I spent the morning in University City, a northern San Diego neighborhood near several major research institutions, UC San Diego and the University Towne Centre mall and business district. We dove into the neighborhood’s traffic woes and proposed bridge over Rose Canyon earlier this year. And more recently, we figured out that University City is the place where four of the biggest local races besides mayor — City Council, county supervisor, school board and congressional rep — overlap on the ballot.
Here’s a roundup of some of the things I heard and noticed.
My first stop: Mission Bay Montessori Academy. While I waited for people to come out of the polls, I happened across this adorable scene. (You can’t make this stuff up.)
Watching these ones raise the flags. Kid walks past humming “sweet land of liberty” @ Mission Bay Montessori instagr.am/p/Rsa3gQI_r4/
— Kelly Bennett (@kellyrbennett) November 6, 2012
Vida Melroy, 43, told me that Prop. 37, the one that would require food labeling when ingredients have been genetically modified, was the most important thing on the ballot for her today. “We should all know what we’re eating, what our kids are eating. There’s a lot of information we’re not given.”