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Downtown 'Caliente' mural may be destroyed

Caliente mural on California Theatre downtown

If you have ever been downtown, or seen a show at the Civic Theatre, you may have looked up at the skyline on C Street and wondered about the “Caliente!” mural painted on the side of an old building.

That building, the 89-year-old vacant California Theatre, and the painting itself are a part of an on-going debate between developers and historical preservation organizations.

Life-size replica of Noah's Ark will come to San Diego

San Diego is one destination scheduled for this life-size Noah's Ark.

A huge replica of Noah’s Ark will make its way to San Diego sometime in the near future. 

The vessel is larger than a football field and can hold up to 5,000 people.

The project was constructed by Dutch carpenter Johan Huibers who built the ship in the Netherlands four years ago.

Stylish all-you-can-eat sushi buffet coming to Hillcrest

The H20 Sushi and Izakaya location in Northridge.

There is a new all-you-can-eat restaurant coming into Hillcrest. It will take over the space that once belonged to D-Bar.

The Los Angeles based H20 Sushi and Izakaya is moving into the Fifth Avenue location and hopes to garner the same success as neighbors “Snooze” and “Bombay.”

San Diego's Republican Mayor is not blind to climate change

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer is not conservative when it comes to the environment.

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer (R) is no stranger to getting out there in the public and helping out the environment. Whether it’s filling potholes or going on a waste management route with city workers to collect yard clippings, he is passionate about keeping the city clean.

It's rattlesnake season in San Diego, here's what you should know

One rattlesnake found in La Jolla in 2015

As April approaches and people get up and out of their dens, so too do the rattlesnakes.

An interaction with one is rarely deadly, but can cause serious injury.

There are more reports of bites between the months of April and October; an estimated 800 cases each year.

Hillcrest Town Council seats new board

The newly seated Hillcrest Town Council board members are Benny Cartwright, vice chair; Kath Rogers, chair; Rich Grousset, member-at-large; Mary McKenzie, secretary; David Coben, treasurer.

The new board of the Hillcrest Town Council (HTC), led by chair Kath Rogers, presided over its first meeting on Tuesday, April 12. While Rogers and the board members are slowly making some tweaks to the meeting format and structure, this meeting was fairly similar to those of past months and, as usual, was packed with great information and discussion.

Kesha to headline at San Diego Pride 2016

Kesha is confirmed to headline at San Diego Pride 2016

San Diego Pride is getting the star treatment this year.

It has been announced that Kesha will headline the event which happens on the weekend of July 16 and 17, 2016.

Kesha stormed onto the scene of dance pop in the summer of 2010, with her hit “Tik Tok” going all the way to number one.

Hillcrest arsonist video released, police ask for public's help

Suspect in Hillcrest arson case caught on camera

San Diego police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man they believe is responsible for the rash of fires that were set in Hillcrest last month.

A surveillance video shows a man dressed in black with a gray hoodie over his head.

He can be seen approaching a dumpster and igniting some sort of incendiary device then tossing it inside.

Anthony Bernal and Chris Ward debate for District Three on Apr. 28

Anthony Bernal and Chris Ward will debate for District Three

One of big questions in San Diego during this election year is who will replace Todd Gloria in District Three?

On Thursday, April 28, the two candidates who hope to take over for Councilmember Gloria, Anthony Bernal and Chris Ward, will take part in a debate at Moniker Warehouse in the East Village.