By Noli Zosa
The Linda Vista Planning Group endorsed a third marijuana production facility located at 963 Buenos Ave. The 4,500-square-foot warehouse will be used for the production of marijuana products and not for any retail sale of marijuana. The vote was 12-1 in favor of the project.
Thrive Charter School in Linda Vista, which just opened its doors in August 2018, are struggling to keep their doors open ever since the San Diego Unified School Board denied the renewal of their charter in a 4-0 vote of the board’s trustees. The trustees cited low test scores amongst its students.
As for the school’s declining state test scores, Nicole Assisi, Thrive founder and CEO, has attributed them to the large numbers of new students Thrive has brought in every year, many of whom Assisi said came to Thrive because their former schools were not effective or are special-needs students.
Thrive has grown from 45 students in 2014 and now number close to 1,000 students at the Linda Vista campus. In mid-March, the State Board of Education will vote to renew the charter.
The University of San Diego (USD) welcomed Chelsea Clinton to campus. She spoke about her book “She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History.”
Her new children’s picture book introduces 13 incredible women who have shaped history all across the globe. Her book has been praised by Publishers Weekly as a “lovely, moving work of children’s literature and a polished introduction to a diverse and accomplished group of women.”
This is the second in her picture book series, following the 2017 No. 1 New York Times bestseller, “She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World.”
The USD men’s basketball team continues to have a successful season with a current record of 16-9 with key victories over tough rivalry WCC Conference schools Loyola Marymount University and University of San Francisco. This week, USD hosts Brigham Young University and the biggest game of the season against No. 4 ranked Gonzaga on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Jenny Craig Pavilion. Limited tickets are available at usdtoreros.com.
—Noli Zosa is chair of the Linda Vista Planning Group. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.