Quantcast
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

Kearny Mesa – not really a neighborhood

Giovanni's, Chevron carwash, GS Glockstore, Sunroad, Montgomery Field, Koreans on Convoy Street

First Korean Market, Kearny Mesa. It is warm and stuffy inside, vast and yet claustrophobic.
First Korean Market, Kearny Mesa. It is warm and stuffy inside, vast and yet claustrophobic.
  • Giovanni's leaves cribbage fans homeless

  • I used to come to Giovanni’s at the turn of the century when they were located at Balboa Avenue about a mile west from the I-805 freeway. I remember playing pool and drinking beer upstairs after taking finals at Mesa College. I then took my family to the Clairemont Mesa Boulevard location in 2012 to feast on their calzones and antipasto salad. After I caught word that the this location was closed, I had to see it to believe it.
  • By Mike Madriaga, March 23, 2018
  • Dueling car washes on Aero Drive

  • Not one of the speakers indicated they lived in the area — except Claus Norby. Though it turns out he lived in Bonita at the time – according to the appeal he filed in October against the planning commission’s approval of the Arco project. At the hearing, Norby said he was there on behalf of Stonecrest Village residents and the neighboring business park. He neglected to mention that Stonecrest Village is quite a distance from Arco and is actually closer to the Chevron/Happy Car Wash.
  • By Julie Stalmer, May 4, 2017
Chevron/Happy Car Wash, across the street, paid for a traffic study that contradicted the city’s findings.
  • Gun-shop opening garners councilman's proclamation

  • On September 17, over 800 people turned out for the grand opening of the GS Glockstore in Kearny Mesa. Representing the Clairemont/Kearny Mesa area of city-council district 6, Chris Cate read in his proclamation, “To support great small businesses in our community, and the Second Amendment.” Councilman Cate added, “I’m not only a supporter. I’m a customer.”
  • By Ken Harrison, Sept. 20, 2016
At the Glockstore opening September 17
  • Some will lose Sunroad’s parking game in Kearny Mesa

  • Residents of Kearny Mesa refer to it as “musical cars,” the nightly race against hundreds of neighbors for a parking spot. If unsuccessful, the loser must decide between parking as far as five blocks away or risk getting towed from the nearby hotel parking lot or permit-only parking zone.
  • By Dorian Hargrove, Nov. 12, 2014
“I’m tired of driving around at midnight for 45 minutes trying to find parking,” says a resident of the Spectrum Center community.
  • Sanders wants to turn Montgomery Field over to developers of high-rises

  • If Montgomery is developed, will land values in the surrounding Kearny Mesa area soar? Will Kearny Mesa homeowners join the cabal of developers, media, bankers, retailers, and chamber of commerce cheerleaders pressuring and bankrolling politicians into approving more development? Will Montgomery be a financial flop for city coffers as the conversion of the Naval Training Center has been?
  • By Don Bauder, May 10, 2007
  • San Diego's Koreatown on Convoy Street

  • If you walk into a restaurant with Lee Ann Kim, it is a bit like that fabulous and continuous shot by Martin Scorsese in Goodfellas. In the movie, Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) escorts his date through the back door and into the kitchen of a Copacabana nightclub. Each step along the way people wave and say hello, making him the center of attention. When Lee Ann Kim walks into a restaurant — especially a loud, smoky Korean barbecue place — everyone turns toward her, saying hello, waving, admiring what they see.
  • By M.G. Stephens, Oct. 19, 2000
Lee Ann Kim at Korea House: "If I should do something wrong, it reflects badly on the entire Korean community."
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all

Previous article

La Jolla Elementary alumni

Bruce Robinson, Fred Benedetti, Nickel Creek, Black Licorice, Rob Halford
First Korean Market, Kearny Mesa. It is warm and stuffy inside, vast and yet claustrophobic.
First Korean Market, Kearny Mesa. It is warm and stuffy inside, vast and yet claustrophobic.
  • Giovanni's leaves cribbage fans homeless

  • I used to come to Giovanni’s at the turn of the century when they were located at Balboa Avenue about a mile west from the I-805 freeway. I remember playing pool and drinking beer upstairs after taking finals at Mesa College. I then took my family to the Clairemont Mesa Boulevard location in 2012 to feast on their calzones and antipasto salad. After I caught word that the this location was closed, I had to see it to believe it.
  • By Mike Madriaga, March 23, 2018
  • Dueling car washes on Aero Drive

  • Not one of the speakers indicated they lived in the area — except Claus Norby. Though it turns out he lived in Bonita at the time – according to the appeal he filed in October against the planning commission’s approval of the Arco project. At the hearing, Norby said he was there on behalf of Stonecrest Village residents and the neighboring business park. He neglected to mention that Stonecrest Village is quite a distance from Arco and is actually closer to the Chevron/Happy Car Wash.
  • By Julie Stalmer, May 4, 2017
Chevron/Happy Car Wash, across the street, paid for a traffic study that contradicted the city’s findings.
  • Gun-shop opening garners councilman's proclamation

  • On September 17, over 800 people turned out for the grand opening of the GS Glockstore in Kearny Mesa. Representing the Clairemont/Kearny Mesa area of city-council district 6, Chris Cate read in his proclamation, “To support great small businesses in our community, and the Second Amendment.” Councilman Cate added, “I’m not only a supporter. I’m a customer.”
  • By Ken Harrison, Sept. 20, 2016
At the Glockstore opening September 17
  • Some will lose Sunroad’s parking game in Kearny Mesa

  • Residents of Kearny Mesa refer to it as “musical cars,” the nightly race against hundreds of neighbors for a parking spot. If unsuccessful, the loser must decide between parking as far as five blocks away or risk getting towed from the nearby hotel parking lot or permit-only parking zone.
  • By Dorian Hargrove, Nov. 12, 2014
“I’m tired of driving around at midnight for 45 minutes trying to find parking,” says a resident of the Spectrum Center community.
  • Sanders wants to turn Montgomery Field over to developers of high-rises

  • If Montgomery is developed, will land values in the surrounding Kearny Mesa area soar? Will Kearny Mesa homeowners join the cabal of developers, media, bankers, retailers, and chamber of commerce cheerleaders pressuring and bankrolling politicians into approving more development? Will Montgomery be a financial flop for city coffers as the conversion of the Naval Training Center has been?
  • By Don Bauder, May 10, 2007
  • San Diego's Koreatown on Convoy Street

  • If you walk into a restaurant with Lee Ann Kim, it is a bit like that fabulous and continuous shot by Martin Scorsese in Goodfellas. In the movie, Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) escorts his date through the back door and into the kitchen of a Copacabana nightclub. Each step along the way people wave and say hello, making him the center of attention. When Lee Ann Kim walks into a restaurant — especially a loud, smoky Korean barbecue place — everyone turns toward her, saying hello, waving, admiring what they see.
  • By M.G. Stephens, Oct. 19, 2000
Lee Ann Kim at Korea House: "If I should do something wrong, it reflects badly on the entire Korean community."
Sponsored
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Previous article

Ellen Sturgis Hooper: cited as the most gifted of the Transcendentalist Movement

Ralph Waldo Emerson often commissioned her to write verse for The Dial
Next Article

The Golf Bar: Bratwurst and ball whacking

“This is the first golf bar in San Diego.”
Comments
3

If Sanders wants something better hang on to you wallet.

April 13, 2020

I drive to Rancho Santa Fe to shop, patiently looking for "We Accept EBT."

April 13, 2020

Good luck with that. Try La Jolla.

April 14, 2020

Sign in to comment

Sign in

Art Reviews — W.S. Di Piero's eye on exhibits Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Best Buys — San Diego shopping Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits City Lights — News and politics Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Famous Former Neighbors — Next-door celebs Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town Here's the Deal — Chad Deal's watering holes Just Announced — The scoop on shows Letters — Our inbox [email protected] — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Of Note — Concert picks Out & About — What's Happening Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Pour Over — Grab a cup Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Set 'em Up Joe — Bartenders' drink recipes Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Sports — Athletics without gush Street Style — San Diego streets have style Suit Up — Fashion tips for dudes Theater Reviews — Local productions Theater antireviews — Narrow your search Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Waterfront — All things ocean Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close