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Work begins on City Heights skate park

After nearly ten years of hoops-jumping and opposition

Construction in Park de la Cruz in City Heights, a neighborhood starved for parks, finally began last week after years of wrangling over the disorganized area south of Cherokee Point Elementary School, west of I-15. ...

Stingray incidents spike in San Diego waters

23-year-old female with arterial bleeding

August 19 —HP contacted several subjects who were in Chula Vista Bayfront Park after hours. One of the subjects was taken to jail due to being in violation of a court order. —Unknown age female ...

Soundcloud needs to make it rain

Music website holds buried classical treasures

Have you heard of Soundcloud? It's for sale if you've got $1 billion. There are murmurs that the company is seeking to be purchased because it's not making money. In other words, Soundcloud isn’t “making ...

Civic San Diego sued by Little Italy restaurant

Owners of Mexican restaurant claim inept handling of noise complaints

The owner of a Little Italy Mexican restaurant and lounge, Entrada Taqueria, says the city-owned and privately run nonprofit Civic San Diego cost him $2 million in damages by closing his restaurant down over noise ...

Active-shooter drill in Mission Valley

Firemen escorted by police, havoc caused, hostages taken...

A quiet Sunday morning (August 28) in Mission Valley East took on a different look just after 8 a.m. A contingent of San Diego police, fire and rescue personnel, and shopping-center security cordoned off a ...

Strong libations! You’ve been warned!

Drinks and a view at Bali Hai

When I’m stressed out, an ocean view is the tonic that I crave. There’s something so calming about that expanse of blue, the ripples on the surface, the wide openness of the water. Recently, after ...

San Ysidro will check its own dang air quality

Community leaders not satisfied with monitoring by government agencies

San Ysidro has three freeways cutting through it. The approximately 29,000 residents also live next to the largest land port of entry in the world — and estimated 50,000 vehicles cross the border daily. It’s ...

That Seventies vibe

Eye of Newt, Toe of Frog San Diego covens. Force claimed he had played a role, witchwise, in the indictment of San Diego's former Mayor Curran and his staff, in the Yellow Cab scandal. By ...

Ten clubs in one night for one price

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego August 30–September 4

Tuesday 30 KSDS introduces the first annual Jazz Club Caravan, which tours to ten jazz spots from 6 to 10 p.m. Buses run every 10 minutes and the cover price is included in one ticket, ...

Is El Niño giving way to La Niña?

The days of wahoo, shortbill spearfish, blue marlin, and opah in U.S. Pacific waters may be over.

Inshore: The calico catch continues to slide as the rockfish pick up, seemingly early in season after the last two amazing years in the San Diego area inshore fishery. Yellowtail numbers also fell off dramatically, ...

Mozart or Paxil?

No one likes ugly-man-sob face

I feel that it is appropriate every now and then to get a tad personal in my writing here. Today I look to Mozart once again. We just discussed the mammoth release of recordings for ...

San Diego snags coveted nod from prestigious periodical

No. 4 on the charts, but No. 1 in their hearts

Citing the city’s “temperate climate, numerous underpasses, beautiful public parks, and historically generous populace,” Hobo Magazine has awarded San Diego its annual “golden shopping cart,” ranking it the number-one city in the country in which ...

Poke by any other name would not taste as sweet

Wherefore art thou, One N Half?

Right on trend, I noticed a new poke shop is about to open on University Avenue in North Park, and it’s got a terrible name. Poki One N Half does use an alternate spelling of ...

OB hippies, San Diego oceanfront lots, Sunset Cliffs deaths, Pacific Beach gangs

Beach life: 1981-1991

Low Tide at OB Today, although drug traffic is still heavy, the overall crime rate for serious offenses – including rape and other sex crimes, assault, burglary, robbery, grand theft, auto theft, and petty theft ...

A time of shore birds and jasminum

Shore Birds migrating southward are beginning to arrive in San Diego County. Through fall and winter various ducks, sandpipers, and plovers will be spotted in increased numbers in the county’s coastal wetlands. Best bird-watching spots ...

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