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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Playground Closed, Removed at Santee Mini-Park

Saturday, April 16, 2016

The City of Santee today  (April 16) permanently closed a playground  at Santee Mini-Park on Santee School District property that is now for sale.

Volunteers from Eastside Church of Anaheim disassembled the playground structure Saturday on behalf of Kids Around the World. The nonprofit group will refurbish the playground and take it to Mexico, where it will be reinstalled.

 The city has determined it is not cost-effective to salvage the 15-year-old  play structure and rebuild it at another site locally.

The park site at 10455 Mission Gorge Road includes a portable classroom used for recreation classes that will also be removed. The city will continue to maintain the quarter-acre park, which includes a soccer and multipurpose playing field, until the property is sold.

The city will more than offset the loss of the mini-park this year. A new neighborhood park on Via de Cristina near Fanita Drive is scheduled to begin construction this summer, while a new playground will be erected by volunteers on May 21 at Town Center Community Park West.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Pipeline Project To Begin on Carlton Hills Boulevard

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Lane closures, traffic delays and detours on Carlton Hills Boulevard are expected to occur for more than two months beginning April 25 to allow for the installation of a SDG&E natural gas pipeline.
The project, which will occur between Mission Gorge Road and Carlton Oaks Boulevard, is actually the second phase of a pipeline replacement job completed last year on Mission Gorge Road. 

All driveways and streets with access to Carlton Hills Boulevard will remain open during the pipeline installation, which is expected to finish in July.
Motorists can expect to see electronic message boards, traffic control cones, signs and flaggers to assist in the flow of traffic. 

Work occurring north of the San Diego River bridge will take place between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., Monday through Friday. When the project moves south of the bridge, construction will take place Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m  and from 9.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday.
Natural gas service will not be interrupted during the project.

SDG& E has advised residents that they may smell the odor of natural gas and hear a loud, steady noise when workers are releasing natural gas from the pipeline.  Anyone with concerns about the gas odor can contact SDG&E at 1-800-611-7343.
Updates on the project and more specific information is available online at: http://www.sdge.com/key-initiatives/pipeline-safety-enhancement-overview

Monday, February 22, 2016

Mark Your Calendar for This Year's Spring Eggstravaganza

Monday, February 22, 2016

Bring your kids and baskets to the 13th Annual Spring Eggstravaganza at Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve on  Saturday, March 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event features continuous egg hunts for children up to age 8.  Egg hunts are staged at two zones: one for small children and another for kids from ages 4 to 8. There will also be games, carnival rides, a pony ride, a petting zoo, inflatables, face painting and crafts.  Primo DJ will entertain with music and games.

Parking is $6 per vehicle. Tickets for rides and activities will be sold for $1.00 each.  Egg hunt wrist bands are also $1.00 each.

Last year, more than 10,000 people attended the event, including 2,700 children who scrambled for treats at 42 egg hunts. Spring Eggstravaganza is co-sponsored by the City of Santee and the Padre Dam Municipal Water District, which operates the 190-acre preserve.

 The preserve is located  in Santee at 9210 Fanita Parkway. For more information, call the event hotline at (619) 258-4100 ext. 201 or visit the event page here.


Thursday, November 19, 2015

US Race Walking Championships Here on Nov. 22

Thursday, November 19, 2015

America’s best race walkers will be in Santee Nov. 22 to compete in the USA Track & Field Race Walk National Championship.  The fast walkers will vie for the national title as well as a chance to represent the USA in international competitions.
The competitors will walk a 1.25 kilometer loop course on Mast Boulevard between Magnolia Avenue and Jeremy Street, which is south of Santana High School.

Race organizers are expecting about a dozen athletes to compete in the 50-kilometer (31-mile) race, which begins at 7:30 a.m. and will conclude around 2 p.m.

 Santee was previously the site of the U.S. national championship race walk in 2009 and the US Olympic race walking qualifying trials in January 2012.
To accommodate the upcoming race, the westbound lanes of Mast Boulevard between Magnolia Avenue and Jeremy Street will be closed.  The eastbound lane will remain open. Watch for detour signs on Jeremy Street and Second Avenue.  Race organizers will have amplified sound during the event from 7:20 a.m. to 2 p.m. Information on the event is available on the USA Track & Field website at www.usatf.org