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Yoga pants with a purpose

Posted: November 3rd, 2017 | Community Profile, Feature, Featured | No Comments

How a local woman’s clothing line also helps save sea turtles By Ken Williams | Editor Yoga and sea turtles are two passions of Larissa Miller, an entrepreneur born and raised in Normal Heights. Her start-up company, Pi Yoga Pants, is a clothing line that donates a portion of its net profits toward sea turtles and ocean conservation efforts in Bali and around the world.

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Street named after political pioneer Leon Williams

Posted: November 3rd, 2017 | Featured, News | No Comments

By Dave Schwab Pioneering politician Leon Williams has lived in the same house on the same street in Golden Hill since 1947. That thoroughfare, the 3000 block of E Street, has now been named Leon Williams Drive honoring the first African-American to serve on the San Diego City Council, and the only one to have served on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.

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‘Fiesta hour’ in North Park

Posted: November 3rd, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, Restaurant Reviews | No Comments

By Dr. Ink Kudos to San Diego-based Moose Restaurant Group for the eye-grabbing remodel it gave to Claire de Lune Coffee Lounge before opening Tamarindo Latin Kitchen & Bar in its place. The historical structure, built in 1929, now flaunts a multi-colored exterior comprising light-greens, sky-blues and dusty reds, thus cheerfully disrupting the neutral paintjobs that still dominate commercial North Park.

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Iconic retail

Posted: November 3rd, 2017 | Columns, Communities, Featured, North Park, PastMatters | No Comments

The history of the J.C. Penney department store in North Park By Katherine Hon Newcomers may only know the boxy two-story building on the southeast corner of Ray Street and University Avenue as the former location of Wang’s North Park. Residents who have been here longer may remember Big Lots occupying that building during the early 2000s and REI before then. But the building we see today at 3029 University Ave. originated in 1942 as a […]

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Uptown News Food Briefs: Nov. 3 – 16, 2017

Posted: November 3rd, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, Uptown Food Briefs | No Comments

The New Zealand-inspired Dunedin New Zealand Eats in North Park recently launched weekday breakfast service, available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., as an extension to its successful weekend brunch offered within the same time frame. Many of the dishes carryover from the brunch menu, such as the baked pancake paired with apples and fried habanero chicken, and a hearty croque madame-style béchamel bread pudding with Gruyere cheese, ham, eggs, potatoes and roasted tomatoes. There’s […]

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Alliance will meet to discuss preventing gun violence

Posted: November 3rd, 2017 | Featured, News | No Comments

By Susan Taylor It’s been a month now since the deadliest mass shooting in American history on Oct. 1 in Las Vegas, Nevada. It stunned the nation, sparked vigils and marches, inspired newspaper editorials and letters to the editor, and promoted lawmakers to vow to do something. On Sunday, Nov. 12, from 2:30-4 p.m., an alliance to prevent gun violence will gather in the private backroom at Eclipse Chocolate, located at 2145 Fern St. in […]

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Five-dollar everything

Posted: October 20th, 2017 | Bars & Happy Hours, Featured, Food & Drink | No Comments

By Dr. Ink

For those with a tight wallet, happy hour at Dunedin New Zealand Eats in North Park is the equivalent of finding a rare blackjack table in Las Vegas that welcomes $5-minimum bets.

The exquisitely designed establishment opens up its entire 20-tap beer system for an easy five spot per glass during daily happy hour, and also includes a couple of select wines and several appetizers for the same price.

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HBA holds annual meeting

Hillcrest Business Association conducted its annual meeting on Oct. 10 at The Offices of M. Roland and Associations, on the top floor of the Mr. Robinson building on the corner of Park Boulevard and Robinson Avenue.

Guests sipped wine or cocktails and sampled sliders at the mixer-style meeting that was open to the public. HBA executive director Benjamin Nicholls shared the annual report, and elections were held for seven seats on the HBA board of directors as well as a seat on the Uptown Community Parking District board.

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