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When my husband and I moved from New York to San Diego in November 2007, we had no idea where to live. We had never even been to San Diego before, but we heard it was paradise. We had a realtor help us find an apartment. We looked at many different neighborhoods, but ended up in Clairemont, which came highly recommended.

From the moment we moved into our lovely apartment on Clairemont Drive, I felt at home. The people in the neighborhood were friendly, the stores were clean and well-kept. I was able to find everything I needed within walking distance from my apartment.

My neighbors were friendly, and the people on the street were, too. As a New Yorker, you don't usually have people greet you and make eye contact just walking around town. It's a wonderful thing.

As we got to know San Diego, we realized that Clairemont is so centrally located that most places you want to go are within 10 miles. We enjoyed the Zoo, Balboa Park, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Hillcrest, Sea World, South Park, Coronado Island, North Park, La Jolla, Ocean Beach and Del Mar, amongst many others.

Those were all great places to visit, but when it came to home, Clairemont fit the bill in so many ways and I felt my prayers had been answered.

Unfortunately, my husband couldn't find work here and after a year of searching he moved back to NY. It broke my heart to know we couldn't make it work in San Diego, but where he goes, I must follow.

He knows how much I hate the cold, and knew how much I loved Clairemont, so he told me to stay one last winter before moving back to NY in the spring.

As I sit here typing this I have tears in my eyes, because I know I will never find another neighborhood like this. I want to thank all the people of Clairemont -- and all of San Diego -- for making my 2008 such a sweet, beautiful year, although it was also hard for both of us, because of the economy.

I love it here, and will forever cherish the memories of my time here. I know I'll be back to visit, and look forward to the day I can stand outside in the middle of January, feel the sun on my face, and know -- at last -- that paradise really exists!

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Alumni, Community Members, Whitman Students & Families are invited to our: 50th Celebration

May 15, 2009

5:00 PM Ceremony 5:30 PM Dinner 6:30 PM Dance of the Decades

Whitman was dedicated on September 8, 1958 with an enrollment of 851 students. Mr. Charles F. Marshall was principal. Did you attend Whitman Elementary? We are looking for speakers and scanned photographs of past Whitman events for our celebration. Please RSVP to our PTA email at [email protected] or call the office at 858-273-2700. Watch for additional updates on our new website: www.sandi.net/whitman.

March 9, 2009

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