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Back to the future

By Alex Owens… [more]

Back to the future Back to the future

40 years of orchids and onions

By Dave Fidlin… [more]

40 years of orchids and onions 40 years of orchids and onions

Summer in the city

By Kris Michell | Downtown Partnership News… [more]

Summer in the city Summer in the city

Meet ‘Rabbi Laurie’

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Meet ‘Rabbi Laurie’ Meet ‘Rabbi Laurie’

Beyond pad Thai

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Opinion & News

Guest editorial: San Diego County embraces water-use efficiency as a way of life

Posted: August 5th, 2016 | Opinion, Opinion & News | No Comments

By Mark Weston

When I walk around my neighborhood, it’s clear that a new level of commitment to water-use efficiency has taken hold at the grassroots level. About half the homes around me have upgraded from conventional turf-based landscapes to attractive, low water landscapes that are more appropriate for the climate of San Diego County.

I see the same phenomenon across the county; residents and businesses are making the most of our water supplies like never before. In fact, we collectively use nearly 40 percent less potable water per capita today than we did in 1990. Read More

Downtown Calendar – August 2016

Featured events

‘The Fashion of Food’
Friday, Aug. 5

The second day of a two-day event showcasing culinary tastings, fashion and more at The Headquarters at Seaport Village (789 W. Harbor Drive). Read More

Downtown Briefs August 2016

Posted: August 5th, 2016 | Downtown Briefs, News, Opinion & News | No Comments


Save Starlight, a nonprofit community initiative, will host a cleanup event Aug. 13 at the abandoned Starlight Bowl open-air amphitheater in Balboa Park. Read More