Serra Mesa, a San Diego City community of nearly 25,000, is roughly bordered between Interstate 805 and Interstate 15, north of Friars Road and south of Aero Drive. Nearly 25,000 people live in Serra Mesa, named after Father Junipero Serra, and was once part of the Mission Rancho Lands granted to the Catholic Church by the King of Spain. In 1834 the land was deeded over to several men, including Don Santiago Arguello. He would divide and sell nearly 16,000 acres. In the early 1950s the navy started modern development of Serra Mesa when it built the Cabrillo Housing Project. By 1970 most of Serra Mesa’s 8,374 housing units, most of them single family dwellings had been built.
Serra Mesa Library is on Aero Drive between Ruffin Road and Sandrock Road. Music is tracks from the Dig Brother’s “Mystic Hoedown” without drums. Photo and editing by Anders Tomlinson.
©2015 Anders Tomlinson and Denver Clay, all rights reserved.
This video is a pan of Sandrock Canyon, photo taken on 11-2-2014, from a walking trail that follows the western ridge. Video by Anders Tomlinson. Audio by SonicAtomics. In the near future Anders will record actual canyon audio to replace the mockingbird he recorded in his Serra Mesa backyard.
The Peruvian Apple cactus was loaded with flowers that were coming and going. This cactus, which is never watered, was a pre-dawn bee’s favorite for several days. Every night for eleven days new flowers, as many as twelve, opened up and by midmorning they had closed. Even the hummingbirds took notice.
Video and editing by Anders Tomlinson. “Bee Boom’s” soundtrack, “Too,” is a work in progress and features three tracks-overdubs by Denver Clay. ©2016 Anders Tomlinson and Denver Clay, all rights reserved.
To see more of this garden visit Low Maintenance Sanctuary
The southwest corner of Gramercy and Ruffin Road in Serra Mesa, 92123, has 6.7 acres of land awaiting development. An old gas station toxic waste site is included. The gas station is from the old days were there was a gas station on mant residential corners. Photo and video editing is by Anders Tomlinson. Sounds are adapted tracks from the Dig Brothers’ “Subterranean Shimmy”. ©2015 Anders Tomlinson and Denver Clay, all rights reserved.
The block long Greyling business district consists of two dentisis, an art – music school, cleaner and shirt laundry, coffee – pastry shop and a post office branch. Across the street is the Serra Mesa Shopping Center.
This pan was taken in 2013. Photos and video production by Anders Tomlinson. Music by Denver Clay. Audio mixing by SonicAtomics. This is part of the Serra Mesa 92123 documentary. ©2015 Anders Tomlinson and Denver Clay, all rights reserved.
Two pans of Serra Mesa Shopping Center, 92123, as it was in 2013., nearly 50% vacant. Photos and video production by Anders Tomlinson. Piano by Denver Clay. Audio mixing by SonicAtomics. ©2015 Anders Tomlinson and Denver Clay, all rights reserved.
Serra Mesa 92123 focuses on scenes within the 92123 zip code including Anders Tomlinson’s drought tolerant garden.. Video by Anders Tomlinson and audio by SonicAtomics featuring Denver Clay and Anders Tomlinson: aka the “dig Brothers.”
To see more scenes from this film project visit Serra Mesa 92123
©2015 Anders Tomlinson, Denver Clay and SonicAtomics, all rights reserved.