Sports Arena

The Who. The Hits

Standing in ovation, the crowd bridged the (my) generation gap

Thirty-four years after their first farewell, mod-rockers the Who hit San Diego on their latest (rescheduled) swan song. With only two surviving members, this really could be the last time… Okay, it's not the classic ...

Protest at Sports Arena Verizon store

Telecom union workers speak out against jobs being sent abroad

As many as 100 local telecom union workers converged on a Verizon Wireless storefront on Sports Arena Boulevard Thursday afternoon (May 5) in support of striking Verizon workers. The workers they're supporting, however, are call-center ...

The Shadows of Nasty City

Surf-punk four-piece outgrows hip-hop high school

If you go to Sweetwater High, chances are good you are into hip-hop. “That’s just what all the kids from National City are into,” says Andy Saldana, singer/guitarist of Los Shadows. “Our area is gangster ...

It's the end of the world as Muse knows it...

The setlist pulled the most paranoid and apocalyptic songs from their seven albums

It was the end of the world inside the Valley View Casino Center, and the audience couldn’t have been happier. The destruction and mayhem was courtesy of British space rockers Muse, who are currently on ...

Garth Brooks: Entertainment Icon

Entertainment Tonight surprises country singer on opening night in San Diego

What’s the best way to get over not being named CMA Entertainer of the Year? Being christened an “icon” by someone who knows a thing or two about the subject. A day after losing out ...

Man on fire

Zip-tied and with a gas can

On Friday afternoon, July 18, at about 12:30, a man apparently set himself on fire next to the Home Depot parking lot, across the street from the Valley View Casino Center. The victim had been ...

Rundown on SDPD’s Homeless Outreach Team

Practical intervention for serial inebriates

While recently pulling into the Sports Arena Boulevard parking lot shared by Red Lobster, Phil's BBQ, and other businesses, I saw a San Diego Police Department van parking in front of me. (The SDPD also ...

RV residents chased from Sports Arena parking lots

Unwelcome at beach and inland

As authorities in beach areas and on Shelter Island have been cracking down on prolonged parking of motor-homes, some of those RV residents have migrated to the Sports Arena area’s parking lots. However, businesses — ...

New Retail construction in Midway District

A bank and two restaurants

Temporary fencing went up on the morning of Wednesday, Febuary 27, in a section of the parking lot along the 3200 block of Sports Arena Boulevard, between the Union Bank and Petco in the Midway ...

Storage Wars host Dave Hester spotted at Kobey’s Swap Meet

YUUP! he was fired, but unfairly, he says

One of my favorite TV shows is called Storage Wars, and I like to go down to Kobey's Swap Meet at the Valley View Casino Center (Sports Arena) to look for the collectibles I like ...

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