EDITORíS DESK: What the wind blew in

       Blowing from one subject to the next, like the seemingly incessant March winds...
       The efforts by District 11 food service workers to "reprepare" school cafeteria meals, despite being unpaid for actually doing so, gives the program an immediate shot of credibility. Just talking to those folks at the Westside Community Center before serving time at the inaugural Family Friday March 16, it was easy to see that they're doing this out of a genuine desire to reduce wastefulness and to provide quality meals for people who appreciate having one less meal to spend money on. I liked the comment by D-11's Janine Russell's comment that it should be like a "family date night," rather than a meal at a homeless shelter. Let's hope it stays that way - not a certainty, unfortunately, knowing how many transient freeloaders are out there, shamelessly seeking freebies from those of us who work for a living - or even, at the community center, who just work as volunteers...
       Many of us still remember the days when woodshop classes were a staple of middle schools and high schools. I've heard various reasons for them going away (typically budget shortfalls or a perception that they don't fit certain academic pigeonholes), but hogwash, I say! It's encouraging to see Coronado teacher Gary Hilty being such a go-getter in bringing woodshop back. But you don't think he's going too far, do you? Using the class to illustrate practical uses for math? Sounds pretty radical...
       Under the impression that the city is a big, impervious mass and it's useless to speak up? Then note what's just happened with the latest Broadview Terraces development proposal. Several neighbors defined the need for an emergency access, and lo and behold, the city is following up on the idea with the developer...

- K.J.