Talmadge News and Stories

Coffee Bak, Vietnam style

Café Bien is straight from the streets of Saigon.

Very Vietnamese coffee place is where it's at with the local community. Coffee is all they have, but what coffee! Early morning is when the crowd really comes.

Cable companies fight undergrounding advisory committee

Legal counsel for Cox and Time Warner sent letters to city

Residents of Kensington and Talmadge say the city must take a greater role in regulating where the green utility boxes are placed during the massive effort to bury overhead utility lines. Cable companies disagree, claiming ...

Friday Night Lights Out

Dark times for high school ball

Ongoing conflict between San Diego Unified School District and residents next to Hoover High School: stadium lights were installed with bond money and no environmental impact report. A judge ruled that the lights should remain off for now. Nevertheless, the district plans to install stadium lights at Crawford and Point Loma high schools, as well as Kearny, La Jolla, Lincoln, Mira Mesa, Mission Bay, San Diego, and Scripps Ranch.

The legacy of poor undergrounding in Kensington/Talmadge

Planning subcommittee spawns city’s Utility Underground Advisory Group

Thanks to the grassroots efforts of the Kensington/Talmadge Planning Group and its undergrounding subcommittee, the City of San Diego’s Land Use and Housing Committee unanimously voted on October 23 to create the Utility Underground Advisory ...

Turn out the lights, night events are over at Hoover High School

Judge rules in favor of Plaintiffs, finding San Diego Unified sidestepped CEQA requirements in putting lights up at Hoover High School and using Prop S funds to do so.

Yarn bomb at Kensington/Talmadge library

Trees and rails wrapped under cover of night

Kensington residents did double-takes early on the morning of Wednesday, August 14, when they saw colorfully knitted “wraps” adorning trees, poles, and handrails in front of the Kensington/Talmadge library. According to nearby residents, the knitted ...

Five years later, construction of mixed-use development project in Kensington has begun

Construction of Kensington Commons has begun, five years after residents agreed to drop a lawsuit filed over environmental concerns.

Construction has begun on three-story mixed-use development Kensington Commons. The presence of bulldozers and earth movers at the corner of Adams Avenue and Marlborough Road is a sight that many Kensington neighbors tried desperately to ...

Talmadge residents look forward to revamped village

Workshop leaders ask them to envision future

Enthusiastic Talmadge residents gathered to brainstorm how they envision their community’s future neighborhood-serving business district. Residents have yearned for decades to create a village core similar to that of Kensington, South Park, and University Heights. ...

Aldine Drive’s stop signs create bad traffic in Talmadge

They’re meant to discourage commuters

On Monday morning, March 18, hundreds — if not thousands — of Talmadge and City Heights commuters found themselves trapped in long lines of traffic trying to access Aldine Drive through Talmadge. With horns honking ...

Plans for Fairmount Avenue to become a “superior street”

Elevated flyovers? Why not?!

All but two Navajo Community Planners, Inc. (NCPI) members voted February 25 to send a letter stating they supported the Kensington-Talmadge Planning Group (KTPG) and the City of San Diego applying for a Caltrans grant ...

San Diego's Best Fried Chicken

The background photo on my brother’s iPod shows a plate of fried chicken and waffles from Roscoe’s up in Los Angeles. Before dining there, he had never enjoyed the two foods together, and he was ...

The Neighborhood Watch

The cultural dichotomy of my neighborhood is one that leaves me with polarized feelings of appreciation and resentment. Though my apartment building is technically located in Talmadge, it has more resemblance to City Heights. For ...

Protesters Declare Talmadge Bungalow an Eyesore

A little red bungalow that has been a Talmadge icon for over 70 years is now an unwelcome blight to the community. On October 10, Talmadge community activists Erin Judson and Kelly Waggonner organized a ...

Stonemason at Work Between Talmadge and City Heights

Ukrainian-born stonemason Sam Kolivayko, 48, has spent the past two months building a series of stone pilasters at the junction of the City Heights and Talmadge, on the northeast corner of Fairmount and Meade avenues. ...

Copley YMCA Has Designs on Vacant Mid-City Lot

Three years after the last cars rolled out of the showroom at Pearson Ford in Mid-City, a plan to fill the empty lot, located at El Cajon Boulevard and Fairmont, has finally surfaced. On Wednesday, ...

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