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Downtown Briefs: December 2017

Posted: December 1st, 2017 | Downtown Briefs, News, Opinion & News | No Comments


Each year, Friends of Balboa Park, in collaboration with the San Diego Park & Recreation Department, seek donations of poinsettia plants and other financial support for the annual holiday poinsettia display inside the Botanical Building in Balboa Park.

Guest Editorial: Meet a farmer. Eat a tomato. Help your community.

Posted: November 3rd, 2017 | Guest Editorial, Opinion, Opinion & News | No Comments

By Catt Fields White

Sometimes it seems tough to make a difference nowadays, so you’ll be glad to know that you can make a positive change with this one simple and tasty decision each week.

If you’ve cracked a few eggs for your morning omelet and discovered yolks that are deep orange; cut a mottled tomato into thick slices and made a sandwich on grainy just-baked bread; or let the juice of a perfectly ripe peach drip down your chin; you already know you win the flavor jackpot with food from your local farmers market.

Guest Editorial: You can continue to count on Covered California

Posted: October 6th, 2017 | Guest Editorial, Opinion, Opinion & News | No Comments

By Covered California Staff

With everything going on at the national level, it would not be surprising if some are a little confused about what’s happening with Covered California — the only place to get financial help to pay for health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 

Here’s the bottom line: The ACA is still the law of the land. Open enrollment in California begins Nov. 1 and runs through Jan. 31, 2018.

Downtown Calendar: Oct. 2017

Posted: October 6th, 2017 | Calendar, Opinion & News | No Comments

Friday, Oct. 6

Live theater – ‘The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey’: This Trevor Project fundraiser will be a one-man show at The Old Globe. James Lecesne, co-founder of The Trevor Project, is the playwright and solo performer of the play. Tickets start at $100 and include play admission, a donation to The Trevor Project, and a post-show reception with refreshments, where you can meet Lecesne. 8–11 p.m. at the Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. Visit or

Guest Editorial: Delivery services are the answer to San Diego’s cannabis problems

Posted: September 1st, 2017 | Guest Editorial, Opinion, Opinion & News | No Comments

By Elizabeth Wilhelm

Looking around our city, you would hardly know that marijuana will be legally sold here starting in January.

Due to delays and inaction by city government, San Diego could be the California city least prepared for legal cannabis retail. This is mainly because there are still around 300 unregulated cannabis delivery services active within the city. Most of them pay regular business taxes, and some do not. None will have a chance at legitimization unless the City Council acts soon.

Downtown Calendar: Sept. 2017

Posted: September 1st, 2017 | Calendar, Opinion & News | No Comments

Saturday, Sept. 2

Bike Kitchen – Walk-Up Service: Professional bicycle mechanics will provide minor repair and basic maintenance assistance on a walk-up basis. Bring your bicycle and receive help with flats, cables adjustments, and other simple fixes. Free. 2–4 p.m. at San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd. Visit