By Ken Williams | Editor
For the first time in its history, Mission Valley News is being delivered by direct mail, starting with the August issue.
“Mission Valley News is now being mailed to every household and business in Mission Valley within the 92108 ZIP code,” said David Mannis, publisher of the paper’s parent company, San Diego Community Newspaper Network (SDCNN). Read More
By Frank Sabatini Jr.
Our faces grew long when arriving at the doors of Szechuan Mandarin on Mission Gorge Road, an old-school Chinese restaurant that has long quelled our hankerings for zesty pork dumplings and chili-laced stir-fries. It was closed for remodeling and still is. So with a maniacal desire to find something similar, we drove north on the street and discovered a more powerful mouth burn at Mr. Spicy in the Village Square plaza. Read More
By Frank Sabatini Jr.
A fourth San Diego location of Tender Greens is coming to Westfield Mission Valley Mall in the next couple of months. The company, which specializes in “slow food done fast,” launched originally in Culver City before branching into Liberty Station, and then Downtown and La Jolla. Read More
Symphony and Bankers Hill welcome a humble conductor
By Margie M. Palmer
If you’re a fan of the arts, you’ve likely heard the San Diego Symphony has announced the appointment of Sameer Patel as its new assistant conductor; if you were lucky enough to experience the symphony’s surprise concert this year at Comic-Con, you would have experienced his premier performance. Read More
Kiehl’s LifeRide to benefit amfAR to end at Fashion Valley Mall
By Catherine Spearnak
More than a dozen Harley-Davidson motorcycles will roar into Fashion Valley Mall at noon on Saturday, Aug. 15 when riders in Kiehl’s LifeRide complete their sixth annual journey benefitting The Foundation for AIDS Research, or amfAR. Read More
New general director discusses plans for the future
By Charlene Baldridge
The news is good. At its recent annual meeting, San Diego Opera (SDO) announced that it expects to complete fiscal year 2015 (ended June 30) in the black. For an organization that nearly ceased operations before the 2015, 50th anniversary season, this is something to shout about. Read More
By Toni G. Atkins | Assembly Speaker
Taxing road wear
Our state highways and bridges and our local streets and roads are in serious disrepair and it’s impacting all of us, from how much we pay to maintain our cars and how much personal time we lose sitting in traffic, to how much our economy is losing every day to reduced productivity. Read More
By Erica Moe
With childhood obesity on the rise, it is vital that kids eat healthy and get plenty of exercise.
Parents and caregivers can play a big role in children’s nutrition and health by teaching kids about healthy foods, being a good role model and making sure that physical activity is incorporated into each day. Read More
Mission Valley Planning Group meets at noon on the first Wednesday of the month: Community Room, Mission Valley Library, 2123 Fenton Parkway. City staff will discuss the stadium environmental impact report. Read More
By Melania Mirzakhanian
Selecting the right real estate agent is a key step in the home buying or selling process.
While the abundant availability of online tools for do-it-yourself (DIY) buyers and sellers may convey the notion that real estate agents are not necessary anymore, most individuals who try the DIY route end up facing unnecessary challenges and pitfalls during the process. Read More
By Andy Cohen
Welcome to the August 2015 edition of the San Diego Congressional Watch. First, a bit of housekeeping: Last month I noted that Rep. Juan Vargas (D-51) skipped high profile, contentious votes on trade adjustment assistance (TAA) and trade promotion authority (TPA), a policy that once passed, frees President Obama to complete negotiations on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a free-trade pact between the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations. Read More
By Sari Reis
Cute, social and talkative, a guinea pig can be a super pet for a child or an adult who wants a pet to care for but not the greater responsibility of a cat or dog. Read More
Assemblymember Weber’s mobile office
Monday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m. – noon
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
Linda Vista Planning Group general meeting
Monday, Aug. 24, 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
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