Places to go in Rancho Penasquitos

Rancho Penasquitos Events

Rancho Bernardo Farmers' Market

Bernardo Winery

Friday, December 15, 9 a.m. to noon

Kearny Mesa Farmers' Market

North Island Credit Union

Friday, December 15, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Imperial Beach Farmers' Market

Imperial Beach Farmers' Market

Imperial Beach Pier Plaza

Friday, December 15, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Bite San Diego: Downtown/Little Italy

Bite San Diego: Downtown/Little Italy

Rooftop Bar

Friday, December 15, noon to 3 p.m.

Rancho Penasquitos News & Stories

Get close to sagebrush, toyon, lemonadeberry, laurel sumac, and black sage — in a wheelchair

Trail for All People open one year now

The Trail for All People is one of the few trails in the county that is wheelchair accessible, built to ADA requirements. The trail was created for people with mobility issues within Black Mountain Open ...

Perpetual war between Evergreen and the city

Compost piles, sales permits, grading, zoning

"How did you find out about this?" asked Mark Collins, owner of Evergreen Nursery. I told him I spotted an item on the Rancho Penasquitos planning group agenda about his near 50-acre wholesale nursery going ...

More reasons why city will pay for water projects

Pt. Loma, Jacobs Center Poway Bike Path, Lusardi Creek Torrey Hills, and more

Half of a $3.2 million fine levied against San Diego for city construction inspectors’ past failure to require efforts to keep construction sediment out of storm drains will go to restoration efforts at Los Peñasquitos, ...

Quiet Peñasquitos neighborhood gets No Pedestrian signs

“This isn’t Mira Mesa Boulevard or Black Mountain Road.”

Some Rancho Peñasquitos residents who were pleased to see yellow wheelchair ramps put in at the corner of Rife Way and Sparren Avenue were astounded days later when city crews showed up and installed ‘No ...

Mountain bikers fret over office complex called Torrey Highlands Preserve

"It's not a preserve and they shouldn't say it is"

Rancho Peñasquitos residents and mountain bikers say they are worried that the coming development of an office complex called the Torrey Highlands Preserve will impede their ability to enjoy trails on the adjoining Del Mar ...

Rancho Penasquitos Photos

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Lichen growing on Santiago Peak Volcanic ...

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monicadear Feb. 22, 2013 @ 7:29 p.m.

1st Annual Helping Hands Food Drive at Mesa Verde Middle School through Feb. 28

Last year, Mesa Verde Middle School students in Rancho Penasquitos participated in Rachel's Challenge, an anti-bullying program that came out of the tragic events of the Columbine high school shooting. The initiative was part of a multi-year, school-wide effort to equip students and adults with tools and strategies to combat bullying, teasing, and harassment. The point of the program is to allay feelings of isolation and despair by creating a culture of deeper kindness and compassion throughout the school community.

"We believe that every little bit makes a difference," says Monica Flores, VP of Programs at the Mesa Verde PTSA. "Take a moment to put some of your extra canned food or pantry supplies in the car right now and make the effort to drop off your item with our students anytime this whole month - our students really appreciate your support."

As part of the program, many MVMS students signed a pledge that they will abide by the objectives of the program. Because Rachel Scott, a victim of the school shooting, wrote in her journal that she believed that "these hands will touch millions of people's hearts," the students are organizing around the idea of "Helping Hands".

For their kickoff project, the February food drive is a community effort to collect canned food and supplies for 60 local families.

"People will never know how far a little kindness can go," wrote Rachel Scott, and the students themselves believe they, too, can make a difference.

Donations of the following are encouraged: dry pasta, white and brown rice, dry beans like pintos and kidney beans, peanut butter, canned tuna and canned chicken, canned vegetables like corn, green beans, and carrots, and tomato sauce/spaghetti sauce. Canned food donations may be dropped off during school hours (8:30am to 3:15pm) at Mesa Verde Middle School at 8375 Entreken Way, San Diego, CA 92129, or call 858-538-5478 for more details.

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