Talmadge News and Stories

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, ...

Talmadge: A Place to Tailgate

Residents of Talmadge are crying foul to San Diego Unified School District Superintendent Terry Grier after awaking July 23 to their neighborhood streets laden with litter, including empty beer cans, red plastic cups, and balled ...

Sweeping in the New Year

Leaders from Talmadge Neighborhood Watch Block and the Talmadge Patrol suggested that the neighborhood literally "sweep in the New Year." In a matter of a few days, the neighborhood was scouted, alleys were identified for ...

Hoover High Towers

Seventy-year-old Hoover High School wants to make some major renovations to their sports facilities, including new bleachers, restrooms, a press box, new entrances to the fields, and 90-foot light towers so they can host nighttime ...

It’s Hysterical, not Historical…

Give me a K...give me an N...give me an S... What’s that spell? Kensington. At the August 13th meeting of the Kensington-Talmadge Planning Committee, Louise Guarnotta, the treasurer for the Kensington-Talmadge Community Association, updated the ...

Cliff Driving

For over two years now, the City of San Diego and local residents have wanted to stabilize the cliff on Aldine Drive in the Kensington/Talmadge area. They fear the cliff will give way when substantial ...

No crackheads in Talmadge

Draw an imaginary line down El Cajon Boulevard from Fairmount Avenue to 54th Street. Invisible as the line may be, it keeps the crackheads and prostitutes and the smog-belching oil leakers of Southeast San Diego ...

Best of 2003: Best Rat Pack Remnant

TP Lounge 4977 El Cajon Boulevard, Talmadge 619-287-9505 Operating in the same location since 1947, the TP Lounge's customers say the bar's martini atmosphere and old-time feel can't be matched anywhere else in San Diego. ...

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