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Adam Behar

Articles by Adam Behar

Todd Gloria and developers to Hillcrest and University City: Sucks to be you

Community planning group considerations are supposed to be boring. Infrastructure, environmental impact reports, traffic studies, zoning…important stuff, but also dull enough to make most people zone out. But not this year. This year, University City …

Filipinos and Mexicans struggle for power in National City

Philippine-born Ditas Yamane ran for a seat on National City’s City Council in 2010 and 2020 and for mayor in 2018, as well as for other offices over the years. But getting elected (despite having …

The fakeness of San Diego as world design capital

You may not know it, but we’re smack in the middle of a cross-border celebration: San Diego and Tijuana were jointly awarded the title of World Design Capital 2024. Both cities are celebrating the power …

May 15, 2024
Gringos who drive to Zona Rio for mental help

“Everyone’s crazy everywhere,” quips psychologist Livier Celaya as she sits her office in the Zona Rio quarter of Tijuana. “It doesn’t matter what side of the border you’re on.”Photograph by Matthew SuárezI’m in Tijuana to …

April 24, 2024
San Diego surfing spots open up to everyone

Video:COVER: Kooks & Chaos; revisiting Tom Wolfe's The Pump House Gang on La Jolla ShoresIn 1965, the writer Tom Wolfe visited a beach in La Jolla, looking to shine a light on The Youth of …

East Village sidewalk tents not dwindling

Twenty-five-year-old Morgan Kean wanted to live downtown because “it’s where all the action is. I’m a young San Diegan, and there’s so much to do in the area.” When she made the decision to move …

December 13, 2023
Kayla Abuda Galang directs a loving tribute to San Diego with When You Left Me on That Boulevard

By some metrics, we’ve entered a new golden age of Asian cinema. Netflix recently inked a $2.5 billion deal for South Korean movies and TV shows, and just last month, the super-streamer released four new …

October 11, 2023
Oceanside takes on Lower Trestles at World Surf League finals

At 6:30 am on September 9th, we pile the kids into the car for the drive to Lower Trestles, a mile north of San Onofre. The sun is peeking over the horizon as we drive …

September 27, 2023
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