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Affordable housing for Nestor

City to lease land for 16 affordable housing units for $16

The San Diego Community Land Trust on December 26 announced that the group will take possession of 3.3 acres in the southern San Diego community of Nestor in exchange for the nominal fee of 16 ...

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 ...

The ten worst films of 2013

If a film is so bad that I can’t make it all the way through to the end, then it automatically qualifies as one of the year’s worst. This year found me making a mad ...

San Diego's lobbyist accused of arranging illegal gifts

Sloat Higgins, fired by Filner, rehired by Gloria

Before his fall into ignominy and out of a job as a result of a sexual harassment scandal, ex–San Diego Democratic mayor Bob Filner raised a ruckus among the local Republican establishment when, as one ...

Is Downtown eating its own?

This week's departure of Croce's makes you wonder why the good places downtown so often die young.

Croce's is on the way out — of downtown — and on the way in, to Bankers Hill. Like Café Bassam before it, the beloved live music icon had to abandon downtown and retreat up the hill because it had been too successful. It sounds as though Croce's Park West will be pretty much the same, but the Gaslamp won't. A bit more life has just been sapped from it.

Randsburg, CA: a living ghost town

Gold Rush–era relic just three hours north of San Diego.

If you're a fan of Westerns, at one time or another you've seen one filmed in Randsburg, where the spirit of the old West is alive and thriving just three hours' drive from San Diego. ...

Dog-Friendly Dining: Tower Two Beach Café

A continuing exploration of dog friendly restaurants in San Diego.

For this series, I've recruited my dog Loki to help me review canine-friendly restaurants around town. Not because I necessarily want her to dine with me, but because sometimes, when we're out exploring the world, I get hungry.

Citizens for Odor Nuisance Abatement sues city

Fence encourages sea lion and bird pooping

A group calling itself Citizens for Odor Nuisance Abatement has filed a Superior Court suit against the City of San Diego and interim mayor Todd Gloria, according to Courthouse News Service. The suit demands that ...

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