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Free service may save elderly drivers', others' lives
by NATASHA JOSEFOWITZ
Oct 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Natasha Josefowitz writes the column 'Doing It Better' for the San Diego Community Newspaper Group. I was surprised last week when I renewed my driver’s license after five years that I was not aske...
Judge rules in favor of UCSD, paving way for Che eviction
Oct 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
A San Diego Superior Court judge ruled in favor of UCSD Oct. 21 in the eviction hearing involving the campus landmark Che Café, saying the university owns the property and that the eviction notice ...
Group sues city over Children's Pool access
Oct 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Advocates for beach access at the Children's Pool in La Jolla announced Oct. 20 that they have filed a lawsuit challenging the city of San Diego’s decision to prohibit people from venturing onto th...
City Council OKs June vote on minimum wage
Oct 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
City Council voted unanimously Oct. 20 to put an incremental hike in the San Diego minimum wage to a public vote on the June 2016 primary election ballot. Opponents of the wage hike had collected e...
Regents Road flap is recast amid council study vote
by SANDY LIPPE
Oct 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Debby Knight, head of Friends of Rose Canyon since the group's inception, doesn't drink or smoke cigars the way Civil War Gen. Ulysses Grant did, but she's leading the troops opposed to the bridge ...
City OKs mandatory water-use resctrictions
Oct 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
San Diego City Council voted unanimously Oct. 20 to enact mandatory water restrictions beginning Nov. 1, ending the voluntary compliance it enacted last July.. On Oct. 7, Mayor Kevin Faulconer prai...
Christmas parade group opens event registration
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The La Jolla Christmas Parade and Holiday Festival Association has opened registration for the 57th annual community event, with a firm deadline of Saturday, Nov. 1. Those spearheading floats, eque...
Seek, find at ashram retreat Oct. 25
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
In the end, taste and persuasion have very little to do with right living. We're all trying to get to the same spot, and although that's a lofty end, our means will produce it. Dr. Erhard Vogel, a ...
Playhouse extends show whose title should ring a bell
by CHARLENE BALDRIDGE
Oct 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
I love it when things have such great advance sales that they extend even before opening. Such is the case with La Jolla Playhouse’s U.S. premiere of Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz and Peter Parnell...
Here's a ghastly thought for Halloween
Oct 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Some beasts, as you might imagine, are kindly sorts who only come out during the day and treat you accordingly. Most others, though, are mad at the world and would spook ya as soon as look at ya. Y...
TOMS: A movement whose time has come
by MARTIN JONES WESTLIN
Oct 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Now you see ‘em, now you don’t — the franchises that ply their trades for only part of the year hoping to eke out inroads into other locales. They’re the so-called pop-up businesses, whose stated i...
Lifeguards of the Year leave legacy during Mission Beach in ceremony
by PATRICIA WALSH
Oct 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Daryl McDonald and Tore Blichfeldt were honored as San Diego City Lifeguards of the Year on Sept. 27 at the Swell Café in Mission Beach. District 2 City Councilman Ed Harris, himself a veteran life...
Quick Hits
Oct 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
DIVER’S BODY PULLED FROM MISSION BAY Lifeguard rescue divers retrieved the body of a diver who drowned in Mission Bay in an apparent diving accident earlier this month. According to Capt. Joseph Am...
Trial under way in Pacific Beach robbery case, La Jolla assault
by NEAL PUTNAM
Oct 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Opening statements and testimony began Oct. 14 in the trial of a man whose ex-girlfriend wrote an incriminating letter to the sheriff’s department detailing the man’s crimes, including allegations ...
North PB hat sale a heady idea to raise money for elementary school
by DAVE SCHWAB
Oct 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Two months after the second annual North PB Sip ’N’ Stroll business street fair, the beach community continues to benefit as proceeds from the sale of event hats continues as a fundraiser for Pacif...
Education Notebook
Oct 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
MISSION BAY HIGH SCHOOL • MBHS gives a big, warm Mission Bay Buccaneer welcome to Nella Landau, who is joining the MBHS team as the new vice principal. Landau is coming from Clairemont High School,...
People in the News
Oct 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
ST. PAUL’S NAMES TWO PB RESIDENTS TO KEY POSTS St. Paul’s Senior Homes and Services has named Pacific Beach residents Tara Walsh as corporate controller and Justin Weber as its new executive direct...
Swell Cafe brews up stunning makeover
by PATRICIA WALSH
Oct 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
John Vallas has been brewing up success in Mission Beach since 2011. That’s when the submariner-turned-entrepreneur bought a coffee shop down to its last drop and transformed it into the tidal Swel...
Live Music
Oct 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The Kona Kai Resort is quickly gaining a reputation as the place to catch acoustic music in San Diego. With its beautiful setting right on the water and great, friendly atmosphere and lively perfor...
Must Hear
by BART MENDOZA
Oct 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Whitney Shay is an impressive talent. Whether she’s belting out a standard, blues classic, soul groover or jazzy dance number, her voice and stage presence are formidable. One of the area’s hardest...