Loma Portal News & Stories

Barnett Avenue Safer Going Southbound

At Barnett Avenue’s southern end, where it meets Pacific Highway, the two-lane road was recently narrowed to a single lane. Though it is now a traffic bottleneck, before the conversion, I witnessed a bicyclist ride ...

Domesticated Fowl Dumped at Famosa Slough?

Famosa Slough is home to various wildlife species. As such, there has been a problem with people dumping unwanted birds and pets at the 37-acre wetland. During the years of residing near the slough, I ...

Black and Blue

The City of San Diego announced new refuse-collection schedules on July 7. According to a press release, “The redesigned routes require drivers to work four 10-hour shifts each week, which will save the City $4.4 ...

Don't Tow My Home

"There will be no more predatory towing in the streets of San Diego," said district attorney Bonnie Dumanis at a news conference on August 21, 2006. Clark Waters shakes his head. He has now fired ...

Best of 2003: Best (& Only) Place To Buy Cajun Boudin

Mardi Gras Café and Market 3185 Midway Drive, Loma Portal 619-223-5501 If you know what it means to miss New Orleans, this deli serves Louisiana cooking and sells the ingredients. The shelves are piled high ...

Best of 2003: Best Upholsterer

Point Loma Upholstery, Inc. 3950 Hicock Street, Loma Portal 619-298-3828 Owner Buzz Rodriguez's recorded message explains the "seven secrets of upholstering." The most important considerations include ergonomics (is it comfortable for your body?), foam quality, ...

Best of 2001: Best Submariners' Hideout

Horse and Cow Bar and Grill 2734 Lytton, Loma Portal 619-224-6409 Inside it's as dark as a mile-deep sub after lights out. Once you get used to it, you start seeing things. "Caution: vent tube ...

The would-be developer of Famosa Slough

Terry Sheldon doesn't take no for an answer

Flash back a few years. We are about to witness an act of what appears to be extraordinary masochism. Terry Sheldon is standing out on West Point Loma Boulevard, looking at twenty acres of marshland. ...

Body Shop

Loma Portal nudity healthier than Carol Doda era in San Francisco

Could one of these girls walk into a place like the Voyager over on Harbor Island, and act like a lady?

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