Kensington News and Stories

Heather Rae Morton draws smaller than you!

Kensington artist specializes in very fine lines and expressive portraits of quirky animals.

Exagerated line drawings of her pet Boston Terrier, Ladybird, fill Kensington artist Heather Rae Morton’s home studio. She’s been living and working here since moving to San Diego from Philly three years ago. The fifteen ...

Plans for Fairmount Avenue to become a “superior street”

Elevated flyovers? Why not?!

All but two Navajo Community Planners, Inc. (NCPI) members voted February 25 to send a letter stating they supported the Kensington-Talmadge Planning Group (KTPG) and the City of San Diego applying for a Caltrans grant ...

She Bangs

How women in San Diego wear the fringe

2013 is the year of the bang. Fringe hairstyles are showing up on everyone from Zooey Deschanel to Katy Perry to Jessica Biel. Below, four local ladies show off their fringes. 33-year-old Erin Jackson told ...

Rock to roll onto Aldine Drive in Kensington?

City says it poses no danger

During the past two months, Kensington residents have been baffled by the sudden appearance of a large boulder lodged into a slope along Aldine Drive. To add to the mystery, all vegetation was quickly cleared ...

Jerry Sanders watch: Kensington Starbucks

Tuesday morning, December 11, about 8:40 at the Kensington Starbucks: "What? No more big black Escalade with the entourage following you around?" Laughter at the counter. I look up and see former mayor Jerry Sanders ...

Car Rolls into Kensington Block Party

At about 7:00 p.m. on November 10, during a neighborhood block party on Bedford Drive in Kensington, a man driving a red Honda sedan slowly but deliberately drove through three barriers that blocked off the ...

Kensington/Talmadge Group Approves YMCA for City Heights

Plans for the construction of a new Copley-Price YMCA were unanimously approved last week by the Kensington/Talmadge Community Planning Group. The YMCA will be built on the old Pearson Ford dealership property at Fairmount Avenue ...

Kensington’s Aldine Drive to Be Grafitti Magnet?

The good news: Kensington and Talmadge residents are pleased that Aldine Drive, the eastern access road to/from the Kensington community from Fairmount Avenue, was reopened to through-traffic on January 9. The road had been closed ...

Crime Spike in Kensington

According to reports and SDPD community relations officer Rene Murillo, Kensington has experienced an increase in crime from January through June, with most of the crime spiking in April and May. In this five-month span, ...

Bicycle Logos Painted on Kensington Streets...What Gives?

For the past three weeks, bicycle logos have been painted on certain streets in Kensington, leaving residents baffled as to what they meant. The mystery of the logos was revealed when Jim Baross, president of ...

Kensington Community Church

Membership: 200 Denomination: United Church of Christ Pastor: Paula Elizabeth Born: Boston, Mass. Formation: Boston University School of Theology, Boston, Mass. Ordained: 13 years. San Diego Reader: How long do you spend writing your sermon? ...

Here's the Deal: Til-Two Club

A good friend of mine has this theory that In-N-Out Burger employees are actually reanimated dead kids from the ‘50s. Think about it. They’re hardworking, way too nice, and have names like Bucky, Peggy Sue, ...

Goodbye, Beauty Bar. Hello, Til-Two

After four years in business, salon/watering hole the Beauty Bar in City Heights will be throwing their farewell party on September 26. While he declined to talk about specifics, Beauty bartender Peter Kalker notes that ...

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