Giving back

Posted: January 5th, 2018 | News, Top Story | No Comments

By Jeff Clemetson | Contributing Editor

When Hector Baca retired from his job as a postal officer six years ago, he started looking for ways to fill his time — and to make a difference. He found both in the Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol (RSVP), a special program of the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) where seniors over the age of 50 patrol neighborhoods and help with police duties.

Making everyone count

Posted: January 5th, 2018 | News, Top Story | No Comments

By Morgan M. Hurley | Editor

Homelessness has been one of the greatest challenges many big cities face, especially those on the West Coast, where people migrate to because of the warmer climate. San Diego is no exception and while various accommodations have recently been made to house the homeless during the winter months, the politics surrounding homelessness sometimes gets in the way of progress.

Congressional Watch: What will 2018 hold?

Posted: January 5th, 2018 | Congressional Watch, Featured, News | No Comments

By Andy Cohen

Congress can be a fickle beast, particularly when one political party controls both chambers and shows little to no interest in working with their counterparts from across the aisle. This is what happened throughout 2017. Republicans finally had the unified government they craved and promised big things would come. Those promises, for the most part, fell flat.

A look to the past to shape the future

Posted: December 1st, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, News, Top Story | No Comments

By Dave Schwab

A new work of art by a native El Salvadoran muralist, with the help of local artists, will soon join the other iconic murals of Chicano Park; but this one will epitomize the cultural and historical spirit of indigenous people.

The new mural will emerge in the spring of 2018, next to the Chicano Park Herb Garden, located at 2060 Logan Ave. in Barrio Logan.

A rebirth in Bankers Hill

Posted: December 1st, 2017 | Community Profile, Featured, News | No Comments

Longtime Downtown shopkeeper continues his clothing business By Dave Fidlin Ron Ford thought the holiday season of 2016 would be his final one working in retail. But fate had other plans for Ford, a longtime business owner who has operated men’s clothier Ron Stuart in San Diego for the past three and a half decades.

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.

Rappelling for a cause

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

By Morgan M. Hurley | Editor

People with brain cancer face a lot of fears. On Sunday, Dec. 2, the nonprofit Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2) are giving them the opportunity to face a fear they can manage and control; rappelling down the side of a 365-foot building.

In its fifth year in San Diego, Over the Edge for Brain Cancer is a fundraising collaboration involving ABC2; Over the Edge, an adventure experience company that focuses on rappelling events for nonprofits; the Manchester Grand Hyatt; and Encore Event Technologies, the Hyatt’s contracted audio-visual company.

Farewell, Ms. Michell!

By Angela Wells

Our lives are made up of a string of changes — beautiful, daunting, exciting changes.

At the Downtown San Diego Partnership (DSDP), we’ve recently come face-to-face with that reality. Kris Michell, our president and CEO since 2011, has taken a new gig at City Hall, and our search for a new leader has begun.