Breaking ground on Makers Quarter

Posted: June 2nd, 2017 | Featured, News | No Comments

An innovative building for a creative community By Dave Fidlin More recently, “Live, work and play” has become a common catchphrase used to describe the all-encompassing amenities a community or neighborhood has to offer. Developers and organizers behind Downtown San Diego’s newest multi-tenant office building say they are using the concept as a guiding principle […]

A summary of SOHO’s People in Preservation awards

Posted: June 2nd, 2017 | Featured, News | No Comments

By SDCNN Staff On May 18, Save Our Heritage Organisation (SOHO) presented their annual People in Preservation awards on the lawn of the historic Marston House in Balboa Park. The 10 awards were presented to the winners by Amie Hayes, SOHO’s historic resources specialist, while Bruce and Alana Coons and the rest of SOHO’s board […]

Congressional Watch – June 2017

Posted: June 2nd, 2017 | Congressional Watch, Featured, News | No Comments

By Andy Cohen | Congressional Watch Scott Peters (D-52) is taking the Trump-Russia probe very seriously, unlike many of his Republican colleagues in the House of Representatives. On May 9, after Donald Trump fired then-FBI Director James Comey for what we now know — by Trump’s own admission — was Comey’s refusal to “drop the whole […]

The bird is (still) the word(nerd)

By Kit-Bacon Gressitt

Upstart Crow Bookstore & Coffee House, a 25-plus-year fixture in San Diego’s Seaport Village, announced on Dec. 5 its planned closure by the end of that month. It was going the way of countless small independents before it, succumbing to the book sales behemoth,, and a national coffeehouse chain that had opened across the street two years before.

Upstart Crow store manager, Judith Calleros, captured the store’s situation in one sentence: “People would come in with Starbucks cups in their hands, look at our books and buy nothing.”

Cleaning up the Gaslamp

Posted: May 5th, 2017 | Featured, News | 1 Comment

New training initiative targets lack of compliance Morgan M. Hurley | Editor The Gaslamp Quarter — which takes up 16 and a half city blocks of Downtown San Diego — was designated as a “national historic district” by the National Park Service in 1981. As a result of this designation, all businesses within the historic […]

It’s designated

Posted: May 5th, 2017 | Featured, News | No Comments

San Diego’s revered and historic firehouse honored on national register By Dave Schwab The nonprofit San Diego Firehouse Museum (SDFM), located in Little Italy San Diego, was recently listed in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). That special designation preserves the museum’s vintage collection of fire vehicles, apparatus, tools and photos dating back 125 […]

Ready, set, exchange

Posted: May 5th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Featured, News | No Comments

A month of museum visits awaits By Gina McGalliard If you love museums, May is going to be your lucky month. The San Diego Museum Council is having their “Big Exchange” — an event that allows patrons the opportunity to visit a wide assortment of institutions, a number of other arts and cultural destinations and […]

Swift boats and firefights

Posted: May 5th, 2017 | Features, News, Top Story | 1 Comment

By John Gregory

American sailors faced incredible danger while patrolling coastal and inland waterways during America’s involvement in the Vietnam War. One such sailor is Bob Bolger, a Vietnam veteran who has accrued more than 2,700 hours as a volunteer at the Maritime Museum of San Diego. Bolger can tell visitors every detail about PCF 816, a swift boat on display at the museum.

Swift boats are 50-foot-long, aluminum-hulled sea craft commonly used during Vietnam to stop enemy supplies from being transported south. A tour of PCF 816 is impressive, especially when viewing its menacing 50 caliber machine guns. It’s even more impressive when accompanied by Bolger describing his combat experiences.