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My angel wore a Pittsburgh Steelers jersey and brought manna to my house in Serra Mesa

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An angel knocked on my door this morning. She called first. "There's a gift I have here for you," she said on the phone. "Can you come outside?" My family and I were getting ready to go to Sunday Mass. ...

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A lost home, but a found memory

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A couple days ago I went to Toby Wells YMCA to work out. It felt like any other time but it also felt a little different. On the way to the weights and treadmill room was the basketball room; I ...

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Kevin Beiser: Serra Mesan passionate about education

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Just interviewed Kevin Beiser, who was recently elected to the San Diego Unified School District Board of Trustees. One word to describe him: Passionate. He's passionate about public education, students, parents, teachers. He's passionate about keeping budget cuts away from ...

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New School Board Trustee Lives in Serra Mesa

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Newly elected San Diego Unified School District Board of Trustees member Kevin Beiser lives in Serra Mesa, according to his campaign literature. I'm freelancing an education story today for Patch.com and my assignment is to track down the two new ...

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Halloween during hard times is still good times

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It's Halloween night! And it was a cool autumn night at the harvest festival at Christian Fellowship Church, which is just around the corner from my house in Serra Mesa. This is the second year my family and I have ...

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My Halloween trip back in time to Juarez Elementary

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Patrick Henry High School had a pep rally and Halloween costume day on Friday. I went as myself. It was also the day of the homecoming game. My older brother went and left early cause our team was gettint trounced. ...

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Change of plans to minister to a laid off friend

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Was ready to cover the Serra Mesa Community Council meeting tonight when the economy took precedence. My best friend was laid off today from a well-paying high tech job. He comes first. He lives in Rancho Penasquitos, about 10 minutes ...

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Make time to Stay Healthy

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Thankful to have the North Central Public Health Center nearby. It's flu season. The center offers flu shots for $10 a pop. My wife Carmen and I went this morning. There's a whooping cough outbreak in our region so they ...

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There is a a young poet in Serra Mesa

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Serra Mesa has a new poet who writes about the ups and downs of being a teenager in San Diego. That would me. I'm a 15-year-old sophomore at Patrick Henry High School in San Carlos. I attended Lewis Middle School ...

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Never too old to trick or treat in Serra Mesa: Countdown begins for Halloween

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Halloween is only ten days away and no matter what age you get you have to admit that you still love this great day. I don’t know if it’s the chills you get at night when you’re walking around in ...

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Busy day on the Freeways ends with a sad note on my Library's door

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Busy day but it's nice to be centrally located not far from the I-8 I-15 and I-805 freeways. I used all three today. Made it to Spring Valley for a school story and La Jolla for a business story. Made ...

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A rainy night in Serra Mesa inspires

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Was driving home Tuesday night, feeling good about finishing my social networking media class at San Diego State University. Though I'm enrolled in the College Extended Studies program only, I joke that I am an Aztec. (In real life I'm ...

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One long meaningful weekend at my Serra Mesa church

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It is the weirdest thing waking up with a Virgin Mary statue staring at you while you realize where you are. That is the first sight I saw after going to a confirmation sleepover retreat, I spent the whole night ...

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Serra Mesa has clout

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This blog is hyperlocal, which is the buzz term being used in news media circles these days. It's easy when you live in the neighborhood that you're writing about. But you gotta dig for facts. You have to hunt for ...

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Hard times test our faith. Serra Mesa has a classroom for that

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Lately I have been going through some hard times. School has been difficult with the pressure to get good grades for college. Money has been tight, and the stress goes on. But the one thing that can make my world ...

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Serra Mesa is part of North City

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Drive around Aero Drive and you'll notice signs beckoning you to sign up for free computer classes at the two-story building nearby. It's a pretty ordinary building that needs a parking repavement and some art work to draw more attention. ...

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Every dog has a story

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In San Diego during the fall it is always nice to walk your dog since the weather is usually warm with a mixture of cool wind that goes perfectly with an afternoon stroll. My mom and I usually walk our ...

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Must be the political season in Serra Mesa

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Saw an anti-Meg Whitman for California governor sign while driving home today. It was a large white, generic sign with a couple of attack points hanging on a fence that surrounds a vacant lot on Mission Village and Melbourne Avenue ...

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Thank God for the San Carlos library

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I have more than one neighborhood since I go to school outside of Serra Mesa. It was my choice to go to Patrick Henry High in San Carlos even though it is farther away from Kearny Mesa, my neighborhood school. ...

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Our biggest store is a pharmacy

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Thing about living in the Mission Village side of Serra Mesa is the lack of big stores. We have one: The CVS pharmacy store on Sandrock Road. We were bummed when Henry's closed but happy when CVS opened in the ...

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