Uptown Briefs

Uptown News Briefs: Nov. 3 – 16, 2017

Posted: November 3rd, 2017 | News, Opinion & News, Uptown Briefs | No Comments


It’s a myth that a flu shot makes you sick, so don’t use that as an excuse to not get vaccinated against influenza.

“The viruses in the flu vaccine are dead or ‘inactivated’ and cannot be infectious or cause illness,” Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county public health officer, said in a news release. “The most common side effects from the flu shot are soreness, redness, or swelling where the shot was given.”

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Uptown News Briefs: Oct. 20–Nov. 2, 2017

Posted: October 20th, 2017 | Opinion & News, Uptown Briefs | No Comments


Gov. Jerry Brown issued an emergency proclamation on Oct. 13 that allows the state to boost its supply of vaccines to combat the hepatitis A crisis.

Most of the hepatitis A incidents have occurred in San Diego County, but cases have now also been reported in Los Angeles and Santa Cruz counties. While a majority of the cases have involved the homeless or people who use illegal drugs, others have not fit into those categories.

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Uptown News Briefs: Oct. 6–19, 2017

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


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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Uptown News Briefs: Sept. 22–Oct. 5 2017

Posted: September 22nd, 2017 | News, Opinion & News, Uptown Briefs | No Comments

LEARN HOW TO PREPARE FOR A NATURAL DISASTER September is National Preparedness Month and with the recent wildfires along the West Coast and the hurricanes in the South, it more important than ever to be prepared. Sharp HealthCare is providing San Diegans an easy way to learn how to prepare their households for an emergency such as an earthquake, wildfire or power outage. Their sixth annual Disaster Preparedness Expo will be from 9 a.m. to […]

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Uptown News Briefs: Sept. 8–21, 2017

Posted: September 8th, 2017 | News, Opinion & News, Uptown Briefs | No Comments

Taste of South Park will be on Sept. 16

The third annual Taste of South Park on Saturday, Sept. 16, is a food lover’s chance to enjoy delicious bites from participating restaurants in the neighborhood.

From featured dishes to popular appetizers, entrees or desserts, the Taste of South Park will give each passport holder the opportunity to walk and taste their way through South Park.

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Uptown News Briefs: Aug. 25–Sept. 7, 2017

Posted: August 25th, 2017 | News, Opinion & News, Uptown Briefs | No Comments

By SDCNN Staff

Rally Against Hate scheduled on Aug. 27

The San Diego Rally Against Hate is scheduled for Sunday, April 27, organized as a march to show solidarity with anti-racist and anti-fascist allies in Charlottesville, Virginia.

“We have seen fascists and racists show their faces in the past few months: at the rally in Huntington Beach a few months ago, at the Impeachment March at the beginning of July, and then we all saw the horror of the hoods-off ‘Unite the Right’ Rally in Charlottesville, and the deadly aftermath,” organizers wrote on their Facebook page.

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Uptown Briefs – May 5, 2017

Posted: May 5th, 2017 | News, Opinion & News, Uptown Briefs | No Comments

Thousands walk in People’s Climate March Thousand of San Diegans participated in the People’s Climate March on April 29, calling on local leaders to “support a just and rapid transition to 100 percent clean energy and to oppose the Trump administration’s rollback of climate policies the protect the planet,” according to a news release by climate change action group San Diego 350. The local event began with a rally at Waterfront Park in front of […]

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Letters to the editor – Oct. 23

Posted: October 23rd, 2015 | News, Opinion & News, Uptown Briefs | No Comments

The Jack in the Box controversy Re: Understanding the Jack in the Box issue: a simple explanation [Vol. 7, Issue 21 or] Mr. Omar Passons’ article about the illegal drive-through issue involving Jack in the Box lost all credibility when his reason was to create a more desirable intersection for “families and pedestrians.”  

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