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San Diego: Vote on citywide minimum wage hike likely to go forward

Nearly 2,700 people requested their signatures be removed from petitions seeking a referendum on San Diego’s pending minimum wage increase, a number that appears highly unlikely to leave referendum supporters short of the signatures they need to force a public vote.

Tiny Target store coming to South Park

Mega-retailer Target is hopping on the small-store bandwagon, and Monday announced plans to open its sixth TargetExpress store in South Park next July.

City of San Diego nearly nixes flag tradition in Hillcrest

An 11th-hour reprieve from the city will allow large American flags to wave and flap Monday throughout the commercial districts of Hillcrest like they have every Memorial Day for the last six decades.

Man robbed at gunpoint in Hillcrest

The man was walking on University Avenue near Richmond Street about 1:15 a.m. when a car pulled up and a passenger got out, San Diego police said.

The state of San Diego coffee

These days in San Diego, new cafés, new roasters and the rise of Nespresso, Keurig and other home brewing machines are making decent to excellent espresso a button push or quick bike ride away.

Why so many new indie eateries in SD?

Capitalizing on consumers’ growing preoccupation with all things food-related, local restaurateurs are opening new dining venues at a rate far outpacing what is occurring nationwide.

STD rise in San Diego County prompts search for answers

Sexually transmitted disease rates are rising faster in San Diego County than the nation as a whole, causing experts to speculate about whether it’s being caused by increased testing, or perhaps changing attitudes about safe sex.