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Naughts and Noteables, Second Quarter of 2011

Naughts and Noteables is a new section which features MEA member feedback about businesses and services in San Diego County. If you enjoyed a delicious meal at a restaurant, had a great experience at a dental office or found a certain mechanic to be reliable, let us know!

Please feel free to provide your feedback on any establishment that deserves recognition. The goal of this new section is to be a resource for our readers by letting them know what other members’ experiences have been. If you would like to participate, please contact Lora Folsom at lfolsom@sdmea.org or 619-264-6632. We look forward to your input and feedback!


Econo Lube & Tune

7979 Aero Drive

San Diego, CA 92111

(858) 279-7979

Tony and the guys are great! Tony has a vast knowledge of automobiles and shares it with his customers. He even called me the next day to see how things were going with my repair. Fair prices, great atmosphere and excellent customer service.

Review by Tim Robinson

Fire Rescue Department


Tamara Schneidmiller, DDS

7888 La Mesa Boulevard

La Mesa, CA 91941

(619) 460-8211

Dr. Schneidmiller is a fabulous dentist with a small practice in La Mesa which she shares with her dental partner and husband, Dr. Brien Hill. Even though it’s a PPO, it’s definitely worth it! She’s the only dentist I know who actually cleans her patients’ teeth herself so she knows what’s going on.

Review by Leslie Simmons

Library Department


Surf Club Surf Shop

952 Garnet Avenue

San Diego, CA 92109

(858) 483-4854

The Surf Club has been in business in Pacifi c Beach for 30 years and has a great selection of boards and wave-riding gear. The owner, Jeff Kinney, and his staff are really knowledgeable and friendly. The Surf Club is a true surf shop for surfers of all abilities and styles.

Review by John Fisher

Development Services Department


Spice Corner

Vegetarian/Halal/Non-Vegetarian Indian food

9508 Miramar Road

San Diego, CA 92126

(858) 566-4599

Spice Corner is a new Indian restaurant in Miramar with a passionate owner. Samples are available for those that have little

experience with Indian cuisine. The chicken tikka masala is superb! A unique mango drink goes well with the spicier dishes, which are few since most have had their spiciness toned down for general consumption. With each plate comes India’s famous naan bread. If you haven’t tried Indian food before this restaurant will give you a very good first impression.

Review by Matthew Sanders

Police Department


Monica’s at the Park

1735 Adams Avenue

San Diego, CA 92116

(619) 665-2162

Monica’s is a coffee shop with a quiet, dog-friendly patio (in the back). Their salads are great, though their pastry options are limited and their soups tend to run out. You will enjoy the sound of the water fountain which adds to the relaxing atmosphere.

The back patio is also smoke-free.

Review by Natalie de Freitas

Stormwater Department


Telegraph Canyon Animal Medical Center

577 Telegraph Canyon Road

Chula Vista, CA 91910

(619) 421-1323

Telegraph Canyon Animal Medical Center is a community-based veterinarian center that offers a multitude of services. Dr. Henderson and her staff truly care about animals and even opened their doors for displaced animals when the East County fires broke out. The Center offers low cost shot clinics every Saturday. Additionally, they work closely with the Ferral Cat Coalition and offer low-cost spay/neutering services.

The staff goes above and beyond to make everything more convenient. When I needed to renew a prescription for my shepherd, I’d call and they’d always have it ready by the time I would pick it up after work. When it came time for me to put my shepherd down, the entire staff was very caring and supportive and even assisted me with the final arrangements for my dear friend and companion.

I would highly recommend the Telegraph Canyon Animal Center for anyone looking for a professional and caring veterinarian center.

Review by Gabrielle Mead

Police Department