Normal Heights

Oceanic surprises from a liquor store

By Frank Sabatini Jr.

It is easier to see Alaska from the heart of Normal Heights than it is to see Russia from Sarah Palin’s backyard.
At least in terms of food, the state of Maine also comes into focus, and without the support of a high-powered telescope. Simply poke into Corner Liquor, and nobody will challenge these claims or spoof you on “Saturday Night Live.

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Changing of the guard

Posted: May 22nd, 2015 | Communities, Featured, Normal Heights | No Comments

Normal Heights-based Young Audiences of San Diego hires new executive director By Margie M. Palmer Young Audiences of San Diego (YASD) has selected Tara Graviss as its new executive director. Graviss replaces Felicia Shaw, the interim executive director who left to join the St. Louis Regional Arts Commission earlier this month.

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Going to the dogs?

By Catherine Spearnak

After 10 years of waiting, Normal Heights residents may be getting a start on having the off-leash dog park they have wanted for so long. But some community leaders don’t think it’s enough.

Last week, Mayor Kevin Faulconer set aside $100,000 in the 2016 city budget to build an interim dog park at Ward Canyon Community Park, located near the boundary of Normal Heights and Kensington, at the intersection of Adams Avenue and I-15.

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Mid-City residents rally for Normal Heights dog park

Posted: February 13th, 2015 | Communities, Feature, Normal Heights, Pets, Top Story | 1 Comment

By Catherine Spearnak

Ryan Zellers is so adamant Normal Heights needs a dog park that he spoke in favor of it before the San Diego City Council, and he doesn’t even have a dog.

Zellers will get to exercise his support at noon this Sunday when the Normal Heights Community Association (NHCA) holds its first Mid-City Unleashed rally for an off-leash dog park in Normal Heights.

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Safe, welcoming and affordable

Posted: January 2nd, 2015 | Communities, Feature, Featured, News, Normal Heights | No Comments

North Park housing project for LGBT seniors moves toward final green light By Margie Palmer The San Diego Planning Commission has approved the development of an LGBT-affirmative senior housing complex in North Park. A public hearing was held on Dec. 18, where commission members gave the plan a unanimous nod and are recommending the City Council grant final approval next month.

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Fall Brewing opens wide in Normal Heights

By Cody Thompson | Suds in the City
Last time we met, I made a point to mention how 30th Street has been deemed the “Nation’s Best Beer Boulevard.” With a world-class line up of locations not only offering, but producing some of the best craft beers in the nation, it’s no surprise that locals as well as beer drinkers outside of San Diego see this stretch of road as a true powerhouse. Our Ultimate Warrior of the squared circle – of craft beer.

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