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Fashion Files – Sept. 2017

Posted: September 1st, 2017 | Columnists, Fashion Files, Featured | No Comments

By Diana Cavagnaro | Fashion Files

The McKenzie Rae experience

McKenzie Rae Dresses is a new fashion forward boutique in Downtown. The founder of this spacious store is McKenzie Peck, a fashion designer and seamstress. Peck is also a former Ms. Utah and semi-finalist for Ms. United States 2015.

From hotel to hospital to hotel

Posted: September 1st, 2017 | Columnists, Featured, Gaslamp Landmarks | No Comments

By Sandee Wilhoit | Gaslamp Landmarks

On June 15, 1850, all portions of the city of San Diego Pueblo Lot 1156, were sold to Thomas Sweeney, Thomas Matsell, Daniel P. Clark and Joseph T. Sweet. They were respectively, a one-armed U.S. Army officer, a gentleman who would immediately become the County Recorder, a soldier who served in the Mexican-American War, and a relative of the other purchasers.

Mortuary marks its 100th year

Posted: August 4th, 2017 | Featured, News, Profiles | No Comments

Community celebration planned for Aug. 9 By Jess Winans The Merkley-Mitchell Mortuary in Hillcrest will be celebrating its centennial on Wednesday, Aug. 9, with an open house for the community. “Beyond funeral services, we feel strongly that the mortuary role is to carry on the legacy of the citizens of that community,” said Sean Bulthuis, […]

Food and Drink Blotter: Aug. 2017

Posted: August 4th, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, Food & Drink Blotter | No Comments

By Frank Sabatini Jr. | Food and Drink Blotter San Diego County native Sean McCart was recently appointed chef de cuisine at Mister A’s, the fine-dining penthouse restaurant lauded for its urban views and ever-changing seasonal menus. McCart is a 15-year veteran of the restaurant industry and previously served as sous chef at Juniper & Ivy.

Ponce’s takes top spot as Atkins honors local small businesses

Posted: August 4th, 2017 | Featured, News | No Comments

By SDCNN Staff Ponce’s Mexican Restaurant, located in the Kensington neighborhood of Uptown, received a top honor June 6 by Sen. Toni G. Atkins. During the annual California Small Business Day luncheon in Sacramento, Atkins bestowed the 39th Senatorial District’s 2017 “Small Business of the Year” on the local Mexican restaurant, held at the Sheraton […]

The real heroes of Comic-Con don’t wear capes – they wear vests 

By Kris Michell | Downtown Partnership News   Once again, Comic-Con International recently drew a crowd of more than 130,000 convention-goers to Downtown San Diego. Residents and tourists alike flocked to the Gaslamp Quarter to attend the popular annual event, enjoy free things to do around the Convention Center, or grab a meal and people-watch along Fifth Avenue.

New sales representative joins SDCNN

Posted: August 4th, 2017 | Featured, News, Profiles | No Comments

Brenda Vergara brings 15 years of experience to the network By Jess Winans The San Diego Community News Network (SDCNN) has welcomed a new sales representative, Brenda Vergara. Vergara will primarily focus her sales in the various neighborhoods of Downtown, for the monthly San Diego Downtown News, one of six papers in the SDCNN network.