Part III in a series
By the East County Eaters
Week 3: Bleu Boheme (Kensington) and Cali Comfort (Spring Valley)
September 26, 2014 (San Diego’s East County)— For week three in our quest to bring you the most delightful and different happy hours across our inland region, we indulged in French cuisine and burgundy at Bleu Boheme, owned by a prominent San Diego retauranteur in Kensington. We also found fabulous half-price barbecue tri-tip and wings so hot they’re named for a local firefighters’ crew at Cali Comfort in Spring Valley, a sports bar and restaurant that has found the winning combination for hospitality.
April 25, 2014 (San Diego)--The Show will go on at the Ken Cinema.
Landmark Theaters had announced it would shut down the single-screen movie theater in Kensington on April 27, due to failure to negotiate a long-term lease with the property owners, the Berkun Trust. The theater is one of only about a thousand single-screen theaters left in the U.S., and only one of three remaining in San Diego County.
By Miriam Raftery
January 1, 2013 (San Diego)—“The Vietnamese community in San Diego is in need of a strong sense of identity in order to unite in the revitalization of our social and economic life,”Frank Vuong, president of the Little Saigon San Diego Foundation, writes.
He hopes to see the Vietnamese community become a cultural asset for our region by putting it on the map. So the Foundation has launched a petition to designate a Little Saigon District in San Diego’s Talmadge/Kensington area along El Cajon Boulevard between Euclid and Highland Avenues.
November 15, 2012 (San Diego) – Bleu Boheme, 4090 Adams Avenue, San Diego, will be serving dinner on Thanksgiving from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. The special prix fixe menu is $48.95 per person and $16.95 for the children’s menu.
November 3, 2012 (San Diego)—Kensington Community Church welcomes the Rev. Darryl Kistler as its new senior minister. For the past five years, the Rev. Kistler, 37, served as pastor of Community Congregational Church in Kalispell, Montana, where he tripled average attendance, led the congregation through a vision process, prioritized the church’s online presence and use of technology in worship, and created and led a multi-faith youth group.
September 13, 2012 (San Diego)—A driver, 68, veered off the road and struck a guard rail at Aldine Drive and Fairmount Avenue in Kensington on Tuesday night, September 11, sustaining serious injuries. He was transported to a hospital, where he later died.
Second Annual Outdoor Community Production Features a Candlelit Procession with Mary, Joseph and the Donkey and a Live Nativity Scene
pril 28, 2011 (Kensington) – A clerk refused to hand over cash to a suspect armed with a handgun last night at the New Money Express, 4202 El Cajon Blvd. in San Diego’s Kensington neighborhood east of the college area. The would-be robber, described as a black male juvenile age 15-17 with short curly black hair, showed the clerk a handgun in his waistband, according to Officer David Stafford with the San Diego Police.
December 8, 2010 (Kensington ) - Middle and high school students from San Diego’s Kensington Community Church (United Church of Christ) will present a traditional Mexican “Las Posadas” (“the inns” in Spanish) procession on Saturday, December 18 at 5:30 p.m.
The public is invited to follow by candlelight as Joseph, Mary and a donkey try to find lodging. A stable will feature live animals and the Nativity scene come to life.
November 4, 2010 (Kensington) -- The congregation of Kensington Community Church (KCC) United Church of Christ voted on October 10th to become an “open and affirming” church.
“Our church has had a long history of welcoming all,” says Debra Loomis, the chairwoman of KCC’s Open and Affirming committee. “Yet, the recent suicides of gay teens who were bullied made this vote especially timely. We must make our voices of love and affirmation heard over the shouts of bigotry and homophobia.”
July 3, 2010 (Kensington) -- A motorcyclist under the influence of alcohol crashed into a palm tree in the 4300 block of Aldine Drive at 11:05 this morning, San Diego Police Department reports. The D.U.I. driver, a man in his 40s, sustained a broken hip and was transported to a local trauma center. No further details are available at this time.
June 7, 2010 (San Diego) – San Diego Police have mounted a manhunt for a man who assaulted a 14-year-old girl this morning in Kensington. The girl was walking north on 41st Street near Monroe Avenue at 9:30 a.m. when a Hispanic man in his 30s with a goatee and a tattoo on his right forearm grabbed her, threw her to the ground and tried to rape her.