One Book Event Featuring Lysley Tenorio at Mira Mesa Library: Lysley Tenorio, author of "Monstress," the 2014 One Book, One San Diego selection, grew up in Mira Mesa. He attended Mason Elementary School and spent a lot of time at the Mira Mesa Library. He was excited to speak at his home library branch, and read from his book and answered questions for a standing room only crowd on Sunday afternoon November 16, 2014.
Our November 2014 meeting featured a program: "Stay Healthy, Mira Mesa!” County Dept. of Health & Human Services speaker(s) discussed hot topics in public health, from Ebola to Enterovirus 68 and more. Here is the Presentation by Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., Public Health Officer, County of San Diego.
Logan Jenkins commentary: Excellent commentary by Logan Jenkins in the Union Tribune on the western Mira Mesa/Sorrento Valley issue.
Jonas Salk Elementary School Groundbreaking Ceremony: The San Diego Unified School District held a groundbreaking ceremony for the long-awaited Jonas Salk Elementary School on Sept. 7, 2013.
Jonas Salk Elementary School: After 32 years of delay, Jonas Salk elementary school has the approvals it needs from the School District, City of San Diego and Fish and Wildlife Service to proceed with construction. Construction started in September, 2013, and the school will open in Fall 2015. The new elementary school is located at the intersection of Parkdale and Flanders, and is being paid for by Prop. MM bond money, which has already been collected. This is the very last Prop MM project. A volunteer Design Task Force worked with the School District on the elementary school design and completed its work on November 5, 2003 (Design). The school was scheduled to open in 2006 but was delayed to satisfy U.S. Fish and Wildlife requirements for vernal pool/fairy shrimp preservation. The school site was graded for a school when the surrounding homes were built in 1980 (picture to right), but because of the long delay in construction, vernal pools formed on the site and the School District is being required to perform mitigation for them. The final EIR for the school can be downloaded from the school district Web site. Here is an updated architectural design and site plan. The intersection in the architectural design is Gold Coast and Parkdale.
New Walker Park Tot Lot Play Equipment: This project is now completed and there was an opening ceremony on July 12, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
8TH ANNUAL LUNAR NEW YEAR TẾT FESTIVAL 2013: The San Diego TẾT Festival, was held in Mira Mesa Community Park February 15-17, 2013.
New Representatives: Almost all of Mira Mesa's elected representatives changed in December 2012 or January 2013.
Mira Mesa Census: SANDAG has analyzed the 2010 Census data and provided this summary of Mira Mesa demographics. The population of Mira Mesa in 2010 was 72,759.
Mayoral Candidates Forum: Candidates Bob Filner and Nathan Fletcher debated at a forum at Mira Mesa High School on May 9, 2012 sponsored by the Mira Mesa Town Council and APAC. Ted Brengel has posted pictures of the event.
Mayoral Candidates with MMTC members. Photograph by Ted Brengel.
Road Repair Rally: The Mira Mesa Road Repair Rally found more than 600 potholes in Mira Mesa. These have been reported to the City and will be repaired over the next few months.
Mira Mesa High School Celebrates its Success! The California Department of Education (CDE) through a very stringent selection process has honored some of the states most inspiring public schools. Based on Academic Performance Index and federal standards Mira Mesa High School has been named a 2011 California Distinguished School and is concurrently awarded for its Exemplary Career Technical Educational Program. Only seven schools in the State of California received both of these honors. There was a celebration on Thursday, Dec 15th at 1:00pm in front of the Mira Mesa High School Administration Office off of Reagan Rd. with presentations by SDUSD Superintendent Bill Kowba, School Board representative John Lee Evans and Councilmember Carl De Maio.
Bari Vaz developed this slide presentation on redistricting that was presented at the September MMTC meeting. Due to redistricting, term limits and retirement, all of Mira Mesa's elected representatives in the City, County and State government, as well as Congress, were replaced in 2012.
Pam Stevens' book on the history of Mira Mesa in the Images of America series from Arcadia Press is now available at the Mira Mesa Barnes and Noble. It is also available at Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com.
Mira Mesa Living, a new community newspaper, is being distributed by community residents and businesses. If you would like to volunteer to distribute copies, or have a business where you would like to place copies of "Mira Mesa Living" for public distribution, please contact Publisher@MiraMesaLiving.com.
A group of young artists are painting the electric boxes along Mira Mesa Blvd and other areas around Mira Mesa. See pictures of their work at www.miramesa.carbonmade.com.
There is now a Farmer's Market in Mira Mesa at Mira Mesa High School. It is open every Tuesday afternoon from 3-7 PM (6 PM during the winter). It is sponsored by and a fundraiser for the Mira Mesa High School Foundation.
The Mira Mesa Scripps Ranch Sentinel newspaper ceased publication as of July 2009.
Many thanks to Bruce Brown, Marv Miles, Ted Brengel, Mike Davis and the HEROES crew and other volunteers for painting the brick fence along Mira Mesa Blvd east and west of Parkdale. Paint and supplies were provided by Frazee Paint and the Mira Mesa Town Council. You can now donate money to the "Adopt-A-Wall" program to paint the walls along major Mira Mesa streets and paint out graffiti throughout Mira Mesa.
Web Changes and Notes
Shopping Cart Removal added January 2015
Community Calendar added March 2014.
Community services page added August 2009.
Revised Web Site color scheme and format March 2008.
Links to all Mira Mesa area schools added November 2002.
The Mira Mesa Town Council Web Site won a San Diego Press Club second place Award in 2001 for non-profit Web site.
This Web Site was created on 2001 January 14.