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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.

Football star to family business man

Posted: August 18th, 2017 | Features, Lifestyle, Sports, Top Stories | No Comments

By Doug Curlee | Editor at Large

When Don Coryell was hired to bring San Diego State football out of what was called the “small college” ranks and into the big time, Jim Allison says Coryell talked him into passing up offers from the likes of Texas, UCLA and the big schools.

“Coach knew where he wanted the program to go, and told me I could help get them there. He could talk you into anything if he put his mind to it, and he did with me.”

Construction to begin on Friars/163 project

Posted: August 18th, 2017 | News, Top Stories | No Comments

By Doug Curlee | Editor at Large

Since about 1996, there have been plans afoot to clear up the many traffic problems around the Friars Road/state Route 163 area. Problems there have only grown worse as more and more residential construction has been built on both sides of Friars.

Much more construction is planned for the general Riverwalk area. There may be thousands of units, apartments and condos to come.

A league of their own

Posted: August 18th, 2017 | Features, Lifestyle, Sports, Top Stories | No Comments

By Jess Winans

Michael Jordan has his own shoe, Maria Sharapova has a premium line of gummy candies and if you’re a Splash team member of the San Diego Senior Women’s Basketball Association (SWBA), you have Miracle Whip.

Splash is an SWBA team for players over 80 years old that has been featured by ESPN, NBC, The Huffington Post, Yahoo News and endorsed by Miracle Whip — an endorsement which they said “comes with a side of potato salad” on their Facebook page.

News Briefs — Aug. 18, 2017

Posted: August 18th, 2017 | Briefs, Calendar, Opinion & News Briefs, News | No Comments

Apply to be a Junior Achievement student ambassador

Junior Achievement of San Diego in Grantville is looking for high school students to participate in their student ambassador program from September 2017-June 2018.

The program aims to teach its ambassadors leadership skills and the inner-workings of a nonprofit association by focusing on professionalism, networking, financial responsibility, empathy, future planning and personal development.

Market returns

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

By Jess Winans

Christine Quilici and Josh Perez certainly aren’t strangers when it comes to fresh starts.

The Allied Gardens business partners and owners of TruSelf Sporting Club opened the Allied Gardens Farmers Market on May 7, 2017 at Patrick Henry High School on Wandermere Drive.

While not an extension of the previous market that was held Fridays on Waring Road, the new Allied Gardens market — now held on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — operates under the same name.

Date set for Grocery Outlet grand opening

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

By Doug Curlee | Editor at Large

Chris and Gay Holbrook are transplants from Salt Lake City who came to Southern California to be near grandchildren, and to look for some kind of new careers.

They found one in Grocery Outlet, and they’ll be the owner-operators of the Grocery Outlet at the old Albertsons at Waring and Zion. That building has been empty since Albertsons closed its doors two and a half years ago, leaving local residents without a nearby grocery store to shop at — and leaving an opening for someone to cash in on an open market.

College and community face off over Aztec Canyon

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

By Doug Curlee | Editor at Large

Aztec Canyon, at the extreme west end of San Diego State’s property, is seen by residents around it as an unspoiled jewel of open space and wildlife habitat in the middle of the daily hustle. The people who live in the 341-home College View Estates want it to remain just that.

San Diego State sees it somewhat differently — in fact, a lot differently.

Hearing from our veterans

Posted: July 21st, 2017 | Congressional Watch, Featured, News | No Comments

By Andy Cohen | Congressional Watch Too often the articles we read — in general, but about politics specifically — can be considered entirely negative in nature. In this column I have often highlighted the negative actions/positions/ statements of San Diego’s members of Congress — usually our Republican members of Congress, but occasionally our Democratic members […]

Local publishes unique guidebook for children

By Margie M. Palmer

Mission Valley resident Linda Gallo Hawley may not be a San Diego native, but the New York transplant and lifelong educator can school most San Diegans on the region’s native flora, fauna and even cultural history.

In addition to making her own mark on the culture of the region through her monthly “Nature Adventures!” programs at Mission Trails Regional Park, where she guides primary school children through the park’s many trails, she’s also the proud author of a recently published, child-centric guidebook by the same name.