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ArtWalk is an extravaganza of color in Little Italy

By Gina McGalliard Little Italy’s ArtWalk isn’t just your typical community street fair — it’s a 17-block two-day event that has the distinction of being San Diego’s foremost art festival, drawing vendors and visitors from around the country. Now in its 33rd year, Mission Federal ArtWalk showcases the work of more than 350 artists in […]

Pappalecco celebrates 10 years in Little Italy

Posted: April 7th, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, News | No Comments

By John Gregory Pappalecco is a coffee shop and restaurant that exudes the culture and feel of the Italian coffee experience. On April 27, Pappalecco will celebrate its 10-year anniversary at its Little Italy location at 1602 State St. Enter the unpretentious establishment which sits on a corner and one is likely to be greeted […]

The heat in the kitchen

Posted: April 7th, 2017 | Congressional Watch, Featured, News | No Comments

By Andy Cohen | Congressional Watch To paraphrase a common adage, stuff just got real for Duncan Hunter (R-50). The San Diego Union Tribune has chronicled in detail — during the 2016 campaign and since — the myriad of missteps Hunter has made by using campaign funds for personal expenditures. The House Ethics Committee had been […]

Downtown News Briefs – April 2017

Posted: April 7th, 2017 | Downtown Briefs, News, Opinion & News | No Comments

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR ROSE GARDEN The Inez Grant Parker Rose Garden at 2125 Park Blvd. in Balboa Park is accepting volunteers, novice or experienced, to join the Rose Garden Corps. Volunteers work in the garden trimming off dead blooms, weeding, raking, fertilizing, pruning and planting new varieties. Volunteer days are Tuesday and/or Thursday mornings, preferably […]

Is change in the air?

Posted: March 3rd, 2017 | Features, News, Top Story | No Comments

By Dave Fidlin

When the wraps were taken off it in 1985, the open-air Horton Plaza mall was ballyhooed as a game-changer that was going to breathe new life into San Diego’s Downtown.

In the ensuing decades, the sprawling five-story complex, with its Italian-inspired design, has been a notable feature that brought San Diegans and tourists alike into the mall’s corridors.

SDDRG gives locals a voice

Posted: March 3rd, 2017 | Featured, News | No Comments

By Dave Schwab It’s no surprise that the unwavering commitment of the San Diego Downtown Residents Group (SDDRG) to improving the area is why it survived to celebrate its 30th anniversary Feb. 22 at the Children’s Museum.

Downtown News gains new ad consultant

Posted: March 3rd, 2017 | Featured, News | No Comments

By SDCNN Staff John Watson has joined San Diego Downtown News as a corporate advertising sales consultant. A Downtown resident, Watson came out of a 1½-year retirement to join the newspaper after a 30-year career heading his own corporations specializing in plastic manufacturing nationally and abroad.