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Countering the messages of hate

Posted: September 1st, 2017 | Congressional Watch, Featured, News | No Comments

By Andy Cohen | Congressional Watch

On Saturday, Aug. 11 and 12, a group of “white nationalists” (a watered-down term intended to normalize white supremacists) took to the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, and the campus of the University of Virginia, in what was billed as a “Unite the Right” rally, ostensibly to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

Mortuary marks its 100th year

Posted: August 4th, 2017 | Featured, News, Profiles | No Comments

Community celebration planned for Aug. 9 By Jess Winans The Merkley-Mitchell Mortuary in Hillcrest will be celebrating its centennial on Wednesday, Aug. 9, with an open house for the community. “Beyond funeral services, we feel strongly that the mortuary role is to carry on the legacy of the citizens of that community,” said Sean Bulthuis, […]

Ponce’s takes top spot as Atkins honors local small businesses

Posted: August 4th, 2017 | Featured, News | No Comments

By SDCNN Staff Ponce’s Mexican Restaurant, located in the Kensington neighborhood of Uptown, received a top honor June 6 by Sen. Toni G. Atkins. During the annual California Small Business Day luncheon in Sacramento, Atkins bestowed the 39th Senatorial District’s 2017 “Small Business of the Year” on the local Mexican restaurant, held at the Sheraton […]

New sales representative joins SDCNN

Posted: August 4th, 2017 | Featured, News, Profiles | No Comments

Brenda Vergara brings 15 years of experience to the network By Jess Winans The San Diego Community News Network (SDCNN) has welcomed a new sales representative, Brenda Vergara. Vergara will primarily focus her sales in the various neighborhoods of Downtown, for the monthly San Diego Downtown News, one of six papers in the SDCNN network.

Congressional Watch: The issues around DACA

Posted: August 4th, 2017 | Congressional Watch, Featured, News | No Comments

By Andy Cohen | Congressional Watch  Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, immigration became, once again, one of the key “policy” issues nationwide. I use quotes because there was not much real policy to the pronouncements. Primarily there was vitriol, paranoia and outright bigotry aimed at the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants estimated to be currently living […]

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.