Allied Gardens news & stories

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San Diegans philosophize about loss of Payless

No more at Stonecrest Plaza, Southland Plaza, Main Street Village, Clairemont Town Square, North County Square, Broadway Plaza, and Encinitas Ranch Town Center

“They are closing it because it’s bankrupt from what I heard,” said Kristina Aquino as she barely left Payless ShoeSource at 3460 Murphy Canyon Road location in Stonecrest Plaza. Aquino and her friend Anthony Smith, ...

Notorious mail scamster takes to the internet

David Bendah now peddles old comic books

David Bendah, who for more than three decades has cooked up mail scams, is now using the internet. In a program called "Money Insanity," peddled by a company named Global Dynamics, he says you can ...

San Diego Brewing Co. cranks up for realsies

One of city's oldest brewpubs gets more serious about production

The latest brewery to open in North Park represents one of the city's oldest brewing companies. San Diego Brewing Co. has been operating as a brewpub in Grantville since 1993, and its sister restaurant, Mira ...

Phone use and beverages now allowed in library

Instead of rules, "We will address any behavior that is profane or disruptive.”

Phone use and covered beverages are now allowed in the Central Library and the 35 branches in the City of San Diego system, according to the revised version of the San Diego Public Library “Rules ...

Heritage status for deceased husband's pepper tree

City follows through on mayor's Mother's Day promise

The Brazilian pepper tree that Marie Ostwald's now-deceased husband planted in 1959 can stay for good, says an August 7 letter from the City of San Diego's Planning Department. After review from the Community Forestry ...

Widow sues city over preservation of 57-year-old tree

Despite mayor's word it could remain, attorney suspects "political stunt"

Marie Ostwald, a 91-year-old widow, is suing the City of San Diego to ensure that the pepper tree her husband planted in front of their Allied Gardens home in 1959 stays put. Ostwald made headlines ...

Great coffee to foster the next churchgoing generation

Palisades Presbyterian pastor prophecies about the church's future

Membership: 380 Pastor: Daniel L. Hagmaier Age: 55 Born: Union City, PA Formation: Florida Bible College, Hollywood, FL; Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, PA; Columbia Theological Seminary, Atlanta, GA Years Ordained: 20 San Diego Reader: How ...

Certain pleasures are best enjoyed infrequently

Los Panchos has their ratios down

Every San Diegan knows the value of a kick-ass breakfast burrito and the wretchedness of a disappointing one. I only have one or two breakfast burritos a year, so it’s imperative I know where to ...

Homelessness problems for those with homes

"They give us the issue; we respond to the issue."

Homelessness was the subject of the November 24 Allied Gardens–Grantville Community Council town hall hosted by the council and the San Diego Police Department. Residents' questions were answered by three members of the SDPD’s Eastern ...

Theft a testament to soccer's popularity?

Crusaders' signs stolen — "This was not a prank"

Between the evening of June 23 and the morning of June 24, a Crusaders banner and 70 signs for the youth-soccer organization were stolen, primarily from locations on Navajo Road in San Carlos and Waring ...

Allied Gardens gets lucky in produce department

Farmers' market on the way for residents who miss their grocery store

Last October 18, Allied Gardens residents celebrated their neighborhood's 60th birthday in the Waring Road parking lot where original shopping-center businesses included Food Basket. The grocery store became a Lucky store and was an Albertsons ...

Wildcats with weed —thanks, Reader and CityBeat

City attorney addresses pot-shop permitting at community meeting

City attorney Jan Goldsmith's January 27 talk about medical marijuana dispensaries in Grantville began with him referring to long-ago election results. He spoke to a capacity audience at the Allied Gardens-Grantville Community Council town hall. ...

Pipe project to prevent sinkholes in Allied Gardens

Replacement of steel-lined storm drains to last 11 months

The City of San Diego started work February 19 on a $1.9 million project to remove deteriorated corrugated metal storm-drain pipes and replace them with reinforced concrete pipes. In a February 27 interview, public works ...

Allied Gardens residents address parking problem

"A new one is people dressing in the street."

People who park on streets near Kaiser Hospital/Medical Center on Zion Avenue may find "a friendly reminder" from District 7 city councilman Scott Sherman on their vehicles. A packet containing the reminder (printed on yellow ...

Navajo planners consider pot shops in District 7

No recommendations preceding council approval of new ordinance

Navajo Community Planners, Inc., listened for about an hour February 24 to discussion of the proposed medical-marijuana dispensary ordinance, but the board made no recommendation about the regulation on the San Diego City Council' s ...

Prince of Peace Lutheran

True Christians don’t necessarily belong to a church.

Membership: 60 Pastor: Paul Willweber Age: 45 Born: Mission Hills Formation: Concordia College, Seward, NE; Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO Years Ordained: 18 San Diego Reader: What is your favorite subject on which to preach? ...

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