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2008 

I thought it might be useful and interesting to highlight a different downtown neighborhood each week.  Whether you live here in Downtown San Diego, or are considering a move to this area, it is both interesting and beneficial to know a little bit about the history of the Downtown...specifically ...
07/11/2008
Parks are a vital part to downtown and urban living...a concrete jungle does not suffice.  Open spaces where city-dwellers can bike, run, bring their dogs and families, read, nap, or just enjoy some greenery really enriches a city environment.  We have Balboa Park here in San Diego that is world ...
07/11/2008
The Fourth of July is not only San Diego's busiest beach day of the year with hundreds of thousands flocking to the shoreline to enjoy a day of sand, sun, and fun. Unfortunately, anyone who's seen the aftermath also knows that the holiday produces the most trash and litter of any other beach day....
07/11/2008
San Diego is full of good-old-fashion-summer-fun.  The 27th ANNUAL U.S. OPEN SANDCASTLE COMPETITION in Imperial Beach, California will be held on Sunday July 13, 2008 with professional and amateur sand carving teams competing in the largest sand castle building contest for more than $22,000 in c...
07/11/2008
San Diego county builders bring home the gold!  The Pacific Coast Builders Conference is the largest show for builders on the West Coast and is held in the Moscone Center in San Francisco yearly.  This year's theme was "Power. Forward. Sustain." which focused on helping homebuilders succeed in a ...
07/11/2008
In San Diego there is never a lack of events on the 4th of July.  Fireworks line the Harbor and bay and numerous other San Diego spots.  What are you doing?  Not sure yet?  Here's a list of San Diego 4th of July events close to downtown. North CountyCarlsbadLegoland's Red, White and BoomWhere: Le...
07/02/2008
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Alright, many of us have our ear glued to our cell phones throughout the day, some of our jobs even revolve around it.  Seems we can do everything while talking on them.  Changing, eating, bathing...but after July 1st, driving is out, well kind of.  Many residents across San Diego County are rush...
07/02/2008
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  Living in the city is a blast.  There is never a dull moment between Padre Games, nightlife and the constant movement that an urban life provides.  Between work and city play many of us city-dwellers may find it necessary for some R-and-R.  Yoga is a great way to slow down, stretch our work-day...
07/02/2008
I thought that it would be appropriate to write a blog on gas prices and urban development as the price of oil jumped today to an unbelievable $140 a barrel.  Many experts predict that gas prices will continue to rise throughout the rest of the year.  If the price of a barrel of oil hits $150, a...
07/02/2008
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