Sunday, March 31, 2013

A Collect for Easter Day

"Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord's resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by your life-giving Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen."

- A Collect for Easter Day -

Monday, March 18, 2013


Do Know Your Hoods?
How well do you know your San Diego geography? Do you know your Cherokee Point from your Burlingame? This Code for America project "Click that 'hood!" invites you to test your local neighborhood knowledge while the clock is ticking.

The map uses data pulled from SANDAG to identify the boundaries of each neighborhood, and some neighborhoods are definitely missing (Uptown, you've been dissed). I took the easy test, which asks you to identify only 20 of the possible 93 neighborhoods. I gave up after several minutes of searching for one specific neighborhood.

So for all my readers in the neighborhood of Birdland, rest assured I meant you no insult, but I just haven't the foggiest idea where you live in our beloved city. Send me a postcard, it sounds nice there.

Seth Hall is a local writer and technologist. You can reach him at or follow him on Twitter: @loteck.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

North Park Theatre to Close?

Posted: 03 Mar 2013 08:23 AM PST
The intersection of 30th Street and University Avenue is the physical center of North Park, as well as the hub the commercial and cultural activity in the neighborhood.  In the early 1900s this corner earned the moniker of "Busy Corner", a title that would be fitting today as well.  Standing at Busy Corner throughout the years would give a clear view of the many changes that have occurred throughout the decades since the first homes and businesses appeared in the first decade of the 1900s. In 2012, after filing for bankruptcy, the Lyric Opera  sold the mortgage note on the property to David Cohen, owner of the West Coast Tavern that is housed in the front of the theatre building.  Mr. Cohen is now trying to foreclose on the Lyric Opera and take ownership of the building.  A hearing on the issue took place before Judge Margaret Mann in downtown San Diego on Wednesday, February 27th, but no ruling was issued and the case will be continued on March 7. Pending a decision in court there are many possibilities for the future of the space but no clear direction.