Thursday, July 3, 2014
Now that the Summer has arrived, it’s the perfect opportunity to make the most of all the great resources and programs offered at the North Park Library. Children and Teens (18 and under) are encouraged to continue visiting the library during the Summer break, and registering for the Summer Reading Program is a fantastic way to encourage reading and avoid the dreaded “Summer Slump.” Participants can choose to read ten books or ten hours, and the library will even provide some fun incentives such as museum passes to participants who complete the program.
North Park Library already has a number of popular programs for kids, such as LEGO Playtime on Tuesdays at 5:00 pm and Babies & Books on Fridays at 10:00 am, but even more has been added to the schedule. For example, parents can bring their little ones to Toddler Yoga on July 9 and July 23, both at 1:00 pm, and the whole family can enjoy a musical performance by San Diego Symphony members on July 22 at 6:00 pm. Be sure to pick up a calendar of events from the library for a complete list of events, or check out the online calendar by visiting www.sandiegolibrary.org
The library is boosting its programming for grown-ups as well. Diane Jaquet of Bardo Life Coaching will be offering a free resume workshop on July 8 at 6:00 pm, and Manny Kumar of Life Within Family Chiropractic Center will present a free seminar on Healthy Living Through Nutrition on July 9 at 6:00 pm. In addition, Speaker of the Assembly Toni G. Atkins will be holding drop-in office hours at the library on July 2 at 1:00 pm and July 23 at 5:30 pm. Finally, don’t forget the library is an official Cool Zone, so it’s a great place for seniors to go to beat the heat!
Friday, February 7, 2014
Why Big Talent Leaves San Diego
Jay Porter operated The Linkery and El Take It Easy, two restaurants in North Park, until he recently closed both and moved to the Bay Area. Jed Sundwall got to wondering what it takes to drive entrepreneurs like Porter out of San Diego, and Porter had answers. We reprinted some of the highlights from their conversation.
“There isn’t much political will to do simple things to make San Diego a good place to live,” Porter said. “I want to live in a place that supports the things that city dwellers value.” For Porter, the city’s direction (or lack thereof) wasn’t the only issue. Another big issue was costs. “The sun tax has gotten pretty steep,” he said. “The relative cost of living in San Diego has gone way up compared to competitive towns, but without keeping up with infrastructure.”