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 stories.

The Serra Mesa Planning Group meets Thursday. It's a city-recognized group made up of local residents that reviews any big changes proposed for the neighborhood. Our city, county, state and federal representatives send members of their staffs to brief the community on developments and listen to concerns.

I covered the traffic woes at Birdland near Sharp and Children's hospitals last year for the Union-Tribune and couldn't help but to feel like a genuine neighborhood reporter because I was writing about my community (Birdrock is north of Mission Village near Mesa College).

Doug Wescott, the planning group's chairman. We're also friends on Facebook and he alerted me about the meeting this week. It starts at 7 p.m. at the Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa Library on Aero Drive. Bianca and I may make it and if not we will certainly follow up because the agenda looks interesting.

Juvenile Court Complex New Parking Lot Project Update – Eric Mitchell, Project Manager, Dept. of General Services, County of San Diego – Information Item; 25 minutes  Murray Ridge Cell Tower Modification and CUP Renewal, 2285 Murray Ridge Rd., Kathleen Hill, Planning Director, Alston+Bird, LLP, representing Sprint- Information Item; 25 minutes  San Diego Bible Church, Aero at Ruffin Rd., Jerry Tunstall – Information Item; 30 minutes  Sandrock Service Station, NCCP and CUP Update – Doug Wescott  Phyllis Place Road Connection Update- Information Item, Cindy Moore


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