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Congressional Watch: The issues around DACA

Posted: August 11th, 2017 | Congressional Watch, Featured, News | No Comments

By Andy Cohen | Congressional Watch

Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, immigration became, once again, one of the key “policy” issues nationwide. I use quotes because there was not much real policy to the pronouncements. Primarily there was vitriol, paranoia and outright bigotry aimed at the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants estimated to be currently living in the United States.

It began with Donald Trump’s announcement of his candidacy for president, which included invectives against Mexican immigrants. “When Mexico sends its people,” he said, “they’re not sending their best . . . They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us [sic]. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”

News Briefs – Aug. 11, 2017

Posted: August 11th, 2017 | Briefs, Briefs, Calendar and Opinion, News | No Comments

Mid-Coast Trolley construction underway As part of the construction of the Mid-Coast Trolley extension, trees along Morena Boulevard between Tonopah Avenue and Asher Street were removed during the first week of August. Upon completion of construction of the new trolley line, trees and other types of vegetation will be replanted along Morena Boulevard, SANDAG reported.

Kitten Nursery is a trailblazing success

Posted: July 21st, 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 21st, 2017 | Briefs, Briefs, Calendar and Opinion, News | 2 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 […]

Development still booming in Mission Valley

Posted: July 21st, 2017 | Features, News, Top Stories | No Comments

By Jeff Clemetson | Editor

With all the attention that SoccerCity has received over the last few months, it is easy to forget that development around Mission Valley is still booming — even if a plan for Qualcomm Stadium doesn’t materialize for several years.

Here are updates on some of the major projects that have seen some movement over the last few months:

Where the jazz goes down

By Jeff Clemetson

A list of San Diego’s successful music clubs would include places like The Casbah, The Observatory North Park, The Music Box, Soda Bar, Winston’s and many other hotspots located in Uptown, Downtown or the beach areas. But there is also one surprising addition to that list that has been successful for jazz music in Mission Valley — The Handlery Hotel.

For the past two and half years, jazz fans have packed the Handlery Hotel’s 950 Lounge every Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to hear their favorite local and occasional touring jazz players.

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.