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VOLUME 3 ISSUE 12


June 10–23, 2011 OLD TOWN • MISSION HILLS • HILLCREST ➤➤ FEATURE P. 5 BANKERS HILL • UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS • NORTH PARK • SOUTH PARK • GOLDEN HILL • NORMAL HEIGHTS • KENSINGTON • TALMADGE New


musical artist


emerges in


Hillcrest.


Redistricting could change incumbents’ eligibility to represent communities, political


analyst says ➤➤ DINING P. 11


Term limits may also be affected


By Margie M. Palmer SDUN Reporter


Thai Joint safe for tender tongues and pepper palates.


➤➤ MUSIC P. 13


While the San Diego Redistrict- ing Commission is not scheduled to make a final determination as to new Council district lines until the end of this year, some question how new community boundaries may affect incumbents’ eligibility to serve the communities they cur- rently represent.


Political analyst Chris Crotty,


president of Crotty Consulting, Inc., said that because the Redistricting Commission is working to create a new district entirely, “incumbent elected official[s] could end up be-


see Redistricting, page 15


Modern day crooner debuts latest CD at Lestat’s.


➤➤ TRAVEL P. 21


Camping in Paris:


Romance on a


budget


Improvement P. 24


WORKSHOP ON PROPOSED


NORTH PARK MINI-PARK


DRAWS CROWD


Park would connect residential area and business district “Community input at these meetings will further


By Dave Schwab SDUN Reporter


About 50 Uptown residents provided input during


a five-hour, city-sponsored charrette/workshop, Sat. June 4, on the proposed North Park Mini-Park. City engineers and planners heard their concerns, and will evaluate public comment over the next sev- eral weeks before returning to the community in Sep- tember with a more detailed plan for what the rede- velopment project might entail. The project’s website will announce the time and location at: sandiego.gov/ engineering/projectsprograms/northparkminipark.


refine the design of the mini-park and the associated streetscapes, said Pierrette Storey, senior city public information officer with the Engineering & Capital Projects Department, which is overseeing the project. The North Park Mini-Park and Associated


Streetscape Improvements Project is proposed to in- clude the half-acre urban parcel directly behind the existing Birch North Park Theatre, which includes the completion of the parking structure at North Park Way and 29th Street.


see Park, page 17 San Diego City Council votes to ease


restrictions on community gardens Ordinance is an opportunity for urban agriculture to take root, garden community network says


By Celene Adams SDUN Editor


San Diego City Council has voted to Index


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Former City Councilmember Donna Frye and District 3 Council- member Todd Gloria announce ease of restrictions on community garden, June 1.


ease restrictions on community gardens. In a unanimous vote Tues., June 7, the Council voted to abolish the requirement for permits for community gardens, as long as gardens comply with Municipal Code requirements. The new ordinance also allows the onsite sale of produce grown in commercial and industrial zones and


“Safe Ride Home” initiative


debuts in time for summer Local businesses partner with first-in-nation pre-paid cab card service


The statewide RADD California Coali- tion, a non-profit road safety organization, has announced a pre-paid electronic taxi card designed to reduce DUI injuries and impairment on the road. Sixty-five bars and restaurants throughout San Diego, have affiliated themselves with the ser- vice, along with Yellow Cab of San Diego. “I’m pleased to say that San Diego


[is] … the first city in the United States to offer the RADD/My Safe Ride Home pre-paid taxi card program,” said a re-


lease from the non-profit road safety or- ganization.


RADD also announced local musicians


Ruby Summer as spokespersons to relay the message to teens and young adults. “Our mutual message is very simple,” the musical duo said, “Plan ahead, call a cab or use a designated driver.” The pre-paid cards, which can be or- dered online, via phone app., or at partic-


see Ride, page 20


removes the requirement for gardens to have city water meters, which cost $14,000. District 3 Councilmember Todd Gloria, who championed such changes during his service as chair of the Land Use and Hous- ing Committee, said, “For years, I have been getting the message from San Diegans that community gardens can improve the qual- ity of life for individuals who otherwise would not have an opportunity to garden.”


see Garden, page 2


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