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Aug. 26 2015
Are bike lanes good for business, even at the expense of parking spots? The question has created tension between cycling advocates and businesses in Hillcrest, the neighborhood at the center of a multi-million-dollar...
Aug. 12 2015
Last month, Walder filed a lawsuit in state court against his former business partners alleging mismanagement, negligence and fraud
Aug. 5 2015
The group had flown up for the committee hearing with one goal: to kill Gonzalez’s Assembly Bill 504, 0 , which, if approved, would increase oversight of Civic San Diego, the nonprofit to which the...
Aug. 4 2015
Millions of Americans have some sort of sensitivity to gluten, a protein found in wheat and other grains. However, many more have cut down on eating gluten-filled foods for more ambiguous reasons.
July 29 2015
Advocates in San Diego have long complained that local law enforcement has provided no clear guidelines for cultivation, raiding growers seemingly at random
July 22 2015
Environmental advocates for public transportation recently celebrated a significant, if symbolic, victory in a battle over the regions 35-year, $200 billion Regional Transportation Plan
July 15 2015
When Zachary Lazarus plans his day, its largely dictated by moving around sizable sums of money. As a top manager for A Green Alternative, the city of San Diegos first permitted cannabis dispensary, hes...
July 1 2015
Over the last few months that sentiment in the community has abruptly shifted, culminating in a recent flood of letters from elected officials asking the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) and...
June 24 2015
Its around 2 p.m. on Friday, and the class disparities of the fast-evolving East Village are on full display throughout the neighborhood. However, this particular intersection, the site of San Diegos first...
June 16 2015
At the Friday, June 5, meeting of the San Diego Association of Governments Transportation Committee, Roberts led the way for significantly limiting a bicycle-lane-improvement plan in Mission Hills and...
June 3 2015
Four years ago, when activists sued a regional planning agency over a massive $214-billion spending plan to expand freeways and build public transportation, labor leaders voiced support for the cause
May 27 2015
Performing between 4,000 and 6,000 rescues a year, San Diego lifeguards respond to a wide variety of calls, even including after heavy rain when beach swimming is supposed to be restricted for 72 hours...
May 20 2015
Tensions recently swelled over a planned freeway expansion in the heart of the city. A key transportation artery that pumps vehicles in and out of Downtown is slated for major surgery
May 19 2015
Now that I'm in my (shudder) mid-thirties, many of my friends have children. My partner is due to have our second child any moment. As a result, more and more of my experiences are kid-friendly
May 13 2015
On Monday in University Heights, Travis Pritchard stood over a row of leaking water meters. Thoroughly soaking the dirt around where the meters were dug into the ground, clean drinking water overflowed...
May 12 2015
Curry was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, or MS, an unpredictable disease that affects the central nervous system, disrupting the flow of information between the body and the brain
May 6 2015
Living with AIDS for the last 30 years, McShane, 55, has endured multiple bouts of squamous cell carcinoma skin cancer. Hes undergone surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, spending hundreds of thousands...
April 29 2015
Its the city-funded nonprofit Civic San Diego, and it wants to expand its unique, land-use authority into two of the citys most underserved neighborhoods, Encanto and City Heights
April 22 2015
After years of paying weekly fees to taxicab dispatching services, such as Yellow Cab, city taxi driverswho are hoping to start their own worker-run cab company see a light at the end of the tunnel
April 15 2015
As the city continues to permit new medical-cannabis dispensaries, the question of how such facilities should get their product remains largely unanswered

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