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Hooked by a 20-pound yellowtail

"It couldn't be pushed through or pulled out due to tendons..."

“What started out as a great Friday [September 15] turned south when I was attacked by an upset yellowtail,” wrote Matt Hayward in an Instagram post. “I was on a solo trip and had the ...

Will O.B. parking situation stop Target?

South Beach bar's agreement with Antique Center muddles situation

O.B. locals reported seeing a notice posted at South Beach Bar and Grille (5059 Newport Avenue) in mid-August. The notice announced an application was filed with the city to turn the restaurant and bar on ...

San Ysidro swap meet replaced with Goodwill

"Oh yes, we all know it will close at the end of the year."

Colorful displays of toddler clothes and princess backpacks line the remaining vendadoras' (saleswomen's) stalls inside the huge buildings that house San Ysidro's only indoor swap meet. Almost half of the stalls are empty, but those ...

Barrio Logan community plan not updated much

"This is crazy. Why are they asking us to do this again?"

The San Diego City Council approved Barrio Logan's community plan update in 2013. The plan addressed the unhealthy mix of residential and industrial zoning — issues such as industrial businesses opening up next door to ...

Amtrak won’t stop in Encinitas or South Carlsbad

Agreement with North County Transit District to end October 9

Encinitas and South Carlsbad will be losing Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train service. Both stations receive six daily Amtrak train stops — three northbound and three southbound. The move, effective October 9, ends a four-year “Rail-2-Rail” ...

Oak Park neighbors discourage illegal activity

“It’s up to the city to take care of this problem."

“The broken glass in the concrete wall has gone too far,” Ted said. He was referring to a three-foot-wall in his neighborhood where people used to loiter and sit. It has a layer of uneven ...

Encinitas council votes under legal pressure

“It’s with a heavy heart that I support the district process."

The City of Encinitas will probably be switching to district elections for its council seats — not because it’s a good idea for democracy or to better represent the five communities that make up the ...

Not the typical roadside memorial in National City

"Yeah, eight years. We come out every year on the night it happened."

In the drug and gang world of National City, street memorials are not uncommon. For a time, vases of flowers and religious candles will bloom on the street or sidewalk where a killing took place, ...

Buses' stop signs ignored

"This, fortunately, scared the student to the point of shaking like crazy."

“Last week I was following my son’s bus home [and] the bus stopped on Valle Vista Road near Vista Camino,” said Miranda Niederle of Lakeside. “[Then the driver] turned on the [bus’s stop] lights and ...

Car shows are different in Tijuana

"You do not have to babysit the people from leaning or touching the cars.”

On September 15, about a hundred Tijuana street racers skipped the unadvertised drag races and met up with other crews in front of Déjà Vu’s Tijuana strip club (at Plaza Pueblo Amigo). “It’s not far ...

Golden Hill Park & Rec facelift

Landscaping, mural, pergola, and first new signs anyone can recall

“It’s part of a transition to make the park more comfortable for families, and having shade will help,” says Park & Rec area manager Kathy Castello of the new pergola behind Golden Hill Recreation Center. ...

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