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Stories by J. Vincent Piluso

Protest against Egyptian leadership in Pacific Beach

Two guys, one sign

Two Egyptian Americans walked along the boardwalk at Pacific Beach on Saturday, June 29th, letting people know how they feel about President Obama's support for Egypt's "dictator,” Mohamed Morsi, the country’s first democratically elected president. ...

Vermont Street bridge gets a paint job

Work to be completed by end of July

A makeover is under way for the Vermont Street bridge, which crosses Washington Street from University Heights to reach the Uptown shopping center in Hillcrest. The City of San Diego is overseeing the work, being ...

Hillcrest residents stay at home during termite tenting

Computer, carpets, 12-pack, facilitate “glamping”

Alicia and Robert, the owners of a single-family house on Lewis Street in Hillcrest, had heard of people wearing gas masks and robbing houses while they were being tented for termites. So, they decided to ...

Jogger has heart attack in Balboa Park

Nurse passing by does CPR

A man fell to the ground, suffering from a apparent heart attack while jogging in Balboa Park on Wednesday, May 29. A woman, walking by with her husband, turned out to be a registered nurse ...

Just another manic Sunday in Balboa Park

Belly dancers and nuke protesters

Strollers in Balboa Park on Sunday, April 19, were treated to a colorful and exotic treat as Sabrina Fox and her belly-dance students put on a show near the large fountain in front of the ...

Seaport Village adventurer

A young boy did some exploring to pass the time while his parents sold jewelry and craft items on the sidewalk next to Seaport Village on April 23. The parents, who preferred not to give ...

Fender-bender on University Avenue

Parking meter the only casualty

Police and emergency personnel were called to the scene of an accident on Thursday, April 18, at approximately 4:50 p.m., after an elderly woman drove her car over the curb on the north side of ...

Jimbo’s to take Mervyns spot in Horton Plaza

A long way from People’s

Jimbo's, the natural food chain that got its start in North Park in 1984 and sold the North Park store in 1997, has signed the lease on a 28,000 sq. ft. property downtown at the ...

Outtatown dinos unloaded in Balboa Park

Iguanadons and euoplocephalus forklifted into the Nat

A crew was unloading a new group of dinosaurs Monday, April 1 in Balboa Park. The new exhibit, scheduled to open on April 12 at the San Diego Natural History Museum, or "The Nat" as ...

Dad rescues daughter from Embarcadero’s water

Second time in two weeks!

People walking along the Embarcadero near Anthony's Seafood restaurant on Sunday afternoon, January 13, at around 4:30, were startled to see a soaking-wet, fully dressed man running along the sidewalk. The man was the father ...

Roman Abramovich yacht on San Diego’s Embarcadero

Two helicopter pads, pool, spa, hot tub...

Anyone strolling along San Diego's Embarcadero might wonder who owns the super yacht docked at the B Street/Broadway Pier. The yacht, named Luna, is 377 feet long and is owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. ...

Eucalyptus art at Ruocco Park in Harbor District

Port sports wood work by Roman de Salvo

An interesting local public-art installation can be found in Ruocco Park, 3.3 acres of bayfront land that were dedicated on September 18, 2012, according to the Port of San Diego website. Located west of Pacific ...

G Street Pier Overhaul

The San Diego Port District is replacing pilings and renovating the outer facing of the G Street Pier. Many of the old logs used as pilings along the outer edge of the structure are being ...

Save Syrian Children Marches in Balboa Park

The Save Syrian Children contingent of the Syrian American Council marched in Balboa Park today, November 17. For the past two years, the group has held demonstrations to draw attention to the ongoing civil war ...

Drill, Baby, Drill in Hillcrest

Patrons at the Uptown shopping center were treated to several hours of deafening noise today, November 14, as Boart Longyear Drilling Services drilled 147 feet below the surface of the parking lot. Workers on the ...