Sports

New Retail construction in Midway District

A bank and two restaurants

Temporary fencing went up on the morning of Wednesday, Febuary 27, in a section of the parking lot along the 3200 block of Sports Arena Boulevard, between the Union Bank and Petco in the Midway ...

Storage Wars host Dave Hester spotted at Kobey’s Swap Meet

YUUP! he was fired, but unfairly, he says

One of my favorite TV shows is called Storage Wars, and I like to go down to Kobey's Swap Meet at the Valley View Casino Center (Sports Arena) to look for the collectibles I like ...

Fire in Sports Arena Warehouse/Shop Area

A fire was reported at 5 p.m. on November 11 at a two-story commercial building on the 3500 block of Hancock Street in the Point Loma/Sports Arena area. The conflagration soon drew over 60 firefighters ...

Changes in Store for Sports Arena Target and Ralphs

The remodel on the Target store located on Sports Arena Boulevard in Point Loma is close to completion. The last few months have been frustrating for some shoppers, as the store and surrounding parking lots ...

Pre-Circus Protesters Speak Out for Welfare of Elephants on Sports Arena Blvd.

A crowd of about 80 protesters lined Sports Arena Boulevard on the afternoon of July 14. They were there in anticipation of the opening of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus’ four-day run at ...

DUI Checkpoint Screens Drivers Leaving Joel Osteen Event

When the devout multitudes tried to leave the Joel Osteen "Night of Hope" worship event at the Valley View Casino Center on Friday, May 13, they were greeted by a DUI checkpoint. At approximately 10 ...

Get Motivated Seminar Draws Crowds

At the Get Motivated Seminar held Tuesday, March 8, at the former Sports Arena (Valley View Casino Center), the crowd filled the center parking lot prior to the 8:00 a.m. start time. People gathered to ...

Signs of the Times Taken Down

In 2005, ipayOne made a deal to pay $2.5 million over five years for San Diego Sports Arena naming rights. Last week, the venue reverted back to its original name and workers took down ipayOne ...

Elvistory

Thirty-four years ago today (4/26/73), Elvis Presley appeared at the San Diego Sports Arena. He came to perform in San Diego five times (six, if you count his 4/3/56 set on the aircraft carrier USS ...

Best of 2003: Best Introduction To Ostrich

Classic Malt Shop 3615 Midway Drive, Sports Arena 619-226-1600 "Fifteen years ago," says ostrich farmer David Stebb, "we thought ostrich was going to take off as the new red meat. Ostrich meat is identical in ...

Best of 2003: Best Reptiles Retail

Pet Kingdom 3191 Sports Arena Boulevard, Sports Arena 619-224-2841 The bare concrete aisles are cramped and narrow. Heavy metal music bangs out from the stereo behind the counter, and long hair and tattoos are the ...

Best of 2003: Best Place For Feng Shui Cures

Feng Shui Warehouse 1130 Scott Street, Sports Arena 619-523-2158 The world's largest supplier of Feng Shui books and products, this warehouse has crystals, fountains, mirrors, furniture, and reference books. Owner James Moser, a practitioner and ...

Best of 2003: Best Deal On Sunglasses

Sunglass & Optical Warehouse 3450 Kurtz Street, Sports Arena 619-291-4810 With about 7000 choices, every surf dude, glam chick, and party gal can find an exact fit and good look. And they have a prescription ...

Best of 2003: Best Card Shop

Just for the Halibut 3960 West Point Loma Boulevard, Sports Arena 619-224-8024 The store carries products ranging from whimsical to different levels of contemporary humor, as evidenced by the number of people mistaken for insane ...

Best of 2000: Best Swap-Meet Dealer

George's Liquidation Kobey's Swap Meet, Booth #T2-4 San Diego Sports Arena Parking Lot, Midway District (619) 226-0650 "We get stuff people don't even know they want until they see it," says Tom Gray at George's ...

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