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Lakesider shreds docs explaining new density regs

State wants affordable housing, rural feel be damned

An emergency meeting summoned by the Lakeside Community Planning Group last night filled up the room at the community center in a jiffy with several dozens residents. Two county employees came to present the latest ...

Clairemont still waits for Trader Joe's

In spite of local connection to Joe Coulombe, founder

On January 31, a lady walking her dog announced to me that "Trader Joe's is coming to Clairemont!" She said she knows someone that works for the Clairemont Town Square shopping center and that everything ...

Colton Underwood groped, then blamed for walking out of Mavericks

Did fans really care about cystic fibrosis?

On Feb. 13, when Bachelor star Colton Underwood abruptly left a charity event at Mavericks in Pacific Beach, many took to social media to discuss the sequence of events that made national news on Valentines ...

Fight Club: Las Pulgas

Fleas flee concert by Grupo Codiciado

Las Pulgas is “el mejor lugar para bailar (the best place to dance),” according to their slogan. It is known as one of the bars that sell the most beer in all of Latin America; ...

Vista's main pot promoter loses chance for own dispensary

“My ball came up 31st out of 31"

In spite of city council opposition, citizens of Vista voted in November to allow 11 new dispensaries to sell medicinal weed legally. But due to a last-minute decision by the city, the man largely responsible ...

What's left of San Diego goths

Post punk, dark wave, industrial, punk, thrash metal, black metal music

Charlie Garcia cancelled his San Diego Goth Swap event earlier in the month due to the then-forecasted heavy rains and rescheduled it to Feb. 17. “With so many vendors involved along with food carts,” Garcia ...

Ocean Beach sea foam – Ew!

The ocean’s way of cleaning itself

On February 17 at about 7 am, Jim Grant pulled up to a “big whitish blob” north of the Ocean Beach Pier. “The foam was coming up the stairs and had come over the 40” ...

Surf contests on Calif. public land will have to include females

And don't call them Surfer Girls

Former Encinitas city councilwoman, Tasha Boerner Horvath, has held her 76th District Assembly seat for just ten weeks. Usually freshmen legislators take up to six months to start legislating. However, on February 14, Boerner Horvath ...

Green Angels in Baja are truly angels

"We feel safer traveling there than we do in the U.S."

On February 13, Sam Cooper saw a social media post regarding the Ángeles Verdes (Green Angels) -- that reminded him of his "worst and best" trip to Mexico. "Ángeles Verdes saved me too," he said. ...

Oranges split in Valley Center, Fallbrook, Escondido

Farmers market vendors blame rain

Orange tree owners from Valley Center and Escondido took to social media to vent about their fruit splitting. “What caused the spitting this year?” questioned one woman from Escondido on February 11. “My other citrus ...

No major changes to Fairfield Inn and Suites in Oceanside

Neighborhood groups get money but won't say how much

City council candidate Michael Odegaard should be happy that local activist Nadine Scott sued a developer who wanted to build the “prison hotel” development in his neighborhood. Scott sued in June over plans to build ...

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