Content for Friday, June 9, 2017

News & Stories

SoccerCity backers go off the charts, both ways

Aussie stock plunges as Mission Valley play grows

As intrigue grows at San Diego city hall regarding backdoor wheeling and dealing of Republican mayor Kevin Faulconer and members of the San Diego city council over the timing of the so-called SoccerCity ballot measure ...

Middle East movie time (and place)

This week’s new movie releases take up a troubled region’s troubles, from The Mummy to Radio Dreams

Egypt, Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan all get turns in the cinematic spotlight this week in a monster movie, the story of a dog and his girl, an expat drama, and a war doc, respectively. Some ...

Developers of Little Flower apartments tussle with La Mesa neighbors

Parking is the sticking point

The La Mesa Planning Commission on June 7 was scheduled to consider approving a special permit for Silvergate Development’s conversion of Little Flower Haven, a Catholic retirement home that closed in 2015, into a 130-unit ...

Two more downtown high-rises — 800 Broadway and 6th & A

Exorbitant rents, ground-floor retail, and “affordable” units

The boom in downtown apartment construction continues at a furious pace. Two more projects recently submitted their applications to Civic San Diego for the extensive approval process. One new project will be just east of ...

Black Mountain School discovers more about Nate Harrison

SDSU archeology project implies he was wealthier than expected

In the wake of a local middle school accidentally publishing a racial slur on the cover of its 2017 yearbook, civil rights leaders are looking to treat the mistake as a teachable moment. The yearbooks ...

Did she want to become a U.S. mud wrestler?

She punches agent, faces 8 years in hoosegow

Yesterday (June 8), Jose Camargo-Alejo, who also goes by the name Jessica, an undocumented Mexican, was convicted of assaulting a United States patrol agent. It happened on or about November 30. She was detained at ...

What is someone's junk is now everyone's junk

Alley-pickers are pickier in North Park and Normal Heights

In the last day (June 6), Mike G. has seen a desk and three mattresses dumped in plain sight around his Normal Heights’ streets. “….and all sorts of cabinets, bookcases, etc. will appear on the ...