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.

An extreme makeover

Posted: November 3rd, 2017 | Featured, Features, News, Profiles | No Comments

By Dave Fidlin

Editor’s note: This is the final installment of profiles on SOHO’s People in Preservation 2017 awards recipients.

When Hotel Churchill’s doors were closed in 2005, the longtime staple of San Diego’s Downtown landscape faced an uncertain future. Were its best days behind it?

As it turned out, the answer was, “no.”

CicloSDias V rolls through open streets of Downtown

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

By SDCNN Staff

On Sunday, Oct. 29, an estimated 10,000 people on bikes, skates, scooters and on foot moved through the streets of Downtown and Barrio Logan as part of the city’s fifth “open street” event.

Otherwise known as CicloSDias, the event is organized by the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition and is San Diego’s version of the growing movement of open street celebrations that take place all across the U.S. and beyond.

Protect yourself from hepatitis A outbreak

Posted: October 6th, 2017 | Featured, News | No Comments

By Ken Williams | Editor

With 16 local people dead this year from hepatitis A and more than 400 infected by the virus, San Diego city and county officials are warning the public that those numbers are expected to rise before the crisis comes under control. In addition, health officials on Sept. 19 launched a “Vaccination, Sanitation & Education” campaign to urge residents to take up the challenge of helping to stop the spread of the virus.

Congressional Watch: Hunter’s curious case for war

Posted: October 6th, 2017 | Congressional Watch, Featured, News | No Comments

By Andy Cohen | Congressional Watch

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-50) made the news again this month, and once again, not in a good way. Hunter has been no stranger to controversies. Just in the last year he has been caught using campaign funds for personal expenditures; including vacations, private school tuition and school meals for his children, oral surgery, and air travel for his pet bunny, among other things. He also just recently discontinued $3,000 monthly payments to his wife, Margaret, for “consulting work.” Despite having supposedly paid back $62,000 in personal expenditures, Hunter and his campaign are currently under federal investigation for violating campaign finance laws.

Downtown nominees for Orchids and Onions

Posted: September 1st, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Featured, News | No Comments

By SDCNN Staff

The deadline for 2017 Orchids and Onions nominations has now passed and Downtown San Diego has a record-breaking number of nominees in the running for an Orchid at the awards ceremony on Oct. 26, presented by the San Diego Architectural Foundation (SDAF).

The public’s interest in each of nominees determines which of them move forward to a final vote by a panel selected by SDAF.