By Charlene Baldridge
“You’re a bit of a lump,” says Rosemary Muldoon to Anthony Reilly. The two, middle-aged now, have lived on adjoining cattle and sheep ranches outside Mullingar, Ireland, since childhood. In fact, Anthony toppled Rosemary on the playground one day when they were 7 — he doesn’t remember — and family lore has it that she has hated him ever since. Hated him so much in fact, that she persuaded her doting father, back in the day, to give her the right of way strip on the property Anthony will inherit. Read More
By Dave Schwab
Though it’s no longer an “emergency” the City Council reaffirms every month, the lack of affordable housing in Mission Valley, Mid-Town, Uptown and throughout San Diego remains a serious problem community leaders continue to grapple with.
“We’re no longer declaring once a month that there’s an affordable housing emergency, because we realized doing that was symbolic and wasn’t really accomplishing anything,” said District 3 Councilman Todd Gloria, who represents much of Uptown and Downtown. “The council and the city are very much committed to [resolving] this issue. We have some big things planned for addressing this this calendar year, though there is a substantial amount of work to be done.” Read More
By David Dixon
Giacomo Puccini’s dark achievement, “Tosca,” features brutal deceit, immoral behavior, and a cunning villain that represents pure evil.
In other words, it’s just another night at the opera. Read More
By Charlene Baldridge
At the Balboa Theatre Jan. 23, Broadway San Diego (BSD) tossed itself a party celebrating 40 years. Barbara-Lee Edwards of CBS-TV Channel 8 acted as emcee of the event. Read More
By Gary Jones
Are you stuck in the mindset that houseplants are only desk or table plants? That their job is just to add a bit of life to a room? Expand your houseplant horizons. They can be so much more than a sorry fern in a pot. Read More
By Erica Moe | Get Fit
Ever seen a yogi twisted into a pretzel knot and wondered how that can improve your health? Are you convinced that there is no way you could ever hold a pose or balance on one leg? Well, let go of your preconceived notions, and give it a try. Read More
By Frank Sabatini Jr.
Barbara Hurst, owner of Oggi’s Restaurant and Brewhouse in Mission Valley, tells Mission Valley News that the eatery’s award-winning brewer, John Wilson, has created an Imperial IPA that was named Station 45 in honor of the restaurant’s newest neighbors, the firefighters now residing in their new firehouse across from Qualcomm Stadium. Read More
By Sari Reis
As a professional pet sitter, one of the questions I ask potential clients at the consultation appointment is, “Does your cat like to be brushed?” About 15 percent say “yes,” another 20 percent say “no,” and the other 65 percent have said, “Never tried to brush the kitty.” Read More
By Rob Hutsel
The San Diego River is an amazing resource. It is a cultural treasure and an ecological wonder with boundless potential to enhance the quality of life of people in Mission Valley and elsewhere along its 52-mile length.
To realize this potential, perhaps one issue more than any other needs to be addressed: homelessness. Read More
By Dr. Ink
It isn’t what connoisseurs consider the Cadillac of seafood restaurants. And for that very reason, I’ve never B-lined into Joe’s Crab Shack for their famous shellfish steampots and Southern-style catfish. At least not yet. Read More
Local leaders weigh in on Mayor Faulconer’s annual address
By Hutton Marshall
Mayor Kevin Faulconer gave his second State of the City address on Jan. 14 at the Balboa Theatre in Downtown San Diego. Local leaders praised the Republican mayor’s middle-of-the-road policy proposals and glowing portrayal of San Diego’s private sector growth. Read More
By Andy Cohen
Welcome to the latest installment of the San Diego Congressional Watch! The new year off started rather strongly for Scott Peters (D-52), who, as reported by the San Diego Community News Network (SDCNN), was invited along with 14 other members of Congress to the White House by President Obama last month. The group previewed and discussed — with the president and Attorney General Loretta Lynch — a series of executive actions on guns that Obama subsequently introduced. Read More
By Toni G. Atkins | Notes from Toni
Last month, the Assembly passed HR 33, a resolution that I co-authored with Assemblymember Mark Stone proclaiming Jan. 22 to be California Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day. Read More
By Kathy McSherry
(Editor’s note: Mission Valley News introduces a question-and-answer column by Kathy McSherry titled “Ask Kathy,” designed to answer reader questions about local real estate issues.)
By Molly Kirkland
One of the top priorities most tenants have when they move out of an apartment is to get their full security deposit back. There are a few things you should understand if you want to maximize the amount you’ll receive. Read More
New state program gives extra cash to most vulnerable
By Jeff Clemetson
“Good news” and “tax season” are phrases that are rarely seen together, but a new statewide program really is good news for low-income workers this tax season.
The California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) initiative is a cash-back tax credit that is new this year. The program was designed to complement the impact of the federal EITC by giving an additional check to the most vulnerable low-income workers. 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
Assemblymember Weber’s mobile office
Tuesday, March 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
Linda Vista Planning Group general meeting
Monday, Feb. 22, 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
Chefs, restaurateurs share their dining preferences
By Frank Sabatini Jr.
Forget the notion that chefs and restaurateurs who work 60-plus hours a week never have time to indulge in San Diego’s teeming culinary scene. Though perhaps not as frequently as the people they feed, and rarely on weekend nights, it’s practically an industry requirement they break away for meals presented by their competitors and colleagues. Read More