Barrio Logan news & stories

Your source for news and stories about the Barrio Logan neighborhood of San Diego. For more on Barrio Logan, including event listings, blog entries, photos, and places to go, visit the Barrio Logan neighborhood page.

Where pollution is worst in San Diego

Barrio Logan, Lincoln Park, Nestor, the Tijuana River Valley, Logan Heights

San Diego may have reduced greenhouse gases by 24 percent over the past decade, but bad air and high disease rates plague certain zip codes, as a new report makes clear. For the first time, ...

Fine casual pasta shapes at Ciccia Osteria

New sauces, hats, and ribbons, and an old favorite

I don’t know whether San Diego has gone through some sort of culinary looking glass, but we seem to have entered an era where Little Italy is flush with great non-Italian restaurants, while every other ...

Barrio Logan’s Sew Loka: the Nip/Tuck of real life

Gym for health, tailoring for looks

According to Claudia Rodriguez Biezunski, the gregarious owner of Barrio Logan’s Sew Loka, for a man, having your clothes tailored is more important for your looks than working out. “You can go to the gym ...

Barrio Dogg grows again

A bar and beer menu beef up Logan’s top dog stop

It feels like yesterday that low rider loving hot dog specialist Barrio Dogg first set up shop in a small Logan Avenue storefront fronted by a piece of ‘64 Impala. But not only has it ...

What's keeping Barrio Logan awake at night?

45 trolley trains, for one

In Barrio Logan, it's hard to know who to call when loud noises disrupt sleep. "Enforcement is always difficult but the first line of defense would be code enforcement at the City of San Diego," ...

El Trompo grows in Barrio Logan

New taco shop specializes in Tijuana-style street tacos

The sight of a trompo spinning on a Tijuana street corner is usually accompanied by a crowd, and the same appears to be true in Barrio Logan. At least, so suggests the early popularity of ...

Ciccia Osteria: Italian in Barrio Logan

“Can I suggest the Sombreri?”

Aztec drums thunder out from Chicano Park. Conch shells honk. It’s eight o’clock at night. People dance barefoot. Their ankle rattles sound like sleighbells. Now a woman steps forward with a smoking incense burner. It ...

Maggie’s Cafe: facing the AT-AT Walker legs of the Coronado Bay Bridge

“This whole new block tells you something’s going on.”

You can see that David’s proud of his dad. “His name’s David, too. He started off not far from here as a dishwasher. He was born and raised in Tijuana, then his parents brought him ...

Paella Sunday

“Saved you the best part. The scrapings.”

‘Paella!” Frank Pazos parades the steaming pan out of the kitchen, down the steps, and into the bar. Eighteen orange langustas (I count them) lie curled up on a yellow bed of saffron rice, green ...

No longer bullish on Barrio Logan's Alta

What happened when a brand and its brewer parted ways?

Casual beer fans don’t often see it, but behind the scenes, the people making a brand’s beers may change often, as brewers bounce from one brewery job to another. For larger businesses with established beer ...

Best driving shortcuts for 2019

Kearny Villa to Ruffin as alternative to I-15

On Oct. 9, 1975, the Reader published a story on driving shortcuts. It was written by then cabbie Ray Lilly and contained 14 San Diego shortcuts when gas went for about $.57 per gallon. In ...

Scooters on the Coronado bridge

They probably got on from Cesar Chavez Parkway

On November 12, Steve Paen saw a photo of two people riding Lime scooters on the Coronado Bridge; he wasn’t impressed; he’s seen this before. “These riders were heading into Coronado,” he said. Last month, ...

Do not order from this web site!

The story of a scooter delivery that wasn’t

I found a flyer for it in a brewery tasting room, misspelling the word "Scooter." But that’s nothing new with internet domains. This site was called Scoootr.com, with three Os, and it offered food delivery ...

Jolla Shark moves across I-5 from Logan

View of Chicano Park murals

Food trucks offering fish tacos and ceviche usually go by the name Mariscos something or other, but a recent addition to Logan Heights goes by a more distinctive name: Jolla Shark. Until recently, Jolla Shark ...

Sew Loka – on the alley between Evans and Sampson

Sign of emerging Barrio Logan

If you’re looking for parking along Logan Avenue in Barrio Logan’s hip arts-and-eats district south of Chicano Park, there’s a good chance you’ll give up and park a block east or west. I wound up ...