San Diego Community News

Gambling – especially on horses – traveling and being with friends were among retired schoolteacher and administrator Maruta Gardner’s favorite things, friends and family noted during a celebration of Gardner’s life in the park near the Mission Beach jetty on March 4. Gardner’s passion, however, was community service, which anyone who’d seen her painting out graffiti along the boardwalk and elsewhere in Mission Beach, can attest to. That, in fact, was how Gardner was tragically killed, while painting out graffiti in the 600 block of San Diego Place during a road rage incident Feb. 12 just days before her 69th birthday. Read full article here