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At last, Mid-City gets a dog park

Posted: February 26th, 2016 | Feature, News, Normal Heights, Top Story | No Comments

By Tori Hahn | SDCNN Intern

After more than a year of rallying and pressuring the city, Normal Heights community members were finally granted an off-leash dog park. The Ward Canyon interim dog park officially opened Saturday, Feb. 13 with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting by District 3 Councilmember Todd Gloria.

The expansion of Ward Canyon Neighborhood Park, which sits on Adams Avenue just west of Interstate 15, will serve as a temporary dog park until the Parks and Recreation Department receives the full funding it needs to complete the project — almost $8 million. Plans for the completed expansion include a permanent dog park, a basketball court, a community garden and a community center.

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Flavors gone wild

By Frank Sabatini Jr.

There are three spots within 15 yards where you can indulge in the fiercely eclectic food from Burnside if you don’t take it home or to wherever you’re headed.
The smartly designed eatery offers a mix of indoor-outdoor seating on rustic wooden tables looking out to the commercial pulse of Normal Heights. Although if you conjure up an appetite while imbibing at Sycamore Den a couple addresses east, or the Ould Sod one door west, a Burnside employee will walk over your food on a metal cookie sheet.

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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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