ByCody Thompson | Suds in the City
In this exciting and ever-growing craft beer scene in San Diego, not a day goes by without plans being written about the next up-and-coming brewery. Star brewers of tomorrow are plotting their plans of attack on the San Diego beer scene today. That being said, what would appear to be one of the newest kids on the beer block officially opened its doors Jan. 23, although looking into their past would prove they have been working hard on making their mark in the local beer world for quite some time. Read More
By Frank Sabatini Jr.
The food court at Westfield Mission Valley mall will be shut down by the end of May to eventually accommodate a single-use restaurant tenant to be announced. The new tenant will utilize the entire space occupied by seven food and beverage vendors, all of which received 30-day termination notices in mid April. Read More
Humphreys Concerts return with an expanded lineup
By Kai Oliver-Kurtin
Back for its 35th year, the Humphreys Concerts by the Bay series features more than 50 performances, with additional shows still being adding throughout a season that runs through October.
Singer Tori Kelly kicked off the concert season last month with a sold-out show and jazz artist Kamasi Washington was set close out the music series on Oct. 7, before Tracy Morgan was recently added Oct. 20. Read More
By Toni G. Atkins | Notes from Toni
Last month, some observers remarked that the new minimum wage in California went from idea to legislation to law with lightning-fast speed. But really, the wave that crested with the bill signing had been swelling for quite some time, as activists, union groups, and just plain regular working citizens up and down California and across the country agitated for higher minimum wages and protested against growing income inequality. Read More
By Erica Moe
What kind of shoe do you have? Do you wear running shoes for every activity?
Consider getting sport-specific shoes if you spend more than three hours per week doing a sport activity. For example, if you play basketball twice a week for 1.5 hours, consider a shoe with ankle support. If you attend cardio classes three times per week for an hour each, you will want lateral support that running shoes may not provide. Read More
By Andy Cohen | Congressional Watch
It’s been a rough month for Duncan Hunter (R-50). First there was the matter of somequestionable charges made to his campaign credit card. The Federal Election Commission (FEC) had called to question some 68 charges made to the campaign account for video games, which were filed to his campaign disclosure statement with the notation “personal expense — to be paid back.” Read More
By Sari Reis
A few weeks ago I was involved in a situation that still has me reeling. It involved a friend of mine who was caring for a couple of dogs. He is 72 years old and in good health. I had been calling him daily as one of the dogs in his care was a foster animal I placed with him. Read More
By Michael Palomino
When your loved one can no longer live at home independently, where do you turn? Most people would enjoy receiving care assistance in the comfort of their own home, but for many, these questions can be a challenge to answer. Read More
I purchased a two-bedroom condominium six years ago as an investment property. In your last article you talked about it being a seller’s market. I am thinking that I could sell at a good time and upgrade to a higher priced home, but I am not familiar with the 1031 exchange rule. I only know that it would allow me to save on capital gains tax. Someday, I would like to leave this rental for my children. I paid $350,000 for this condo in 2009, and last month the same condo, same size, and floor plan sold for $500,000. If my unit sells for the same, am I responsible to pay tax on the entire $150,000 if I do not reinvest in another exchange property? Could you help me to understand? Read More
By SDCNN staff
San Diego is an ideal place for summer camps. With access to world-class sports fields, mountains, beaches and deserts, it is a fantastic place for sports and outdoor camps. With access to metropolitan museums and cultural institutions, it is great for arts and education camps. And the sunny weather is certainly a bonus, as well. Read More
By SDCNN Staff
Linda Vista Health Center — San Diego Family Care’s newest facility — officially opened on Monday, May 9, as a one-stop medical, dental and mental health facility located at 7011 Linda Vista Road.
The new, 23,000-square-foot facility is expected to accommodate an additional 40,000 patient visits in its first year. Read More
By Ken Williams | Editor
The all-volunteer Mission Valley Planning Group has several openings and is seeking applicants.
“There are currently three seats available as follows: two people who qualify as a property taxpayer and one for property owner,” said Keith A. Pittsford, a Mission Valley architect who serves on the board and was recently appointed to chair the membership subcommittee. Read More
Assemblymember Weber’s mobile office
Second Tuesday of the month, 6 – 8 p.m. and third Monday of the month, 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
Chinese language storytime with Mr. Enyu
Saturdays, 10 – 10:30 a.m.
Come enjoy exciting stories told in Chinese.
Crafts for kids
Tuesdays, 4 – 5 p.m.
Stretch your imagination and create fabulous crafts. The craft is different every week. 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.
Fridays: Jazz Happy Hour at Handlery Hotel’s 950 Lounge. Free. 5 p.m. 950 Hotel Circle North, Mission Valley. SD.Handlery.com. Read More
Town and Country hotel to transform 4.33 acres for public use
Bu Ken Williams | Editor
A 4.33-acre park will be built along the south side of the San Diego River on land belonging to the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center.
Although the park will be open to the public, the land will remain the property of the hotelier, according to Todd Majcher with Lowe Enterprises Real Estate. Read More
By Frank Sabatini Jr.
Dungeness crabs from San Francisco Bay waters have returned after a temporary ban, arriving this month to King’s Fish House in Mission Valley and Carlsbad, and its sister restaurant, Water Grill in the East Village. The ban began in November, when waters in and around the Bay Area showed high levels of domoic acid, a naturally occurring neurotoxin produced by algae that had infiltrated the crustaceans. Read More
By Charlene Baldridge | Theater Review
Anyone here not remember the plot of Richard O’Brien’s 1973 “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”? Soon after the show’s London debut, it was adapted into what became a classic cult film musical devoted to B movies and science fiction of earlier decades. Read More
By Erica Moe | Get Fit!
It’s too hot. I have a sports injury. I have back pain. I’m pregnant. I have arthritis. All are excuses that seem worthy of skipping a workout. Or are they?
Actually, there’s no need to skip that workout anymore. Instead, just add water. The buoyancy of water can reduce bodyweight by about 90 percent, making exercise more doable and enjoyable, but still challenging. What’s more, you can avoid much of the pain that’s brought on by weight-bearing exercise. Read More
By Andy Cohen | Congressional Watch
In late February, the FBI sued Apple to receive the company’s help in decrypting an iPhone 5c used by the couple who killed 14 people in a terror attack in San Bernardino last December. The FBI’s efforts to gain access to a password-protected and encrypted cell phone had utterly and completely failed to that point, and Apple has refused to cooperate.
It’s an incredibly touchy subject with strong arguments on both sides. Read More