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Endangered species

By Frank Sabatini Jr. | Restaurant Review

Given its fossilized environment — red booths, heavy carpeting and drab, wood paneling — Bully’s offers a welcoming atmosphere staffed with young energy. Though loaded with sports memorabilia and flat screens, it’s one of the last classic steakhouses in San Diego stamped with the same level of nostalgia as The Red Fox Room in North Park, The Butcher Shop in Kearny Mesa, and not long ago, Albie’s Beef Inn in Hotel Circle before it vanished.

A couple of old menus are showcased just past the heavy-wood entrance doors, which feature a horse jockey carved into them. The insignia reflects the restaurant’s roots when it first debuted 50 years ago in La Jolla by a racing agent and a thoroughbred trainer.

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 […]

A new housing ‘context’

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

By Joyell Nevins

San Diego’s population is expected to increase 30 percent by 2050, adding one million new residents who will require 330,000 new housing units. So what will that housing, and the neighborhoods they fall into, look like? How will it change our environment and our lifestyle?

Those were the statistics and questions posed by the San Diego Architectural Foundation (SDAF) at its fourth annual “Context: People, Places, Engage! forum.” SDAF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to education and the promotion of outstanding architecture, planning and urban design throughout the region.