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A Gallup poll says libraries are more popular than parks and movies, and San Diego librarians know why
News 3 months ago
A Gallup poll says libraries are more popular than parks and movies, and San Diego librarians know why

When the new San Ysidro and Mission Hills-Hillcrest public libraries opened last year, they had all of the state-of-the-art amenities patrons...

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Hillcrest block with Snooze, Lemonade and India Palace sold to investor for $13.3M
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Hillcrest block with Snooze, Lemonade and India Palace sold to investor for $13.3M

A San Diego city block in the heart of Hillcrest has been sold by family-owned Carleton Management to Paragon Real Estate for $13.3 million....

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Supervisors say church can build senior center on open space
News 4 months ago
Supervisors say church can build senior center on open space

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors last week approved a rezoning that will allow Skyline Church to build a 232-room senior housing facility...

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Column: SDSU Mission Valley clears hurdles, but a big one remains
News 4 months ago
Column: SDSU Mission Valley clears hurdles, but a big one remains

Momentum is picking up toward construction of San Diego State University's Mission Valley site, with the project passing some key mileposts this...

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Readers React: Planners and builders ignore growth impact
News 4 months ago
Readers React: Planners and builders ignore growth impact

Re "Work to begin on large development near PQ" (Jan. 30): Regarding the Merge 56 project, with 242 new housing units being built south of State...

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Logan Heights property owners debate proposed changes to tax district
News 4 months ago
Logan Heights property owners debate proposed changes to tax district

Property owners and residents of Logan Heights and surrounding neighborhoods want to change how they pick leaders of the area's tax authority,...

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SDSU secures $350M for Mission Valley campus project
News 4 months ago
SDSU secures $350M for Mission Valley campus project

San Diego State University has secured its board's approval of a deal to purchase the city of San Diego's Mission Valley stadium site, clearing an...

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Papyrus, a staple of malls everywhere, is going bankrupt — closing 3 stores in San Diego
News 4 months ago
Papyrus, a staple of malls everywhere, is going bankrupt — closing 3 stores in San Diego

Papyrus, a retail shop best known for its trendy stationery supplies and greeting cards, is going out of business, shuttering hundreds of stores in...

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San Diego region missing out on millions in state housing and transportation funding, report finds
News 4 months ago
San Diego region missing out on millions in state housing and transportation funding, report finds

The San Diego region is missing out on millions of dollars in state money to help build affordable housing in urban areas served by walking, biking...

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Group looks to beautify Paradise Hills commercial center with trees
News 4 months ago
Group looks to beautify Paradise Hills commercial center with trees

A beautification effort is under way to bring more trees to a small commercial center in the southern San Diego neighborhood of Paradise Hills. The...

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Mission Valley stadium site deal: Here are the outstanding issues
News 4 months ago
Mission Valley stadium site deal: Here are the outstanding issues

With San Diego leaders set to consider a recently drafted agreement to sell the Mission Valley stadium site to San Diego State University, City...

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San Diego added 34,800 jobs in '19 and had fastest job growth in Southern California
News 4 months ago
San Diego added 34,800 jobs in '19 and had fastest job growth in Southern California

San Diego County closed out the year with the fastest job growth rate in Southern California and a near-record low of 2.8 percent unemployment....

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9 former Gina Champion-Cain restaurants, including Saska's, now up for sale
News 4 months ago
9 former Gina Champion-Cain restaurants, including Saska's, now up for sale

Many of the restaurants once owned and operated by Gina Champion-Cain are now up for sale as part of an ongoing effort by a court-appointed...

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Sears in Chula Vista is shuttering next month, leaving only 2 locations in San Diego County
News 4 months ago
Sears in Chula Vista is shuttering next month, leaving only 2 locations in San Diego County

The Chula Vista Sears, one of the last remaining locations in San Diego County, is unloading all its stock as it prepares to shutter in February....

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Vista council OKs Avo Playhouse rethink
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Vista council OKs Avo Playhouse rethink

The way is now clear for a private developer to reimagine Vista's Avo Playhouse. The City Council last week unanimously approved an exclusive...

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UCSD, National City plan to work on opening a hub in the South Bay city
News 4 months ago
UCSD, National City plan to work on opening a hub in the South Bay city

The University of California San Diego and the city of National City intend to collaborate on a plan to open an educational hub in the South Bay...

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From the Archives: Landmark discrimination case was fought here
News 4 months ago
From the Archives: Landmark discrimination case was fought here

On this day in 1948 the United States Supreme Court decided that the state had violated the constitutional rights of Fred Oyama, a Japanese...

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San Diego seeks retired judges to choose redistricting panel
News 4 months ago
San Diego seeks retired judges to choose redistricting panel

San Diego is seeking three retired judges to appoint a panel of local residents who will lead a once-a-decade effort to make sure the city's nine...

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Discount Tire store in downtown Escondido to be torn down, replaced
News 4 months ago
Discount Tire store in downtown Escondido to be torn down, replaced

The popular and highly visible Discount Tire store in downtown Escondido at the corner of S. Escondido Boulevard and 2nd Avenue will be torn down...

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Developers wants to build 700 housing units next to Otay Landfill
News 4 months ago
Developers wants to build 700 housing units next to Otay Landfill

A Chula Vista developer wants to turn 54 acres of undeveloped land next to the Otay Landfill into 700 housing units. That piece of land, located...

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San Diego County: More than 3,000 new apartments coming this year, with most outside of downtown
News 4 months ago
San Diego County: More than 3,000 new apartments coming this year, with most outside of downtown

There might be fewer construction cranes downtown, but that doesn't mean the region's apartment frenzy has halted. Much of 2020's apartment...

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WorldBeat Cultural Center wants 25-year lease in Balboa Park
News 4 months ago
WorldBeat Cultural Center wants 25-year lease in Balboa Park

Twenty-five years ago a woman transformed an abandoned water tower at the edge of Balboa Park into a cultural center that offers African drumming...

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Developer of 'poor door' apartment building in East Village threatens legal action over denial
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Developer of 'poor door' apartment building in East Village threatens legal action over denial

The developer of an apartment complex that drew criticism over its plan to separate low-income renters in a different building is threatening to...

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Eight local community colleges will offer legal services to undocumented students
News 4 months ago
Eight local community colleges will offer legal services to undocumented students

Eight local community colleges, from Palomar and San Diego City to Grossmont and Southwestern, will be part of a pilot program offering free...

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NAVWAR redevelopment update: Navy, SANDAG hitting project milestones
News 4 months ago
NAVWAR redevelopment update: Navy, SANDAG hitting project milestones

Four months in, a federal and regional government partnership to plan a county- and airport-serving transportation hub alongside a massive mixed...

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Broadway Heights lays wreath to commemorate MLK's birthday
News 4 months ago
Broadway Heights lays wreath to commemorate MLK's birthday

Broadway Heights residents and students from nearby schools gathered on Wednesday to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday with a wreath...

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Proposed $900M San Diego housing bond gets key approval in 6-3 vote
News 4 months ago
Proposed $900M San Diego housing bond gets key approval in 6-3 vote

A $900 million housing bond proposed for the November ballot took a key step forward Tuesday when the San Diego City Council voted 6-3 to declare...

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Panelists to discuss the ins and outs of community planning groups
News 4 months ago
Panelists to discuss the ins and outs of community planning groups

Advocates will host a discussion on community planning groups on Wednesday in southeastern San Diego to spur more resident engagement in...

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Sharing his love of reading, one book at a time
News 4 months ago
Sharing his love of reading, one book at a time

Dwaine Smith grew up in a home where reading was not the exception but rather the rule. "My mother and father encouraged me to read all the time,"...

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National City pet store to shut down to comply with judge's order
News 4 months ago
National City pet store to shut down to comply with judge's order

Puppies slept, played and sat in their display cases as usual at National City Puppy on Friday, a day before the store planned to close pursuant to...

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