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Kitten Nursery is a trailblazing success

Posted: July 14th, 2017 | Features, Pets, Top Stories | No Comments

By Joyell Nevins

“Awwwww.”

That is the sound most often made by visitors to the Kitten Nursery at the San Diego Humane Society in Mission Valley. The nursery, dedicated to the care of kittens under four weeks old, was the first of its kind in the country when it opened in 2009. And it’s still going strong. In June, the nursery accepted its 10,000th kitten, named Nova by a city-wide naming contest.

The nursery originally opened in response to the large amount of young kittens being euthanized locally. Much of its initial funding came from a grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

News Briefs – July 14, 2017

Posted: July 14th, 2017 | Briefs, Briefs, Calendar and Opinion, News | No Comments

PAWmicon returns to Hazard Center Helen Woodward Animal Center is holding its fifth annual PAWmicon Convention on Saturday, July 15, 10 a.m. to noon and will again be held in Mission Valley this year. The event will take place at Hazard Center located at 7610 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego, CA 92108 and will include […]

Linda Vista’s education makeover

Posted: July 14th, 2017 | Featured, News | No Comments

By Megan Burks | KPBS Linda Vista is getting some education love this summer. San Diego Unified announced on June 22 that three of its schools would become science-based magnet schools next year. A new charter school is also breaking ground in the neighborhood. Montgomery Middle School and Carson and Linda Vista elementary schools will become science-based […]

Hearing from our veterans

Posted: July 14th, 2017 | Congressional Watch, Featured, News | No Comments

By Andy Cohen | Congressional Watch Too often the articles we read — in general, but about politics specifically — can be considered entirely negative in nature. In this column I have often highlighted the negative actions/positions/ statements of San Diego’s members of Congress — usually our Republican members of Congress, but occasionally our Democratic members […]

The mayor of San Diego music

By Jen Lothspeich

He can be heard on local radio airwaves, he can be seen Saturday nights on television, and he can be encountered at rock venues nearly every night of the week; and he is arguably, the most interesting man in San Diego.

Local music guru Tim Pyles is essentially a native, having lived in San Diego since age 4 and growing up as what he calls a “Mod Ska kid” of the ’80s and a raver in the ’90s. He said his love of live music reignited in the late ’90s while his radio career began in 1997.

The ‘wonder’ of it all

By Kit-Bacon Gressitt

“Wonderspaces: A Pop-Up Arts Celebration,” the brainchild of former Marines Jason Shin and Patrick Charles, opened June 2, and it indeed displays some wonders to behold — and to engage.

Located in a large-scale tent in an undeveloped portion of Mission Valley’s new Civita Park, the exhibit is entered through David McCarty’s Plexiglas sculpture, “Pulse Portal.” The portal was previously displayed at Burning Man 2016, which, in part, inspired Shin and Charles’ vision of Wonderspaces as an easily accessible and affordable arts experience.

Fight over SoccerCity heats up

Posted: June 9th, 2017 | Features, News, Top Stories | No Comments

By Jeff Clemetson | Editor

At its June 5 meeting, San Diego City Council threw a proverbial wrench into a plan to develop the Qualcomm Stadium site with housing, commercial buildings, retail space, and a park surrounding a stadium for Major League Soccer.

The council voted 5–4 to strip $5 million from the budget to fund a special election this November seeking voter approval of what is called the “SoccerCity plan” for Qualcomm, as well as a vote on the expansion of the Convention Center. Mayor Kevin Faulconer vowed to veto the council’s decision.

More action on medical marijuana

Posted: June 9th, 2017 | Features, News, Top Stories | No Comments

By Jeff Clemetson

The June 7 meeting of the Mission Valley Planning Group once again saw action on a familiar type of item — medical marijuana dispensaries.

The planning group voted to postpone a decision on a new applicant because a report from city staff on the application had not been completed. There was also a vote to appeal a decision by the city to allow an application that the planning group had previously rejected.

Legacy Center project advances to City Council vote

Posted: June 9th, 2017 | Featured, News | No Comments

By SDCNN Staff The massive Morris Cerullo Legacy International Center project has received the Planning Commission’s blessing, and now it will go to the City Council for a final vote. The Planning Commission voted 6-0 on June 8 to advance the project, after adding a handful of conditions that must be met.

Civita Park honored with Healthy Public Places award

Posted: June 9th, 2017 | Featured, News | No Comments

By SDCNN Staff Civita Park just celebrated its grand opening and it is already being recognized as a unique public asset in San Diego. The Urban Land Institute (ULI) of San Diego-Tijuana bestowed its Healthy Public Places award on Civita Park during gala festivities recently. The annual Healthy Places Awards honor innovative projects that demonstrate […]