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Point Loma News & Stories

Point Loma News & Stories

Sweet meets heat at Fluster Cluck Hot Chicken

I should be tired of writing about Nashville hot chicken by now, considering some gazillion new hot chicken joints have opened in the past year. So many, the San Diego Chicken guy might want to ...

Coastal sage, Fall migrant birds, zodiacal light

The time of sunset changes most rapidly this time of the year. This is mainly because the sun is swinging rapidly south along the ecliptic (its apparent path through the background stars). From the latitude ...

September 14, 2020
San Diego restaurants try everything to get by

The restaurant business, as Bette Davis once said about growing old, ain’t no place for sissies. The hours are long; the profit margins, razor-thin. Customers are notoriously fickle, and a few bad Yelp reviews can ...

Point Loma: from Madame Tingley to modern-day cavemen

“Man, please don’t call the news” Three young men were rousted from a den along Sunset Cliffs Boulevard Tuesday morning after pictures of the elaborate cave surfaced on social media earlier in the week. Multiple ...

These essential businesses still bake cookies

Since the call went out for all but essential businesses to close during the coronavirus crisis, exactly what constitutes an “essential business” has been a point of public debate. “Are restaurants?” some wonder; “Are bakeries?” ...

Some Point Loma streets fixed, others ignored

More than a few who live in Point Loma are fed up with the nonsensical way some streets and alleys in the wooded area paved while others remain ignored. One example is the Chatsworth alley ...

February 3, 2020
Old Venice happy hour with Joe Biden look-alike

I blame my friend Annie for this. I mean I’ve been around, but she zips about in dizzying circles, social circles, the kind you read about in the glossy magazines. This day, I just had ...

December 19, 2019
The Latin Chef still cooks in Liberty Station

A Pacific Beach restaurant called Latin Chef closed earlier this year, following a good thirteen in business. I never visited the Peruvian and Brazilian eatery, but it sounds like I missed out — it was ...

Squatters' paradise on Sunset Cliffs

In September of 2018, the property at 2068 Sunset Cliffs Boulevard in Ocean Beach was purchased by Socal Metro Holdings LLC, for $520,000. The one bedroom, one bath, 634-square-foot home built in 1908, fell prey ...

Karen Olea’s thrift scores from Salvation Army and AMVETS

I was headed to my car on the top level of a busy downtown parking structure when I caught a glimpse of Karen Olea mid-photoshoot. Karen wasn’t a stranger. I actually recognized her because I ...

July 25, 2019
Going beyond bratwurst at Veg'n Out

The term meatless has got to be one of the biggest words of 2019. Every other time I check a news feed, or turn on the radio, there’s more news about the rise of meatless ...

Point Loma caves cleaned out once more

Three young men were rousted from a den along Sunset Cliffs Boulevard Tuesday morning after pictures of the elaborate cave surfaced on social media earlier in the week. Multiple reports have been made to the ...

Car theft thwarted by Stronghold Jiu Jitsu teacher and students

A man was arrested Thursday night after attempting to steal – for the second time – a 2011 Porsche Carrera parked outside of Stronghold Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academy in Point Loma. “My fiancé had just ...

April 29, 2019
Jennings House Café: munching wine and sandwiches in a big old Victorian with a patio deck

Announcing a new gastronomic experience! A taste sensation you drink! A… OK. Here’s how it happened. I’m in Point Loma. Jes’ walking southwest down Rosecrans. Past the Dick & Jane Waxing Salon, and past, oh ...

April 11, 2019
Message at airport on Uber-Lyft staging area a joke?

It's becoming hard to tell who's managing the San Diego Airport Rideshare Staging Lot — a professional business or April Fool pranksters? On Monday 01 April 2019 (April Fools day) signs appeared on each of ...

Double rainbows over downtown San Diego

In the last couple of weeks, the elusive “double rainbows” have been spotted throughout San Diego County. “It was surreal,” said Chris Mannerino, “On February 5, I saw it out of my new office and ...

Going beyond the bun at Royale brunch

It’s late Sunday morning, and there’s a mimosa in my hand, courtesy of Point Loma burger and cocktail spot, Royale. Serious cheeseburger fans will already be familiar with Royale, and its Pulp Fiction-referencing signature sandwich, ...

Native Foods tries Rosecrans

For a week, I’d been eating too much of the American garbage diet: fast food, hot dogs, fried chicken, and many sides of fries. Hearty fare, fit for a Midwest winter freeze perhaps, but far ...

San Diego pot producers challenged by rivals

As cannabis facilities grow, so does the traffic around them. Emissions increase, air quality degrades. Yet the San Diego City Council is ignoring those environmental impacts. That’s what several appeals of permits for three new ...

Sunset Cliffs Not So Natural Park

In March, the Reader reported details of the Sunset Cliffs Natural Park Improvement Project, quoting Ellen Quick, trails committee chairperson for the park advisory council, saying “Thirty-five acres will be revegetated with native plants. That’s ...

January 15, 2019

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