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What Can City Heights Residents Do In Response To Albertsons Store Closure?

Whenever I have been in that Albertson's, it has always been busy. I think the closing of this Albertson's is just indicative of Albertson's in general now. They have been losing sales over the years. I admit that I get most of my produce from the 99 cent store and Sprouts now, here in Lemon Grove and only use Albertson's for soda and or toilet paper. Those two items I usually get from Food 4 Less because it's closer and cheaper, and they have a really nice selection of produce too, by the way. I feel bad for the people who are going to lose their jobs and that bargained with the unions last session to keep their jobs but lowered the incoming employees pay. Who do you think they will keep? High prices and not so much customer service. Those self serving lines didn't help keep the store open after all.

January 29, 2014 at 11:42 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

School Bus Farm Visits Point Loma Students

Wow! In tough times lets use an $80,000 school bus as planter. I bet I know where she can get some shredded personnel papers and manure. Please! How about supporting a traveling art bus? Or hey, here's a really useful one-How about we have a bus where the district Celdt testers could test instead of showing up and expecting room to do a weeks worth of testing? Or, how about a classroom? I know we could sure use some space. Sell it and make a profit. Too bad we're too poor to fill those buses with students to get them to school, Balboa Park Program, Old Town Program, Camp Palomar, or Camp Anytown. I know several schools that could really use and appreciate an onsite school bus. Hey, support a local school that has a garden?!
Better yet, figure out a way to get those disgusting Pepperoni Pizza Pockets off the school menu.

October 14, 2011 at 7:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Local School Districts Facing Opposition To Healthy Food Campaign

Having had 3 children that attended Lemon Grove schools, I can attest that the salad bar at my children's school had a very short life. The kids did use it, but frankly how many children can be served by one 2x4 salad bar during lunch time? I suggest that health experts take a look at the whole nutrition environment. I sat with my daughters almost every day during lunch. Having a school lunch menu I knew when they were serving hot dogs, packaged burritos, hot pockets and even packaged pizza, and packed a lunch for them. It absolutely amazed me that some home packed lunches contained. One little girl came with almost the same thing every day. 3 Capri sun drinks, a package of Oreo or Chips Ahoy cookies, Doritos, a white bread sandwich of baloney and American cheese, and a packaged fruit. What are parents thinking? Do they ever wonder why their children are not excelling? It's not the teachers, it's the parents.
The environment has a lot to do with results too. There may be a lunch monitor that is concerned more about time and cleanliness than having the children eat their food. But then many of the monitors are not allowed to discuss eating the food with the children because their parents have fits. Can we really call something that comes out of a package albeit granola bars, cinnamon rolls, or breakfast burrito, truly a breakfast of champions? I've discussed this with administrators and their reply is, "Well then the children won't eat the food." Is that what we really want? Do we as taxpayers, as Americans, want to get our children addicted to high fat, high sugar, high calorie empty food, so we can pay for their diabetes, obesity and poor test scores later? If you say no, then take a peek in your children's school kitchen and see what's cookin'.

April 25, 2011 at 12:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tweens Tackle Prescriptive Drugs At Local Middle School

I think the use of "Tweens" is derogatory and is used mostly by advertisers that target girl between the ages of 8-12. I downgrades what they truly are, children. Children that are supported at home will hopefully know that people who try to get them to take drugs are not their friends. It starts and ends at home. Drugs have been on campuses since the 60's so this is nothing new. Everyone just needs to know that there are drugs on your children's campus. Have you had talks with your child about what to do when approached? By ignoring it you are just making it someone else's problem.

April 25, 2011 at 11:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )