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Readers React: Hillcrest growth strategy must be reconsidered
News 3 weeks ago
Readers React: Hillcrest growth strategy must be reconsidered

Re "S. D. launching new Hillcrest upgrade effort" (May 11): The Hillcrest community has provided extensive input to put an updated community plan...

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Chula Vista eases some regulations to help businesses stay alive during pandemic
News 4 weeks ago
Chula Vista eases some regulations to help businesses stay alive during pandemic

To help local stores survive the pandemic-driven recession, Chula Vista announced a series of business-friendly policies that will ease regulations...

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Newsom unveils rules governing how quickly California communities can reopen businesses
News 4 weeks ago
Newsom unveils rules governing how quickly California communities can reopen businesses

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced new coronavirus safeguards and protocols for retail stores and workplaces eligible to reopen Friday and in the weeks...

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Are San Diego's retail stores actually reopening Friday?
News 1 month ago
Are San Diego's retail stores actually reopening Friday?

Gov. Gavin Newsom's Monday announcement about the reopening of some retail businesses by Friday had both shoppers and shop owners anticipating a...

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Seaport Village, recently renovated, tries virtual entertainment to remain relevant during shutdown
News 1 month ago
Seaport Village, recently renovated, tries virtual entertainment to remain relevant during shutdown

Local shopping malls have transformed into retail ghost towns during the pandemic, and tourism hotspot Seaport Village could be worse hit than most...

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Despite opening during the pandemic, new bakeries enjoying sweet success
News 1 month ago
Despite opening during the pandemic, new bakeries enjoying sweet success

Chef Gabriel Ferguson dreamed for 10 years about opening a comfort food eatery in San Diego before he took the leap eight months ago and leased a...

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Commentary: Even after the pandemic, commercial businesses will need landlords' support and understanding
News 1 month ago
Commentary: Even after the pandemic, commercial businesses will need landlords' support and understanding

Commercial property owners and landlords, especially larger ones, often position themselves as the type of operator a business or investor would...

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Commentary: California must fund its mandate to protect tenants
News 1 month ago
Commentary: California must fund its mandate to protect tenants

With the state Legislature reconvening this month, it should provide cash assistance to landlords who've lost rental income due to the novel...

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Your say: What do you miss most about pre-pandemic life?
News 1 month ago
Your say: What do you miss most about pre-pandemic life?

What I miss most about my pre-pandemic life is the normal routine that I previously took for granted. I seldom gave a second thought to the fact...

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San Diego residents fighting deep budget cuts during pandemic
News 1 month ago
San Diego residents fighting deep budget cuts during pandemic

Residents are lobbying San Diego officials to spare from the budget axe city libraries, clean water efforts, arts funding and other programs that...

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COVID-19 community fund tops $10 million in donations
News 1 month ago
COVID-19 community fund tops $10 million in donations

Juanita Carillo was already struggling when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The single mother of two had held jobs as a housekeeper and a seamstress,...

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Readers React: San Diego neighborhoods at risk if rents go unpaid
News 1 month ago
Readers React: San Diego neighborhoods at risk if rents go unpaid

The residential rental market in San Diego is in grave danger of imploding. Without rents being paid, landlords will not be able to maintain the...

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The collapse of small business: How the shutdown could change the face of San Diego's neighborhoods
News 1 month ago
The collapse of small business: How the shutdown could change the face of San Diego's neighborhoods

In San Diego's South Park neighborhood, the doors of small shops are typically thrown open. Dogs strolling past tug their humans into the open...

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San Diego's fruit swap captures spirit of neighbors helping neighbors during coronavirus crisis
News 1 month ago
San Diego's fruit swap captures spirit of neighbors helping neighbors during coronavirus crisis

All the loquats that grow on Marcela Talavera's fruit trees don't make it to the kitchen table. The natural abundance of Talavera's trees...

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City Heights fruit swap captures spirit of neighbors helping neighbors
News 1 month ago
City Heights fruit swap captures spirit of neighbors helping neighbors

All the loquats that grow on Marcela Talavera's fruit trees don't always make it to the kitchen table. The natural abundance of Talavera's trees...

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Local lifestyle company, surf shops and musicians 'band together' for concert
News 1 month ago
Local lifestyle company, surf shops and musicians 'band together' for concert

With this week's news of San Diego oceans reopening, many surfers are running toward the shore to catch some waves. But on Thursday evening, some...

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Commentary: Coronavirus canceled Pride but our LGBTQ community will still find ways to help San Diego
News 1 month ago
Commentary: Coronavirus canceled Pride but our LGBTQ community will still find ways to help San Diego

The coronavirus pandemic has forced the cancellation of Pride celebrations all around the globe. In San Diego, where Pride weekend is our region's...

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Carlsbad to invest $5 million in small business recovery
News 1 month ago
Carlsbad to invest $5 million in small business recovery

Plans to invest up to $5 million in economic assistance for small businesses hit by the COVID-19 pandemic got the go-ahead this week from the...

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Commentary: Chicano Park is 50 years old. Its history is as vibrant as its murals.
News 1 month ago
Commentary: Chicano Park is 50 years old. Its history is as vibrant as its murals.

On April 22, 1970 - 50 years ago this week - some 250 Chicano high school and college students began occupying a 1.8-acre parcel of state property...

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Coronado's only bookstore finally reopens in new location
News 1 month ago
Coronado's only bookstore finally reopens in new location

After more than a year of uncertainty, the South Bay's only independent bookstore will finally reopen for business Wednesday. Coronado's Bay Books...

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Commentary: Bold new community plan is ready to take shape in Sports Arena neighborhood
News 1 month ago
Commentary: Bold new community plan is ready to take shape in Sports Arena neighborhood

There's a good chance you've driven through the Midway neighborhood in San Diego and thought, "What if?" Decades ago the San Diego Sports Arena,...

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San Diego bike shops riding high with sudden boom in sales
News 1 month ago
San Diego bike shops riding high with sudden boom in sales

San Diego bike shop owners are seeing an unprecedented uptick in business as residents looking to stay active amid stay-at-home orders are suddenly...

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El Cajon sets aside $1 million to help residents, businesses hurt by COVID-19
News 1 month ago
El Cajon sets aside $1 million to help residents, businesses hurt by COVID-19

El Cajon is implementing ways it can help residents make it through the current health emergency, from helping with utility bills to rental...

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Language, cultural barriers limit San Diego Somali residents access to COVID-19 resources
News 1 month ago
Language, cultural barriers limit San Diego Somali residents access to COVID-19 resources

Like many of the 20,000 Somali refugees living in San Diego County, Hindi Mohamed finds a trip to the grocery store daunting. Not only does she...

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San Diego mayor's nonprofit a prime beneficiary of political donors' largesse
News 1 month ago
San Diego mayor's nonprofit a prime beneficiary of political donors' largesse

In the weeks before San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer began steering the local fight against COVID-19, directing a stay-home order and opening the...

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Local mutual aid group provides community support during COVID-19
News 1 month ago
Local mutual aid group provides community support during COVID-19

Christina Griffin-Jones has been fortunate to have a network of supportive people who have been able to help her with her needs during this novel...

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With Record Store Day postponed, here's your guide to getting your music-geek fix at home
News 1 month ago
With Record Store Day postponed, here's your guide to getting your music-geek fix at home

In a normal year, music fiends would be going crazy right about now. In non-virus times, Saturday would have been Record Store Day, a worldwide...

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More than 90 percent of San Diegans paid property taxes, despite COVID-19 pandemic
News 1 month ago
More than 90 percent of San Diegans paid property taxes, despite COVID-19 pandemic

Despite the coronavirus pandemic causing major economic fallout and hardship in the region, more than 90 percent of San Diego County taxpayers...

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Commentary: Don't let California's community college system be devastated by the coronavirus recession
News 1 month ago
Commentary: Don't let California's community college system be devastated by the coronavirus recession

In the throes of this novel coronavirus crisis, as front-line health-care workers do their heroic work and state leaders do their best to help us...

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Emergency ordinance in Santee to include help for small businesses
News 1 month ago
Emergency ordinance in Santee to include help for small businesses

The Santee City Council is making sure its businesses, and not just renters in the city, are taken care of and protected if they need help...

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