Racial justice webinars praised

SCNA’s Ad Hoc Committee for Racial Justice produced two recent webinars that attendees praised for their quality and usefulness. The first webinar, Sept. 24, was “Facing the History of Racial

Home for the holidays?

This has been a year like no other, forcing all of us to adjust. We’d like to know how your holiday plans have changed. In the December issue, we hope

Getting out the vote

Rosanna Herber, left, was among the women from Curtis Park who celebrated the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote nationally in front of the Tower Theatre on Oct. 10.

Independent pharmacy by Taylor’s Kitchen

With so many giant pharmacies in the area, why would a pharmacist go independent? Sonya Frausto explains. She is the owner and pharmacist at Ten Acres Pharmacy, which opened in

Resources available on racial justice

An extensive list of reading, listening and viewing resources on racial justice has been posted at https://sierra2.org/racial-justice/ by SCNA’s Ad Hoc Committee on Racial Justice. Posted resources include a video

Questions and answers about how to vote

Curtis Park residents will have options in how they vote in the general election – by mail, by drop box or in person at authorized Vote Centers, including the Sierra

Does city need a ‘strong mayor’?

If passed by a majority of voters, MEASURE A would revise City Charter from ‘council-manager’ form of government to ‘mayor-council’ form. YES City leaders would be more accountable By Jay

COVID-19 Guidance for a Safe Halloween

A safe Halloween during the COVID-19 pandemic may look and feel a little different this year as people decide how they will celebrate – whether it’s having fun from a

Porch Picnic orders by Oct. 2

Orders must be placed by Oct. 2 for SCNA’s fall fundraiser, the Porch Picnic event scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. The fundraiser is totally virtual

Fitness studios adapt in the COVID-19 era

By Erik Fay and Susan MacCulloch “Pivot” is often used to describe adaptation during our “new normal.” Two local fitness studios that opened for business earlier this year initially held

New neighbors move to 10th, 11th avenues

New neighbors move to 10th, 11th avenues

Kevin and Monica Flanagan moved to 10th Avenue in May from their Oak Park home of nine years. Kevin, originally from Salinas, sells German manufacturing equipment. Sacramento native Monica is

SCNA seeks new board members

The SCNA board has approved the Nominations Committee’s recruitment of potential new board members for the December 2020 election. These characteristics will help round out the board’s perspectives, strengths and

Progress still slow on X Street shelter

The city continues to work, although at a slow pace, on its goal ofconstructing and operating an emergency shelter on X Street near Alhambra Boulevard to address the needs of

The Side Door creates live concert streaming series

The dire warning “#SaveOurStages – Time is running out” came from NIVA, the nonprofit National Independent Venue Association. According to a July survey of 2,400 independent live music venues and

23 Years on Portola Way

Meet Linda and John Elgart, who moved to Portola Way 23 years ago. “We found our house riding bikes up and down the streets,” Linda says. As sales reps for

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