Paradise Hills Stories

San Diego's nine hot spots for illegal dumping

Point Loma, City Heights, Logan Heights, Paradise Hills, Ocean Beach, Mission and Pacific Beaches, Webster & Mt. Hope, San Ysidro

At about 1:30 am on Saturday, April 28th Lizzie Rodriguez heard noises coming from outside her casita in Memorial Park. The next morning, she found an old couch and a bike dumped along the sidewalk ...

Trash-can salvage 101

The drill-hole method, the plastic wrap, the zip-tie, duct tape, epoxy...

Last year, NBC 7 San Diego reported that “The San Diego City Council decided [June 27] that residents will still have to pay to replace damaged trash bins, despite a county Grand Jury recommendation that ...

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 ...

Fight night in Paradise Hills

'40s flashback with cars, art, duds, food, and slugfest

Parked outside of the House of Boxing venue on September 30 was a 1935 San Diego police paddywagon with two guys holding faux tommy guns. One guy was wearing a classic zoot suit, the other, ...

Paradise Hills school field to open to public

Restrooms and parking on wish list

Nearly 100 Paradise Hills residents came to a Wednesday-night meeting (January 11) about how to turn the Paradise Hills Elementary School lot into a part-time park. Neighbors, parents and coaches from the Paradise Hills Pony ...

Shots fired! But where?

Acoustic sensors will give origin of gunfire to police

Acoustic sensors tuned to capture and record the sound of gunshots and report them to the police department are coming to Southeastern San Diego. According to a September 26 public notice the city and its ...

So 1860s: Robert E. Lee Elementary

"We will see the name change, or else we're coming for you."

California assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez joined the San Diego chapter of the National Action Network and the San Diego Black Police Officers' Association on Wednesday afternoon (December 2) to call for a name change to Robert ...

You’d better apologize, Beekman Boys

A blogger is upset because the Beekman Boys website claims to sell products made in the USA (except for a few items) and is called out after she inquires about their provenance.

A Gallery of Dummberry, a Snail Who Employs Disguises

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/photos/2013/mar/05/41170/ http://www.sandiegoreader.com/photos/2013/mar/05/41176/ Title: Becky Charms & Co. | Address: beckycharms.com | From: Paradise Hills | Blogging since: October 2011

Sweetwater River Church

Denomination: Assembly of God Membership: 125 Pastor: Frank Wooden Age: 53 Born: Berkeley Formation: Vanguard University, Costa Mesa; Bethany Bible College, Santa Cruz. Years Ordained: 24 San Diego Reader: How long do you spend writing ...

Should Call Him Khem

In defense of food (and porn) in Paradise Hills.

Author: Rachel Vaughn Neighborhood: Paradise Hills Age: 27 Occupation: Website Content Editor/Freelance writer I salvaged a Lonely Planet Thai language phrase book years ago, a souvenir of my ­father’s long-ago Navy travels in Southeast Asia. ...

Upside-Down? Go Short

In San Diego’s hemorrhaging real estate industry, it’s better to be upside-down and rich than upside-down and poor. That may sound axiomatic — it’s always nicer to be rich than poor — but carriage-trade folks ...

Their Own Paradise

“It’s one of those sleepy areas where you can still somewhat afford a piece of land.”

Car Talk

Since September 11, the most frequently seen bumper sticker in San Diego is the American flag, often shown with slogans such as "United We Stand" and "God Bless America." Other popular stickers include sports stickers, ...

Hooky Raids

On the morning of June 7, at least 25 police officers, social workers, and prosecutors, accompanied by a horde of television and print reporters, rolled out of a police substation in one of the poorest ...

Are the snails in my garden edible?

M.A.: In my garden, I have been experiencing extensive damage by snails. I have been able to curb the destruction by using the infamous beer trap that works for their cousin, the slug. My question, ...

Southeast: It's Much More Than Mean Streets

An inexact guide to an uncertain community

He turns a corner near 38th and Acacia, where a new auto body shop has been squeezed between two homes. Nielsen shakes his head. "Only in Southeast. Where else would that be allowed to happen?"

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