By Margie M. Palmer
SOHO produces an artful portrait of San Diego’s crown jewel
The Balboa Park Centennial celebration is nearly underway.
To commemorate the 1915 Panama-California Exposition, Save Our Heritage Organisation (SOHO) has partnered with local artist RD “Randy” Riccoboni and award-winning writer Ann Jarmusch to create the first-ever art traveler’s guide to Balboa Park. Read More
Hutton Marshall | Contributing Editor
As the redevelopment of Grantville moves closer to becoming a reality, a new state-mandated environmental review predicts problematic traffic increases in the area and suggests road improvements to mitigate congestion. Read More
By Matthew Hose | Voice of San Diego
Any San Diegan knows Mission Valley at rush hour is a gridlocked mess.
At the intersection of Friars Road and Frazee Road, eight lanes of cars wait at red lights, backed up hundreds of feet waiting to get on the freeway. Read More
By Frank Sabatini Jr.
Unless you know IKEA well, you can quickly feel trapped by its lengthy, windowless pathway by the time you zigzag past the first showroom of assemble-it-yourself furniture. The regulars know the hidden shortcuts for fast-tracking to the checkout lines. And most of them are also aware that between 9:30 and 11 a.m., the Swedish department store offers an under-promoted breakfast for 99 cents everyday, except on Mondays, when the meal is completely free. Read More
By Genevieve A. Suzuki
Every year I make a few New Year’s resolutions I break by Valentine’s Day.
Last year I promised to stop cussing, but bad drivers deprived me of keeping that promise. (Hey, at least I still have yet to swear in front of my 5-year-old.) Read More
By Ann Eliopulos
Americans love their pets. In 2013, we spent $56 billion on them — more than we spent on carbonated soft drinks, but still less than we spent on beer. Of that $56 billion, almost $15 billion was spent on veterinary care, which means food, clothes, toys, bedding, training, grooming, boarding and live animal purchases made up the remaining amount. Read More
Bits of food news from Mission Valley and beyond
By Frank Sabatini Jr.
Lines have been snaking out the door at the new Streetcar Merchants in North Park. The draws are various preparations of fried chicken cooked in good, old-fashion beef tallow and square-shaped donuts of various flavors. Coffee drinks made with Intelligentsia blends are also in the offing. Read More
By Julie White
After all of the rich food over the past month, dig into this refreshing, light salad for a change. Don’t be afraid of the fennel. This sweet and crunchy herb is worth a try. Read More
By Kelly Ostrem
It’s New Year’s resolution time!
It’s the perfect time for a fresh start on your healthy living goals. Getting fit and losing weight are common goals, and they should be! Being active for 30 minutes daily goes a long way toward reducing risk for chronic illnesses like diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Read More
Covered California Informational Session
Saturdays, Jan. 10 and 24, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Are you uninsured? Is your insurance too expensive? Would you like to change your plan? Are you about to lose the plan you already have? We can help! Read More
Saturdays: Douglas Kvandal with the LiveJazz! Quartet at the Amigo Spot at Kings Inn. Free. 7 p.m. 1333 Hotel Circle South, Mission Valley. KingsInnSanDiego.com. Read More
Linda Vista Planning Group General Meeting
Monday, Jan. 26, 5:30 p.m.
This is an open meeting of the Linda Vista Planning Group. The public is encouraged to attend. Visit lindavista.org/lvpg. Read More