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The Mayor’s Planning Department Knowingly Using Outdated 2013 SANDAG Projections for Current Community Plan “Updates”

| May 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

Last December, SANDAG adopted Series 14 projections for population and housing growth through 2050. These projections take into account the latest California Department of Finance population projections. Despite the availability of these updated projections, the Planning Department continues to plan based on outdated, inflated data. This leads to unnecessary, harmful impacts. For the City as […]

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District 3 Citizens Express Frustration During Zoom Meeting with Councilman Whitburn

| May 1, 2022 | 0 Comments
District 3 Citizens Express Frustration During Zoom Meeting with Councilman Whitburn

After several attempts to talk to someone from Councilman Stephen Whitburn’s office, I elected to participate in a Zoom meeting with him that was initiated by his office.  I thought, “Maybe I can talk to him directly since calls and emails to his office are going unanswered.” By the way, I should mention, the reason […]

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No Trees, No Parking, No Set-Backs, and No Affordable Rental Units

| February 6, 2022 | 0 Comments
No Trees, No Parking, No Set-Backs, and No Affordable Rental Units

by Paul Krueger, Talmadge resident and volunteer with Neighbors For A Better San Diego Is this $2.4 million residential “compound” a poster-child for all that’s wrong with San Diego’s housing and development policies? The listing boasts of the “incredible income opportunity for an investor” on a “tree lined street in the historic district of Talmadge” […]

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San Diego Rescue Mission Receives Grant from MolinaCares Champions Awards

| September 6, 2021 | 0 Comments
San Diego Rescue Mission Receives Grant from MolinaCares Champions Awards

Cassie Bates, an employee at the San Diego Rescue Mission, is one of four San Diegans to win the MolinaCare Champions Awards, which was created to honor people whose leadership, volunteerism, and public advocacy embody the spirit of compassion and service. Bates received the $5,000 grant, which she donated to the Rescue Mission, to support […]

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Suzy’s Zoo Began Right Here in San Diego

| March 6, 2021 | 0 Comments
Suzy’s Zoo Began Right Here in San Diego

As a little girl, Suzy Spafford discovered new worlds and joyful ventures right at the end of her watercolor brush and pastel markers.  At five-years of age she would spend hours merging shapes and colors and creating happy images.  The summer after high school graduation, one of her favorite places became the huge art mart […]

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Painting the Gaslamp Quarter with Messages of Hope and Resilience

| June 8, 2020 | 0 Comments
Painting the Gaslamp Quarter with Messages of Hope and Resilience

Several Gaslamp businesses that temporarily shuttered in light of California’s Stay-at-Home Order covered their windows with plywood during the shutdown. Now, as the neighborhood begins to reopen, flowers have begun to bloom on the boarded-up shops. “As city lights have dimmed worldwide, these murals offer a sense of brightness for the Gaslamp and surrounding neighborhoods,” […]

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Fatherly Advice

| June 8, 2020 | 0 Comments
Fatherly Advice

For all of us who have had loving, caring and resourceful fathers in our lives, we know the loss we feel when they are no longer with us.  That void, no matter how recent or long ago it occurred, still seems to resonate in our lives.  However, somehow, Dad’s words of encouragement and fatherly advice […]

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Social Isolation: Spotting the Signs and Opening Minds of Your Senior Loved Ones

| May 11, 2020 | 0 Comments
Social Isolation: Spotting the Signs and Opening Minds of Your Senior Loved Ones

By Simona Valanciute, San Diego Oasis If you’re the caretaker of a parent or other elderly relative, it can be challenging to convince your loved one to try something new. However, what you may perceive as stubbornness could be a sign they are experiencing social isolation, which poses serious risks to their health and wellbeing. Social distancing, […]

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“Live From The Lizard Lounge”

| May 11, 2020 | 0 Comments
“Live From The Lizard Lounge”

Diversionary presents their on-line, streaming, cabaret production of “Live From The Lizard Louge” at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 9, starring Kirsten “Kiki” deLohr Helland and Justin Huertas of the original cast of Diversionary’s popular “Lizard Boy,” (winner: Craig Noel Award for Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical). From the ashes of Mount St. Helens emerged a monster with […]

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NAVWAR Pursues Major Transformation of Its Campus Facility

| March 3, 2020 | 0 Comments
NAVWAR Pursues Major Transformation of Its Campus Facility

NAVWAR is a major tenant at Naval Base Point Loma Old Town Campus (NBPL OTC). It is comprised of 70.5 acres (48.7 acres OTC Site 1 and 21.8 acre OTC Site 2). NBPL OTC is approximately 1.5 miles from downtown San Diego and 1/2 mile to San Diego International Airport, and is located in the […]

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