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National City News & Stories

It's a rap shop, not a thug thing

“Being unaffiliated, people feel safer here," says Jay Wat

Singer/songwriter Justin Watson, known to most local rappers as producer Jay Wat, says the fact he didn’t grow up around San Diego was a good thing. “I’m from Detroit, so I have a neutral presence,” ...

National City — in reversal — moves closer to sanctuary city

Opens services to all immigrants and restricts police

On Jun. 19, the National City Council voted unanimously to adopt a Compassionate City resolution in support of its immigrants. While no one opposed the designation, the special meeting was a re-hearing on the issue ...

National City students least fit out of 42 school systems in San Diego County

39 fast food joints nearby

The schoolchildren of more affluent parents not only do the best on standardized academic tests, they also do better on measures of physical fitness, a recent report on obese children in San Diego County suggests. ...

National City mayor and two councilmembers sued for changes to sanctuary city resolution

Lawsuit accuses them of Brown Act violations

A last-minute decision by National City's mayor Ron Morrison, and two councilmembers to water down a resolution to certify National City as a "welcoming community," is now the subject of a new lawsuit. South Bay ...

On the cerveza to craft beer transition

Horchata and hibiscus flavors fine, but Hispanic segment not so simple

A Texas company has compiled market analysis suggesting craft-beer producers have been missing out on a potentially valuable market segment: Hispanic millennials. Gerry Loredo, director of business analytics for Houston advertising agency Lopez Negrete Communications, ...

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sonnyblack March 20, 2013 @ 1:42 p.m.

So City Bought Skate San Diego and now it's just sitting there gutted out. What's up with that? WASTED WONDERLAND :( It's doors have been closed since sept 31 2012

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coolinout1 June 8, 2013 @ 5:25 p.m.

I'm still amazed that McDini's now does a 18+ Hip Hop club (BAR105) on Fri/Sat nights! Gotta hand it to them for changing and finding ways to gain more customers!

Also, has anyone been to Niederfranks lately? I keep meaning to go there and get a scoop of their delicious lemon cream flavor.

One more thing, props to Frank's Barbershop on 8th Street for doing such a great job!

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VT June 20, 2013 @ 12:11 p.m.

Follow up to the earlier comment about McDinis, they also have a "tardeada" every Sunday afternoon from 4:30 - 8:30. Mainly an older crowd but also some younger faces. Latin Breed plays corridos, cumbias, boleros and even a little James Brown, War and Doobie Brothers. Good times!

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Barbara Zaragoza July 15, 2013 @ 10:36 p.m.

Off the I-5 in National City, I never knew but the SAn Diego Electric Railway Association has a museum with a large train set up for kids. There are also old train cars. Who would have thought? Everything you always wanted to know about trains at 922 West 23rd Street.

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