Opinion & News

Guest Editorial: Will Uptown finally get its parking garage?

By Leo Wilson

Recently, the visionary concept of building a public park on top of a multi-story parking garage in Hillcrest has been put forward by the Uptown Gateway Council.

The Uptown Gateway Council is a group of commercial property owners in Hillcrest who hope to transform the area roughly between Fourth and Seventh avenues and from Washington Street to Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Guest Editorial: Expanding higher education opportunities should include apprenticeships

Posted: September 22nd, 2017 | Guest Editorial, Opinion, Opinion & News | No Comments

By Rep. Susan A. Davis

When thinking of higher education, most people’s minds go straight to a four-year degree. There is no doubt we need to expand opportunities and increase the affordability of two-year and four-year degrees.

However, higher education is essentially all the formal learning we do after high school. Higher education is the bridge between high school to many careers. A neglected component of higher education and our economy is apprenticeships. They are key to building a highly skilled workforce and closing the skills gap.

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Calendar: Sept. 22–Oct. 5, 2017

Posted: September 22nd, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Calendar, Opinion & News | No Comments


Trendy Trade Clothing Swap
Saturday, Sept. 23

Get some new clothes and clean out your closet for a good cause! Join Trendy Trade to swap clothing items with other local women. A minimum of five pieces is required to trade. All unclaimed items will be donated to homeless women. Tickets $15-$20. This a 21-and-older event. 2:30–4:30 p.m. at The Rose Wine Bar, 2219 30th St. in South Park. Visit

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Uptown News Briefs: Sept. 22–Oct. 5 2017

Posted: September 22nd, 2017 | News, Opinion & News, Uptown Briefs | No Comments

LEARN HOW TO PREPARE FOR A NATURAL DISASTER September is National Preparedness Month and with the recent wildfires along the West Coast and the hurricanes in the South, it more important than ever to be prepared. Sharp HealthCare is providing San Diegans an easy way to learn how to prepare their households for an emergency such as an earthquake, wildfire or power outage. Their sixth annual Disaster Preparedness Expo will be from 9 a.m. to […]

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Guest Editorial: Building more homes and jobs

By Toni G. Atkins | Notes from Toni

As this column, derived from my newsletter “Toni Times,” was being prepared, my top-priority bill, SB 2, was still under consideration in the Assembly — the deadline for Senate bills to pass “the other house” is Sept. 15.

SB 2 — the Building Homes and Jobs Act — is part of a package of bills aimed at addressing California’s severe housing crisis. Gov. Jerry Brown, Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon all pledged to make the package a priority during this session’s home stretch.

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Calendar: Sept. 8–21, 2017

Posted: September 8th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Calendar, Opinion & News | No Comments


Horrible Imaginings Film Festival

Through Sunday, Sept. 10

Experience art and film that explores the darker or more macabre sides of the human condition. The event features film discussions, question and answer sessions, panels and other presentations. Various times. Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado in Balboa Park. Visit or

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Uptown News Briefs: Sept. 8–21, 2017

Posted: September 8th, 2017 | News, Opinion & News, Uptown Briefs | No Comments

Taste of South Park will be on Sept. 16

The third annual Taste of South Park on Saturday, Sept. 16, is a food lover’s chance to enjoy delicious bites from participating restaurants in the neighborhood.

From featured dishes to popular appetizers, entrees or desserts, the Taste of South Park will give each passport holder the opportunity to walk and taste their way through South Park.

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Guest Editorial: Education opportunities for veterans just got better

Posted: August 25th, 2017 | Guest Editorial, Opinion, Opinion & News | 1 Comment

By Rep. Susan A. Davis

In the current political climate, bipartisanship can be a rare thing. But it is not extinct. Proof of that was on display this month when Congress passed legislation to expand education opportunities for our veterans. 

The Forever GI Bill, as it is commonly known, which I am proud to have co-sponsored, will ensure that this critical education benefit will always be there for future generations of veterans. It also just became the law of the land.

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Guest Editorial: San Diego seniors in critical need of housing help

Posted: August 25th, 2017 | Guest Editorial, Opinion, Opinion & News | No Comments

By Omar Passons

My mother is 84 years old. She did not earn a high school diploma, and spent the better part of her life caring for children in San Diego County whose parents were unable, unwilling, or unfit to care for them.

She was a foster parent to me and over 100 other children in this community. But she could not afford the incredible surge in rents and costs at assisted living facilities that have overwhelmed the San Diego region.

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Uptown News Briefs: Aug. 25–Sept. 7, 2017

Posted: August 25th, 2017 | News, Opinion & News, Uptown Briefs | No Comments

By SDCNN Staff

Rally Against Hate scheduled on Aug. 27

The San Diego Rally Against Hate is scheduled for Sunday, April 27, organized as a march to show solidarity with anti-racist and anti-fascist allies in Charlottesville, Virginia.

“We have seen fascists and racists show their faces in the past few months: at the rally in Huntington Beach a few months ago, at the Impeachment March at the beginning of July, and then we all saw the horror of the hoods-off ‘Unite the Right’ Rally in Charlottesville, and the deadly aftermath,” organizers wrote on their Facebook page.

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