Community lends a hand to restore river

Posted: November 10th, 2017 | News, Top Stories | No Comments

By Sara Butler | Editor

On Oct. 28, 121 volunteers showed up at 9 a.m. on a Saturday morning to do their part for the Mission Valley Preserve.

The cleanup, organized by the San Diego River Park Foundation (SDRPF) and the city of San Diego, was part of an annual SDRPF river preservation effort: Clean Sweep. The event also landed on Make a Difference Day, which is “one of the largest annual single-days of service nationwide,” according to their website.

Moving forward

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Mission Valley Community Plan Update shifts to phase 5 By Sara Butler | Editor The Mission Valley Community Plan Update (MVCPU), which serves as a blueprint for future development of the neighborhood, has officially moved out of phase 4 of its planning process. The plan, which has not been altered since 1985, has been revisited […]

SDSU emphasizes San Diego River in site planning effort

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Proposed plans for SDCCU Stadium development utilize natural resource for community benefit By Sara Butler | Editor JMI Realty and Carrier Johnson took the floor at the Nov. 1 meeting of the Mission Valley Planning Group (MVPG) to discuss the ongoing San Diego State University (SDSU) proposal to develop the San Diego County Credit Union (SDCCU) […]

Mission Valley News Briefs: Nov. 10 – Dec. 7, 2017

Posted: November 10th, 2017 | Briefs, Briefs, Calendar and Opinion | No Comments


In an 8-1 vote on Oct. 30, the City Council approved the long-contested Franklin Ridge Road connector.

The approved roadway will connect Mission Valley and Serra Mesa through a 460-foot-long connector. This roadway will be placed between Phyllis Place in Serra Mesa and the intersection of Via Alta and Franklin Ridge Road in the Civita development in Mission Valley.

Welcome to the neighborhood

Posted: November 10th, 2017 | Features, Top Stories | No Comments

By Joyell Nevins

The University of Redlands School of Business San Diego Regional Campus in Mission Valley now has a fresh look in its ninth-floor suite. They moved this summer from a small space on Friars Road to a newer, larger location off of Camino Del Rio North.

“Everything is brand new,” Campus Director Thomas Bozman said.

Multicultural holiday festival arrives in Mission Valley

Posted: November 10th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Stories | No Comments

By Kit-Bacon Gressitt

Lulu Huang traveled to the United States from China for a visit in 1994 – and she’s still here today. Instead of returning to her homeland, she started a computer company, had two kids and became inspired.

“[I] wanted to do something for children,” Huang said. She decided to start a cultural experience that was fun and educational.

Construction underway on Friars Road/163 project

Posted: November 10th, 2017 | News, Top Stories | No Comments

By Doug Curlee | Editor at Large

The thousands of drivers every day who pass through the Friars Road area around state Route 163 have already begun seeing roadwork signs, warning of construction work about to be done in that area.

In the next two years, they’ll see many more of those signs, as work proceeds on the two-year, $40 million project to widen and re-route roads and on- and off-ramps.

Congressional Watch: Hunter’s curious case for war

Posted: October 13th, 2017 | Congressional Watch, Featured, News | No Comments

By Andy Cohen | Congressional Watch

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-50) made the news again this month, and once again, not in a good way. Hunter has been no stranger to controversies. Just in the last year he has been caught using campaign funds for personal expenditures; including vacations, private school tuition and school meals for his children, oral surgery, and air travel for his pet bunny, among other things. He also just recently discontinued $3,000 monthly payments to his wife, Margaret, for “consulting work.” Despite having supposedly paid back $62,000 in personal expenditures, Hunter and his campaign are currently under federal investigation for violating campaign finance laws.

City cleans up riverbed, offers services to homeless living there to combat hepatitis A outbreak

Posted: September 29th, 2017 | News, Top Stories | No Comments


The following is a statement from the City of San Diego:

As part of an aggressive push to stop the hepatitis A outbreak, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer and City Councilmembers Scott Sherman and Lorie Zapf today joined City crews to clear the San Diego River of debris and to relocate homeless individuals to safe and sanitary living conditions.