On November 23, 2007, José Luis Rodriguez was one of two people fatally shot in three unsolved shootings that took place in Chula Vista while celebrating his 18th birthday. A Sweetwater High School graduate, José was in his first semester at San Diego City College and worked as a Student Worker for the Lincoln Acres Branch of San Diego County Library. Described as perpetually upbeat, José was very respected and highly regarded by the Lincoln Acres community and beloved by the students who visited the library. A bright young man with a bright future, José aspired to be a doctor one day. José's life displayed values that are an inspiration to all who knew him. His bright spirit and positive outlook will never be forgotten, and are a glowing example to everyone in the Lincoln Acres community.
San Diego County Crimestoppers is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction. More information can be found at San Diego County Crime Stoppers.
The Friends of the Lincoln Acres Library sponsor an annual scholarship program for a graduating senior at Sweetwater High School. Applications are being accepted now through November 29, 2014. This year's essay prompt is: How my school and library experiences motivated me to further my education.