Posts by Helen Ofield

LGHS History Mural Returns to 3308 Main Street!

Ten panels were removed a year ago to facilitate construction of a sidewalk along the length of the historic 1912 Mission Revival bakery building. They returned once construction was completed. Section One, The Kumeyaay World, was originally installed in 2006! The entire project, designed by Kathleen Strzelecki and Janne LaValle won the Governor’s Historic Preservation Award.

1953: When the Fur Flew – The way we were

In the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic we recall a parallel time in our town replayed here from the pages of the Lemon Grove Review. There was nothing simple about Easter weekend in The Big Lemon when local controversies vied with the Cold War for headline space. L’Affaire Bunny: The Easter Bunny hopped for some 3,000 Lemon Grove kiddies after an eleventh hour save by local business women, spearheaded by Mrs. Robert Browne, who snagged $100 in donations in a single morning.

Dr. Amorita Audrey Treganza

The Great Ladies of May – The way we were

In May, 1964 Dr. Amorita Audree Treganza, the pioneering children’s eye doctor, was crowned San Diego’s Woman of the Year in a ceremony held by the President’s Council of Women’s Service Clubs at the Hotel Del Coronado. Honorees were selected for their achievements in business or profession and service to their communities.