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Stinks like sewage, it's likely sewage

Incomplete dredging of Tijuana River Valley created hazards

City dredging of the Tijuana River Valley channels was left unfinished in the spring, but it was after crews destroyed a popular river crossing, according to speakers at the San Diego City Council meeting on ...

TJ's a tough place to own a small business

Rude authorities, 75% chance of being robbed...

At least 75 percent of Tijuana's small businesses have been victimized by armed robbers, according to the head of a trade group. And what's worse, said Heriberto Villalobos Rentería, president of a national small-business organization ...

Space for a Shack in Hillcrest?

Troubled electronics store chain plans closings

RadioShack Corporation's September 11 announcement of second-quarter financial results strongly suggested that store closings are coming. Joseph C. Magnacca, chief executive officer, said the company “may need additional capital.” Magnacca also announced possible “debt restructuring” ...

Free parking in La Mesa

Report says city may lose about $490,000 during streetscape project

The La Mesa City Council on September 9 voted 3-2 to temporarily suspend enforcement of parking meters downtown, a move to compensate for disruptions caused by the $5 million Downtown Village Streetscape Improvement Project. Starting ...

Coronado eucalyptus trees destined for doom

“The whole thing happened without any notice whatsoever.”

Kirby Watson has resided in the shade of the eucalyptus trees on Coronado Island’s E Avenue for over 45 years. She said she was devastated when she received a letter from the City of Coronado ...

Goodbye, greenhouse buzz

Cordova Nursery closed, land sold

Another petal of the former Flower Capital of the World has withered away. The Cordova Nursery wholesale greenhouses, at 720 Balour Drive, in Encinitas, have closed. The property has been sold, and on September 9, ...

Senior sedan embarks on medical pot odyssey

Bud-hunting retirees seek respite from health issues in Hillcrest

Things sure have changed in the pot world over the past 45 years. In college, in order to score a joint, one had to have a friend who had a friend who had a friend ...

First-class gas for cheaper

North County station owner explains economics of local fuel biz

Gas prices along North County’s coastline — from Del Mar to Carlsbad — usually average 10 to 15 cents higher than most areas of San Diego. However a few days ago, the FOX5 morning news ...

Cheese train

Not much deterrent for illegal vendors on the trolley

A light-skinned Mexican wearing casual work clothes with a tie around his neck stands in the trolley with a black backpack. He looks around to make sure there are no security guards watching him. Then ...

Tijuana gets help from federal cops

Surge in violence warrants presidential dispatch of 400 officers

Members of a newly created and specially trained federal police force began arriving in Tijuana last week to help local officers combat a growing wave of violent crime. According to press reports, about 100 members ...

Spring Valley bar to ditch liquor license

Hookah bar owner turns attention to beer and “well-behaved clientele”

Andrew Somo, the owner of A-1 Hookah Bar in Spring Valley, is trading in his liquor license for a beer license because he wants a nicer clientele. But to do that, he has had to ...

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