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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First-graders see fire station spring into action

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

By Jennifer Morrissey

First-grade students from Albert Einstein Academy got to experience firefighters racing into action on a recent visit to Fire Station No. 11, on the corner of Broadway and 25th Street in Golden Hill.

The academy is a German-immersion International Baccalaureate school with an elementary school in South Park and a middle school in Grant Hill.

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Local man shares his story of homelessness in ‘Tony – The Movie’

Posted: October 20th, 2017 | Feature, Top Story | No Comments

By Lucia Viti

Tony Rodriguez is an intelligent and articulate man. The San Diego native is described as humble, kind, compassionate, loyal and creative. Sporting an associate’s degree in graphic arts from Mesa College, Tony draws, paints and assembles sculptures made from discarded items. Tenacious and handy with tools, he can even fix a bicycle “in a heartbeat.”

Five years ago, Tony lost his job as a waiter, despite a 15-year tenure. Lacking financial and familial support, he could no longer afford his basement apartment. Homeless, Tony said he learned to survive living on the streets because it was “easier than living in shelters.”

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‘Feeling of hope’

Posted: October 20th, 2017 | Feature, Top Story | No Comments

By Joyell Nevins

“It was a light along the way — what at times was a very hard way.”

That’s how Mission Hills resident and breast cancer survivor Christine Trimble describes the Susan G. Komen San Diego (Komen SD) foundation. Meet Trimble and support the foundation’s efforts at its annual Race for the Cure, held from 6:30-10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 1, in Balboa Park.

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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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A bright spot for superior tacos and creative cocktails

Posted: September 22nd, 2017 | Feature, Food & Drink, Restaurant Reviews, Top Story | No Comments

By Frank Sabatini Jr.

If you haven’t been to La Vecindad in the heart of Hillcrest, you’re missing exceptional preparations of pork and pozole from a Mexico City family, not to mention cheerful cocktails that taste as pretty as they look.

As for the tacos constructed with house-made corn tortillas, which practically melt in your mouth, they’ll likely send you into a cartwheel as well.

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