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Nonprofit seeking to replace tools following theft

SAN DIEGO — More than $1,000 worth of gardening equipment was stolen Tuesday night from the nonprofit Second Chance. 

The nonprofit is seeking help from the community to replace the tools.

The tools were stolen from a shed in the Urban Garden on Imperial Avenue, where Second Chance youth learn to make transitions through training courses and develop urban gardening skills. The tools were being used to transform a parking lot into a garden.

Second Chance is seeking to replace rakes, brooms, and shovels, gopher traps, hoes, watering jugs, ladders, drills, paint and more.

Gardening equipment or funds to help purchase the equipment may be dropped off at the Second Chance offices at 6145 Imperial Ave. Visit secondchanceprogram.org or call Maureen Polimadei at (619) 839-0953 for more information.