College Area

Mini-dorms face stiff crackdown

Posted: January 20th, 2017 | College Area, Communities, Features, News, Top Stories | No Comments

By Doug Curlee | Editor at Large

Longtime residents of the neighborhoods around San Diego State University are losing their communities to the never-ending need for some sort of housing for SDSU students.

Right now, there are more than 800 so-called “mini-dorms” in the College area, and there are fears that these makeshift housing options will spread to other communities, like Del Cerro, San Carlos, Grantville and Allied Gardens.

Court ruling halts SDSU expansion plans

Posted: October 16th, 2015 | College Area, News, Top Stories | No Comments

Rules state university system must start all over with new EIR

By Doug Curlee | Editor at Large

Back in August, the California Supreme Court ruled on a case brought up by the city of San Diego against the California State University Board of Trustees that effects planned expansion projects for not only San Diego State University, but for all other public universities in the state as well.

The neighborhood airstrip that time nearly forgot

Posted: November 21st, 2014 | College Area, Communities, Features, Top Stories | No Comments

Tom Leech

I arrived here from the Midwest about five decades ago to work in aerospace out in Kearny Mesa. In those days, Mission Valley had a far different look and style than today. Interstate 8 had not arrived yet, and red lights at Texas Street, Murphy Canyon Road and College Avenue (if memory serves me correctly) controlled traffic on the two lanes heading both directions on old Highway 80.