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A different kind of business

Posted: May 19th, 2017 | Features, News, Top Stories | No Comments

By Doug Curlee | Editor at Large

Who would ever think someone would pay money for a necklace composed of a .50 caliber cartridge? An increasingly growing number of people will, apparently.

That’s why Grantville-based Bullets2Bandages is now a fast-growing enterprise offering all kinds of military-oriented gifts and useful items that were once heavy military ammo.

Celebrate the San Diego River

Posted: May 19th, 2017 | Featured, News | No Comments

By Rob Hutsel The San Diego River Park Foundation continues to grow as one of our region’s largest environmental nonprofits dedicated to taking local action. Most people know it for its efforts to organize the community to remove trash from in and along the San Diego River. Some also know about its efforts to conserve […]

Final funding push for Lake Murray festival

By Doug Curlee | Editor at Large

The on-again, off-again saga of Fourth of July fireworks at Lake Murray are apparently back on again, but there are “ifs” involved.

The fireworks went away in 2012, after a 2011 lawsuit against them was filed by an environmental group upset about setting off fireworks over water — especially over water that is to become drinking water.

Development plans dominate NCPI meeting

Posted: April 21st, 2017 | Features, News, Top Stories | No Comments

By Doug Curlee | Editor at Large

The April 12 meeting of the Navajo Community planning board has been hearing this plan, in one form or another, longer than anyone currently on that board can remember.

It’s the plan that would build homes — in this case, 24 of them — in what is generally considered a gully along the east edge of College Avenue from Interstate 8 west.

We lost a good man

Posted: April 21st, 2017 | Allied Gardens, Communities, Featured, News | No Comments

By Doug Curlee | Editor at Large When local politician and Navy pilot Jim Ellis died on April 10 at the age of 88, his passing inspired tributes in various media because he was the kind of man you could respect. In the course of my time as a television reporter in San Diego, I […]