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The Best San Diego Travel Tips From Our Readers

Over 150 Lifehacker readers left tips this week on visiting or living in San Diego. Even locals who don’t like the city chipped in with some good tips. That’s how chill San Diegans are. We’ve featured all the best comments on the Staff tab under the original post, and gathered a few highlights below.Read more...
Tags: Travel, California, Tell US, Cities, San Diego, Lifehacks, Us Travel, San Diegans, Best San Diego Travel


Travel to Eat: My Favorite Food Moments of 2018

I write about food a lot on this site, but with good reason. I firmly believe that it’s the most important aspect of the travel experience, forming some of our strongest memories through taste and smell. It’s also the fastest way to learn about a new culture and what the people value. More than anything else though, it’s just a lot of fun. There’s nothing better than snacking your way through a foreign market, or tentatively ordering a meal, not quite sure what you’ve gotten yourself into. It c...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Mexico, India, Disney, America, Frankfurt, Ireland, Missouri, San Diego, New Mexico, Dublin, Iceland, Oklahoma, Disneyland, Illinois


Alexander: It’s time to change the Chargers’ narrative

It is time to change the Chargers’ narrative. Time to stop yapping about empty seats, opposing fans, a matchbox stadium and a fan base of as yet undetermined (but relatively small) size. And, as much as our friends in San Diego don’t want to hear this, it’s probably time to stop arguing and fuming about a franchise move that, ill-advised as it was, is now two seasons old.  (Though San Diegans are still welcome to hate-watch, as TV ratings indicate many of them apparently still do.) More to the p...
Tags: London, Sports, NFL, Raiders, Sport, Ap, Soccer, San Diego, Chargers, Melvin Gordon, Philip Rivers, Kansas City, Seattle, Andy Reid, Seahawks, Keenan Allen


Salvation Army hosts annual Thanksgiving dinner

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Thanksgiving feast arrived early for thousands of San Diegans who came to the 35th Annual Salvation Army Thanksgiving dinner. Doors at Golden Hall opened at 11:30 a.m., and dinner was served at noon for 1,300 people. More than 400 volunteers signed up to be cooks and servers for the big event. They served a traditional meal, including turkey, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. The event is made possible by volunteers as well as donations from the community. Guests are from all w...
Tags: News, San Diego, Salvation Army, San Diegans, Golden Hall, 35th Annual Salvation Army Thanksgiving, Salvation Army Lt, Lee Lescano


Uber Expands Its E-Bike Service, Jump, to 2 More West Coast Cities

Hundreds of red, “dockless” electronic bikes appeared on the streets of San Diego and Seattle on Monday, the latest cities in which Uber introduced its e-bike program, Jump. The expansion comes days after Uber began rolling out the bike-sharing service across Los Angeles.The San Francisco-based ride-hailing giant acquired Jump Bikes, a Brooklyn e-bike sharing service, in April.In recent months, San Diegans have seen a rainbow of bikes and scooters dot its roads and walkways. Companies including...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, China, San Francisco, Trends, Brooklyn, Scooters, Innovation, San Diego, Ride Sharing, Seattle, Santa Monica, San Diegans, National blog main


Smoke from Mexico brush fire seen from SD

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A black plume of smoke was spotted across the border from San Diego Wednesday.A brush fire on the Mexico side of the U.S.-Mexico border was spotted by San Diegans from the South Bay to Coronado.According to Cal Fire, the fire was deep in Mexico and not endangering the border area.10NEWS FORECAST: Red flag warning in effect for San Diego CountyThe fire comes as San Diego endures a red flag warning, signaling high winds and fire danger throughout the county.Santa Ana winds have ...
Tags: News, Mexico, San Diego, South Bay, Santa Ana, San Diegans, East County, KGTV, Coronado According


Shipping container homes coming to San Diego

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - For the first time, homes that are built out of shipping containers are coming to San Diego. In a 10News exclusive report, the developers spoke to reporter Jennifer Kastner about how this could be a housing solution for thousands of San Diegans who are struggling to make it in San Diego.   “When you say, ‘shipping containers’, it's like [people] go into the stratosphere,” laughs developer Doug Holmes. He and business partner Michael Copley are with Makana Properties. They’...
Tags: San Diego, Orange County, Holmes, Logan, Logan Heights, San Diegans, KGTV, San Diego When, Making It In San Diego, Jennifer Kastner, Doug Holmes He, Michael Copley, Copley Makana Properties, Makana Properties


Top tips for finding an insurance plan

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The deadline is approaching for millions of Americans to pick their health insurance providers for their company plans.Jeri O’Conner is among the San Diegans who made a change for 2019. She’s switching from Covered California to Medicare. O’Conner had plenty of questions about her options.“This plan will cover this what the deductibles are if there are co-pays cause there are some plans that are zero premiums,” O’Conner said.She got help from an expert, like Tim Thompson. He h...
Tags: California, San Diego, Thompson, San Diegans, Conner, Tim Thompson, Making It In San Diego, Jeri O Conner, Medicare O Conner, Medi Cal Anyone


SDSU West offers timeline after Measure G win

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A proposal to redevelop the SDCCU Stadium site with a professional soccer stadium was handily rejected by voters, who favored a competing plan that will include a new stadium for San Diego State University football, according to final election totals released Wednesday. Voters on Tuesday resoundingly shot down Measure E, the so-called SoccerCity initiative, with "no" votes totaling 69.6 percent. With all San Diego County precincts reporting, roughly 54 percent of voters favored...
Tags: San Diego, San Diego County, La Jolla, San Diegans, San Diego State University, SDSU, Nick Stone, Jack McGrory, San Diego Politics, SDSU West, San Diego City CouncilSDSU West


Upset shifts SD City Council balance of power

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Democrats' 5-4 majority on the technically nonpartisan San Diego City Council will increase to 6-3, a majority immune to Mayor Kevin Faulconer's veto.Democrat physician Jennifer Campbell defeated Republican incumbent District 2 City Councilwoman Lorie Zapf, winning 56 percent to 44 percent.  The subtraction of one Republican could have a major impact in terms of the balance of power. Campbell believes it could have a constructive impact.RELATED: How San Diego County — ...
Tags: Congress, San Diego, San Diego County, Trump, Campbell, San Diegans, Kevin Faulconer, U S House of Representatives, Lorie Zapf, San Diego City Council, Jennifer Campbell, San Diego KGTV, San Diego Politics, John Dadian, Dadian, Campbell Political


San Diego's unofficial 2018 midterms results

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Though there are still votes to be counted, data from the San Diego County Registrar of Voters is showing how residents voted on some of the most widely publicized races this midterm election.While the Registrar's data reports 100 percent of precincts, there are about 490,000 outstanding ballots waiting to be processed — so these numbers are not the county's official results.They do, however, show how San Diegans compare in statewide races. STATE The race for governor ...
Tags: California, San Diego, Republican, Darrell Issa, San Diego County, Dianne Feinstein, Gavin Newsom, Duncan Hunter, Feinstein, Cox, La Mesa, San Diegans, John Cox, Kevin de Leon, Mission Valley, National City


San Diegans run to raise money for paralyzed vet

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — It’s approaching one year since a San Diego Navy Sailor was hurt in an explosion while on deployment, leaving him paralyzed.Saturday, community members rallied together to support wounded sailor, Kenton Stacy, on his journey to recovery. Hundreds of people gathered in Liberty Station for the Stacy Strong 5k.“We feel very blessed,” says Kenton Stacy’s wife, Lindsey. “All the love and support we’ve seen over the last year just has been amazing.”The event had live music, a silent...
Tags: News, Afghanistan, San Diego, Stacy, San Diegans, KGTV, EOD, San Diego Navy, Liberty Station, Kenton Stacy, Stacy Strong, Lindsey All, Navy EOD, Lindsey Stacy


Poway gun store races to sell 1 million rounds

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A Poway gun store is set to sell 1 million rounds of ammunition by the end of the year.It’s called the “1 million round month.” Managers at Poway Weapons and Gear Range are stocking up for the sale that begins on Black Friday. Customers can get their hands on all the ammunition they need before changes come to gun stores next year. The law, which kicks off in July 2019 says, in addition to a gun permit, gun owners will have to pass a background check to buy ammo.RELATED: March...
Tags: News, San Diego, Department Of Justice, San Diegans, Poway, KGTV, Danielle Rudolph, Ron Marcus


SDCCU packed for Navy Notre Dame game

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Fans packed the SDCCU Stadium for the Navy Notre Dame game, the focus for San Diegans revolving not on the friendly rivalry but the fight over what will happen to the landmark."This game is a big game and could be the last game here," Darren Hopkins, 13, said sitting next to his dad in the first row.Saturday night was the ninety-second game between Navy and Notre Dame and the crowd was very supportive of both sides."My dad's in the Navy but we're also big Notre Dame fa...
Tags: News, Navy, San Diego, Chargers, Notre Dame, Darren, San Diegans, KGTV, San Diego State, Dan Hopkins, Soccer City, Navy Notre Dame, Darren Hopkins, Kyle Uminger


SD deputies host National Drug Take Back Day

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego Sheriff's deputies will help San Diegans dispose of unwanted and expired prescription drugs Saturday, as part of a nationwide National Drug Take Back Day.From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., prescription drugs will be collected for free and anonymously at the following locations: Alpine Sheriff's Station- 2751 Alpine Boulevard Poway Sheriff's Station - 13100 Bowron Road Encinitas – Scripps Hospital, 354 Santa Fe Drive Ramona – Albertson's Parking Lot , 1459 M...
Tags: News, Kaiser Permanente, San Diego, DEA, San Diegans, KGTV San Diego Sheriff, Alpine Boulevard Poway Sheriff s Station, Ramona Albertson, Julian Sheriff, Washington Street Sharps, Karen Flowers


SD to establish energy alternative to SDG&E

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego leaders announced plans to establish a government-controlled energy program to compete directly with San Diego Gas and Electric.San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced the Community Choice program Thursday during a release of the city's climate action progress report. Data from the report showed San Diego was ahead of its schedule to cut greenhouse gas emission by 50 percent by 2035.San Diego climate plan calls for the city to operate on 100 percent renewable e...
Tags: News, California, San Diego, Gloria, San Diegans, CCA, Faulconer, Kevin Faulconer, KGTV San Diego, San Diegan, Community Choice, Todd Gloria, Ruben Barrales, Air Coalition, San Diego Gas and Electric San Diego


City Council to consider scooter regulations

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The San Diego City Council's Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee unanimously voted Wednesday to send a suite of proposed regulations on dockless scooters to the full council.Mayor Kevin Faulconer introduced the regulations Oct. 18 after the city spent months wrestling with how to both ensure public safety and allow dockless scooter companies like Bird, Lime, and Razor to continue operating in San Diego.Faulconer's proposal would mandate that scooter compan...
Tags: News, San Diego, Bird, City Council, La Jolla, Gomez, San Diegans, Faulconer, Kevin Faulconer, Balboa Park, Cate, Lorie Zapf, Chris Cate, San Diego City Council, Bry, Zapf


San Diegans receiving duplicate mail-in ballots

Some San Diego voters are making a surprising - and alarming - discovery in their mailboxes.They are receiving duplicate mail-in ballots for the November midterm. "Obviously with such a contested election and everything in the news right now, was this actually something bigger?" said April Segal, a Hillcrest resident who received two ballots.Nearly 70 percent of voters in the county say they will vote via the postal service this November. People from Hillcrest to Tierrasanta to Escondido have re...
Tags: News, DMV, San Diego, San Diegans, Hillcrest, Escondido, Segal, Tierrasanta, April Segal, San Diego Registrar of Voters Michael Vu


DMV kiosks added at more SD grocery stores

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has added more self-service kiosks for San Diegans to renew their vehicle registration. Anyone in San Diego County who needs to process a renewal or obtain a license plate sticker can head to the following grocery stores to use a DMV self-service terminal: 1601 S. Melrose Dr., Vista, CA 92081 (Albertsons) 720 3rd Ave., Chula Vista, CA 91910 (Albertsons) 1509 E. Valley Pkwy., Escondido, CA 92027 (Albertsons) 3455 Del Mar He...
Tags: News, California, Customers, DMV, San Diego, San Diego County, San Diegans, California Department of Motor Vehicles DMV, KGTV, Ralphs, San Ysidro, Carmel Mountain, AAA Auto Clubs, Villa La Jolla Dr La Jolla, Avenida Encinas Carlsbad


Red Flag warning takes effect in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – A Red Flag warning signifying a high risk of dangerous, wind-driven wildfires took effect Friday morning as strong Santa Ana winds and low humidity are forecast for parts of San Diego County. The warning is in effect from 3 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday for the county’s mountain areas and inland valleys. The gusty Santa Ana winds combined with low humidity levels prompted the National Weather Service to declare the warning. Wind gusts of 30 to 45 mph are expected Friday in the typica...
Tags: National Weather Service, News, San Diego, CAL FIRE, San Diego County, Megan, Santa Ana, San Diegans, Julian, City News Service, KGTV, San Diego Fire Rescue, Megan Parry


Governor appoints three San Diegans to panel

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Gov. Jerry Brown today appointed a former Del Mar councilman to the 22nd District Agricultural Association Board of Directors and reappointed two other San Diego County residents to the panel.Brown named Del Mar resident Donald Mosier, 74, to a four-year term on the board that governs the Del Mar Fairgrounds on behalf of the state via a nine-member board of directors. The governor appoints each member of the board to serve a four-year term.The District Agricultural Association ...
Tags: News, Senate, San Diego, Jerry Brown, San Diego County, University Of Southern California, Brown, Board of Trustees, San Diegans, Scripps Research Institute, California Department of Food and Agriculture, MOSIER, CDFA, Del Mar, Del Mar City Council, Rady Children s Hospital


San Diegans to 'dine out for the cure'

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – Thursday, participating San Diego restaurants, bakeries, and coffeehouses will help support the effort to end breast cancer.The 6th annual Susan G. Komen Dine out for the Cure encourages locals to eat at participating locations Thursday during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.Money raised will help women and men fighting breast cancer, supporting costs for ultrasounds, mammograms, and prostheses for uninsured and underinsured women and men.RELATED: New Sharp Coronado bre...
Tags: News, San Diego, San Diegans, KGTV, New Sharp Coronado


In-N-Out Burger gets its own day in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The City of San Diego Tuesday is honoring In-N-Out burger with its very own day ahead of the company’s 70th anniversary. The burger chain has 19 locations throughout San Diego and is, according to the city, one of the last fast food chains that pays employees above minimum wage. Despite its popularity, councilmembers say the fast food chain is being honored due to its charity. The In-N-Out Burger Foundation was established in 1984 with the purpose of helping children who have ...
Tags: News, San Diego, Forbes, San Diegans, Kearny Mesa, SAN DIEGO KGTV The City of San Diego, Nothing Foundation, Chris Cate RELATED, Burger Foundation


City Council passes Styrofoam ban 5-3

SAN DIEGO (KGTV/CNS) – San Diego City Council Monday passed a proposal that bans Styrofoam and single-use plastics in a 5-3 vote. In July, the City Council Rules Committee voted 3-2 in favor of prohibiting the use and sale of containers and other items made with Styrofoam.The measure, proposed by Councilman Chris Ward, prohibits the use and sale of egg cartons, food service containers, coolers, ice chests, pool or beach toys, mooring buoys and navigation markers made partially or completely of p...
Tags: News, California, San Diego, City Council, Ward, San Diegans, Cole, Environmental Services Department, Duggan, City Council District, Chris Ward, Gyres Institute, Chris Duggan, Roger Kube, Myrtle Cole, City Council Rules Committee


In-N-Out Burger to get its own day in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Tuesday, the City of San Diego will honor In-N-Out burger with its very own day ahead of the company’s 70th anniversary.The burger chain has 19 locations throughout San Diego and is, according to the city, one of the last fast food chains that pays employees above minimum wage.Despite its popularity, councilmembers say the fast food chain is being honored due to its charity. The In-N-Out Burger Foundation established in 1984 with the purpose of helping children who have been ...
Tags: News, San Diego, Forbes, San Diegans, Kearny Mesa, KGTV, In N Out Burger Foundation, Nothing Foundation, Chris Cate RELATED


City Council to vote on proposed Styrofoam ban

SAN DIEGO (KGTV/CNS) – The San Diego City Council is scheduled to vote Monday on a proposal that would ban Styrofoam and single-use plastics in the city. In July, the City Council Rules Committee voted 3-2 in favor of prohibiting the use and sale of containers and other items made with Styrofoam. The measure, proposed by Councilman Chris Ward, would prohibit the use and sale of egg cartons, food service containers, coolers, ice chests, pool or beach toys, mooring buoys and navigation markers mad...
Tags: News, California, San Diego, City Council, Ward, San Diegans, Kevin Faulconer, Cole, Environmental Services Department, Surfrider Foundation, Duggan, San Diego City Council, Bry, City Council District, California Restaurant Association, Chris Ward


Poll: SDSU West more likely than Soccer City

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — As San Diegans ready their votes for the fate of Mission Valley's SDCCU Stadium site, a new poll indicates the likelihood of competing measures for the area.In a 10News/San Diego Union-Tribune poll conducted by SurveyUSA, Measure E, also known as the Soccer City Initiative, currently trails 3 to 2 among those surveyed.Measure G, known as SDSU West, leads 2 to 1 among those surveyed. RELATED: Council members endorse competing Mission Valley stadium site plans — despite c...
Tags: City, San Diego, Mls, Chargers, Major League Soccer, San Diego Union Tribune, San Diegans, San Diego State University, Mission Valley, SDSU, KGTV, SurveyUSA, Soccer City, SDCCU Stadium, San Diego Politics, SDSU West


Lightning, flooding, heavy rain hits San Diego

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – Heavy rain brought lightning and flooding to some areas of San Diego, submerging vehicles in some parts of the county.In Coronado, several vehicles became submerged on 1st St. soon after the rain began to pour. In one instance, a local helped to push a stalled vehicle out of the flooded area. Other vehicles had to wait until the water subsided in order to drive out of the area.Signs were eventually posted along 1st St. warning drivers of flooded areas. SATURDAY FORECASTElsewhe...
Tags: News, San Diego, Oceanside, San Diegans, Coronado, SDSU, KGTV Heavy, North San Diego County Hail


Study: San Diego has a lot of annoying neighbors

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Like in any other city across the country, San Diegans can have issues with their neighbors from time to time, but a new study lays out the reasons residents in America’s Finest City have gripes about their neighbors. In a study conducted by home improvement company Improvenet, San Diego ranks 10th among 24 major U.S. cities when it comes to having the most annoying neighbors. Dallas has the most annoying neighbors in America, while Minneapolis has the least annoying neighbors...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, America, San Diego, Dallas, Houston, San Diegans, Miami San Diego, Finest City, Improvenet San Diego, Improvenet


SDG&E wants to eliminate high-usage charge

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - This record hot summer was the first that San Diegans had to pay the state's new high-usage charge on their electric bills. It led to bills as high as $700, and complaints pouring into San Diego Gas and Electric. Now, the utility says the charge - meant to discourage high use - isn't working and should be eliminated."We want to move forward to eliminate this charge and help our customers," said SDG&E spokesman Wes Jones.Jones said the utility understands the frustratio...
Tags: New York, News, San Diego, Electric, Jones, San Diegans, Poway, Public Utilities Commission, KGTV, Jeff Tarzia, Wes Jones Jones, Tarzia