Catherine Spearnak

Articles by Catherine Spearnak

Interim dog park will do

Gloria says yea, Faulconer has final say on Normal Heights park funding

Normal Heights has been waiting for an off-leash dog park for ten years, and it looks like this year it might get it. Sort of. After holding a dog-park rally in February, collecting 1200 signatures ...

Palms win, hands down

La Jolla Village Garden Club's bid to plant downtown jacarandas gets the ax

Dorothy Carroll of the La Jolla Village Garden Club was ready to offer dozens of jacaranda trees on behalf of the club to decorate the new Lane Field development along the Embarcadero. But she got ...

No "jobs killer" here

UC-San Diego even offers a class on how to get work with the university

Looking for a new job is no picnic, but UCSD is the only employer in the county that offers a class on how to get hired. “We tout that,” said Michael Yates, director of talent ...

Muslim swim

Fancy indoor pool at City Heights YMCA was a problem for a second

Sahra Abdi and a group of Muslim women swam in the 60-year-old pool at the Copley Y at 41st and Landis for several years. It had high tiled-concrete walls and tiny windows above the 25-yard, ...

Good idea: 365 days of homeless housing

Council to vote on St. Vincent de Paul proposal tomorrow

On Tuesday, March 24, the San Diego City Council will vote on whether to approve a proposal by St. Vincent de Paul Village for year-round "interim housing" for the city’s homeless. But on Sunday morning, ...

Perfect for May gray and June gloom

Does Dorothy Carroll have a jacaranda for you?

Dorothy Carroll wants to cover the county with jacaranda trees, including the landscaping of the new 400-room hotel planned for Lane Field South, downtown on the Embarcadero. “They are perfect for the time of the ...

Signs, signs, everywhere a sign — exactly!

City Heights resident spearheads effort for entryway arch

Kenton Finkbeiner wants City Heights to have a sign like other San Diego neighborhoods, including Hillcrest, Kensington, and North Park, to name a few. The City Heights resident — the project’s leader under a cooperative ...

Agent Snickerdoodle takes San Francisco assignment

Mysterious cookie dealer cuts short what was reportedly a growing business

”It's been an amazing four years, but all good things must come to a close...over and out...,” Agent Snickerdoodle posted on his Facebook page on February 25. He no longer responds to texts, emails, or ...

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