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As my commute often takes me along Interstate 5 between downtown San Diego and Chula Vista, I always pass two high rise buildings located to the east in National City. One is easily recognizable as a Holiday Inn and the other I could not place until recently when assisting one of our clients with their purchase. This building is the Bayview Tower condos.
Bayview Tower was originally called the Bay View Suites Hotel and was built in 1992. At the time, it largely catered to military personnel and staff from the Nassco shipyard due to the close proximity of facilities for both. They embarked on a conversion to condos starting in 2003 and completed in 2006. As the housing market took a downturn, they rented out the units. Read the rest of this entry »
Downtown San Diego is a thriving commercial and residential community. Activity can be seen and heard 24 hours per day and seven days a week. There is, however, one activity that keeps the residents up late at night. Trains blowing their horns as they cross through intersections.
This practice is done as a safety measure and has become an accepted inconvenience for those who live on or near the train tracks. In fact, some people find the horns soothing as it takes them back to their youth growing up in a mid-western town. The majority, however, would prefer to experience peace and quiet when they sleep through the night. The proposed “Quiet Zone” would help to realize this goal. Read the rest of this entry »
The 2009 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl pits the Utah Utes (9-3) from the Mountain West Conference versus the California Golden Bears (8-4) from the Pac-10 Conference. Kickoff is 5:00 PM on Wednesday, December 23 at Qualcomm Stadium in the heart of Mission Valley. This matchup should prove to be competitive. However, another battle occurs Monday, December 21 at Market and Fifth Avenue in the Gaslamp Quarter of downtown San Diego.
The “Battle of the Bands” has the marching bands from each school face off to decide, once and for all, who is best. The Utah Utes marching band will head east on Fifth Avenue and the California Golden Bears marching band will head west for a clash at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Market Street. 2009 bowl president Barbara Warden as quoted on the official bowl website states, “To stage a unique event like this in San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter truly is special.” She continues saying, Read the rest of this entry »