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Place to Call Home: A tree grove and shopping center construction

On Oct. 3 friends gathered in Glen Park to honor Teresa Barth by planting a grove of trees east of the scout house.  These trees are replacing water hungry turf with drought-tolerant vegetation.

A poem by council member Lisa Shafer was read by Deputy Mayor Catherine Blakespear:

“Teresa’s friends all got together, to give a gift that lasts forever,

A grove of trees we will procure, A legacy that shall endure,

Glen Park is where we’ll plant, for you and Don and all to see,

Not one tree but quite a few, a fitting tribute named for you,

The leaves upon this token tree, Reflect the generosity,

Of grateful residents who send, Our love and thanks to you, our friend.”

Thank you Lisa, it was thoughtful and beautiful.  We are proud of this deserving person.

Cardiff-by-the-Sea Library looks back on a record number of summer reading participants plus a 28 percent increase in the circulation of children’s print and media in June, July and August over the summer of 2014.

S.T.E.M. & Magic “Magic that looks like science and science that looks like magic,” starring the great Orangello Bell can be enjoyed the first Tuesday of the month, at 4 p.m. in the library community room,  2081 Newcastle Ave.

Toddler yoga continues to be a well-attended favorite with Saturday family fun offering many events.

Pick up a schedule to more November programs when you visit the library.

John Shamam, general manager of the Cardiff Seaside Market reports that all departments in the new side will be up and running the second week of November.  Construction will then halt until the first week of December with a completion date before Christmas.

The new side will be open for Thanksgiving and they are ordering 850-plus pies and 900-plus turkeys.  Don’t wish to cook?  Seaside will be featuring a complete turkey feast.  For those who want to do their own cooking, Seaside will have fresh California Diestel Ranch Turkeys.

Edward Benjamen of Mar Vista Liquor told me that construction in that shopping center is currently halted with no completion date in sight.  He, together with Lourdes Mexican Restaurant and Iron Cross Surfboards are open and managing, however, the parking plus the darkness at night is not making for easy operating.  An Italian restaurant will occupy the spaces that once housed the Dirty Dogs and Subway.

A founding and life member as well as past president and current board member of the of the Friends of the Cardiff-by-the-Sea Library, Irene has lived here since 1982.