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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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Helping foster children

Posted: November 17th, 2017 | Communities, Community Profile, Talmadge, Top Story | No Comments

By Ken Williams | Editor

Tonya Torosian has one of those jobs that brings great joy amid inescapable heartache.

As chief executive officer of the local nonprofit Promises2Kids, Torosian works diligently to help thousands of foster children who have suffered physical and/or sexual abuse or have been severely neglected by their parents or caregivers.

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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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University Avenue biking lane to gobble up 29 parking meters

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

By Ken Williams | Editor

In Hillcrest, a bustling neighborhood where finding an empty parking stall can be a challenge in the business corridor, any loss of parking spaces is fought tooth and nail. But not so on Oct. 31 when the City Council voted unanimously on a plan that will remove 29 parking spaces along University Avenue to make way for new bike lanes.

The plan had the support of bicycling advocates and Circulate San Diego, and even the Hillcrest Business Association (HBA), which traditionally opposes the removal of parking spots in the business hub.

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Croques and crepes under cozy conditions

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

By Frank Sabatini Jr. | Restaurant Review

Until a few months ago, there was only one window of opportunity each day to savor a meal at La Bonne Table, the small and beloved French restaurant that has teased its followers with dinner-only service since opening in 2014.

Now, if you’re looking to spend some intimate mealtime with friends, lovers or family members on your day of rest, and before sundown, La Bonne accommodates with a noteworthy under-the-radar Sunday brunch.

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The puppet from hell

Posted: November 3rd, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Theater Reviews, Top Story | No Comments

By Jean Lowerison | Theater Review

Times change. When I was a kid, the word “puppet” meant “The Howdy Doody Show.” Later it was “Sesame Street.” Then came “Avenue Q,” and puppets got sexy and vulgar and a little weird.

Now we have Robert Askins’ off-the-charts “Hand to God,” which posits a demonic puppet in the hands of Jason (Caleb Foote), son of the recently widowed Margery (DeAnna Driscoll).

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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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