Author Archives: Tori Altona

About Tori Altona

Likes: Walking, writing, winter as a vacation destination. Dislikes: Cars, drought, PB.

SANDAG frees up $800M for more green transportation projects… to be built 30 years from now

By choosing a less ambitious expansion of Interstate-5, the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) just got $800 million dollars to spend on other projects. In recent years, the agency has ranked transportation projects by need. So when money falls … Continue reading

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Del Mar opening day breaks attendance records, and my patience

Yesterday, in case you missed it, was opening day at the Del Mar Race Track. I enjoy going to the races. It’s generally fun. According to the Daily Racing form, yesterday had an “all-time record crowd of 46,588.” It also … Continue reading

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Military represented for the first time in San Diego Gay Pride Parade

This past weekend, for the first time ever, active duty military personnel marched in a gay pride parade without fear of losing their jobs. According to Reuters about 250 people, both active duty and veteran, marched in the parade. I’m … Continue reading

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Why would anyone go low car in San Diego?

I recently totaled my SUV. Technically, it wasn’t even mine. It was my parents. Due to strange/lucky timing on my part, my dad had just bought a new Nissan Leaf and so I now have my dad’s old car. I went from … Continue reading

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Despite restrictions, San Diego gets first approved dispensary

In an unincorporated part of El Cajon, San Diego just got its first approved medical marijuana dispensary. Apparently, for the exorbitant fee of $11,000, Mother Nature Healing Alternative Cooperative can open up shop. If you have a card and want to visit, expect to … Continue reading

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Are sales signs going up for the Union-Tribune?

The San Diego Union-Tribune may be on the market soon. According to a recent LA Times article, Platinum Equity, the Beverly Hills equity firm that bought the UT from the Copley family two years ago, has hired a New York … Continue reading

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San Diegans don’t care if backyard chickens ruffle city’s feathers

Local food trend is all over San Diego. It is obvious from the Farmer’s Markets are popping up all over the county. It’s not so strange considering the rising prices of food that some people are looking to get their protein … Continue reading

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