University City news and community updates
by JEMMA SAMALA
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Lyla Thygerson and Tati Naga, of Girl Scout Troop 3333, painted an electrical box as part of their Silver Award.  / JEMMA SAMALA / VILLAGE NEWS
Lyla Thygerson and Tati Naga, of Girl Scout Troop 3333, painted an electrical box as part of their Silver Award. / JEMMA SAMALA / VILLAGE NEWS
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Barbara Bry State

of District Address

The public is invited to attend Councilperson Barbara Bry’s, City Council District 1, second annual State of District Address on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at University City High School. Get there early to meet and network with District 1 neighbors and friends starting at 6 p.m., with the program beginning at 6:30 p.m. University City High School is located at 6949 Genesee Ave. and the event will be held in the media center, off the central courtyard.

Fire Station updates

UCSD Fire Station – The UC San Diego Fire Station is closer to being constructed. It has been approved for UC San Diego to provide the City of San Diego $20.6 million and land for the new station on North Torrey Pines Road at Northpoint Driveway, just south of Genesee Avenue.

In exchange, the City of San Diego will build a 10,500-square-foot station and pay for the equipment and the annual costs of operation. The UC San Diego Fire Station is a much-needed infrastructure addition benefiting the surrounding community.

New Fire Station 50 – Fire Station 50, which is sited in Rose Canyon, was awarded $1 million in capital improvement funding for a fire engine. These funds are from a facility benefit assessment (FBA) which are development impact fees. Development impact fees are one-time payments that must be paid prior to building or construction permit issuance.



Friends of the Library

book sale

The Friends of the Library will hold a book sale from Thursday, Jan. 31 through Saturday, Feb. 2. The large assortment of books will help you stock up on children’s books, fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks, VHS and DVDs too. And it’s okay to own more than 30 books. Proceeds benefit the University Community Branch Library, located at 4155 Governor Drive. Hours are: Jan. 31 from 1 to 5:30 p.m., Feb. 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Feb. 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Fast Times for UC Little League fundraiser

University City Little League will be having a Parent Night fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 9, at Fast Times, located at 3065 Clairemont Drive. The event helps support UCLL baseball in the UC community. UCLL is a 100 percent volunteer organization which needs funding for equipment, uniforms, field improvements and umpires. The event starts at 5 p.m. with dinner, music, raffle, silent and live auctions. At 7 p.m., live band Classic Buzz starts performing. Cost is $25 per person, and includes dinner (tri-tip or veggie), and one raffle ticket. The fundraiser is for adults only, and is a good time to meet friends and fellow baseball lovers, and enjoy an evening supporting local baseball. More info at ucll.org.

Giving back: Girl Scouts paint electrical box

Standley Middle eighth-graders Lyla Thygerson and Tatiana Nagai, from Girl Scout Troop 3333 in University City, painted an electrical box as part of their Silver Award, which is the second highest honor a Girl Scout can earn. The Silver Award is a project that addresses a community issue and leaves a lasting impact.

The painted electrical box, which is located in the Marketplace shopping center near the intersection of Governor Drive and Regents Road, displays how trash from mountains and rivers goes into the ocean, harms animals, and causes pollution. Lyla and Tatiana believe it is important that people are aware of this issue because it affects everyone, and the fish and seafood we eat are affected by the trash dumped in the ocean. The painted electrical box reminds the community to “reduce, reuse, and recycle” so that the ocean and its wildlife are preserved for the future. Thank you Lyla and Tatiana!

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