Neighborhood News

Killed in jail while mentally ill

Claim filed against county for not considering violent cellmate

A mother and father whose mentally ill son was killed in the San Diego County Central Jail by an aspiring rapper and bank robber from New Zealand has filed a claim against the county. Lyle ...

Rent-control battle cry in Escondido

"We were supposed to have a meeting, but they locked up the tennis courts."

For years the Eagles Point apartment complex, a collection of suburban four-story buildings comprising 519 units along East Grand Avenue in eastern Escondido, has drawn harsh criticism from residents and neighbors. Negative reviews, some dating ...

Historic value of O.B. kit home debated

“Our neighbors are excited to have this building removed and replaced.”

Sears is no longer the retailer it once was, having been beaten to the brink of irrelevance by outlet closures and online competition. But just about anyone over 40 remembers the company’s trusty, phone-book-sized tome ...

It’s coyote time — guard the pets and tykes

“This is when the young leave to find new territories.”

“We started hearing barking from the neighbor’s dog and then right after that we heard one of their dogs start yelping frantically,” said Angie Lira, “I [then] saw three coyotes; two were walking towards Gables ...

Granger Hall's dying for an encore in National City

"No one of authority seems to care" about leaky Irving Gill structure

On October 31, Save Our Heritage Organisation released their annual list of the most endangered historic sites in San Diego. Granger Music Hall was one of three new sites added to the top-ten list this ...

Lincoln Park graffiti sanctuary to close

Plans for Writerz Block yard unknown

“After 15 years, the Writerz Blok facility is closing for redesign of the creative space,” said Reginald Jones, the president and CEO of the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation. The graffiti art yard is located ...

Curse of the Georgia Street Bridge

Photographer can't stop shooting overdue rehab project — "I'm miserable."

Restoration of the 103-year-old Georgia Street Bridge began in August 2016 with a completion date of about now. Anyone driving past the site can't help but notice it doesn't look anywhere close to being done. ...

Stolen surfboard? This is a job for Coconut Peet.

Ripped-off Hobie returned to owner

A surfer and her board were reunited this week after a keen eye from an employee at Coconut Peet’s in Ocean Beach recognized the stolen board from a flyer. Two weeks ago, Alexa’s board was ...

O.B.'s hypodermic needles by the sea

"It's time to demand greater police presence and action by our city officials."

Last week, residents in Ocean Beach reached their tipping point after witnessing an objectionable scene at the seawall south of the O.B. Pier. “I couldn’t believe what I was seeing,” said a nearby resident. “There ...

O.B. muralist adds huge spot of color to Mexico City

"People should use their talents to spread happiness."

Relief efforts following the September 19th earthquake in Mexico City, which took the lives of more than 370 people, came to the area in many forms. Obecian Celeste Byers chose to paint a mural of ...

San Ysidro's Gateway Inn demolished

Built in '56, hotel became residence for low-income people — now what?

A demolition crew razed the historic Gateway Inn last week. The property, located at 701 East San Ysidro Boulevard, one block from the U.S.-Mexico border, had been a single-room occupancy motel that provided shelter for ...

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