Neighborhood News

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 ...

New La Mesa library? Eh.

New city hall and 180-car parking garage, definitely

Although the La Mesa branch library wasn't included in the study unanimously authorized by the La Mesa City Council on August 11, La Mesa Friends of the Library president John Schmitz implored the council to ...

Bookstore muscle prevails in Carlsbad

Lhooq Books reopens after challenges foisted by city

Opened earlier this year in a small, old garage just off Carlsbad Village Drive, Lhooq Books, a rare-books bookstore, was shuttered by the city for the past three weeks. But now, after much research, owner ...

Morning mugging with an audience

"Hey, knock it off! What the hell's the matter with you?"

Shortly after 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 6, a man was attacked as he approached the main entrance to the Home Depot store located on Town Center Parkway in the Santee Plaza Shopping Center. According ...

O.B. entryway sign tagged

Gangsters invited to join artist community

"Our beloved OB Entryway Sign was tagged either last night or this morning," Gretchen Newsom informed Ocean Beach residents on Facebook Monday, August 10. Newsom, president of the Ocean Beach Town Council, said the council ...

San Ysidro border entry to get final touches

GSA promises ten booths for pedestrians — ready by summer 2016

On Thursday, August 6, the General Services Administration (GSA) gave an update to about 20 community members at The Front art gallery about the ongoing reconfiguration of the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry. Anthony ...

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