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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. ...

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 ...

Mountain bikers allowed on Miramar? Affirmative

"The decision has been made to open Stowe Trail."

Last year, mountain bikers who trespassed onto U.S. Marine Corps land at the east end of Miramar received $500 citations and saw their bikes (and in one case, a motorcycle) seized by military police. Next ...

Unexplained explosion explained in Ocean Beach

"The first responder from SDG&E found the leak was 95 percent."

On August 22 at about 7 p.m., San Diego Police Department cruisers, fire and rescue vehicles, and SDG&E crews responded a complaint of a natural-gas odor in a garage located near Santa Cruz and Del ...

Tijuana makes the list of least-friendly cities

"It still suffers from a long-held reputation of being ‘dirty’ and ‘unsafe.’"

According to the August 15 edition of Condé Nast Traveler, only Newark, New Jersey, rates as less friendly than Tijuana in its annual Readers’ Choice Awards survey. Here’s what the magazine had to say about ...

No Encinitas home for Mom or Pop

Longtime Mexican restaurant the next to close up

August 21 was the last day of business for Garcia’s, a longtime Mexican restaurant in Encinitas’ Village Square I strip mall shopping center, on the 1400 block of Encinitas Boulevard. According to neighboring businesses, the ...

Pokémon goes to Coronado and stays there

"That horrible game needs to be banned in this perfect town."

"I'm sorry but ENOUGH IS ENOUGH," wrote Coronado resident Stephanie Laurel Williams on Facebook on August 23rd. "I am a 49 year old surgeon. I went to Vons to get food for school lunches at ...

Oceanside Harbor battle ended?

Fishing businesses chart courses for zero conflict

The battle for recreational sportfishing in Oceanside Harbor may be over. The long-standing dispute between "Captain Joe" Cacciola of the Sea Star and the landing’s operator, Helgren’s Sportfishing, has been decided. On August 19, it ...

Korean War dogfighter recognized

Retired Navy captain Royce Williams rolls in for presentation of painting

On Saturday morning (August 20), while walking around Sweetwater Harley Davidson with Marine veteran and salesman Bobby Bradshaw, we stopped by a poster depicting the cover of the January 2016 edition of Homeland Magazine, which ...

Hunger striker for and against Trump

"I need to talk to him.”

On August 19, Jim Dillehay put the word out via his Facebook page and blog (HungerStrike4DonaldTrump) that he was going on a hunger strike on August 22. Why? He’s hoping to get Trump’s attention long ...

Australian blubber jelly invades harbor

"We seem to have exported a game-changing pest.”

While taking a maritime tour of the San Diego Harbor the afternoon of August 16, Neisa McMillin and her tour guide William Moss (aka “Captain Bill”) spotted a dozen brown jellyfish covered in white spots. ...

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