Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Oliver took on the Chargers

Oliver lamented professional sports teams’ use of taxpayer money to build beautiful,
multi-billion dollar stadiums despite making millions in revenues from the stadiums for themselves.
“Sports teams are successful businesses with wealthy owners, and yet they still get our help,” he said.

Friday, July 10, 2015

NPCA ~ July 10, 2105

Concert This Weekend
For over a decade these free, family-friendly concerts have drawn hundreds of people to the beautiful Bird Park setting for picnics, dancing, and enjoying the music of local talent. 
Join us from 5:30pm - 7:30pm at Bird Park (Upas St @ 28th Street in North Park) this Saturday. Please no alcohol, glass, grills, or unleashed dogs. See you at Bird Park!
Did you know that one Bird Park Summer Concert Series costs the North Park Community Association between $19,000 and $20,000 to produce?  All funding has to be privately raised and you can help.
To make a tax deductible donation or become an NPCA Member online please visit: membership.northparksd.org
Danny and the Tramp (DNT)
July 11th 2015, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Music Type: Rock
Band Website

North Park debates walking vs. parking
By Ken Williams | Editor Is walkability a good thing for North Park? Should the community be more accommodating of buses and bicycles? Is parking more important than safer accessibility for pedestrians and bicyclists? What's good for local businesses?

Thieves steal from North Park home as homeowner sleeps
SAN DIEGO - A homeowner in North Park is shaken after thieves broke into his home while he was asleep. The home invasion happened Thursday morning in the 4600 block of Texas Street. Carlo Toribio says he hasn't gotten much sleep since the incident.

3 fires break out in abandoned North Park building
SAN DIEGO - Three separate fires broke out inside an abandoned North Park building late Sunday night. The fires broke out before 11:45 p.m. at a two-story building at the intersection of Texas Street and Howard Avenue. Someone at a McDonald's across the street noticed smoke coming from the building and called 911.

TargetExpress to open in South Park in the fall
Ken Williams - Editor, San Diego Uptown News July 6th, 2015 Photo credit: Target An architectural rendering shows how the TargetExpress store in South Park will look, preserving the vintage 1960s building. TargetExpress will open Oct. 7 in South Park, according to Target, in a remodeled mid-century building that was constructed by Safeway in the early 1960s.

Friday, July 3, 2015

NPCA ~ Weekly News July 03, 2015

4th of July Guide: Where to celebrate Independence Day
SAN DIEGO - There's no shortage of 4 th of July events this weekend. Overwhelmed with options? We've got you covered. Here's a full list of what's happening this Saturday. Camp Pendleton: Del Mar Beach Bash for service members and families starting 10 a.m.

Custom Bakery / Dessert Shop to Purchase Equipment
Heaven Sent Desserts is raising funds for Custom Bakery / Dessert Shop to Purchase Equipment on Kickstarter! Bringing North Park quality time through desserts since 2005. Seeking new equipment for new desserts!

Pear Pearson: Master builder and master businessman
By Katherine Hon It is rare to get a glimpse into the minds of North Park builders from before the 1930s. They and most of their children have passed on, leaving unlabeled photographs and bits of paperwork to be puzzled over by grandchildren and distant relatives.

Firefighters knock down garage fire in North Park
SAN DIEGO - A garage fire caused about $100,000 in damage in North Park early Monday before firefighters were able to extinguish it. The detached garage at 2711 Felton Street caught fire just before 5 a.m. and spread to nearby vegetation.

Water Main Project to Impact Traffic on University Avenue
An $18.7 million water pipe replacement project will mean traffic delays along University Avenue starting next week. The city of San Diego says 4.33 miles of water mains have reached the end of their service life under the street.

Man threatens North Park family at knifepoint
SAN DIEGO - A family had to be rescued by firefighters from a second-story apartment after a drunken man pulled a knife on a teen boy early Friday morning in North Park. According to San Diego police, the incident began at 4 a.m.

Witnesses Testify in North Park Attacks Case
The man accused of attacking several women in North Park last summer heard from some of his accusers Monday in a pretrial hearing. David Angelo Drake II, 23, was arrested in September and accused of assaults on seven women.

Man robs North Park 7-Eleven at knife-point
SAN DIEGO -- A man who robbed a 7-Eleven store in North Park at knife-point was behind bars Friday. The suspect picked up a few items and approached an employee at the convenience store at the corner of University Avenue and Texas Street around 11:15 p.m. Thursday.