Application for Construction of Large Church in Del Cerro Was Properly Denied
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By Michael Livingston of Save Del Cerro On January 9, 2024, in a 6-2 vote, San Diego City Council denied the All People’s Church (“APC”) application to build a 54,476 square foot, 900 seat facility, with over a dozen classrooms, over 20 offices, over 350 parking spaces, along with a 71,010 square foot two-level parking structure, at the intersection of Interstate 8, College Avenue and Del Cerro Boulevard.  In response, APC filed a federal lawsuit alleging religious discrimination.  All Peoples Church v. City of San Diego 24 CV 0562 TWR-MSB. The City Council denied APC’s application b ..read more
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Point Loma’s Portuguese Festa 2024
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It's More Than Just The “Wow” Dresses By Colleen O'Connor The annual Portuguese Festa de Espirito Santo has a 100 plus year tradition. It is family oriented, based in devout Catholicism, an affinity for the Portuguese community, their fishing history, and a bit of fun. A joy in serious times. The parade on Sunday, with High Mass to follow, was delightful. Bands, lots of children in costumes, and dresses ..read more
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Sign Surfrider Petition to Keep Public Access to San Onofre Beach
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Surfrider has launched a petition directed toward decision makers to keep public access  to San Onofre State Beach. Here's their statement on the Petition. California’s State Parks’ lease allowing public access to San Onofre State Beach expires in August 2024. Without a lease renewal or extension, we could lose public access to this valuable stretch of coastline and world-renowned surf breaks indefinitely! Make your voice heard by these key leaders and decision-makers ..read more
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March for Animal Rights — Downtown San Diego to Little Italy: Saturday, May 18
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Hundreds of activist will march for animal rights from Pantoja Park in downtown San Diego starting this Saturday May 18th at 10 AM. The march will go to Little Italy and then end back at Pantoja Park. There will be large, colorful art depictions of animals along with a "Barbie" theme ..read more
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More Outside Agitators Found at UC Irvine
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Cheswicks to Close After Memorial Weekend – Will Reopen With New Name and New Owners
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From SanDiegoVille / May 20, 2024 The tiny biker bar with a big window, San Diego's decades-old Cheswick's West is under new ownership in Ocean Beach and will soon close to rebrand into a different concept. In 1983, Ocean Beach resident Dean Hall opened Cheswicks West. Over the more than 40 years in business, the dive bar has hosted eclectic blend of patrons ranging from bikers, to surfers, to hippies and musicians, and everyone in between. Last year, a large brawl occurred outside of Cheswick's, resulting in a stabbing and multiple people injured. Reportedly 17 Hells Angeles were indicte ..read more
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Uptown Planners Need Your Support — Today, Tuesday, May 21
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by Mat Wahlstrom City Council will be deciding today, Tuesday, 5/21 on whether Uptown's current Community Planning Group (CPG), Uptown Planners, will continue or whether a new CPG proposed by a group calling itself Vibrant Uptown will be chosen to take over advising the city on how our community feels about development. We need your support on Tuesday! The developers who want to make Uptown into the new Downtown will be coming out in force. The people who promote 20 to 30 story high rise apartments will be there. The people who oppose off-street parking requirements in new buildings will be th ..read more
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Hillcrest Is Ground Zero for San Diego’s War on Community Planning Groups
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By Kate Callen / Times of San Diego / May 16, 2024 If you’re wondering why Uptown Planners has become a prime target of City Hall’s war on planning groups, the battle over the unpopular Plan Hillcrest offers a case study. When the Uptown community first questioned the city’s radical proposal to shoehorn more density into an already congested community, the planning group went to work. After seeing what looked like development overreach — 50,000 new residents, 30-story buildings – they requested public records that might elucidate how this startling proposal was conceived and crafted. The city ..read more
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Update on Status of OB Town Council and OB Community Foundation
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The following is from the Board of the OBCF May 15 Town Hall Recap: Public Statement Regarding the Status of OBTC & OBCF The Ocean Beach Community Foundation held a town hall meeting on Wednesday, May 15 at 7:00 pm to discuss the status and facts of the OBTC and OBCF organizations with the community. Below is a summary of our public statement from this Town Hall: Introduction As a board, we have a lot of information to share tonight, so we respectfully request to present everything before receiving comments and questions from the audience. This is an interim report, as work is still underw ..read more
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The OB Kite Festival 2024 — A Video
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Check out Charles Landon's video on the OB Kite Festival ..read more
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