By Morgan M. Hurley | Contributing Editor
With the news of San Diego’s outbreak of hepatitis A — which has infected more than 400 people, killing 16, mostly in the homeless community — San Diego Community News Network decided to catch up with the Hillcrest Business Association (HBA), and find out how this neighborhood can rise above the dire situation facing Downtown residents. Read More
By Frank Sabatini Jr. | Uptown News Food Briefs
North Park will see its first hard-cider bar arriving in early October under the name Bivouac Ciderworks, which will also feature a full-service restaurant component.
The project was conceived by Missouri transplant Matt Austin, an avid homebrewer with an architectural background, and San Diego native Lara Worm, who helped her parents run Bekker’s Catering. Read More
By Benny Cartwright
The Hillcrest Town Council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 12, saw one of its largest crowds in recent years, with over 145 people in attendance to hear District 3 Councilmember Chris Ward speak about his strategies to address homelessness in San Diego.
With the homeless situation particularly visible in urban areas like Hillcrest, many residents spoke up demanding immediate solutions. Read More
By Dr. Ink
What do you get when drinks are sold inexpensively yards away from a table of complimentary chicken burritos and cheese enchiladas?
Answer: A rousing happy hour at Casa Guadalajara in Old Town and odd human behavior. Read More
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By Colette Mauzeralle
The historic community of Bankers Hill will celebrate local businesses and the changing season with the second annual Bankers Hill Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 1-5 p.m.
Designed to showcase Bankers Hill as a destination neighborhood, the fall festival is a walk-around event inviting all ages to explore and discover 10 blocks of Fifth and Fourth avenues. Read More
Former Afghan interpreter for U.S. troops hopes family can immigrate to South Park
By Cynthia Robertson
Imagine that the Taliban is trying to find you in Afghanistan where you live so that they can murder you. Now imagine that you have to leave your friends, family and everything you know back in your homeland and move to another country. That is the reality for many of the interpreters in Afghanistan and Iraq who chose to help U.S. troops fight the enemy in their homeland.
Such is the case with South Park resident Noorullah Aziz, who moved to the United States two years ago. He is safe now, employed, and has made new friends, but his smile is slow. Every day he hopes for his family to be able to move out here soon. Read More
By Ken Williams | Editor
“There’s no place in San Diego to mourn our loved ones,” said an emotional Rory Curz, who described himself as a 25-year survivor of AIDS.
Curz said it was “incredibly important” to build a local AIDS memorial because history can easily be forgotten.
“I’ve seen more people die,” by the time Curz was 30, “as my parents did by age 50,” he added. Read More
Café Bleu recently transformed into Jo’s Mission Hills Diner with a brightly colored makeover and a menu that covers numerous breakfast dishes, salads, sandwiches, burgers and entrees such as meatloaf and smoked mac n’ cheese.
“We wanted to be a little more approachable,” said Ric Libiran, who owned Café Bleu and kept its chef for the new venture. Read More
By Kit-Bacon Gressitt
For more than 35 years, the Bazaar del Mundo, in Old Town San Diego, has hosted Santa Fe Marketplace, a Southwestern art show and sale. This year is no exception.
The popular event will be Sept. 15 and 16, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Read More
By Dr. Ink
I started going to bars at around age 6. My grandfathers on both sides would take me for neighborhood walks that always included a few tavern stops. They’d show me off to their drinking buddies, buy me a 7UP, and give me a few dimes to play Skee-ball.
But the thrill was short-lived because I was usually the lone child in these places — a playful soul who preferred hanging outdoors with my peers. Read More
By Mission Hills Heritage
Mission Hills Heritage will be holding its 13th annual Historic Home Tour on Saturday, Sept. 23, with eight homes on view instead of the usual six.
Visitors will be able to explore both interior and exterior features, and docents will provide historical details. Read More
By Andy Cohen | Congressional Watch
On Aug. 11 and 12, a group of “white nationalists” (a watered-down term intended to normalize white supremacists) took to the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, and the campus of the University of Virginia, in what was billed as a “Unite the Right” rally, ostensibly to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
Among the group were neo-Nazis — complete with Nazi paraphernalia and symbols — heavily armed white supremacist militia, and members of the Ku Klux Klan. Read More
San Diego area lawmakers reacted to the Trump administration’s announcement on Sept. 5 that it would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) but would give Congress six months to possibly do something. Here are their statements: Read More
By Ken Williams | Editor
North Park planners like county’s plans
San Diego County is currently soliciting bids to demolish the old probation office located at 3977 Ohio St. in North Park.
The outdated structure, which was built almost 50 years ago and is not historically significant to preservationists, was shuttered on June 8. Read More
By Ken Williams | Editor
“Public safety matters more than alcohol sales.”
That’s the message from Lisa Bridges, who opposes Senate Bill 384, which would allow local governments to decide whether to extend alcohol service for restaurants and bars from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. Read More
By SDCNN Staff
Lazy Acres Natural Market will celebrate the grand opening of its Mission Hills grocery on Saturday, Aug. 26, from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The store is located at 422 Washington St. Read More