|Ballast Point Brewing's dance with zoning issues to open its new India Street brewpub is detailed by Voice of San Diego's Andrew Keatts. Link below. Photo courtesy of VOSD via Ballast Point Brewing.|
Checking in with San Diego’s alternative news sources.
HIGH FLYING BREW.
Breweries in town and regionally are opening up faster than some zoning codes can accommodate them. Case in point is a story by Voice of San Diego’s Andrew Keatts, who used Ballast Point Brewing’s new India Street location as an example of zoning “issues” au jour.
LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL.
State Assembly speaker Toni Atkins, San Diego and erstwhile North Parker, just won an all for charity sushi making contest in Sacramento. Her California Roll wowed the judges. Time for a local restaurant to parlay this into an sushi making event with Toni, who when she was District 3 councilperson worked hard to improve the quality of life in North Park and the City. Link to Toni’s reaction to winning her Sushi competition: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwImGof4bj0
Club Director Terry Williams just pointed out on the San Diego Press Club facebook page that NBC San Diego 7 is looking for an assignment editor. She pointed out interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through the www.nbcunicareers.com site, job #3219BR.
In an investigative piece which aired on KPBS on July 19 Brooke Williams, inewsource and Claire Trageser, KPBS penned “...Election law experts say Carl DeMaio is walking a blurry line by leading a tax-exempt political advocacy group while running for Congress...” For the complete article:
The reason it is posted here is because the article highlights how dark money (anonymous, unlimited funds) go to local level candidates for better or worse.
|Is there anything left to invent?|
OK, now that the wheel has been invented it’s time for all local mothers of invention to move on to the next greatest thing. San Diego Metro magazine reports nominations for the 2013 Most Innovative New Product Awards will open on Monday. CONNECT continues its 26-year tradition of honoring San Diego's innovation leaders and celebrating the revolutionary new products launched within the last year. More than 100 San Diego-based companies will compete. Nominations are being accepted through Aug. 30 in the following categories: Sport & Active Lifestyle Technologies; Aerospace and Security Technologies; Communications and IT; Hardware and General Technology; Life Sciences: Diagnostics and Research Tools; Life Sciences: Medical Products; Mobile Apps; Software Sustainability. Info:
North Park based City Beat delivered its take on how well Mayor Bob Filner is doing in office. Seems to be the biggest story going and the hardest to keep balanced. Thought Nik Wallenda had a tough job being balanced—not compared with Filner coverage locally. But, City Beat came through.
San Diego-based craft beer magazine publisher Mike Shess announced hard copies of its separate Southern California magazine--Westcoaster Southern California--has been distributed in the LA, Santa Barbara, Orange County areas and can be found free online at
Speaking of alternative news voices, The San Diego Free Press recently held its one year anniversary potluck at Golden Hill Park. If you didn’t get an invite, no worries either did we, but SDFP did post party pix of its birthday bash. I would have brought my killer guacamole dip.
MEET MYRTLE COLE.State Assembly majority leader Toni Atkins is lending her name to a debt retirement fundraiser for new 4th District City Councilmember Myrtle Cole on June 30 between 2 and 3:30 pm at the LeSar Development Consultants Office, 2410 First Avenue. The meet and greet reception is also co-hosted by Assemblymember Shirley Weber, former State Senator Christine Kehoe and Jennifer Lesar. RSVP to Judy Walsh-Jackson 619-947-55 or firstname.lastname@example.org/
MEET MYRTLE COLE.