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A welcome ‘Atmosphere’

Posted: July 7th, 2017 | Features, News, Top Story | No Comments

By Dave Schwab

The recent opening of Atmosphere, a 12-story, 205-unit affordable housing project in Downtown, was a small step for San Diego. Hopefully, it will turn out to be a giant leap for the homeless — and the city — with regard to helping alleviate its affordable-housing crunch.

The new high-rise, located in the Cortez Hill neighborhood, is making affordable rent a reality for hundreds of San Diegans in need – including those who’ve experienced homelessness.

Gaslamp Quarter premieres new parking options

Posted: July 7th, 2017 | Featured, News | 2 Comments

By Jess Winans Need a place to park? The Gaslamp Quarter, located in the heart of Downtown, is home to 16½ blocks of food, drink, shops and entertainment. Residents and visitors alike have complained about limited parking in the area, a problem the Gaslamp Quarter Association (GQA) is aiming to solve.

A blast from the past

Posted: July 7th, 2017 | Featured, News, Profiles | No Comments

By Dave Fidlin Blacksmith guild recognized for restoring cannon, other historical artifacts In an era marked by instantaneousness and availability at the touch of a button, the care and craftsmanship that have long been hallmarks of blacksmithing might seem out of touch with reality as it is known today. Jim Richmond, president of the Bandy […]

Congressional Watch: Hearing from our veterans

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

By Andy Cohen | Congressional Watch Too often the articles we read — in general, but about politics specifically — can be considered entirely negative in nature. In this column I have often highlighted the negative actions/positions/ statements of San Diego’s members of Congress — usually our Republican members of Congress, but occasionally our Democratic […]

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 […]