By Deacon Jim Vargas, Miles McPherson, Elaine Therrien and Kris Michell
When you see someone struggling with homelessness, the impulse to help is undeniable. In that moment, when you see a fellow human being sleeping on the street, you want to do something — anything — to alleviate his or her pain. It is from these impulses that many groups and individuals come Downtown to provide meals and other items, seeking to aid the homeless in our community. Read More
By Frank Sabatini Jr.
The hottest selling fast-food item in Germany has nothing to do with sausages or any type of grub stemming from American franchises. It is instead a sizable serving of slow-cooked meats sliced from vertical spits and swaddled in flatbread with chopped veggies and powerful yogurt-garlic sauce. Read More
Councilmembers seek ‘state of emergency’ declaration
By Dave Schwab
San Diego City Councilmembers David Alvarez and Scott Sherman have called upon the city to declare a state of emergency — and take whatever action is necessary — to prepare for anticipated wetter-than-normal El Niño conditions by immediately clearing debris from high-risk flood channels. Read More
By Frank Sabatini Jr.
Tender Greens will open its latest fourth San Diego location on Dec. 7 at the Westfield Mission Valley Mall, a mall spokesman confirmed to Mission Valley News. The restaurant specializes in “slow food done fast” and has locations in Liberty Station, La Jolla and Downtown. Read More
By Dr. Ink
Setting foot inside Rockin’ Baja Lobster Coastal Cantina is like being instantly transported to some coastal party bar in the Mexican tropics. But it works just fine for Old Town, too, where the establishment has remained anchored in a spacious alcove on Twiggs Street since 1995. Read More
By Sari Reis
Being a professional pet sitter, it is essential for me to be able to easily identify when a cat or dog in my care is experiencing a medical emergency.
As a pet parent, it is important for you to be able to recognize a medical emergency in your furry kid. So with help from the website called petmd.com, I have put together the top 10 occurrences that require emergency attention. Read More
By Erica Moe | Get Fit!
Self-Myofascial Release (SMR) is like a deep massage for your muscles. Daily life with poor posture, over-training, stress and inactivity can create imbalances in the body. You can tame those imbalances by using a tool, like the foam roller, to work out the kinks or knots that live in your fascia. Read More
By Toni G. Atkins | Speaker of the Assembly
I’ve been thinking a lot about military veterans lately.
It doesn’t seem like it was that long ago, but San Diego’s annual Stand Down for homeless vets was in July — it’s one of the events I’m most proud to support and attend. Read More
By Steve Rodriguez
Mission Valley continues to get a bad rap! The local media are trapped in a paradigm that insists on portraying this beautiful locale as a mere prop for communicating the so-called severity of the few rainstorms we get here in San Diego. Read More
Ken Williams | Editor
Want to serve your community? Want to help plan the future of Mission Valley? The Mission Valley Planning Group is looking for members to serve on its board. Read More
Linda Vista Planning Group general meeting
Monday, Nov. 16, 5:30 p.m.
This is an open meeting of the Linda Vista Planning Group. The public is encouraged to attend. Visit lindavista.org/lvpg. Read More
Assemblymember Weber’s mobile office
Monday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m. – noon and Tuesday, Dec. 8, 6 – 8 p.m.
Connect with Assemblymember Shirley Weber’s staff in your community, get help with any problems you are having with public agencies, ask questions about legislation and learn about state and local services. Read More
Thursday and Fridays: Antonio Fe at the Cosmo in The Cosmopolitan Restaurant and Hotel. Free. 6 p.m. 2660 Calhoun St., Old Town. OldTownCosmopolitan.com. Read More
By Frank Sabatini Jr. | Restaurant Review
Name a country on the European continent and you’ll most likely find a beer or dish representing that nation at Dan Diego’s Euro Café and Pub. Festooned with an array of international flags on its façade and roof, the converted house, built in the 1940s, stands out like a culinary oasis along this restaurant-deprived stretch of Morena Boulevard. Read More
Yard House opened its second San Diego location late last month in a prime location outside the movie theaters at the Westfield Mission Valley. The media were invited to check out the new site on Sept. 18, and Mission Valley News was there. Read More
By Frank Sabatini Jr.
Several Italian-inspired dishes have been added to the happy-hour menu at Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill in Mission Valley. Joining standbys such as pork dumplings and Mediterranean soft cheese with spices are prosciutto-lentil salad, pepperoni flatbread with bell peppers, and a quartet of meatballs — two pork and two beef — served with crostini. Read More