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San Diego wants more optic fiber

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Google Fiber, which is negotiating behind closed doors with San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer over the terms of possible high-speed internet system here to compete with cable operators and AT&T, has signed on the international ...

New Mission Hills library gets adornment

Clocked-out artwork

Esoteric may not be the only word to describe the city’s latest tax-financed public arts project, but it could turn out to be the kindest. Numbers recently posted by San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer’s Open ...

Never mind Bullock’s — Target is the future of dying malls

Target instead of Bullock’s, Macy’s instead of the Broadway

America’s ubiquitous shopping malls are starting to disappear. It’s not surprising, because the mid-to-lower section of the middle class — many malls’ major market — is vanishing. There is even a website that keeps the ...

Don't worry, old-timer, cell phones don't cause cancer

Low-income seniors misinformed about rooftop work?

A little before 7:30 a.m. on July 23, a crane as well as eight commercial and flatbed trucks were parked in the middle of the street in front of Sorrento Tower, a 14-story low-income senior ...

Hillcrest homeless decision leads to cyber-bully incident

Then media onslaught from publisher of gay newspaper and Carl DeMaio

Opposition to Hillcrest Business Association's decision to hire a security firm to chase out disruptive homeless people from the community has caused the association to cancel a meeting due to reports of cyber-bullying and online ...

Seaport Village "chills free speech"

Tourist spot accused of fleecing groups by forcing them to hire attorneys

An animal-rights group is suing Seaport Village and the company that manages it for implementing strict guidelines to prevent free speech from occurring at the tourist attraction. The complaint also asks that a judge place ...

SDPD’s evidence integrity spiked by water leaks

Cops’ property rooms leaking, unpoliced, costly, city auditor finds

More than a year after the county grand jury called out San Diego police for critical lapses in handling the department's property and evidence storage units, major issues remain, with evidence integrity threatened by water ...

Hotel plan surprises Imperial Beach locals

Developer of shopping-mall project always had retail/hotel option

A new resort hotel has been announced as a possible part of the big Breakwater Town Center shopping mall being built in Imperial Beach, and some residents are expressing consternation. Developer Sudberry Properties sent a ...

Clairemont Coco’s out, Chick-fil-A in

Some satisfied, some dismayed at approval of "another fast-food joint"

On July 19, representatives of the Chick-fil-A fast-food chain gave a presentation to the Clairemont Community Planning Group with the latest rendition of the drive-thru proposed to replace the Coco’s Restaurant at 5955 Balboa Avenue. ...

Tasting rooms, breweries blamed for problems

"Alcohol-related crime is up 400 percent in Ocean Beach."

At the monthly Ocean Beach Public Safety meeting on July 19, residents heard some pretty shocking figures regarding alcohol-related offenses from San Diego police Lt. William Carter. "Alcohol-related crime is up 400 percent in Ocean ...

Neighbors battling Francis Parker goes back a long way

Plus fighting KFC in Golden Hill, a cabbie in Hillcrest, saving Victorians on Front Street, and quiet Olive Street

Mission Hills vs School Originally, a strip of public street called Plumosa Way, which runs 100 yards from Randolph Street to the edge of the canyon, was the northern boundary of the school. The street ...

Let them eat steak, Union-Tribune's master proclaims

Black box with c-note and golden deck of cards invites Chicago's super-rich to birthday bash

The San Diego Union-Tribune's corporate owner, infamously known as tronc, may soon be sold — or not, depending on who is doing the talking — but one thing seems certain: tronc’s current honcho Michael Ferro ...

Screws put to City Heights market's booze permit

"There was no error! Absolutely no error!”

On July 20, a public hearing was held to decide the fate of My Market’s (4111 Home Avenue) Type 21 liquor license, which permits the sale of beer, wine, and distilled spirits for offsite consumption. ...

Wang’s North Park restaurant space in escrow

Failed eatery had been "everything the community was looking for"

In 2011, restaurateurs Joel Herzer and Tom Eads got approval from the San Diego City Council to loan them $500,000 in redevelopment funds to assist with costs of opening Wang’s North Park restaurant. Housed in ...

Doctor vs. doctor

Plastic surgeon claims colleagues attempted career sabotage

Dr. Jason Toranto a pediatric plastic and craniofacial surgeon, has filed suit in federal court against another doctor, Rady Children's Hospital, and the University of California, Irvine, for trying to ruin his career. Toranto claims ...

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