Save the Date: May 2024 Newsletter and Short List of University City community News and Events


May 2024

May 2024 message from UCCA President Jemma Samala: Wow, April was a month filled with meetings every week – primarily about the plan update. One thing we, and the city, have learned is that the residents of University City pay attention to the issues that affect our neighborhood. Thanks to all who attended our UCCA meetings in person or watched online. And although the plan update comment deadline will have passed by the time you read this, thanks to all who did submit comments – let’s see what the city does with all of them.

May is when we celebrate Mother’s Day – which is really every day, right moms?! I’m lucky to have my mom living with me, and she gets to take care of her grand dogs – they keep her company and don’t talk back. And in UC we have a lot of mothers. Shout out to all the moms who act as room parents, scout leaders, and team moms. Then we are fortunate enough to have the moms whose children have left the comforts of home, but still feel the need to be caregivers in their own way, by taking care of others. Make sure to say thanks to all the women and men, who have become our community moms.

Later this month we have our Memorial Day holiday weekend, the unofficial start of summer. We remember those who have served our country, and we should. We salute them. I especially remember my dad, who had a brief stint in the army, but also it’s around his birthday and we miss him.

Continue to keep informed, read the May newsletter, and attend our next UCCA General meeting, Wednesday, May 8, 5:30 at the UC Library on Governor Drive. And share memories of moms, dads, past service members, and of old UC with me at my next Open Hours on Saturday, May 18 from 9:00–11:00am at the Starbucks on Governor Drive.

Thank you moms and dads of UC, we’re lucky to have you watch over us all.

⚠️Pure Water University City Construction Notice!⚠️ On Friday, May 3, the Pure Water construction team will initiate traffic changes and begin construction on Nobel Drive. There will be a traffic switch and Pure Water construction along Nobel Drive from Towne Centre Drive to Genesee Avenue.

In this segment, the following changes will take place:

  • Single-lane traffic will move into the eastbound lanes
  • Construction will start in the westbound lanes in phases
  • “No Parking” signs will be placed around the traffic control area on both sides

Two-way traffic will be maintained, and flaggers will help direct traffic as needed. Crews will work during daytime hours from Monday through Friday and occasionally on Saturdays through Summer 2024. Please note that construction schedules may change.

For the most up-to-date information, refer to the Pure Water Construction Notices and information at:

May 2024 Save-the-Date: 

  • Wednesday, May 1: May edition of University City News, PDF version available online at:
  • Friday, May 3: Paper copies of the May University City News newsletter are available at the Community Library on Governor; delivery begins this weekend.
  • Wednesday, May 8, 5:30 PM at the Library on Governor: UCCA (community association) hosts a meet & greet and public meeting beginning at 5:15 for networking, 5:30 to 7 PM for public meeting. When available, the agenda will be posted at:
  • Saturday, May 11, Library Friends Book Sale at University Community Library on Governor from 10 AM to 4 PM. For more information, call the Library at: 858-552-1655
  • Sunday, May 12, Mothers Day
  • Monday, May 13, 7 PM, Fire Safe Council meets via Zoom. For more information, contact Fire Safe Council president Lou at:
  • Tuesday, May 14, UCPG (planning group) meets in a hybrid format (in person with Zoom option) at 6 PM. When available, the agenda and zoom information will be posted at:
  • Wednesday, May 15, UCPG Comments on DEIR and Plan Update Due
  • Wednesday, May 15, UC Celebration planning meeting at Standley Rec Center. For more information, contact Randall at:
  • Wednesday, May 15 at 6pm: District 6 Budget Town Hall from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at 9605 Scranton Rd, San Diego, CA 92121. To RSVP and submit questions or concerns in advance, please email Details at:
  • Thursday, May 16 at 2 PM: The Parks Board meets on the third Thursday of the month and will hold its May 2024 meeting at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 16 at the Balboa Park Club located at 2150 Pan American W. Road in Balboa Park. To view the current agenda, which includes a discussion of University City parks, visit:
  • Saturday, May 18: Open Hours at Starbucks CANCELLED this month! We regret the inconvenience. Please contact president Jemma via email at:  Saturday, May 18, meet up with UCCA president Jemma at Starbucks on Governor Drive from 9 to 11 AM. For more information, contact Jemma at:
  • Saturday, May 18, Garden Club at 2 PM. For details and to get on the mailing list, please contact Jemma Samala at
  • Sunday, May 19, People for a Clean UC; meet up in the parking lot near Starbucks at 8:15 AM. For more information, contact Vince at:
  • Thursday, May 23, Community Recreation Group (CRG) at Standley Rec Center 7 PM. For more information, contact center director Roger at:
  • Monday, May 27, 2024, Memorial Day

June 2024 Save-the-Date

Ongoing Events and Training and Networking Opportunities:

In Case We Missed It:

Save-the-Date compiled by Diane Ahern, Corresponding Secretary / Past President, University City Community Association

  • UCCA Voice Mail: 858-412-0786
  • UCCA Email:






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