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ECBBIA Update: March 2017

Notes from the Economic Development Committee Meeting (takes place the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m.): Incubation Project PopUp15 The lease is renewed through May 2018. Eat San Diego proposes adding a public garden that includes 3 raised garden beds to grow edible plants available for free to passersby. Area businesses or organizations […]

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The Quigley Project
contributed by Angela Noble, Highland Avenue

Situated between the new Copley-Price Family YMCA and the CVS on El Cajon Boulevard between Fairmount Avenue and 44th Street is a vacant lot, temporarily being rented by Fair@44 and, north toward Meade Avenue, a construction company. This site sits at the intersection of Kensington, Talmadge, and City Heights — three very different communities with […]

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Talmadge.org Website Relaunched!
contributed by Robin Behm, Talmadge Communications Chair

Flashback 5 years ago to Spring 2012 and Talmadge Communication’s first launch of a Talmadge website which finally hosted all of Talmadge’s organizations at one online location. It provided our first Talmadge Calendar, featured photos of  our beloved streets, streetlights, canyons, historic gates, and promoted Talmadge publicly as a Great Place to Live! The website, […]

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Talmadge’s Historic Gates
contributed by Fred Lindahl

The Talmadge gates were designed in the mid-1920′s by engineer Frank R. Carlson and cast in 1927 at Union Machine Works in San Diego, at 406 West Market Street, at a cost of $1,000 per gate.

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ECBBIA Update: January 2017
contributed by Angela Noble, Highland Avenue

Notes from the January Design Committee Meeting (takes place the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m.): As a first actionable step after the Complete Boulevard Study, the ECBBIA will be working on the intersection of Menlo and ECB to create a “showcase block”. There will be pavers, a greenway, and bulb outs. If […]

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Panama California International Exposition, 1916
contributed by Ron Anderson, Highland Avenue

I found this Panama California International Exposition brochure with pictures in my attic when I purchased our home. The Exposition took place just 10 years before Talmadge officially became a neighborhood. Though, there were already a few homes in the area during that time. On page 7, you’ll note the photo titled “The pigeons on […]

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Long-Time Resident Margaret Busch
contributed by Terry Gardner

Margaret Busch currently lives on 44th Street. This historical photo of her was taken in 1936 when Margaret was just 10 years old. She’s pictured on Monroe Avenue just West of Max Drive. There used to be a bridge on Monroe at that location.

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Talmadge Park Unit 3, 1926
contributed by Ron Anderson, Highland Avenue

Talmadge Park Unit 3 was created as a subdivision in 1926. This document specifies the boundaries of the unit.

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Shop the Boulevard!
contributed by Angela Noble, Highland Avenue

The best way to improve El Cajon Boulevard and see the Boulevard thrive and become an amazing destination is to go to the businesses there. Don’t take your money down to Mission Valley or to other more “hip” neighborhoods as often – try out the little restaurants in our own neighborhood and grab a few […]

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