Posted: December 1st, 2017 | Communities, News, North Park, Top Story | No Comments

By Ken Williams | Editor

Should North Park impose a nighttime curfew for certain public parks?

The North Park Recreational Council is spearheading an effort to get city officials to establish a curfew from midnight to 6 a.m. at the following locations.

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Remembering the victims of traffic violence

Posted: December 1st, 2017 | News, Top Story | No Comments

By Ken Williams | Editor

Esperanza Torres-Gies lived to tell her story about how she became a dreaded traffic statistic in San Diego. Not once, but twice.

On two separate occasions, Torres-Gies was struck by a car while trying to cross a street. She is one of the 488 pedestrians and bicyclists injured by traffic violence in San Diego from 2006-16.

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For the love of dogs

Posted: December 1st, 2017 | Community Profile, Feature, Top Story | No Comments

By Joyell Nevins

In “The Sound of Music,” the nanny Maria sings about “My Favorite Things” as a way to keep her and the children’s spirits up during a storm. North Park resident Kirsten Blakeman has taken her “favorite things” and combined them to found a local nonprofit with a national impact.

Rescue Run Club is both an apparel brand to benefit shelters such as the San Diego Humane Society and a meet-up group connecting joggers and shelter animals. Its mission is to promote dog adoptions and active lifestyles.

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Uptown News Briefs: Dec. 1 – 14, 2017

Posted: December 1st, 2017 | News, Opinion & News, Uptown Briefs | No Comments


The local hepatitis A health emergency has been extended for another two weeks amid continuing signs the outbreak is slowing down.

On Monday, Nov. 27, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted to extend the health emergency, which was declared on Sept. 1. Every 14 days, the board is required to review the need for continuing the emergency.

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Building boom

Posted: November 17th, 2017 | News, Top Story | No Comments

By Janice Collins

On Nov. 7, Scripps Health unveiled a master plan that represents the largest building program in the health care system’s 125-year history and triggers significant construction projects at its hospital campuses across San Diego County designed to serve the needs of the community for generations to come.

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Target eyes North Park

Posted: November 3rd, 2017 | News, Top Story | No Comments

By Ken Williams | Editor

News that Target is reportedly negotiating to lease the vacant Wang’s North Park building is further evidence that the boom in the North Park neighborhood is far from over.

San Diego Uptown News has learned from three reliable sources that Target officials have been testing the neighborhood’s interest in having the retail giant bring a smaller Target Express store to North Park.

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