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

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 ...

Palomar Community College District's growing pain

City seeks to halt plans for 27-acre campus in Rancho Bernardo

The City of San Diego is asking a judge to halt progress on Palomar Community College District's proposal to build a new campus on 27 acres in Rancho Bernardo. The proposed South Education Center Project ...

How Hillcrest sidestepped Uptown planners

Is the business district flouting the law?

The Hillcrest Business Improvement District has added community planning to its list of responsibilities. In June 2016, Ben Nicholls, executive director for the Hillcrest Business Association, the nonprofit that manages the local business improvement district, ...

Sale of Truax House seems imminent

Historical significance validated in report

The sale of the Truax House, considered one of the nation's first hospices for AIDS patients, is one step closer to being finalized. According to an email obtained by the Reader from an asset manager ...

Biker accident victims win $375K settlement

Claim says city failed to "designate, place, situate, sign, stripe, mark, paint, delineate, illuminate, design, construct..."

On Tuesday, July 19, city councilmembers will approve a $375,000 settlement for a couple who were injured in a 2013 motorcycle accident that occurred at an intersection outside of a Walmart in Clairemont Mesa. Garrett ...

Councilman Alvarez charges colleagues with devious ploy

"I look forward to the day when the City takes open government seriously."

On July 11, San Diego city councilmembers firmly shut the door on the open-government ballot measure which, if passed, would have designated communications sent by city officials and non-union employees on their personal electronic devices ...

Judge admonishes city attorney's office over Filner case

"Rather than punishing her...the city should actually thank [her]."

Stacey McKenzie's lawsuit against former San Diego mayor Bob Filner ended on March 30, 2016. On that day, a jury determined that while Filner's groping qualified as harassment, it was not "severe or pervasive" enough ...

City's bike-share program needs help, says report

Transit system says DecoBike hasn't sought out new locations

A May San Diego County County Grand Jury report accuses officials at the Metropolitan Transit System of refusing to get onboard with the city's bike-sharing program. DecoBike, launched in 2013, has been touted as a ...

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