Neighborhood News

End of the line for Carl's Jewelers

After three generations, the family craft won't be passed on

Health issues led the late Carl Goldberg to move his family from New York to San Carlos, where he opened Carl's Jewelers in 1978. His daughter Adele (Goldberg) Garland's health issues prompted a "Going Out ...

No pool party at Bud Kearns this summer, kids

Morley Field facility revamp delayed until 2016 (at least)

Kathy Taylor watched her eight-year-old son blossom after joining the swim team at Bud Kearns Municipal Pool last summer. Her son was excited about being on the swim team again this summer…but the "Closed Until ...

Grand Deli Mike won't slam greedy landlords

Carlsbad institution to close after 28 years

Mike Downs and his family have owned the Grand Deli, on the corner of Grand Avenue and Roosevelt Street in Carlsbad Village, for 28 years. On August 27, he will close the doors to the ...

Mexican authorities burn tons of marijuana

August 18 incineration doesn't impress reporter much

On Tuesday, August 18, authorities in Tijuana reportedly burned over 70 tons of drugs. The incineration was covered by most Mexican media. The event was called “Magno Evento de Incineración de Narcóticos.” However, no single ...

Hodad's Bossman lives on, 6 months later

Favored philosophy: “It’s not life or death, it’s lunch or dinner”

On August 5, I eye two men from outside Hodad’s in Ocean Beach (they also have a downtown location). They polish off their bacon doubles beneath a painted mural of a burger surfing the curl ...

Female Beholder chosen fave for Pacific Classic

Post positions drawn for $1,000,000 Del Mar horse race on Saturday

Even though there’s a one-in-ten chance of winning $1,000,000 on August 22, the ten owners of horses entered into the Pacific Classic at Del Mar had to wait on August 19 for the drawing for ...

Clairemont and Eastlake softball teams burgled

Equipment theft occurred during short hiatus, suggestive of inside job

On Friday, August 14, a softball-team manager discovered that the storage shed for the Clairemont Girl's Fastpitch Softball League had been broken into. League president Marie Wiggins said on August 17 that the theft happened ...

Fletcher Hills gets fetchin' entryway

Barren median replaced by stone slab and native landscape

It took 40 years to lay out the welcome mat, but the west side of Fletcher Hills finally has a spruced-up median at the intersection of Valley Lake and Fanita drives. The Valley Lake Median ...

Prices paid for San Diego public loos

Annual cleaning tab is $99,720 for two; in Portland, six cost less than $105K

A lot has, and hasn’t, happened in the decades since downtown’s public restroom shortage came to light. Two grand jury reports and vast sums of money have been aimed at the problem, the homeless population ...

Old Town's old pepper trees targeted

Sentiment can't repair buckled sidewalk hazard

LuAnn Porter attempted to rally the troops on Facebook to attend the Old Town San Diego Community Planning Group meeting on Wednesday, August 12. It ended up being a small affair with six or seven ...

Fishy paint job for La Mesa catwalk

Will artful sidewalk ward off city's less desirable elements?

When school started on August 13 at Maryland Avenue Elementary in La Mesa, students were pleased to find that a nearby formerly unkempt walkway had been changed into a work of art. After City of ...

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