Mira Mesa, California (Images of America Series)

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Mira Mesa is a suburban community in the northern part of the city of San Diego with many qualities of a small town. Mira Mesa is San Diego's largest suburb, with over 75,000 residents, stretching from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar on the south to Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve on the north, and from I-15 on the east to I-805 on the west. When rapid growth in the early 1970s transformed the mesa from rocks and rattlesnakes to tract homes, there were no schools, parks, or other facilities, not even a grocery ...

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Overview

Mira Mesa is a suburban community in the northern part of the city of San Diego with many qualities of a small town. Mira Mesa is San Diego's largest suburb, with over 75,000 residents, stretching from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar on the south to Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve on the north, and from I-15 on the east to I-805 on the west. When rapid growth in the early 1970s transformed the mesa from rocks and rattlesnakes to tract homes, there were no schools, parks, or other facilities, not even a grocery store. Residents held rallies and marches, and the first schools in Mira Mesa were created inside houses leased from developers. Mira Mesa today is a happily multiethnic community that includes schools, parks, a library, industrial and retail centers, and several supermarkets.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738582030
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 4/11/2011
  • Series: Images of America
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,454,223
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

Pam Stevens is a freelance author, librarian, and active volunteer with the Mira Mesa Town Council and other civic groups in Mira Mesa, where she and her husband, Jeff, have lived in the same house since 1980. Their two daughters grew up in Mira Mesa. A regular contributor to Mira Mesa Living magazine, Pam wrote for the Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch Sentinel from 1982 until it ceased publication in 2009.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Before the Beginning 9

2 Affordable Homes-But Not Even A Grocery Store 17

3 School Come To Mira Mesa 31

4 "I Love Mira Mesa" 47

5 Growing Pains 69

6 Mira Mesa Matures 87

7 Into the 21st Century 107

Bibliography 127

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    This is where I grew up. My Dad was stationed at Miramar in 1968

    This is where I grew up. My Dad was stationed at Miramar in 1968, and we moved to Mira Mesa in '71. We were one of the first families to live there. Small then, it's now the largest suburb in San Diego, with over 75,000 people. I live in Henderson, Nevada now, but Mira Mesa will ALWAYS be HOME!

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