Dorian Hargrove

Dorian Hargrove

Dorian Hargrove writes feature stories, City Lights, and Neighborhood News columns for the Reader. He covers the neighborhood beat on a grassroots level. Share your neighborhood news with him!

Dorian's book, Head Trip, was released in June, 2015. Find it at Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble.

Latest Articles

Affordable housing expert slighted by KPBS?

Station GM Karlo responds to last-minute cancellation

Tom Karlo, general manager for San Diego's public broadcasting network KPBS, stands by his staff's decision to rescind an invitation for affordable-housing advocate Richard Lawrence to appear on the station's Midday Edition program on August ...

Invasive child exam just part of the lawsuit

Navy parent sues county for taking her two-year-old while she was at sea

A female Navy officer is suing San Diego County Health and Human Services for removing her two-year-old son from her care while she was on duty and placing him in a youth home where he ...

Suit alleges brutish Border Patrol behavior at sea

Did their 38-foot boat intentionally ram panga of immigrants?

The family of a Mexican immigrant killed after the panga she was riding in off the coast of Encinitas collided with a U.S. Customs and Border Protection vessel is suing the officers involved in the ...

San Diego tourism marketing...like advertising birthday cake

Initiative would steer hotelier-controlled revenue to general fund

If San Diego's largest hoteliers didn't like attorney Cory Briggs before, they are bound to have issues with him now. The attorney for San Diegans for Open Government (an open government advocacy group) announced today, ...

Spend it before San Diego schools can!

Civic San Diego has until December to find a use for $28M

One good thing about the dissolution of redevelopment tax in San Diego: tens of millions of dollars seemingly appear out of thin air. The most recent pot of redevelopment gold was discussed at an August ...

AirBnB, the elephant in the room

Burlingame resident fined $25,000 for not having permit

An administrative law judge ruled last week that homeowners wishing to rent out rooms or their home on mobile apps such as AirBnB need to obtain a conditional use permit before doing so or be ...

No to Ridgewood Park eucalyptus cell phone tower

Verizon incursion on Penasquitos park follows AT&T attempt in La Jolla

A group of residents calling themselves Don't Cell Our Parks has filed a lawsuit against the City of San Diego for granting building permits without environmental review to cell phone company Verizon Wireless to place ...

Navy Seal punches another San Diego immigrant

Kyle Blackwell’s second assault in a year and a half

Former Navy SEAL Kyle Blackwell, accused of punching an unsuspecting immigrant taxi driver in December 2013, now faces a two-to-four year prison term on felony assault charges filed by San Diego County District Attorney's Office ...

San Diego Unified accused of ignoring needs of autistic boy

Mother files lawsuit against school district

Parents of an autistic child filed a lawsuit against San Diego Unified School District alleging administrators failed to follow a specialized education plan for their 12-year-old son. According to the lawsuit, filed in federal court ...