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PBDavid March 21, 2013 @ 4:27 p.m.

The Executive Director of this tourist marketing district for one city makes more than the President of the United States?

The hotel owners have no reason to control costs--they are not spending their money.


dwbat Feb. 19, 2013 @ 9:21 a.m.

Sanders and Terzi are two peas in a pod. They practically break their arms slapping each other on the back. On 9/26/2012 at the San Diego Zoo, then-Mayor Sanders said: “Visitors won't continue to come here [San Diego] just because we have great weather, and because Joe Terzi is such a nice guy.” Of course, Sanders got his big payoff for serving the "big business boys' club" with his lucrative Chamber of Commerce gig.


Show up and put a smile on your face

The importance of face-to-face networking

For the second in a six-part series about stepping up your job search or job upgrade process, business coach Kate Hanley explains the importance of networking. Last time, we talked about the importance of the ...

AT&T building still a “public nuisance” in North Park?

Homeless sleep on premises amid graffiti, trash, and urine

The unused AT&T (formerly Pacific Bell) building in North Park continues to have homeless transients, graffiti, the smell of urine, and trash. The fortress-like structure — a perfect canvas for taggers — is located at ...

SanCarlosGuy March 19, 2013 @ 2:39 p.m.

Good article, I've driven by the property and have wondered about its' status. You would think a major company like AT&T would do its' best to present a positive public image. Especially it they want to upgrade the cell-phone towers that require a public hearing. The City Council should also consider maintainence of the utility companies' buildings throuout the city when their license renewals come up for public hearings.


Coco's Restaurant in North Park is kaput

Wasn't kayoed by nearby “retro” restaurant

Closed down for a couple of months now, the empty Coco's Bakery Restaurant at 2644 El Cajon Boulevard in North Park is still hoping for a new leaseholder. The Coco's in Corona del Mar, California ...

SanCarlosGuy2001 April 8, 2013 @ 5:59 p.m.

I'm sorry to hear that Coco's wasn't able to adjust to the changing tastes of it's customers. I never had a great or bad meal there and the service/price was decent. As the article says, a non-chain restaurant might be a better fit. But please, keep the prices reasonable. Great Maple replac ed the old Byran's on Washington and is a bit pricey for what you get.


Ocean Beach gets $20,000 more for lifeguard memorial

Sculptor was raised in OB, mentored by lifeguards

The San Diego City Council on April 16 unanimously approved funding “not to exceed $20,000” to help pay for a bronze lifeguard statue with a concrete foundation and an adjacent three-foot-square bronze plaque. The two ...

El Paso from six feet under

No shortage of history in this Texan desert treasure.

I’ve never considered visiting graveyards a “must-see” travel experience, but I’ll have to admit that lately I am finding a wealth of history and a deep sense of place that develops necessarily when jaunting graveyard ...

Editor’s choice: David Bowie Is, Tuesday, September 23

It’s not often my editor puts in a request to use The Big Screen as a promotional tool for a personal deity. Since Mr. Nutting is kind enough to take his golden machete to my ...

Developer presents design concept for AT&T building

Finally, a plan for unsightly North Park property

The long-empty ATT/PacBell structure at the northeast corner of Texas Street and Howard Avenue in North Park has been a magnet for homeless people and taggers ever since it became empty. The nonprofit Community HousingWorks ...

New Walgreens store rises on University Ave. in Hillcrest

Community leaders hope for a good neighbor

The long-planned, controversial Walgreens store in Hillcrest is well under construction at 301 University Avenue. The former vacant structure, last used for medical offices, was on the site located directly across University from Urban Mo's ...

Ken Harrison May 10, 2013 @ 2:39 p.m.

Once they open their doors, don't plan on any kind of neighborliness, once they start rotating staff more than I rotate tires. Most corporate chain stores do not know how to be part of a neighborhood community. Their staff will live way outside the community where they work, and have no idea what makes your community tick. Only how to follow corporate policy - which the first person that asks to put up a flyer for a community event will find out when they are told NO. The staff will only know where the nearest fast food lunch place is and the nearest on/off ramp to the freeway. These types of stores take millions of dollars out of our communities, but rarely show up to chambers of commerce meetings, sponsor a little league team, or buy a computer for the local school. Its not in their DNA nor their business model. I hope maybe it is different for this store.


Protest of Bradley Manning imprisonment in Hillcrest

“The guilty people are George Bush's administration”

About 70 loud, enthusiastic, chanting individuals, many blowing whistles, took over the four corners of Sixth and University avenues in Hillcrest on June 1. Mostly from the LGBT community and Occupy movement, they called on ...

DVD Rentals: Reflections in a Golden Eye

Why rent when for the same money you can buy a copy at Big!Lots?

John Huston and cinematographer Aldo Tonti originally envisioned Carson McCuller's story of military base masochism as a golden-hued fairy tale ...

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Holler Oceanside

Strange, odd, peculiar, weird bedfellows

Port district has deal with University of Phoenix — alleged diploma mill

The for-profit University of Phoenix has been taking its lumps of late, but not with the San Diego Unified Port District, which has a deal to promote the controversial school among its employees, according to ...

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