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North Park Observatory allegedly under observation

Latest abrupt show postponement said to be related to XXXTentacion incident

Fire department spokeswoman Monica Muñoz didn’t respond to a request for comments on specifics, but a different government source explains that the North Park Observatory won't be putting on any shows this week due to ...

Reddish-brown water not so sweet

Sweetwater Authority says supply discoloration from sediment and/or algae

“The people in Western Chula Vista and National City are getting ice age, prehistoric water that is incredibly good,” said Michael Garrod, the engineering manager at the Sweetwater Authority during a tour of the Richard ...

Rent-control guy for city council

Rafael Bautista's good-works momentum could unseat Myrtle Cole

On January 8th, rent-control advocate Rafael Bautista filed paperwork with the city to run for the District 4 council seat now occupied by Myrtle Cole. As covered by the Reader, Bautista is a real estate ...

West Coast real-estate bubble?

Last year, 32% of San Diego homes sold over list price; San Francisco, 64%

Almost one-fourth (24.1 percent) of U.S. homes sold above the listing price last year, according to Zillow.com. The median price paid over list was $7000. In San Diego, 32.1 percent sold above the listing price, ...

Tijuana rain + garbage + rats = chaos

Planned water outage kicks in after the storm

Many Tijuana residents woke up on Wednesday (January 10th) to find garbage in the streets and no running water in their homes. The state’s water utility, known by its initials CESPT, had planned to suspend ...

Manzanita Canyon rain hikers

“People were wanting to see how bad it gets down there."

“There were more than 24 [people] interested [in hiking] in the rain,” said Justin Boone of Azalea Park. On January 2nd he had announced on his coffee-business Facebook page that he would be leading hikes. ...

Nuclear waste at the beach saves money is why

Of course Edison opts for less labor and red-tape rigor

Local activist Donna Gilmore points out that back in October, engineers involved in decommissioning shuttered nuclear plants stressed that fast transfer of deadly nuclear waste into dry casks saves a utility money. That appears to ...

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