Lemon Grove

Party with a platter of carnitas at El Pachanguero

Leona's lush carnitas

"I need a novio!” This is Leona. She’s standing by as I chow into her lush carnitas, basically slow-cooked pork on a plate loaded with frijoles, grated cotija cheese, avocado slices, pico de gallo, and ...

Kids still get a hardcore voice

San Diego teens pick up where their big brothers' bands left off

Take Offense lead guitarist Greg Cerwonka says playing at Saturday’s hardcore five-band mosh-fest is just part of the circle of punk-rock life. “When we were younger we would see older bands we looked up to,” ...

Builders sued for grading waste

"Imposing a penalty...will discourage future development...."

The state water-control board socked the builders of the Valencia Hills project in Lemon Grove with a $603,232 fine Wednesday (August 10) for letting grading waste spill into Chollas Creek. The Regional Water Quality Control ...

San Diego’s only dedicated chicken-and-waffles restaurant

Lemon Grove’s Da Chicken Coop

If you want to know about Da Chicken Coop, there is only one question that matters: How does it stack up against Roscoe’s? Aw, stop groaning. You have to ask. There is no other metric ...

Best burger within a short drive

Charley’s Famous Hamburgers

When San Diegans discuss the area’s best burger, the two top contenders are usually Hodad’s in Ocean Beach and Downtown and Rocky’s Crown Pub near Pacific Beach. I understand. Both places make high-quality burgers. I ...

We didn't want the sandwiches to stop

Root beer and steak strips and onion-pepper tangles and cookies and lots of everything

‘Ya-hooo! Drink Mountain Dew!” I’m in a museum here. On a side street in Lemon Grove, looking at this ancient wall ad. I like the last line, too: “It’ll tickle yore innards!” Next to it, ...

Construction outfit ordered to pay $850k

Valencia Hills developer accused of polluting Chollas Creek

The development company behind the 78-home Valencia Hills project is facing nearly $850,000 in fines for letting water pollution end up in Chollas Creek, according to a complaint filed by the Regional Water Quality Control ...

Lemon Grove man crashes truck eight times before drunk-driving arrest

Hits light pole and car on Federal and College Avenue

A drunk driver was involved in a series of crashes spanning from Lemon Grove to San Diego before finally being apprehended early Wednesday morning (August 5), authorities are reporting. Shortly before 7 a.m., sheriff's deputies ...

How small can a small house be?

New ordinance “will radically change the way people live in San Diego.”

It’s the kind of change that gives tiny-house supporters hope. On June 4, new zoning rules will go into effect that make it easier to build small, detached homes on city lots outside the coastal ...

No more playtime for Pepper

Multiple witnesses say cop shot dogs after being urged not to

A Lemon Grove man is suing the City of San Diego and its police department for the shooting death of his dog, Pepper, a 14-year-old shepherd mix, in July 2014. Kenneth Stetler filed the complaint ...

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