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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. ...

Encinitas Kentucky Fried Chicken flies the coop

“I got to work and they were just gone.”

The Kentucky Fried Chicken at 266 North El Camino Real closed abruptly last week. The signage and familiar KFC logos were removed overnight. “I got to work and they were just gone,” said an employee ...

San Diego’s planning commission overrules Gaslamp groups

CVS won’t sell liquor on Fifth and J

Less than 24 hours after downtown's community planning group shot down plans for a 10,800-square-foot CVS store proposed for the Gaslamp Quarter, the citywide Planning Commission approved the same plan — by the same 2-1 ...

The haunted steakhouse and taller Oceanside tales

Capone, Shatner, and Gilligan linked to local lore

There are several stories that have been circulating around Oceanside for decades. Unfortunately, it's now been revealed that most are not true. Yet, there is that one about the Hunter Steakhouse being haunted... That one ...

Many players, more talk about I.B. pocket park

Lots done, lots planned — why is community group dissatisfied?

Six months after the celebratory announcement of a "pocket park" in Imperial Beach that was supposed to turn an eyesore into a community area for this summer, the local nonprofit organization that donated $10,000 is ...

Encinitas elections seemingly a family affair

Did husbands of outgoing councilwomen spoof mayoral candidate husband?

The seat in the Encinitas mayor’s office and three on the council are up for grabs in November. Three spouses of current and former councilwomen and one son-in-law of a former governor indicated they would ...

Campus at center of "I Don't Like Mondays" shooting to move

Former Grover Cleveland school in San Carlos to be site of 50 homes

On August 18, a hearing with the city’s planning commission will decide if a proposed residential block development gets the green light. The project application proposes to build 50 homes where a charter school (Magnolia ...

Lil B's closes

El Cajon Boulevard restaurant had replaced long-running Johnny's R

Lil B’s Urban Eatery at 2611 El Cajon Boulevard in North Park has closed down. All the windows are covered. Their listed phone number doesn’t answer. More than a week ago when I ate there, ...

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