Construction Notebook


February 24, 2012


Groundbreaking set for childrens' school

A groundbreaking for Pacific Preschool and Kindergarten of San Elijo Hills -- a 6,975-square-foot facility with a 10,000-square-foot outdoor playground -- will take place at 10 a.m. on March 8, at the school site on Elfin Forest Road, across the street from San Elijo Middle School.

The preschool and kindergarten -- which will feature eight individual classrooms surrounding a large multi-purpose room, a kitchen and ancillary facilities -- is scheduled to open in the fall, serving children from 18 months through kindergarten.

Pacific Preschoolís facility is being developed by DWO Enterprises, of Rancho Santa Fe.

Other members of the development team include Mascari Warner Architects, of San Diego; Bycor General Contractors, of San Diego; and landscape architects Weiland & Associates, of Temecula.

New CSUSM Student Union to be complete in '14

Work has begun on the new four-story, 89,283-square-foot California State University San Marcos Student Union, near the center of campus adjacent to Cesar Chavez Circle.

The building will have the fourth-floor entrance opening onto Kellogg Plaza.

The $43.98 million project is made possible through student fees.

When construction of phase one is complete in spring 2014 the union will feature four different dining options, a coffee shop and lounge, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, a convenience store, a quiet lounge, a spiritual lounge, a TV lounge, activity room and commuter lounge.

A ballroom, meeting rooms and office space for student union operations and the university cooperation will also be included.

New Monarch School planned for downtown SD

Ground has been broken on a new campus for Monarch School, the public K-12 school exclusively for area children impacted by homelessness.

The school is located on Newton Avenue, just south of Petco Park in downtown San Diego.

Bycor General Contractors is handling the remodeling of an existing 51,000-square-foot, two-story office building on 2.2 acres that will serve as Monarch Schoolís newest campus.

Over the past 14 years Bycor has assisted with the development, construction and renovation of Monarch school sites.

With completion of the building remodel projected for fall 2012, the new campus will allow for more than twice the existing student capacity and will feature separate classrooms for each grade level, computer and science labs, a library, literacy and tutoring centers, a health center, and a multi-purpose room that will serve as cafeteria, gym and auditorium.


February 24, 2012


Events Calendar


Upcoming Events

Gunmetal Blues, the Musical

Sun, Feb 1
North Coast Repertory Theatre
Solana Beach
San Diego Premier! Music and lyrics by Craig Bohmler and Marion Adler. Directed by Andrew Barnicle.

The Darrell Hammond Project

Sun, Feb 1
Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre
La Jolla
The Darrell Hammond Project, based on Hammondís acclaimed memoir, God, If Youíre Not Up There, Iím F*cked: Tales of Stand-Up, Saturday Night Live and Other Mind-Altering Mayhem, invites the audience on a heartbreaking and hilarious journey inside the life and mind of an American comic genius, trying to unravel the mystery of how a man repeatedly climbed out from the depths of despair to become a world-class comedian.

Murder For Two

Sun, Feb 1
The Old Globe Theater
San Diego
The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for Murder for Two, with book and music by Joe Kinosian and book and lyrics by Kellen Blair. Globe veteran Scott Schwartz (A Room with a View at the Globe, The Hunchback of Notre Dame at La Jolla Playhouse) returns to direct Blair and Kinosianís Off Broadway hit, a vaudevillian mystery musical with an energetic two-man cast. Great American novelist Arthur Whitney has been murdered at his own birthday party, and his killer could be any one of the guests. But this is no ordinary murder mystery. The entire world of this hilarious musical is brought to life by two incredible performers: one plays the detective, the other plays all 10 suspects, and both play the piano! Murder for Two is an irrepressibly wacky tour-de-force musical that NewYork1 dubbed ďa must-see 90-minute jolt of caffeinated creativity!Ē

C.S. Lewis On Stage

Sun, Feb 1
Lambs Players Theatre
Award-winning actor Tom Key in a fascinating look into the wit, wisdom and work of one of the 20th Century's most engaging thinkiners and hugely popular writers.

Artist in Residence, Julie Kreimer

Sun, Feb 1
Lux Art Institute
Landscapes and abstractions seamlessly relate in Julian Kreimer's oil paintings as he explores the terrain between the two. Lush color combinations applied in quick, fluid strokes are built into dense layers to create windows int Kreimer's envionments both recognizable and contemplative.

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