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San Diego Takes Home The Gold

By Mike in June 2008 with 0 Comments

downtown-san-diego-real-estate/san-diego-takes-home-the-gold/214/ 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 years theme was Power. Forward. Sustain. which focused on helping homebuilders succeed in a challenging marketplace and being prepared  Continue…

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4th of July Celebrations

By Mike in June 2008 with 0 Comments

downtown-san-diego-urban-lifestyle/4th-of-july-celebrations/211/ 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? Heres a list of San Diego 4th of July events close to downtown. North County Carlsbad Legoland’s Red, White and  Continue…

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Motormouths Beware

By Mike in June 2008 with 0 Comments

downtown-san-diego-urban-lifestyle/motormouths-beware/212/ 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 rushing to buy  Continue…

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Free Your Mind

By Mike in June 2008 with 0 Comments

downtown-san-diego-urban-lifestyle/free-your-mind/213/ 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 stagnant  Continue…

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Higher Gas Prices Mean More Urban Development

By Mike in June 2008 with 0 Comments

downtown-san-diego-urban-lifestyle/higher-gas-prices-mean-more-urban-development/210/ 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  Continue…

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Canine Surfing Competition

By Mike in June 2008 with 0 Comments

downtown-san-diego-urban-lifestyle/canine-surfing-competition/209/ This weekend is the 3rd Annual Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition. Spend this weekend at the beach while helping raise money for a good cause. Saturday, June 28th See Spot surf during the Loews Dog Surfing Competition – the nations original surfing competition for mans best friend. Last year, 47 surf dogs  Continue…

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Italian Planner looks to San Diego for Smart Growth ideas

By Mike in June 2008 with 0 Comments

downtown-san-diego-urban-lifestyle/italian-planner-looks-to-san-diego-for-smart-growth-ideas/204/ I recently read an interesting article in the Union Tribune titled Italian planner marvels at San Diegos smart-growth tenets. It was fascinating hearing a Europeans point of view on San Diegos city planning and development. It is very popular for American architects and planners to travel to Europe to study how the Old World  Continue…

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Progress in the neighborhood

By Pete in June 2008 with 0 Comments

downtown-san-diego-real-estate/progress-in-the-neighborhood/208/ So what was originally going to be a block with an additional 300-some condos to add to our market is now becoming a boutique hotel, Hotel Indigo and a luxury apartment High Rise, Strata. The cranes are up on both sites and concrete is being poured. Our skyline is improving yet again!

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Green Port Program

By Mike in June 2008 with 0 Comments

downtown-san-diego-urban-lifestyle/green-port-program/206/   The Port of San Diego was formed in 1962 to serve as a sort of steward for San Diego Bay. The Port of SD is in charge of managing the Bay’s valuable social, economic and environmental resources. If you live in San Diego, or have even briefly visited us here, you understand the  Continue…

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FHA Financing Just Got a Little Easier for Bank Owned property Buyers

By Chad in June 2008 with 0 Comments

downtown-san-diego-real-estate/fha-financing-just-got-a-little-easier-for-bank-owned-property-buyers/202/ Many of you have called and with questions about the low 3% down FHA financing that is currently available. In the past, FHA financing criteria have excluded bank owned properties for 90 days as well as certain communities that were not “FHA approved” from eligible for FHA financing. FHA financing just got a  Continue…

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East Village’s Cowboy Star

By Mike in June 2008 with 0 Comments

downtown-san-diego-urban-lifestyle/east-villages-cowboy-star/188/ Ah yes…another genius business now in the East Village…Cowboy Star. This will be the first restaurant in the East Village to be servin’-up a contemporary American-Western cuisine. The atmosphere is urban-sheik-cowboy, with exposed beam ceilings, cowboy accents and a kind of modern, contemporary saloon exterior. The 92101 team went to lunch there the other  Continue…

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Little Italy Mercato

By Mike in June 2008 with 0 Comments

downtown-san-diego-urban-lifestyle/little-italy-mercato/199/ Beginning this month on the 7th, every Saturday morning, year-round from 9am to 1:30pm, Date Street from India to State will be closed to through traffic so organic fruit stands, seafood, cheese and olive oil purveyors, bread bakers and chefs can sell their goods to downtown resident’s and visitors. There will even be a  Continue…

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2008 San Diego County Fair

By Mike in June 2008 with 0 Comments

downtown-san-diego-urban-lifestyle/2008-san-diego-county-fair/197/ The 2008 San Diego County Fair will run from Saturday, June 14 through Sunday, July 6 and closed two Mondays, June 16 and 23. This years theme is ”Summer of Sports” which will celebrate a wide variety of sports at all levels, from youth to professional. Events this year will include a Reggae Festival  Continue…

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Beautifying Our Streets

By Mike in June 2008 with 0 Comments

downtown-san-diego-urban-lifestyle/beautifying-our-streets/200/ This week Little Italy becomes the inaugural site in a series of beautification plans for Downtown San Diego. 400 brightly colored planters and hanging baskets began to line India Street. The project is aimed to provide a softer urban feel by adding more color and life to the streetscape. Great urban environments throughout the  Continue…

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Bragging about my ‘hood

By Pete in June 2008 with 0 Comments

downtown-san-diego-urban-lifestyle/bragging-about-my-hood/173/ Have you seen the new Toyota commercials? Huh? Have you? They are awesome! Ya know why? Because they show Toyota’s driving around our awesome downtown neighborhood and it clearly shows my Loft! The killer orange paneled building is called Fahrenheit, and it is awesome and that is where I live. Never leaving. Ever. It  Continue…

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Trolley Removes fare Zones

By Pete in June 2008 with 0 Comments

downtown-san-diego-urban-lifestyle/trolley-removes-fare-zones/191/ An article in today’s paper talks about an increase in trolley fares, along with bus fare as well. It will now cost $2.50 to go through Downtown as opposed to $1.50 however… the zone has been removed. So you just pay $2.50 as opposed to $1.50 then $3. Check out the article and hop  Continue…

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San Diego Restaurant Week

By Mike in June 2008 with 0 Comments

downtown-san-diego-urban-lifestyle/san-diego-restaurant-week/187/ San Diego is packed with a ‘vast arrary of culinary delights’ as many reviewers may say. I live in the heart of it all, surrounded by some of this regions best restaurants, chefs and atmospheres…this can get costly. So the urbanist often has to cut back on the eating-out-every-night-of-the-week routine leaving so many opportunities  Continue…

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Keeping San Diego Bay Clean: Volunteers Needed This Weekend

By Mike in June 2008 with 0 Comments

downtown-san-diego-urban-lifestyle/keeping-san-diego-bay-clean-volunteers-needed-this-weekend/189/ This weekend, you can take part in keeping San Diego clean. Hundreds of volunteers will gather at San Diego Bay to participate in one of California’s largest environmental clean up events. Operation Clean Sweep, presented by the San Diego Port Tenants Association in partnership with the Port of San Diego, will take place on  Continue…

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Foodie Blog: The Corner

By Pete in June 2008 with 0 Comments

downtown-san-diego-urban-lifestyle/foodie-blog-the-corner/179/ To take an exerpt from Common’s hit, “the Corner”… “The Corner was our Rock of Gibraltar, our Stonehenge, Our Taj Mahal, our monument, our testimonial to freedom, to peace, to love, down on the Corner”… the only part they left out in there was how awesome the burgers are. Bacon cheeseburger? Mmmmmmmm… the basic  Continue…

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