Friday, August 7, 2015


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:
Scott Martin Band
August 8th 2015, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Music Type: Latin, Soul Jazz
Band Website

'Stunning' effort by neighbors helps nab bike thief
SAN DIEGO - A man suspected in dozens of bike thefts in the past week is behind bars, after a remarkable neighborhood effort to track him down. Late Saturday night in South Park, a loud noise sent Sue Askew running out of her house on Elm Street.

Woman pistol-whipped during North Park robbery
SAN DIEGO - A woman was recovering after being pistol-whipped during one of two overnight robberies in North Park, police said. The first occurred on the 3900 block of Iowa Street at 11:05 p.m. A man was walking down the street when he was mugged by two suspects with a handgun.

Bike-sharing off to bumpy start
San Diego's first experiment with the worldwide trend of bike-sharing has been a bumpy ride so far. Use of the city's large network of rental stations has been modest since they began operating in January, and community leaders complain the company running the network is cherry-picking lucrative locations instead of focusing on sites that would get commuters out of their cars.

Legal Challenge to Jacobs Plan for Balboa Park Isn't Over
A little more than two years after an ambitious, controversial plan for Balboa Park was rejected by a San Diego Superior Court judge, the so-called Jacobs plan is back on the table - barely. A few months have passed since a state appellate court overturned Superior Court Judge Timothy Taylor's ruling, clearing the way for San Diego to reconsider the project.

What to do about the homeless in San Diego?
Everybody seems to be concerned about dealing with the homeless in San Diego, and two community groups in the Uptown area recently conducted public meetings to debate the hot-button issue. Meanwhile, San Diego Uptown News followed up with the Hillcrest Business Association to find out how its pilot program with the Alpha Project is working out.

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