Mission Valley Stories

Just a Lo Jack recovery at Michaels

The easy way to get your stolen car back

At about 5:20 p.m., on Mothers Day (May 13), four San Diego Police Department patrol vehicles pulled up in front of Michael’s at the Westfield Mission Valley mall. The police officers exited their vehicles, passed ...

Comic dealers want C-notes and benjies

Don't go on the internet

On April 28, John purchased a Howard the Duck comic book at the San Diego Rocket-Con. For the month of April, this was the third comic book and toy show in San Diego County. Like ...

San Diego State slick magazine touts Mission Valley plan

Voters still have to approve $250 million project

Taxpayer-funded San Diego State University, locked in battle with privately-run SoccerCity over who will get to develop the choice city-owned parcel once known as Qualcomm Stadium, has rolled out a glossy mail piece touting its ...

Comic Fest in a 4/20 cloud

The weed connection with cos-play

“I’m burning one for George [Clayton Johnson],” said Storm, as she lit up her three-inch brass pipe filled with “Skywalker” weed. “Oh, snap,” I said, then motioned over to the security guard at the Frankenstein ...

Want to build condos? Pay the pol

An army of influences peddlers marches on city hall

Steve Cushman, whose family’s Riverwalk Golf Course’s imminent conversion into condos and commercial space by Houston, Texas-based Hines development hinges on city hall approval, has just kicked in major money to this year’s reelection bid ...

Suspended Sierra Club's appointed leaders back SDSU

Ex-professor attacks Soccer City's "ballot box" planning

The ballot battle over the fate of the city-owned Mission Valley acreage formerly known as Qualcomm Stadium has been notched up again, this time by the San Diego chapter of the Sierra Club, which has ...

Get Out: Free President's Day Screening

Four-time Oscar-nominated contender at AMC Mission Valley

Budgeted at approximately $5 million, IMDB reports that as of January 26 the cumulative worldwide gross of Get Out has reached $254,716,534. Director Jordan Peele and the management at Universal can afford to paper the ...

The Shake Shack debate reaches So Cal

Thanks, New York

Shake Shack has landed in San Diego, and appears to be multiplying. The East Coast burger chain launched in the UTC mall last summer and opened its second Mission Valley location at the end of ...

We All Counted homeless in Mission Valley

Census takers walk the San Diego River bed

During the early morning hours of January 26th, more than 1500 volunteers fanned out across the county to conduct the annual We All Count census of homeless San Diegans. In Santee and Mission Valley, the ...

Burglary victim leads cops to crooks

“I was kind of dragging the police along behind me.”

Computer theft tracked to Mission Valley hovel.

Save Civita Because Sudberry Won't

Disappointed homeowners sue city

A group of Mission Valley residents living in the Civita community are suing the City of San Diego for approving a plan to build a freeway connector directly through their development. The group, calling itself ...

Friend of Doug digs deep against SoccerCity

Mission Valley developers pour cash into San Diego State measure

A political committee calling itself Friends of SDSU has vowed to raise sufficient signatures for a measure on next November's ballot to do battle with SoccerCity's initiative regarding privatization of the city-owned Mission Valley venue ...

Roush report: SoccerCity politics heading for CSU board

Costly details left out of presidential update on Mission Valley makeover

California State University officials are warming up their board of trustees for next year's big game in San Diego, otherwise known as San Diego State University's showdown with SoccerCity over title to the stadium formerly ...

Bicyclists vs. Civita residents re road

About 35,000 vehicle trips could roll through Mission Valley development

Circulate San Diego, a local nonprofit whose mission is to remove people from cars and increase pedestrian and transit-oriented travel, is lobbying city officials to build a controversial freeway connector through the master-planned community of ...

U-T subletting newsroom space

Adieu to 25 percent of "cool" millennial digs

When the San Diego Union-Tribune announced in November 2015 that it would vacate its 43-year-old Mission Valley headquarters in favor of a $40 million, 15-year lease of four floors in a downtown high-rise, the paper ...

Tackled in the stands at Qualcomm

Lawsuit suggests police misinterpreted fan's "high-spiritedness"

A football tackle can be a thrilling thing to see, but not in the stands when the police are tackling a fan, says a suit filed in federal court October 16. Jason Walker is suing ...

The pet-friendly housing problem

"No friends, no music, no smoking — but you can have your dogs here."

A pet-friendly bill hit the governor's desk on September 21. The bill (AB 1137) would mandate that new multi-family housing developments allow tenants to have pets if those developments receive financing through state programs. Former ...

Sally Roush’s suite life

SDSU brass parties hearty in exclusive stadium skyboxes

Sally Roush — who took over as interim honcho of San Diego State University following the departure of Elliott Hirshman in June, just as the fight over who would rule what used be called Qualcomm ...

Faulconer's new hepatitis spinmeister

Public relations honcho tackles city hall's deadly disease meltdown

Besieged by a burgeoning hepatitis epidemic that threatens to destroy his long-cultivated image as California's progressive Republican candidate of the future, San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer has rolled out a new public relations man to ...

Rip down Qualcomm and build new stadium?

Stupidity squared

San Diegans vote next year on the plans of FS Investors to tear down Qualcomm Stadium, erect a soccer stadium, and build residential and commercial structures on the site. Before the vote, propaganda will fill ...

Stadium spending zooms to new record

But private spending outgaining public outlays

Since 2012, inflation-adjusted spending on sports stadiums and arenas has shot up 80 percent, according to an August 31 study by the Economics Group of Wells Fargo Securities. In June, the inflation-adjusted value of stadium ...

Rocky road: Civita residents to push back plan

Proposed thoroughfare imperils "safe, walkable dense urban village"

On Thursday, August 24, San Diego's planning commissioners will consider a proposal to build a freeway connector from Mission Valley through the heart of one of San Diego's largest master-planned communities and into Serra Mesa. ...

Unintended consequences on I-15?

The bikeway to Mission Valley brings a decibel debate to Normal Heights

“The noise level has increased throughout the day and night,” said Shannon Moran, “I used to be able to sleep with the windows down and now I either have [to use a] loud ambient noise ...

At last, an easy way to get to Mission Valley

Safer for a bike than Fairmount Ave. or Texas St.

“The bikeway is almost done” said Miguel, as he walked out by the freeway exit. On June 29, Miguel walked up the State Route 15 Commuter Bikeway (northbound) towards Adams Avenue. “The pavement, walls and ...

Morris Cerullo gets nod for Bible resort in Mission Valley

Architect intimidated by Garden of Eden

Local televangelist Morris Cerullo has asked that everyone "fervently pray" for the city's favor in support of his "end-time project." Cerullo's Legacy International Center project got off to a rocky start, but appears to have ...

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