Spring Valley

Scene Not Heard

A second compilation from San Diego's unsung punks

“All these people said they would use our music on their comps. The problem is, those comps never came out.” That’s why longtime punker Ugly Lenny of Inciting Riots became Ugly Lenny record producer when ...

Going green

Area man celebrates Irish heritage all year 'round

Saint Patrick's Day has come and gone, but for at least one San Diego County man, "the wearing of the green" isn't something you do for one day a year. It's a way of life. ...

Something feral this way comes

With springtime's approach, the kitties are homeless again

La Mesa resident Tiffany heard the distinctive sounds of cat courtship in January and knew she would again face the issue of feral cats near her home. "We've been struggling [with it] since we moved ...

Spring Valley bar to ditch liquor license

Hookah bar owner turns attention to beer and “well-behaved clientele”

Andrew Somo, the owner of A-1 Hookah Bar in Spring Valley, is trading in his liquor license for a beer license because he wants a nicer clientele. But to do that, he has had to ...

Spring Valley hatchet attack committed by fugitive

Witnesses and dog help nab parolee, now facing attempted-murder charges

A fugitive in violation of his parole terms is back in custody after adding robbery and attempted-murder charges to his rap sheet over the weekend. On Saturday afternoon, April 12, 24-year-old Harold Hill entered the ...

Noah Homes, an upside to Down syndrome

We should all live so well

The residents deserve to live as well as anyone else, not better.

All Things BBQ: Cali Comfort

The second-best barbecue on the Bancroft Road exit off the 94

What’s a Kamenitza beer, from far-off Bulgaria, doing in Cali Comfort? Long story short, the owner is Bulgarian. The place has been in his family for some time. Used to be a breakfast place, but ...

Rancho Shampoo

Amid playing with Mexicali hardcore outfit Los Nuevos Maevans (actually just some dudes Milli Vanilli-ing a pre-recorded ’80s punk play-list — seriously), Guillermo Estrada went on a spirit quest and re-invented himself as flute-tooting techno-shaman ...

All Things BBQ: Valley Farm BBQ Stand

An out-of-the-way shack in Spring Valley serves up delicious 'cue at a fair price. What more could you ask?

Part of the Valley Farm BBQ Stand’s charm is its utter lack of ambiance. The place is nothing but a shack in a grocery store parking lot, with a few patio tables for “seating.” Hulking ...

Spring Valley’s Christmas tree guy

Tim Gross hauls his wares from WA in seven 18-wheelers

If you have lived in Spring Valley for any period of time, then you have probably bought a Christmas tree from Tim Gross. Since 1981, he has transported thousands of Christmas trees from his 200-acre ...