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Council adopts measures to fix housing crisis

Posted: September 15th, 2017 | Columns, District 7 Dispatch, Featured | No Comments

By Scott Sherman | District 7 Dispatch

In response to the crippling housing crisis the San Diego region currently faces, the City Council recently approved a package of housing reform measures that will cut red tape and streamline the housing approval pipeline. These reforms will allow the construction of housing to move faster, therefore reducing the cost to build.

Multiple sports may mean fewer injuries

Posted: September 15th, 2017 | Columns, Featured, To Your Health | No Comments

By Scripps Health | To Your Health

Kids who play sports can reap many benefits, including improved physical fitness, development of athletic skills, team-building and, of course, fun.

Student athletes who excel at a sport may even qualify for college athletic scholarships, which may tempt both kids and their parents to focus on a single sport, such as soccer, football or baseball.

Mission Trails’ misunderstood creepy crawlers

Posted: September 15th, 2017 | Columns, Featured, Mission Trails - Trail Guide | No Comments

By Audrey F. Baker

As October approaches, thoughts to turn to Halloween and the menagerie of nature that represents the celebration. Hoary oaks, ravens, owls, bats and more symbolize holiday fun.

Let’s face it, tarantulas have a “PR problem.” Much of the public sees them as nightmarish critters of loathsome reputation. Yes, they’re hairy and maybe scary.

Grocery Outlet opens to good reviews

Posted: August 18th, 2017 | Allied Gardens, Communities, Featured, News | No Comments

By Doug Curlee | Editor at Large

The Aug. 3 ribbon-cutting ceremony that opened the Grocery Outlet store at Waring Road and Zion Avenue cured the community ailment that had lasted for nearly three years — the lack of a handy grocer in the Allied Gardens area.

The grand opening day saw a throng of people coming in to look the new store over, compare products and prices, and generally get the feel of the operation. There was also a ribbon-cutting ceremony and owner-operators Chris and Gay Holbrook presented the San Diego Food Bank with a $1,000 check.

Riverwalk development planning underway

Posted: August 18th, 2017 | Featured, News | No Comments

By Jeff Clemetson | Editor

On July 25, residents of Mission Valley and Linda Vista got their first chance to learn about and give input on the proposed development that will replace the Riverwalk golf course.

The public input meeting held at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center brought around 100 interested residents who gave input on the various aspects of the project — design, traffic, retail and more.

Where beer and food cheerfully unite

Posted: August 18th, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, Restaurant Reviews | No Comments

By Frank Sabatini Jr.

The name dates back to 1896, when San Diego Brewing Company opened on a parcel of land that eventually became part of the 32nd Street Naval Base. With a capacity to produce 75,000 barrels of amber beer, the brewery ranked as the largest manufacturing enterprise in the region.

Mission Brewery emerged several years later, proving that craft beer resides in San Diego’s DNA and that it isn’t a recent phenomenon invented by millennial hipsters.