Content for Monday, March 21, 2016

News & Stories

Cuba, the Mafia, Sinatra, Smith, and Peñasquitos

Not many degrees of separation between them

President Obama visits Cuba — it's all over the news. But why is the American press not discussing how Fidel Castro took over Cuba? A major reason is that the then-boss of Cuba, Fulgencio Batista, ...

Trump promises solution to “Green Tide”

Arresting avian arrivals

Donald Trump took a break from his campaign today to address an issue close to his heart: immigration. Specifically, the immigration of Mexican parrot populations to San Diego and other California cities. Speaking before a ...

Silly, don't water the lawn

"Most of our residential water use is actually in our yards."

Home gardeners from across San Diego gathered on Sunday (March 20) for an event hosted by water-quality watchdog San Diego Coastkeeper to discuss the potential impact of rainwater capture in the face of the region's ...

Stravinsky, Ginastera, and Frank at San Diego Symphony

Balancing the force and fire from the skies at San Diego Symphony

“Then the fire of the LORD fell and consumed the burnt offering and the wood and the stones and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. When all the people ...

Bay Park remains a mere neighborhood

Quest for signage turned up fact that it's not considered a community

On February 18, city traffic engineer Gary Pence gave Dave Potter the long-awaited news that neighborhood signs for Bay Park had been ordered. I met with Potter on March 15 at Tecolote Road and Morena ...

Another world of food

Crispy Indian treats and more at Akshar Cash and Carry

I’ve never considered myself an Indian food expert, but I’m fan enough to know a little lingo. I know saag, channa, and dal refer to spinach, chickpeas, and lentils. Papadum is the thin, crunchy spiced ...

Coronado says Caltrans can keep SR-75

Council votes to pass up taking control of busy neighborhood thoroughfare

Should a dangerous road belong to the city or the state? On March 15, the Coronado City Council took up the topic of AB 2075, a bill that seeks to relinquish State Route 75 to ...

De Anza Cove's next chapter

Former residents get more equitable relocation compensation

In December 2014, San Diego's elected officials celebrated the end to the 11-year legal fight over the closure of De Anza Cove Mobile Home Park and the relocation of hundreds of residents. The residents and ...