Recently came across the article “Stomp Off-Leash Park Romp” (“City Lights,” June 18). There is another unofficial off-leash park not mentioned in your article — Western Hills Park in Bay Park.
A group of people has been going there for years with their dogs. But it is for leashed dogs only and not one of the authorized off-leash parks.
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I’m sure like most publishers you need to cut costs on print and paper, but you’ve reduced the size of your fonts to a point where you’ve rendered your content unreadable without a magnifying glass. Please strike a better balance between costs and readability. Thanks.
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JUNE BLOG WINNERS
Blog: Word Freak
Entry: “You Can’t Drink the Early Bird Special”
It’s hard find a good place to drink in Chula Vista. I don’t know what scheme the city planners enacted to kill the night life, but it worked. Finding a nice bar in Chula Vista is harder than finding a golf course in San Ysidro.
There are plenty of places to buy drinks in Chula Vista. Restaurants. Grocery stores. Sushi bars. But there are no true night life spots. Nowhere to stand around with good friends, listen to music, buy a few rounds, and drink a little too much.
Instead, if you want to get a drink after the sun goes down, you may be stuck at Chili’s. Nothing is better than doing a shot next to a kid in a highchair. Margarita Chicken is not a substitute for a margarita. Chili’s is where youth goes to die. Nothing is more fun than telling stories about the night Mary had too many chicken fingers... Read the rest of this blog entry.
Blog: Vista Blues
Entry: “At Home At Vista Ranch…”
The part of Vista I call home is a former motel called Vista Ranch. Located on Escondido Avenue, this 1950’s-era motor lodge offers a nice place for a single fellow to come home to. A small laundry, a basketball court surrounded by grass, plenty of parking, and decent rent make Vista Ranch worth having to “hang-a-ueee” on Escondido Avenue to get to.
Escondido Avenue runs from Highway 78 to the south, to Eucalyptus Avenue to the north. Across the street from my place is a Vons Grocery, a Yum-Yum Doughnut Shop, a fabric store, a Trendy Indoor Bazzar, and various other shops. The NCTD Breeze’s 334/335 route services it on weekdays, while the 302 can be caught on South Santa Fe Avenue. The Sprinter can be accessed at the Escondido Avenue station, which is a twelve minute walk uphill for me. ... Read the rest of this blog entry.
Neighborhood: Mission Valley
Blog: Right Smack Dab in the Middle
Entry: “Neighborly Noises”
Two weeks after I’d moved in, one of my new neighbors, Gris Glums, asked how I liked living here. “Noise bother you yet?”
I said it hadn’t, probably because I was pounding nails for pictures, dropping silverware on kitchen tiles, dragging furniture over hardwood floors. And tuning my piano had taken forever. I was making my own noise.
“It’ll get to you,” Gris assured me. He jerked his thumb toward a small park. “Comes from our good neighbors over there.” I had never heard neighbors pronounced with such disgust.
The neighbors who disgusted Gris were the residents of Casa de Amigos, an apartment building on the other side of the park. Home after work, they released dogs and considerations, grabbed beers and boom boxes, and convened in the park to break up dog fights and take advantage of cell phone reception. Living opposite the park, we heard it all. ... Read the rest of this blog entry.