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Community Garden in the Tijuana River Valley Breaks Ground on Expansion

[Editor’s Note: You may remember my article about our South Bay Community Garden. Good news! They just broke ground to expand. I’m posting the full press release here to inform the public.] Ann Baldridge / Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego County The Tijuana River Valley Community Garden – the county’s largest community garden […]

Continuing Education Free

Continuing Education For Free

By Mimi Pollack One of the best kept secrets in San Diego is the free classes offered at San Diego Continuing Education. Under the umbrella of the San Diego Community College District, Continuing Education has six centers around town, including Cesar Chavez, ECC, Mid-City, CE Mesa, Miramar, North City and West City. The largest English […]

Maria Stacey, Community Justice Coordinator

Let’s Make Peace: NCRC Does It One Neighbor At A Time

Why can’t we all just get along? For the times that we can’t, there’s a fascinating local San Diego organization called the National Conflict Resolution Center. I stumbled upon NCRC while attending a first reading of Raul Castillo’s Border Crossing play. NCRC was looking into collaborating with artists; in particular, the dramatic play would stop during certain […]


Trabajadores de la Raza in San Diego

The struggle for Spanish speaking social workers, bilingual pay and mental health services By Maria E. Garcia / San Diego Free Press In the late 1960s a small but active group of people formed an organization known as Trabajadores de la Raza (TR). It started with social workers but soon included probation officers and community […]

The McCoys

Mike McCoy

Eye on the Locals: In the micro-world of our communities, many people dedicate their lives to bettering our neighborhoods and end up bettering the world. Mike McCoy of Imperial Beach is heralded as the individual who helped save the largest coastal wetland in Southern California. Here is his story: Who is Mike McCoy? Mike McCoy grew up in Boulder, Colorado […]

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