The restaurant will serve lunch and dinner Monday through Friday, and brunch and dinner on Saturdays and Sundays.

Red Card Café is located at 4140 Morena Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92117 and online at www.redcardcafe.com.