The December 2020 University City News newsletter is now online!

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UPDATE: Due to increasing COVID restrictions, UCCA, Standley Park Recreation Center and the Parks Council have decided to cancel the Friday December 11 and Saturday, December 12 “Parade of Lights” events scheduled for Standley Park. Details at https://www.universitycitynews.org/2020/12/07/university-citys-parade-of-lights-holiday-event-has-been-cancelled/

Stay safe and stay healthy.


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From UCCA President Barry Bernstein: Hi Everyone, It’s December, Thanksgiving has “zoomed” by and University City families are preparing for Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa celebrations. UCCA, the University City Parks Council, and Standley Park staff have joined together to plan a special COVID approved early evening activity (see front page for details). Please grab the kids and get them safely into your cars and head towards Standley Park. Wearing masks will be appreciated as there may be interactions between Santa and his elves while driving through the Holiday of Lights Parade area.

There will be two nights, from 5:00-7:00 on both Friday December 11 and Saturday, December 12. Pick the one evening most convenient for you. I hope by the time you’re reading my column San Diego County has moved from the COVID purple tier to a less stringent category AND the anticipated official transition of our Country’s elected officials and government agencies is progressing.

Councilmember Barbara Bry participated in our November UCCA meeting and she graciously expressed her gratitude to the University City community for the support they gave her these past four years. Barbara’s liaison to University City, Justine Murray, will be missed greatly too. She was always there, with her sleeves rolled up, to advocate for us. We wish both of these very capable and hard-working women the very best in whatever their future endeavors may be.

Joe LaCava won the election for the District 1 City Council position over former UC resident Will Moore. Mark Powell, longtime University City resident, was not re-elected to his position to the County School Board. Mark had gotten a lot done and should be proud of his accomplishments.

This edition of the UCCA newsletter is a December/January issue. One of the best ways to keep informed on current happenings in University City the first part of 2021 is to participate in our January 13 ZOOM meeting and/or open the link to our web site at universitycitynews.org.

Don’t forget it’s your membership dues that allows us to support all the very important activities, schools, and organizations in University City. If you haven’t already joined, please put that on your New Year’s resolutions list of things to do. Remember, University City is “more than just a neighborhood”…

And to all those who may celebrate, “Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and a festive Kwanzaa”.


Print copies of the December newsletter will be available on Friday afternoon at the Recreation Center, UC Laundromat, and Community Library on Governor Drive. Home delivery begins Friday afternoon.

Take a look at the December issue and all past issues at https://www.universitycitynews.org/ucca-newsletter-archives/


Please note: All events are subject to change pr cancellation due to COVID-19 restrictions and unforeseen circumstances. When possible, UCCA will provide updates on this site and social media sites. Please contact the event sponsor for the most up-to-date information.

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