University Heights

Because cyborgs

Chad's account of his time as a soldier in the battle against chair loss.

Some say it’s an old Kumeyaay curse. Others blame a ghost named Gertrude. I suspect the place is some sort of vortex. Whatever the case, a University Heights home known as the Xoo (née the ...

Hanna's Gourmet: Neat meat loaf

BeHe brunch spot excels at dinner too

As if Adams Avenue didn’t already have enough good dinner spots. Now Hanna’s Gourmet, long a popular weekend brunch spot, is serving dinner — and it's good. Hanna’s has been expanded from its original use ...

Bacon & Barrels

Top events and things to do in San Diego this week, May 29–June 4

Porcelain, a pure white, high-firing clay that at its finest has the translucency and resonance of glass, was first discovered in China. There it was formed into elegant vessels for the nobility and later produced ...

Trying to live up to the fish tacos of lore

Local family-owned restaurant brings just enough Baja to work

I'm not sure what's more disturbing, that I hold every fish taco I eat up to the standards set by a greasy street cart selling them for 85 centavos apiece on some desolate stretch of ...

Tropical wave strikes 30th at Chris' Ono Grinds

Island-style cuisine just like mom used to make it

Over the past few years, the food and drink corridor of 30th Street has grown beyond its University Avenue origins to extend past El Cajon Boulevard and clear through BeHe up to Adams. Locales such ...

Get a refresher on the birds and the bees

Top events and things to do in San Diego this week, May 8–May 14

The 13th annual zydeco and Cajun festival showcases over 60 bands, artists, and performers, plus food, dancing, and “8000 pounds of crawfish straight from Louisiana.” Also on tap: authentic Creole food, dance lessons, kids’ activities, ...

From innocence to evil

Thrill Me at Diversionary a solid effort with a tricky piece

Leopold and Loeb: the dark-eyed, slick-haired, “thrill killers” of 1924 could have posed for Arrow shirt ads. Nathan Leopold, 19, and Richard Loeb, 18, were intelligent lawyers-to-be. Leopold had a 210 IQ and claimed to ...

This is not my zereshk polo

The pains of getting an off meal at a favorite restaurant

Some of the most enjoyable salads I've eaten have come from the kitchen of Soltan Banoo, a Persian restaurant maintaining a low key presence on Park Blvd in University Heights. The place never seems to ...

Wings were not meant to be seen by daylight

Accidentally wandering into a fast food chain and regretting it.

It looks like a fast food restaurant, and operates like a fast food chain, but it focuses almost exclusively on wings, by all rights a bar food. Yes they serve beer and have a TV on, but the place would never work as a sports bar, and doesn't actually serve food quickly enough to qualify as convenient. It is extremely cheap though.

University Heights school building followup

San Diego Unified provides notes from closed-session meeting

A recent Reader article dealt with a long-stalled-plan to renovate the historic Teachers Training Annex #1 at 4100 Normal Street, turning it into a public library. The empty and deteriorating building is owned by the ...

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