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La Mesa's last skirmishes with illegal pot dispensaries?

An assessment of landscape in advance of November 8 vote

La Mesa voters on November 8 will decide whether to approve a citizen-sponsored initiative to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in the city, a proposal voters rejected in November 2014. Since then, the La Mesa City ...

Where to go for Tijuana AIDS

Anonymous sex a factor in increased infection rate

At least 30 new cases of HIV infection are reported each month in Baja California, and the leader of a prominent AIDS organization says he knows what's behind the alarming statistic, particularly in Tijuana. Steam ...

College Area mini-dorm crisis in full swing

More trash, more code enforcement, more calls for police...

College Area residents are shepherding new rules against mini-dorms toward the city council, rules that would set a limit of five or six bedrooms on lots smaller than 10,000 square feet. City employees agree with ...

Ocean Beach lemonade stand tops $100 in profits

"You have to spend money to make money," says six-year-old Dylan.

About ten weeks ago, six-year-old Dylan Rodrigues told his parents that he really wanted a hundred-dollar bill. His parents, Holly Raines and Marco Rodrigues, told him — somewhat jokingly — that he better get to ...

"[Breast] Size Matters" billboard down, controversy over

Temecula plastic surgeon saw humor where others saw objectification

A breast-size billboard controversy recently came to an end after two freeway signs that advertised a plastic surgery center in Murrieta were changed. The first sign, which read "Size Matters," was placed in January above ...

Builders sued for grading waste

"Imposing a penalty...will discourage future development...."

The state water-control board socked the builders of the Valencia Hills project in Lemon Grove with a $603,232 fine Wednesday (August 10) for letting grading waste spill into Chollas Creek. The Regional Water Quality Control ...

Georgia Street Bridge restoration begins

Demise of streetcars signaled beginning of decades-long demolition talk

After decades of back-and-forth about whether to demolish or restore the Georgia Street Bridge, restoration of the 102-year-old structure began on August 3. The project was supposed to break ground in the fall of 2015 ...

Barkworthy: an off-leash dog park for Imperial Beach

Rover, Fido, and Bowser may soon get a spot

Imperial beach dogs may soon get a place to play off-leash, after city officials recently reviewed options and asked its Parks and Recreation committee to come up with a list of possible locations and potential ...

Booze denied for La Jolla block party

"Everyone on the street signed a petiiton in favor of it."

For three years, families living on Belloc Court, a cul-de-sac with 16 houses east of Mt. Soledad, held an August block party with the city's blessing. But this year, the neighbors' attempt to get a ...

Why "Normal Heights"?

Safely assumed answer is over 100 years old

"Why is this neighborhood named 'Normal Heights'?" is a question asked frequently by residents and non-residents of this neighborhood. Here is the answer: In 1905, when Col. D.C. Collier and the University Heights Syndicate bought ...

Too close to Rancho Santa Fe

What kind of business can you run on Artesian Road?

Depending on who is telling the story, Darryl L. Hronek is either building storage for the business on his property or being harassed by a vindictive neighbor who is using the county's code enforcement unit ...

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