Harbor District News & Stories

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Swearing-in ceremony on U.S.S. Midway

Boniface Anoje was a proud dad when his son, Navy serviceman Nick Anoje, received his American citizenship on July 1. In the special citizenship ceremony, planned to coincide with Independence Day celebrations, the former Nigerian ...

Palms win, hands down

La Jolla Village Garden Club's bid to plant downtown jacarandas gets the ax

Dorothy Carroll of the La Jolla Village Garden Club was ready to offer dozens of jacaranda trees on behalf of the club to decorate the new Lane Field development along the Embarcadero. But she got ...

Port District parking cost to rise

PR spin touts "modern, user-friendly interface to visitors" — Yay!

The price to park is set to spike across San Diego's bay front, following approval last week by the Port of San Diego of the purchase and installation of 520 solar-powered "smart meters" and a ...

Boom purveyors' pollution in light of day

Though it's not obvious, local waters get fireworked over, reports indicate

San Diego has had 111 fireworks events since 2011, when the state water-quality control board began requiring permits — not including SeaWorld's maximum of 150 a year, which are counted under a different permit. Most ...

Car-less in Mission Bay

The case for a waterfront bike-cation (take the Green Line trolley).

A former wetland dredged in the 1940s to create a water playground surrounded by public parks, San Diego’s Mission Bay is nirvana for those who like easy, scenic bicycling. Paved trails that line much of ...

The green people are back

"Our transit campaign envisions a transit-first, walkable and bikeable future."

Climate change activists were vocal again Wednesday morning (April 8), this time gathering in front of the County Administration Center to promote their goals for a new county climate plan days after asking mayor Kevin ...

Perfect for May gray and June gloom

Does Dorothy Carroll have a jacaranda for you?

Dorothy Carroll wants to cover the county with jacaranda trees, including the landscaping of the new 400-room hotel planned for Lane Field South, downtown on the Embarcadero. “They are perfect for the time of the ...

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 ...

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