Harbor District News & Stories

Pool for poor panned in U-T San Diego

Silent treatment for new Pardee position on water board

Developer Douglas Manchester's U-T San Diego has been all over the fate of the new fountain at the county administration center. Heavily used by inner-city families, the giant water feature has been singled out by ...

Veterans for Peace makes its (grave) mark

"The feedback has changed significantly over the years."

A group of military veterans gathered in front of the Midway museum downtown before the city's annual Veterans Day parade with a display intended to both memorialize and call attention to Southern California soldiers who've ...

Flying in style

Red Hat ladies, a paintballer, and a writer

"I have missed four flights already today," Oliver Lang tells me with a heavy sigh as he adjusts the straps on his canvas backpack. He is on his way to Frankurt, Germany to play in ...

Comic-Con cosplayer did not “fall”

Teen girl’s mom refutes Harbor Police hypothesis

The media were already publishing articles about females being sexually harassed at comic-book conventions when a 17-year-old cosplayer (going by the cosplay name of Milly Makara) was found unconscious and injured in the early-morning hours ...

PETA makes Lindbergh Field eat it

Animal-rights ad against SeaWorld to go up at airport today

In the face of a pending lawsuit, officials at the San Diego International Airport have backed down on a refusal to run an anti-SeaWorld advertisement directed at incoming tourists. The ad, sponsored by People for ...

Port parking ruse — er, pilot program in effect

Meter rate jumps to $1.75 an hour in some Embarcadero lots

The Port of San Diego has decided to experiment with a "parking meter pilot program," which might better be described as a localized hike in parking-meter rates. There are 186 metered public parking spaces at ...

King tides a harbinger of sea-level rise?

San Diego Coastkeeper gives bay tour previewing 2050's "new normal"

King tides, the highest of high-water marks that come around just a few times each year, became evident at beaches and bays across San Diego during the past week. Environmental and water-quality advocacy group San ...

Dad rescues daughter from Embarcadero’s water

Second time in two weeks!

People walking along the Embarcadero near Anthony's Seafood restaurant on Sunday afternoon, January 13, at around 4:30, were startled to see a soaking-wet, fully dressed man running along the sidewalk. The man was the father ...

Roman Abramovich yacht on San Diego’s Embarcadero

Two helicopter pads, pool, spa, hot tub...

Anyone strolling along San Diego's Embarcadero might wonder who owns the super yacht docked at the B Street/Broadway Pier. The yacht, named Luna, is 377 feet long and is owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. ...

Eucalyptus art at Ruocco Park in Harbor District

Port sports wood work by Roman de Salvo

An interesting local public-art installation can be found in Ruocco Park, 3.3 acres of bayfront land that were dedicated on September 18, 2012, according to the Port of San Diego website. Located west of Pacific ...

Windy times at Big Bay Balloon Parade

Woody Woodpecker kisses pavement

Despite Wednesday's rain, the streets of downtown dried up in time for the Big Bay Balloon Parade on Thursday, December 27, but high winds made it hard to control some of the giant balloons. Moderate ...

G Street Pier Overhaul

The San Diego Port District is replacing pilings and renovating the outer facing of the G Street Pier. Many of the old logs used as pilings along the outer edge of the structure are being ...

Christian Evangelists Attend Comic-Con

A group of about 30 Christian Fundamentalists holding signs spread out near the Convention Center on Friday morning, July 13. While waiting to cross Harbor Drive, I struck up a conversation with Joshua, who told ...

Mr. Silverman of the Embarcadero

On my daily walks along the Embarcadero, I love running into my favorite character standing in front of Anthony's Fish Grotto on Harbor Drive and Ash Street. The original San Diego Silverman, an independent artist, ...

Unconditional Surrender “Kiss-In” Draws Crowd

Ocean Beach photographer Michael Realpeople gathered an estimated 50 couples and onlookers at the Embarcadero on the morning of February 18 to reenact the kiss that inspired the 25-foot-tall "Unconditional Surrender" statue. Many art lovers ...

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