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PETITION LAUNCHED TO DESIGNATE LITTLE SAIGON DISTRICT IN EAST SAN DIEGO

 

By Miriam Raftery

January 1, 2013 (San Diego)—“The Vietnamese community in San Diego is in need of a strong sense of identity in order to unite in the revitalization of our social and economic life,”Frank Vuong, president of the Little Saigon San Diego Foundation, writes.

He hopes to see the Vietnamese community become a cultural asset for our region by putting it on the map.  So the Foundation has launched a petition to designate a Little Saigon District in San Diego’s Talmadge/Kensington area along El Cajon Boulevard between Euclid and Highland Avenues.

Read or sign the petition here:   https://www.change.org/petitions/san-diego-elected-officials-and-other-stakeholders-designate-a-little-saigon-san-diego-district#

THANKSGIVING DINNER AT BLEU BOHEME NOVEMBER 22

November 15, 2012 (San Diego) – Bleu Boheme, 4090 Adams Avenue, San Diego, will be serving dinner on Thanksgiving from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.  The special prix fixe menu is $48.95 per person and $16.95 for the children’s menu.

KENSINGTON COMMUNITY CHURCH WELCOMES NEW SENIOR MINISTER DARRYL KISTLER

November 3, 2012 (San Diego)—Kensington Community Church welcomes the Rev. Darryl Kistler as its new senior minister.  For the past five years, the Rev. Kistler, 37, served as pastor of Community Congregational Church in Kalispell, Montana, where he tripled average attendance, led the congregation through a vision process, prioritized the church’s online presence and use of technology in worship, and created and led a multi-faith youth group.

DRIVER DIES IN KENSINGTON CRASH

September 13, 2012 (San Diego)—A driver, 68, veered off the road and struck a guard rail at Aldine Drive and Fairmount Avenue in Kensington on Tuesday night, September 11, sustaining serious injuries. He was transported to a hospital, where he later died.

KENSINGTON CHURCH YOUTH GROUP REENACTS ‘LAS POSADAS’ CHRISTMAS STORY


Second Annual Outdoor Community Production Features a Candlelit Procession with Mary, Joseph and the Donkey and a Live Nativity Scene
 
December 7, 2011 (San Diego) -- Kensington Community Church (KCC), United Church of Christ, celebrated the season with its second annual Las Posadas in Kensington production on Saturday, Dec. 3. Put on by the church’s Middle and High School Youth Group, the outdoor reenactment of the Christmas story featured a candlelit community procession with the angel, Mary, Joseph and the donkey as they were turned away by innkeepers at Kensington Café and Starbucks.

CLERK FOILS TEEN GUNMAN

pril 28, 2011 (Kensington) – A clerk refused to hand over cash to a suspect armed with a handgun last night at the New Money Express, 4202 El Cajon Blvd. in San Diego’s Kensington neighborhood east of the college area. The would-be robber, described as a black male juvenile age 15-17 with short curly black hair, showed the clerk a handgun in his waistband, according to Officer David Stafford with the San Diego Police.

YOUTH TO PRESENT FIRST POSADA & LIVE NATIVITY IN KENSINGTON

 

December 8, 2010 (Kensington ) - Middle and high school students from San Diego’s Kensington Community Church (United Church of Christ) will present a traditional Mexican  “Las Posadas” (“the inns” in Spanish) procession on Saturday, December 18 at 5:30 p.m.

 

The public is invited to follow by candlelight as Joseph, Mary and a donkey try to find lodging. A stable will feature live animals and the Nativity scene come to life. 

KENSINGTON COMMUNITY CHURCH ADOPTS POLICY WELCOMING GAY COMMUNITY

 

November 4, 2010 (Kensington) -- The congregation of Kensington Community Church (KCC) United Church of Christ voted on October 10th to become an “open and affirming” church.

 

“Our church has had a long history of welcoming all,” says Debra Loomis, the chairwoman of KCC’s Open and Affirming committee. “Yet, the recent suicides of gay teens who were bullied made this vote especially timely. We must make our voices of love and affirmation heard over the shouts of bigotry and homophobia.”

DRUNK MOTORCYCLIST SERIOUSLY INJURED

 

July 3, 2010 (Kensington) -- A motorcyclist under the influence of alcohol crashed into a palm tree in the 4300 block of Aldine Drive at 11:05 this morning, San Diego Police Department reports. The D.U.I. driver, a man in his 40s, sustained a broken hip and was transported to a local trauma center.  No further details are available at this time.

POLICE SEEK MAN FOR ATTEMPTED RAPE OF 14-YEAR-OLD IN KENSINGTON

 

June 7, 2010 (San Diego) – San Diego Police have mounted a manhunt for a man who assaulted a 14-year-old girl this morning in Kensington. The girl was walking north on 41st Street near Monroe Avenue at 9:30 a.m. when a Hispanic man in his 30s with a goatee and a tattoo on his right forearm grabbed her, threw her to the ground and tried to rape her.

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