Mira Mesa Festival of Beers
Saturday, August 25, 2012
VIP 1pm – 5:30pm (Last Call at 5pm)
GA 2pm – 5:30pm (Last Call at 5pm)
at Walker Community Park
Directly across the street
from Miramar College & Hourglass Ballfields
on Black Mountain Road in Mira Mesa
|There will be 18 brewers at the festival
featuring over 36 craft beers!VIP ticketsget up to 12, 4 ounce tasters.
GA ticketsget up to 10, 4 ounce tasters.Live music on the
San Diego CityBeat stage all afternoon.
There will be food trucks at the festival
We have a very limited capacity for this event, and we will sell out. Get advance tickets or you will be left out!
Proceeds to benefit the Mira Mesa Chamber of Commerce
The 38th annual Mira Mesa Community 4th of July Parade and Family Fun Day will take place from 7 am until 9 pm.
The annual Pancake Breakfast hosted by the Black Mountain Lodge will serve breakfast from 7 am unti 11 am at the Epicentre, 8450 Mira Mesa Blvd.
At 11 am, the Mira Mesa 4th of July parade will step off from Mesa Town Center at the corner of Mira Mesa Blvd and Greenford Drive. This year’s parade is the largest in San Diego County, with over 60 units. The parade will proceed down Mira Mesa Blvd to Camino Ruiz, then turn right to New Salem St and disband on the east side of Mira Mesa Community Park, adjacent to the Recreation Center.
Family Fun Day in the Park begins at 11 am and continues until 9 pm. This year’s event features Carnival Rides, the Gamez on Wheelz truck, food vendors supplying every imaginable cuisine, Willy Santos’ skateboarding, a Hip Hop stage, an artists area, the Kids Zone, and the Community Stage. KyXy 96.5 FM and Energy 103.7 will be on hand with games and give-aways.
The annual Fireworks Extravaganza will take place at 9 pm, synchronized to the music of KyXy 96.5 FM. This year’s show came within hours of being cancelled, due to a lack of funding. Several local businesses and organizations stepped in with contributions to keep the show going, along with donations from numerous individuals in the community. Companies contributing $1,000 or more to save this year’s show include:
- Garden Communities
- Lehigh Hanson, Inc.
- Mira Mesa Recreation Council
- Mira Mesa Shopping Center, LLC
- Mira Mesa Youth Baseball
- Vulcan Materials
If you would like to help keep having a fireworks display in Mira Mesa of the 4th each year, please consider making a small donation. Just go over to theScripps Mesa Fireworks website for complete details.
MIRA MESA COMMUNITY VISION “MIRA MESA LOGO CONTEST”
Mira Mesa Community Vision is seeking a logo for the Mira Mesa neighborhood, and is inviting artists and residents to submit their ideas.
The contest is supported and underwritten by the Mira Mesa Non-Profit Executive Council, and will be hosted by the logo contest site Hatchwise – www.Hatchwise.com. The goal of the contest is to develop a logo that is representative of the Mira Mesa community; one that can be used to promote Mira Mesa, potentially appearing on advertising materials, banners, etc., throughout the community.
From July 15 through July 25, Hatchwise will feature the contest under the title “Mira Mesa, San Diego , California “. Contestants may submit their entries in one of two formats – Vector format (using tools such as Illustrator and Corel Draw), or Bitmap (using tools such as Photoshop). To enter, artists must register as a “designer” at the Hatchwise site and set up an account. Registration is free – please see the Hatchwise site for all details regarding participation.
Mira Mesa Community Vision and the Mira Mesa Non-Profit Executive Council are offering a prize of $300 to the contest winner. (Hatchwise will collect a 10% fee from the winner, and is responsible for distributing the funds to the contest winner. Again, please see the Hatchwise site for all details before entering.). The contest winner will be decided by July 30, and the winner will be invited to appear at the Mira Mesa Town Council meeting on August 2 to display the winning entry.
“Mira Mesa is the largest community in San Diego , but despite its size this neighborhood tends to be overlooked. Residents of Mira Mesa are only now beginning to realize the important part their community plays in the overall success of the city” said Bari Vaz, Chairman of the Mira Mesa Community Vision project. “As the Mira Mesa community builds a sense of unity and discusses a vision for its future, the logo can be a symbol not only of this process but of the neighborhood’s future.”
Mike Davis, Chairman of the Non-Profit Executive Council, stated “Mira Mesa is a well positioned community with many local treasures that are not well known. We have a proactive Town Council, and up-and-coming Chamber of Commerce and a federation of nonprofits, called the Mira Mesa Nonprofit Executive Council, all working to make Mira Mesa a model neighborhood to live, work, shop and play. We have many other related efforts too, like the Community Vision and Cultural Cooperative that will help to nurture and embrace our community’s diverse character and sense of pride. The logo will help visualize the essence of all that and represent all that is good within our neighborhood.”
About Mira Mesa Community Vision:
Mira Mesa Community Vision is a project of several community non-profits, undertaken to participate in and respond to the San Diego Foundation’s “Regional Vision Initiative.” The goal of this project is to unite the Mira Mesa community in developing a plan for its future. Additional information may be found at the Mira Mesa Community Vision website, www.MiraMesaCommunityVision.org, or by contacting the MMCV at MiraMesaCommunityVision@gmail.com.
About Mira Mesa Non-Profit Executive Council (NEC):
The NEC is a loosely “federated” group of all nonprofit groups in Mira Mesa, where the leadership within each organization will coordinate understanding and adequately resolving our collective community issues and special needs in a collaborative, open communications, information sharing manner. Thus bringing the extensive influential power and visibility of our many nonprofits to our community’s needs, and the ability to coordinate between our triad of government (MMTC), commercial / business (Chamber) and nonprofit (citizens / NEC) entities, in sharing of information, resources and opportunities therein. For more information contact Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be a part of the Mira Mesa Cluster Schools Council, and attend the Budget Presentation by our District Superintendent on Monday, November 9 at 6:00 p.m. at the Mira Mesa High School.
The Mira Mesa Cluster Schools Council is being formed by parents, staff and faculty of every school in the Mira Mesa “cluster”, with the support of our current District Trustee John Lee Evans for these reasons; in order to present a unified voice on behalf of our schools, to coordinate community issues and to ensure Mira Mesa schools all work together for the benefit of our kids and the community, as do other “clusters” throughout the District. On Monday, November 9th, the open-meeting and membership will convene to determine our membership model and to begin working on issues including school funding, classroom air-conditioning and computerization of our classrooms and curriculum.
Are you aware of the proposed budget cuts for the school district, next year? They are very, very significant. In order to ensure Mira Mesa Residents have the opportunity to know and respond to the proposed cuts, we have changed our agenda and will start our Cluster Schools Council meeting with a special Budget Presentation by our District Superintendent in regard to the pending budget crisis for San Diego Schools. If you don’t know about the proposed cuts and shortfalls, you’ll want to be at this meeting.
Over the last three years, California has seen historic reductions in school funding. For the San Diego Unified School District, this means a reduction of nearly 20 percent in school funding over three years, while the enrollment has increased by about 2 percent. That’s a reduction of $180 million in funding; not counting another $16 million that might have to be cut before the end of the 2009-10 school year. Last year’s budget anticipated a reduction in $84 million for 2010-11. California’s budget analysts are now estimating more cuts that could be in the $17-110 million range. Some of the proposed cuts include: elimination of all Vice Principals, conversion of Kindergarten to dual-shift, half-day format, elimination of all librarians, increase in class sizes, elimination of all 9th-12th grade sports and more.
Come to a SPECIAL Budget Presentation for Mira Mesa Cluster on Monday, November 9 at 6:00pm in the Mira Mesa High School Media Room. Please arrive by 5:45 so the meeting can begin on time. Interim Superintendent, Bill Kowba and Chief District Relations Officers, Bernie Rhinerson, will present. Weigh in on the discussions: What programs and services are important to us here in Mira Mesa? What will be cut out, forever? Come find out so that you can convey your concerns to right people before it’s too late.
For more Information, contact your School Principal or Erik Basil (EBasil@aol.com)
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The Mira Mesa Community Planning Group and the Hillery Drive Direct Access Ramp Subcommittee invite you to attend a community meeting on November 10, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. at the Qualcomm Incorporated First Floor Auditorium.
1. Review of Process-To-Date, and upcoming dates/deadlines
2. Presentation: City of San Diego, City Engineers, Transportation Engineering Division
Julio Fuentes and Gary Pence, Lead Engineers
a) Existing conditions, Hillery Drive
b) Anticipated impact from Direct Access Ramp
c) Possible traffic calming alternatives
d) Input from community
3. New Business
4. Confirm Future Meeting Schedule
Directions to Qualcomm Auditorium, 6455 Lusk Blvd:
Traveling west on Mira Mesa Blvd, turn right onto Lusk Blvd.
Continue on Lusk Blvd for approximately ¾ of a mile – through 3 traffic signals.
Turn right into the parking lot – Qualcomm building has a green roof.
This meeting is open to the public, and your participation is requested.
$2,500 MBA SCHOLARSHIP FOR SAN DIEGO RESIDENTS
San Diego, CA, July 2, 2009 – California Miramar University is proud to extend a $2,500 scholarship for San Diego residents to be used for CMU’s Hybrid MBA program. Considering the challenging economy and high rate of unemployment facing San Diego, CMU is pleased to help make education more affordable to San Diego area residents. CMU is an Accredited Member of DETC www.detc.org.