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Congressional Watch: Hunter’s curious case for war

Posted: October 6th, 2017 | Congressional Watch, Featured, News | No Comments

By Andy Cohen | Congressional Watch

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-50) made the news again this month, and once again, not in a good way. Hunter has been no stranger to controversies. Just in the last year he has been caught using campaign funds for personal expenditures; including vacations, private school tuition and school meals for his children, oral surgery, and air travel for his pet bunny, among other things. He also just recently discontinued $3,000 monthly payments to his wife, Margaret, for “consulting work.” Despite having supposedly paid back $62,000 in personal expenditures, Hunter and his campaign are currently under federal investigation for violating campaign finance laws.

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Uptown News Briefs: Oct. 6–19, 2017

Posted: October 6th, 2017 | News, Opinion & News, Uptown Briefs | No Comments

THE FLAME BAR AND LIQUOR LICENSE PUT UP FOR LEASE

The historical bar known as The Flame, located at 3780 Park Blvd. in Hillcrest, is up for lease.

The building housing The Flame was sold to Hillcrest developer James Nicholas of Clownfish Partners in 2015. Donny Duenas sold the property for $1.9 million. Nicholas told San Diego Uptown News at the time that he would turn the single-story structure into a multi-use project by adding six apartments and a central courtyard. He also promised to restore the façade of the vintage building as well as the iconic sign.

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Modern with a capital M

Posted: October 6th, 2017 | Feature, Homes & Garden, Top Story | No Comments

By Michael Good

If it seems to you that Modern architecture is having a moment, you’re not imagining things. In certain parts of town — particularly in those places covered by San Diego Uptown News — just about every new or dubiously improved building, from a Downtown skyscraper to a Talmadge ranch house, is Modern with a capital M. Or at least aspires to be.

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‘Unreal art’

Posted: October 6th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Feature, Top Story | No Comments

By Lucia Viti

Stacy D’Aguiar titles her work as “unreal art.” Unreal yes. But without question, amazing, startling, remarkable, breathtaking and otherworldly also describe her canvas, metal and wood works that are exhibited in galleries throughout the United States.

Human figures, animals, nature, and ambiguous shapes and patterns swirl in what the Hillcrest resident describes as “dream-like settings to invite viewers into a sacred space of stillness.” Those sacred spaces transcend the norm.

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Helping abused kids

Posted: October 6th, 2017 | Community Profile, Feature, Top Story | No Comments

By Ken Williams | Editor

North Park businessman Anthony Bollotta has become a passionate advocate for the health and welfare of children, because as a boy he witnessed child abuse against some of his young relatives. For the past decade, he has been involved in various roles with Home Start, a local nonprofit agency focused on child abuse prevention and treatment.

Bollotta and other Home Start volunteers are busy preparing for the 10th annual Hallo-Wine Fall Festival fundraiser, scheduled from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the historic Burnham House, 3565 Seventh Ave. in Hillcrest.

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Protect yourself from hepatitis A outbreak

Posted: September 22nd, 2017 | Health & Fitness, News, Top Story | No Comments

By Ken Williams | Editor

With 16 local people dead this year from hepatitis A and more than 400 infected by the virus, San Diego city and county officials are warning the public that those numbers are expected to rise before the crisis comes under control. In addition, health officials on Sept. 19 launched a “Vaccination, Sanitation & Education” campaign to urge residents to take up the challenge of helping to stop the spread of the virus.

Mayor Kevin Faulconer, County Supervisor Ron Roberts and county health officials spoke out about the urgent need for the public to take action to protect themselves, stressing the importance of residents washing their hands properly and getting most at-risk people vaccinated.

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