Chinese Healthcare in Casa de Oro

Weng’s Acupuncture and Herbs Clinic in Casa De Oro is another example of a business owned and operated by people who live and work in the Casa de Oro area. In 1994, Dr. Weng and two of her daughters built the Wellness Center at 9972 Campo Road. They still practice together there to this day.

Dr. Weng, who is originally from Taiwan, settled in Rancho San Diego and raised her three daughters there. After graduating from Valhalla High School, Dr. Audrey,  became a chiropractor and acupuncturist, and Dr Vivian, now an acupuncturist, came to work with their mother. Glowing recommendations about these three great practitioners can be easily found online.

Because they healthcare is considered essential, the Wellness Center did not close down at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. Instead, a few changes to be in compliance with the new California regulations were made. For example,  HEPA filters were installed and extra disinfecting protocols were implemented. The number of people allowed in the building at one time was also reduced. The changes allow the practice to continue to meet local healthcare needs

It is important we take care of ourselves during this difficult time. Many people find acupuncture and chiropractic therapy helps to relieve stress and the often associated pain.

“We feel privileged to serve our community during this time and feel extremely grateful for the support that we have received in return. Thank you for supporting our small business. Our intention is to continue to provide you with quality healthcare for decades to come. We are wishing that you and your family stay healthy and remain positive during this challenging time,” said Dr. Weng.

They also reminded us to check on the older members in our families and community. Due to social isolation there is an upsurge in anxiety.
Thank you doctors, for these good reminders. Let us remember to take care of ourselves and each other. Weng’s Acupuncture and Herbs Clinic offers another way to stay healthy while supporting one of our local businesses.

New 7-Eleven Refreshes Casa de Oro

Firas Hana and his family would like to welcome you to the new 7-Eleven on
the corner of Campo Rd. and Conrad Dr. in Casa De Oro.

This is not just any 7-Eleven. It has all the latest franchise equipment only found in a few other stores.  For example the coffee station is plumbed for espresso coffee and the beans are ground freshly for each cup. The ability to offer fresh baked cookies made on site every day is only shared with one other store  – their 7-Eleven in Chula Vista.

Casa de Oro is lucky the convenience of a cookie fix is now available whenever the urge hits. A lemonade slurpee, may hit the spot perfectly when the heat on and need something refreshing!

Firas and his family live in the area, very close to the store, and particularly
wanted to have a 7-Eleven in our neighborhood. Living in the area, Firas is a great believer in the potential for positive growth in Casa De Oro. He likes the good mix of business people and neighbors all stopping in at the store.

The whole family is involved in welcoming their customers, making
everyone feel safe and at home, and keeping the store spotlessly clean.
They want you to know they are in the neighborhood for the long haul.

The Casa De Oro Alliance would like to invite everyone to welcome them to the neighborhood!

Decorations Appear on Kenwood Corner

Did you drive by the corner of Kenwood and Campo Road before the isolation order? Joan Forbes, a creative and talented carpenter, made the beautiful doves that were hung on the Kenwood corner­­ fence this past December. CDO Alliance Beautification Committee members, in conjunction with their monthly trash clean-up, assisted in hanging the doves. It was great fun and the fence looked very festive.

Joan then made and donated wooden hearts for St. Valentine’s Day. Thanks to Ms. Kelli Pallitto, a teacher at Spring Valley Academy, students painted the hearts with incredible designs and hung them for the public’s pleasure in February. Partnering with the students inspired the Beautification Committee to continue to decorate the corner monthly. In March, Ms. Forbes generously provided shamrocks which the middle-schoolers decorated and hung. In April, painted eggs are now posted.

If you have not parked your car, walked the fence and looked at the students’ work, I urge you to do so. You will be impressed with our young artists, I am sure. When we asked the community whether we should leave the artwork up all month or take it down after each holiday, the overwhelming consensus was to leave it up. Comments from community members included the following:

  • “Keep them up!”
  • “Thank you for beautifying our neighborhood.”
  • “Keep them up for the month– it looks like a lot of hard work went into them.”
  • My son loves to drive by and see his work, keep them up!

With the COVID-19 outbreak, the community cleanups and the schedule for changing out the fence decor is suspended. Many members of the Beautification Committee are considered elderly, although we do not feel that way, but we are self-isolating and with the schools closed, we do not know what will happen in the months ahead. Rest assured, as soon as we can get back to a regular schedule, we will be out there with the students continuing this project. Until then, see updates on our Facebook page.