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National City is a city in San Diego County, California. The population was 58,582 at the 2010 census, up from 54,260 at the 2000 census. National City is the second-oldest city in San Diego County.

National City Depot

National City Depot Transcontinental Railroad

Slow Travel: The National City Depot Transcontinental Railroad is a little boy’s (and even a big boy’s) paradise. Best of all, the depot has very caring volunteers from the San Diego Electric Railway Association who show kids their electric trains as well as memorabilia related to the history of this railroad. What’s the significance? This was once the first terminus of transcontinental […]

Pork Adobada and Pork Tamales

Grill House, National City

The Grill House, National City is a part of the wickedly good Mexican market, Big Ben, next door. You can get their warm take-out in the market, or sit down in this newly opened, clean and swank restaurant. It’s casual dining, where you go up to the counter to order. Prices are extremely reasonable and […]


Declining Enrollments In Three South Bay School Districts: What Does It Mean?

Declines in class sizes could be positive, especially when over 80% of students qualify as low-income or English-language-learners, but administrators are left constrained By Barbara Zaragoza While the decades-old stereotype may be that illegal aliens are fleeing over the border and saturating American schools, three districts in the South Bay are currently experiencing declining enrollments: […]

Rita Hayworth House

The NC and CV Historic Tour

Chula Vista has often been referred to as a “bedroom community” and–no–that doesn’t mean what it meant in the 1970’s. If swingers exist, in these sullen days of the 2010’s they seem to be sleeping, as the stereotype goes. National City is even more sleepy, a quintessential suburban stereotype. But I’ve driven through these streets […]

Machete in National Cit

Top 5 Dive Bars in the South Bay, San Diego

Tis the season to tipple a bit and there’s no better place to meet up with friends than a dive bar. Dive bars in the South Bay have a long history and with San Diego’s craft beer craze in full swing, these establishments cater to all your tastes. Here are my top five favorites: Ye […]

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