The April 2023 newsletter (PDF version) is now online and available to read, print, and share with family and friends. Refer to the Table of Contents (below) and click on the Newsletter Cover image (below) to read and download the PDF version. The print versions of the April University City News will be available at the Libraries and Recreation Centers on Friday, March 31. Home delivery begins this weekend.
Let’s support our local businesses. UCCA urges all readers to refer to the advertising section our of print newsletter for current promotions from our local advertisers. While you wait for your print copy, you can view, share, and download the PDF version: https://www.universitycitynews.org/ucca-newsletter-archives/
The University City News website and print newsletter are free to read but are not free to produce and print and maintain. UCCA membership dues, advertising revenue, and donations help to make both the website and print newsletter possible. Membership dues also support many events, projects, and activities (such as the December Holiday Celebration, the 4th of July UC Celebration, Summer Concerts, Oktoberfest, neighborhood watch, street median and utility box beautification) that make University City more than just a neighborhood.
Join UCCA Today! Thank you if you have already joined or renewed for 2023. And if you haven’t joined for 2023, please send your check with the membership form on page 14 of the April print newsletter: or go to Join UCCA Today at and pay online with your credit or debit card.
Please visit our April Save the Date for Events and Meetings: https://www.universitycitynews.org/UCCA/April2023SaveTheDate
April University City News – Table of Contents
Thanks to all UCCA advertisers, UCCA members, and community contributors; without you, we could not produce a print newsletter.
- Cover / Page 1 – Housing rallies and protests
- Page 2 – UCCA news and meeting recap
- Page 3 – Presidents’ message
- Page 4 – Crime and safety news
- Page 5 – CM Kent Lee; District Attorney; People for a Clean UC
- Page 6 – Library news and events
- Page 7 – UCSD; Sights and Sounds; Library book sale
- Page 8 – Spring Egg Hunts: UCUC food drive; Front Porch Pandemic Jazz Band; UC Celebration; San Diego Single Use Plastics Ordinance
- Page 9 – Earth Month events; UC library celebrates 50 years in University City
- Age 10 – UC del Sol Softball and UC Little Leagueopening day highlights
- Page 11 – Photo library of University City; UCCA hosts community meet and greet with councilmember Kent Lee
- Page 12 – Spreckels Elementary construction update; UCPG Planning Group news; Fire Safe Council news
- Page 13 – CPUS Plan Update subcommittee news; call for suggestions and comments
- Page 14 – Thank you; Egg Hunts; Pure Water construction
- Page 15 to 20 – Thank you to all UCCA advertisers. Without your support, we could not produce a print newsletter.
From UCCA President Diane Ahern: It’s April and we’re looking forward to sunny warm weather and outdoor activities. April is Spring Egg Hunt Month and Earth Month and you’ll find information in the newsletter about upcoming events at our local parks and throughout San Diego. What a great time to get out with family and friends.
When looking back on March, I realize it was a month of many contrasts including protest rallies for and against more housing; and a meet and greet community conversation with our newly elected councilmember and staff. Looking ahead, our community plan update process continues to move forward and the Planning Department is expected to release the CPU Discussion Draft in April at the UCPG meeting on Tuesday, April 11. Refer to the information provided by UCPG Chair Chris Nielsen in the April newsletter.
Meanwhile, both Andy Wiese (CPUS Chair) and Nancy Graham (City Planner) continue to gather and review community comments on the current Scenarios A & B. There is still time to submit your suggestions. I urge you to write your comment as a suggestion … in other words, be specific and write what you want to see in each Focus Area, not what you don’t want. What do you want the Focus Area to look like? You’ll find helpful information from the March CPUS meeting in the April newsletter in the article from Katie Rodolico, UCCA’s rep on the CPUS.
The five Focus Areas in University City are:
- Focus Area 1: NORTH TORREY PINES EMPLOYMENT CENTER;
- Focus Area 2: CAMPUS POINT and TOWNE CENTRE EMPLOYMENT VILLAGE;
- Focus Area 3: UTC TRANSIT VILLAGE;
- Focus Area 4: NOBEL CAMPUS TRANSIT VILLAGE;
- Focus Area 5: GOVERNOR COMMUNITY VILLAGE.
For more information about the Community Plan Update, visit: PlanUniversity.org
Email your Community Plan Update suggestions to:
Our University City News print newsletter is unique. It is the only source of hyperlocal news in University City. You’ll find news and features here that you won’t find anywhere else. We thank all the UCCA members and newsletter advertisers who help to keep us in print. I’m confident that you, our readers, value the University City News as much as I do. If you haven’t had a chance to join UCCA for 2023, now is the time. We need your support and donations to help keep on newsletter in print.
I’m so pleased to tell you that UCCA will host an in-person meeting this month! Due to a generous offer from Cal Coast Credit Union, UCCA will meet in-person on Wednesday, April 12 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the California Coast Credit Union, University City Branch, at 3202 Governor Drive, Suite 102, San Diego, CA 92122
This is a community meeting and all are welcome. Our special guests will include Cal Coast CEO Todd Lane who will deliver opening remarks and the Pure Water project team with Genesee construction updates.
In addition, we expect to have news about upcoming community events, from the police department, planning group UCPG, community plan update CPUS, and legislative representatives including city council, county, state and federal representatives. UCCA meetings also provide a public forum at which community interests may be expressed and discussed.
You may wonder why UCCA hosts public meetings? It’s part of UCCA’s mission … to provide a forum where the interests of residents may be expressed and contributions made to the protection of life and property in the community. Our public forum includes the print newsletter, website and social media, community outreach, event support, and public meetings.
If you have an agenda item to share or wish to speak during the meeting public forum, please contact me at UniversityCityNews@gmail.com.
Have a great April; I hope to see you out and about in University City this month. We have a lot to talk about. Thank you so much for helping to keep University City more than just a neighborhood.