As the throngs of costumed masses descend once more unto the Gaslamp Quarter for the Comic-Con convention, you might be wondering how it’s going with that whole convention center expansion thingy we’ve been talking about since … forever. It’s not going well. Lisa Halverstadt and Ashly McGlone have pulled together the definitive FAQ. The convention […]
If you travel around the U.S., you’ve probably encountered some handy connections between airports and rail lines. It may be a long walk to get to a subway or a train that connects to a subway (looking at you, JFK and Chicago Midway), but you can do it. Not so much in San Diego. Voila! […]
Last year, the convention center boasted that the annual Comic-Con would land a cool $178 million in local coffers. This year, the estimate clocks in at $136 million. What happened? We happened. Last year, VOSD’s Lisa Halverstadt questioned the convention center’s number-juggling. Among other things, it looked at spending by conventiongoers at 42 conventions attended […]
Got a yard with plants in it? You might be wondering if you can redirect some of the water from your say, showers or washing machines to those thirsty trees and flowers. We’ve got just the answer in a helpful primer about graywater, a topic that’s hardly as icky as it sounds. Graywater is water […]
Every year San Diego takes time to ponder Comic Con and its local impact and whether it, like the Chargers, will threaten to leave for another city suitor. It’s been central to the discussion of an expanded Convention Center. But both Comic-Con and Convention Center representatives told our reporters Ashly McGlone and Lisa Halverstadt that […]
What the new head of the Balboa Park Conservancy brings to the table, the status of post-and-bid at San Diego Unified schools and a rad interactive drought report card for the competitive among us.
All about San Diego’s new bosses, rapping those downtown loos, Rancho Santa Fe mocked over water attitude, San Diego Chicken’s still clucking and local sports fans do have one thing going for them.
Teams blow off city of Carson, legislator targets Robert E. Lee Elementary, judge snuffs kill-all-gays measure, skyway plans loom over downtown and why Del Mar Fair may make you … um … we forget.
It sure sounds like a nice deal: Allow homeowners with bad credit to borrow money to make their homes more energy-friendly though solar panels and low-water landscaping. Then let them pay off loans through their property tax bills. That’s how Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE, programs work. But VOSD’s Lisa Halverstadt finds that there’s […]
Frye calls for a better vision for Mission Valley, selling the stadium (literally), unifying the local water world, brightening (and blightening) the freeway and one chilly way to solve the drought.