Chris Raney

Chris is a second-generation native San Diegan and enjoys keeping up with everything that is new in San Diego. Chris graduated from San Diego State University with a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science in 2004 (at the top of his class!). Being raised in San Diego, Chris is one of those odd computer geeks that actually enjoys going outside and being in the sun. Sharing a first name with Christopher Columbus, he too is an explorer. He likes to document his explorations in video form so others may benefit from his explorational finds. Chris contributes neighborhood stories, video clips, and photos to the Reader. Chris also keeps a Southern California video blog at with videos from interesting destinations in San Diego, Southern California, and occasionally beyond when his travels take him there. Please feel free to contact Chris at [email protected]

Articles by Chris Raney

Truck Wins Again

At 1:31 p.m. on Sunday, February 22, at the intersection of National Avenue and 31st Street in Logan Heights, a motorcyclist became trapped underneath a truck after the two vehicles collided. The motorcyclist had been ...

San Diego Multicultural Festival


On Saturday, January 17, 2009, thousands of people gathered in downtown San Diego after the Martin Luther King Jr. Parade to celebrate diversity at the 11th annual San Diego Multicultural Festival. More than 100 booths ...

New Stephen Birch Healthcare Center Unveiled

On Saturday, January 10, 2009, the new Stephen Birch Healthcare Center at Sharp Memorial Hospital was officially unveiled to the public. Hospital staff members were on hand at the 315,000-square-foot, 334-bed facility to provide tours ...

Happy Birthday, Spreckels Organ!


San Diego’s unique and historic outdoor pipe organ in Balboa Park celebrated its 94th birthday on Sunday January 4, 2009, in honor of which the San Diego Park and Recreation Department, in cooperation with the ...

Playoff Fever


On the afternoon of January 2, 2009 at Seau's in Mission Valley, it was apparent that NFL playoff fever has already taken ahold of San Diego. Hundreds of Chargers fans gathered inside and outside of ...

Homeless Man Struck Down


At approximately 8:30 pm on Tuesday, December 30, 2008, a pedestrian was struck by a red pick-up truck near the intersection of Washington Place and Randolph Street in Mission Hills. Witnesses to the accident said ...

Free Rice!


On December 13, 2008, Thuan Phat Market celebrated its grand opening in Linda Vista at the site of the former Vien Dong Vietnamese supermarket at 6935 Linda Vista Road. The first 500 lucky shoppers on ...

Dog Beach Closed Due to Sewage Spill

A sewage spill in to the San Diego River on Monday, December 27, prompted the closure of Dog Beach in Ocean Beach. The affected areas of the beach were still closed four days later. The ...

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