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.

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 ...

Queen of the magic alley

Sign of emerging 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 ...

New again after 70 years

El Carrito's return to Barrio Logan

A fixture in Barrio Logan for more than 70 years, the tiny restaurant known as El Carrito sits inside a retired trolley car, a relic of nascent San Diego’s cable car era. After a stint ...

Barrio Logan election do-over

More voters, same results

On April 18, Barrio Logan's community planning group had a do-over of their March 21 election. The impetus was a complaint lodged, shortly before the polls closed, against members of the environmental health coalition for ...

Beauty is in the tamal of the beholder

A feast for the eyes, if your eyes know what's good for them

Prior to writing Feast! stories, I wasn’t someone who frequently took pictures of his food. I figure, being photogenic doesn’t make food worth eating any more than it makes a supermodel interesting. That doesn’t mean ...

Questions raised over police response to Chicano Park protests

Group sends letter to chief

Some Barrio Logan and Logan Heights residents want answers from the San Diego Police Department for its handling of last month's Patriot Picnic protest at Chicano Park. Co-founder of Chicano Park Josephine Talamantez presented those ...

Candidates square off for Alvarez's council seat

Split on future development, rent control, and maybe lead in paint

Ramping up campaigns for the June primary, three candidates to replace David Alvarez in the San Diego City Council's District 8 met before a packed house in Sherman Heights on Thursday night (March 15) in ...

The call came while in Mexican orphanage

“Be a Jesuit”

Membership: 1,300 families registered (3,000 attendance per weekend) Pastor: John Auther, SJ Age: 60 Born: Phoenix, AZ Formation: Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles; Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, Spain; Jesuit School of Theology-Santa Clara University, Berkeley ...

Policeman punched at Patriot Picnic protest

Cops make 3 arrests among crowd estimated at 700

Bordertown Patriots, self-described as a group of American patriots, militia, and political activists, were among demonstrators at Chicano Park on February 3rd. The “Patriot Picnic,” as organizers called the event, was a means to protest ...

Chicano Park conflict solvable with carne asada?

Letters and Facebook pages fly ahead of Feb. 3 Patriot Picnic 2.0

On January 17th, San Diego city attorney Mara Elliott weighed in on an upcoming event at Chicano Park called “Patriot Picnic 2.0.” She issued a statement implying the groups planning it are hate groups, a ...

Is this America's next top food trend?

L.A. fast casual concept introduces Filipino dishes to Barrio Logan

All last year, I kept seeing food stories predicting Filipino food would the next great American food trend in 2018. Celebrity foodies such as Andrew Zimmern and Anthony Bourdain said so, and their claims were ...

Hot pastrami in the heart of Logan

New York beef and local bread

I can't say how long the misspelling painted on the side of Ponderosa Market has been making me wonder, but it does claim the place has been serving hot subs to Barrio Logan since 1984. ...

Thorn Brewing grows into Barrio Logan

Thorn Street Brewery keeps small batches going in North Park

Thorn Brewing Co. opened to the public in Barrio Logan at the end of November. If you're thinking it's the same business as Thorn Street Brewery, you're partly right. Thorn Street founders Dennis O'Connor, Eric ...

Bridge over Chicano Park's language barrier

"A misunderstanding, possibly an intentional misunderstanding.”

After visiting Chicano Park for a “patriot picnic” on September 3, Arthur Schaper wrote about the “Varrio Si, Yonkes No” mural in his blog along with his account of being driven out of the park ...

Back alley smoked chicken served cold

Matua's Guamanian dish resembles a chicken ceviche

It looks like a pop up business. The front entry doesn't even have a roof, just a glassed in door frame leading to the alley between a brick warehouse and corrugated metal shed. The only ...

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